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WJC President Lauder condemns Palestinian unity accord

WJC President Lauder condemns Palestinian unity accord

Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 12:37 pm

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder today condemned the reconciliation deal announced by Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas, which could lead to a unity government between the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, which is led by Mahmoud Abbas, and the Hamas government in Gaza. Read more

Government grant for NSW Jewish military history

Government grant for NSW Jewish military history

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 12:27 pm

The ANZAC Day service was held on Sunday at the War Memorial in Sydney ahead of the main commemoration to be held on Friday to allow jewish participants to march. Read more

In the month of March, 2004

In the month of March, 2004

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 6:00 pm

In March 2004, Michael Striegold tested for the Gift of Life, an organisation he had never heard, at a community function in San Francisco. In the same month 12,000 kms across the Pacific, Michael Faust is Sydney learned that he had an aggressive form of leukaemia for which was their no cure. The only hope for survival was finding a matching stem cell donor. Streigold gave Faust the Gift of Life and is in Sydney to attend Faust’s wedding. Read more

Danby calls Q&A “a setup”

Danby calls Q&A “a setup”

Monday, April 21, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Federal Labor MP Michael Danby  has lashed out at ABC-TV’s choice of panellists on tonight’s Q&A calling it a set-up. He has written to ABC Managing Director Mark Scott pointing out that once again the ABC  was presenting a panel whose members hold strong views on Israel and “the Jewish lobby” on a Jewish festival without a strong representation of opposing opinion. Read more

Golden Dawn in Australia

Golden Dawn in Australia

Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 3:35 pm

The NSW Greek community has expressed its concern in an statement issued by the Australian Hellenic Council [NSW]  following Channel 9′s Sixty Minutes program during which a member of the Greek far-right group Golden Dawn  admitted the party had established branches in Sydney and Melbourne. Read more

JCA: Campaign on its way

JCA: Campaign on its way

Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Sydney’s Jewish Communal Appeal has held its 2014 campaign launch event for hosts, key stakeholders and community leaders. Read more

Remembering Hungary

Remembering Hungary

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 6:18 pm

This year’s NSW Yom Hashoah ceremonies will honour the Jews of Hungary and other European centres who were deported in 1944. Read more

Watching YouTube

Watching YouTube

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 6:15 pm

The Online Hate Prevention Institute has launched a new initiative inviting the community members to register for access to an online system which will lodge complaints of hate content on YouTube. Read more

Pesach in Townsville

Pesach in Townsville

Monday, April 14, 2014 at 2:32 pm

An innocent game of  frisbee has brought Jake Altholz’s parents from the USA to the north Queensland city of Townsville where they will Seder tonight with members of the tiny local Jewish community. Jake was badly injured in a car accident last month and parents Reed and Elyse were at his bedside as he fought to recover from serious injury. Read more

No green light for hate speech

No green light for hate speech

Monday, April 14, 2014 at 11:56 am

The NSW Shadow Minister for Citizenship and Communities has said that Victor Dominello, the Liberal Minister for the portfolio, had “disappointed” the Harmony Dinner held in Sydney by failing tp speak out against the proposed moves by the Federal Liberal government to water down the Racial Discrimination Act. Read more

88% say “No” to changing the Race Discrimination Act

88% say “No” to changing the Race Discrimination Act

Monday, April 14, 2014 at 10:53 am

Today’s Nielsen poll showing 88% of respondents disagree with the contention that it should be lawful to offend, insult or humiliate a person on the basis of race is further evidence that changes to the Racial Discrimination Act are unwarranted and unwanted, said Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner, Tim Soutphommasane. Read more

Chag Sameach from the Prime Minister

Chag Sameach from the Prime Minister

Monday, April 14, 2014 at 10:45 am

Tony Abbott, the Prime Minister of Australia sends a Pesach message to J-Wire readers…. Read more

Overseas news alert – 3 killed in Jewish community centres in Kansas

Overseas news alert – 3 killed in Jewish community centres in Kansas

Monday, April 14, 2014 at 10:12 am

USA Today reports that at least three people are dead after a gunman went on a rampage at a Jewish Community Centre and retirement home in Kansas. As he was led away by police the alleged gunman yelled “Heil Hitler” Read more

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Features and Articles

 Incentives for Murdering Jews…writes Isi Leibler

 Incentives for Murdering Jews…writes Isi Leibler

It is a damning reflection on the civilized world that one rarely hears a word of condemnation of the criminal Palestinian society in which the murder of Jews is not only considered laudable, but has today effectively become a vehicle towards achieving upward social mobility, both socially and financially. Read more

Whose peace is it anyway?…asks Yosef Livne

Whose peace is it anyway?…asks Yosef Livne

The news about the agreement reached by the Fatah movement and Hamas adds a new obstacle in the already complex situation of the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians.
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Palestine – Abbas Unilaterally Resurrects Palestinian Authority…writes David Singer

Palestine – Abbas Unilaterally Resurrects Palestinian Authority…writes David Singer

Easter 2014 will be remembered as the time when PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas tried to resurrect the Palestinian Authority (PA) that he himself had declared dead and buried on 3 January 2013. Read more

Dayenu – Enough Already…writes Michael Kuttner

Dayenu – Enough Already…writes Michael Kuttner

One of the amazing characteristics inherent in the Israeli approach to life is the refusal to be cowed by threats, implied or overt, and to live life to the full at every opportunity. Read more

Jewish Leaders Down Under not intimidated…writes Isi Leibler

Jewish Leaders Down Under not intimidated…writes Isi Leibler

Former Australian Labor Party Foreign Minister, Bob Carr, has released a 500 page book titled “Diary of a Foreign Minister” depicting his activities in office from March 2012 to September 2013. It includes a vicious attack on the Jewish communal leadership, charging it with disproportionate influence on government. The criticism is reminiscent of the notorious Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer book on the Jewish lobby in America. Read more

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Apr-24   Sydney:    British intellectual looks at anti-Semitism and the far left

Apr-24 Sydney: British intellectual looks at anti-Semitism and the far left

An evening with the British writer and satirist Brendan O’Neill…. Read more

Apr-24   Melbourne:   Unanswered questions from the Holocaust

Apr-24 Melbourne: Unanswered questions from the Holocaust

Dr David Silberklang, a senior historian at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, presents a lecture at the Jewish Holocaust Centre. Read more

Apr-24   1:50am   SBS1-TV:   Film: Ajami

Apr-24 1:50am SBS1-TV: Film: Ajami

This Cannes award winner and Oscar-nominated film presents life in the impoverished and dangerous neighbourhood of Ajami where Jews, Christians and Muslims live and work together on a knife’s edge of religious tension. Read more

Apr-24   8:30pm   SBS1-TV:   Jerusalem On A Plate

Apr-24 8:30pm SBS1-TV: Jerusalem On A Plate

Internationally renowned chef Yotam Ottolenghi returns to his hometown of Jerusalem to discover the hidden treasures of its extraordinarily rich and diverse food culture. Read more

Apr-26   2:15pm   SBS1-TV:   Barenboim On Beethoven

Apr-26 2:15pm SBS1-TV: Barenboim On Beethoven

Over the last three summers, conductor Daniel Barenboim and his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra have been performing all nine Beethoven symphonies across the world. Read more

Apr-27   2:50am   SBS1-TV:   Death Camp Treblinka

Apr-27 2:50am SBS1-TV: Death Camp Treblinka

The dark heart of the Nazi holocaust, Treblinka was an extermination camp where over 800,000 Polish Jews perished from 1942. Read more

Apr-27   1:00am   SBS2-TV:   Film: Wild

Apr-27 1:00am SBS2-TV: Film: Wild

Seventeen-year-old Wild, an anarchist raised by his grandmother, has one year to experience sexual maturity before joining the Israeli military. Read more

Apr-27   Auckland:   Holocaust memorial service

Apr-27 Auckland: Holocaust memorial service

A special Holocaust Memorial service to which the entire Auckland community is invited… Read more

Apr-29   Perth:   Klezmer workshop

Apr-29 Perth: Klezmer workshop

Melbourne musician Ernie Gruner will be leading Klezmer workshops at Fremantle’s MosArts. Read more

Apr-30   7:30pm   SBS1-TV:   Pilgrimage With Simon Reeve

Apr-30 7:30pm SBS1-TV: Pilgrimage With Simon Reeve

Simon begins the final leg of his pilgrimage journey in Istanbul, Turkey, gateway to the east. Read more

May-04   Melbourne:    Yom Hazikaron

May-04 Melbourne: Yom Hazikaron

Israel’s Remembrance Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terror – Yom Hazikaron – is commemorated on the eve of Yom Ha’atzmaut – Independence Day. Read more

May-04   Auckland:   Yom HaZikaron

May-04 Auckland: Yom HaZikaron

Auckland remembers Israel’s fallen… Read more

May-05   Melbourne:   Yom Ha’azmaut

May-05 Melbourne: Yom Ha’azmaut

The festive concert will feature a selection of familiar and contemporary Israeli music performed by local artists and headlined by internationally recognised Israeli-Australian artist, Lior. Read more

May-05   1:35am   SBS1-TV:   Movie: The Matchmaker

May-05 1:35am SBS1-TV: Movie: The Matchmaker

During the summer of 1968, young Arik Burstein goes to work for a matchmaker who has survived the Holocaust. Read more

May-08   1:00am   SBS2-TV:   Movie: Sweet Mud

May-08 1:00am SBS2-TV: Movie: Sweet Mud

Set in Israel in the mid-seventies, 12-year-old Dvir Avni navigates between the equality values of his kibbutz and his relationship with his mentally unstable mother. Read more

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Bialik shines

Bialik shines

Three Year 10 students from Bialik College joined a select group of Year 10s from across Melbourne last month when they were inducted into the Monash University Scholars program. Read more

Say “No” to bullying

Say “No” to bullying

Sydney’s Emanuel School has marked the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence with a number of activities. Read more

Holocaust studies for Years 5 and 6

Holocaust studies for Years 5 and 6

Guest presenters are talking to children about their personal experiences in the Holocaust to give the children a better understanding of this period in Jewish history.  Read more

Students meet Vietnam veterans

Students meet Vietnam veterans

Kesser Torah College Boys and Girls High School students in Year  10 welcomed Vin and Nancy Cosgrove from the Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia to their Sydney campus last week. Read more

Students in training

Students in training

Over 70 members of the Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS) have met in Sydney for Basic Training, the annual four-day territory training conference. Read more

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Learning Hebrew

Learning Hebrew

Friday, April 4, 2014 at 6:43 am

BJE’s popular adult Hebrew classes, taught by Sarah Friend, emphasise the development of modern Hebrew speaking skills to help those wishing to communicate with family in Israel, help their children with Hebrew, appreciate Jewish culture, provide easier access to Israeli media information and literature or, simply, improve their knowledge of the language. Read more

Calling for volunteers to help grow Limmud-Oz!

Calling for volunteers to help grow Limmud-Oz!

Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 7:21 am

Calling for volunteers to help grow Limmud-Oz in Sydney! Read more

Shalom Institute to present documentary on contemporary  slavery

Shalom Institute to present documentary on contemporary slavery

Monday, March 17, 2014 at 5:02 am

Sydney’s Shalom Institute is to present the inaugural Australian screening of the human trafficking documentary film Not My Life. Read more

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

Friday, March 14, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Jewish Care’s Active Living Centre clients has marked International Women’s Day. Read more

J-Wire Been and Scene: Opening of the Anne Frank Exhibition

J-Wire Been and Scene: Opening of the Anne Frank Exhibition

Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 7:28 am

Click read more to see images of guests taken at the Anne Frank preview and official opening at the Sydney Jewish Museum….  Read more

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