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Sir John Monash statue unveiled

Sir John Monash statue unveiled

Monday, April 27, 2015 at 10:23 am

Founded in 1958, Melbourne’s Monash University has unveiled a life-sized statue of the man after whom it was named…Sir John Monash. Read more

Australian youth attends ANZAC Day in Jerusalem

Australian youth attends ANZAC Day in Jerusalem

Monday, April 27, 2015 at 9:59 am

Australian participants in Zionist Federation of Australia programs in Israel attended the ANZAC Day commemoration at Mount Scopus in Jerusalem.

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A Russian Shabbat

A Russian Shabbat

Monday, April 27, 2015 at 9:41 am

Over 75 people have participated in the very first communal Shabbat Dinner for Russian-speaking Jews in Melbourne called Subbotnik*. Read more

Sir John Monash Centre to be built in France

Sir John Monash Centre to be built in France

Monday, April 27, 2015 at 9:28 am

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot has unveiled the design of the Sir John Monash Centre at the Australian National Memorial in France. Read more

ANZAC Day in Jerusalem

ANZAC Day in Jerusalem

Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 6:00 pm

On Friday 24 April a large crowd of ex. pats. Australians and New Zealanders joined by visitors on UIA & JNF missions and diplomats, gathered at the Commonwealth War Cemetery on Mt. Scopus in Jerusalem, to honor the sacrifice and memory of ANZACS who gave their lives for their countries. Read more

Israel’s consul to NZ to lay a wreath on ANZAC Day

Israel’s consul to NZ to lay a wreath on ANZAC Day

Friday, April 24, 2015 at 3:12 pm

An ANZAC Civil Service will be held at the Auckland Domain on ANZAC Day. The service includes the laying of wreaths by diplomatic representatives. Read more

NZ ready to “reinvigorate the Middle East peace process”

NZ ready to “reinvigorate the Middle East peace process”

Friday, April 24, 2015 at 3:05 pm

New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key has addressed a Peace Summit in Istanbul declaring that New Zealand, a member of the UN Security Council “stands ready” to “reinvigorate the Middle East Peace Process. Read more

Yom Hazikaron: Malka Roth born Melbourne 1985, murdered Jerusalem 2001

Yom Hazikaron: Malka Roth born Melbourne 1985, murdered Jerusalem 2001

Friday, April 24, 2015 at 2:48 pm

On Yom Hazikaron, Arnold Roth reflects on Malki, his 15-year-old daughter who lost her life during a terrorist attack on a pizza restaurant in Jerusalem in 2002. Read more

Survivors to visit Bergen Belsen

Survivors to visit Bergen Belsen

Friday, April 24, 2015 at 8:31 am

More than 100 survivors of the Nazi camp Bergen-Belsen, children born at the post-war displaced persons (DP) camp Bergen-Belsen, as well as British liberators will travel to Lower Saxony, Germany on 26 April to mark the anniversary of the camp’s liberation 70 years ago. Read more

We have the will – find the way

We have the will – find the way

Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 1:08 pm

New Zealand’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations has delivered a speech to the General Assembly advocating a return to Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. Read more

Yom Hazikaron: Benjamin Netanyahu

Yom Hazikaron: Benjamin Netanyahu

Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 11:20 am

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke at Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl on Yom Hazikaron. Read more

Independence Day – A message from Benjamin Netanyahu

Independence Day – A message from Benjamin Netanyahu

Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 11:11 am

Israel’s Prime Minister sends a video message for Israel’s Independence Day. Read more

Yom Hazikaron: the President speaks

Yom Hazikaron: the President speaks

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 12:27 pm

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin has addressed the commemoration of Yom Hazikaron…Remembrance Day for the Fallen of Israel’s Wars and Victims of Terrorism. Read more

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Harmless gossip?…asks Rabbi Michoel Gourarie

Harmless gossip?…asks Rabbi Michoel Gourarie

In this week’s Torah Portion we learn about the transgression of gossip (Lashon Horah) which is considered a serious transgression. Read more

It’s a matter of timing…writes Michael Kuttner

It’s a matter of timing…writes Michael Kuttner

Life is full of surprises but some things are predictable and their timing can often determine whether the outcome is a success or a disaster. Read more

The Shtick’s Henry Greener talks with Major General Jeffrey Rosenfeld

The Shtick’s Henry Greener talks with Major General Jeffrey Rosenfeld

Major General Professor Jeffrey Rosenfeld AM, OBE, KStJ is a highly acclaimed neurosurgeon, senior military surgeon and is internationally recognised for his neurotrauma research and teaching. He talks with Henry Greener ahead of ANZAC Day. Read more

A Testament of Youth – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

A Testament of Youth – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

Timing is everything, in life and in art.

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The 67 who could not celebrate 67 years of Independence…writes Emily Gian

The 67 who could not celebrate 67 years of Independence…writes Emily Gian

One of my roles when I worked for the Zionist Council of Victoria was to put together the booklet for the Yom Hazikaron ceremony, which takes place every year the night before Yom Ha’atzmaut. Read more

Henry Greener talks to Erez Feinberg

Henry Greener talks to Erez Feinberg

Erez Feinberg is passionate about all things Israeli. He talks to The Shtick’s Henry Greener about the “I Am Israeli” Seminar, Yom Hazikaron and the Transition from sorrow to joy as Yom Ha’atzmaut is celebrated to mark 67 years of Independence. Read more

Independence Day: We have reason to rejoice…writes isi Leibler

Independence Day: We have reason to rejoice…writes isi Leibler

The Bible quotes Balaam describing the Jews as “a people that dwells alone and is not counted among the nations.” Read more

Ask the Rabbi: The Arab-Israeli conflict

Ask the Rabbi: The Arab-Israeli conflict

Rabbi Raymond Apple answers questions on the Arab-Israeli conflict. Read more

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Dec-10 for one year – Sydney:  Signs of Life

Dec-10 for one year – Sydney: Signs of Life

The Sydney Jewish Museum presents its collection of Family letters and postcards of the Holocaust

Apr-30   Sydney:   Brave Miss World

Apr-30 Sydney: Brave Miss World

A former Miss Israel features in a documentary telling the story of how she was abducted, stabbed and raped in Milan yet went on to be crowned Miss World six weeks later. Read more

May-04   1:00am   SBS1-TV:   Jews And Money

May-04 1:00am SBS1-TV: Jews And Money

A young Parisian Jew was kidnapped recently and held for ransom in the false assumption that his family had plenty of money. Read more

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Change of plans

Change of plans

The Australasian Union Of Jewish Students (AUJS) has announced a reengineering of its popular Aviv Israel program. Read more

The Shuk a great success

The Shuk a great success

The Zionist Federation of Australia’s Israel Program SHUK has met with  tremendous success in Sydney and Melbourne. Read more

Maccabi selections for  the JCC Games

Maccabi selections for the JCC Games

Maccabi Australia congratulates the following athletes on their selection to represent Australia at the upcoming JCC Games being held in Dallas and Miami in July this year. Read more

South Africa’s Chief Rabbi visits Moriah

South Africa’s Chief Rabbi visits Moriah

Rabbi Warren Goldstein, the South African rabbi behind the Shabbat Project, has visited Sydney’s Moriah College. Read more

Blood brothers – and sisters

Blood brothers – and sisters

A team of eight Moriah College Year 11 students has reached the International finals of a prestigious Future Problem Solving Competition.  Read more

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Yom Hazikaron in Sydney

Yom Hazikaron in Sydney

Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 2:47 pm

Over 300 attended Sydney’s Yom Hazikaron ceremony at the National Council Of Jewish Women. Read more

Out of School Hours program a success at OBK

Out of School Hours program a success at OBK

Monday, April 20, 2015 at 12:13 pm

Sydney’s Our Big Kitchen has played host to over 1,000 NSW students from Gosford to Wollongong. Read more

Starring role for Michaella

Starring role for Michaella

Friday, April 17, 2015 at 1:11 pm

Sydney student Michaella Edelstein will star as Rapunzel in the upcoming production of Into the Woods at the Zenith Theatre in Chatswood. Read more

A surprise OAM

A surprise OAM

Friday, April 17, 2015 at 7:14 am

Yvonne Shapiro of Sydney has been awarded an honorary Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM). Read more

Pesach postcards

Pesach postcards

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 6:05 am

As we prepare to commemorate the freedom of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt, Melbourne’s Jewish Care has turned its focus to freedom from another kind of enslavement – mental illness. Read more

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