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World Jewish Congress condemns Barcelona attack

World Jewish Congress condemns Barcelona attack

Friday, August 18, 2017 at 9:01 am

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has condemned the attack in Barcelona which claimed the lives of a reported 13 people on Thursday, after a van drove into pedestrians in the crowded Las Ramblas district. Read more

Charidy to implement community fundraising calendar

Charidy to implement community fundraising calendar

Friday, August 18, 2017 at 8:37 am

Charidy, the latest fundraising program to hit Australia, is working to create a transparent calendar of Charidy fundraising dates within Melbourne’s Jewish community. Read more

Top Israeli strategic analyst Dr Eran Lerman visits Australia

Top Israeli strategic analyst Dr Eran Lerman visits Australia

Friday, August 18, 2017 at 8:07 am

Far from being isolated on the world stage, Israel has enjoyed an unprecedented string of major diplomatic successes  in 2017, according to top Israeli strategic analyst Dr Eran Lerman. Read more

Kiwi video on Israel goes viral

Kiwi video on Israel goes viral

Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 2:16 pm

The Auckland-based star of a video entitled “I am a Zionist”, which has been viewed by more than seven hundred thousand people on social media, has admitted she is surprised by the reach. Read more

El Al and Qantas codeshare routes

El Al and Qantas codeshare routes

Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 1:12 pm

El Al and Qantas  have announced their codeshare agreement at the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce tourism lunch. Read more

Swiss government denounces anti-Semitism after outrage over hotel sign

Swiss government denounces anti-Semitism after outrage over hotel sign

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 11:06 pm

The government of Switzerland denounced anti-Semitism in a message to Israel following outrage over sign at a Swiss hotel stating that Jewish guests must shower before entering its pool. Read more

Australian neo-Nazis plaster posters at Melbourne schools

Australian neo-Nazis plaster posters at Melbourne schools

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 4:00 pm

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) has strongly condemned the vile racist and antisemitic posters plastered across two of Melbourne’s leading schools. Read more

Rabbi Kluwgant resigns from Adass

Rabbi Kluwgant resigns from Adass

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 3:24 pm

The on-off appointment of Rabbi Meir Kluwgant as principal of Melbourne’s Adass Israel school is over. Read more

New Zealand’s Holocaust Centre marks 10th anniversary

New Zealand’s Holocaust Centre marks 10th anniversary

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 2:30 pm

A milestone in New Zealand Holocaust education was celebrated recently with a dinner hosted by the country’s Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy at the capital’s Government House. Read more

Comforting words for Jewish students at the University of Virginia

Comforting words for Jewish students at the University of Virginia

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 12:53 am

Chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency for Israel Natan Sharansky has spoken out following the weekend’s neo-Nazi events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Read more

ECAJ appalled by criticism of Michael Kirby

ECAJ appalled by criticism of Michael Kirby

Monday, August 14, 2017 at 2:48 pm

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has strongly defended former High Court judge Michael Kirby against criticisms made by the head of another Jewish organisation, the Anti-Defamation Commission, alleging that Michael Kirby had made “inappropriate analogies” between the situation of LGBTIQ people in contemporary Australia and Jews in Nazi Germany. Read more

WJC condemns Neo-Nazi demonstrations

WJC condemns Neo-Nazi demonstrations

Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 1:23 pm

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has harshly condemned the violent Neo-Nazi demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia which left dozens wounded and one dead. Read more

On the other hand…writes Michael Kuttner

On the other hand…writes Michael Kuttner

Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 5:13 pm

From outer space to back on earth Israel’s achievements keep coming… Read more

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A surprise award for Matt

A surprise award for Matt

Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 10:53 am

Sydneysider Matt Levy has been named the best male athlete among the world’s Jewish athletes competing in the 20th Maccabiah Games. Read more

A great result for Maccabiah cyclists

A great result for Maccabiah cyclists

Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 2:53 pm

Cycling captain Sean Bloch beamed that he ‘couldn’t have asked for a better result’ after his amazing team picked up four more medals at the 20th Maccabiah Friday’s road race, backing up their fine time trial results. Read more

Maccabiah proves an opportunity for Jordi Swibel

Maccabiah proves an opportunity for Jordi Swibel

Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 2:06 pm

To Jordi Swibel, football is life. The young Sydneysider trains daily, sometimes twice, in the hope of one day making the world game his career – and thanks to the Maccabiah Games, he has a big opportunity to do so. Read more

Barak’s big day – Paralympian finally breaks through for a medal at fourth Maccabiah.

Barak’s big day – Paralympian finally breaks through for a medal at fourth Maccabiah.

Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 11:01 am

It has been four Maccabiah Games without medal success and four long years for table tennis star Barak Mizrachi in search of redemption from an opportunity missed last time here. Read more

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Kindertransport – a theatre review by David Kary

Kindertransport – a theatre review by David Kary

We need to step outside of ourselves and into the ‘shoes’ of another human being to truly understand and accept them. Read more

On the other hand…writes Michael Kuttner

On the other hand…writes Michael Kuttner

This week’s examples illustrate how Israel continues to lead the world in so many ways. Read more

Let’s talk about sex: the aftermath of Charlottesville

Let’s talk about sex: the aftermath of Charlottesville

The scene is Paris in the late 19th century. At a glittering ball, a handful of eligible gentilhommes eagerly circled the charming Comtesse de La Rochefoucauld—something of an Ivanka Trump in her day—in the hope of being granted a dance…writes Ben Cohen/JNS.org. Read more

Do it Today…writes Rabbi Michael Gourarie

Do it Today…writes Rabbi Michael Gourarie

One of the secrets of success is to respond quickly to a project or a task as soon as it comes our way. Read more

If not now, then when?…asks Michael Kuttner

If not now, then when?…asks Michael Kuttner

There have been many instances in history when appeasement instead of action has resulted in carnage and catastrophe. Read more

Accelerating chaos within the American Jewish community…writes Isi Leibler

Accelerating chaos within the American Jewish community…writes Isi Leibler

The chaos enveloping American Jewry since the election of President Donald Trump—which many predicted would be merely a passing phenomenon—has in fact increased exponentially over the past few months. Read more

Do Jews and Christians worship the same God?

Do Jews and Christians worship the same God?

This and other questions are answered by Rabbi Raymond Apple. Read more

As Israel faces growing threat from enemy drones, science fiction comes to life

As Israel faces growing threat from enemy drones, science fiction comes to life

A quadcopter from the Gaza Strip landed in southern Israel earlier this month, and the IDF released a short message, saying a unit had arrived to take it away for checks….writes Yaakov Lappin/JNS.org. Read more

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Get paid to learn Judaism

Get paid to learn Judaism

Friday, August 18, 2017 at 9:22 am

An American philanthropist in America is generously donating funds to help university students connect with Judaism giving a $350 stipend to any student that completes a tailor-made eight session course on the fundamentals of Judaism. Read more

They risked their lives

They risked their lives

Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 2:02 pm

The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Sydney, the Australian Society of Polish Jews and their Descendants and the Society of Polish Culture in Victoria have hosted an exhibition entitled “They risked their lives- Poles who saved Jews during the Holocaust”, Read more

Sydney Jewish Writers Festival Opening Night

Sydney Jewish Writers Festival Opening Night

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 6:23 pm

Shalom has announced the official opening for the Sydney Jewish Writers Festival  next weekend. Read more

Aug-17   Sydney:   Living with low vision

Aug-17 Sydney: Living with low vision

Friday, August 11, 2017 at 3:08 pm

The Australian Friends of the Hebrew University host a special talk… Read more

Waverley Liberals for next month’s local elections

Waverley Liberals for next month’s local elections

Friday, August 11, 2017 at 1:29 pm

With six sitting Liberals recontesting the September election and six new candidates with great ideas and energy, the Liberals believe they bring a quality team of experience and enthusiasm. Read more

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Israeli year 10 students from the Arava visit Australia

Israeli year 10 students from the Arava visit Australia

Twelve Israeli students from the Acacia School in the small desert community in the Arava region arrived in Melbourne for a ten day visit as part of the Jewish Agency for Israel’s Partnership 2GETHER (P2G) program. Read more

Israeli teenager shares life saving research with Emanuel School students

Israeli teenager shares life saving research with Emanuel School students

Israeli teenager, Sarit Sternberg, visited Emanuel School to speak to the Year 11 students about her breakthrough scientific research whilst participating in the Alpha Program for Gifted Students at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Read more

ZFA to send 160 young Australians to Israel

ZFA to send 160 young Australians to Israel

160 young Jewish adults have left Australia on the Taglit-Birthright Israel visionary program that provides a gift of a 10-day educational tour of Israel, Read more

Saying yes to Yesh

Saying yes to Yesh

The Zionist Council of NSW will farewell a group of 20 students heading to Israel to participate in the 2017 Yesh! Israel program next week. Read more

Junior Maccabi Carnival for Melbourne

Junior Maccabi Carnival for Melbourne

The 36th Maccabi Junior Carnival to be held in Melbourne, January 14-21, 2018 has launched across Australia. Read more

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