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Netanyahu to Macron in Paris

Netanyahu to Macron in Paris

Monday, December 11, 2017 at 3:41 pm

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has spoken at a joint press conference in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron. Read more

Israel tourism up 24% in November

Israel tourism up 24% in November

Monday, December 11, 2017 at 3:25 pm

According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, 355,900 tourist entries were recorded in November 2017, about 24% more than November 2016. Read more

World Jewish Congress condemns firebomb attack on Swedish synagogue

World Jewish Congress condemns firebomb attack on Swedish synagogue

Monday, December 11, 2017 at 3:18 pm

The World Jewish Congress has expressed extreme concern after a gang of masked men hurled firebombs at a synagogue in the Swedish city of Gothenburg on Saturday night.  “Anti-Semitic violence will never be tolerated; we call on all European governments to make this message infinitely clear and enforced,” said WJC CEO Robert Singer. Read more

Preschoolers share Chanukah with Aged Care residents

Preschoolers share Chanukah with Aged Care residents

Monday, December 11, 2017 at 3:08 pm

There were around 80 or so odd years and a lifetime of experience between them, but laughter and song easily bridged the generation gap when pre-schoolers visited the residents of BUPA Aged Care in Sydney’s St Ives.  Read more

Jewish Care Celebrates Excellence at 2017 Staff & Volunteer Awards

Jewish Care Celebrates Excellence at 2017 Staff & Volunteer Awards

Monday, December 11, 2017 at 2:59 pm

Melbourne’s Jewish Care Victoria have presented their Staff and Volunteer Service & Excellence Awards. Read more

Maccabi Victoria welcomes marriage equality

Maccabi Victoria welcomes marriage equality

Monday, December 11, 2017 at 2:44 pm

Maccabi Victoria president Brian Swersky has stressed that all members of all sexual persuasions are welcome at all the organisation’s clubs. Read more

Europe violently protests Jerusalem changes as Netanyahu visits the continent

Europe violently protests Jerusalem changes as Netanyahu visits the continent

Monday, December 11, 2017 at 11:59 am

Anti-Israel and anti-Semitic demonstrations pervaded Europe this weekend as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the continent days after the Trump administration’s Dec. 6 recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Read more

Polish Jewish cemetery being excavated to become a parking lot

Polish Jewish cemetery being excavated to become a parking lot

Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 10:13 pm

The World Jewish Congress is urging the Polish authorities to put an immediate stop to the excavation of an old Jewish cemetery in eastern Poland being dug up for the construction of an electrical substation and parking lot. Read more

Ambassador Nikki Haley tells United Nations why Trump named Jerusalem Israel’s capital

Ambassador Nikki Haley tells United Nations why Trump named Jerusalem Israel’s capital

Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 9:57 pm

The USA ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley tells the Security Council why President Trump declared Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. A video presentation.
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Sir Frank Lowy

Sir Frank Lowy

Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 9:46 pm

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth has knighted the Sydney-based co-founder of the Westfield Shopping Centre conglomerate Frank Lowy at Windsor Castle. Read more

Thank you Peter Dutton

Thank you Peter Dutton

Friday, December 8, 2017 at 2:28 pm

Despite the shocking situation on Manus Island, Peter Dutton, Minister for Immigration and Border Control, has given clearance for the Music for Refugees organisation to send three cartons of music instruments to the detainees at Nauru. Read more

Millie Phillips donates US$15 milllion to the Tel Aviv University

Millie Phillips donates US$15 milllion to the Tel Aviv University

Friday, December 8, 2017 at 2:09 pm

In a significant boost to its US$1 billion Global Capital Campaign, Tel Aviv University is naming its Student City student housing complex in honor of Sydney’s Millie Phillips. Read more

World Jewish Congress condemns vandalism of Amsterdam kosher restaurant

World Jewish Congress condemns vandalism of Amsterdam kosher restaurant

Friday, December 8, 2017 at 1:55 pm

The World Jewish Congress on Wednesday condemned the vandalism attack carried out against a kosher restaurant in Amsterdam and said it stood behind the Jewish community in the Netherlands in fighting all forms of anti-Semitism. Read more

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Maccabi Victoria welcomes marriage equality

Maccabi Victoria welcomes marriage equality

Monday, December 11, 2017 at 2:44 pm

Maccabi Victoria president Brian Swersky has stressed that all members of all sexual persuasions are welcome at all the organisation’s clubs. Read more

Rugby fever breaks out at Israeli school

Rugby fever breaks out at Israeli school

Friday, December 8, 2017 at 8:51 am

The Waldorf Rimon Junior High and High School in Pardes Hanna was recently the scene of a touch rugby carnival. Read more

Jessica Fox Athlete of the Year

Jessica Fox Athlete of the Year

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 12:27 pm

Two-time Olympian Jessica Fox has been named Athlete of the Year at the Inaugural NSW Champions of Sport awards ceremony.  Read more

Maccabi in Champion of Champions grand final

Maccabi in Champion of Champions grand final

Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 3:08 pm

A  Maccabi Hakoah Football Club team is looking to create local Jewish football history this weekend when it aims to capture the Football NSW’s Under 21 Champion of Champions title this Sunday at Sydney’s Valentines Park. Read more

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Feintooner

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This week’s cartoon: Hypocrisy Read more

Chanukah lights fulfil a double purpose

Chanukah lights fulfil a double purpose

Rabbi Raymond Apple explains…. Read more

Melbourne Jewish Comedy Festival

Melbourne Jewish Comedy Festival

Melbourne Jewish Comedy Festival’s first night of Chutzpah at Kadimah Hall saw a line up of comedic talent take to the stage with MC’s Justine Sless and Newton Gatoff introducing Josh Glanc, Marilyn Tofler, Jem Robin, Damien Vosk and Rebecca Harcourt who each had a shtick goin’ on… Read more

Religious Liberals: On the Way Down?…asks Bill Rubinstein

Religious Liberals: On the Way Down?…asks Bill Rubinstein

A recent report in the Australian Jewish News (“Rabbis Urge Compassion,” 24 November) concerned  a meeting of the Council of Progressive Rabbis and the Council of Masorti Rabbis in Australia. Read more

In decades-long AMIA Jewish center affair, the truth will come out

In decades-long AMIA Jewish center affair, the truth will come out

Like so many pins in a bowling alley, the treacherous former Argentine leaders who signed a secret pact exonerating Iran of its responsibility for the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires are, finally, collapsing under the rolling weight of judicial scrutiny…writes Ben Cohen/JNS.org. Read more

Leader of Israel’s Left slants right amid a changing political map

Leader of Israel’s Left slants right amid a changing political map

Avi Gabbay, a leader of Israel’s political left and presumably one of the top challengers to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a future election, has surprised the Israeli public with what many consider right-wing rhetoric…writes Ariel Ben Solomon/JNS.org. Read more

Media falsely discredit Trump as he confronts UN on Jerusalem

Media falsely discredit Trump as he confronts UN on Jerusalem

The media has discredited President Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital – falsely claiming the President has reversed nearly seven decades of American foreign policy…writes David Singer. Read more

Analysing Jerusalem

Analysing Jerusalem

President Trump’s declaration and recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is undeniably a major symbolic milestone and one that is to be welcomed and applauded…writes Ron Weiser. Read more

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You can ask me anything

You can ask me anything

Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 3:08 pm

Some topics of conversation are off limits…right?   Not in this video. Read more

Kangarusski gives back

Kangarusski gives back

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 10:12 am

Kangarusski organised fifty volunteers to meet at Sydney’s Our Big Kitchen to prepare food to deliver to people in need. Read more

Winners of Chamber Music to perform at The Great

Winners of Chamber Music to perform at The Great

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 1:20 am

After sell out performances at East Melbourne Hebrew Congregation, Affinity Collective celebrates Jewish and Czech music at Sydney’s The Great Synagogue. Read more

Westpac banking on OBK

Westpac banking on OBK

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 3:25 pm

Westpac has made a grant to further OBK’s work in the community. Read more

Yad L’Ezra iVolunteer Dinner in Melbourne

Yad L’Ezra iVolunteer Dinner in Melbourne

Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 8:17 pm

Over 100 girls of Beth Rivkah High School of Melbourne volunteer weekly as part of Yad L’Ezra iVolunteer were honoured at their annual dinner.  Read more

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Moriah wins a tank

Moriah wins a tank

Sydney’s Moriah Primary School Student Voice representatives entered the Waverley Municipal Council Green Sparks competition and won $500 towards a rainwater tank for our garden.  Read more

KTC wins National Bible Quiz 2017

KTC wins National Bible Quiz 2017

Sydney’s Kesser Torah College istudents Chaim Ber Hirschowitz and Yehuda Eisenberg, who took out first and second places respectively in the finals of the National Bible Quiz for 2017.

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Israeli Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi visits Yeshivah

Israeli Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi visits Yeshivah

Yeshivah – Beth Rivkah Colleges has hosted the current Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau in Melbourne. Read more

Diller Teen Fellows enter the Shark Tank

Diller Teen Fellows enter the Shark Tank

Australian graduates of the Diller Teen Fellows program recently presented their final impact projects ‘Shark Tank Style’ to a panel of professionals. Read more

Herzl headlines this month

Herzl headlines this month

Herzl – The Dream That Came True, is a one man show performed by well-known Israeli actor Amichai Pardo of the renowned Israeli Orna Porat Children’s Theatre. Read more

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