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Menorah in Martin Place

Menorah in Martin Place

Friday, December 19, 2014 at 7:06 pm

The Chanukah celebration organised in Sydney’s Martin Place , the scene of this week;s siege, was cancelled in respect to this who lost their lives…but the giant menorah has been erected and carries a message to all Australians. Read more

Chanukah on air

Chanukah on air

Friday, December 19, 2014 at 6:50 pm

Melbourne Jewish radio station J-AIR will broadcast Chanukah festivities directly from Glen Eira Park on Sunday. Read more

NSW Multicultural Community Medals nominations now open

NSW Multicultural Community Medals nominations now open

Friday, December 19, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Nominations for the 2015 Premier’s Multicultural Community Medals are now open and tickets for the Premier’s Harmony Dinner are now on sale, Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello has announced today.  Read more

Peace in Martin Place

Peace in Martin Place

Friday, December 19, 2014 at 7:28 am

Rabbi Levi Wolff and Rabbi Zalman Kastel joined other religious leaders in Martin Place in an act of togetherness centering around Ken Johnson, the father of Tori Johnson who was brutally murdered during the Martin Place siege. Read more

Martin Place Chanukah cancelled

Martin Place Chanukah cancelled

Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 12:38 pm

For the first time in almost thirty years, a Menorah lighting ceremony in Sydney’s Martin Place planned for tonight will not take place. Read more

Dr Leibler I presume

Dr Leibler I presume

Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 10:05 am

Mark Leibler, the senior partner of Melbourne law firm of Arnold Bloch Leibler has been awarded the University of Melbourne’s highest honour, the degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa, conferred  by the Deputy Chancellor, Ross McPherson. Read more

Israeli Business Club launched in Sydney

Israeli Business Club launched in Sydney

Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 9:02 am

IBC Sydney was launched recently in Sydney….a business club rub and for Israelis resident in Australia. Read more

Australia opts out of Geneva conference

Australia opts out of Geneva conference

Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 8:12 am

Australia boycotted a conference in Switzerland discussing the Fourth Geneva Convention and the situation in the Palestinian territories due to concerns about the conference’s anti-Israel bias. Read more

Claims Conference visits Jewish Care

Claims Conference visits Jewish Care

Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 7:02 am

Senior Policy Analyst for the Claims Conference in New York, Dr Madeleine Tress has visited Melbourne meeting with Holocaust survivors and key community members. Read more

At the JNF wicket

At the JNF wicket

Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 5:41 am

Legendary South African Test cricketer was guest of honour at a recent JNF breakfast. Read more

Chanukah 2014

Chanukah 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Chanukah celebrations… Read more

A letter from Malcolm

A letter from Malcolm

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 3:16 pm

Federal member for Wentworth and Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull sends this message at the beginning of Chanukah and in the shadow of the Martin Place siege. Read more

International conference on violence and abuse

International conference on violence and abuse

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 2:47 pm

Board members of The Jewish Taskforce Against Family Violence, Inc represented Australia at the recent International Conference on “The Jewish Community Confronts Violence and Abuse” held in Jerusalem. Read more

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Islamic State – The Bogeyman Haunting The Lindt Chocolat Café

Islamic State – The Bogeyman Haunting The Lindt Chocolat Café

The joint press conference given by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on 16 December after the siege at the Lindt Chocolate café in Martin Place had finally ended – was particularly noteworthy for certain viewpoints expressed by Mr Abbott during that conference…writes David Singer. Read more

A former refugee speaks out

A former refugee speaks out

This week I had the opportunity of listening to Bassem Eid, a Palestinian Arab human rights activist reveal facts concerning UNRWA and the continuing scandal of its refugee policies. Read more

Life goes on…writes Emily Gian

Life goes on…writes Emily Gian

It is usually around this time of year that I write a piece summing up the year in Israel, filled with highs and lows, the difficulties and the triumphs. Read more

Is Israel’s system to blame?

Is Israel’s system to blame?

Many commentators have placed the blame for the seeming leadership paralysis in Israel on “the system”. Read more

The Wick…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie

The Wick…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie

One of the many lessons of the Chanukah lights can be derived from a law that the flames must burn through a wick. 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

Dec-21   5:30pm   SBS1-TV:   Otto Frank, Father Of Anne

Dec-21 5:30pm SBS1-TV: Otto Frank, Father Of Anne

In June 1945 Otto Frank, a survivor of Auschwitz, returned to Amsterdam. Read more

Dec-26   5:30pm   SBS1-TV:   Global Village – Cleaning Jerusalem

Dec-26 5:30pm SBS1-TV: Global Village – Cleaning Jerusalem

Jerusalem’s old town is at the heart of the conflict which opposes Israelis and Palestinians. Read more

Dec-29   5:30pm   SBS1-TV:   Global Village – Cleaning Jerusalem

Dec-29 5:30pm SBS1-TV: Global Village – Cleaning Jerusalem

 Jerusalem‟s old town is at the heart of the conflict which opposes Israelis and Palestinians.

A Holy City for the Jews, the Muslims and the Christians, each day it welcomes thousands of the faithful from the three monotheistic religions. Fortunately, day after day, the cleanliness of the city is maintained thanks to an army of rubbish collectors and street sweepers. With Silvio Rivier. (Part 2 of 2) (From France, in French, Arabic & Hebrew) (Documentary) G CC

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Jan-04   5:30pm   SBS2-TV:   I Was Hitler’s Jewish Neighbour

Jan-04 5:30pm SBS2-TV: I Was Hitler’s Jewish Neighbour

For 10 years, Edgar Feuchtwanger lived in a luxury apartment in Munich. Hitler lived across the street. Read more

Jan-08   1:20am   SBS1-TV:   Movie: Sarah’s Key

Jan-08 1:20am SBS1-TV: Movie: Sarah’s Key

In modern-day Paris, a journalist finds her life becoming entwined with a young girl whose family was torn apart during the notorious Vel’ d’Hiv roundup in 1942, where 10,000 Jews were kept in a winter velodrome before being sent off to the concentration camps. Read more

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The good oil

The good oil

The traditional art of olive making has been taught to young primary school children as they learn more about Chanukah. Read more

BJE Boys lay tefillin at the Kotel

BJE Boys lay tefillin at the Kotel

NSW Board of Jewish Education boys on a visit to Israel at the Kotel. Read more

Bible quiz winner fifth in her family to score

Bible quiz winner fifth in her family to score

The Zionist Federation of Australia’s  Federal Bible Quiz took place took place recently in Melbourne with the winner joining three siblings who have won  the prize and a fourth who was runner-up. Read more

Sydney student to represent Australia in the Hague

Sydney student to represent Australia in the Hague

For Emanuel School student, Daniel Hellig-Smith, rubbing shoulders with diplomats and policy makers will soon be par for the course.  Read more

Mount Scopus meets Mount Scopus

Mount Scopus meets Mount Scopus

Melbourne’s Mount Scopus College students are visiting Israel, with nearly 90% of Year 10 students choosing to participate in the College’s optional Ulpan programs. Read more

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New Board for JewishCare

New Board for JewishCare

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 9:02 am

Sydney’s JewishCare has elected a new Board at its AGM. Read more

Gifted teacher

Gifted teacher

Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 10:55 am

Rachelle Lever recently attended a Special Religious Education Celebration event held at Parliament House in Sydney, where she was one of 12 recipients of an award recognising their outstanding contribution for excellence, innovation and creativity in the way they deliver SRE to their students.  Read more

New website for Jewish Care

New website for Jewish Care

Friday, November 14, 2014 at 6:39 pm

Melbourne’s Jewish Care has launched a new web site, Read more

Budding artists – in their golden years

Budding artists – in their golden years

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 10:39 am

Thirteen residents at Sydney’s Montefiore Home in Randwick entered their artworks to Moriah College’s Artbeat ’14 artshow. Read more

Rabin remembered

Rabin remembered

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 4:04 am

More than 200 people attended an event honouring  the life and memory of the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Read more

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