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Shavuot

Shavuot

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 3:28 pm

J-Wire wishes Chag Sameach to all its Jewish readers, We will be updating on Thursday evening…..

Shavuot: A message from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

Shavuot: A message from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 2:28 pm

Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull send a special greeting to the Jewish community for Shavuot. Read more

Shmooze, Sushi and a Show

Shmooze, Sushi and a Show

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 2:04 pm

In a bold move to host six functions in one venue on one day, the fund-raising appeals for 2017 JCA (Jewish Communal Appeal) were all held at Sydney’s Entertainment Quarter.

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The New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman in Sydney

The New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman in Sydney

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 1:29 pm

More than 500 people attended the New Israel Fund’s (NIF) evening with New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman at Sydney’s Emanuel Synagogue. Read more

Greek Deputy Foreign Minister visits Jewish Museum

Greek Deputy Foreign Minister visits Jewish Museum

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 1:01 pm

The Greek Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Terens Quick took the time out of his busy schedule on his first trip to Australia to visit the Sydney Jewish Museum. Read more

New Tel Aviv-Monash research centre for metabolic disorders

New Tel Aviv-Monash research centre for metabolic disorders

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 12:59 pm

A major research collaboration between the new Department of Diabetes at Monash University and the newly established Sagol Centre for Epigenetics of Metabolism and Aging at Tel Aviv Medical Centre has been announced in Israel. Read more

Glorifying terrorists

Glorifying terrorists

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 9:35 am

Israel’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs has demanded details about the UNSCO funding of a Palestinian Centre named in honour of Palestinian terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, who was involved in a massacre in which 37 civilians were murdered, 12 of them children.

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Keep NSW Safe

Keep NSW Safe

Monday, May 29, 2017 at 3:31 pm

A submission to the NSW Parliament by Keep NSW Safe is calling for a section to be inserted into the NSW  Crimes Act to cover instances of crimes involving racism, sexual preferences, law enforcement agencies and other categories. Read more

Moriah launches entrepreneurial scholarship to Israel

Moriah launches entrepreneurial scholarship to Israel

Monday, May 29, 2017 at 11:47 am

Sydney’s Moriah College has announced a new scholarship to inspire entrepreneurship and innovation among Year 11 students. Successful applicants will be awarded an all-expenses paid week-long trip to Israel to showcase leading Israeli start-ups and entrepreneurs. Read more

Triguboff funds new amphitheatre on Jerusalem’s Ammunition Hill

Triguboff funds new amphitheatre on Jerusalem’s Ammunition Hill

Monday, May 29, 2017 at 11:20 am

A cornerstone has been laid for a new Amphitheatre on the Ammunition Hill (Givat Ha’Tachmoshet) in Jerusalem commemorating the 50th Anniversary of one of the fiercest battles of the Six-Day War. Read more

Countdown to the long weekend and Limmud-Oz

Countdown to the long weekend and Limmud-Oz

Monday, May 29, 2017 at 11:18 am

Limmud-Oz Sydney, the Festival of Jewish Ideas, comes but once every two years . . . and this year’s must-see event is just days away. Read more

Norway demands Palestinians return funding for youth centre named after terrorist

Norway demands Palestinians return funding for youth centre named after terrorist

Monday, May 29, 2017 at 10:15 am

Acting immediately on a report by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), Norway demanded that the Palestinian Authority (PA) return Norwegian state funding for a women’s youth centre named after female Palestinian terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, who masterminded an attack that killed 37 Israelis. Read more

Project approved to build a cable car to the Western Wall

Project approved to build a cable car to the Western Wall

Monday, May 29, 2017 at 9:52 am

At a festive cabinet meeting held at the Western Wall in honour of the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem’s reunification, Israel’s government approved a tourism project to construct a cable car to the Western Wall. Read more

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Farewell to the NSW Maccabiah contingent…and 1997 remembered

Farewell to the NSW Maccabiah contingent…and 1997 remembered

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:07 pm

The countdown to the 2017 Maccabiah Games has really ramped up, with the first of three official farewells held for the 570-strong delegation held in Sydney on Sunday to farewell the New South Wales contingent. Read more

Bialik’s athletes meet the torch

Bialik’s athletes meet the torch

Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 2:15 pm

The custodian of the Maccabiah Games Torch, Alida Lipton has presented the torch to some of Melbourne’s Bialik College athletes who will be travelling to Israel for the 20th Maccabiah Games. Read more

Maccabiah swimmers bond in the pool

Maccabiah swimmers bond in the pool

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 11:17 pm

Fifty swimmers from around Australia came together for a long weekend of training, motivation and bonding in Noosa, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.  Read more

Plans to farewell the Maccabiah delegation

Plans to farewell the Maccabiah delegation

Friday, April 21, 2017 at 12:14 pm

Australia’s largest ever Maccabiah delegation will get the send-off they deserve before heading to Israel, with functions planned in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth in May and June. Read more

Features and Articles

Why I’m presenting at Limmud Oz 2017…writes Debbie Scholem

Why I’m presenting at Limmud Oz 2017…writes Debbie Scholem

There’s a huge looming issue in our Jewish homes, seldom discussed. It is how Jewish parents deal with their intermarried offspring. Read more

Locking into our collective long-term memory…writes Rabbi Chaim Ingram

Locking into our collective long-term memory…writes Rabbi Chaim Ingram

One of the symptoms of growing old is forgetting what you did yesterday – and remembering with stark clarity something you did fifty years ago! Read more

Feintooner

Feintooner

Feintooner turns his crayons to last year’s Iran deal…. Read more

Love is in the Air…with apologies to John Paul Young

Love is in the Air…with apologies to John Paul Young

So things are getting a little clearer after President Trump’s visit to the Middle East, a place by the way he apparently thinks does not include Israel…writes Ron Weiser. Read more

From Greeley, Colorado to Manchester, U.K.

From Greeley, Colorado to Manchester, U.K.

For those—like me—who’d never really given any thought to singer Ariana Grande before the terrorist atrocity at her concert in the British city of Manchester, it took a few minutes to figure out the correspondence between her audience and the target selection of suicide bomber Salman Abedi…writes Ben Cohen/JNS.org. Read more

Taking Trump seriously, but not literally, in the Middle East

Taking Trump seriously, but not literally, in the Middle East

In a seminal piece for The Atlantic last September, journalist Salena Zito explained a simple truth that most people hadn’t grasped about the man who was about to be elected the 45th president of the United States…writing Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS.org Read more

Why aren’t Muslim countries leading the charge on aid for the Palestinians?

Why aren’t Muslim countries leading the charge on aid for the Palestinians?

Why aren’t Muslim countries leading givers to the Palestinian cause? The question has renewed relevance upon a United Nations agency’s recent release of its list of donors…writes Ariel Ben Solomon/JNS.org. Read more

Farewell to Wagner and Hello to Kindertransport

Farewell to Wagner and Hello to Kindertransport

Annie Byron has been acting in Sydney since the early 1970s but this year will the first in which she will have performed in two productions with strong Jewish themes. Read more

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Jewish Care Signs MOU with Jewish Mediation Centre

Jewish Care Signs MOU with Jewish Mediation Centre

Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 12:16 pm

Jewish Care Victoria’s Individual and Family Support Service recently signed an MOU with the Jewish Mediation Centre, formalising the relationship between the two organisations. Read more

Drumming up community support at Jewish Care’s Annual Appeal Dinner

Drumming up community support at Jewish Care’s Annual Appeal Dinner

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 2:49 pm

Jewish Care Victoria has  hosted 400 supporters at its 2017 Annual Appeal Dinner. Read more

Shula meets New York City’s top cop

Shula meets New York City’s top cop

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 11:54 am

Shula Endrey-Walder attended the ‘Partners for Life’ dinner in support of Gift of Life the organisation she head is Australia where she met the New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill. Read more

Rabbi gets updated

Rabbi gets updated

Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 3:36 pm

Jewish chaplain for NSW Rabbi Mendel Kastel has spent three days on specialised training at the NSW Police Academy in Goulburn. Read more

Chabad ACT expands to new building

Chabad ACT expands to new building

Friday, May 19, 2017 at 2:15 pm

Chabad ACT is expanding into an additional building in Giralang, Canberra. Read more

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Moriah launches entrepreneurial scholarship to Israel

Moriah launches entrepreneurial scholarship to Israel

Sydney’s Moriah College has announced a new scholarship to inspire entrepreneurship and innovation among Year 11 students. Successful applicants will be awarded an all-expenses paid week-long trip to Israel to showcase leading Israeli start-ups and entrepreneurs. Read more

Bialik student wins trip to Israel for My Family Story project

Bialik student wins trip to Israel for My Family Story project

For the seventh consecutive year, a Bialik College student has won a trip to Israel to be a part of the annual My Family Story ceremony and exhibition at Beit Hatsufot – “The Museum of the Jewish People”. Read more

Fiddler on the Moriah roof

Fiddler on the Moriah roof

It’s one of the greatest and most loved musicals of all time, capturing the hearts and imagination of audiences around the world – and it’s coming back to Sydney’s Moriah College in 2018, for the first time in close to three decades. Read more

Bialik students receive VCE awards

Bialik students receive VCE awards

Four 2017 Premier’s Victorian Certificate of Education Awards have gone to Melbourne’s Bialik College students. Read more

Teenagers keen to explore Israel

Teenagers keen to explore Israel

There was a record attendance at last week’s Youth 2 Israel Information Night is Sydney for Year 10 students who are from non-Jewish day schools. Read more

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