Kesser Torah shines at indoor soccer

September 30, 2009 by  

KTC BHS has again proven it is a sporting powerhouse in indoor soccer by gaining first place in the CSSA Indoor Soccer competition for 2009. Read more

Drinking worries for Simchat Torah

September 30, 2009 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria has made a plea to the community to moderate alcohol intake on Simchat Torah. Read more

JNF Australia shocked at palm tree destruction

September 30, 2009 by  

In what appears to be a pre-Succoth hunt for palm leaves, dozens of palm trees have been destroyed in Israel. Read more

Football Australia says “no snub”…but watch this space

September 28, 2009 by  

FIFA’s plans to display the soccer World Cup trophy on its world-wide journey to South Africa next year do not include Australia…for the moment. Read more

School Holocaust project re-unites liberated with liberators

September 27, 2009 by  

Sydneysider Lexie Keston came face to face with her past through a Holocaust project set by a schoolteacher in the tiny town of Hudson Falls in New York State. Read more

New ambassador receives major award

September 27, 2009 by  

Jeff Bleich, the incoming U.S. Ambassador to Australia, has received the Anti-Defamation League’s Distinguished Jurisprudence Award. Read more

Sydney woman runner up in AFL Football Women of the Year Award

September 25, 2009 by  

She brought a combined Israeli-Palestinian team to compete in the 2008 AFL International Cup…and this week Tanya Oziel was named   runner-up in the 2009 AFL Football Women of the Year Awards. Read more

NSW Parliament passes motion on Gilad Shalit

September 25, 2009 by  

Chris Hartcher, the Liberal member  for Terrigal in the NSW State Parliament,  has condemned Hamas for the treatment of Gilad Shilat, an Israeli soldier held captive by Hamas for more than three years. Read the text from yesterday’s parliamentary session below: Read more

ECAJ praises government

September 25, 2009 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has written to the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Stephen Smith, commending the government for its walkout of the UN General Assembly during Iranian President Ahmadinejad’s anti-Semitic tirade. Read more

But wait…there’s more

September 24, 2009 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has sent Channel 9 further evidence of perceived flawed reporting in the 60 Minutes program on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Read more

Israeli jockey riding winners in Perth

September 23, 2009 by  

Talia Maor fell in love with horses on the kibbutz on which she was born…and has travelled a long road to become a city jockey riding in Perth. Read more

ECAJ invites “60 Minutes” reporter to lunch

September 23, 2009 by  

Following numerous complaints about Sunday night’s “60 Minutes” program on the Israeli-Palestinan conflict, the ECAJ has invited the segment’s reporter to a Q & A lunch. Read more

Holocaust Centre deals with Uni Nazi Oktoberfest party

September 22, 2009 by  

The Holocaust Centre in Wellington has offered to transport a special exhibition together with a survivor to Christchurch’s Lincoln University where students held a party trivialising the Shoah. Read more

Shabbat at the Monte

September 21, 2009 by  

Montefiore Residents and Moriah children welcome Shabbat together

Every Friday morning, the children from Moriah College Preschool visit Montefiore at Randwick for Kabbalat Shabbat with the Residents. Read more

Nazi Party in NZ on First Night Rosh Hashana

September 21, 2009 by  

As Christchurch’s small Jewish community settled in for Rosh Hashana/Shabbat dinner on Friday night, Lincoln University students were holding a party on the campus replicating Nazi Germany. Read more

Sydney’s Hunter’s Hill Montefiore gets top accreditation

September 20, 2009 by  

The outcome of Montefiore Hunters Hill’s Government accreditation audit validates our vision “to be the leader in the field of aged care.” Read more

Danby slams the Goldstone report

September 18, 2009 by  

Labour Federal MP Michael Danby lashed out yesterday in Federal Parliament at the Goldstone Commission’s report on the Gaza War. Read his speech below…. Read more

Laurie Ferguson acknowledges Jewish Australia

September 18, 2009 by  

Laurie Ferguson, the Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural Affairs has acknowledged Jewish Australia in a special message for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Read more

Hakoah: No premises…but renew your membership!

September 18, 2009 by  

Phil Filler, president of Sydney’s Hakoah Club has told club members to renew their membership…despite there being no physical club premises. Read more

Kyle back on air on Oct-07…may still visit the Jewish Museum

September 18, 2009 by  

2Day-FM told J-Wire today that the invitation to Kyle Sandilands for an escorted tour of the Holocaust section of Sydney’s Jewish Museum is still on the cards Read more

Dame Edna returns to Broadway

September 18, 2009 by  

Dame Edna Everage. Australia’s most famous and partly Jewish housewife, returns to Broadway in March next year. Read more

62-yr-old grandmother of 9 loves her triathlons

September 17, 2009 by  

There is ordinary, extraordinary and then there is Anne Besser. Read more

Kesser Torah Year K learns the Aleph Beit

September 16, 2009 by  

Sydney’s Kesser Torah school recently held a party to celebrate Year K completing its Aleph Beis Siyum  learning program. Read more

Kesser Torah mother and daughter evening

September 16, 2009 by  

Sydney’s Kesser Torah Annual Mother & Daughter Dinner was a huge success. Read more

Old team becomes the new team @ j-junction

September 16, 2009 by  

j-junction, the specialist Jewish introduction agency, welcomes Michelle Lewis as its new general manager…and the return of Christina Gold to j-junction as PR and community liaison manager. Read more

Michael Danby’s words of praise for Genia Janover

September 16, 2009 by  

Genia Janover retired last year as Principal of Melbourne’s Bialik College. This week, Federal MP Michael Danby sang her praises in Parliament. Read more

Farewell Julia….

September 16, 2009 by  

Julia Irwin has retired from Federal politics. She boycotted Prime Minister Rudds’s speech marking Israel’s anniversary. Paul Howes, National Secretary of the Australian Workers’ Union, has these farewell words…

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SBS bans “Palestinian lands” and “disputed territories”

September 16, 2009 by  

Ethnic broadcaster SBS has instructed its journalists not to use the terms “Palestinian lands” or “disputed territories” in matters relating to the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Read more

Special Rosh Hashana prayers – for the Western Bulldogs

September 16, 2009 by  

As his beloved Western Bulldogs prepare to take the field at the Melbourne Cricket Ground  Friday night’s AFL preliminary final, president David Smorgon will be davenning in Caulfield Shule…and saying a few prayers that do not appear in any machzor. Read more

New Jewish magazine hits the news stands

September 16, 2009 by  

Joshua Levi writes in J-Wire what drove him to publish Hebe.

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