Turnbull skips ECAJ conference

November 30, 2009 by  

The political turmoil embroiling Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull will keep him in Canberra today…forcing the cancellateion of his scheduled appearance at the Executive Council of Australian Jewry annual conference. Read more

October News at the JTFAFV

November 30, 2009 by  

Latest report received from JTFAFV Read more

Olmert visits the Montefiore

November 29, 2009 by  

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert paid a visit to Sydney’s Montefiore Home in Randwick this week. Read more

Anti-Semitic attacks in Australia reach an all-time high

November 29, 2009 by  

The annual meeting of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry has received a report releasing the figures of anti-Semitic incidents in Australia in the last 12 months. Read more

Seder gets an unexpected Eliyahu!

November 28, 2009 by  

A Seder organised by the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies at Sydney Girls High school had an unexpected visitor when a curious local resident investigating the activity, refused security personnel’s request to leave and was held handcuffed by them until police arrived, resulting in the visitor suing the then NSWJBD president and the 22 others present as well as the security company.  Read more

Israel is Europe’s Blind Spot

November 27, 2009 by  

Isi Leibler’s latest article has been published in the Jerusalem Post and The Guardian [UK]…and now in J-Wire….. Read more

Award for Israel at the Asia-Pacific Screen Awards

November 27, 2009 by  

Israel co-produced “Hashmatsa” [Defamation], winner of the Best Documentary at the Asia-Pacific Screen Awards held at the Gold Coast. Read more

Auckland loses one of its finest

November 27, 2009 by  

Fred Silberstein spent most of his life in Auckland educating the general community about the Holocaust. He died this week, Read more

Shabbat at the Great – White Ribbon Day

November 26, 2009 by  

Sydney’s Great Synagogue will deliver a message to its congregants this Shabbat about confronting domestic violence…a message it wants to share with Jewry throughout Australia and New Zealand. Read more

Man held in custody over fashion company fraud

November 26, 2009 by  

A man will appear at court today following an investigation by City Central detectives into an alleged fraud valued at more than $16 million. Read more

Canberra professionals meet the head of the Palestinian Delegation

November 26, 2009 by  

Members of the Capital Jewish Forum were addressed this week by the Palestinian Territories Head of Delegation in Canberra. Read more

Domestic violence – JTAFV acts

November 25, 2009 by  

Melbourne’s Jewish Taskforce Against Family Violence [JTAFV] is training Jewish community leaders, specifically the rabbinate.

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Voiceless adds voice to domestic violence initiative

November 25, 2009 by  

Sydney identity Brian Sherman, a director of animal welfare group Voiceless, spoke at JewishCare this morning on domestic violence heralding the beginning of campaign involving 16 rabbis , 16 days…and 16 synagogues. Read more

Younger Deputies in NSW

November 25, 2009 by  

The elections for the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies have elicited unprecedented results; 99 people nominated for 75 General Franchise Deputy positions. Read more

Maccabi swims for MS

November 25, 2009 by  

The Maccabi Ajax Masters swimming club has raised $10,150 for Multiple Sclerosis research. Read more

New councillors at the JCCV

November 24, 2009 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria has announced its councillors for the coming year. Read more

New Campaign Chairman for NSW UIA

November 24, 2009 by  

Danny Taibel has been elected Campaign Chairman for New South Wales United Israel Appeal. Read more

Zentai’s son talks to J-Wire

November 23, 2009 by  

Ernie Steiner , whose 88-yr-old father Charles Zentai is currently in a Perth prison awaiting extradition to his native Hungary to face questioning about the 1944 murder of an 18-yr-old Jewish youth, failed to get a meeting with Minister for Home Affairs Brendan O’Connor last week. Read more

Major organisations combine to submit a multi-cultural policy

November 23, 2009 by  

The Anti-Defamation Commission and the Jewish Community Council of Victoria have jointly submitted a report on multi-cultural policy to the Government. Read more

89-year-old wins volunteer award

November 22, 2009 by  

JewishCare worker Dorothy Clarke has won the prestigious Southern Sydney Volunteer of the Year Award conferred by the Centre for Volunteering. Read more

Bishop critical of Government’s UN vote

November 20, 2009 by  

Julie Bishop, the Deputy Leader of the Opposition, has made a stinging attack on the Government’s recent support in the United Nations for one-sided issues not favoring  Israel. Read more

UIA worldwide luminary passes away

November 20, 2009 by  

Mendel Kaplan, a larger than life figure known and respected throughout the Jewish world, has passed away in his native South Africa. Read more

Distribution of left-over food wins award for Ronni

November 20, 2009 by  

The founder of Ozharvest, an organisation which distributes left-over food from events to the needy has been made New South Wales Local Hero of 2009. Read more

Jewish Leader tells life story to ABC radio

November 20, 2009 by  

ABC broadcaster Adam Spencer has been running a series for the past fortnight on ABC 702 called The World In Sydney, in which he invited people who had immigrated to Sydney from different corners of the world to tell their story. Vic Alhadeff told his today. Read more

Sydney Rabbi helping wayward youngsters

November 20, 2009 by  

A Sydney rabbi is part of a team which has received government funding to help wayward youngsters. Read more

JNF Gala Dinner hosts outstanding speakers

November 20, 2009 by  

The packed AJC Function Centre at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney was recently exposed to the unexpected as far as Jewish community functions are concerned. Read more

Swimmers compete to raise funds for MS

November 19, 2009 by  

Maccabi Ajex Master swimmers will hit the lanes this weekend in a drive to raise funds for sufferers of Multiple Sclerosis. Read more

ECAJ to propose panellists for Q & A

November 19, 2009 by  

ABC-TV has responded positively to matters of concern about the format of popular panellist program Q & A raised the Executive Council of Australian Jewry. Read more

The One.Tel’s Wealth of Riches

November 19, 2009 by  

J-Wire calls on an expert commentary of yesterday’s court victory for Jodee Rich and Mark Silbermann against ASIC.

Read Stephen Bartholomeusz’s take here…

Interfaith kitchen feeds homeless

November 19, 2009 by  

Jewish, Muslim and Christian students will work together as kitchen hands next week as part of an interfaith program to feed the homeless. Read more

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