New Year’s Eve – just another night’s work – with a twist

December 31, 2009 by  

Rabbi Mendel Kastel will don his police chaplain’s uniform as Sydney’s police force prepares for its busiest night of the year. Read more

Rewards for emergency workers

December 31, 2009 by  

The Jewish Emergency Management Plan (JEMP) NSW has held its end of year thank you event. Read more

Year 12 students buddy up with handicapped kids

December 30, 2009 by  

Twenty-four handicapped children spent four days in a summer camp buddied up with Year 12 students from Sydney’s Jewish dayschools. Read more

Reprieve for Adelaide’s Massada

December 29, 2009 by  

The South Australian Government has reprieved Adelaide’s only Jewish day school from closure. Read more

Israeli and Australian academics call for water conservation co-operation

December 28, 2009 by  

Coordination of conservation efforts across national boundaries could achieve significantly higher results and at less cost than conservation actions planned within individual states, researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and in Australia have found. Read more

Military enthusiasts slammed for wearing Nazi uniforms

December 26, 2009 by  

The Military Re-enactment Society held a dinner in a New Zealand restaurant with some members wearing full German uniforms, inluding swastika armbands. Read more

Nice move, Yeshiva

December 25, 2009 by  

A designated “no study” night at Sydney Yeshiva Center saw books replaced by chessboards as one bocher challenged 30 others to play chess against him simultaneously. Read more

2010 heralds Sydney’s first Jewish Music Festival

December 24, 2009 by  

Shir Madness  will present Sydney’s first ever Jewish music festival at the Bondi Pavilion in September next year. Read more

Hillel web site hacked

December 23, 2009 by  

Hackers have infiltrated the Hillel organisation’s web site. Read more

Aussie teachers go to school in Israel

December 22, 2009 by  

Early next month, 25 Australian educators will start a year-long program on Holocaust studies, starting with a 10-day course at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. Read more

Not in disarray says Mizrachi acting president

December 21, 2009 by  

The acting president of Sydney’s Mizrachi Synagogue says there are no problems with the shule. Read more

Mizrachi Mystery

December 20, 2009 by  

Sydney’s Mizrachi Synagogue is in apparent disarray. Read more

Still Chanukah in Los Angeles

December 19, 2009 by  

It may be over in Oz/NZ but there is still one day of Chanukah to celebrate in L.A….and an Australian rabbinical student has wowed the glamour city with his Menorah motor-bike.   Read more

Students banned from web site for anti-Semitic posts

December 18, 2009 by  

A group of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel bloggers has been banned from a Web site operated by students in Sydney. Read more

Crisis meeting in Adelaide

December 17, 2009 by  

The Board of Adelaide’s Massada College is in a crisis meeting with the South Australian government in a bid to stop the closure of the school. Read more

Zentai home for Christmas

December 16, 2009 by  

A Federal Court judge has ordered the immediate release of Charles Zentai who has been imprisoned awaiting extradition to Hungary for questioning regarding the 1944 murder of an 18-yr-old Jewish youth. Read more

Chanukah in Brisbane

December 16, 2009 by  

Over 800 people including Brisbane Lord Mayor Campbell Newman, Rabbi Levi Jaffe and Deputy Mayor Graham Quirk, gathered in Reddacliff Place on the third night of Chanukah, to celebrate the Jewish Festival. Read more

Graeme Samuel talks to the Capital Jewish Forum

December 16, 2009 by  

Competition, cartels and co-ordinated conduct were subjects dealt with by Graeme Samuel at today’s Capital Jewish Forum’s December luncheon. Read more

Sydney doctor a member of Israeli team examining ancient man

December 16, 2009 by  

Professor Mark Spigelman is a member of an Israeli research team which has studied the DNA of a 1st century C.E. shrouded man found in a tomb on the outskirts of Jerusalem.

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NSW community thanks St Vincent’s Hospital

December 16, 2009 by  

The NSW Jewish community has used St Vincents Private Hospital centenary celebrations to express its gratitude for supporting Jewish doctors since its inception. Read more

Sydney’s Randwick Montefiore now officially open!

December 15, 2009 by  

Sydney’s Montefiore Randwick care campus has been declared officially open by the Hon. Justine Elliot MP, Minister for Ageing. Read more

A surprise Bat Mitzvah…from 1910

December 15, 2009 by  

Ninety-year-old Bruce Symonds visited Sydney’s Great Synagogue’s to celebrate 100 years of Bat Mizvahs because both his daughters celebrated theirs at the Shule…and learned his mother had been one of the original six girls Batmitzvahed in 1910. Read more

There is only one Schindler’s List

December 15, 2009 by  

Australian Jews who owe their lives to German industrialist Oskar Schindler have found the use of the name “Schindler’s List” by a Queensland real estate agent highly offensive. Read more

Zentai may be home for Christmas

December 15, 2009 by  

The Federal Government has reversed its decision to oppose a bail application by Charles Zentai, the 88-yr-old Perth man currently in prison facing extradition to Hungary to face questions relating to the 1944 murder of an 18-yr-old Jewish youth. Read more

Barnaby Joyce denies any association with the CEC

December 14, 2009 by  

A furious Barnaby Joyce told J-Wire today that he has never had any association with the Citizens’ Electoral Council. Read more

Barnaby Joyce smear dispelled by community leader

December 13, 2009 by  

Media reports suggest that the new Shadow Finance Minister partially follows the platform of the Citizens’ Electoral Council. Read more

Zentai: Government opposes bail

December 10, 2009 by  

Charles Zentai, the 88-yr-old Perth man currently in jail awaiting extradition to Hungary to face questions relating to the 1944 murder of an 18-year-old Jew, will have his bail application heard in court next week…but the Federal Government is opposing it. Read more

Melbourne Community alarmed at Muslim stance

December 9, 2009 by  

Following Sunday’s protest by pro-Palestinans in Melbourne  during which security was breached at a city hotel, the Jewish Community Council of Victoria called on Muslim leaders to condemn protests that degenerate into racial chaos. Read more

Stiffer penalties in Victoria for race crimes

December 8, 2009 by  

Those convicted of committing crimes in Victoria subject of a religious, racial or sexual nature can now expect to receive stiffer sentences. Read more

Sydney film-maker launches compassion campaign

December 7, 2009 by  

Sydney film-maker Danielle Lauren has launched a campaign to secure 100,000 Aussie signatures for the world-wide Charter of Compassion. Read more

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