Coming to you shortly – the Torah on the iPad

April 30, 2010 by  

In a few weeks’ time, the iPad will hit our shores…and the Torah is ready for it! Read more

Masada College honors Frank Lowy

April 29, 2010 by  

Philanthropist Frank Lowy has been made a Life Governor of Sydney’s Masada College. Read more

Rodney Adler meets the Pope

April 29, 2010 by  

In a report just in from Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, J-Wire has learned that Sydney identity Rodney Adler accompanied him on a meeting with the Pope. Read more

Alana Ruben Free

April 28, 2010 by  

She might sound more like a New Yorker (she now lives there, with her 11-year-old son), but Fredericton, New Brunswick-born Alana Ruben Free earned her last name as a poet. Don’t ask me how, but it stuck and applies aptly to the effect this, the first of a trilogy of related works, has on the viewer. Read more

Federal Government to provide $6.2m for Jewish schools

April 27, 2010 by  

Minister for Home Affairs Brendan O’Connor today announced 14 Jewish schools across the country will receive $6,278,810 total funding under the Australian Government’s $20 million Secure Schools Program. Read more

$53,000 from New South Wales for the Jewish House

April 27, 2010 by  

Premier Kristina Keneally presented the Jewish House with a cheque for $53,000 at the care organisation’s inaugural business luncheon today. Read more

Rhythm Safari – review

April 27, 2010 by  

Rhythm Safari is currently being staged at the Bondi Pavilion, Sydney. Read more

Apr-29 Sydney: 60 Years in Show Business

April 27, 2010 by  

Toni Lamond talks to B’nai B’rith Read more

Zentai presents new evidence

April 27, 2010 by  

In a bid to avoid extradition to Budapest to face questioning about the murder of 18-year-old Peter Balazs in Budapest in 1944, Perth resident Charles Zentai’s son Ernie Steiner,  has preseneted new evidence pointing to his father’s innocence to the Attorney-General. Read more

Why leave a life of luxury for life in Israel?

April 26, 2010 by  

Discussions around the Friday night dinner table are a Jewish institution. The raison d’etre of Shabbat is indeed to pause between the previous week and the next, to reflect and search for meaning in our busy lives. Read more

Home sweet home

April 26, 2010 by  

Ninety- five Year 11 students arrived  home safe and sound in Melbourne and Sydney this morning after experiencing the air traffic chaos in Europe which stranded them in Warsaw for four days…and denied them the opportunity of celebrating Yom Ha’atzmaut in Israel.

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Knowing where they are

April 26, 2010 by  

For David Lesnie and Sandra Berman, this was a special Anzac Day weekend. Read more

You can bank on Mendel

April 23, 2010 by  

Next week’s Jewish House inaugural luncheon will be supported by Australia’s major banks. Read more

Jana Gottshall mentioned in Opposition Leader’s Anzac Day speech

April 22, 2010 by  

Rebbetzin Jana Gottshall will be buried in Sydney tomorrow [Friday]. Today in the NSW State Parliament, Opposition Leader Barry O’Farrell mentioned Jana Gottshall in his Anzac Day speech.

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Sydney loses one of its finest

April 22, 2010 by  

The Australian Jewish community is in mourning with the passing of one of its matriarchs, Rebbetzin Jana Gottshall, who died yesterday at the of 89. Read more

Green light for shule in Victoria

April 22, 2010 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria has completed negotiation for automatic green lights for shul-goers on Jewish Festivals. Read more

Margo lays a wreath

April 22, 2010 by  

Robin Margo SC, President of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, laid a wreath at a Jewish commemoration service on Sunday to mark ANZAC Day. Read more

Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’azmaut – Melbourne

April 20, 2010 by  

Almost 2000 people packed the Arts Centre in Melbourne’s Hamer Hall last night, to join in celebrating the 62nd anniversary of Israel’s independence. Read more

Yom Hazikaron – Sydney

April 20, 2010 by  

More than four hundred community members attended the State Zionist Council of NewSouth Wales’  Yom Hazikaron ceremony at the National Council for Jewish Women in Woollahra.  Read more

A special award for Rabbi Apple

April 20, 2010 by  

The Australian Catholic University today conferred a major award on Rabbi Raymond Apple, the former spiritual leader of Sydney’s Great Synagogue. Read more

Meet Andrea Faulkner – Australia’s new ambassador to Israel

April 20, 2010 by  

Andrea Faulkner, Australia’s ambassador-designate to Israel, talks to J-Wire. Read more

March of the Living participants trapped in Poland

April 20, 2010 by  

More than 100 Australians  and New Zealanders who took part in the March of the Living at Auschwitz have found themselves trapped in Poland. Read more

Flight havoc cancels MDA meeting

April 20, 2010 by  

Tomorrow’s evening’s function to be held jointly by Magen David Adom and the Melbourne Hebrew Congregation has become a ‘victim’ of the world-wide aviation crisis and has been cancelled. Read more

Israeli Embassy reopens in New Zealand

April 19, 2010 by  

In a move which has caught the Jewish community by surprise, the Israeli Embassy has reopened its doors in Wellington. Read more

Apr-26 Sydney: Beginner at Life

April 19, 2010 by  

A remarkable one-woman show about the politics of food, self-image and growth. Read more

U.S. playwright to direct her work in Sydney

April 19, 2010 by  

New York Jewish playwright Alana Ruben Free returns to Australia this month to direct charity performances of her powerful one-woman show “Beginner at Life”. Read more

Olmert lets the cat out of the bag

April 19, 2010 by  

It was no secret in Sydney, but it appears the Lowy family’s dedication of a boxcar at Auschwitz used in the transport of Jews to the death camp was supposed to be a secret in Israel…until former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert let the cat out of the bag. Read more

Yom Ha’atzmaut – Sydney

April 18, 2010 by  

Around 5000 members of Sydney’s Jewish community celebrated the 62nd anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel. Read more

Apr-20 Melbourne: Australian Jewish Music Ensemble in concert

April 18, 2010 by  

The Australian Jewish Music Ensemble performs at the Bennetts Lane Jazz Club. Read more

Jewish Chronicles: J-Wire’s review

April 17, 2010 by  

Lloyd Bradford Syke reviews “Jewish Chronicles” for J-Wire – and gives it top marks. Read it here Read more

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