UIA honors its canvassers and a former CEO

June 30, 2010 by  

The Victorian United Israel Appeal’s 2010 Canvassers’ End of Campaign Dinner and Farewell to Miriam Suss was held in Melbourne this week. Read more

Emanuel Idol Winner Announced

June 30, 2010 by  

Ben Goldstein has been name Emanuel Idol winner. Read more

In memory of Nosson

June 30, 2010 by  

Girls from Melbourne’s Beth Rivkah school are funding an ambulance in memory of the victim of a fatal water ski accident. Read more

Gillard denies being soft on Israel

June 30, 2010 by  

Prime Minister told ABC radio yesterday that she refures claims that she is soft on Israel. Read more

Fane says sorry

June 29, 2010 by  

New Zealand TV star David Fane has apologised to the New Zeland Jewish community for saying that “Jews are expendable” and that “Hitler had a right”. Read more

50 future rabbis – Now that’s a minyan!

June 29, 2010 by  

Fifty Rabbinical students from Melbourne and Sydney gathered in the Sydney Yeshiva Centre in Bondi last weekend for their annual conference. Read more

Work at the Executive Council of Australian Jewry

June 28, 2010 by  

Executive Council of

Australian Jewry

The Representative Organisation of Australian Jewry

Applications are invited by the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, for the position of Research Assistant.  Responsibilities include: providing research assistance to the Executive Director and Office Bearers; assisting in the preparation and drafting of submissions to government and other documents; upgrading and maintaining an electronic library; helping to establish and maintaining an organisational presence through social media; and assisting with the production of an e-news letter.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to, the Australian Jewish community and a basic understanding of the major issues of concern to it; personal integrity; initiative; research ability; internet skills; good computer skills including Word and Excel; familiarity with social media; excellent organisational skills; ability to communicate; and an eye for detail.

Flexible hours. Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications marked “Confidential” should be addressed to pwertheim@ecaj.org.au or posted to the Executive Director, ECAJ, PO Box 1114 Edgecliff NSW 2027.


Not enough, Minister

June 28, 2010 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has criticised Foreign Minister Stephen Smith for not matching some of his overseas counterparts in condemning Hams for the kidnapping of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit…now entering his fifth year of captivity. Read more

Friends of Hebron hold festival in Sydney

June 28, 2010 by  

Sydney’s Leichardt Town Hall was the venue over the weekend for the Friends of Hebron’s Festival of Friendship Read more

Theriesenstadt musicians remembered

June 28, 2010 by  

To complement its current exhibition Theresienstadt: Drawn from the Inside, which features works produced in the Czech concentration camp by two amateur artists later murdered in Auschwitz, the Jewish Museum of Australia is presenting a music tribute honouring the lives of the musicians of Terezín. Read more

New Zealand TV star quits after anti-Semitic jibe

June 27, 2010 by  

David Fane, one of the creators and stars of the popular New Zealand TV show Bro’Town has resigned after commenting during a performance that “Jews were expendable”. Read more

Charter for Compassion recognised in Parliament

June 25, 2010 by  

Jewish community social activist, Danielle Lauren, organised a historic recognition ceremony for the Charter for Compassion at Parliament House in Canberra yesterday. Read more

Last word for Gilad from the Foreign Minister

June 25, 2010 by  

Australia’s Foreign Minister Stephen Smith has called for the immediate release of Giad Shalit, the Israeli soldier for whom today marks the fourth anniversary of his capture by Hamas and of his time in captivity in Gaza. Read more

Young adults on Israeli program

June 25, 2010 by  

More than eighty young Australians have arrived in Israel to participate in the Taglit-Birthright program. Read more

Jan-18 ~ Jan-25 Melbourne: Maccabi Junior Carnival

June 25, 2010 by  

1,250 athletes from Australia and New Zealand will be participating in this annual sporting highlight Read more

Netbook for Alana

Victorian Maccabi Junior Carnival competitor nets a netbook…. Read more

Aug-15 Sydney: Shir Madness Music Festival

June 25, 2010 by  

The first ever large-scale Sydney Jewish music festival SHIR MADNESS  has announced its program.  And what a stellar line-up it is! Read more

Marathon Man faces his greatest challenge

Recently Maccabi News spoke with Leonard Gentin…a sportsman battling bowel cancer. Read more

Congratulations to Julia Gillard from AIJAC and the ECAJ

June 24, 2010 by  

Jewish community leaders have sent congratulations to Julia Gillard, Australia’s new Prime Minister.

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Julia Gillard – Sydney Yeshiva Centre says Mazeltov!

June 24, 2010 by  

The New Prime Minister of Australia, Ms. Julia Gillard,  is a friend of Chabad Lubavitch  NSW. Read more

Gilad Shalit – Four years a captive of Hamas

June 24, 2010 by  

On June 25 2006 Israel soldier Gilad Shalit (then aged 19) was kidnapped at the Kerem Shalom crossing on Israeli territory by Hamas terrorists to Gaza, where he has been held captive ever since. Read more

Israel water experts to visit Perth

June 24, 2010 by  

A delegation of thirteen Israeli companies involved in water usage will visit Perth week to meet with the leaders of Australia’s mining industry. Read more

New Zealand Jews meet Prime Minister Key on Shechita issue

June 24, 2010 by  

New Zealand Jewish community representatives have met with Prime Minister John Key to discuss the new Code of Animal Welfare which effectively outlaws Shechita. Read more

Shrek Forever After ***

June 24, 2010 by  

When the first Shrek made its theatrical debut in 2001, it came accompanied by expectations normally reserved for sequels with impressive pedigrees. Unlike any previous animated endeavor, it was a magically irreverent experience whose appeal crossed age and gender barriers. Unfortunately, as is often the case with family-friendly blockbusters, it became the flagship of a merchandising fleet. Sequels followed. Shrek 2 was enjoyable but unspectacular and Shrek 3 seemed to be going through the motions. The fourth Shrek, called Shrek Forever After, is being touted as “the final chapter,” and that’s unsurprising. The goose’s eggs have gone from gold to silver to clad. There’s so little buzz about this movie that even those with bee-sting allergies need not be concerned. Still, even though Shrek Forever After is obligatory and unnecessary, it’s better than Shrek 3 and it’s likely that most who attend as a way of saying goodbye to the Jolly Green Ogre will not find themselves wishing they had sought out a more profitable way of spending 90-odd minutes.

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A Common Cause

June 23, 2010 by  

J-Wire applauds The Australian Jewish News for  initiating a world-wide petition to be sent to the Secretary-General of the United Nations in an effort to free Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Friday will mark the end of his fourth year as a captive in Hamas-controlled Gaza. J-Wire urges its readers to print out this page and participate in the campaign. Read more

Dreyfus addresses Parliament on Gilad Shalit

June 23, 2010 by  

Friday will mark the fourth year Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit has been held in captivity in Gaza. Mark Dreyfus, the Federal Labour Member for Isaacs, addressed Parliament yesterday on the kidnapping, Read more

Comment – FIFA: Palestine and Reality

June 23, 2010 by  

The World Cup presently being contested by 32 countries in South Africa has already achieved a certain amount of notoriety and controversy for the number of red cards and yellow cards handed out – or failed to be handed out – to offending players by referees whose interpretations of the rules continue to come under ever increasing scrutiny. Read more

Dan’s World Cup

June 23, 2010 by  

Journalist and TV documentary-maker Dan Goldberg is on his way to South Africa to film the Soccer World  Cup…but not the one keeping bleary-eyed Australians up each night. Read more

Lowy resigns from Crown Casino

June 23, 2010 by  

David Lowy has resigned from the Board of  James Packer’s Crown. Read more

ECAJ director appointed to Multi-Cultural Advisory Council

June 23, 2010 by  

Peter Wertheim, the Executive Director of The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has been appointed to the Australian Multicultural Advisory Council. Read more

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