Leibler and the Claims: Goot responds

July 18, 2010 by  

Robert Goot, president of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry and a director of the Claims Conference has responded to an article written by Jerusalem-based Isi Leibler…”Scandals at the Claims Conference”.
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From Rabbi Michoel Gourarie

July 16, 2010 by  


This coming Tuesday is Tisha B’av, the day we mourn the destruction of the Temple that stood in Jerusalem in times of old. Read more

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines

July 16, 2010 by  

August 21 is no longer a mere whisper as to being the date of choice for the next Federal Election…and the battle for the seat of Wentworth will heat up at next Tuesday’s NSW Jewish Board of Deputies’ plenum. Read more

Aug-08 Sydney: Sivan Rotem in concert

July 16, 2010 by  

Emanuel Synagogue presents one of Israel’s most outstanding performers in concert. Read more

Warsaw Ghetto Poetry now Online

July 16, 2010 by  

Los Angeles-based Dr Sarah Traister Moskovitz has translated the poetry written in Yiddish by Jews trapped in the Warsaw Ghetto into English…and now on line thanks to the web site developed by her son in Wellington. Read more

Christian-Jewish Relationship lecture

July 15, 2010 by  

A public lecture by Father (Dr) John Pawlikowski was held at Australian Catholic University’s (ACU) North Sydney Campus last week, on The Christian-Jewish Relationship: Current Theological and Political Challenges. Read more

Music-lovers’ maestro passes away

July 15, 2010 by  

Members of Sydney’s Jewish community with a long-time passion of classical music will be saddened today at the passing of Sir Charles Mackerras. Read more

Aug-04 Surfers Paradise: Bird Migration in Israel

July 15, 2010 by  

JNF presents an expert on bird migration in Israel and the impact on aviation… Read more

Video Profile: Dr Alex Wodak

July 15, 2010 by  

Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital’s Dr Alex Wodak received an AM for his work in the treatment of alcohol and drug abuse. He tells J-Wire about the possibilities and reasons for making cannabis legal. Read more

World Cup unleashes the big kid!

Maccabi NSW Executive Board member Max Futeran has just returned from a 2½ week trip in South Africa enjoying every moment of the World Cup experience with his brother, Colin. Read more

Survival of the Fittest – Meet Harry Wrublewski

The saying, “Survival of the Fittest” takes on a completely new meaning when you speak to Harry Wrublewski. Read more

Progressive and Reform Judaism facing Orthodox Control

July 14, 2010 by  

Israel is preparing to pass version three of the Conversion Law through the Knesset, effectively giving total control both in Israel and word-wide to the Orthodox leadership in determing who is a Jew. Read more

13th anniversary of Maccabiah bridge tragedy

July 14, 2010 by  

Maccabi Australia remembers those who perished in the 1997 Maccabiah bridge disaster. Read more

Holocaust funds need accountability – Isi Leibler

July 14, 2010 by  

On Tuesday, the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) will be holding its annual meeting in New York. Proceedings will be overshadowed by the recent exposure of a massive misappropriation of funds, which will be regarded as one of the ugliest Jewish organizational financial scandals in our time. Read more

Help Israel in 30 seconds, without leaving your couch – Danny Rod

July 14, 2010 by  

We begin a new era in the Australian Jewish community by having the first ever column dedicated to the activities of students on a campus level. Read more

Melbourne Family’s Survival Song Sweeps the World

July 13, 2010 by  

A video made by Melbourne artist Jane Korman featuring her family dancing at Holocaust sites lurked quietly on YouTube for six months has now exploded on to computer screens worldwide. Read more

Loewenstein removes image

July 13, 2010 by  

Antony Loewenstein has removed an image from his web site which had been the subject of a complaint lodged with the Australian Human Rights Commission. Read more

Austen Tayshus to run against Tony Abbott

July 12, 2010 by  

Sandy Gutman is a name which means nothing to the good people of Warringah or its federal member Tony Abbott. Read more

Hineni youth loses battle for life

July 12, 2010 by  

Teenager Ashley Levi spent most of the last eighteen months fighting for his life in hospital suffering from spinal injuries following a fall at a Hineni camp. He passed away today. Read more

Image on Loewenstein’s web site cause for complaint

July 12, 2010 by  

An informal complaint has been made to the Australian Human Rights Commission by the Executive Council of Australian Jewry following the publication of an image on Antony Loewenstein’s web site. Read more

Capital Jewish Forum – roots and aspirations

July 12, 2010 by  

Manny Waks, the founder of the Capital Jewish Forum is expanding his organisation and embracing overseas participation. Read more

ABC covers the St Ives Eruv

July 12, 2010 by  

As Jewish families sat down to Shabbat dinner on Friday evening, the ABC’s Stateline program featured the raging debate over the establishment of an Eruv  in the Sydney suburb of St Ives. Read more

First burial in Jewish cemetery in 76 years!

July 9, 2010 by  

Leah Abadee was buried in Maitland yesterday…the first burial in the NSW country town’s Jewish cemetery since 1934. Read more

Online marketing Guru for Chabad Double Bay

July 9, 2010 by  

Double Bay Chabad has a special visitor for dinner tonight…one of the world’s top online marketers…. Read more

Muslim and Jewish school students work together

July 8, 2010 by  

More than sixty Muslim and Jewish students from two Sydney schools have joined forces at Riverwood in a  intercultural program. Read more

Opportunity for Community Involvement

July 8, 2010 by  

In 2011, the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies is offering an inaugural voluntary Internship to a university-aged member of the Jewish community who has an interest in politics, policy development, media or public affairs. Read more

An eye on the Prize – Yuval Freilich

NSW Maccabi News caught up with Yuval Freilich who has been visiting Sydney from Israel and has just competed in last weekend’s Australian Fencing Championships in Marrickville, Sydney. Read more

Melbourne’s Jewish Care on the world stage

July 8, 2010 by  

In recognition of Jewish Care’s work in aged care, world leaders in the field have engaged with Melbourne’s Jewish Care to share expertise and to build collaborations to respond to changing community expectations and needs. Read more

Court rules Jewish children barred from Barmitzvah/Batmitzvah ceremonies

July 7, 2010 by  

The Catholic father of three Jewish children has won a court battle allowing the offspring to determine their own religious choices. Read more

Julia’s praise for Frank

July 6, 2010 by  

Prime Minister Julia Gillard preceded her immigration speech at the Lowy Institute in Sydney today with words of praise for the Institute’s founder… Read more

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