New Friends, Old Friends

March 17, 2011 by  

In a brilliant new initiative, residents of Jewish aged care facilities around the world are using the Internet to create a new social network. Read more

Israeli Scientists share Sir Zelman Cowen prize

March 17, 2011 by  

Two Israeli scientists are joint winners of the Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Fund Prize for Medical Research…awarded annually by The  University of Sydney and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem alternately. Read more

Support for Israel and Japan

March 15, 2011 by  

The Australian Jewish community has offered condolences to Japanese affected by the Tsunami/Earthquake and the Israelis over the Itamar attack. Read more

Honoring Retirees

March 15, 2011 by  

The New South Wales Jewish community is to honour two long-serving NSW Members of Parliament  tonight. Read more

Israeli Law Books Daubed in University

March 15, 2011 by  

Israeli law books have been daubed at Adelaide University Read more

Cooking up Medical Support

March 15, 2011 by  

Former Sydneysider Dr. Karen Lewis is to be honored by the Life’s Door Family of Organisations: Tishkofet & Ma’agan in Tel Aviv later this month…and has encouraged the establishment of a branch in Sydney. Read more

Cold Jerusalem

March 15, 2011 by  

I am in Jerusalem, a city enveloped in dismal gray shrouds of mist, clouds and rain delivered by freezing winds that originate in the arctic.

The cold chill I feel is not however, a product of the weather but stems rather from the book I recently finished reading – “Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil” by the controversial German Jewish political theorist Hannah Arendt. Read more

Australia Condemns Murder Attack in Israel

March 14, 2011 by  

The Australian Government has condemned the attack on an Israeli family in the settlement of Itamar last week. Read more

Palestine – Pontification, Prediction and Poppycock

March 13, 2011 by  

The world has been agog this week at the news that Israel’s Prime Minister – Benjamin Netanyahu – is to announce a new peace plan in May – possibly in an address to the United States Congress – in an effort to end the conflict between Jews and Arabs in former Palestine. Read more

UIA NSW Appeal in Full Swing

March 13, 2011 by  

More than 1700 members of the New South Wales community attended the five functions held recently by the United Israel Appeal. Read more

IDF Techniques in Melbourne

March 13, 2011 by  

Krav Maga, a self-defence form developed by the Israeli Defence Forces, is being taught in Melbourne. Read more

The Source of Happiness

The festival of Purim (celebrated this year on Saturday night 19 March and Sunday 20 March)  is the happiest day on the Jewish calendar. On this day we read the Purim story, have a festive meal, give food gifts to each other and help those in need. We are taught that on Purim we should celebrate with great festivity and happiness. Read more

Two Lives Seeking Precious Gift

March 11, 2011 by  

A 12 month old baby girl in New York and a 12 year-old boy in Israel are seeking the most precious gift the world has to offer…life. Read more

Jones in Bosnia

March 11, 2011 by  

Jeremy Jones, Director of International and Community Affairs for the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council, was in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo for a series of high level discussions last week. Read more

Apr-05 Sydney: Waxing Lyrical – an exhibition by Derryn Tal

March 11, 2011 by  

Claudia Chan Shaw of the ABC’s ‘Collectos’ programs will open the exhibition… Read more

Marrickville to Decide on Israeli Peace Team Visit

March 11, 2011 by  

Independent Councillor Victor Macri has called for permission to be granted to use Sydney’s Marrickville Town Hall to host the Israeli/Palestinian Australian Rules Peace Team in August. Read more

Christchurch Shul Shut Down – but Shabbas as normal

March 10, 2011 by  

Structural damage caused by continuing aftershocks following last month’s earthquake in Christchurch have caused serious damage to the Canterbury Hebrew Congregation’s synagogue…but a 147 year record of Shabbat services is intact. Read more

Apr-5 to Apr-10 Sydney: Derry Tal

March 10, 2011 by  

International award-winning painter Derryn Tal’s new exhibition Read more

The Rite **+

March 10, 2011 by  

It has long been my opinion that Hollywood is more fascinated by the subject of exorcism than the public in general.  Read more

Rango ***+

March 10, 2011 by  

The first animated film from ILM is also the first memorable motion picture of 2011. Read more

Tony Abbott’s Address to the UIA

March 9, 2011 by  

Opposition leader Tony Abbott was the keynote speaker at a United Israel Appeal function in Melbourne last night. Read more

Maccabi win NZ National Futsal League

March 9, 2011 by  

Sydney’s Maccabi Hakoah Futsal has won NZ National Futsal League. Read more

Kosher Kings

March 9, 2011 by  

Orthodox supporters of the Sydney Kings will have plenty to eat at Sunday evening’s game against Adelaide…Kosher hot dogs will be on sale for the first time. Read more

Israeli Disaster Identification Team Heads Home

March 9, 2011 by  

The eight members of the Israeli Disaster Identification unit flown out to assist local authorities in the difficult work of confirming the identity of those who lost their lives in the Christchurch earthquake, left New Zealand today to return to Israel. Read more

Victorian Police up the Ante

March 9, 2011 by  

Victoria Police have made a commitment to the Jewish community to respond effectively to anti-Semitic incidents. Read more

Mamaloshn – How Yiddish Made a Home in Melbourne

March 9, 2011 by  

The Jewish Museum of Australia presents new major exhibition Mameloshn – How Yiddish Made a home in Melbourne – opening Thursday April 3 2011 Read more

Mar-11 Melbourne: A Star is Born

March 9, 2011 by  

The last day for acceptances for video audtions for the Zionist Council of Victoria’s “A Star is Born” project.

 

Kochav Nolad is a youth talent competition. The winners will feature in the Yom Ha’atzmaut gala show at St Kilda Town Hall on May-09.

For more info, call 9272 5544

Stuttering King Saved Jewish Woman’s Life

March 9, 2011 by  

King George VI, the subject of the Acadamy Award winning movie “The King’s Speech’ saved the life of a Jewish woman sentenced to death for poisoning her mother in London…and who eventually settled in NSW. Read more

Pratt bringing Tony Blair to Australia and NZ

March 8, 2011 by  

Visy chief Anthony Pratt is promoting a speaking tour featuring former British PM Tony Blair. Read more

Jones in Vatican Dialogue

March 8, 2011 by  

Jeremy Jones, Director of International and of Community Affairs for the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council, participated in the Jewish delegation to the International Liaison Committee, in which Jewish representatives meet with Vatican appointees to further Jewish-Catholic understanding and dialogue…an Australian first. Read more

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