Parliamentarians visit the Sydney Jewish Museum

September 5, 2011 by  

Greens MP Jamie Parker was one of many NSW politicians who visited the Sydney Jewish Museum today…and he was captivated by the stories of the Holocaust animatedly told by veteran guide Eddie Jaku. Read more

Melbourne support for Max

September 4, 2011 by  

The Victorian Young Liberals organised a solidarity rally today at Melbourne’s Max Brenner Chocolate shop in the CBD followed by speeches from Liberal identities and Jewish community leaders on the steps of the State Library. Read more

Jackas get a Second Crack at the Grand Final

September 4, 2011 by  

Ajax are heading to next week’s Preliminary Final against Old Camberwell, after an 8 goal defeat at the hands of a much stronger Werribee side, losing 10.8.68 to 18.7.115 at Bill Lawry Oval in Northcote on the weekend. Read more

Anat Makes a Difference

September 4, 2011 by  

Anat Hoffman is hailed as Israel’s Erin Brockovich…a woman on a mission to make Israel a better place for its citizens. Read more

Former Israeli Ambassador to Australia expelled from Turkey

September 3, 2011 by  

Turkey has expelled Israeli ambassador Gabby Levy in response to Israel’s refusal to apologise for the commando raid on the Turkish Gaza flotilla in which nine people were killed. Read more

I’m Just Not in the Mood

September 2, 2011 by  

We have just begun the Jewish month of Elul. In a few weeks from now, we will celebrate Rosh Hashanah and usher in the New Year. In preparation for this auspicious event we are given this period – a month of opportunity. Read more

Two New Groups get Behind Israel

September 2, 2011 by  

Two new advocacy groups have surfaced offering new support for Israel through advocacy, one in Melbourne and the other in Sydney. Neither group was aware of the other’s formation. Read more

Community Help for AUJS

September 1, 2011 by  

Leaders from the Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS), the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) and the Zionist Council of Victoria (ZCV) have met to discuss how the community’s leadership could better support AUJS on campus. Read more

Scholar’s Visit to Australia Thwarted by Australian Consular Staff

September 1, 2011 by  

Distinguished Torah scholar, Dr Bryna Jocheved Levy, scheduled to be The Shalom Institute’s scholar-in-residence in August, was prevented from entering Australia by the Australian Embassy in Tel Aviv. Read more

‘Bennys Ball’ does it for their mate

September 1, 2011 by  

Winning grand finals are always great news stories, but this one is particularly nice, as a group of friends reformed an old Maccabi team from when they were younger as a way to continue to commemorate their great mate, Benny Glattstein, who passed away earlier this year. Read more

Sep-22 01:00 SBS1-TV: Movie – My First War

September 1, 2011 by  

At the age of 28, Yariv Mozer was drafted as a reserve soldier in the second war in Lebanon in 2006. He took his camera with him, and over time interviewed many soldiers and officers. Read more

Why I am going Naked for Israel and the Middle East

September 1, 2011 by  

Anyone who knows me is aware that if I step into a gym it is usually to ask for directions out of the gym. I am the farthest thing from a gym junkie and the very idea of exercise makes me reach for the ice-cream that seems to constantly be in my freezer…write Raffe Gold. Read more

Ten Days – Ten Questions

September 1, 2011 by  

The ten days between the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are often considered to be a perfect period of reflection; an opportunity to look at where you’re at, where you’ve come from, and where you’re heading. Whether you’re religious or not, introspective or not – even Jewish or not – Sydney’s Shalom Institute invites you to take part in 10Q an online series of 10 questions, one per day for each of the ten days. Read more

Explaining Doublespeak to our Friends

September 1, 2011 by  

These are difficult times as we simultaneously confront threats from our Middle East neighbours and intensified pressures from every direction including the Obama Administration….writes Isi Leibler. Read more

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