Palestine – Jordan in Abbas’s Sights?

November 30, 2011 by  

Jordan’s King Abdullah must now be very concerned at the prospect of the Hashemites possibly seeing an end to their 90 years uninterrupted rule in Jordan…writes David Singer. Read more

New Israel Fund creates Furor Down Under

November 30, 2011 by  

In June 2010, amidst considerable controversy, an Australian branch of the New Israel Fund (NIF) was launched by its president, former MK Naomi Chazan, who a few months earlier had been disinvited from an Australian Zionist speaking engagement because of controversies associated with the NIF…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

UIA and Hagshama share premiere

November 30, 2011 by  

Hagshama Sydney and UIA Young Leadership recently hosted 80 young adults at the Arthouse Hotel on Monday, 21st of November for the special premiere screening of the movie “Leah” produced by Daniel Remer. Read more

Jewish Comedian in Theatresports final

November 30, 2011 by  

Jewish comedy writer, comedian and impro comedy champion Dave Bloustien is to feature in the Cranston Cup Grand Final this Saturday night 3 December at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre. Read more

Movie Review: Reuniting the Rubins

November 30, 2011 by  

The premise was promising: Timothy Spall as a dutiful Jewish son whose emotionally blackmailing mother (Honor Blackman) demands a family reunion for the upcoming Seder.  A Rubins family Last Supper…writes Tali Lavi. Read more

Premier Opens Women’s Library

November 30, 2011 by  

NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell has opened the Rebbetzin Jana Gottshall Memorial Library in the National Council of Jewish Women of Australia’s premises in Sydney. Read more

UN Resolution 181 – 64 years on

November 30, 2011 by  

Yesterday marked 64 years since the passing of UN Resolution 181 which called for the Partition of Palestine into a Jewish State and an Arab State (29 November, 1947)…writes Emily Gian. Read more

Yachad – Unity – Israel, Australia and Education

November 29, 2011 by  

Prime Minister Julia Gillard addressed the National Australia Bank Yachad Scholarship Fund Luncheon in Melbourne last week. Read more

Jewish Care Victoria’s AGM

November 29, 2011 by  

Over 100 people heard a positive organisational overview of the milestones and achievements of the past financial year and the future directions, outlined in the strategic plan 2011 Towards Tomorrow, delivered by the President, Bruce Rosengarten and the Chief Executive Officer, Bill Appleby at Jewish Care Victoria’s AGM. Read more

Mixed Mazeltov Message

November 28, 2011 by  

Dayenu, the Jewish Gay and Lesbian organisation, has wished Mazeltov to Dr Kerryn Phelps and Jackie Stricker, who were married recently in New York. Read more

Changes within the The Executive Council of Australian Jewry

November 28, 2011 by  

A new vice-president and the admission of the Jewish National Fund were highlights of the The Executive Council of Australian Jewry AGM held in Melbourne yesterday. Read more

Internet spreading anti-Semitism

November 28, 2011 by  

In his annual report on an anti-Semitism in Australia, Jeremy Jones  has reported 517 incidents of “anti-Jewish violence, vandalism, harassment and intimidation in the last year…38% higher than the 21 year average of the database’s history and 31% higher than the previous 12 months. Read more

Key Swept to Victory in New Zealand

November 27, 2011 by  

John Key, the son of a Jewish refugee who escaped Austria to Britain on the eve of the Holocaust, was re-elected Prime Minister of New Zealand. Read more

Radware – Cyber Soldiers

November 27, 2011 by  

When hackers attack the world’s largest companies, Israeli hi-tech company Radware is on 24/7 standby to mount a defence. Its president Roy Zisapel has been visiting Australia. Read more

Family Violence – “Intervene” says Brogden

November 27, 2011 by  

Former NSW Liberal Party leader John Brogden spoke to an all-male audience in Sydney on White Ribbon Day – a United Nations campaign to stop domestic violence against women. Read more

NSW Ministerial Consultative Committee Launched

November 27, 2011 by  

In a new initiative, the NSW Government has established committees to advise it of the “needs, interests and concerns of Jewish Australians in NSW”. Read more

B’nai B’rith Concert

November 27, 2011 by  

The B’nai Brith Fellowship Group’s monthly concert was held at the King David’s Rebecca Magid Centre recently…writes Deidre Wainrit. Read more

Moadon’s 30th Anniversary

November 27, 2011 by  

The Moadon was established in Sydney in 1981 by Israelis who at the time felt quite removed and disconnected from the Jewish community…writes Dalia Ayalon Sinclair. Read more

Dec-10 01:00a.m. SBS1-TV: Movie – A Love to Hide

November 27, 2011 by  

Set in Paris in 1942, a young Jewish girl, looking to escape the clutches of the Nazis, is sheltered by an old childhood friend, Jean, and his faithful lover Philippe. Read more

The Person or the Noise?

November 27, 2011 by  

I had a primary school teacher who said that “history” was really “his story”.  I can forgive his sexism – but not his etymology…writes Rabbi Raymond Apple. Read more

VAJEX Remembrance Day Luncheon

November 27, 2011 by  

I arrived early for the VAJEX Australia Day Remembrance Luncheon and found the hall had been dressed and looking lonely in its emptiness. Read more

Nov-27 6:05p.m. ABC-Radio National: The Spirit of Things – The Sufi Spirit

November 27, 2011 by  

Prayer that brings a permanent awareness of the Divine Reality is the aim of Sufism first and foremost, which London based Sufi scholar, Reza Shah-Kazemi, believes is the key to its universality. Read more

Rodder Outed for Six Weeks

November 25, 2011 by  

Israeli-born jockey Talia Rodder has been suspended from riding for six weeks by Racing Victoria. Read more

Landau Sparks Controversy

November 24, 2011 by  

Former Haaretz editor-in-chief David Landau spoke to a packed house in Melbourne last night, just hours before the prominent journalist and commentator made news in the Jewish and non-Jewish press. Read more

Praise for Our Big Kitchen in Parliament

November 24, 2011 by  

Marie Ficarra, a Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly and Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier reported  to Parliament on a recent visit to Bondi’s Our Big Kitchen. Read more

Israeli Sovereignty over Jewish Jerusalem

November 24, 2011 by  

The ongoing pressures exerted against construction in Jewish neighborhoods of Jerusalem such as Gilo reflect intensified global efforts to redivide the city…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Nov-30 Sydney: Breakfast with David Gonski AC

November 23, 2011 by  

JewishCare hosts this breakfast at which David Gonski will brief the community about employment opportunities for people with disabilities Read more

Israeli Jockey Faces Stewards

November 23, 2011 by  

Israeli-born jockey Talia Rodder will face Racing Victoria Limited in Melbourne tomorrow following a charge made against her at Moonee Valley last weekend. Read more

First Signs of Chanukah

November 23, 2011 by  

The traditional lighting of the Menorah took place in the NSW State Parliament in Sydney last night. Read more

Making Friends with Israeli Schoolchildren

November 23, 2011 by  

Academy BJE and WIZO recently conducted a joint program in primary schools across Sydney to bring Australian and Israeli schoolchildren together. Read more

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