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I have worked hard to be a good, decent and honorable human being. I don’t drink, smoke or eat unhealthy food. I don’t cheat, lie, gossip or humiliate other people. I stay away from bad company and am allergic to shady business.  But I am still unhappy and constantly have this ongoing feeling of emptiness.  Can you help…asks Rabbi Michoel Gourarie? Read more

Facebook or Facelessbook?

March 23, 2012 by  

Can anyone out there tell me how I can have direct on-line contact with a real live person at Facebook – not just some anonymous message that is flashed on my screen?…asks David Singer. Read more

Kosher cooking by celebrity chefs

March 23, 2012 by  

On the last Tuesday of each month one high-flying Sydney chef prepares a scrumptious and easy to cook menu for 15 girls and 15 guys in at Bondi Our Big Kitchen. Read more

$6 footnote for seniors

March 23, 2012 by  

Watch Footnote (2012 Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film) in Sydney for only $6 for seniors ($12 general) at the Young at Heart Seniors Film Festival. By Israeli director Joseph Cedar, Footnote is a clever satire set in the world of Talmudic studies. Read more

One Stop Community Shop

March 23, 2012 by  

Jewish Care Victoria and the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) have signed an agreement to explore the feasibility of establishing a joint Volunteer Resource Centre (VRC) aiming to become a ‘one stop shop’ in the recruitment, matching, referral and training of local volunteers to support the Victorian Jewish community. Read more

Apr-26 Melbourne: Yom Ha’azmaut @ Luna Park

March 23, 2012 by  

Israel Independence Day celebrations for all ages… Read more

Apr-25 Melbourne: Yom Ha’azmaut Concert

March 23, 2012 by  

Join in celebrating Israel’s Independence Day… Read more

Futsal boys meet Internationals

Maccabi futsal club ended their first foray into the Asian club futsal scene on a high after two narrow defeats in the AFC Futsal Club Championships Qualifying stage this week. Read more

Marathon Man

Dr Terry Diamond’s initiative to run seven marathons (42 kilometres each) in seven days, will be fulfilled when he completes number seven at Bondi Beach on Sunday morning. Read more

Catherine Ashton and Toulouse

March 23, 2012 by  

On Monday evening, Melbourne time, we heard the devastating news that four French Jews had been murdered outside Ozar Hatorah, a Jewish school in Toulouse, France…writes Emily Gian. Read more

Mar-27 Sydney: The Threat from Iran

March 22, 2012 by  

Yaakov Katz, the military correspondent for The Jerusalem Post and other prestigious publications will talk  at the NCJW Council House on the threat from Iran… Read more

Mar-25 Sydney: The Threat from Iran

March 22, 2012 by  

Yaakov Katz, the military correspondent for The Jerusalem Post and other prestigious publications will talk at Masada College on the threat from Iran… Read more

Israeli “art dealers” deported

March 22, 2012 by  

All seven Israelis ordered to be deported by New Zeealand authorities following a complaint about an art scam have left the country. Read more

Overlap of cultures

March 22, 2012 by  

Australia’s new Foreign Minister, Senator Bob Carr, has advocated helping “the overlap of cultures” in his maiden speech, citing a 10th century caliph who had a Jewish foreign minister. Read more

Cookbook award for Judy and Pnina

March 22, 2012 by  

“One Egg is a Fortune” has been awarded Best in the World as winner in its category, “Australia-Pacific – Fundraising, Charity and Community”, at the 17th annual Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. Read more

Countering Israeli Apartheid Week

March 22, 2012 by  

As university campuses around the nation featured Israeli Apartheid Week, members of The Australasian Union of Jewish Students countered by displaying specially designed posters. Read more

Scholarships honour Sir Zelman Cowen

March 21, 2012 by  

Two young Australians will be given the ability to study at the top universities in the world each year, through scholarships announced in honour of Sir Zelman Cowen. Read more

Israeli Arabs – Rights, Obligations and Loyalties

March 21, 2012 by  

An incident during the recent retirement ceremony for Israel’s Chief Justice, Dorit Beinisch, highlighted the complexities Israeli Arabs face in relation to their identity…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Emanuel Progress Report

March 21, 2012 by  

In 2010 Sydney’s Emanuel Synagogue obtained development consent for a major redevelopment of its Woollahra site, including the creation of a new second sanctuary, preschool, education spaces, and an administration and office building, all surrounded by beautiful and flexible outdoor spaces. Read more

Solomons family reunion

March 21, 2012 by  

More than 200 descendants of Emanuel and Vaiben Solomon, convicts  who landed in Australia in 1818, held one of the largest reunion on record in the Jewish community. Read more

Meet the London Klezmer Quartet

March 21, 2012 by  

A Klezmer Workshop by London Klezmer Quartet is to be held in Melbourne next month. Read more

Getting ready for Pesach

March 21, 2012 by  

Pesach preparations were well underway in Sydney last week with management and staff from fifteen Coles supermarkets receiving a rapid-fire education about the significant Jewish festival. Read more

AUJS Queensland on the way back

March 21, 2012 by  

The Australasian Union of Jewish Students is being revitalised in Queensland. Read more

Run for Cancer Research

March 21, 2012 by  

Join Josh Frydenberg’s Kooyong Colts as they run an 18 hour relay in Melbourne this weekend to raise money for cancer research.

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Condolences to France as the Jewish World Mourns

March 20, 2012 by  

The Australian Prime Minister and the  Jewish community through the Executive Council of Australian Jewry have sent condolences to the French community following the tragic murders of three Jewish children and one of their teachers in Toulouse. Read more

First ever Aged Expo

March 20, 2012 by  

The Aged Expo was the first ever time that all of seven Sydney Jewish organisations which provide aged care have presented their services at the one time. Read more

Emanuel student at Constitutional Convention

March 20, 2012 by  

Emanuel School student, Jonathan Katz, is one of 125 Year 11 and 12 students selected to investigate Australian Federalism: a question of balance, at the 17th National Schools’ Constitutional Convention, being held at Old Parliament House in Canberra this week. Read more

Ottolenghi on Iran

March 20, 2012 by  

Washington-based analyst Dr Emanuele Ottolenghi is visiting Australia and New Zealand briefing communities on the current situation with Iran. Read more

Iran, Turkey both posturing

March 20, 2012 by  

An expert on Turkey, Middle East relations has told a Zionist Federation of Australia meeting that Iran and Turkey are “both posturing”. Read more

Mazon Pesach Appeal Launched

March 20, 2012 by  

The Union for Progressive Judaism’s Mazon Australia has launched its Pesach appeal… Read more

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