Australia’s Progressives protest arrests of women at the Kottel

December 19, 2012 by  

The Union for Progressive Judaism (UPJ) and the Australian Reform Zionist Association (ARZA) echo the outrage expressed by their global organisations (WUPJ and ARZENU) at the latest arrests of four women seeking to pray at the Western Wall of the Temple in Jerusalem. Read more

The ADC opposes discrimination against GLBTI

December 19, 2012 by  

The Melbourne-based Anti-Defamation Commision has come it in support of all Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Australians in their battle against discrimination. Read more

Israeli Embassy screening open air movies

December 19, 2012 by  

After two days of horrible Wellington weather, the Israel’s embassy in Wellington will host an open air cinema in the city’s Botanic Gardens this evening. Read more

Yeshiva buildings bought by Triguboff

December 19, 2012 by  

Two Sydney Yeshiva buildings, one housing the Synagogue and the other the school in Bondi’s Flood St are to be bought by Meriton chief Harry Triguboff for $6 million. Read more

The Hobbit 3/4: A movie review by James Berardinelli

In 2001, only a few months after the fall of the World Trade Center, Peter Jackson swept us away to Middle Earth with The Fellowship of the Ring..writes James Berardinelli. Read more

Abbott attends London conference

December 19, 2012 by  

Political leaders from Israel, Australia and the UK have met in London. Read more

Record number of students visit the Sydney Jewish Museum

December 18, 2012 by  

The Sydney Jewish Museum has reported that a record number of students have visited its exhibitions this year. Read more

New Zealand’s super investment in Israel updated

December 18, 2012 by  

The three Israeli companies from which investment has been withdrawn by the New Zealand Superannuation Fund as part of their divestment policy were among a total of 45 firms in which the government-sponsored fund had a financial interest last financial year. Read more

Jewish History for Years 11 and 12

December 18, 2012 by  

Masada and the Holocaust will take their place as compulsory subjects for students electing to study Ancient and/or Modern History in Years 11 and 12 in Australian schools. Read more

…and Manny Waks responds

December 18, 2012 by  

Following the publication of the letter to the ECAJ’s letter to the Victorian Government Inquiry into Handling of Child Abuse, Manny Waks, himself an alleged victim of sexual abuse who made a submission to the Inquiry, responds… Read more

Organisations v Community

December 18, 2012 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has written to the Victorian Government Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and other non-Government Organisations criticising a submission claiming that sections of the Jewish community may have been at fault. Read more

Youngest child slaughtered was Jewish

December 17, 2012 by  

A Jewish family is among those mourning in Newtown, Connecticut. The youngest child murdered Noah Pozner turned six last month. It is believed his twin sister survived the massacre. Read more

Adelaide supportt for Israel

December 17, 2012 by  

newly formed non-denominational group has been established in Adelaide to support Israel. Read more

New Zealand Super divests

December 15, 2012 by  

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund has announced that it has excluded three Israeli  companies from its $20 billion investment portfolio on responsible investment grounds. Read more

Linked in for Chanukah

December 14, 2012 by  

The Gold Party was held this year at sponsor’s The Golden Sheaf  Soda Bar in Sydney’s Double Bay. Read more

Turning the other ear?

December 14, 2012 by  

Israel’s ambassador to New Zealand has told Wellington’s Dominion Post that he did not hear remarks critical of Israel made by a member of a Klezmer band performing at a Chanukah celebration…but the man who made the comments claims that he was eye to eye with the ambassador when he spoke. Read more

Jewish Care Rabbi Wins Police Community Accolade

December 14, 2012 by  

Jewish Care’s Rabbi Meir Shlomo Kluwgant has been awarded this year’s Police Community Exemplary Award. Read more

Palestine: Democracies In Diplomatic Disarray

December 14, 2012 by  

It has only taken 10 days for 22 of the top 25 leading democratic nations listed in the Democracy Index 2011 to fall into abject diplomatic disarray…writes David Singer. Read more

Abbott in London and supporting Israel

December 14, 2012 by  

Leader of the Opposition Tony Abbott is in London where he has reaffirmed his support for Israel. Read more

Yasmin Levy reviewed

December 14, 2012 by  

Yasmin Levy is a passionate woman. But not in an overt way. If passion can be understated, hers is. She isn’t bursting an appendix, a la Joplin, to get her music, or her meaning, across…writes Lloyd Bradford Syke. Read more

Adler lights city Chanukeah

December 14, 2012 by  

Jason Adler, the son of Rodney and Lindi Adler, received the honour of lighting the Sydney’s  Chabad Youth NSW’s giant menorah in Sydney’s Martin Place. Read more

Chanukah-TV in Hospital

December 14, 2012 by  

Forty Jewish patients in Sydney’s Prince of Wales Hospital watched the Chanukah Menorah being lit from their beds…thanks to close circuit television. Read more

Joeys celebrate Chanukah

December 14, 2012 by  

On 3rd night Chanukah Sydney’s 3rd Rose Bay (Judean) Joey Scouts finished the year with a Chanukah party meeting. Read more

Julia Gillard’s collapse in authority

December 13, 2012 by  

The claim this week by Labor MP Michael Danby that Minister for Foreign Affairs Bob Carr undermined Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s authority on a crucial United Nations vote has serious implications for the Government and its foreign policy…writes Julie Bishop. Read more

Lynch and the BDS and Dan Avnon

December 13, 2012 by  

The Federal Government has asked questions of Sydney University following the refusal by Associate Professor Jake Lynch on the basis that he supports BDS to accept an offer by an Israeli academic  to visit the university and work with him on a civics program. Read more

Student group win an award to aid the homeless

December 13, 2012 by  

A team of three students at the University of New South Wales has won the “Big Idea” social enterprise competition to aid the homeless and unemployed. Read more

Chanukah Chips

December 13, 2012 by  

Following his long tradition of creating unusual menorahs, Rabbi Mendel Kastel lit a Chanukeah in Bondi this week…made out of Pringles chips containers. Read more

Jewish Houses

December 13, 2012 by  

Sydney care facility Jewish House will extend its operations to two Jewish Houses following the purchase of a block of units in Bondi to be used as temporary housing for the homeless. Read more

JewishCare backs new disability scheme

December 13, 2012 by  

Australian and New South Wales governments reached an historic agreement that will allow for the full roll out of a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in New South Wales by July 2018. Read more

Developing our Youth

December 13, 2012 by  

For ten years Jewish Care’s innovative Young Achievers Program (YAP) has helped our youth to develop life skills, improve self-confidence and reach higher. Read more

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