Of Dead Cricketers and Dead Shul-goers…writes David Werdiger

November 30, 2014 by  

The national outpouring of grief following the tragic death of cricketer Phil Hughes after being struck by a cricket ball on the field has been quite overwhelming. Read more

Shake hands with a woman? – Ask the Rabbi

November 30, 2014 by  

Rabbi Apple served for 32 years as the chief minister of the Great Synagogue, Sydney, Australia’s oldest and most prestigious congregation…he answers your questions. Read more

A letter about the Monte letter

November 30, 2014 by  

The Board of Sydney’s Montefiore Home recently circulated their members advising them that nominations had been registered for the positions of president, vice-president and treasurer at next Sunday’s AGM. A reader comments on the letter… Read more

Is Israel a Jewish country?…asks Rabbi Laibl Wolf

November 30, 2014 by  

If the world is a confusing place today, Israel is even more so as I am finding out on my visit here. Read more

Cricket takes a second life…in Israel

November 30, 2014 by  

An umpire who was a former captain of the Israel National Cricket Team has died while umpiring a match in Ashdod. Read more

The bees’ knees

November 29, 2014 by  

Auckland’s Kadimah School has won a national competition organised by Crown Relocations calling on children to independently produce a 90 second video about what they would do if they won $4,00o. Read more

What’s in a headline?…asks Emily Gian

November 29, 2014 by  

These days when you consider the information you take in when looking at a newspaper article or an item on a website, everything often boils down to the headline which attracts the attention. Read more

My visits to Israel this year…

November 29, 2014 by  

On the personal level there is something quite surreal about this year. Read more

Islamic State – Pope Calls For International Consensus

November 28, 2014 by  

Pope Francis has made public his thoughts on the action necessary to counter Islamic State…writes David Singer. Read more

Chief Rabbi meets the Rabbinical Council of Victoria

November 28, 2014 by  

Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, the 11th Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, has met with members of the Rabbinical Council of Victoria for a private discussion. Read more

Noel Pearson launches The Aunt’s Mirrors

November 28, 2014 by  

Noel Pearson has launched The Aunt’s Mirrors a family memoir which discusses the history of seven generations of the author’s family in Australia. Read more

Coping with barbaric, religiously inspired terrorism

November 28, 2014 by  

The horror that engulfed the entire nation of Israel in the wake of the barbaric murder of Jews engaged in prayer in a Jerusalem synagogue remains palpable…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Bronfman returns and brings Mahler with him

November 28, 2014 by  

He saw him rehearse the Brahms Piano Concerto No 1 with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra…now Fraser Beath McEwing reviews the concert itself. Read more

Israeli Holocaust survivors tour the Negev

November 28, 2014 by  

Three hundred holocaust survivors from Amcha social clubs all over Israel got together for a day trip to KKL-JNF sites in southern Israel…funded by a family from Melbourne. Read more

Folies Bergere – Giveaways

November 28, 2014 by  

J-Wire has 10 double passes for Folies Bergere…a delightful film in French starring Isabelle Huppert. Read more

Mind the Gap…writes Michael Kuttner

November 28, 2014 by  

Everyone traveling by train or underground will be familiar with the announcements of “mind the gap.” Read more

Gifted teacher

November 27, 2014 by  

Rachelle Lever recently attended a Special Religious Education Celebration event held at Parliament House in Sydney, where she was one of 12 recipients of an award recognising their outstanding contribution for excellence, innovation and creativity in the way they deliver SRE to their students.  Read more

Historical record of Bar and Batmitvahs

November 27, 2014 by  

The unique and innovative B’nei Mitzvah initiative, run by Jewish Care in partnership with the Pratt Foundation, is appealing to all members of our community to send in their cherished bar/bat mitzvah photos. Read more

Heritage Award for Jewish Cemetery

November 27, 2014 by  

In a positive testament to a town’s appreciation of the past, Maitland has won a NSW Tidy Towns Award for its care of the Jewish Cemetery. Read more

KA: The year in review

November 27, 2014 by  

The Kashrut Authority has reported on its 2014 activities…and its plans for 2015. Read more

Mount Scopus bridges the gap

November 27, 2014 by  

A small group of Mount Scopus College students have been volunteering to visit Emmy Monash Aged Care once a month as part of the Bridging the Gap Program. Read more

Building bridges

November 27, 2014 by  

The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies will undertake its annual bridge-building tour of regional New South Wales next week when it visits the Blue Mountains.  Read more

Faith in the future

November 27, 2014 by  

NSW Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello has hosted a meeting of the State’s key religious leaders at NSW Parliament. Read more

Yefim Bronfman, pianistic force, in two acts

November 26, 2014 by  

J-Wire took its music reviewer Fraser Beath McEwing to watch one of the world’s top pianists Yefim Bronfman rehearse Brahms powerful Piano Concerto No1 with the Sydney Symphony orchestra followed by a private interview with the maestro…read his report. Read more

Canberra rabbi inaugurated by the Chief Rabbi

November 26, 2014 by  

Rabbi Alon Meltzer has been inaugurated by the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth  Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis as the first full-time spiritual head of the ACT National Jewish Memorial Centre. Read more

Wolper announces community grants

November 26, 2014 by  

A new President and Life Governor were appointed and community grants announced at the Annual General Meeting of Sydney’s Wolper Jewish Hospital. Read more

Gaby Berger responds

November 26, 2014 by  

Former board member of Sydney’s Montefiore Home Gabby Berger has responded to a reference to him being dismissed from the Board for “misconduct” being featured in a circular sent to the Home’s members. Read more

David Kramer deported to the United States

November 26, 2014 by  

An American teacher who sexually abused children at a Melbourne Jewish school has been deported to the United States following his release from prison. Read more

David Southwick: Liberals and the Jewish community

November 26, 2014 by  

This election, the Victorian Coalition pledges to continue its unwavering support for the Jewish community and ensure security, education and community programs are supported by a re-elected Napthine Government. Read more

Folies Bergere…a film review by Roz Tarszisz

November 26, 2014 by  

Judging by the recent spate of mature-age romances, coming of age stories are a trifle old hat. From writer and director Marc Fitoussi, this is a delightful coming of second age (or possibly third) tale. Read more

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