25th anniversary of Clean-up Australia Day

January 31, 2015 by  

In 2014 more than 572,406 volunteers including members of the Jewish community. removed an estimated 15,708 tonnes of rubbish from 7,140 sites across Australia,  Read more

The price of security

January 31, 2015 by  

Two Israeli soldiers were killed on the country’s northern borders this week. President Rivlin has visited their families. Read more

Israeli university offering conflict resolution courses in English

January 30, 2015 by  

Bar-Ilan University is to  launch Israel’s first academic international summer certificate program, taught entirely in English, in the field of conflict resolution.  Read more

Kiwi educators at Yad Vashem

January 30, 2015 by  

A group of twenty New Zealand high school teachers and educators have been attending a course on Holocaust studies at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. Read more

Australia Day Awards 2015

January 30, 2015 by  

As normally happens, we missed someone in our Australia Day Honours List – Marcia Hatfield of Sydney received an OAM and has been added top the republished list. Mazel Tov and our apologies Marcia. Read more

ZFA expresses concern

January 30, 2015 by  

The Zionist Federation of Australia has raised concern about recent incidents on Israel’s northern border resulting in the loss of lives. Read more

Here we go again!…writes Michael Kuttner

January 30, 2015 by  

The year has launched off with a flying start of outrageous terror, political hypocrisy and ramped up rhetoric. Read more

B’nai B’rith in the running for Glen Eira award

January 30, 2015 by  

B’nai B’rith Victoria has been selected as one of two finalists in the Glen Eira Community Group of the Year Award 2015.  Read more

Effective Relationship Program

January 30, 2015 by  

The National Council of Jewish Women of Australia Victorian Section is offering a nine session program to support single Jewish women improve their intimate relationships. Read more

NCJWA Caring Mums expands seeks volunteers.

January 30, 2015 by  

Melbourne’s Caring Mums program run by the NCJWA is expanding its activities to the city’s northern suburbs. Read more

Getting anti-Semitism wrong at the United Nations…writes Ben Cohen/JNS.org

January 30, 2015 by  

You have to hand it to the United Nations, I guess. It’s hard to think of another body that would organise a special meeting on the subject of rising anti-Semitism with anti-Semites not just in attendance, but making speeches as well. Read more

70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz – Sydney event

January 29, 2015 by  

Did you attend this function at the Jewish Museum…check here for your photo…gallery images by Ben Apfelbaum Read more

Holocaust anniversary acknowledged by Aboriginal community

January 29, 2015 by  

The Aboriginal Medical Service in Sydney’s Redfern has acknowledged the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Jews from the Auschwitz death camp. Read more

Maccabi meets Montefiore

January 29, 2015 by  

Participants in Maccabi’s Junior Carnival from across Australia converged at Jewish Care recently to participate in Maccabi-Jewish Care Community Day. Read more

The Holocaust remembered in New Zealand’s capital.

January 29, 2015 by  

Due to the significance of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the commemoration of United Nations International Holocaust Remembrance Day was more extensive in New Zealand this year. Read more

President Rivlin addresses United Nations

January 29, 2015 by  

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin has addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York…and tells its members “never again”. Read more

Rabbis respond to Fairfax quotes

January 28, 2015 by  

The Organisation of Rabbis of Australasia (ORA) is deeply concerned about comments attributed to criminal lawyer Alex Lewenberg which have appeared in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald newspapers. Read more

Josh Frydenberg at Auschwitz

January 28, 2015 by  

Among the world dignitaries attending the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz was Australian Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg. Read more

Major Israeli honour for former NSW Governor

January 28, 2015 by  

The Technion in Israel is to award a Doctor Honoris Causa, the Technion’s highest recognition for scientific and humanitarian contribution to former NSW Governor, Professor Dame Marie Bashir Read more

Sydney remembers Auschwitz

January 28, 2015 by  

Around 350 members of the community including diplomats from many countries, gathered at the Sydney Jewish Museum (SJM) to commemorate 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz. Read more

Rabbis meet the Prime Minister

January 28, 2015 by  

Tthe first ever delegation from Australia’s peak and preeminent Jewish religious leadership body – ORA – The Organisation of Rabbis of Australasia, has met with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in Canberra. Read more

A personal account of the liberation of the Bergen concentration camp

January 28, 2015 by  

Lt-Col Leonard Berney RA TD tells J-Wire of his participation and the events surrounding the liberation of the notorious Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Read more

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Yad Vashem on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 28, 2015 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s spoke at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem at yesterday’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemoration. Read more

Learn online about the Holocaust

January 28, 2015 by  

To mark the  International Holocaust Memorial Day, FutureLearn, a social medialearning platform, has launched free online courses exploring the history and ongoing scholarship of the Holocaust…one created by Tel Aviv University and the other by Yad Vashem. Read more

Should Netanyahu address Congress?…asks Isi Leibler

January 28, 2015 by  

Presumably, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu weighed his options carefully before accepting U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to address the joint session of Congress. Read more

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, victims and leaders mark 70 years since Auschwitz liberation

January 28, 2015 by  

More than 300 Holocaust survivors along with world leaders gathered at the site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp on Tuesday to commemorate the 1.1 million people killed there, as well as the millions of other victims killed during the Holocaust, as part of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Read more

Never Again?…writes Emily Gian

January 27, 2015 by  

All four of my grandparents were Holocaust survivors. I heard snippets of their stories my whole life but it was always difficult for me to truly imagine how it all began, how it continued, and how it became the greatest human tragedy of all time. Read more

The Holocaust remembered in Auckland

January 27, 2015 by  

Auckland has hosted an International Holocaust Remembrance day…a J-Wire video report from Keren Cook. Read more

When Heimish Doesn’t Mean Amish!…writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf

January 27, 2015 by  

I am sitting in the 23rd floor lounge of the Nikko Hotel in San Francisco looking out onto the bay watching a string of bulky container ships making their slow motion to port.

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Israeli may have survived car crash if she had been wearing a seatbelt

January 27, 2015 by  

Irit Wilder, an Israeli tourist who died in a car accident in New Zealand would probably have survived had she been wearing a seatbelt. Read more

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