Best of the Best Award for OBK Founder

August 24, 2016 by  

It was a perfect day to enjoy the winter sun at Sydney’s Bondi Beach as politicians, past and present, business leaders and representatives from a wide cross-section of the community including Dame Marie Bashir, former Governor of NSW and Phillip Ruddock, ex Federal MP, gathered to honour Rabbi Dr Dovid Slavin of Our Big Kitchen (OBK). Read more

The Jewish International Film Festival screening 70 movies in 2016

August 23, 2016 by  

Presenting over 70 exceptional international premiere features and documentaries, the Jewish International Film Festival returns to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Auckland from late October, and tours to Canberra for the first time in the festival’s history. Read more

Shir Madness Jewish Music Festival: The line-up is complete

August 23, 2016 by  

Following last year’s smash hit Melbourne debut, SHIR MADNESS (The Jewish Music Festival) returns to Sydney and its Bondi Pavilion home this year. Read more

Henry Greener interviews…

This week, Hentry Green talks with Naomi Rubenstein, Erez Feinberg and Fem Belling…. Read more

Will Temple Mount tensions yet again strain Israeli-Jordanian relations?…asks Sean Savage/JNS.org

August 23, 2016 by  

Jordan’s King Abdullah II vowed to fight against repeated violations and attacks carried out by Israel and extremist groups on the Temple Mount complex, according to an interview in the Jordanian daily Ad-Dustour last week. Read more

Matti Friedman to speak exclusively at Sydney Jewish Writers Festival

August 23, 2016 by  

Canadian-born author and former Associated Press journalist Matti Friedman will be speaking exclusively in Sydney this weekend as the guest of the Sydney Jewish Writers Festival before travelling to the Melbourne Writers Festival. Read more

United to Support Israel in Australia and Overseas

August 23, 2016 by  

Zionism Victoria has hosted an international and national delegation of members of Christians for Israel (C4I) for an inaugural meeting with the leaders of the Victorian Zionist and Jewish community. Read more

Perth’s Carmel School sweeps essay field

August 22, 2016 by  

This year the Australian Jewish Historical Society (NSW) conducted an essay competition which used a theme focused on Jewish servicemen and women from the First World War. Read more

New Zealand Jewish Council calls for success for Islam Awareness Week

August 22, 2016 by  

President of NZJC Stephen Goodman has sent a message to the Federation of Islamic Association of New Zealand at the beginning of the Islam Awareness Week. Read more

An Ancient Jewish “Stone Age”? Excavations in a Cave in Galilee Reveal a 2,000 Year-Old Stone Vessel Production Centre

August 22, 2016 by  

Archaeological excavations conducted in Galilee in early August, under the direction of Dr. Yonatan Adler of Ariel University, have unearthed a 2,000 year-old cave which functioned as a quarry and industrial workshop for the production of stone vessels. Read more

New Zealand sailors battle back a hard-earned silver at Rio

August 22, 2016 by  

New Zealand yachting produced a stand out performance on the final day of the Rio Olympics regatta, taking three medals, including gold. Read more

Why is there a lion on the emblem of the city of Jerusalem?…ask the rabbi

August 22, 2016 by  

Rabbi Raymond Apple served for 32 years as the chief minister of the Great Synagogue, Sydney, Australia’s oldest and most prestigious congregation. He was Australia’s highest profile rabbi and held many public roles. He is now retired and lives in Jerusalem. Read more

New partnership offers improved response in addressing family violence in Jewish Community

August 21, 2016 by  

Jewish Care Victoria has partnered with Inner South Community Health Service to enable Jewish community members who have experienced family violence to access a culturally appropriate service response. Read more

J-Wire Meets Richard Moore

August 21, 2016 by  

J-Wire’s Roz Tarszisz talks with Richard Moore, Artistic Director of the AICE Israeli Film Festival.

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The Artist and the Author: Together Again

August 21, 2016 by  

Two men whose friendship crosses generations are thrilled to be travelling together to West Australia later this year.

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Labor says that Turnbull’s authority in tatters on 18C

August 21, 2016 by  

“Despite telling Australians in February he has “no plans to change” racist hate speech protections in Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, Malcolm Turnbull today left the door open to changes” have said Labor’s Mark Dreyfus and Tony Burke. Read more

Nick Cater and James Brown Address AIJAC Luncheon in Sydney

August 21, 2016 by  

Two of Australia’s most prominent public intellectuals, Nick Cater, Executive Director of the Menzies Research Centre and James Brown, Research Director of the University of Sydney’s United States Studies Centre, addressed an AIJAC luncheon in Sydney having recently returned from an Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) RAMBAM delegation to Israel. Read more

‘Hand Up for a Home’ $180,000 Crowdfunding Campaign

August 19, 2016 by  

Jewish Care Victoria launched its digital crowdfunding campaign, ‘Hand Up for a Home’  to raise funds for the refurbishment of Jewish Care’s social housing in Fulton Street, East St Kilda. Read more

What really matters…writes Michael Kuttner

August 19, 2016 by  

The latest buzzwords among the politically correct elites these days have become holy writ. Woe betides anyone who dares to challenge this example of religious dogma. Read more

So this is what peace looks like…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.org

August 19, 2016 by  

It’s not the end of the world just because an Egyptian athlete refused to shake hands with his Israeli counterpart at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro last week. After all, the Egyptian is the one who violated judo etiquette. He’s the one whom the fans booed. Read more

U.S. State Department calls Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestinian Authority anti-Semitic

August 19, 2016 by  

For the first time, the U.S. State Department has explicitly accused the Palestinian Authority (PA) of promoting anti-Semitism, a signal Jewish groups are hoping will lead to change in U.S. policy…writes Rafael Medoff/JNS.org. Read more

A Yazidi woman tells her story

August 18, 2016 by  

Nadia Murad Basee Taha is a Yazidi woman from northern Iraq who was captured by Daesh (or ISIS) in mid-2014 will tell a seminar at Sydney University how she escaped. Read more

New Zealand authors publish new book to challenge Holocaust denial

August 18, 2016 by  

New Zealand writers and filmmakers, Lance and James Morcan are planning to adapt their recent book for a television documentary series to stamp-out Holocaust deniers. Read more

Westfield’s World Trade Centre mall reopened following its destruction in the 9/11 attack

August 18, 2016 by  

Westfield has launched its rebuilt World Trace Centre Mall fifteen years after the devastating attacks in 2001 which destroyed the iconic twin towers of the World Trade Centre. Read more

2016 Better Practice Award for Montefiore Home

August 18, 2016 by  

Sydney’s Montefiore Home is delighted to be recognised with another Better Practice Award today by the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency at Better Practice Sydney for its program titled, Dietary Co-ordinators Bridging the Gap. Read more

Community organisations learning to keep their cool

August 18, 2016 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) recently hosted a seminar for leaders and professional staff from Jewish community organisations aiming to help them ‘Keep Their Cool’. Read more

Palestine – Abbas Abandons Peace Negotiations With Israel

August 18, 2016 by  

Mahmoud Abbas’s decision to prosecute Britain for publishing the 1917 Balfour Declaration amounts to an outright rejection of the right of the Jewish people to have their own State in former Palestine – the major stumbling block to peacefully resolving the Jewish-Arab conflict for the last 100 years…writes David Singer. Read more

Residents art exhibition

August 18, 2016 by  

Residents, relatives and staff of Sydney’s Montefiore Home Randwick Campus to celebrate the work of three resident artists, June Lotzof, Audrey Goldberg, and the late Dr Zelman Freeman. Read more

Eyeless in Gaza…writes Michael Danby

August 18, 2016 by  

The Reverend Tim Costello is the very image of the muscular, “socially concerned” Church Man. Read more

Kubo and the Two Strings – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

August 18, 2016 by  

“I tell stories about epic heroes and monsters but I had no idea my stories were true” says boy hero Kubo, in the trailer for this enthralling animated action adventure from director Travis Knight (ParaNorman,Box Trolls).

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