Palestine – Carter Threatens Chaos For Obama, Trump And US Foreign Policy…writes David Singer

November 30, 2016 by  

Former US President Jimmy Carter has urged current President Barack Obama to: Read more

Hanson/Roberts meeting called off

November 30, 2016 by  

Senators Pauline Hanson and Malcolm Roberts have today confirmed that due to security reasons they will cancel their visit to Melbourne to listen to the concerns of the local Jewish community. Read more

The JCCV issues Child Safe Policy

November 30, 2016 by  

The Jewish Community Council of  Victoria (JCCV) welcomes the report published yesterday by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse focusing on the responses of Yeshivah Melbourne and Yeshiva Bondi.  The findings in the report are no great surprise but nevertheless are highly disturbing and distressing.
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Royal Commission – the rabbis call on named to stand down

November 30, 2016 by  

The Executive of the Rabbinical Council of Australia and New Zealand (RCANZ), The Rabbinical Council of New South Wales (RCNSW) and the Rabbinical Council of Victoria (RCV) have expressed their  deep distress by the contents of the report by the Royal Commission into child sexual abuse at Yeshiva Bondi and Yeshivah Melbourne. Read more

JNF starts the rehabilitation of the fire-ravaged forests

November 30, 2016 by  

Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael – Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) has begun the rehabilitation process of forests and open areas that were damaged in the current wave of fires. Read more

Palestinian Fatah party unanimously re-elects Mahmoud Abbas as leader

November 30, 2016 by  

The Palestinian Fatah political party unanimously re-elected Mahmoud Abbas as the head of the party at the opening of its first leadership congress in more than seven years. Read more

Happy Families at Melbourne’s Jewish Care’s 2016 AGM

November 30, 2016 by  

Jewish Care’s 2016 Annual General Meeting at which the organisation’s achievements from the past financial year were highlighted. The AGM was followed by a panel discussion titled ‘Families in the 21st Century’. Read more

ZFA Conference in Melbourne

November 30, 2016 by  

The Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) will host its 2016 Biennial Conference in Melbourne on the 4th December at Beth Weizmann Centre. Read more

Israel’s raging fires come under control after massive international response

November 30, 2016 by  

Improving weather conditions, a massive influx of support from the international community and efforts by Israeli first responders have enabled the Jewish state to get an outburst of raging wildfires under control. Read more

Leeser encourages all communities to play a part in the 18C inquiry

November 30, 2016 by  

Following a plea to delegates at The Executive Council of Australian Jewry annual conference Julian Leeser MP federal Member for Berowra has encouraged all community groups to take an active part in the current Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights Inquiry into freedom of speech and the Racial Discrimination Act. Read more

Chanukah in Parliament

November 30, 2016 by  

Labor MP Michael Danby has addressed a gathering of Federal politicians celebrating the lighting of a menorah at the country’s seat of government. Read more

Chopin Concert with Alan Kogosowski presented by Sputnik Russian Cultural and Television Association

November 30, 2016 by  

Acclaimed pianist Alan Kogosowski is presenting a performance with a difference in Melbourne. Read more

The Hon Justice James Edelman: appointed to the High Court of Australia

November 29, 2016 by  

Perth-born judge James Edelman has been appointed to the High Court of Sydney…a position he will take up in January 2017 at the age of 43. Read more

The Royal Commission releases its report on the Yeshiva and Yeshivah

November 29, 2016 by  

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has said that some members of the community had been “discouraged from reporting”. Read more

ECAJ: Goot passes the baton

November 29, 2016 by  

Former The Executive Council of Australian Jewry president Robert Goot has handed the leadership over to Anton Block…following the organisation’s policy of alternating Sydney and Melbourne as the home city of president. Read more

Community groups urge MPs not to weaken laws against race hate

November 29, 2016 by  

A delegation of leaders representing the Indigenous, Greek, Arab, Chinese, Jewish, and Indian communities has held a round of meetings with key MPs in Federal parliament to discuss the current Inquiry into freedom of speech. Read more

Fraudsters raising funds in Australia for the firefighting efforts in Israel

November 29, 2016 by  

Israel search and rescue operation ZAKA has issued a warning about two people fundraising in the Australian Jewish community claiming that they are raising money for the fire-fighting effort in Israel by ZAKA Search and Rescue are frauds.

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Mahana: a movie review by Glen Falkenstein

November 29, 2016 by  

When I spoke with Mahana Director Lee Tamahori earlier this week he told me that westerns were a dead genre. Mahana may not be a western, but the genre’s spirit is alive and well in the accomplished Director’s confronting and visually rapturous thriller. Read more

Fires: JNF report 2750 acres destroyed

November 28, 2016 by  

Fires spreading since last week have destroyed an estimate of 11,000 Dunams (about 2,750 Acres, with four Dunams = 1 Acre) of natural forests and rural areas around Israel, with 58 occurrences in KKL-JNF areas. Read more

Netanyahu and Rivlin visit the fire regions

November 28, 2016 by  

The Israeli cabinet has held a special meeting in Haifa, one of the most badly-affected regions in the current fire crisis across Israel.  Read more

Major minyan

November 28, 2016 by  

5,600 Chabad-Lubavitch Chasidic rabbinic emissaries and communal leaders from 90 countries, hailing from as far away as Bangkok, Kenya and Australia are gathering in New York for the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries. Read more

Why did the Bible always have chapters and verses?…ask the rabbi

November 28, 2016 by  

Bible Chapters, Two Visions of God and Seniors Citizens Course give rise to questions for the rabbi. Read more

Antisemitic incidents in Australia up 10%

November 27, 2016 by  

NSW has experienced the highest incidents of antisemitic incidents in Australia in the past year. Read more

Fires: Netanyahu thanks Abu Mazen

November 27, 2016 by  

Michael Kuttner reports on the fires blazing across Israel while Israel’s leader thanks his Palestinian counterpart for sending fire crews to assist firefighters. Read more

JNF Emergency Appeal

November 25, 2016 by  

An urgent appeal has been launched by the JNF to raise funds to cover the cost of fighting widespread fires which are enveloping areas across Israel. Read more

Together for Humanity

November 25, 2016 by  

Rachael Kohn’s ABC Radio National features a segment this weekend on Together for Humanity with the participation of students from Sydney’s Emanuel School. Read more

Jones takes Judaism to Java

November 25, 2016 by  

Jeremy Jones, Director of International and of Community Affairs of the Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council, has completed an intensive programme of dialogues, discussions, meetings and seminars in the world’s most populous Muslim nation, Indonesia. Read more

Jews is News

November 25, 2016 by  

Hardly a day passes when Jews and the Jewish State are not featured in the media…writes Michael Kuttner.
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Montefiore Volunteers Celebrated

November 25, 2016 by  

Sydney’s Montefiore Home has held its annual Spirit of Volunteering function at its Hunters Hill Campus to celebrate and honour the generous contribution of its volunteers. Read more

The NSW Premier’s 2017 Multicultural Community Medals

November 25, 2016 by  

Members of the community who strive to maintain harmony and peace in NSW are being encouraged to nominate for the 2017 Premier’s Multicultural Community Medals. Read more

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