A Kangarusski Chanukah

December 20, 2017 by  

Kangarusski friends and supporters joined together in Sydney to celebrate the miracle of Chanukah, the end of another good year and the spirit of our community. Read more

Buzz gets back

December 13, 2017 by  

Fourteen young adults with intellectual/cognitive disabilities as well as their buddies, group leaders, nurses and psychologist have returned home to Australia from their ten day Taglit-Birthright Israel trip of a lifetime.   Read more

Festibayit for Habayit

December 13, 2017 by  

Festibayit is an annual event run by the Zionist Federation of Australia’s Habayit, the home of Israeli language and culture. Read more

Kangarusski gives back

November 28, 2017 by  

Kangarusski organised fifty volunteers to meet at Sydney’s Our Big Kitchen to prepare food to deliver to people in need. Read more

Diller Teen Fellows enter the Shark Tank

November 16, 2017 by  

Australian graduates of the Diller Teen Fellows program recently presented their final impact projects ‘Shark Tank Style’ to a panel of professionals. Read more

A special buzz trip

November 15, 2017 by  

Fourteen young Jewish adults with intellectual/ cognitive disabilities will leave Australia on a unique Taglit Birthright-Israel trip.  Read more

We Remember Rabin

November 7, 2017 by  

Zionist youth movements in NSW – Habonim Dror, Bnei Akiva, Hineni, Netzer and Betar come together at Maroubra Synagogue in commemoration of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin. Read more

Herzl headlines this month

November 2, 2017 by  

Herzl – The Dream That Came True, is a one man show performed by well-known Israeli actor Amichai Pardo of the renowned Israeli Orna Porat Children’s Theatre. Read more

Kangarusski screens ‘Stateless’

September 19, 2017 by  

Kangarusski held a screening of the documentary ‘Stateless’ for the Russian Speaking Jewish Community at the Jewish Folk Centre in Sydney. Read more

ZFA plenary conference held in Canberra

September 13, 2017 by  

The Zionist Federation of Australia has hosted its Plenary Conference followed by a political seminar on the Monday at Australian Parliament House. Read more

Diller Teen Fellows work with Aboriginal community

September 4, 2017 by  

A group of graduates from the Diller Teen Fellows program has presented their concept of working with an indigenous community to build capacity in informal education for youth. Read more

Aussie madrichim spend summer in the Arava

August 29, 2017 by  

The Australia Arava Partnership in collaboration with the Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) initiated a new project to enhance the connection between Australia the Arava. Read more

Israeli year 10 students from the Arava visit Australia

August 1, 2017 by  

Twelve Israeli students from the Acacia School in the small desert community in the Arava region arrived in Melbourne for a ten day visit as part of the Jewish Agency for Israel’s Partnership 2GETHER (P2G) program. Read more

ZFA to send 160 young Australians to Israel

July 7, 2017 by  

160 young Jewish adults have left Australia on the Taglit-Birthright Israel visionary program that provides a gift of a 10-day educational tour of Israel, Read more

Diller Teen Fellows Cohort 3 Registration Open

June 6, 2017 by  

The Zionist Federation of Australia has announced that registration for the third Melbourne cohort of the Diller Teen Fellowship is now open. Read more

Russian Mum’s Day

May 15, 2017 by  

The Russian-speaking Jewish community has celebrated both Mother’s Day and Lag Ba Omer in what have become traditional events for the community. Read more

Did you hear the Buzz?

May 9, 2017 by  

Taglit Birthright-Israel program The Buzz is the first of its type from Australia and will take 15 young adults with intellectual/ cognitive disabilities on a Birthright trip – ten remarkable days of touring and discovering Israel with a group of peers, building Jewish identity, and connection with Israel. Read more

Masa gap year student wins two million shekels

April 13, 2017 by  

At 19, Alon Moss decided to spend his gap year in Israel and applied for the Masa Israel Aardvark program through the Zionist Federation of Australia’s Israel Program Department…and won two million shekels in a food waste hackathon. Read more

Building bridges for the future

April 6, 2017 by  

Australia welcomed a delegation from the Central Arava community  as part of the Zionist Federation of Australia and Jewish Agency for Israel’s Partnership 2GETHER (P2G) program – Arava Australia. Read more

Dinner with Ambassador Dave Sharma

April 3, 2017 by  

Australian Ambassador to Israel, Dave Sharma was the special guest at an intimate dinner with leadership of the Zionist Federation of Australia and Zionism Victoria last week. Read more

Buzz: a Taglit-Birthright Israel trip for young adults with special needs

March 28, 2017 by  

The Zionist Federation of Australia,  its Australian principal supporter, Gandel Philanthropy and its organisational partners, Access Inc, Flying Fox and Friendship Circle have announced the first-ever Australian Taglit-Birthright Israel trip for young adults with special needs (cognitive). Read more

Shnatties in Israel

February 14, 2017 by  

The Australian Zionist Youth Council (AZYC) under the auspices of the Zionist Federation of Australia welcomed the 2017 Shnatties in Israel in an opening seminar, full of ruach and excitement for the year ahead. Read more

The Diller Teen Fellows Graduation Ceremony

February 7, 2017 by  

Members of Cohort 1 of the Australian Diller Teen Fellows leadership development program have celebrated their graduation. Read more

They’re back!

January 4, 2017 by  

Taglit-Birthright Israel winter buses are back! Read more

Melbourne’s Diller Teen Fellows Impact

December 18, 2016 by  

T.S. Eliot said; “Do I dare Disturb the universe?” For the very first Australian graduates of the Diller Teen Fellows program, they worked for over a year to do just that and last month they had the opportunity to present their final impact projects to a panel of professionals. Read more

Zionist Federation plans for 2017

December 7, 2016 by  

The Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) has reviewed its operations for 2016 and launched its programs and priorities for 2017 a milestone year for the ZFA and the Zionist movement in Australia and worldwide. 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

“Shalom Israel” as Aussie gap year participants get ready to farewell Israel

November 8, 2016 by  

It is nearing the end of the year; a time for many to finalise, organise and work towards deadlines.  Read more

Madrichim at work

September 20, 2016 by  

The Zionist Federation of Australia spent an afternoon at Sydney’s Emanuel School  observing the year 11 students at their mifgash (session) with their team of five Israeli Madrichim. Read more

Educating the Educators

August 26, 2016 by  

A huge turn out to the recently  Zionist Federation of Australia’s (ZFA) 10th Biennial Educators’ Conference in Melbourne.  Read more

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