Master of all the facts

January 23, 2018 by  

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair described Sydney-born broadcaster Ed Doolan as “the master of the facts”. Ed Doolan, a well-loved Sydney personality in his youth, passed away last week at 76. Read more

Meet Mark Sofer

December 6, 2017 by  

Israel’s recently appointed ambassador to Australia Mark Sofer took time out of his busy schedule to speak to J-Wire… Read more

Ambassador Mark Sofer visits Sydney

December 5, 2017 by  

Israel’s new ambassador Mark Sofer has visited Sydney to meet members of the Jewish community’s leadership, welcoming discussion on situations impacting on Israel and diaspora. Read more

Rabbi Feldman encounters the face of antisemitism

November 27, 2017 by  

In a quiet cul-de-sac in Australia’s capital Canberra Rabbi Shmueli Feldman dreads another attack on his home by a group of young white Australians. Read more

Taking a look back on Israel…and taking a look forward

November 12, 2017 by  

There was a surprise opening to the address by former Australian Ambassador to Israel Dave Sharma to guests at a JNF breakfast function in Sydney…”I am used to talking at events in Israel so you are free to keep eating and in fact keep talking to each other.” Read more

“Catch the Jew” – Catch its author

November 8, 2017 by  

He wrote a book entitled “I Sleep in Hitler’s Room” describing a six-month walking tour in contemporary Germany and followed it with a book on life in the Israel-Palestine region published as “Catch the Jew”…and now Tuvia Tenenbom is heading to Australia not to write a book but to be a keynote speaker for the 2018 UIA campaigns in NSW, QLD and WA. Read more

Danby stands his ground

October 8, 2017 by  

Melbourne Labor MP Michael Danby is sticking by his advertisements in the Jewish media criticising ABC correspondent Sophie McNeill’s reporting in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read more

Unwelcome sauce for Australia’s lamb

September 27, 2017 by  

An ad created for the Australian market featuring the multicultural attraction of local lamb through historical religious leaders has been hacked in the USA claiming that YouTube had found the ad offensive. Read more

Last witnesses: ABC to show doco featuring child survivors

August 27, 2017 by  

ABC-TV’s Compass is to screen a documentary about child survivors of the Holocaust now living in Sydney and Melbourne.
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New plans for “terrorism threatened” synagogue

August 10, 2017 by  

Friends of Refugees of Eastern Europe have announced they will be submitting plans for a new development application for a new synagogue in Bondi  to Waverley Council and suggested jointly that a proposed protest on the weekend would “be unproductive”. Read more

Doing Israel’s humanitarian work

August 8, 2017 by  

A team of Australian doctors has visited Fiji to consult and operate on members of the Fijian community in need of ENT assistance including a two-yr-old girl who had extreme difficulty in breathing. Read more

The Voice and Fauda fill the WIZO bill

August 6, 2017 by  

Over 725 guests took the opportunity to listen to one of the creators of the Netflix worldwide hit “Fauda” and to hear music from Israeli stars Guy and Yahel at WIZO NSW’s Major Function for 2017. Read more

One shul, two minyans

July 2, 2017 by  

Sydney’s South Head Synagogue was open for business on Shabbat with many members attending a separate minyan being held at a nearby Moriah College campus. Read more

South Head closes its doors…for less than hour

June 30, 2017 by  

An ecstatic Rabbi Milecki has announced that it is business as usual in Sydney’s South Head Synagogue where a group of members have provided funds to satisfy the administrator that the synagogue is currently financially viable. Read more

Keep NSW Safe

May 29, 2017 by  

A submission to the NSW Parliament by Keep NSW Safe is calling for a section to be inserted into the NSW  Crimes Act to cover instances of crimes involving racism, sexual preferences, law enforcement agencies and other categories. Read more

John Samuel Asher: “He will not be forgotten”

May 21, 2017 by  

Shortly after midnight on May 29. 1942 a Japanese midget submarine fired a torpedo towards the USS Chicago, a heavy cruiser moored on Sydney Harbour. Read more

South Head Synagogue’s administrator bars the rabbi

April 30, 2017 by  

Sydney’s South Head Synagogue is facing a legal battle with its sacked Rabbi Benzion Milecki who has been told he has no longer access to the building or use its car park. Read more

Standing Up book will inspire you to stand up

April 5, 2017 by  

An inspiring new book about Jewish Australians who have stood up to tackle social injustices and make the world a better place has been launched by David Gonski at the Sydney Jewish Museum. Read more

Cyclone Debbie: no reports of damage from North Queensland community

March 28, 2017 by  

Rabbi Ari Ruben has told J-Wire he not received any reports of any incidents affecting the community in North Queensland.

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Twelve appear before the Royal Commission

March 24, 2017 by  

Rabbi Pinchus Feldman has told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse that he is not familiar with national child protection policies.

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Sydney Jewish Museum bomb scare

February 28, 2017 by  

Sydney’s Jewish Museum was evacuated today following a threat of a bomb scare. Read more

UIA Gala event shines

February 28, 2017 by  

Over 1400 members of Sydney’s Jewish community packed the auditorium at Sydney’s International Convention Centre to hear a stellar group of speakers headed by former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper address the UIA 2017 NSW Gala Event. Read more

Bye Bye Bibi

February 26, 2017 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara have left Australia following a five-day visit to Sydney. Read more

Melbourne car killing: a father waits…

January 21, 2017 by  

The father of the 10-yr-old Melbourne girl killed in a rampage by a crazed driver in the city’s CBD is at the bedside of his wife and his nine-yr-old daughter critically injured in the attack. 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

Premier’s plans to expand innovation facilities in NSW

October 16, 2016 by  

Over 400 guests heard NSW  Premier Mike Baird telling of a trade mission he lead to Israel earlier this year and of his plans to expand NSW’s innovation plans. Read more

MP’s maiden speech tells of his father’s suicide

September 15, 2016 by  

The first Jewish Liberal from NSW to be elected to the House of Representatives in the Australian Federal parliament has used his maiden speech to highlight suicides caused by depression citing his own father’s death. Read more

Alice Springs student posed as Hitler in front of Jewish visitors

September 11, 2016 by  

A student at a private school in Alice Springs dressed as Adolf Hitler at a special Book Assembly attended by an exchange group of Jewish schoolchildren on an exchange from Melbourne. Read more

A second Olympic medal: such a great feeling

August 12, 2016 by  

Sydney kayak Jessica Fox has added to her London 2012 Olympics Silver Bronze for the K-1 event bagging the Bronze Medal in Rio. Read more

A new take on drones

July 5, 2016 by  

A 27-yr-old inventor who left Sydney’s Moriah College at the age of 16 is knocking at the door of world-wide success with his latest invention…a selfie-drone which uses face recognition to follow its target. Read more

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