Pyjama Day for children in foster care

July 21, 2017 by  

The Pyjama Foundation, an organisation that provides support for children in foster care has held a national pyjama day at Sydney’s Jewish House. Read more

World Vision Australia responds to a claim it supports the PFLP was found without foundation in 2012

July 21, 2017 by  

Hot on the heels of the exposure of World Vision’s head of Gaza operations as a Hamas agent (who diverted the millions of charitable funds to the terror group) comes another multi-million dollar terrorist fraud involving World Vision reports the Jerusalem-based International Legal Forum. Read more

Rabbi Milecki’s contributions to South Head

July 20, 2017 by  

Rabbi Benzion Milecki has written to members of the South Head Synagogue denying he is one of the ongoing expenses the shule will have to meet if it is taken out of administration. Read more

AIJAC complaint upheld by SBS

July 19, 2017 by  

SBS has upheld a complaint made by the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) concerning a radio news podcast, “50th Anniversary of Middle East’s Critical Six Day War”.

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Ike’s conversion

July 11, 2017 by  

On Saturday, July 15, ABC TV’s Compass will screen Ike’s Conversion a fascinating personal story about a young man’s journey to become an orthodox Jew. Read more

Anne Frank’s Diary seventy years on

Anne Frank’s diary continues to a teaching tool which holds perpetual lessons for mankind. Read more

Save Our Shule

June 29, 2017 by  

An EMERGENCY MEETING is to be held at Sydney’s South Head Synagogue this evening to discuss the Shule’s finances and to explore ways to keep the Shule open. Read more

Demographer states Jewish figures for 2016 census “implausible”

June 28, 2017 by  

Demographer Dr David Graham has analysed the results for the 2016 Census for the JCA and has said figures for the current Jewish population in Australia are implausible.

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Danby’s continues push for terrorist’s extradition

June 28, 2017 by  

Labor MP Michael Danby has placed a half page ad in The Australian today [Wednesday] calling on the Turnbull government to act on the extradition of a terrorist who murdered a 15-yr-old Australian girl in Jerusalem in 2001. Read more

The Australian World Orchestra returns

June 22, 2017 by  

The Australian World Orchestra (AWO) has announced two major performance events for their 2017 season, with internationally renowned conductor Simone Young returning to lead musicians from the AWO and the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) in a spectacular one-off performance of Olivier Messiaen’s orchestral masterpiece Turangalîla-Symphonie at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall. Read more

Adviser to four US presidents to speak in Sydney

June 22, 2017 by  

An adviser to no fewer than four US presidents will speak in Sydney next month. Read more

Eugene Berkovic

June 15, 2017 by  

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Eugene Berkovic (ז״ל). Eugene was a consummate and talented professional, who worked as a taxation partner at Deloitte Australia. Read more

Farewells in Melbourne and Perth to the Maccabiah delegation

June 7, 2017 by  

Talented 19-year-old track and field athlete Jemima Montag will carry the Maccabi Australia flag into Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem at the Maccabiah Games Opening ceremony, it was announced at Maccabi Victoria’s farewell on Sunday. Read more

Focus on Jewish-Aboriginal relationship

The unique relationship between the Jewish and Aboriginal communities will be the topic of an address to the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies plenum by Shadow Minister for Human Services Linda Burney this month. Read more

Rabbi Milecki defies termination

April 28, 2017 by  

Rabbi Benzion Milecki has reacted to an announcement that his employment at Sydney’s South Head Synagogue has been terminated. Read more

More self-control could hinder our efforts to exert self-control

April 28, 2017 by  

Turning down that delicious piece of chocolate cake. Resisting the temptation to buy clothes that we don’t need. If we want to watch our weight and save our pennies, these enticements demand that we exercise some degree of self-control. Read more

Ronald S. Lauder says anti-Zionists are anti-Semites

April 25, 2017 by  

Ronald S. Lauder has been reelected for a third term as World Jewish Congress president at the WJC’s Plenary Assembly in New York. Read more

Israel needs to be treated like any member state

April 24, 2017 by  

More than 600 Jewish community representatives from some 90 countries around the world were in New York this week for the WJC’s Plenary Assembly, the supreme decision-making body of the World Jewish Congress, which was founded in Geneva in 1936. Read more

589 heading for the Maccabiah

April 6, 2017 by  

Australia’s 2017 Maccabiah Games management gathered in Wollongong in New South Wales for a leadership summit headlined by a keynote address from AOC Chef De Mission to the 2016 Rio Olympics, Kitty Chiller. Read more

Medals come home for ANZAC Shabbat

April 3, 2017 by  

On 22 April an Australian Jewish treasure will come home. The medals of Abraham Rothfield MC, recently discovered in London, will be unveiled at Sydney’s The Great Synagogue as the congregation marks ANZAC Shabbat. Read more

Pilotless Israeli drones take off in Australia

April 2, 2017 by  

Israel’s Airobotics is the first company worldwide granted with the authorisation to fly fully automated drones without a pilot..and the technology has found its first Australian client, mining giant South32. Read more

NZ prime minister shielding foreign affairs minister over Israel blunder

March 21, 2017 by  

Prime Minister Bill English has confirmed Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully did not have approval from cabinet to support a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution criticising Israel, says New Zealand First. Read more

Professional women’s workshops

March 15, 2017 by  

In 2016, Sydney’s Shalom surveyed 90+ young women and found out that high on their priority list was  professional development, career advancement and a need for workshops that offer hands-on and practical skills. Read more

Hobart synagogue short-listed for a raft of honours

March 14, 2017 by  

Jordana Schmidt, president of the Hobart Hebrew Congregation, has been recognised for her work in community and education and has been shortlisted in two categories of the Tasmanian Young Achievers’ Awards for the second year running. Read more

2017 Community Heritage Grants now open

March 12, 2017 by  

The National Library of Australia is calling for applications  to the 2017 Community Heritage Grants (CHG). Read more

Record tourism figures for Israel

March 10, 2017 by  

Figures for the first two months of 2017 have shown the best ever recorded start to the tourism year in Israel. Read more

Kangaroo wins Israeli diplomatic purim fancy dress

March 8, 2017 by  

Australia’s ambassador to Israel Dave Sharma has won the best costume in a diplomatic Purim party in Israel…appropriately dressed as a kangaroo. Read more

Tim Wilson slams UN resolution 2334

March 2, 2017 by  

Liberal MP Tim Wilson spoke in federal parliament in an adjournment debate on cultural genocide…focusing on the 1915 Armenian genocide  and last December’s United Nations resolution 2334 denying Jewish historic rights to East Jerusalem and the disputed territories. Read more

Maccabi announces 2018 Junior Carnival Manager

February 28, 2017 by  

Julia Hofbauer has been appointed the Maccabi Junior Carnival Manager set to take place in Melbourne from the 14th to the 21st of January, 2018. Read more

Background: The new agreement between Australia and Israel

February 27, 2017 by  

The new R&D agreement signed during the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Australia between the Israeli government and the federal administration in Australia is expected to strengthen economic ties between the two countries and enable companies from Israel and Australia to receive funding for joint projects in research and development. Read more

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