A record-breaking Shabbat

November 20, 2019 by  

Over 1 million Jews in over 1,500 cities around the world participated in the global celebration of Shabbat that is The Shabbat Project. Read more

Colin Tatz has passed away at 85

November 19, 2019 by  

Colin Tatz AO,  a Natal University and Australian National University graduate, has been Professor of Politics at the University of New England, Armidale, and at Macquarie University, Sydney. Read more

Hebrew University Week in Perth

November 19, 2019 by  

This last week has seen a plethora of activity in Perth by Israel’s preeminent university, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Read more

AIJAC welcomes US stance on settlements and international law

November 19, 2019 by  

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has today welcomed the statement by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announcing the result of a  US government review concluding that “The establishment of Israeli civilian settlements [in the West Bank] is not, per se, inconsistent with international law.” Read more

Hungary recognizes Orthodox Jewish community for first time since World War II

November 19, 2019 by  

The Hungarian government signed a special agreement with the Orthodox Jewish Communities Association (EMIH) to officially grant the country’s Orthodox community with “special status” for the first time since World War II. Read more

AIJAC in Indonesia

November 19, 2019 by  

Jeremy Jones, Director of International and of Community Affairs of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council has paid a six-day, seven-city and eight-lecture visit to Indonesia. Read more

U.S. rejects illegality of settlements

November 19, 2019 by  

Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has welcomed United States’ decision to no longer finding Israeli settlements in the disputed territories inconsistent with international law. Read more

Messi meets patients from Save a Child’s Heart

November 18, 2019 by  

In Tel Aviv, iconic football superstar Lionel Messi met a group of children from Senegal, Ethiopia and Zanzibar who had come to Israel for life-saving heart surgery. Read more

Israel’s PM Netanyahu holds security tour of a missile intercept control centre and an iron dome battery

November 17, 2019 by  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a security tour of a missile intercept control centre and an Iron Dome battery. Read more

10m challah going into Guiness Book of Records

November 15, 2019 by  

JNF and Grandma Moses have broken the Guinness World Record for the longest braided loaf of bread, in honour of the Shabbat Project. Read more

Schindler’s List producer passes away

November 15, 2019 by  

World-renowned Holocaust survivor, filmmaker, and producer Branko Lustig passed away yesterday at the age of 88 in Croatia. Read more

JCA announces Sharks for Jumpstart Shark Tank 2019

November 14, 2019 by  

Sydney’s Jumpstart Shark Tank is back for its fourth successive year, showcasing the community’s top social entrepreneurs. Read more

New book celebrates 170 years of Jewish Care Victoria

November 14, 2019 by  

As part of Jewish Care’s 170 Year Anniversary (1848 – 2018), a new hardcover large-format pictorial book of exquisite black and white portraits will be launched at their Annual General Meeting today. Read more

Updated speaker line up for UIA NSW North Shore 2020 Campaign Launch

November 14, 2019 by  

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Sam Grundwerg – World Chairman Keren Hayesod-UIA is no longer able to travel to Australia for UIA’s Campaign Launch events, including the North Shore Briefing. Read more

Prestigious arts grant for Henri and Thomas

November 14, 2019 by  

Child Holocaust Survivor Henri Korn and Melbourne Visual Artist Thomas Delohery have been awarded the much sought after 2020 Annual Arts Grants from the City of Melbourne.

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Gaza: leadership condemns rockets

November 13, 2019 by  

Australian community leadership has spoken out on the barrage of rockets fired from Gaza into Israel. Read more

Hakoah: the ball is running and halfway to the goal

November 13, 2019 by  

Two fund-raising events have been held at the homes of Steven and Judy Lowy and Lance and Julie Rosenberg, co-hosted by Phil and Viv Green to support the new Hakoah at Sydney’s White City. Read more

Harry Oscar Triguboff Launches the Switch Centre for training and advancement of employment in Idan HaNegev

November 13, 2019 by  

Sydney mega-developer Harry Triguboff has opened the Switch Centre, a project of the Harry Oscar Triguboff Institute for training and advancement of employment in Bedouin society. Read more

Catholic chaplain is halachically Jewish

November 13, 2019 by  

Rabbi Dr Dovid Slavin joined his fellow chaplains recently in visiting the Lakemba Mosque for the annual  NSW Ambulance Chaplains Conference. Read more

Tel Aviv under attack

November 12, 2019 by  

TPS report the entire Tel Aviv area is under rocket attack. Read more

Rocket attacks following IDF assassination of Islamic Jihad leader

November 12, 2019 by  

News as we get it.  This story will be updated regularly. Read more

Jewish institutions attacked in Scandinavia

November 11, 2019 by  

The president of the World Jewish Congress responded forcefully on Sunday to the string of threatening antisemitic attacks carried out in Scandinavia over the weekend, including vandalism at different Jewish institutions and property in Stockholm and Denmark. Read more

Under the Olive Tree: a concert of Arabic & Jewish music

November 11, 2019 by  

Melbourne’s Immigration Museum and Adi Sappir will host an afternoon of music exploring what unites people and cultures as part of Melbourne Music Week on Sunday 17 November. Read more

Over $800,000 government funding for Chabad ACT

November 10, 2019 by  

Senator Zed Seselja has announced an $835,000 grant through the Safer Communities Funding to increase their security infrastructure. Read more

$1.2 million grant for Project Rozana

November 10, 2019 by  

Project Rozana, an international charity dedicated to building the health capacity of Palestinian society by leveraging Israel’s world-class healthcare system has been awarded a €741,286 (A$1,193,650) grant by the European Union (EU). Read more

A special Bar and Bat Mitzvah ceremony

November 10, 2019 by  

30 children who lost parents serving in the IDF and security forces have celebrated their Bar and Bat Mitzvah at President Rivlin’s home in Jerusalem. Read more

Moriah fraud allegedly almost $4 million

November 8, 2019 by  

The barrister for Moriah College has told Sydney’s Supreme Court that its former financial controller is accused of defrauding the school of “close to $4million”. Read more

South Head out of liquidation

November 8, 2019 by  

The South Head & District Synagogue (Sydney) (South Head) was formally taken out of liquidation and resumed its status as a solvent company. Read more

90th celebration for Henri Korn

November 8, 2019 by  

Child Holocaust Survivor Henri Korn turns 90 today and The Jewish Holocaust Centre in Melbourne will mark this with a celebration on Sunday the 10th to mark this wonderful milestone in Henri’s life.

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Israel is not going away

November 7, 2019 by  

Nikki Haley: “The UN’s bias against Israel has long undermined peace, by encouraging an illusion that Israel will go away. Israel is not going away.” Read more

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