Yom Ha’azmaut celebration in Sydney

April 25, 2018 by  

Over 750 attended a Yom Ha’azmaut celebration in Sydney which was addressed by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Israel’s  ambassador to Australia Mark Sofer. Read more

The Partisan Song links South African students with schools in Lithuania and Russia

April 24, 2018 by  

Perth-based Eli Rabinowitz has told his story on his resurgence of the Partisans’ Song many times, but now he has returned to his native South Africa to introduce his campaign to the country’s Jewish Day Schools. A video report. Read more

The Rona Tranby Trust to be hosted by Governor

April 24, 2018 by  

NSW Governor of NSW General David Hurley will  host an afternoon tea at Government House on Friday for participants and supporters of the Rona Tranby Trust Australian Light Horse Project. Read more

The Goldene Medina: Celebrating 175 Years of Jewish Life in South Africa

April 24, 2018 by  

Kol Nidre night, September 2016, marked the 175th anniversary of Jewish religious and cultural life in South Africa. Read more

World Jewish Congress and Chelsea F.C. on the same team

April 24, 2018 by  

The World Jewish Congress and Chelsea Football Club have kicked off a strategic global partnership under the banner “A Red Card for Hate”, aimed at combating the widespread phenomenon of anti-Semitism in sports. Read more

Police investigating Alex’s death

April 23, 2018 by  

11-yr-old autistic boy Alex Raichman absconded from his carers’ respite home in Sydney’s suburb of Oatley and was found following a intense search dead at the local railway station. Read more

Dassi’s story

April 21, 2018 by  

Dassi Erlich, who has campaigned tirelessly for the extradition of Malka Leifer from Israel to face 74 charges of  child sexual abuse in Melbourne, will tell her story  on ABC-TV’s “Australia Story” over the next two weeks. Read more

Limmud Oz returns to Melbourne

April 21, 2018 by  

Tickets are now on sale for Limmud Oz, Australia’s festival of Jewish learning and culture, which is back in Melbourne this year and returns to its traditional date over the Queen’s birthday weekend, June 9-11. Read more

Replica Zyklon B cans on sale

April 20, 2018 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has questioned Channel 9 why a TV host referred to a replica of Zyklon B canister marketed as giftgas  being “cool”. Read more

UIA award for Julian

April 20, 2018 by  

The Keren Hayesod-United Israel Appeal (KH-UIA) Annual World Conference in Jerusalem was a particularly special event for UIA Victoria Treasurer Julian Black who received the Yakir Award for his decades of service to the UIA.   Read more

Poland’s official state ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

April 20, 2018 by  

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has spoken at Poland’s official state ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising at the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes, following an address by Polish President Andrzej Duda. Read more

Bill Shorten: Israel a global leader in growth and research

April 19, 2018 by  

Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten has sent greetings on Yom Ha’azmaut. Read more

Yom Ha’azmaut greetings from Israel’s leadeship

April 19, 2018 by  

Video messages from President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Yom Ha’azmaut. Read more

Yom Ha’azmaut greetings from community leadership

April 19, 2018 by  

Australian Jewish leadership has congratulated Israel in its 70th anniversary. Read more

Yom Ha’azmaut message from Malcolm Turnbull

April 18, 2018 by  

Thursday is the national day of Israel,  Independence Day , commemorating the Israeli Declaration of Independence in 1948. Read more

Meet Sir John Monash

April 18, 2018 by  

Malcolm Turnbull has laid to rest notions to promote Sir John Monash posthumously to the rank of field marshal in spite of many requests including those from Labor leader Bill Shorten, Turnbull Government minister Josh Frydenberg and  former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer. Read more

#EnoughisEnough

April 18, 2018 by  

Malcolm Green says this the film he wishes he never made. Anti-semitism in the UK. Read more

The Gen17 survey methodology

April 18, 2018 by  

Emeritus Bill Rubinstein, in his recent J-Wire contribution, warns that the Gen17 survey of the Australian Jewish community is “deeply flawed.”  Read more

Diaspora’s commitment to Israel

April 18, 2018 by  

The World Jewish Congress has hand-delivered to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin its official “Declaration of the Jewish Diaspora’s Commitment to the State of Israel on the Occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of the State of Israel”. Read more

World Jewish Congress celebrates Israel’s Independence Day with ‘Israel, 70 years young’, mission of 100 ascending Jewish leaders from around the world

April 17, 2018 by  

The World Jewish Congress is hosting in Israel this week more than 100 members of its flagship program the WJC-Jewish Diplomatic Corps (WJC-JDCorps) – an elite group of professionals aged 27-45 from more than 40 countries –  to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel, under the banner, “Israel, 70 years young.”   Read more

Netanyahu addresses Keren Hayesod-UIA world conference

April 17, 2018 by  

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has addressed the Keren Hayesod-UIA  Annual World Conference in Jerusalem. Read more

New Israel Fund Fellows launch online photo campaign

April 17, 2018 by  

Adam Grodeck and Rebecca Sharp, two Naomi Chazan Fellows have launched a three week online facebook campaign highlighting the work of organisations working for change in Israeli society. Read more

An Australia touch in Israel for Yom Ha’atzmaut

April 17, 2018 by  

Israeli youth dance the hora in The Australian Park in the Galilee as an Israeli played the didgeridoo  Read more

Anne Frank Fonds Basel to begin grants in Israel in partnership with NIF

April 16, 2018 by  

The Anne Frank Fonds Basel and New Israel Fund (NIF) have signed a partnership agreement which will allow theFoundation to make new grants to organisations supported by NIF to advance their work toward equality and justice. Read more

Has Bob Carr now descended to advocating the end of Israel? 

April 16, 2018 by  

Former NSW premier and federal Australian foreign minister Bob Carr has been billed as a dignitary on an advertisement promoting an event in Sydney commemorating the 70th anniversary of Al-Nakbah (Occupation of Palestine) and the “Palestinians’ Right Of Return to their Land”. Read more

World Jewish Congress welcomes UNESCO consensus on two decisions related to Israel

April 15, 2018 by  

The World Jewish Congress (WJC) has welcomed the consensus reached by the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to adopt two texts agreed to by all stakeholders, including the draft decision entitled “Occupied Palestine”. Read more

Greetings from Ray Williams for Yom Ha’azmaut

April 15, 2018 by  

 I am delighted to send my best wishes to everyone in NSW celebrating Israel Independence Day, or Yom Ha’atzmaut, on 18 and 19 April 2018. Read more

Creativity on show at Montefiore Seniors’ Week Art Exhibition

April 13, 2018 by  

The foyer at Sydney’s Montefiore Randwick was transformed into a pop-up gallery for Seniors’ Week, showcasing the vibrant work of 18 resident artists aged into their late 90s.

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Yom Limmud limited first release tickets on sale

April 13, 2018 by  

Yom Limmud, Sydney’s annual festival of Jewish Ideas and Learning, is fast approaching and will be held at the stunning, newly renovated UNSW Roundhouse on June 17 this year. A limited number of discounted first release tickets are available until April 17. Read more

Senator takes issue with Sydney University group calling for boycott

April 13, 2018 by  

A pro-BDS group has emailed staff at the University of Sydney calling for an academic boycott against Israel. Read more

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