World-wide communities show support to Romania

June 17, 2019 by  

Senior professionals representing Jewish communities from more than 50 countries have chosen Bucharest in which to hold their annual meeting to support the 5,000 Jews still living in Romania. Read more

Courage to Care visits Darwin

June 16, 2019 by  

Students of Taminmin College in Humpty Doo, Darwin were the fortunate beneficiaries of an unexpected visit by a B’nai B’rith Courage to Care Victoria program team. Read more

One of the last Sugihara visa recipients in conversation

June 15, 2019 by  

Marcel Weyland, one of the last living recipient of a ‘Sugihara visa’ living in Sydney, will appear in conversation with Holocaust expert Professor Konrad Kwiet at Limmud Oz. Read more

The Jewish community came here with the First Fleet. They are embedded in our DNA as a community.

June 14, 2019 by  

Gabrielle Upton, the NSW Liberal MP for the Vaucluse electorate, home to the majority of Easter Suburbs Jewish community in Sydney, has spoken in parliament about anti-semitic attacks which took place recently within the electorate. Read more

Courage to Care exhibition at Surfers Paradise

June 13, 2019 by  

The Gold Coast Courage to Care Exhibition launch was held in the Katranski Community Hall at Surfers Paradise earlier this month. Read more

Tomorrow would have been her 90th birthday

June 11, 2019 by  

Anne Frank, Diary of a Young Girl, has been translated into Te Reo Māori. Read more

A life-changing venture for those with disabilities

June 11, 2019 by  

Access Inc has announced the launch of our new WEEKLY Pop Up Café at Luigi’s in Melbourne’s South Caulfield…run and staffed by people with disabilities. Read more

The fight against antisemitism becomes a priority for the Dutch

June 7, 2019 by  

The World Jewish Congress has welcomed the decision of the Government of the Netherlands to allocate three million Euros to fighting antisemitism, a matter which has now been added to the list of national priorities for the first time. Read more

The funeral of Nechama Rivlin

June 6, 2019 by  

People came to the Jerusalem Theater to pay their last respects to Nechama Rivlin ז”ל before her burial on Mount Herzl where President Reuven Rivlin delivered the eulogy. Read more

Peter’s Hall

June 6, 2019 by  

The Switch-Triguboff Center for Training and Advancement of Employment has been launched at Israel’s Idan HaNegev Industrial Park. Read more

New board appointments at Technion Australia

June 6, 2019 by  

Technion Australia has announced the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors. Read more

Elena Kats-Chernin opera “Whitely” to be premiered next month

June 6, 2019 by  

Opera Australia’s newly commissioned work about the turbulent life of iconic Australian artist Brett Whiteley and his vivacious wife Wendy will have its world premiere at the Sydney Opera House on 15 July 2019.

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Secord tells the NSW parliament about the Sephardis’ Farhud

June 6, 2019 by  

The Deputy Chair of the NSW Parliamentary Friends of Israel Walt Secord has spoken in the NSW parliament on the Sydney Sephardi Jewish community’s commemoration of the Farhud on 2 June. Read more

Nechama Rivlin – condolences

June 5, 2019 by  

Nechama was born in 1945 in Moshav Herut in the Sharon region. Read more

Australian innovator selected for global ROI Summit in Jerusalem

June 5, 2019 by  

Sydney’s Rachel Flitman is among 154 of the Jewish world’s leading young innovators from 30 countries spanning six continents who will convene in Jerusalem to reflect, ideate and collaborate, at the 2019 ROI Summit later this month.

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Australia joins the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance

June 5, 2019 by  

Australia has been admitted as the thirty-third member of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) following a unanimous vote of the plenary in Luxembourg. Read more

Prestige U.S. award for Colin Rubenstein

June 3, 2019 by  

The Executive Director of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council Dr Colin Rubenstein has been honoured for his advocacy on behalf of the Jewish people and Israel by the Board of Governors of the American Jewish Committee. Read more

Natalie Ward heads NSW Parliamentary Friends of Israel

June 3, 2019 by  

Upper House Liberal MP Natalie Ward is the new chair of the NSW Parliamentary Friends of Israel following its formation meeting last week. Read more

Margalit Levin joins her high-level peers

June 2, 2019 by  

Perth-born Margalit Levin is one of the 153 of the Jewish world’s leading young innovators from 30 countries spanning six continents who will convene in Jerusalem to reflect, ideate and collaborate, at the 2019 ROI Summit later this month.

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The ZFNZ condemns New Zealand government

May 31, 2019 by  

The Zionist Federation of New Zealand has strongly condemned New Zealand again voting in favour of yet another anti-Israel resolution, this time at the WHO on 22 May which denounced Israel over “Health conditions in the occupied Palestinian territory, including east Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan. Read more

Bedouin diplomat Ishmael Khaldi speaks to AIJAC

May 31, 2019 by  

Israel’s first Bedouin diplomat Ishmael Khaldi was recently in Melbourne where he addressed an Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs (AIJAC) lunch. Read more

This most important speech

May 31, 2019 by  

Natalie Ward, a Liberal member of the New South Wales Legislative Council has spoken out against antisemitism in the NSW parliament this week. Read more

Gandel Holocaust Education Conference

May 30, 2019 by  

Over three days recently, teacher graduates from the Gandel Holocaust Studies Program for Australian Educators participated in the educational conference in Melbourne. Read more

Josh Frydenberg sworn in as treasurer

May 29, 2019 by  

Josh Frydenberg has been sworn in as the Treasurer in Scott Morrison’s new LNP government. Read more

ZFA add their congratulations to Albo

May 29, 2019 by  

The Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) has congratulated Anthony Albanese on his election as leader of the Australian Labor Party and Richard Marles who is expected to be appointed Deputy Leader by a meeting of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Caucus tomorrow. Read more

Sodastream hosts Israel’s largest Ramadan breakfast (Iftar) event

May 29, 2019 by  

SodaStream International LTD has hosted the third edition of its Ramadan break-fast event for close to 3,000 guests at its plant in Rahat, the largest Ramadan break-fast (Iftar) held in Israel. Read more

AIJAC and ECAJ congratulate Albanese

May 28, 2019 by  

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) and The Executive Council of Australian Jewry have extended its congratulations to Anthony Albanese on his appointment as leader of the Australian Labor Party. Read more

ZFA takes up the fight against Litzman

May 28, 2019 by  

President of the Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA), Jeremy Leibler has met with Isaac Herzog, Chairman of the Jewish Agency in Jerusalem to express the serious concerns of the Australian Jewish community regarding the ongoing delays in the extradition of Malka Leifer to Australia and allegations regarding Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman’s judicial interference on behalf of at least 10 sex offenders, including Malka Leifer. Read more

Not the way New Zealand should treat its friends

May 28, 2019 by  

Israel’s embassy has New Zealand has commenetd on how Wellington voted in support of a WHO Anti-Israel Resolution based on fake allegations. Read more

University of Sydney supporting Jewish students

May 28, 2019 by  

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