American Jewish Committee partners the New Zealand Jewish Council to help Muslim impacted by Christchurch attack

March 26, 2019 by  

American Jewish Committee has partnered with the New Zealand Jewish Council to provide financial support to the Muslim community devastated by racist, terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch. Read more

Netanyahu meets Trump and the recognition of Golan is signed

March 26, 2019 by  

At the start of the meeting, between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump, the president signed the proclamation recognizing the Golan Heights as being in Israel. Read more

Words on Israel

March 26, 2019 by  

Australian and world Jewish major organisations have penned their feelings following injuries by Israelis sustained by a rocket from Gaza and Australia’s voting against UNHCR resolutions claiming Israel committed war crimes. Read more

Varraville proposed as new Jewish cemetery

March 26, 2019 by  

The CEO of The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies has addressed Independent Planning Commission on the need to establish a cemetery at Varroville near Campbelltown. Read more

AIJAC welcomes Australia vote against UNHRC resolutions

March 25, 2019 by  

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has welcomed the Australian Government’s principled decision to vote against all resolutions under the United Nations Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) biased Agenda Item 7, which each year is devoted exclusively to condemning Israel. Read more

Purim stories

March 24, 2019 by  

This year marked a double Simcha for The Chabad of Melbourne CBD and its Shliach Rabbi Chaim Herzog at the Melbourne Town Hall it was Purim and their 20th Anniversary.

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Mastermind of Eichmann’s capture passes away at 92

March 24, 2019 by  

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin are among those who are mourning the death of Rafi Eitan, the man who masterminded the capture of Adolf Eichmann. Read more

UNHRC adopts five anti-Israel resolutions

March 24, 2019 by  

World Jewish Congress CEO and Executive Vice President Robert Singer blasted the United Nations Human Rights Council for its adoption of five anti-Israel resolutions, four of which fell under Item 7 targeting Israel, the only country-specific permanent item on the Council’s agenda, and one under Item 2. Read more

New Zealand Jewish invites donations to assist the families affected by the Christchurch massacre

March 21, 2019 by  

Following Friday’s heinous terrorist attack on two Christchurch mosques, the New Zealand Jewish community has been overwhelmed by enquiries and offers of financial support from its members, as well as overseas Jewish organisations and individuals. Read more

WJC praises the UK decision to vote against UNHRC anti-Israel resolutions

March 21, 2019 by  

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has praised the United Kingdom’s decision to vote against Permanent Agenda Item 7 resolutions at the United Nations Human Rights Council. Read more

$2 million bequest to teach modern and biblical Hebrew

March 21, 2019 by  

The University of Sydney has been left a $2 million bequest to be used for teaching modern and biblical Hebrew.

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NSW Liberals pledge $2 million for Jewish community if re-elected

March 20, 2019 by  

Addressing the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies’ Coogee Candidates Forum last night, Member for Coogee Bruce Notley-Smith MP announced that a re-elected Liberal State Government would grant $2 million to the Jewish community for security funding. Read more

Security grants welcomed

March 19, 2019 by  

Community leaders have welcomed Prime Minister Morrison’sannouncement of $55 million in grants to increase security, following the terrorist attacks in New Zealand. Read more

Community leaders in a service for remembrance for Christchurch victims

March 18, 2019 by  

Jewish community representatives joined Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist and Baha’i leaders at a moving Interfaith Service of Remembrance for the victims of the terror attacks in Christchurch at Sydney’s St Mary’s Cathedral. Read more

The dignity of difference

March 18, 2019 by  

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has told an Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce event that “the Jewish people know what it’s like to be the victim of hate-speech, to be politically objectified”. Read more

New Zealand community cancels Shabbat services in wake of mosque shootings

March 17, 2019 by  

All synagogues and other community centres in New Zeland remain closed including Kadimah, the Jewish day school which nopt open tomorrow. Read more

More organisations send condolences

March 17, 2019 by  

Messages of condolence have been sent from Jewish organisations to Christchurch’s Muslim community following the shooting in two mosque’s leaving 50 dead.

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Government bans Yiannopoulos…again

March 17, 2019 by  

The announcement of the on again, off again, on again and now finally off again visit to Australia by Milo Yiannopoulos following the racist attack in Christchurch which left 50 dead has been welcomed by the Anti-Defamation Commission,

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Modern composer, historic film

March 17, 2019 by  

Elana Kats-Chernin has composed music for the classic 1930 silent film “People on Sunday” to be presented at the NSW State Library in Sydney next month. Read more

Sydney Jewish community organisation donates $1800 to its Christchurch Muslim counterpart

March 16, 2019 by  

The Jewish community of NSW has launched a crowdfunding campaign for the Muslim community of Christchurch with the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies launching the campaign with a donation of $1,800. Read more

Holocaust Centre of New Zealand strongly condemns Christchurch mosque attack

March 15, 2019 by  

The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand has strongly condemned the acts of violence that have taken place in Christchurch over the past few hours. Australian organisations have echoed its sentiments. Read more

“No more Jews”

March 14, 2019 by  

Anti-Defamation Commission chairman Dr Dvir Abramovich is outraged by graffiti appearing in the Melbourne suburbs of Oakleigh and Hughesdale. Read more

Hatzolah gets a new first responder vehicle

March 14, 2019 by  

Hatzolah has taken delivery of its new response vehicle which was generously donated by Sydney’s Wolper Jewish Hospital. Read more

Animal activist compares commercial animal slaughter to the Holocaust

March 13, 2019 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has slammed a vegan activist who compared the slaughter of animals to the Holocaust. Read more

Levi Eshkol 50 years since his death

March 13, 2019 by  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin have addressed the state memorial ceremony for former PM Levi Eshkol on the 50th anniversary of his death. Read more

Steven Lowy takes over the reins at Hakoah

March 13, 2019 by  

Steven Lowy has been elected as president of Sydney’s Hakoah Club 12 years since the former club which had been presided over by his father Sir Frank Lowy was sold to developers. Read more

Jewish Labor candidate for the NSW Legislative Council

March 12, 2019 by  

South Coast community development adviser and former eastern suburbs resident Michelle Miran is running for the ALP in the NSW Legislative Council – the State’s Upper House. Read more

Two Israelis victims of Ethiopian Airlines tragic crash

March 11, 2019 by  

The official delegation from the State of Israel, with the personal approval of the Prime Minister, consisting of two teams of ZAKA volunteers from Israel and South Africa are on their way to the site of the Ethiopian Airlines crash to locate the remains of the two Israelis who perished in the tragedy and to ensure a full Jewish burial. Read more

Production of Merchant of Venice carries a warning of anti-semitic content

March 10, 2019 by  

Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice now showing at the New Fortune Theatre in the Perth’s  University of Western Australia has a warning about the play’s antisemitism for patrons on its booking site.

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The Orah Project distributes almost $100,000

March 8, 2019 by  

$97,789.51 has been donated to charities in the fourth round of allocations from The ORAH FUND including first donations to worthy Victorian charities. Read more

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