Dive in for your share of $60K

August 23, 2019 by  

Jumpstart Shark Tank, powered by JCA, is gearing up for its biggest pitch event yet with $60,000 on offer for the most innovative social-purpose initiatives that directly impact the local Sydney Jewish community. Read more

A Fidler aft Dakh

August 22, 2019 by  

Fiddler on the Roof, one of the most renowned musicals of all time, will premiere at the Sydney Opera House in an award-winning production performed entirely in Yiddish. Read more

New report reveals teaching religion in our schools reduces extremism

August 22, 2019 by  

Religious Education in schools can strengthen multi-culturalism and reduce extremism in our wider communities, according to a new report. Read more

Budapest plays host to 15thEuropean Maccabi Games

August 22, 2019 by  

The Hungarian Jewish Community were ecstatic to welcome almost 3,000 athletes from 42 countries as they played host to the European Maccabi Games. Read more

UIA says thank you

August 21, 2019 by  

The United Israel Appeal Victoria has held its annual Volunteers Thank You Dinner for 120 guests. Read more

Australia joins international maritime security construct in the Gulf

August 21, 2019 by  

The Morrison Government is reaffirming its commitment to freedom of navigation and safe passage through the Gulf by announcing it will support an international maritime security mission. Read more

AIJAC supporters learn about populism

August 21, 2019 by  

James Kirchick, author of the influential book “The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues and the Coming Dark Age” and a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution, has addressed an Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) supporters function. Read more

A close look at the Sydney Beth Din

August 21, 2019 by  

The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies plenum of June 18 resolved to establish a Sydney Beth Din Working Group. Read more

New Chair for The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand

August 19, 2019 by  

The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand has elected its board naming Deborah Hart at its new Chair. Read more

The Secret Life of Death

August 19, 2019 by  

A new documentary by award-winning Dan Goldberg and Adam Kay will be screened on SBS on Wednesday days after being nominated for best doco of the year by the Screen Producers of Australia.

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The NSWRC calls for status quo on abortion legislation

August 18, 2019 by  

The NSW Rabbinical Council has sat on a three-person panel  where President, Rabbi Nochum Schapiro delivered a statement regarding the religious Jewish view on the abortion bill to be presented to the NSW Upper House Committee in which he called for zero change to abortion legislation. Read more

US ‘squad’ congresswomen denied entry to Israel

August 16, 2019 by  

Israel’s Minister of the Interior Aryeh Machluf Deri has denied entry to two US Congresswomen members of ‘The Squad’ a group of four who call on boycotts on Israel. Read more

A bunch of love

August 16, 2019 by  

Israel’s President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin and members of his family have been presented with a new variety of grapes, named ‘Rivlin’ in memory of his wife, Nechama ז”ל. Read more

AUJS canvasses campus candidates

August 15, 2019 by  

The Australasian Union of Jewish Students has launched AUJS Elects, a project to examine the views of all candidates in campus elections and provide more information about where they stand on issues important to Jewish students. Read more

Kol V’Oz advocacy at work in New York

August 14, 2019 by  

A year’s grace has to come into effect today allowing victims of child sexual abuse to sue their abuser irrespective of the year of the offence. Read more

UIA NSW announces winners of ‘My Israel’ Short Film Competition 

August 13, 2019 by  

UIA NSW has announced the winners of its inaugural Israel short film competition, ‘My Israel’. Read more

Next-Gen Israeli Satellite to seek out cosmic explosions and black holes

August 13, 2019 by  

Weighing in at just about 160 kg, a new type of a scientific satellite is planned to be built in Israel over the next four years, with a projected launch date of 2023. Read more

Report: Terrorists behind Jerusalem pizza bombing received more than US$910K

August 11, 2019 by  

The family of the suicide-bomber has received US53,689, while the bombmaker has collected US$213,848. Ahlam Tamimi, who planned the attack, had been awarded US$51,836…and a victim’s father shares his feelings.

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1.9 million new documents about Holocaust survivors are online

August 8, 2019 by  

The Arolsen Archives users can now search for 1.9 million additional names in our online archive to find information on those people who either did not want to return to their home countries after 1945 or were not able to do so. Read more

Melbourne teens attend US summer leadership camp

August 8, 2019 by  

Six Jewish teens from Melbourne public schools have recently returned from a three-week-long camp in Pennsylvania, USA where they represented the United Jewish Education Board at the B’nai B’rith Youth Organisation International Leadership Training Conference.

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$500,000 for Beth Weizmann

August 8, 2019 by  

Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews visited Melbourne’s Beth Weizmann Jewish Community Centre together with the newly elected Federal Member for Macnamara Josh Burns MHR, and State MPs Nina Taylor and Paul Hamer to announce further crucial funding for the major security upgrade to the Centre. Read more

Leifer/Litzman: community has its say

August 7, 2019 by  

Leaders of community national organisations have reacted to the recommendation from the Israeli police to indict Ya’acov Litman on fraud and breach of trust in the part he has allegedly played in the Malka Leifer case. Read more

Keep NSW Safe celebrate first anniversary

August 7, 2019 by  

Members of the Keep NSW Safe alliance gathered for a celebratory reunion to mark one year since the NSW government outlawed incitement to violence on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual identity and various other categories. Read more

Secord lashes out against those campaigning the removal of Josh Frydenberg

August 7, 2019 by  

NSW Shadow Treasurer and NSW Parliamentary Friends of Israel deputy chair Walt Secord has attacked those behind a campaign to remove Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg from Parliament on the basis that his stateless refugee Jewish mother was born in Hungary. Read more

New Zealand: a high level of ignorance about the Holocaust

August 7, 2019 by  

The results of a poll released today reveal a disconcerting level of ignorance and uncertainty about the Holocaust in New Zealand, including that only 32% of those aged under 30 know the number of Jews killed in the Holocaust. Read more

Christian clergy address AIJAC supporters in Melbourne

August 7, 2019 by  

Six Christian clergy from around Australia addressed Melbourne supporters of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) to reflect on their recent participation in AIJAC’s Rambam Israel study program. Read more

MP addresses NSW parliament on religious persecution

August 7, 2019 by  

In her address, Liberal MP Natalie Ward told parliament of the $69, 980 donated to the Christchurch Muslim community impacted by the March massacre by the NSW Jewish community. Read more

Tel Aviv University scientists develop novel nano-vaccine for melanoma

August 7, 2019 by  

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have developed a novel nano-vaccine for melanoma, the most aggressive type of skin cancer. Read more

NSWJBD CEO speaks to NSW Young Nationals

August 7, 2019 by  

NSW Jewish Board of Deputies CEO Vic Alhadeff addressed the NSW Young Nationals conference at a wine estate outside Canberra. Read more

Scott Morrison meets with faith communities

August 6, 2019 by  

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has met with 21 leaders of major faith communities in Australia to discuss progress in the government’s plans to introduce a Religious Discrimination Bill later this year. Read more

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