Teacher pleads guilty to creating child pornography

January 17, 2018 by  

A media teacher has pleaded guilty to make child pornography in the employment of Jewish day schools. Read more

Sydney Beth Din found guilty of threatening religious sanctions

December 18, 2017 by  

Sydney’s Supreme Court Justice John Sackar has declared the Sydney Beth Din had threatened sanctions against a businessman who refused to attend a Din Torah. Read more

The forgotten Jews from Arab lands and Iran

December 4, 2017 by  

Around 400 people recognised the plight of the approximately 850,000 Jews who were expelled or had to flee from Arab lands and Iran in the 20th century at the third annual event hosted by the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, together with the Sephardi Synagogue and the Sydney Jewish Museum, to tell the forgotten story of the ethnic cleansing of Middle Eastern Jews. Read more

Winners of Chamber Music to perform at The Great

November 28, 2017 by  

After sell out performances at East Melbourne Hebrew Congregation, Affinity Collective celebrates Jewish and Czech music at Sydney’s The Great Synagogue. Read more

Walt Secord sends Chanukah greetings

November 27, 2017 by  

A Chanukah message from the Deputy Leader of Opposition in NSW Walt Secord… Read more

A Happy Chanukah from Ray Williams

November 27, 2017 by  

The NSW Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams sends a Chanukah greeting…. Read more

UPJ condolences those bereaved by the Egyptian attack

November 27, 2017 by  

The Union for Progressive Judaism (UPJ) in Australia, New Zealand and Asia is shocked by the terrorist attack on a mosque in Egypt that has resulted in 300 deaths and severe injury to many worshippers including several children.    Read more

New ambassador addresses The Executive Council of Australian Jewry conference

November 26, 2017 by  

Late last week Ambassador Mark Sofer presented his credentials to Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove ahead of travelling to Melbourne to address the ECAJ. Read more

Leadership change after 26 years

November 24, 2017 by  

Robert Simons has passed over the baton after 26 years leading the Australian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as its president. Read more

Voices adds Sydney to its thrilled list

November 23, 2017 by  

The Voices spectacular thrilled two sell-out audiences in Sydney last week, following two equally successful earlier performances in Perth and Melbourne. All were greeted by standing ovations by an enthusiastic, cheering audience… Read more

Early start for Chanukah

November 23, 2017 by  

The Chanukah season has begun in Sydney with the first major pre-Chanukah event of the year held yesterday at NSW Parliament. Read more

Honour roll at The Jewish Community Council of Victoria AGM

November 22, 2017 by  

Johnny Baker who passed away recently was awarded the General Sir John Monash Award for excellence in community service at the JCCV’s AGM in a very moving ceremony. Read more

“Forgotten Jewish refugees” to be remembered

November 22, 2017 by  

Sylvia Hazan (nee Amar) was born in Marrakesh, Morocco, a place she says her family felt safe in from the 1920s, under the Alawite royal dynasty. Read more

Indigenous speakers touch plenum hearts

November 22, 2017 by  

Two indigenous descendants of World War I Battle of Beersheva fighters have addressed  The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies’ plenum on their participation in the centenary re-enactment in Israel. Read more

Birthday greetings in parliament to the Sydney Jewish Museum

November 22, 2017 by  

The Leader of the NSW Opposition has  told the parliament of his participation at the Sydney Jewish Museum’s recent 25th anniversary. Read more

VOICES – standing ovation at Moriah

November 20, 2017 by  

The musical extravaganza VOICES has closed its Australian tour at Sydney’s Moriah College. Read more

30 silver coins create a furore in Melbourne

November 19, 2017 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has slammed Greens’ supporters who were caught on CCTV placing a bag of 30 silver coins on the desk of Melbourne’s Port Phillip Council’s Jewish Deputy Mayor.  Read more

No Place to Lay One’s Head

November 17, 2017 by  

Françoise Frenkel was a Polish-born Jewish woman who owned a French-language book shop in Berlin in the 1930s. She was forced to flee after a Nazi raid and spent the war hiding in Vichy France, making several desperate attempts to reach Switzerland where her memoir was eventually published in 1945. Read more

Descendants of Indigenous Light Horse

November 16, 2017 by  

The Rona Tranby Trust Australian Light Horse Project supported 12 descendants of Indigenous WWI Australian Light Horse soldiers to travel to Beersheva to take part in the recent Centenary Commemoration ceremonies.  Read more

Australia ready for Same Sex Marriage equality

November 15, 2017 by  

61.6% of Australians who voted in the same sex marriage survey have voted YES to legislate marriage equality. Read more

An introduction to Beit Rafel

November 15, 2017 by  

A unique Melbourne organisation cares for the physical and emotional needs of families, whilst their loved ones are undergoing hospital treatment, 
by providing them with ‘a home away from home’ – a quiet place where they can stay and recover their emotions in a 
private setting.

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Uncle Boydie presents William Cooper’s letter

November 14, 2017 by  

Aboriginal activist William Cooper’s 89-year-old grandson Uncle Boydie has presented a copy of William Cooper’s letter to the German Ambassador to Jewish Communities, Dr Felix Klein  at the Australian Embassy in  Berlin.

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Apology for Rabbi Meir Kluwgant

November 13, 2017 by  

The president of child sexual abuse advocacy organisation has taken to Facebook to apologise for comments stating that a rabbi is unfit to work around children. Read more

Chief Rabbi dedicates a hall to he memory of Joseph Triguboff

November 10, 2017 by  

The Chief of Rabbi of Israel Rabbi David Lau has dedicated a new hall at Sydney’s Yeshiva College dedicated to the honour of life of Joseph Triguboff. Read more

JNF Australia clarifies its position

November 9, 2017 by  

Following the announcement by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu regarding the appropriation of KKL revenues by the Israeli Government, JNF Australia has declared it is not linked to KKL. Read more

Kristallnacht remembered

November 9, 2017 by  

Tonight the Sydney Jewish community will commemorate Kristallnacht – the Night of Broken Glass. The pogrom marked the onset of the Holocaust, when a wave of violence against Jews took place on November 9-10, 1938 in Germany and Austria. Read more

Not funny Larry

November 7, 2017 by  

Comedian and Seinfeld creator Larry David’s monologue on Saturday Night Live in which he joked about finding a date at a concentration camp has been heavily criticised. Read more

Lest We Forget

November 6, 2017 by  

Roger Selby president of NSW Association of Jewish Service and Ex-Service Men and Women has announced the organisation has been expanded to include all currently serving Jewish members of the ADF. Read more

ABC clarifies Rabbi Yosef Feldman’s evidence

November 6, 2017 by  

ABC has published in its Corrections and Clarification despatch that the broadcaster accepts Rabbi Feldman was aware it is illegal for an adult to touch a child’s genitals. Read more

Ramallah and then the PM’s sums up

November 2, 2017 by  

Following his visit to PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in Ramallah, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has summed up this week’s visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Read more

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