The shame of that flag

January 17, 2020 by  

Following reports of a Nazi flag being flown in a private property in a Victorian country town, Nine Network’s A Current Affair program despatched a crew which filmed the removal of the flag…and that opposite in the property lives an 84-yr-old Holocaust survivor. Read more

Melbourne’s Jews of Pride

January 13, 2020 by  

The biggest ever Jews of Pride contingent will come together at this year’s Midsumma Pride March in Melbourne. Read more

Monsey: ECAJ voices its support and suspect’s family says he is “mentally ill”

December 31, 2019 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has voiced its support to New York Jewish communities as Grafton Thomas’s family claims he is mentally i;; Read more

ECAJ maintains its stand on Litzman

December 30, 2019 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has reacted t0 the appointment of Israel’s Deputy Health Minister Rabbi Yaakov Litzman to Health Minister following the resignation from the portfolio by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday. Read more

The longest challah

November 14, 2019 by  

JNF NSW and Grandma Moses are attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the longest braided loaf of bread, in honour of the Shabbat Project. Read more

OBK supporting the emergency services

November 12, 2019 by  

Rabbi Dr Dovid Slavin has mustered his bakers and cooks at Sydney’s Our Big Kitchen to provide food for those working through the State of Emergency in NSW caused by widespread bushfires. Read more

Touring War Memorial exhibition contains rare Australian war artists works on the Holocaust

October 13, 2019 by  

NSW Shadow Treasurer and NSW Parliamentary Friends of Israel deputy chair Walt Secord is pleased that an Australian War Memorial touring exhibition to rural art galleries contained a number of rare works on the Holocaust including one by an Australian war artist, Alan Moore on the Nazi concentration camp – Bergen-Belsen. Read more

Leifer remains in jail

October 4, 2019 by  

Malka Leifer will have to wait a few days until a Supreme Court judge announces her decision on the appeal by the prosecution against the former Melbourne school principal being granted bail allowing her to leave prison and being placed in house arrest. Read more

An impromtu Rosh Service

October 3, 2019 by  

It was Rosh Hashanah in the Sydney suburb of Randwick and NSW Volunteer of the Year Philip Feinstein was waiting to see his local MP to discuss Burundi refugee…and then came along a rabbi. Read more

The Sea of the Galilee, an Aboriginal soldier and his horse

September 29, 2019 by  

A statue of an Aboriginal soldier and his horse has been unveiled by Australia’s ambassador Chris Cannan on the shore of the Kinneret to honour Australians who lost their lives at the Battle of Tzeach in 1918. Read more

Record turnout for JNF in Sydney

September 12, 2019 by  

Former Head of the Israeli Air Force (IAF) and CEO of EL Al, Major General (Res.) Elyezer Shkedy addressed a record crowd at the JNF Campaign Dinner in Sydney. Read more

Poulton quits Labor

August 21, 2019 by  

Trevor Poulton, a lawyer in the centre of dual citizenship claims against Josh Frydenberg, has resigned from the Australian Labor Party pm the morning of a dispute hearing which the Member for Macnamara, Josh Burns MP had initiated against Mr Poulton. Read more

Ambos join OBK in helping those in need

July 2, 2019 by  

25 ambos headed by the NSW Ambulance Service Commissioner Dominic Murphy cooked and baked for the homeless at Sydney’s Our Big Kitchen and hit the streets to deliver the fruits of their labour. Read more

NSWJBD congratulates new State Labor leader

June 30, 2019 by  

Jodi McKay has been elected Leader of the Opposition in the NSW parliament. Read more

OBK feeds CEO sleepout

June 23, 2019 by  

More than 370 of Sydney’s top business and community leaders have slept outdoors to raise money for people experiencing homelessness…and OBK was there to feed them. Read more

Queen’s Birthday Honours – the Jewish list

June 9, 2019 by  

Two members of the community have received the nation’s highest award, the A.C., and a brother and sister and a mother and her son have been recognised by their country. This year’s recipients of the Queen’s Birthday awards who are either Jewish or proud of their Jewish heritage total 38, the highest number according to our records. Read more

ECAJ calls for an apology from Melissa Parke

June 5, 2019 by  

A former Labor MP told a rally that she had quit last month’s election “because of the media storm around previous statements I’ve made about Israel’s treatment of Palestinians” prompting a heckler to shout at her “you have to f—ing wipe them out”. Read more

With 2000 votes to be counted, Josh Burn claims victory

June 3, 2019 by  

Josh Burns has claimed victory in the marginal three-way contest of the Melbourne seat of Macnamara, making him the fifth federal Jewish MP in the 46th Parliament of Australia, and Labor’s third Jewish MP. Read more

Congratulations, Prime Minister

May 19, 2019 by  

Leaders of Australia’s Jewish community have congratulated Scott Morrison on the re-election of his Liberal government. Read more

Can Macnamara remain Labor

May 15, 2019 by  

The Melbourne seat of Macnamara presents an imperative for Jewish voters to put Josh Burns and Labor first. Read more

No place for hate in Australian election debate

May 7, 2019 by  

Meeting in Sydney today, Uniting Church and Jewish community representatives considered the “spate of racist invective, vandalism and harassment” which is marring the 2019 Federal Election. Read more

Leaders react to Gaza rockets

May 6, 2019 by  

Terrorists in the Gaza Strip have fired some 700 rockets at Israel in the last two days, killing three people and wounding several others. Israelis have been asked not to attend the funerals of the victims amid the dangerous escalation in the south. Israel has responded to the intensive barrage with retaliatory air strikes, resulting in the deaths of eight Palestinians. Read more

Rivlin and Netanyahu attend wreath-laying ceremonies at Yad Vashem

May 3, 2019 by  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu participated in the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes Remembrance Day wreath-laying ceremony at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. Read more

What will become of us?

April 27, 2019 by  

A new documentary on Sir Frank Lowy will be premiered at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in New York next week. Read more

The city of Jerusalem stands in solidarity with France following the disaster at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

April 19, 2019 by  

The city of Jerusalem stands in solidarity with France following the disaster at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and has projected the colours of the French flag on Notre Dame in Jerusalem.

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Hear Israel’s Top Diplomat in Australia at UIA QLD Gala Dinner

February 18, 2019 by  

UIA QLD is counting down until its 2019 Gala Dinner Event with headline speaker H.E Mark Sofer – Ambassador of Israel to Australia on Sunday 3 March in Brisbane. Read more

Jewish Aboriginal woman appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Sydney University

September 3, 2018 by  

Professor Lisa Pulver Jackson has been appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous Strategy and Services at the University of Sydney. Read more

Antisemitism is back

August 21, 2018 by  

Former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations Dore Gold has delivered this year’s Gandel Oration in Melbourne and Sydney. Read more

Jonathan Spyer briefs Sydney journalists

June 21, 2018 by  

Dr. Jonathan Spyer, Middle East expert and Executive Director of the Middle East Centre for Reporting and Analysis (MECRA) and columnist at The Jerusalem Post briefed journalists on the current situation in the Middle East this week in Sydney as part of an AIJAC-sponsored visit  of Australia and New Zealand. Read more

The Queen’s Birthday Awards – The 2018 Jewish honorees

June 11, 2018 by  

An icon in the medical world, already an AO, contracted a fatal disease a few months before he was due  to have been awarded Australia’s highest award. This year’s recipients of the Queen’s Birthday awards. Read more

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