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

The Death of Stalin – giveaways

April 3, 2018 by  

The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In the Loop). Read more

Chag Sameach

March 30, 2018 by  

We wish all our Jewish readers a joyous Pesach and  Seders. We will resume publishing from Sunday night. Read more

Harmony Walk 2018

March 28, 2018 by  

The National Rugby League played a major role in this year’s Harmony Walk, a multiracial event organised by Moving Forward Together. Read more

Gift of Life testing in Canberra

March 11, 2018 by  

The ACT Jewish community was invited to be tested as potential life-saving blood stem cell donors for Jewish blood cancer patients whose family members were not found to be matching.

The testing session on behalf of the Gift of Life  was held at the Jewish Community Centre in Canberra.

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NSW community stalwart Andrew Casey passes away at 64

February 2, 2018 by  

Tributes have made by community identities following the untimely sudden  death of Sydney identity Andrew Casey.  Read more

Brisbane 6th in the non-Arab non-Muslim world on list of antisemitic posts

February 2, 2018 by  

Brisbane may be a hotbed of anti-Jewish activity on social media according to new research produced by the Israel Ministry of Diaspora Affairs. Read more

Labor says don’t cut UNRWA aid

February 1, 2018 by  

QLD Labor Senator Claire Moore has issued a statement saying Australia should maintain essential services for Palestinian refugees. Read more

The four who got away

January 27, 2018 by  

J-Wire apologises to four members of Australia’s Jewish community who were awarded the OA in the Australia Day Awards and were omitted on our initial list. They’re on it now… Read more

2018 Australia Day Awards

January 26, 2018 by  

J-Wire extends congratulations to all members of the Jewish community who have been honoured today by their country…and an awardee whose father passed away less than a week ago. Read more

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

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