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

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

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