Dual citizenship challenge again for Frydenberg

July 19, 2019 by  

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is facing a rehash of the claim that he is a Hungarian citizen, according to a report on 10 News First…and the Prime Minister has spoken out against antisemitism,

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An Unexpected Love – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

July 2, 2019 by  

It seems that folks in Argentina have a fairly relaxed outlook on life. It certainly appears so in this charming romantic comedy from director/writer Juan Vera.

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New twist in Malka Leifer case

June 24, 2019 by  

Israeli media reported have that Israeli Police are preparing to charge Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman for using his position to illicitly provide assistance to alleged sex offenders, according to a report released last week by the Kan public broadcaster. Read more

Tolkien – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

June 13, 2019 by  

It is not necessary to have read The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien to view this offering from director Dome Karukoski (Tom of Finland).   However, for aficionados of the books or movies, clues to the author’s ideas are strewn throughout the production and it is fun to take note of them.

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Red Joan – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

May 28, 2019 by  

Even though she has played everything from a spymaster to a queen, it’s hard to believe that Judi Dench can so expertly portray an ordinary elderly woman. But her character proves to be far more complex than she at first appears.

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JCA lights the way

May 28, 2019 by  

JCA Sydney’s annual fundraising event promised a night of insight and illumination as the lure of two inspirational speakers attracted a sell-out crowd.

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Pokemon Detective Pikachu – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

May 9, 2019 by  

I quite like a fantasy adventure and know little about the craze for Pokemon that engulfed the world a few years back. It is a plus because I came to it with fresh eyes. It’s a minus because I didn’t like this offering very much.

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Poms – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

May 9, 2019 by  

Poms is in the tradition of The Fully Monty whereby a disparate bunch of people come together to reach a specific goal. The ladies here, and they are for the most part ladies, do keep their gear on but get to shake their tushies and strut their stuff, eventually.

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New Apartments for Seniors in Double Bay

May 2, 2019 by  

The mission of B’nai B’rith Retirement Villages, (BBRV) is to provide financially accessible accommodation in Sydney for independent Jewish Seniors, age 55 and over.

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Long Shot – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

April 30, 2019 by  

“Unlikely but not impossible” states the poster advertising the unlikely pairing of Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen. That’s the point of course, but this is billed as a romantic comedy and it does deliver on both counts.

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NAJEX Communal ANZAC Day Service

April 29, 2019 by  

It was a full house as The NSW Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen & Women (NAJEX) hosted the Communal Wreath Laying and Anzac Day Service at the Sydney Jewish Museum.

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Gloria Bell – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

April 25, 2019 by  

Having reviewed the original version of this film, Gloria, over five years ago, I wondered why director Sebastian Lelio shot it again. He says because Julianne Moore wanted to do it and that for him, it is a film about feelings – Gloria’s and our own.

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Julie Bishop addresses UIA Women’s Division

March 25, 2019 by  

Jewish women from all over Sydney attended a sold-out breakfast event to hear The Right Hon Julie Bishop MP, headline speaker for this year’s UIA Women’s Division.  Federal Member for Wentworth, Dr Kerryn Phelps, was among the guests.

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Five Feet Apart – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

March 21, 2019 by  

It’s hard being a teenager and even more so for one has a serious illness.  There have been a few American films in recent years on this theme – Me and Earl and The Dying Girl, which was sweet and funny and The Fault in Our Stars, also charming and both just a little schmaltzy.

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Israel’s Women’s Rights Lawyer in Australia

March 13, 2019 by  

Israeli lawyer Orly Erez-Likhovski will be the 2019 distinguished UIA Progressive Appeal speaker in Melbourne and Sydney.

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Sometimes Always Never – a film review by Roz Tarszisz

March 6, 2019 by  

It’s always good to learn something new, however obscure, and it’s not giving anything away to say that the film’s title refers to which buttons a man should do up on a three-piece suit – starting from the top.

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David Cameron in Sydney for UIA

February 26, 2019 by  

Over 1500, including politicians and former prime minister Tony Abbott, gathered to support Keren Hayesod-UIA’s annual fundraiser in Sydney.  Keynote speaker, former British prime minister David Cameron did not disappoint while Israeli Nataly Zagaya gave a most moving presentation. Read more

On the Basis of Sex – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

February 5, 2019 by  

One could be forgiven for thinking that the use of sex in a title meant a movie was about sex.

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Founder of Gift of Life passes

January 30, 2019 by  

After battling illness for several years, founder of The Gift of Life in Australia Shula Endrey-Walder has passed away in Sydney.

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Green Book – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

January 20, 2019 by  

There’s invariably a good soundtrack to an American road trip movie and this one – inspired by a true story – is no exception.

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The Kid Who Would Be King – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

January 15, 2019 by  

As a child, I loved T.H. White’s The Once and Future King even though I was confused by the concept of Merlin the Wizard travelling backwards through time and getting younger as he went forward. Read more

New principal for Moriah College

December 3, 2018 by  

Rabbi Yehoshua Smukler, College Principal of Melbourne’s Yeshiva and Beth Rivkah Colleges has been appointed Principal of Sydney’s Moriah College.

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Widows – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

November 16, 2018 by  

There are certain conventions we can expect from a heist movie. The assembling of disparate characters, the difficulties of setting up the robbery, the preparations and a twist at the end. A touch of humour to leaven the tension goes down well too.

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Beautiful Boy – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

October 25, 2018 by  

That this film is based on a true story inspired by two memoirs only serves to make it all the more compelling. Read more

A Star is Born – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

October 15, 2018 by  

My rock concert going days may be long over but that didn’t stop shivers down my backbone as the first of many riffs came over the speakers.

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Back to Burgundy – a move review by Roz Tarszisz

July 6, 2018 by  

My French is not that flash but I think the French title –  Ce qui nous lie ­– could have been given a more literary translation. Read more

New sanctuary for Emanuel Synagogue

May 16, 2018 by  

A large crowd assembled in Sydney to celebrate the opening and dedication of the new sanctuary at Emanuel Synagogue this week.

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Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

February 28, 2018 by  

It takes a classy actress to play a Hollywood legend.  In this biopic, Annette Bening throws herself into the role of fifties movie star Gloria Grahame.

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The Shape of Water – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

January 17, 2018 by  

The story of an amphibious man-like creature is not new. While film making has come a long way since Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) there is still a strong sense of deja vu in this latest offering from Guillermo Del Toro who wrote the story, directed and co-wrote the script.

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Swinging Safari – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

January 12, 2018 by  

Blasts from the past can be fun.  This latest offering from writer/director Stephan Elliott with lava lamps, high waisted bellbottoms, parents behaving badly and a bunch of feral children looked to be just the ticket for the summer holiday season.

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