Rabbi Brian Fox AM:  A Leader of Great Influence

January 17, 2020 by  

Federal Liberal MP Julian Leeser shares his memories of Rabbi Brian Fox,  former spiritual leader of the Emanuel Synagogue in Sydney who passed away last week. Read more

The funeral of Rabbi Brian Fox: Where were the orthodox rabbis?

January 10, 2020 by  

The funeral service for Rabbi Brian Fox was attended by over 300 people including past and present communal leaders.

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Rose Klas passes away in Sydney at 103

January 8, 2020 by  

Rose married Henry Klas, the love of her life during the blitz in London in 1940. Read more

Israeli arms-control expert Emily Landau dies at age 59

January 8, 2020 by  

Top Israeli arms-control expert Emily Landau died after a long illness on Monday at the age of 59, announced the Tel Aviv-based Institute for National Security Studies think tank, where she was a senior research fellow and the head of its Arms Control and Regional Security Program. Read more

25,000 people march against hate and fear in New York, saying ‘you’ve got to speak up’

January 6, 2020 by  

Thousands of marchers assembled in Manhattan Sunday morning, taking to the streets and flooding the Brooklyn Bridge for hours as they crossed into the borough of Brooklyn amid chants of “No Hate, No Fear,” the theme of the assembly in the works for days now. Read more

A Century of support for the People of Israel

December 20, 2019 by  

In 2020, Keren Hayesod – UIA will celebrate its centennial – 100 years For the People of Israel. Read more

Kristallnacht Cantata: a Voice of Courage: music review by S.C. Knight

December 19, 2019 by  

On the 8 December, I was one of a capacity audience who attended the world premiere of the Kristallnacht Cantata: a Voice of Courage. Read more

Emanuel School’s HSC success

December 18, 2019 by  

Sydney’s Emanuel School’s impressive HSC results are a testament to its students’ academic strength, their abilities as deep thinkers and their teachers’ commitment to their success. Read more

Perth’s Jewish War Memorial turns 100

December 17, 2019 by  

A service has been held to commemorate the centenary of the Jewish War Memorial in Kings Park, Perth on Sunday. Read more

headspace Israel tackles Israel’s youth mental health crisis head-on 

December 6, 2019 by  

The recent official opening of the headspace Jerusalem centre marked a very special occasion…writes David Levy. Read more

Learn or brush up your Hebrew

December 5, 2019 by  

Jonathan Mutlu has a variety to suit your needs…

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Mrs Lowry & Son: Movie tickets give away

November 29, 2019 by  

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Importance of religious freedom examined at interfaith breakfast

November 29, 2019 by  

The importance of championing diversity and inclusion were key themes at Australian Catholic University’s (ACU’s) fifth Parliamentary Interfaith Breakfast at Parliament House in Melbourne this week. Read more

A new New Zealand unveiled in Israel

November 12, 2019 by  

Marion Davis was a child opera star, beginning her career in a juvenile opera company at the age of 14 in Wellington. In 1899, she married Ernest Hyam Davis, a brewer from Auckland. Read more

Job opportunity – Canberra

November 8, 2019 by  

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Habonim Dror reach out to smaller communities

November 8, 2019 by  

Ken HaShemesh HaOlah (KSO) is Habonim Dror Australia’s groundbreaking new outreach program, providing socialist-Zionist and progressive education for Jewish youths regardless of where they may live in Australia. Read more

Shabbat: Reclaiming Jewish identity from anti-Semitism

November 7, 2019 by  

One year after the Tree of Life synagogue shooting shook world Jewry to its core, we are continuously flooded with disturbing reminders that, unbelievably, anti-Semitism is back on the agenda and threatens our way of life more seriously than we could have ever imagined in the modern era…writes Rabbi Warren Goldstein. Read more

Senior rabbi takes unprecedented step of writing to urge congregants to vote tactically against Labour

November 1, 2019 by  

British Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain has taken the unprecedented step of writing to his congregation urging them to vote for whatever political party stands the best chance of beating Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour candidates in the forthcoming general election. Read more

Sunshine State attracts impressive line-up of speakers

November 1, 2019 by  

Brisbane recently hosted two internationally respected visitors – both highly revered in their respective fields. Read more

Examining hate and hope one year after Pittsburgh’s deadly Tree of Life shooting

October 29, 2019 by  

The mass shooting at the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh took place exactly a year ago this past Sunday, on Oct. 27, 2018, and the tragedy remains a lesson about combating hate and bigotry against world Jewry. Read more

‘Washington Post’ calls dead ISIS leader al-Baghdadi an ‘austere religious scholar’

October 29, 2019 by  

On Oct. 27, 2019, U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Read more

JIFF tickets giveaways

October 25, 2019 by  

J-Wire has double passes to give away for the Jewish Film Festival [JIFF]. Read more

Mr Chess passed away in South Africa

October 17, 2019 by  

Leonard R Reitstein, aged 91, much admired and respected member of the Cape Town Jewish community, particularly Temple Israel, and as South Africa’s “Mr Chess”. passed away in August. Read more

Never Again-Austen Tayshus

October 8, 2019 by  

Like so many I saw a number of Austen Tayshus shows in the 80’s in Pubs and clubs where you would leave drenched in sweat and feeling like you had just done nine rounds of cage wrestling with Andre the Giant and a Grizzly bear. The latest offering by Austen Tayshus at the Bondi Pavillion still leaves you battered and bruised but dying for more. Read more

A 100th birthday present for Newtown Synagogue

October 8, 2019 by  

Consecrated on 7 September 1919, Sydney’s Newtown Synagogue’s 100th anniversary was celebrated on Sunday with Sir Frank Lowy presenting a magnificent new Sefer Torah donated by himself and Lady Shirley Lowy memory of Sir Frank’s parents Hugo and Ilona Lowy.

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UJEB in the wake of the school antisemitism in Melbourne government schools

October 8, 2019 by  

The widely reported anti-Semitic bullying incidents at two Melbourne government schools last week were an unfortunate reminder that there continues to be vilification of our community. The incidents were all the more shocking because children were involved. Read more

Ester Fiszman 1930-2019

October 4, 2019 by  

The passing of Esther Fiszman at age 89 severs another vital link to our living past. Esther was a living witness to both humanity’s darkest hours. And to humanity’s warmest moments with Australia openly welcoming distraught European migrants post the war to build a new life. Read more

L’Shana Tova

September 29, 2019 by  

The state of the U.K. Labour Party

September 29, 2019 by  

The British Labour Party held its annual conference this week in the southern coastal city of Brighton, where tens of thousands of party members assemble. Read more

A report from the Bahamas

September 29, 2019 by  

Sydney-based Alethea Gold has spent two weeks distributing much-needed support working with Israeli NGO smartAID on the island Abaco.

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