Great year for BJE

October 14, 2018 by  

The NSW Board of Jewish Education has reported a very successful year. Read more

B’nai B’rith is relocating to Beth Weizmann Jewish Community Centre

October 5, 2018 by  

After eight years in rented office premises in Kooyong Road, B’nai B’rith Victoria’s President Dr Benny Monheit announced to members that B’nai B’rith Victoria is relocating its headquarters to the heart of the community, to become part of Beth Weizmann Jewish Community Centre in South Caulfield. Read more

Haftorah Harry

October 5, 2018 by  

Whilst it is not uncommon for 14-year-olds to celebrate their first the anniversary of becoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah by returning to shule to re-read their Haftorah, for Harry Baral of North Shore Temple Emanuel (NSTE), his anniversary will be celebrated with his 14th Haftorah.

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A rabbi for Kehillat Kadimah

October 4, 2018 by  

Sydney’s Kehillat Kadimah congregation has appointed a communal rabbi. Read more

Liberal candidate enjoys a sukkah

September 28, 2018 by  

Today Rabbi Yehoram Ulman and Alex Ryvchin met with the Liberal candidate for Wentworth and former Ambassador to Israel, Dave Sharma in the Sukkah to discuss the history of the community and issues affecting the Russian-Jewish community in Wentworth and to hear the candidate’s vision for the electorate.  Read more

A unique Holocaust story of survival 

September 27, 2018 by  

According to the Red Cross, there was only one family that survived the concentration camps and war as an intact family unit. This was Eddy Boas’ family of four.

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Moriah’s principal resigns

September 21, 2018 by  

Sydney’s Moriah College president Stephen Jankelowitz has announced that John Hamey has tendered his resignation and will conclude his role as college principal at the end of 2018. Read more

Bluegrass Shabbat at Emanuel

September 20, 2018 by  

Shir Madness headliners, thrilling New York band Nefesh Mountain will be performing at Sydney’s Emanuel Synagogue services on the Shabbat of October 5/6. Read more

New primary head for Moriah

September 18, 2018 by  

Lynda Fisher has been appointed as Head of  Primary School at Sydney’s Moriah College. Read more

New preschool facility for Emanuel

September 17, 2018 by  

Over 250 people attended the official opening of Sydney’s new Emanuel Woollahra Preschool facility yesterday. Read more

Building partnership for good of the community

September 5, 2018 by  

In a great example of community partnership in action Sydney’s JewishCare and the Folk Centre have entered into a new agreement. Read more

Visiting Progressive rabbi for the Act Jewish community

August 28, 2018 by  

The ACT Jewish Community has announced that Rabbi Gary Robuck will be leading High Holyday services this September for members of its Progressive congregation.  Read more

Melbourne’s Spot On Café expands

August 23, 2018 by  

For several years it has been a culinary adventure for young restaurateur Izzy Abrahams. Read more

Cantor George Mordecai returns to Emanuel Synagogue

August 22, 2018 by  

After serving as the cantor at congregations throughout the USA, Cantor George Mordecai is returning to Sydney’s Emanuel Synagogue.  Read more

Religions for Peace

August 22, 2018 by  

Josie Lacey Chaired another stimulating  meeting today of Religions for Peace RfP hosted by the deputy leader of the opposition Walt Secord at Parliament House in Sydney. Read more

Women of Diversity Dinner

August 14, 2018 by  

Around 300 women from over 20 cultural backgrounds came together for a night of singing, dancing, eating and laughing at the 2018 Women of Diversity Dinner (WDD) recently held at the Emporium Function Centre in Sydney. Read more

Gift of Life runs the City to Surf

August 13, 2018 by  

Several participants in Sydney’s annual City to Surf sported their Gift of Life Australia t-shirts to raise awareness about the life-saving program. Read more

A volunteering example

August 10, 2018 by  

Melbourne’s Yeshivah – Beth Rivkah students are imbued with a love of, and dedication to, volunteering and are inspired to initiate and engage in volunteer programs. Read more

Recognising youth at the first Montefiore Student Volunteer Awards

August 3, 2018 by  

More than 90 guests gathered for the inaugural Montefiore Student Volunteer Awards.

Many proud parents attended with their children, as 15 dedicated teens from local public, private and Jewish dayschools received awards for selfless service to the community.

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A new take on Shabbat services for young children

July 30, 2018 by  

Sydney’s North Shore Temple Emanuel’s new Bagels & Brachas Family Shabbat is a unique, and innovative program that is helping to build a “community of young families” within the larger Temple family.  Read more

COA’s new special needs program funded by local council

July 24, 2018 by  

Sydney’s COA’s weekly bus outings are a blessing to those seniors who want to engage with their friends and enjoy a short walk and lunch in company. Read more

Do you know any descendants of Auschwitz inmate Willy Brachmann?

July 22, 2018 by  

Prof Anna Hajkova from the University of Warwick has been conducting research on  Willy Brachmann  born in Hamburg 1903 and who is credited with saving Jewish lives. She is keen to interview his grandchildren who are believed to live in Australia.

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A gift for the Gift of Life

July 17, 2018 by  

EndreyThe acclaimed director, Moira Blumenthal, has dedicated a performance of The Man in the Attic  to raise awareness about Gift of Life’s life-saving program. Read more

Women of Diversity Dinner 2018

July 10, 2018 by  

The Women of Diversity Dinner is Sydney’s premier event for women from diverse backgrounds. Read more

The Secret Singer

July 6, 2018 by  

Multi-award-winning darlings of the Australian stage and screen, Genevieve Lemon and Kate Mannix star in the world premiere season of a joyful new musical play – based on a true story – by Joanna Weinberg (Goddess, Pandora’s Bag, Lifeforce, The Piano Diaries). Read more

Melton in Sydney – The Best of the Best

July 1, 2018 by  

The Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning in Sydney is going from strength to strength here in Sydney according to recently appointed Director, Hilary May Black.  Read more

Women of Worth

June 29, 2018 by  

Brainchild of Vice-President, Caroline Lewis, the forthcoming WOW (Women of Worth) Weekend to be held at Sydney’s The Great Synagogue next month promises to be a must-do event for Jewish women from all walks of life. Read more

Small communities are stronger when they work together

June 25, 2018 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) hosted the Inaugural JCCV Small Communities Dinner with over ninety community leaders and clergy from seven small, diverse Victorian communities. Read more

Abraham Conference 2018

June 24, 2018 by  

A gathering of faiths at the 2018 Abraham Conference. Muslims, Jews and Christians as well as non-believers will be welcomed by Moderator Professor Kevin Dunn, Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University in early August. Read more

Eurovision expert visits Australia

June 22, 2018 by  

Aleph Melbourne, together with the Embassy of Israel, hosted an intimate evening with Israeli Eurovision expert Alon Amir at Nature Boy Cafe in Murrumbeena.

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