Shemot and the world around us

January 15, 2020 by  

In the midst of World War II whilst stationed in Kaunas, Lithuania, Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara defied orders and distributed an estimated 6,000 visas to Jewish refugees, ensuring their escape and survival from Europe. Read more

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

Luxury hotel in Negev Desert lands on ‘must-visit’ travel lists for 2020

January 8, 2020 by  

A new hotel in Israel’s Negev Desert was included on CNN’s list of the 20 “top hotels to check out in 2020.” Read more

People’s Choir on the move

January 6, 2020 by  

Melbourne’s THE PEOPLE’S CHOIR is moving from South Caulfield to East Malvern. Read more

Forum discusses mental health services

December 19, 2019 by  

Sydney’s Jewish House has hosted a public forum inviting the local community to share their experiences and insights into mental health services with National Mental Health Commissioners Christine Morgan, Lucy Brogden and Rabbi Mendel Kastel. Read more

Chanukah with Kangarusski

December 18, 2019 by  

120 people gathered in Sydney to celebrate Hanukkah organised each year by a group of Kangarusski volunteers has become one of the most anticipated events in the community, and this year’s celebration certainly did not disappoint. Read more

More functions to raise funds for Hakoah

December 15, 2019 by  

Hakoah has hosted two more events for Hakoah at the homes of Danny and Dannielle Taibel and Lance and Julie Rosenberg in Sydney earlier this month to gain further community support for establishing a new club in Sydney’s Rushcutters Bay.  A J-Wire photo gallery.

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Chanukah candle lighting for armed forces personnel

December 12, 2019 by  

Military chaplains Maroubra Synagogue’s Rabbi Yossi Friedman and Caulfield Synagogue’s Rabbi Ralph Genende hosted a menorah lighting at the Sydney Jewish Museum. Read more

1200 attend the Festibayit

December 11, 2019 by  

The Melbourne summer finally arrived and Hebrew music blared throughout Beth Weizmann Jewish Community Centre on Sunday, as Habayit, the home of Hebrew Language and Israeli Culture, held its 7th annual Festibayit Festival. Read more

The Vision of Mental Health Commission

December 10, 2019 by  

Please join Jewish House for this very important community meeting relating to Mental Health and the implementation of the Vision of the Mental Health Commission for the year 2030 as shaped by the input of the many different communities with whom they have connected. Read more

My Herzl: Live the Legacy

December 9, 2019 by  

The Israel Forever Foundation has launched My Herzl International Essay Competition to inspire critical thinking and engagement with Zionism and its relevance today among young Jews. Read more

Immersive Israel Study Tour in May 2020

December 9, 2019 by  

For the first time, NIF Australia is offering a chance to go behind the headlines of contemporary Israel and have a hands-on experience of Israeli society. Read more

Austen Tayshus & Mandy Nolan’s  Very Funny 2020 Vision

December 6, 2019 by  

Heading off to Northern NSW…so are Austen Tayshus and Mandy Nolan. Not on holiday but to entertain you. Read more

New president for Wolper

December 5, 2019 by  

Richard Glass has been elected Wolper’s seventh President after serving as Vice President for 5 years. Read more

The Kristallnacht Cantata: A Voice of Courage

December 3, 2019 by  

The Kristallnacht Cantata: a Voice of Courage will hold its world premiere at Temple Beth Israel in Melbourne next Sunday.

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Playing kaluki for the Monte

November 28, 2019 by  

Following the first popular Friends of Montefiore Kaluki morning, the most recent gathering was hosted at the home of  Nicole  & Dan Katz and included coaching for beginners joining the game. Read more

What to do with your spare time? Become a Sydney Jewish Museum guide!

November 28, 2019 by  

Volunteer guides bring history to life within the Sydney Jewish Museum and are the voices of the objects, images and stories in our exhibitions. Read more

Panel discussion at UIA NSW hosts North Shore briefing

November 26, 2019 by  

UIA NSW hosted 120 supporters at its North Shore Briefing at Pymble Golf Club recently which included a panel discussion ‘Gaza Flare-Up, Israeli Election, Is There a Connection?’. Read more

Plans to grow Moriah community by 17%

November 25, 2019 by  

Students at Moriah College in Queens Park are one step closer to accessing innovative new learning facilities with the lodgement of a State Significant Development Application (SSDA) proposing new Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) facilities, and an Independent Learning Centre (ILC) for High School students. Read more

50 years of chazzanut

November 22, 2019 by  

Melbourne’s Brighton Shule in will celebrate Chazan Chaim Lavi’s 50 years of service next month.

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Young Professionals celebrate the Shabbat Project

November 19, 2019 by  

Young Jewish Professionals Melbourne celebrated the Shabbat Project at the Shiloh…a J-Wire photo gallery. Read more

Interschool Challah Bake

November 19, 2019 by  

Melbourne’s Chabad Youth coordinated an Interschool Challah Bake for high school students in preparation for the Shabbat Project. Read more

Ron Hoenig talks government at JewishCare

November 17, 2019 by  

NSW Labor MP Ron Hoenig has visited JewishCare to address guests on  “Our System of Governance in NSW”. Read more

The Quiz that stopped the Federation

November 15, 2019 by  

Melbournians may have had their eyes on the “race that stops the nation” in Melbourne, but in Sydney, our eyes were on the annual national Bible Quiz, which took place on Tuesday 5 November 2019 and was a fantastic display of the commitment of the contestants to their learning and to the Tanach. Read more

Around 1000 attend Jewish House gala event

November 15, 2019 by  

Close to 1000 people came together in celebration and support of the work carried out by Sydney’s Jewish House. Read more

Funds wanted for underground Blood Services Centre

November 14, 2019 by  

Magen David Adom is raising funds in Sydney for Israel’s first underground, shielded Blood Services Centre in the world. Read more

J-Wire has free tickets for: A Maccabi LIFE community event for the whole family.

November 12, 2019 by  

The Maccabi LIFE Health & Wellness Expo will bring together leading professionals, speakers and exhibitors at an informative and fun day – out that will get you and your family thinking about health and well-being. Read more

Under the Olive Tree: a concert of Arabic & Jewish music

November 11, 2019 by  

Melbourne’s Immigration Museum and Adi Sappir will host an afternoon of music exploring what unites people and cultures as part of Melbourne Music Week on Sunday 17 November. Read more

90th celebration for Henri Korn

November 8, 2019 by  

Child Holocaust Survivor Henri Korn turns 90 today and The Jewish Holocaust Centre in Melbourne will mark this with a celebration on Sunday the 10th to mark this wonderful milestone in Henri’s life.

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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

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