Council managers taught about the Jewish community

October 20, 2017 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) has hosted fourteen members of the management team of the City of Glen Eira on its second City of Glen Eira Jewish Immersion Day. Read more

Deepavali Festival in Sydney

October 19, 2017 by  

The Jewish community represented at a Deepavali festival at Parramatta Park in Sydney. Read more

Sydney CBDChabad to launch mental health event

October 14, 2017 by  

Mental illness now affects one in five Australians, meaning over a million people suffer from a form of mental health issue, most commonly depression and anxiety.  Read more

Sukkah in the city

October 10, 2017 by  

Chabad of Melbourne CBD hosted their 18th Annual Sukkot Luncheon in the City, on the first business day of Chol HaMoed in the City. Read more

Look who’s coming to the sukkah

October 10, 2017 by  

Some Sydney progressive Jews aligned with progressive or reform Judaism invited their rabbi to their sukkah. Read more

NSW Premier to be guest of honour at Jewish House gala dinner

October 7, 2017 by  

Sydney’s Bondi crisis care and homelessness charity Jewish House will host the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian at their annual Gala Dinner in November. Read more

Hear what the journos have to say

October 4, 2017 by  

Eight editors and journalists recently returned from the 2017 mission, and they will report on their experiences at a community meeting next Monday in Sydney. Read more

A Devine address at UIA Women’s Division Lion of Judah event

October 4, 2017 by  

UIA NSW Women’s Division hosted a Lion of Judah morning tea at the home of Andrew and Taryn Boyarsky. Guest speaker, Sydney journalist and media commentator Miranda Devine addressed 35 key UIA female supporters at the event, about the global threat posed by radical Islam to our safety and Western democratic way of life.  Read more

Looking for Maxine

September 29, 2017 by  

A Canadian reader is searching for Maxine Cohen, a Sydneysider he met in Israel in 1971. Read more

Jewish House: Rosh Hashanah and Sukkot

September 27, 2017 by  

Sydney’s Jewish House organised for over 40 institutions to be visited over Rosh Hashanah  to allowed members of the community to hear the shofar. Read more

Over the rainbow

September 26, 2017 by  

Visiting Professor Wayne Horowitz from Hebrew University amazed his audience with his lecture on rainbows held at North Shore Temple Emanuel. Read more

Sydney Eastern Suburbs local recognised for 50 years service as a JP

September 26, 2017 by  

Member for Vaucluse Gabrielle Upton has presented five of the state’s longest serving Justices of the Peace (JP), Thomas Goldman, Emeritus Professor Leslie Koder, Paul Lowinger, Ivan Hincks and Kenneth Wolf with a certificate recognising their 50 years of service. Read more

A musical journey: Africa to Israel and beyond

September 25, 2017 by  

VOICES – a spectacular cross-cultural musical journey which merges the melodies, harmonies and rhythms of Israel, Africa and the world – will play in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney starting 14 November. Read more

Top Israeli singer Noa to visit Australia

September 23, 2017 by  

Iconic​ ​Israeli​ ​singer​ ​Noa will​ ​be​ ​making​ ​her​ ​Australian​ ​debut this​ ​November in​ ​both​ ​Melbourne​ ​and​ ​Sydney ​courtesy​ ​of Temple​ ​Beth​ ​Israel​ ​(TBI)​ ​and​ ​the​ ​New​ ​Israel​ ​Fund​ ​(NIF). Read more

A Torah for Canberra’s Chabad synagogue

September 23, 2017 by  

The Chabad ACT Synagogue is set to own its very first Torah thanks to principal sponsors Dr Alena and Jacob Reich. Read more

A new kid on the block…and a big one too

September 20, 2017 by  

Sydney’s  Kashrut Authority has granted a Kosher licence to the International Convention Centre at the rebuilt exhibition space Darling Harbour. Read more

Kangarusski screens ‘Stateless’

September 19, 2017 by  

Kangarusski held a screening of the documentary ‘Stateless’ for the Russian Speaking Jewish Community at the Jewish Folk Centre in Sydney. Read more

Making friends

September 14, 2017 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria has held its third Jewish-African Friendship Dinner. Read more

Housing for Jewish Seniors

September 13, 2017 by  

B’nai B’rith Retirement Villages (BBRV) have responded to increasing demand for affordable accommodation for seniors by purchasing an existing apartment block in Sydney’s vibrant Double Bay.

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Intern presents special book to the Jewish Holocaust Centre

September 13, 2017 by  

Newly arrived Austrian Intern at the Melbourne Jewish Holocaust Centre, 19-year-old, Julius Sevcik has  presenting an autobiography by Austria’s oldest living Holocaust survivor, Marko Feingold, to staff at the JHC. Read more

Pink Challah bake to raise funds for breast cancer research

September 13, 2017 by  

On 26 October 2017, over 400 people will come together at The Ark Centre in Hawthorn to launch Melbourne’s first Pink Challah Bake – an evening of togetherness and sharing to raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer.  Family groups including grandmothers, mothers, daughters and friends will join together to set the tone for what promises to be a remarkable evening for Jewish women in Melbourne.

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Candidates help distribute 10,000 honey biscuits

September 5, 2017 by  

Candidates for this weekend’s council elections Lucinda Regan and Rosalie Hirsch have visited Bondi’s Our Big Kitchen to help with a 10,000 honey biscuit bake-off. Read more

Closer: Portraits of Survival

August 31, 2017 by  

Closer: Portraits of Survival is a rich and intimate photographic exhibition exploring the artefacts and individuals that anchor us to the past currently on show at The Sydney Jewish Museum. Read more

Worldwide Sukkah Directory enters 24th year of operation

August 29, 2017 by  

The directory has been designed for Jews to locate a Sukkah near to them, so that they can go there to eat. Read more

ACO to perform at Emanuel Synagogue

August 29, 2017 by  

Sydney;s  Emanuel Synagogue has announced the return of the Australian Chamber Orchestra for one night to perform its third concert in its sanctuary. Read more

Jewish Care receives Better Practice Commendation Award

August 21, 2017 by  

Jewish Care Victoria has been awarded the highly regarded Best Practice Commendation Award from the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency. Read more

Get paid to learn Judaism

August 18, 2017 by  

An American philanthropist in America is generously donating funds to help university students connect with Judaism giving a $350 stipend to any student that completes a tailor-made eight session course on the fundamentals of Judaism. Read more

They risked their lives

August 17, 2017 by  

The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Sydney, the Australian Society of Polish Jews and their Descendants and the Society of Polish Culture in Victoria have hosted an exhibition entitled “They risked their lives- Poles who saved Jews during the Holocaust”, Read more

Sydney Jewish Writers Festival Opening Night

August 16, 2017 by  

Shalom has announced the official opening for the Sydney Jewish Writers Festival  next weekend. Read more

Aug-17 Sydney: Living with low vision

August 11, 2017 by  

The Australian Friends of the Hebrew University host a special talk… Read more

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