Brisbane community unites at UIA Gala Dinner to celebrate Israel’s 70th

March 22, 2018 by  

UIA Queensland hosted 120 Brisbane supporters at its 2018 Gala Dinner on 18 March to celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary. Read more

Realising Ben-Gurion’s dream

February 14, 2018 by  

Eran Doron is the mayor of the Ramat HaNegev Regional Council in which its territory represents 22% of the land  of Israel. He talks to J-Wire. Read more

Green Sunday: Melbourne

February 13, 2018 by  

Over a hundred volunteers from organisations including BJE Emet, Habonim, Tzofim, Betar, Tora Metzion, Sherut, B’nei Akiva and students from The King David School and Leibler Yavnah College participated in JNF’s Green Sunday campaign in Melbourne on the weekend. Read more

Green Sunday: Perth

February 13, 2018 by  

JNF WA had a record year of youth volunteers for the Green Sunday campaign. Read more

Schnatties meet the Australian ambassador

February 13, 2018 by  

The Australian Zionist Youth Council (AZYC) and the Zionist Federation of Australia welcomed 131 Shnatties in Israel at an opening seminar recently. Read more

The CJC launches tree project

January 31, 2018 by  

The Commonwealth Jewish Council has launched a Commonwealth wide initiative of Jewish communities to support the adoption in every Commonwealth country of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) project by the Commonwealth Summit in April. Read more

ADC speaks out on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27, 2018 by  

Australia’s Anti-Defamation Commission acknowledges  International Holocaust Remembrance Day. 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

AIJAC hosts Israeli Labor MK Merav Michaeli

September 20, 2017 by  

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) recently hosted Israeli Knesset Member Merav Michaeli at a Sydney luncheon attended by leading media, political and trade union figures. Read more

AIJAC says thank you

September 17, 2017 by  

The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council has hosted a lunch to thank South Australian MLC Andrew McLachlan  for his leadership role in resisting efforts to pass a one-sided motion calling for unilateral recognition of ‘Palestine” in the SA Legislative Council last month. Read more

NCJWA gives thumbs up to same sex marriage

September 15, 2017 by  

National Council of Jewish Women of Australia supports same sex marriage as part of its stand against discrimination.  Read more

WA MP talks of her visit to Israel

September 14, 2017 by  

Federal Labor MP, Dr Anne Aly, member for Cowan in WA has addressed a public function hosted by the Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) and UIA in Perth following her return from an AIJAC/Rambam federal Labor politician study visit to Israel earlier this year. Read more

JNF campaign gala in Melbourne

September 13, 2017 by  

Honouring heroes of the past and present and securing Israel’s future – JNF welcomed more than 1000 guests to this year’s Annual Campaign Gala event on Sunday evening at the Crown Palladium.  Read more

JNF NSW Annual Dinner

September 11, 2017 by  

High demand for tickets to JNF’s Annual Dinner meant a full house with over 850 guests gathered in Sydney in support of Sderot Park of Courage in Israel’s Negev.

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ECAJ reacts to new organisation

September 5, 2017 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has stated that is the most significant representative organisation of Australian Jewry following the announcement heralding the establishment of the Australian Jewish Association. Read more

New Zealand TV station slammed by the ADC

September 4, 2017 by  

The ADC has denounced TVNZ for describing a former Nazi Waffen SS soldier as a “remarkable survivor” of  WWII in a program titled “Father of the Mountain.” Read more

Diller Teen Fellows work with Aboriginal community

September 4, 2017 by  

A group of graduates from the Diller Teen Fellows program has presented their concept of working with an indigenous community to build capacity in informal education for youth. Read more

Aussie madrichim spend summer in the Arava

August 29, 2017 by  

The Australia Arava Partnership in collaboration with the Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) initiated a new project to enhance the connection between Australia the Arava. Read more

Sydney girl scores third prize in national art competition

August 22, 2017 by  

Adena Sheps from Emanuel School in Sydney has received the 3rd place prize in the National Harry Bell Memorial Art Competition proudly sponsored by JNF, AICC, Shekinah Tours, Beersheba 100 Committee, Melbourne Racing Club, and The Jericho Cup. Read more

Top Israeli strategic analyst Dr Eran Lerman visits Australia

August 18, 2017 by  

Far from being isolated on the world stage, Israel has enjoyed an unprecedented string of major diplomatic successes  in 2017, according to top Israeli strategic analyst Dr Eran Lerman. Read more

Barak’s big day – Paralympian finally breaks through for a medal at fourth Maccabiah.

July 13, 2017 by  

It has been four Maccabiah Games without medal success and four long years for table tennis star Barak Mizrachi in search of redemption from an opportunity missed last time here. Read more

ZFA to send 160 young Australians to Israel

July 7, 2017 by  

160 young Jewish adults have left Australia on the Taglit-Birthright Israel visionary program that provides a gift of a 10-day educational tour of Israel, Read more

Sir Frank Lowy: the community congratulates him

June 18, 2017 by  

The Chairman of Westfield Corporation, Mr Frank Lowy AC, said today he was deeply honoured to be appointed a Knight Bachelor by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the Birthday Honours List…and the community’s leaders have expressed have their congratulations. Read more

Mofaz addresses JNF Gala Dinner

September 12, 2016 by  

Over 800 guests learned about the particular difficulties for a young man living in the Negev town of Ofakim and keynote speaker Lt. Gen (Ret.) Shaul Mofaz gave a moving address at JNF’s Gala Dinner in Sydney

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Mofaz visits Canberra

September 9, 2016 by  

Lt Gen (Ret) Shaul Mofaz, Israel’s former Deputy Prime Minister, Defence Minister and IDF Chief of Staff has visited Canberra where he met the Australian Ministers of Defence, Senator Marise Payne and Veterans Affairs, Dan Tehan. Read more

Antisemitism and holocaust denial on Australian university campuses

September 6, 2016 by  

Leaflets which have been distributed at universities in New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT claiming that the Holocaust never happened have been referred to University authorities for investigation and led for calls for tougher action against racism on university campuses. Read more

Giving Blood to Save Lives at Beth Weizmann

September 6, 2016 by  

An urgent blood testing held recently at Beth Weizmann Community Centre to help find donors for four Jewish leukaemia patients including a baby in critical need of non-relative blood stem cell matches. Read more

Educating the Educators

August 26, 2016 by  

A huge turn out to the recently  Zionist Federation of Australia’s (ZFA) 10th Biennial Educators’ Conference in Melbourne.  Read more

Jewish Care and The Jewish Taskforce Against Family Violence Enhance Responsiveness to the Jewish Community

August 26, 2016 by  

Jewish Care Victoria and The Jewish Taskforce Against Family Violence (JTAFV) have reached an agreement regarding the JTAFV’s telephone support line. Read more

Why is this mission different from all other missions?…asks Nathan Shafir

August 26, 2016 by  

In June 2015, I started planning a United Israel Appeal Melbourne mission to Israel. I knew it would take a long time to put together.  I also knew that the people I was targeting, those in their 50s and 60s, like me, need to plan in advance.  We scheduled the mission for June 2016 and I began organising the intricate details of the trip. Read more

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