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

Hop aboard the Kangarusski Taglit-Birthright Bus!

August 17, 2016 by  

Birthright trips are a regular occurrence in Australia. The Zionist Federation of Australia provides the opportunity for Jewish young adults to visit Israel in the summer or winter and explore the country as well as their Jewish identity and heritage. Read more

Zionism presence in Canberra

December 21, 2015 by  

The first meeting of an interim ACT Zionist Council has been held in Canberra expressing very strong support to establish a local, Canberra-based Zionist organisation. Read more

First youth program group this summer heads to Israel

December 19, 2015 by  

40 young adults from all over Australia and New Zealand have travelled to Israel on the first organised program during the Australian summer season.  Read more

Kangarusski Children’s Art Exhibition

December 18, 2015 by  

Three hundred people have gathered at Melbourne’s Glen Eira Town Hall to celebrate the year-end of Russian School Lider and to visit the Kangarusski exhibition and award ceremony – “Israel through children’s eyes”. Read more

ZFA at work in Canberra

December 1, 2015 by  

The Zionist Federation of Australia has visited Canberra meeting with the offices of 26 Senators and Members, including Cabinet Ministers, Shadow Cabinet Ministers and Senate cross-benchers. Read more

Teaching in Israel

October 29, 2015 by  

Gabby Oberman, a graduate of Bialik College in Melbourne was 23 when she embarked on a Masa Teaching Fellowship (MITF) in Netanya, Israel. Read more

Kangarusski camp

October 9, 2015 by  

Kangarusski has held its first holiday camp in Sydney. Read more

Teenage leadership plan

September 22, 2015 by  

The Zionist Federation of Australia has hired Ellie Golvan to implement the Diller Teen Fellowship in Australia. Read more

Commemorating Yitzhak Rabin

September 19, 2015 by  

The Melbourne Jewish community will gather next month to remember his life and legacy of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin z”l.  Read more

Australia plans tax treaty with Israel

September 18, 2015 by  

The Australian Government has announced its intention to enter into tax treaty negotiations with Israel. Read more

Community welcomes Malcolm

September 16, 2015 by  

Australia’s new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is no stranger to the country’s Jewish community given that his federal seat of Wentworth is home to the majority of Jews living in Sydney. Read more

The ZFA annual plenary in photos

September 2, 2015 by  

Were you at the ZFA annual plenary in Sydney? A J-Wire photo gallery. Read more

Young Adult Division launched in Sydney

August 22, 2015 by  

I-Society celebrated its launch as the new Young Adult Division of the Zionist Council with a night of Israel Inspired Indulgence. Read more

Meet the people of the Arava

August 21, 2015 by  

Scientists, agriculturalists and educators from the Arava region of Israel are to visit Australia. Read more

From the Arava to Melbourne

August 7, 2015 by  

Twelve Israeli students from the Acacia School in the small desert community in the Arava region have visited Melbourne for a ten-day visit as part of the Jewish Agency for Israel’s Partnership 2GETHER (P2G) program. Read more

ALP resolution: a not so happy ZFA

July 27, 2015 by  

Dr Danny Lamm, president of the Zionist Federation of Australia has called the ALP resolution on the Middle East at its national conference “a laundry list of complaints against Israel”. Read more

Gandel Philanthropy funds Israel trips for young adults

July 14, 2015 by  

In conduct  with the Zionist Federation of Australia, Gandel Philanthropy has enabled 120 young Australian adults to experience an unforgettable  10-day trip to Israel. Read more

Sailing across the Kinneret on self-made rafts

July 7, 2015 by  

When 240 young Australians participating in Israel gap year programs hit the beach at the Sea of Galilee on a hot summer day,  something big was sure to happen. Read more

UN Human Rights Council Report of the 2014 Gaza conflict: The ZFA’s initial response

June 24, 2015 by  

The fingerprints of Israel-phobic UN Human Rights Council staffers are evident throughout the report into last year’s conflict in Gaza  by that body’s supposedly ‘Independent Commission of Inquiry’. Read more

A special work experience

June 9, 2015 by  

A graduate from Melbourne’s Bialik  has spoken about the “incredible work experience” he had in Israel on a project which will impact on the future. Read more

Diller Teen Fellowship coming to Australia

An American based-program specially crafted to create an international network of Jewish teenagers to serve as effective leaders is to be launched in Australia. Read more

ZFA disappointed at Greens withdrawal of support

June 4, 2015 by  

President of the Zionist Federation of Australia Dr Danny Lamm has voiced his disappointment on Greens leader Senator Richard Di Natale withdrawing his declaration of support for Israel’s right to exist. Read more

Swimming the Kinneret for children with cancer

May 21, 2015 by  

Yigal Sela, who heads the  Israel office of the Zionist Federation of Australia, will swim the entire length of the Kinneret to raise funds for cancer research. Read more

Is anti-Zionism anti-Semitism?

August 18, 2014 by  

200 members of the Melbourne community have attended a  panel discussion on – “Is Anti-Zionism Anti-Semitism?” Read more

Liberman not scheduled to visit Australia

August 17, 2014 by  

A Jewish newspaper published an “exclusive” report that Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman was “set for an Oz Tour” later this month.  J-Wire can confirm he is not. Read more

Iran: ZFA makes a statement

November 27, 2013 by  

Philip Chester, the president of the Zionist Federation of Australia, has expressed his concern about the latest deal impacting on Iran’s nuclear program. Read more

Jerusalem Prize for Julia

November 27, 2013 by  

Former Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard has been awarded the 2013 Jerusalem Prize. Read more

ZFA Welcomes New Israeli Government

March 19, 2013 by  

Philip Chester, the president of the Zionist Federation of Australia, has welcomed the new Israeli government. Read more

The ZFA beats to a different drum

March 3, 2013 by  

ABC-TV’s “The Drum” recently addressed the issue of Israelis who hold an Australian passport or vice versa following the death in custody of Bez Zygier. The Zionist Federation of Australia’s president t Philip Chester responds…. Read more

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