Walkley Worries

October 31, 2014 by  

The Zionist Federation of Australia and the Zionist Council of Victoria are deeply concerned that two blatantly biased pieces of journalism from the Gaza conflict have been made finalists in the prestigious Walkley Awards for 2014. Read more

Kristallnacht to be commemorated

October 31, 2014 by  

The Sydney Jewish community will commemorate the ‘Night of Broken Glass’ – Kristallnacht – the event which foreshadowed Hitler’s campaign to annihilate the Jewish people. Read more

JIFF – Up and Rolling

October 31, 2014 by  

The Jewish International Film Festival has opened its 2014 event in Sydney marking 25 years of bringing Jewish movies to screens in Australia and New Zealand. Read more

Glick fighting for life

October 31, 2014 by  

Activist Yehuda Glick, a promoter of Jewish access to the Temple Mount, was shot and seriously wounded on Wednesday night by a gunman riding a motorcycle outside of a Jerusalem conference. Read more

Sweden recognises Palestine

October 31, 2014 by  

Sweden on Thursday officially recognized a Palestinian state, with Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom saying that the “criteria of international law” have been met because there is “a [Palestinian] territory, a people, and government,” The Associated Press reported. Read more

The Warsaw Jewish Museum

October 30, 2014 by  

At an emotional ceremony today in Warsaw, Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin inaugurated the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, together with President of Poland, Bronisław Komorowski. Read more

Danby adds his voice

October 30, 2014 by  

Federal Labor MP Michael Danby has added his voice to his Leaders following the pro BDS speech by Fremantle Labor MP Melissa Parke in parliament this week. Read more

Someone to talk to

October 30, 2014 by  

A new Speak-Out Hotline has been launched in NSW to protect people from race and religion-based harassment, intimidation and abuse. Read more

A medal and a torch

October 30, 2014 by  

Perth’s David Urban has scored a gold medal at the tenth Special Olympics Australian National Games held recently in Melbourne. Read more

Melbourne prepares for Yom Hazikaron

October 30, 2014 by  

Melbourne Yom Hakikaron’s organisers are seeking anyone who had family member or a friend who lost their life fighting for the IDF or were a victim of terror?  Read more

Antique Road Show

October 30, 2014 by  

The Lamm Jewish Library of Australia was transformed into an “Antiques Roadshow” as the community came together for the Zionist Council of Victoria’s inaugural event. Read more

Prime Minister’s Science award to two Melbournians

October 29, 2014 by  

Laureate Professor Sam Berkovic and Professor Ingrid Scheffer have been awarded the Prize Minister’s for Science for revealing the genetics of epilepsy. Read more

JNF Gala Dinner in Sydney

October 29, 2014 by  

The recent war experiences of an IDF Major, first hand insights into life in the Negev plus the personal history of the son of a Nazi officer combined to make a packed programme at JNF’s annual dinner. Read more

Museum ready to illuminate millennium-long Jewish history of Poland…write Michele Algerian/JNS.org

October 29, 2014 by  

Given that half of the 6 million Jews who died in the Holocaust came from Poland, many descendants of Polish Jews may be surprised to learn about the current hospitable environment for the Jewish population of their ancestors’ country. Read more

Refugee protection – B’nai B’rith has its say

October 29, 2014 by  

B’nai B’rith Australia / NZ is deeply disturbed by the deterioration in the level of commitment of the Australian Government to protection of refugees and asylum seekers. Read more

Mikveh Rules

October 29, 2014 by  

Tzedek, the advocacy group working against child sexual abuse, has published guidelines for those involved in the operations of a male mikveh, a ritual bath, when boys are involved. Read more

A response to Parke

October 28, 2014 by  

Melbourne Victorian MP David Southwick has condemned a pro BDS speech made in Federal Parliament yesterday by WA Labor MP Melissa Parke. Read more

Remembering the Light Horse

October 28, 2014 by  

The Israeli Ambassador, Shmuel Ben-Shmuel, has attended a Service at Holsworthy in Commemoration of the AIF Light Horse Charge on Beersheba. Read more

Stand up and be counted

October 28, 2014 by  

Emanuel School alumnus and school nurse, Genna Radnan and Hilton Immerman CEO of  the Shalom Institute have been recognised by Stand Up. Read more

$40,000 to strengthen bridge linking communities

October 28, 2014 by  

The Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship Matthew Guy has extended the Victorian Government’s Strategic Partnership Agreement with the Rabbinical Council of Victoria. Read more

The Rabbi and I

October 28, 2014 by  

Star of the King and I Teddy Tahu Rhodes will depart from his operatic repertoire to include My Yiddishe Mama when he performs at a Jewish House fundraiser in December. Read more

Rivlin attends massacre commemoration

October 27, 2014 by  

Israel’s president Reuven Rivlin attended the memorial ceremony in Kafr Qasim commemorating the murders of 48 Arabs by Israeli soldiers in 1956. Read more

Found!

October 27, 2014 by  

Michelle Levy has been found. Read more

Gough remembered again

October 27, 2014 by  

Jana Vytrhlik was the curator of the Precious Legacy exhibition at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum in 1998 when it was visited by the late Gough Whitlam…. Read more

Michelle – still missing

October 27, 2014 by  

As dawn breaks on a Sydney Monday morning, there is still no news of the whereabouts of missing Sydney 11-yr-old Michelle Levy. Read more

Volunteers urgently needed to find Michelle

October 26, 2014 by  

Over 500 members of the Sydney Jewish community have been mobilised in the search to find missing 11-yr-old Michelle Levy. Read more

Have you seen Michelle?

October 26, 2014 by  

NSW police are appealing for public assistance to find  11-year-old Michelle Levy who went missing from her North Bondi home yesterday evening. Read more

The Shabbat Project – redefining community

October 26, 2014 by  

More than 2,500 members of Sydney’s Jewish community participated in the concluding event of the Shabbat Project…celebrating Havdallah at the conclusion of Sydney’s involvement in the wold-wide Shabbat Project. Read more

2,500 uplifted at the Sydney Challah Bake

October 24, 2014 by  

More than 2,500 women baked their Shabbat challahs to launch Sydney’s Shabbat Project bringing together Jews across the entire religious spectrum and reconnecting many who had been unaffiliated. Read more

Waiting for December

October 24, 2014 by  

The 2014 Walkley Awards have shortlisted “Code of Silence” in their documentary category. Read more

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