Netanyahu sends condolences

October 24, 2014 by  

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sent condolences to the family of 3-month-old Chaya Zissel Braun murdered in a terrorist attack in Jerusalem and met the policeman who killed the perpetrator.  Read more

Improving the connection

October 23, 2014 by  

The Zionist Federation of Australia has expanded its initiatives to engage the Russian Speaking Jewish community (RSJC) with Israel, Zionism and Jewish identity. Read more

The man who chronicled Sydney Jewish life

October 23, 2014 by  

Former NSW Premier, Barry O’Farrell MP, has joined communal identities in paying tribute to the commitment and contribution of veteran Sydney Jewish community photographer, George Denes, who has passed away aged 82 years. Read more

The Shabbat Project Unveiled

October 23, 2014 by  

J-Wire, in conjunction with The Shtick presents two videos telling the story of this weekend’s Shabbat Project which will be embraced this year in over 350 cities throughout the world. Read more

Age is no bar to excellence

October 22, 2014 by  

Following 10 years’ work and 200,000 words, a Holocaust survivor’s unfinished PhD thesis has been recognised by an Adelaide university. Read more

Aussies and Israelis gain mutual holiday visas

October 22, 2014 by  

Australia’s work and holiday visa programme has an exciting new addition, with the signing of an arrangement with Israel to allow young people from both countries a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience each other’s culture. Read more

Gough Whitlam – a personal memory

October 22, 2014 by  

Federal Labor MP Michael Danby talks of his memories of Gough Whitlam, Australia’s 21st Prime Minister who passed away this week at the age of 98… Read more

Gough Whitlam 1916-2014

October 21, 2014 by  

Gough Whitlam, Labor Prime Minister of Australia between 1972 and 1975 and Leader of the Opposition between 1967 and 1977 has died at the age of 98. Read more

New award for Holocaust stories

October 21, 2014 by  

The inaugural Rosalind Sharbanee Meyer Writers Award was won by Dr Ross Halpin for his book The Essence of Survival, How Jewish Doctors Survived Auschwitz. Read more

Denial is the Name of the Game…writes Michael Kuttner

October 20, 2014 by  

It should be obvious by now to even the most obtuse that those who continue to ignore the genocidal intentions of the people with whom we are urged to make a fake peace, will never be persuaded by any logical proof to the contrary. Read more

Sukkot in Wollongong

October 15, 2014 by  

There are only around 50 Jews living in the Wollongong area 90 kms south of Sydney…and 30 of them turned up to celebrate Sukkot in what is believed to be the only Sukkah in the region. Read more

Nike yet to address video ad with anti-Semitic overtones

October 15, 2014 by  

After initially raising concern on the issue this summer, the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) is continuing to press the Nike footwear and apparel giant to remedy its promotion of a pre-Soccer World Cup animated video whose content has what critics call anti-Semitic overtones. Read more

New President for Mount Scopus

October 15, 2014 by  

Current parent and Old Collegian, Amy Hershan has succeeded Lisa Kennett as the new president of Melbourne’s  Mount Scopus College. Read more

Multicultural NSW: The CRC gets a new name

October 15, 2014 by  

The Community Relations Commission has been rebadged to bring it line with other States. Read more

Program to encourage not for profit involvement

October 14, 2014 by  

Jonathan Gavshon is behind the 2015 Observership Program to encourage young professionals’ involvement in not for profit organisations. Read more

Sukkah brings succour

October 14, 2014 by  

The first Jewish patient to spot the Sukkah constructed in the grounds of Sydney’s Prince of Wales Hospital by Jewish House was Gary Cohen…the president of the care organisation. Read more

New housing community for Melbourne

October 14, 2014 by  

Jewish Care Victoria has announced the submission of an application for a town planning permit to the City of Port Philip, for the $12.5 million development of a major community housing project in East St Kilda. Read more

Israel’s homeland security industry goes global

October 14, 2014 by  

Years of elevated terror threats have led many governments to increase their investments in homeland security measures. Read more

Minister in the Sukkah

October 13, 2014 by  

Federal Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews has visited a Sukkah in Melbourne. Read more

NSW Government’s gift for harmony

October 13, 2014 by  

NSW Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello today announced the NSW Government’s funding of $20,000 to Sydney’s annual Harmony Walk, an initiative to promote fairness and harmony. Read more

Funds to help the GLBTI community

October 13, 2014 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) has been awarded a Healthy Equal Youth (HEY) Grant of $22,280 by the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria and Mary Wooldridge the State Minister for Mental Health. Read more

JCCV-TV

October 13, 2014 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria now has a YouTube channel.

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Waving the flag

October 12, 2014 by  

Once upon a time, Israelis who chose to live in the diaspora were considered by many to be betraying their country…but today’s high profile Israelis living abroad are assuming the Israeli government encouraged  role of quasi ambassadors. Read more

The Lancet: 100% cure not achieved

October 12, 2014 by  

NGO Monitor has examined the fix-it report promised by Richard Horton, editor of British medical journal The Lancet following his visit to Israel after the highly respected journal had come down heavily on Israel and expressed support for Gaza.

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Anti-Muslim activity concerns Jewish leadership

October 12, 2014 by  

The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies has voiced concern about the current spate of anti-Muslim activity in Sydney.  Read more

Nazis and confiscated art

October 11, 2014 by  

World-renowned specialist in international law and restitution of art works, Olaf Ossmann spoke to the Melbourne community on the Nazi confiscation of art. Read more

Facebook hosts Holocaust denial pages

October 11, 2014 by  

The Online Hate Prevention Institute (OHPI) has released a new briefing exposing three Holocaust denial pages on Facebook. Read more

SBS facing budget cuts

October 11, 2014 by  

SBS TV and Radio are facing significant budget cuts by the Federal government…causing concern for the future of community radio and in particular both the Hebrew and Jewish broadcasts. Read more

Morris Lurie 1938-2014…Alan Gold writes

October 11, 2014 by  

One of the most significant Jewish voices in Australia has been silenced this week. Read more

Feldman-Waks war opens on new front

October 8, 2014 by  

Following the very public stoush involving Rebbetzin Pnina Feldman in Sydney and child sexual abuse victims’ advocate Manny Waks in Melbourne, a new battle has sprung up…this time between Waks and Feldman’s son Rabbi Eli Feldman. Read more

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