Old Parliament House goes kosher for launch of the ACT Jewish Community’s Capital Campaign

September 1, 2016 by  

August 30th was a busy day in the nation’s capital, not only was the 45th Parliament opened, but just down the road at Old Parliament House, the ACT Jewish Community held the launch of their 2016 Capital Campaign. Read more

Rabbi John Levi Retires from School Council

September 1, 2016 by  

After almost 40 decades of service, Rabbi John Levi has retired from the Council of King David School (KDS) in Melbourne.

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Gravestones defaced at Nowra

August 31, 2016 by  

Police are investigating an incident where a number of gravestones were defaced with anti-semitic slogans at the NSW South Coast town of Nowra. Read more

Breaking Challah

August 31, 2016 by  

Breaking Challah is a new initiative that encourages Jewish families around the world to invite a non-Jewish neighbour, colleague, teacher or friend to join them for a traditional Friday night Shabbat meal in an effort to promote tolerance through understanding. Read more

Intel launches 7th-generation Israeli technology

August 31, 2016 by  

Intel Corp. introduced its 7th generation Core processors developed by the company’s Israeli branch in Haifa. Read more

Ideas and books at the Sydney Jewish Writers Festival

August 31, 2016 by  

Bondi was abuzz this weekend as hundreds of people gathered for the 2016 Sydney Jewish Writers Festival. Read more

Perth Newspaper Rejects Advert

August 30, 2016 by  

It is rare to hear of a newspaper turning down advertising, but Perth’s Jewish newspaper has done just that.

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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

800 nominations received for next year’s Maccabiah Game

August 26, 2016 by  

Momentum is building towards Australia’s 2017 Maccabiah Games campaign, with over 800 nominations received by Maccabi Australia from athletes and officials hoping to be on the plane to Israel next year. Read more

Wallenberg DVD: 10 giveaways

August 25, 2016 by  

J-Wire  have 10 DVDs of “Wallenberg – A Hero’s Story” to give away to readers.

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Reflections by a Jewish Corrective Services Chaplain

August 25, 2016 by  

Rabbi Danny Yaffe has become the Jewish chaplain for NSW’s Corrective Services. He told J-Wire of his first day.

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Holocaust exhibition in Queensland

August 25, 2016 by  

Shadows of Shoah had its international debut in Brisbane this week with members of federal, state and local governments joining the Jewish community and invited guests to see the artistic and moving exhibition. Read more

Israel’s Paralympian sailors head to Rio

August 24, 2016 by  

Israel’s sailing team spoke ahead of their departure for Rio…and ask the Jewish world to like its Facebook page. Read more

An app for Melbourne’s eruv

August 24, 2016 by  

Melbourne’s community have have launched the Melbourne Eruv smartphone app for Android and Apple iOS operating systems, which can be found in each app store simply by searching for ‘Melbourne Eruv’. Read more

UIA to launch art exhibition

August 24, 2016 by  

Keren Hayesod-UIA NSW is to hold its inaugural art exhibition, Israel NOW, in the iconic Rocks precinct. Read more

Sydney’s Shabbat Project Set To Take New Heights

August 24, 2016 by  

The Shabbat Project returns in 2016 and continues its amazing growth. The Shabbat Project will be later this year due to Adar II and will be observed on the Shabbat of the 11th & 12th November 2016. Read more

Israeli defence minister: Israel won’t allow Hamas to arm itself

August 24, 2016 by  

A day after the Israel Defence Forces bombed a number of Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in response to a rocket attack on the southern Israeli town of Sderot, Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman warned that the Jewish state cannot allow the Hamas terror group to arm itself. Read more

Best of the Best Award for OBK Founder

August 24, 2016 by  

It was a perfect day to enjoy the winter sun at Sydney’s Bondi Beach as politicians, past and present, business leaders and representatives from a wide cross-section of the community including Dame Marie Bashir, former Governor of NSW and Phillip Ruddock, ex Federal MP, gathered to honour Rabbi Dr Dovid Slavin of Our Big Kitchen (OBK). Read more

The Jewish International Film Festival screening 70 movies in 2016

August 23, 2016 by  

Presenting over 70 exceptional international premiere features and documentaries, the Jewish International Film Festival returns to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Auckland from late October, and tours to Canberra for the first time in the festival’s history. Read more

Shir Madness Jewish Music Festival: The line-up is complete

August 23, 2016 by  

Following last year’s smash hit Melbourne debut, SHIR MADNESS (The Jewish Music Festival) returns to Sydney and its Bondi Pavilion home this year. Read more

Matti Friedman to speak exclusively at Sydney Jewish Writers Festival

August 23, 2016 by  

Canadian-born author and former Associated Press journalist Matti Friedman will be speaking exclusively in Sydney this weekend as the guest of the Sydney Jewish Writers Festival before travelling to the Melbourne Writers Festival. Read more

Perth’s Carmel School sweeps essay field

August 22, 2016 by  

This year the Australian Jewish Historical Society (NSW) conducted an essay competition which used a theme focused on Jewish servicemen and women from the First World War. Read more

New Zealand Jewish Council calls for success for Islam Awareness Week

August 22, 2016 by  

President of NZJC Stephen Goodman has sent a message to the Federation of Islamic Association of New Zealand at the beginning of the Islam Awareness Week. Read more

An Ancient Jewish “Stone Age”? Excavations in a Cave in Galilee Reveal a 2,000 Year-Old Stone Vessel Production Centre

August 22, 2016 by  

Archaeological excavations conducted in Galilee in early August, under the direction of Dr. Yonatan Adler of Ariel University, have unearthed a 2,000 year-old cave which functioned as a quarry and industrial workshop for the production of stone vessels. Read more

New Zealand sailors battle back a hard-earned silver at Rio

August 22, 2016 by  

New Zealand yachting produced a stand out performance on the final day of the Rio Olympics regatta, taking three medals, including gold. Read more

New partnership offers improved response in addressing family violence in Jewish Community

August 21, 2016 by  

Jewish Care Victoria has partnered with Inner South Community Health Service to enable Jewish community members who have experienced family violence to access a culturally appropriate service response. Read more

The Artist and the Author: Together Again

August 21, 2016 by  

Two men whose friendship crosses generations are thrilled to be travelling together to West Australia later this year.

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Labor says that Turnbull’s authority in tatters on 18C

August 21, 2016 by  

“Despite telling Australians in February he has “no plans to change” racist hate speech protections in Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, Malcolm Turnbull today left the door open to changes” have said Labor’s Mark Dreyfus and Tony Burke. Read more

Nick Cater and James Brown Address AIJAC Luncheon in Sydney

August 21, 2016 by  

Two of Australia’s most prominent public intellectuals, Nick Cater, Executive Director of the Menzies Research Centre and James Brown, Research Director of the University of Sydney’s United States Studies Centre, addressed an AIJAC luncheon in Sydney having recently returned from an Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) RAMBAM delegation to Israel. Read more

‘Hand Up for a Home’ $180,000 Crowdfunding Campaign

August 19, 2016 by  

Jewish Care Victoria launched its digital crowdfunding campaign, ‘Hand Up for a Home’  to raise funds for the refurbishment of Jewish Care’s social housing in Fulton Street, East St Kilda. Read more

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