Words for Shimon Peres

October 28, 2016 by  

The memorial service and tombstone unveiling marking 30 days since the passing of the late Ninth President of Israel, Shimon Peres, will be held today at the Great Leaders of the Nation’s Plot in Mount Herzl Cemetery in Jerusalem. Read more

World Jewish Congress demands UNESCO committee reject ‘blatantly dishonest’ draft decision condemning Israel and ignoring Jewish ties to Jerusalem

October 27, 2016 by  

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has called on members of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s World Heritage Committee to reject the “blatantly dishonest, inflammatory, and one-sided” draft decision up for adoption that accuses Israel of damaging the character of Jerusalem and ignores the Jewish and Christian connections to the holy sites in the city. Read more

Rare document mentioning the name of Jerusalem from the time of the First Temple

October 27, 2016 by  

A rare and important document was exposed in an enforcement operation initiated by the Israel Antiquities Authority’s Unit for the Prevention of Antiquities Robbery. Read more

Netanyahu on the latest UNESCO vote

October 27, 2016 by  

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that UNESCO to be condemned for “its blindness”. Read more

Jewish Care Receives $500,000 Grant to Help the Disadvantaged Secure Employment

October 27, 2016 by  

Jewish Care Victoria has received a grant of $518,770 over four years from the State Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources to secure sustainable employment for people from disadvantaged backgrounds.  Read more

Julie Bishop “dismayed and disappointed”

October 26, 2016 by  

Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has told the Executive Council of Australian Jewry that the UNESCO’s draft decision denying a Jewish connection to the Western Wall and the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is “Highly politicised unbalanced and provocative”. Read more

The Shabbat Project Set To Sea in Shabbat @ Bondi

October 26, 2016 by  

Prior to sunset on Friday 11 November The Shabbat Project will be holding an Extraordinary Kabbalat Shabbat on the sands of Sydney’s Bondi Beach. Read more

New Zealand sailor Jo Aleh recognised by World Sailing Athletes’ commission.

October 26, 2016 by  

Five sailors have recently been elected to the World Sailing’s Athletes’ Commission. Read more

The Fink Group announces launch of Bennelong Arts Foundation

October 26, 2016 by  

The Sydney-based Fink Group has announced the launch of the Bennelong Arts Foundation with its first scholarships being awarded to performers from the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Read more

Australian speaker at Scottish National Party (SNP) conference criticised for reference to Nazi Germany

October 26, 2016 by  

At the SNP’s conference last week, Australian national Gregg Brain took to the podium wearing a yellow badge with the letter ‘F’ on it. Read more

It’s All About the Films

October 25, 2016 by  

Back and bigger than ever, the Jewish International Film Festival (JIFF) includes a wide raging variety of movies and documentaries.

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Strengthening arts and culture in NSW

October 23, 2016 by  

David Gonski, Simon Mordant and Gretel Packer will join a committee of influential figures from across the arts and cultural sector to dramatically improve the way the NSW Government supports and develops arts and culture. Read more

Cairns celebrates its first ever communal Sukkah

October 21, 2016 by  

Over 50 members of community in the north Queensland city of Cairns have joined Rabbi Ari Rubin in the first-ever sukkah. Read more

WJC thanks Christians for support and pledge Jewish help

October 21, 2016 by  

In Jerusalem, leaders of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) addressed a large gathering of Evangelical Christians from around the world on the occasion of Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles. Read more

New evidence of Romans breaching Jerusalem’s third wall

October 21, 2016 by  

Fascinating evidence of breaking through Jerusalem’s Third Wall at the end of the Second Temple period over 2000 years ago was discovered in an excavation the Israel Antiquities Authority is conducting in the city center, where the new campus of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design is to be built. Read more

The ANZAC Museum in Beersheba: Commemorating Heroism

October 21, 2016 by  

Next year’s inauguration of Beersheba’s ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Museum marks the 100th anniversary of the Light Horse Brigade’s storming and liberation of Beersheba and liberation. Read more

Sukkot at the Rivlins

October 21, 2016 by  

President Reuven and First Lady Nechama Rivlin  has welcomed thousands to the annual Open Sukkah event at the President’s Residence. Read more

Top Israeli analysts to speak in Melbourne and Sydney

October 21, 2016 by  

Maj Gen (res) Yaakov Amidror will headline a group of senior analysts who are coming to Australia later this month for the Be’er Sheva Dialogue, an annual military to military exchange facilitated by the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA) in Israel, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) and the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC). Read more

Gandels receive prestigious Victorian Premier’s award

October 20, 2016 by  

Melbourne’s John and Pauline Gandel are recipients of the Premier’s Award for Community Harmony. Read more

New Zealand Christian leader condemns UNESCO resolution

October 20, 2016 by  

A New Zealand pastor has spoken out against a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization vote on a resolution denying Jewish ties to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall, the holiest site in Judaism. Read more

Sarah Grunstein to perform Bach’s Goldberg Variations

October 20, 2016 by  

One of Australia’s most distinguished international pianists New York-based Sarah Grunstein will come home to Sydney and Melbourne later this year. Read more

Zionism Victoria’s 78th Annual Assembly

October 19, 2016 by  

Zionism Victoria will hold its 78th Annual Assembly on 15 November 2016 at Melbourne’s Beth Weizmann Community Centre. Read more

Israeli Mandolin Maestro

October 19, 2016 by  

Berlin-based Israeli Avi Avital makes a triumphant return from 26 October to lead the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra in an adventurous exploration of the mandolin. Read more

Rutland, Lipski and Toltz shortlisted

October 19, 2016 by  

Suzanne Rutland, Sam Lipski and Steve Tolz have been shortlisted for the 2016 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. Read more

Premier’s plans to expand innovation facilities in NSW

October 16, 2016 by  

Over 400 guests heard NSW  Premier Mike Baird telling of a trade mission he lead to Israel earlier this year and of his plans to expand NSW’s innovation plans. Read more

UNESCO resolution: the ECAJ writes to the Foreign Minister

October 16, 2016 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has written to Australia’s Julie Bishop following the UNESCO resolution denying Jewish connection to the Western Wall and the Temple Mount. Read more

Award to Jewish Fireman at Communal Remembrance Day Commemoration

October 16, 2016 by  

The NSW Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen & Women (NAJEX) has invited its Patron David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d) Governor of New South Wales to present the NAJEX Centenary of Anzac Award to Senior Fire-Fighter Eddie Vaysbakh. Read more

President Rivlin stresses the Jewish people’s connection to Jerusalem as he is joined by children to decorate the Sukkah

October 16, 2016 by  

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin has commented on the expected UNESCO vote questioning the historic connection of the Jewish people to the Western Wall. Read more

Di Natale attacks Peres

October 14, 2016 by  

The leader of the Greens Senator Richard Di Natale has told the Australian senate his views of the political life of Shimon Peres, a former Israeli president who died recently at 93. Read more

Netanyahu appoints Yuval Rotem as Acting Director General of the Foreign Ministry

October 14, 2016 by  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has appointed Yuval Rotem as Acting Director General of the Foreign Ministry in place of Dore Gold. Read more

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