World Jewish Congress condemns Barcelona attack

August 18, 2017 by  

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has condemned the attack in Barcelona which claimed the lives of a reported 13 people on Thursday, after a van drove into pedestrians in the crowded Las Ramblas district. Read more

Charidy to implement community fundraising calendar

August 18, 2017 by  

Charidy, the latest fundraising program to hit Australia, is working to create a transparent calendar of Charidy fundraising dates within Melbourne’s Jewish community. Read more

Top Israeli strategic analyst Dr Eran Lerman visits Australia

August 18, 2017 by  

Far from being isolated on the world stage, Israel has enjoyed an unprecedented string of major diplomatic successes  in 2017, according to top Israeli strategic analyst Dr Eran Lerman. Read more

Kiwi video on Israel goes viral

August 17, 2017 by  

The Auckland-based star of a video entitled “I am a Zionist”, which has been viewed by more than seven hundred thousand people on social media, has admitted she is surprised by the reach. Read more

El Al and Qantas codeshare routes

August 17, 2017 by  

El Al and Qantas  have announced their codeshare agreement at the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce tourism lunch. Read more

Swiss government denounces anti-Semitism after outrage over hotel sign

August 16, 2017 by  

The government of Switzerland denounced anti-Semitism in a message to Israel following outrage over sign at a Swiss hotel stating that Jewish guests must shower before entering its pool. Read more

Australian neo-Nazis plaster posters at Melbourne schools

August 16, 2017 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) has strongly condemned the vile racist and antisemitic posters plastered across two of Melbourne’s leading schools. Read more

Rabbi Kluwgant resigns from Adass

August 16, 2017 by  

The on-off appointment of Rabbi Meir Kluwgant as principal of Melbourne’s Adass Israel school is over. Read more

New Zealand’s Holocaust Centre marks 10th anniversary

August 15, 2017 by  

A milestone in New Zealand Holocaust education was celebrated recently with a dinner hosted by the country’s Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy at the capital’s Government House. Read more

Comforting words for Jewish students at the University of Virginia

August 15, 2017 by  

Chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency for Israel Natan Sharansky has spoken out following the weekend’s neo-Nazi events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Read more

ECAJ appalled by criticism of Michael Kirby

August 14, 2017 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has strongly defended former High Court judge Michael Kirby against criticisms made by the head of another Jewish organisation, the Anti-Defamation Commission, alleging that Michael Kirby had made “inappropriate analogies” between the situation of LGBTIQ people in contemporary Australia and Jews in Nazi Germany. Read more

WJC condemns Neo-Nazi demonstrations

August 13, 2017 by  

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has harshly condemned the violent Neo-Nazi demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia which left dozens wounded and one dead. Read more

On the other hand…writes Michael Kuttner

August 12, 2017 by  

From outer space to back on earth Israel’s achievements keep coming… Read more

Hungarian woman honoured by Israel

August 11, 2017 by  

The Embassy of Israel in Canberra has honoured Mrs Jolán Michnay as Righteous Among the Nations. Read more

Farewell Canberra, hello Sydney

August 11, 2017 by  

Rabbi Alon Meltzer is to move from Canberra to Sydney to become the Programming Director of Shalom, an affiliate of the JCA and Rabbi of the Or Chadash Community in Bondi. Read more

The LGBT community is integral part of Israeli society

August 11, 2017 by  

Israel’s President Reuven and First Lady Nechama Rivlin have visited the LGBT Center in Tel Aviv, marking eight years since the attack at the ‘Youth Bar’, in which the Nir Katz and Liz Troubishi were murdered. Read more

South Australia votes for a Palestine state…but only after a two state solution has been reached

August 10, 2017 by  

A second amending motion was moved by Liberal SA MP Andrew McLachlan proposing that Australia support the establishment of a Palestinian state that arises out of a binding peace agreement between the Palestinians and Israel. Read more

New plans for “terrorism threatened” synagogue

August 10, 2017 by  

Friends of Refugees of Eastern Europe have announced they will be submitting plans for a new development application for a new synagogue in Bondi  to Waverley Council and suggested jointly that a proposed protest on the weekend would “be unproductive”. Read more

Online database of Jewish art

August 10, 2017 by  

The Centre for Jewish Art at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has launched the world’s largest online database of Jewish art. Read more

Kiwis support for Israel

August 9, 2017 by  

A new poll on the attitudes of New Zealanders to Israel, commissioned by the Israel Institute of New Zealand and conducted by Curia Research, shows four times as many kiwis support Israel as are opposed to the Jewish State. Read more

Ambassador’s twin sons accompanied him as he presents his credentials

August 9, 2017 by  

President Reuven Rivlin has received the credentials of Australian Ambassador to Israel Chris Cannan. Read more

Doing Israel’s humanitarian work

August 8, 2017 by  

A team of Australian doctors has visited Fiji to consult and operate on members of the Fijian community in need of ENT assistance including a two-yr-old girl who had extreme difficulty in breathing. Read more

Bina – Rabbi Gourarie tells its story

August 8, 2017 by  

Bina is approaching its 20th anniversary in Sydney…a video from Rabbi Michoel Gourarie. Read more

Did you attend the Marriage Equality discussion at the NCJWA NSW – a J-Wire photo gallery

August 7, 2017 by  

Around 150 guests attended the panel discussion dealing with Marriage Equality in Australia at NCJWA NSW.

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Cairns dedicates and celebrates its first torah

August 7, 2017 by  

The Jewish community in North Queensland has received its first ever Torah scroll with a procession down the streets of Cairns’ Kewarra Beach.

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Waverley Council: FREE’S claims council is rewarding terrorism are nonsense

August 7, 2017 by  

Liberals in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs have hit back at FREE’s claims that council has rewarded terrorism, following a Land & Environment Court decision refusing the construction of a synagogue. Read more

FREE: Damned if you do, damned if you don’t

August 7, 2017 by  

Want to build a new synagogue in Bondi? Given the existence of other synagogues in and around the popular beachside suburb, it should be possible to get permission from Waverley Council who have jurisdiction over such matters.

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Australians participate in Naomi Chazan Fellowship

August 7, 2017 by  

Five Fellows from Sydney and Melbourne have participated in the New Israel Fund (NIF) Naomi Chazan Fellowship in Israel. Read more

Pressure mounts against Netanyahu amid corruption probes

August 7, 2017 by  

Around 3,000 demonstrators gathered in Petah Tikva’s Goren Square near the home of Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit Saturday night, to protest what they view as slow progress in the multiple corruption cases against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…writes Adam Abrams/JNS.org. Read more

Two care organisations forge partnership

August 7, 2017 by  

Sydney’s Jewish House will launch a partnership today with Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury to enable them to draw on each other’s services and expertise to better serve their communities. Read more

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