The occupation under a microscope

April 17, 2015 by  

Students and academics at the University of New South Wales in Sydney will hold a symposium to examine “Law, Rights and Resistance in Occupied Palestine”. Read more

A Yom Hashoah message in music from Miriam Waks

April 17, 2015 by  

To mark the beginning of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) and it is with great pride that I share with you two previously unreleased pieces with which to mark the occasion. Read more

ANZAC exhibition

April 17, 2015 by  

To mark the Centenary of ANZAC commemorations, the Sydney Jewish Museum will display a collection of photographs and diary extracts belonging to serviceman and NAJEX founding member, Harold Emanuel Collins. Read more

Holocaust survivors in Israel observe Yom Hashoah

April 17, 2015 by  

Thousands of Holocaust survivors have observed Yom HaShoah—Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day—at ceremonies held today (Thursday, April 16) in the 57 residential facilities operated by The Jewish Agency for Israel’s sheltered housing subsidiary, Amigour.  Read more

SJM staff to present at International Holocaust Conference

April 17, 2015 by  

Sydney Jewish Museum will  make a presentation at an International Holocaust Conference in Krakow, Poland  next week.

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Netanyahu at Yad Vashem

April 17, 2015 by  

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke at Yad Vashem on Yom Hashoah. Read more

Yom Hashoah in Melbourne

April 17, 2015 by  

In a very moving and meaningful ceremony at the Robert Blackwood Hall at Monash University, the annual Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) Yom Hashoah Commemoration was held to a packed auditorium.  Read more

March of the Living 2015

April 17, 2015 by  

70 years after the end of the Second World War 11,000 participants, both  Jews and non-Jews, joined the 27th March of the Living from Auschwitz to Birkenau. Read more

March of the Living – Live on J-Wire

April 16, 2015 by  

J-Wire presents a live feed from Auschwitz-Birkenau. Sydney cantor Shimon Farkas will sing El Male Rachamim and leading the Kaddish at the end of the ceremony in Birkenau. Starts 9pm Sydney time. The transmission was also recorded and can be viewed in its entirety. Read more

Dialogue and friendship core values for Abrahamic Council relaunch

April 16, 2015 by  

The Christian and Jewish communities have expanded to included Muslims in an effort to foster dialogue and friendship. Read more

Yom Hashoah in Sydney

April 16, 2015 by  

Over 1200 people packed Sydney’s City Recital Hall to commemorate the passing of 70 years since the end of WWII and the liberation from the Nazi concentration camps. Read more

Yom Hashoah at Yad Vashem

April 16, 2015 by  

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin spoke at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem on Yom Hashoah. Read more

Israel honors a righteous Gentile

April 15, 2015 by  

The son of a Dutch couple who saved a Jewish child’s life during the Nazi occupation will receive a Righteous Among Nations award on their behalf at the Yom Hashoah commemoration in Sydney tonight. Read more

Stand Up CEO selected for international leadership program

April 15, 2015 by  

Gary Samowitz  has been chosen along with Jewish leaders from around the world to participate in an executive leadership program run by the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation in Washington DC.

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Nuclear threat from Iran concerns children of survivors

April 15, 2015 by  

As Israel readies to observe Holocaust Remembrance Day, a new Bar-Ilan University study reveals that the adult children of Holocaust survivors are more preoccupied with the threat of a nuclear Iran than their peers whose parents are not Holocaust survivors.   Read more

A question for Julie

April 14, 2015 by  

Federal Labor MP has a question he wants Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to ask when she visits Tehran next week on the country’s documented threat to eliminate Israel. Read more

Sydney filmmaker makes an ABC-TV Foreign Correspondent program on Palestinian footballers

April 14, 2015 by  

I may as well have a Star of David tattooed onto my forehead…writes  Dan Goldberg. Read more

Deputy Walt

April 13, 2015 by  

State Labor MP and NSW Parliamentary Friends of Israel deputy chair, Mr Walt Secord has been elected Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the NSW Legislative Council (Upper House) in the NSW Parliament. Read more

US movie release for Sydney Filmmaker

April 13, 2015 by  

Sydney filmmaker Kane Senes will have his feature film Echoes of War released in the US next month.

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Strong Jewish themes at Catholic convention

April 13, 2015 by  

The 22nd Eucharistic Convention held in Auckland has featured strong Jewish themes.  Read more

March of the Living 2015

April 13, 2015 by  

70 years after the end of the Second World War the March of the Living will once again take over 10,000 young people, Jews and non-Jews, from across the world on an emotional and inspiring educational journey. Read more

We visit the new Children in the Holocaust Exhibition at Yad Vashem

April 13, 2015 by  

Yesterday, a few days before Yom Hashoah, Yad Vashem opened a new exhibition entitled “Children in the Holocaust: Stars without a Heaven.” Read more

“BDS isn’t Anti-Semitic” – University forum.

April 11, 2015 by  

In the wake of the protest during the recent lecture by Colonel Richard Kemp resulting in an investigation under way at the behest of the University of Sydney, university staff have been invited to a forum entitled “Why Boycotting Israel isn’t Anti-Semitic”.

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Maccabiah management postions on offer

April 11, 2015 by  

Planning for the 20th Maccabiah Games, to be held in July 2017 is in full swing…and now is the time for interested parties to put their hands up to fill key positions. Read more

Bialek found

April 9, 2015 by  

Jessica Bialek has been found. Read more

Bishop heading for Teheran

April 9, 2015 by  

The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council has commented on the recent interim P5+1 deal which leaves Iran still on target to develop its nuclear facilities. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will visit Iran later this month. Read more

Missing!

April 9, 2015 by  

A Sydney woman has gone missing in the Sydney suburb of Coogee…and police are concerned for her welfare. Read more

Who is The AJCL?

April 9, 2015 by  

Questions are being asked about a little-known group in Sydney sporting the grandiose name “The Australian Jewish Communal Lobby”. Read more

Gold medals for Israeli blind bowlers

April 9, 2015 by  

Israeli blind bowlers have won five medals at an international world championship competition held recently in the New Zealand Capital. Wellington. Read more

More criticism of Reclaim Australia

April 8, 2015 by  

The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council and The New Israel Fund have both condemned the religious bigotry recently expressed by Reclaim Australia. Read more

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