Farewell to the NSW Maccabiah contingent…and 1997 remembered

May 23, 2017 by  

The countdown to the 2017 Maccabiah Games has really ramped up, with the first of three official farewells held for the 570-strong delegation held in Sydney on Sunday to farewell the New South Wales contingent. Read more

Trump keeps focus on Iran upon meeting Netanyahu, addresses intel leak to Russia

May 23, 2017 by  

President Donald Trump continued his focus on Iran during his meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Jerusalem’s King David Hotel on Monday, while also briefly touching on the intelligence situation with Russia.  Read more

Dinner with the Netanyahus and the Trumps

May 23, 2017 by  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara hosted a festive dinner with US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania at the Prime Minister’s residence in Jerusalem. Read more

President Trump at the Western Wall

May 23, 2017 by  

The Western Wall and the Holy Places Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz has spoken following the visit to the Kotel by President Trump. Read more

Dreyfus responds to Tim Wilson’s motion on Labor position on Israel/Palestine

May 23, 2017 by  

Labor Shadow Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus has responded to Liberal MP Tim Wilson’s motion in the Federation Chamber in the Australian parliament condemning senior Labor  figures calling for a formal recognition of a Palestinian State. Read more

The meeting of the presidents

May 23, 2017 by  

The U.S. President Donald Trump has held a working meeting with Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin at the President’s residence in Jerusalem during which they spoke of the strong ties between the two countries, and about ways to advance a return to negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. Read more

Welcome, Donald

May 22, 2017 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump at Ben Gurion Airport telling him that as he has arrived in Israel from Riyadh, he hopes that one day he would be able to arrive himself at Riyadh. Read more

Dr Tony Abbott

May 21, 2017 by  

Former Liberal Prime Minister Tony Abbott has received an honorary doctorate from Tel Aviv University. Read more

John Samuel Asher: “He will not be forgotten”

May 21, 2017 by  

Shortly after midnight on May 29. 1942 a Japanese midget submarine fired a torpedo towards the USS Chicago, a heavy cruiser moored on Sydney Harbour. Read more

ADC welcomes Christensen apology

May 21, 2017 by  

Chairman of the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission Dvir Abramovich has welcomed the apology by coalition MP George Christensen for his appearance on the racist internet radio show The Dingoes’ podcast, part of the neo-Nazi, white-supremacist Internet media hub The Right Stuff. Read more

Chris Cannan meets the community head

May 19, 2017 by  

Incoming Australian Ambassador to Israel, Chris Cannan, has met with some Jewish community leaders in Sydney and Melbourne.  He met with The Executive Council of Australian Jewry President Anton Block in Melbourne. Read more

Jewish Care awards $85million for new building

May 19, 2017 by  

Jewish Care Victoria has approved its $85 million St Kilda Road Senior Living Precinct with the awarding of the construction contract to Watpac Limited (Watpac).  Read more

Jewish ANZACS book launch

May 19, 2017 by  

Lieutenant General Ken Gillespie AC DSC CSM [Retired] has launched the book “JEWISH ANZACS – Jews in the Australia Military”. Read more

Peres commemorated on a stamp

May 19, 2017 by  

The tiny Pacific country of Tuvalu has issued a postage stamp featuring the late Israeli President Shimon Peres. Read more

A new look for fundraising

May 18, 2017 by  

JCA is yet again stepping out of the box to bring unique and innovative fundraising events to the Sydney Jewish Community. Read more

Israel State Archives makes available material from the Six Day War

May 18, 2017 by  

Ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War, the Israel State Archives, a unit within the Prime Minister’s Office, has made available material from the Six Day War. Read more

Fiddler on the Moriah roof

May 18, 2017 by  

It’s one of the greatest and most loved musicals of all time, capturing the hearts and imagination of audiences around the world – and it’s coming back to Sydney’s Moriah College in 2018, for the first time in close to three decades. Read more

President Rivlin receives diplomatic credentials of new US Ambassador to Israel

May 18, 2017 by  

Following receiving the new U.S. ambassador’s credentials, Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin said: “It is time for the whole world to recognise Jerusalem as the official capital of the State of Israel.” Read more

Win a free pass for “Norman”

May 18, 2017 by  

J-Wire has double passes to give away for Richard Gere’s new movie “Norman” reviewed on J-Wire by Roz Tarszisz. Read more

Ten pin bowling dropped from the Maccabiah but Josh Small will go

May 17, 2017 by  

Sydney’s Josh Small father Greg died in the 1997 Maccabiah bridge collapse and he has followed his father’s footsteps in competing in the same sport ten pin bowling since 2009…but the sport has been dropped from the world Jewish Games. Read more

Dr Julia Gillard

May 17, 2017 by  

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has conferred an Honorary Doctorate to former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard. Read more

Two former Aussie Prime Ministers to be conferred with doctorates

May 15, 2017 by  

Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott are to be conferred with honorary doctorates in separate universities in Israel this week. Read more

Russian Mum’s Day

May 15, 2017 by  

The Russian-speaking Jewish community has celebrated both Mother’s Day and Lag Ba Omer in what have become traditional events for the community. Read more

What sort of relationship does New Zealand want with Israel?…asks Shalom.Kiwi

May 15, 2017 by  

Both New Zealand’s Prime Minister Bill English and new Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee have said they want to repair the relationship with Israel in the wake of New Zealand co-sponsoring anti-Israel UNSC Resolution 2334. However, they seem to disagree on what that relationship might look like and how to go about it. Read more

Broken Hill Synagogue overlooked in restoration funding

May 14, 2017 by  

NSW Labor frontbencher Walt Secord has expressed his disappointment the state government had failed to fund repairs to the historic Broken Hill Synagogue which recently suffered $140,000 in hailstorm damage. Read more

NZ Sunday Star Times publishes vile Sharon Murdoch cartoon

May 14, 2017 by  

Fairfax’s Sunday Star Times has printed a vile cartoon suggesting new New Zealand Foreign Minister, Gerry Brownlee, is being controlled by a bloodthirsty Israel. Read more

Cannabis reverses aging processes in brains of mice

May 13, 2017 by  

Like any other organ, our brain ages. As a result, our cognitive abilities decrease with increasing age. Thus it becomes more difficult to learn new things or devote attention to several things at the same time. This process is normal, but can also promote dementia. Researchers have long been looking for ways to slow down or even reverse this process. Read more

Sexual abuse survivors funds welcomed by ECAJ

May 12, 2017 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has welcomed the announcement in the Federal budget that $33.4 million will be allocated to establish a national redress scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse that occurred in Commonwealth institutions. Read more

Lancet tells the world of Israel’s health care

May 12, 2017 by  

President Reuven Rivlin has been presented with a copy of the medical journal, The Lancet, dedicated to Israel’s healthcare system and medical innovations in Israel. Read more

Mini Mondial in Israel

May 11, 2017 by  

In memory of the late Ninth President Shimon Peres, the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation has held the annual soccer Mini Mondial for Peace in Herzliya. Read more

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