An opera dream comes true

February 11, 2016 by  

Sydneysider Sam Sakker has realised a dream…singing the role of Alfredo in Verdi’s “La Traviata”  at London’s Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Read more

Jewish Care responds to alleged fear of bullying at Melbourne’s Yeshivah Centre

February 11, 2016 by  

Bill Appleby, the CEO of Melbourne’s Jewish Care CEO has formally responded to an article that has been published in The Age newspaper entitled “Yeshivah Centre Abuse Victims Fear Bullying, Intimidation”. Read more

New look for Caulfield Synagogue

February 11, 2016 by  

Melbourne’s Glen Eira City Council given the go-ahead to the Caulfield Hebrew Congregation for its planned community centre redevelopment. Read more

Hamas operative killed in another tunnel collapse

February 10, 2016 by  

A Hamas operative was reportedly killed in Gaza on Monday in the third deadly tunnel collapse to occur in the coastal enclave in less than two weeks. Read more

Rabbis show compassion for asylum seekers

February 10, 2016 by  

The Rabbinical Council of Victoria has expressed compassion over the plight of asylum seekers who have sought refugee status in Australia. Read more

Jewish Care makes dreams come true

February 10, 2016 by  

Melbourne’s Jewish Care’s disability team has brought one its resident’s dreams to reality. Read more

Israel Hayom defence correspondent to speak at UIA functions

February 10, 2016 by  

Yoav Limor, the Senior Defence Correspondent for the Israel Hayom daily newspaper, and host of the morning show on Israel’s Channel 2 will be a keynote speaker at up coming United Israel Appeal events. Read more

Who holds the power?

February 9, 2016 by  

Child sexual abuse advocate Manny Waks has blogged that the proposed change in authority at the Melbourne’s Yeshivah Centre in Melbourne, “has been vetoed by the organisation that apparently has always had ultimate power, authority and responsibility: Chabad Headquarters based in Brooklyn, New York.” Read more

Twitter removes 125,000 terrorism accounts

February 8, 2016 by  

Australia’s B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) has commended Twitter for suspending 125,000 accounts for “threatening or promoting terrorist acts” since the middle of 2015. Read more

Zakynthos story

February 8, 2016 by  

CEO of the New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies Vic Alhadeff has told the story of the Archbishop and Mayor of the Greek island of Zakynthos whose bravery saved the lives of 275 Jews during WWII at an event attended by a Greek and Jewish audience filling the 325 persons NCJWA function room to capacity. Were you there? A J-Wire story and photo gallery. Read more

Parents travel to Jerusalem to see paratrooper son graduate

February 8, 2016 by  

Ari Tuch got the surprise of his life when he graduated from the IDF’s Paratroopers Brigade’s arduous training course, and pledged allegiance to the State of Israel and the IDF…his parents had made an unannounced trip from Sydney to witness the ceremony at the Kotel, Read more

Green Sunday Melbourne

February 8, 2016 by  

Over 200 volunteers will take to the phones on Sunday for the JNF Green Sunday Telethon celebrating Tu- B’shvat, the festival of trees. Read more

Bishop responds to Danby attack

February 5, 2016 by  

Member for Melbourne Ports Michael Danby has slammed the decision by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to table a suspension of Australian sanctions against Iran…but the Minister has said that Australia looks to Iran to meet its commitments. Read more

Gantz in Australia for UIA

February 5, 2016 by  

Former Chief of General Staff of the IDF, Benny Gantz will be a keynote speaker at UIA events in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. Read more

WJC leader shocked at reports Abbas hosted terrorists’ families

February 5, 2016 by  

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met Wednesday in his office with the relatives of 11 terrorists killed while carrying out attacks against Israelis in recent weeks…three hours after a 19-yr-old Border Policewoman Hadar Cohen was killed in an attack at Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate.
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Buttons, not stones, on Holocaust Memorial

February 4, 2016 by  

With a break from Jewish tradition, children on UN International Holocaust Remembrance Day in the New Zealand’s capital city Wellington placed buttons, not stones, on the New Zealand capital’s Holocaust memorial. Read more

Green Sunday – Green Week

February 4, 2016 by  

JNF NSW will hold its JNF Green Week from the 14-19th February celebrating Tu B’shvat, the festival of trees   featuring special guest  Ami Horowitz  from New York. Read more

Israel Prize: Winner announced

February 4, 2016 by  

Israeli Minister of Education Naftali Bennett has announced that Prof. Edit Doron a professor in the Department of Linguistics and at the Language, Logic and Cognition Center in the Faculty of Humanities at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.will be awarded the Israel Prize for her work in the study of Linguistics. Read more

Israeli expert talks of preemptive strike against Iran

February 4, 2016 by  

Specialist in security and strategic issues in the Middle East Dr Efraim Inbar has told an AIJAC meeting in Sydney that there are three developments which had changed the strategic map in the region…and says a preemptive strike against Iran may be on the cards. Read more

Offensive headgear removed from shop window

February 4, 2016 by  

A helmet bearing  a Nazi swastika has been removed from a shop window in Invercargill, New Zealand. Read more

Labor slammed by one of its own

February 4, 2016 by  

A former national president of the Australian Labor Party has criticised its NSW branch following the publication of motions seeking to ban its members from participating in Jewish sponsored trips to Israel. Read more

Hilton bows out

February 2, 2016 by  

After almost 30 years as Chief Executive of Sydney’s The Shalom Institute and Shalom College, Dr Hilton Immerman has announced his intention to retire at the end of 2016. Read more

Moriah student wins Bible Quiz

February 2, 2016 by  

The Australian Bible Quiz part of a global project which brings together students from across the world, has been won by Rivka Hirschowitz a student at Sydney’s Moriah College. Read more

B’nai B’rith say French move may inhibit peace talks

February 2, 2016 by  

France’s announcement that it will recognise a “Palestinian State” if there is no progress soon in peace talks for a two-state solution prejudges the issue and will more than likely inhibit the pace of talks, rather than facilitate peace negotiations say Australia’s Anti-Defamation Commission and B’nai B’rith International. Read more

Pride March in Melbourne

February 2, 2016 by  

Melbourne’s Jewish Community has come out in force to participate in the annual Pride March in St Kilda.   Read more

Age editor speaks at JCCV plenum

February 2, 2016 by  

Editor-in-Chief of Melbourne newspaper The Age Andrew Holden was the keynote speaker at the February Plenum of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV). Read more

A chat with Ari

February 2, 2016 by  

Toronto-based Ari Engel spent many of his school years in Melbourne where he has just won the 2016 Aussie Millions $1.6 million poker championship. Robbie Strazynski runs the Cardplayer Lifestyle blog and interviewed Ari earlier in his career. Read more

Mazeltov! Ari Engel wins A$1.6 million playing poker

February 1, 2016 by  

The new king of poker was crowned in Melbourne last night when Ari Engel of Toronto, Canada, emerged as the victorious winner of the 2016 Aussie Millions Poker Championship ‘Main Event’ collecting a whopping AUD$1.6 million in prize money. Read more

United Nations International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Tirau

January 29, 2016 by  

A United Nations International Holocaust Remembrance Day (UNIHRD) event was held this week in the tiny New Zealand South Waikato town of Tirau, (population 690). Over 120 people attended the event, filling the local (and only) church in town, Tirau Cooperating Church, a combined Presbyterian and Anglican Church. Read more

United Nations International Holocaust Memorial Day: Melbourne

January 29, 2016 by  

Nearly 500 members of the Jewish community, members of Parliament and members of the Consular Corp attended the United Nations Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration on 27 January in the Glen Eira Town Hall. The day of commemoration was established by the UN to recognise the liberation of Auschwitz. Read more

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