Gabby Berger responds

November 26, 2014 by  

Former board member of Sydney’s Montefiore Home Gabby Berger has responded to a reference to him being dismissed from the Board for “misconduct” being featured in a circular sent to the Home’s members. Read more

David Kramer deported to the United States

November 26, 2014 by  

An American teacher who sexually abused children at a Melbourne Jewish school has been deported to the United States following his release from prison. Read more

David Southwick: Liberals and the Jewish community

November 26, 2014 by  

This election, the Victorian Coalition pledges to continue its unwavering support for the Jewish community and ensure security, education and community programs are supported by a re-elected Napthine Government. Read more

Gus Lehrer solves a 75-yr-old mathematical question

November 26, 2014 by  

The Australian Academy of Science has honoured University of Sydney academic Professor Gustav Lehrer from the School of Mathematics and Statistics who among other achievements solved a 75-yr-old mathematical problem.
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Victoria: a change at the top

November 26, 2014 by  

Jennifer Huppert is the new president of The Jewish Community Council of Victoria taking over from Nina Bassat. Read more

Israel experience a game changer

November 26, 2014 by  

The Zionist Council of Victoria and the Zionist Federation of Australia have hosted Prof Leonard Saxe and Klutznick Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies and Social Policy at Bradeis University who spoke on the subject of how the Israel experience is a game changer for Jewish continuity. Read more

Melbourne’s Jewish Care holds AGM

November 26, 2014 by  

Melbourne’s Jewish Care has listed its activities for its last operational year…including 124,000 hours of home and personal care. Read more

Ron Proser addresses the U.N.

November 26, 2014 by  

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations has made a significant speech to the international body. Read more

In the Senate – Har Nof

November 26, 2014 by  

Western Australia Senator Joe Bullock has addressed the Senate in the Australian Federal parliament analysing the aftermath of the Kehilat Bnei Torah Synagogue massacre in Jerusalem. Read more

Focus on Adass

November 25, 2014 by  

Mint Pictures, the documentary production company responsible for ABC-TV’s Walkley-nominated “Code of Silence” which focused on Melbourne’s Yeshivah community is now turning its lenses towards Adass. Read more

Commemoration the expulsion of Jews

November 25, 2014 by  

From the middle of the 20th century Arab nationalism and Islamism began their continuing ascent resulting in the expulsion of 860,000 Jews from Arab lands…resulting this year in the establishment of a world day of remembrance. Read more

Thessalonike – a Greek city once known as Madre Yisrael

November 25, 2014 by  

NSW Jewish Board of Deputies’ president Jeremy Spinak – recently attended a ball celebrating the the Greek city of Thessalonike. Read more

Melbourne’s Jewish centre promised an upgrade

November 25, 2014 by  

As this weekend’s Victorian State election approaches, the Labor Party, currently in opposition, has promised a $500,000 grant to upgrade Melbourne’s Beith Weizmann Community Centre. Read more

Succession at the Monte

November 24, 2014 by  

At the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Sir Moses Montefiore Jewish Home, which will be held at the Hunters Hill campus on Sunday, 7 December 2014, the Home’s much respected and much admired Honorary Secretary, Max Kahn, will not be seeking re-election to the Board. Read more

An award for Nadine

November 24, 2014 by  

The MUM FOR MUM program run by the  National Council of Jewish Women of Australia [NSW] has won the Wellbeing Award from the Sydney branch of the Australian Psychological Society. Read more

Folies Bergere – Giveaways

November 24, 2014 by  

J-Wire has 10 double passes for Folies Bergere…a delightful film in French starring Isabelle Huppert. Read more

Four-year-old attacked in Auckland

November 23, 2014 by  

A four-year-old boy wearing a yarmulke and tzitzit was hit on the head while walking home from school with his mother in Mt Eden, Auckland. Read more

The Chief Rabbi visits Moriah

November 21, 2014 by  

After an overnight flight from Perth, the Chief Rabbi of the United Synagogues of the Commonwealth, Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis went from Sydney airport directly to Moriah College in Queens Park to address high school students and to make presentations to the Jewish day school’s kindergarden class. Read more

Thessaloniki mayor to visit Melbourne Holocaust centre

November 21, 2014 by  

Mayor Yiannis Boutaris, the mayor of Thessaloniki in Greece, is set to visit Melbourne’s Jewish Holocaust centre on Sunday, November 23. Read more

Miller appointed CEO of UIA [NSW]

November 21, 2014 by  

Former NSW Board of Deputies president  Yair Miller has been appointed CEO of the NSW branch of the United Israel Appeal. Read more

The First Signs of Chanukah

November 21, 2014 by  

It may a little early to break out the dreidels, but Chanukah candles were lit yesterday at NSW Parliament House. Read more

Celebrating Israel and remembering the vote

November 20, 2014 by  

The  National Council of Jewish Women of Australia NSW, Hamoadon HaIsraeli, The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies Zionist Council of NSW and Betar will host the10th Anniversary of NCJWA Celebrating Israel. Read more

NZ Candidate posts antisemitic image

November 20, 2014 by  

Corie Haddock, the Labour Party candidate who stood against New Zealand Prime Minister John Key in the recent NZ election, has posted an antisemitic image on his Facebook page. Read more

Israel recognises Pole who saved Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto

November 20, 2014 by  

The Israeli Embassy in Canberra has hosted a ceremony to honour the late Roman Talikowski, a Polish Catholic merchant who risked his life saving Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto. Read more

Jerusalem Prize awarded to Philip Chester

November 20, 2014 by  

Melbourne community icon Philip Chester has been awarded the prestigious Jerusalem Prize.

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“No war with Islam”…President Reuven Rivlin

November 20, 2014 by  

Israel’s president Reuven Rivlin has told Israeli TV that “we have no war with Islam”. Read more

Har Nof: Australian ambassador donates blood

November 20, 2014 by  

Australia’s ambassador to Israel Dave Sharma has donated blood to the hospital treating the victims of the Har Nof massacre…and has visited the wounded. Read more

The faces of grief

November 20, 2014 by  

Israel’s president Reuven Rivlin spoke at the funeral of Sergeant-Major Zida Saif who lost his life fighting the terrorists responsible for the Har Nof synagogue massacre. Read more

Jerusalem Synagogue attack: Australia/NZ speak

November 19, 2014 by  

Australian Jewish community identities have spoken out against the horrific massacre at the Har Nof synagogue in West Jerusalem…and a statement from Prime Minister Tony Abbott

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Jerusalem Synagogue attack: Eyewitness report

November 19, 2014 by  

Magen David Adom’s Akiva Pollack was the first paramedic on the scene following the killings at the Har Nof synagogue in West Jerusalem. J-Wire publishes his filmed account. Read more

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