Safer schools

March 2, 2015 by  

17 Jewish day schools have been allocated a $7.5 million share in funding to protect students under the Coalition Government’s $18 million Schools Security Program. Read more

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: JTAFV has iits say

March 2, 2015 by  

The Jewish Taskforce Against Family Violence Inc. has commended the courage of those victims who came forward to give evidence at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Read more

Pop star with a conscience?…asks Keren Cook

March 1, 2015 by  

I must admit when I saw pop star legend Katy Perry had recently visited Auschwitz death camp, I was surprised and impressed, all at once. Read more

Melbourne’s Yeshivah Centre…a letter to the community

February 27, 2015 by  

At the conclusion of Case Study 22 of The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse, the Yeshivah Centre Melbourne has learnt many painful but important lessons. Read more

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: The Masorti viewpoint

February 27, 2015 by  

The rabbis of the Masorti Beit Din have observed, with sadness and disappointment, the proceedings over the past month of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Read more

A continuing tradition

February 27, 2015 by  

Melbourne’s St Kilda Shule has dedicated a plaque in memory of the late Rabbi Dr Simon Herman continuing its long-standing tradition of honoring its deceased past rabbis.

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Happy birthday AJN

February 27, 2015 by  

J-Wire joined The Australian Jewish News at a celebration in Sydney last night to mark 120 years of continual publication. Read more

New faces at the Beth Din…and a move

February 27, 2015 by  

The Sydney Beth Din is both delighted and proud to welcome the Sephardi Synagogue’s Rabbi Michael Chriqui as Associate Dayan. Read more

Web site for the Israeli elections

February 27, 2015 by  

In the lead-up to the 2015 Israeli Elections, The Australasian Union of Jewish Students  has launched an informative website “israelrepresent.org”.

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South African Chief Rabbi in Melbourne

February 27, 2015 by  

Rabbi Warren Goldstein, the Chief Rabbi of South Africa has met with over 20 members of the Rabbinical Council of Victoria for a private discussion. Read more

Parisian Jewish family finds a new home…in Sydney

February 26, 2015 by  

As thousands of French Jews flock to Israel in the wake of terrorist attacks, one Parisian family has made a new home for itself…in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs. Read more

In the Doghouse

February 26, 2015 by  

Jewish House in Sydney’s Bondi has built two kennels to house the pets of clients who use the care organisation’s crisis refuge facility. Read more

An Apple for the president

February 26, 2015 by  

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin has hosted a delegation from Apple, led by CEO Tim Cook. Read more

Top speakers for UIA

February 26, 2015 by  

The NSW United Israel Appeal has a bumper line up of speakers and defenders of Israel to headline its 2015 Campaign. Read more

Bibles in schools discriminatory?

February 26, 2015 by  

New Zealand’s secular Education Network has asked the Human Rights Commission to investigate bibles in schools, claiming they breach the Human Rights Act. Read more

B’nai B’rith welcomes decision holding PLO liable for terror attacks

February 26, 2015 by  

B’nai B’rith International and The B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission have hailed and welcomed the decision by the jury in a New York federal court against the Palestinian Authority and the PLO holding them liable for terror attacks that killed 33 Americans and injured more than 450 during the Second Intifada. Read more

Behind the photonics chip

February 26, 2015 by  

Winner of Israel’s highest honour the Israel Prize Professor Moti Segev, has been visiting Australia to further the Technion’s collaborative project with Sydney University to develop the next generation of computer chip. Read more

Israel: diplomatic peace with NZ

February 25, 2015 by  

New Zealand has settled its differences with Israel through the appointment of Jim McLay, a special envoy to the Palestinian Authority. Read more

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: a modern orthodox rabbi’s point of view

February 25, 2015 by  

Rabbi Yossi Friedman is a modern orthodox rabbi, currently spiritual leader of Sydney’s Cremorne Synagogue. Read more

Another Purim warning

February 25, 2015 by  

With the approach of Purim, the Rabbinical Council of Victoria reminds the community of its obligations to the Mitzvot of Purim. Read more

Rabbi Yosef Feldman replaced as hechsher provider

February 24, 2015 by  

Following his appearance the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse  Souther Synagogue’s Rabbi Yosef Feldman is no longer providing a hechsher for Sydney caterer Amaze in Taste. Read more

Keep a level head at Purim…says the JCCV

February 24, 2015 by  

Purim is approaching, a time to read the Megillah, dressup in costumes, eat hamantaschen and enjoy the chag with family and friends. Read more

Victorian concerns about move on laws

February 24, 2015 by  

Victorian Jewish  community leaders have  discussed their concerns at the proposed repeal of the move on laws introduced by the previous Coalition government with the State’s Attorney-General. Read more

Crowd-funding Daniel

February 24, 2015 by  

Melbourne’s Bialik student Daniel Baise is only 14 years old and already taking entrepreneurship very seriously…inventing a new computer screen. Read more

Counter-Terrorism measures upped

February 23, 2015 by  

The Government has released the Review of Australia’s Counter-Terrorism Machinery. Read more

The Great and Melton

February 23, 2015 by  

Sydney’s The Great Synagogue will be the first city venue to host the popular Melton Course “Beyond Borders:  The History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict” presented by Dr Michael Abrahams-Sprod from the University of Sydney.

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Islamist group suggests attacks on shopping malls

February 23, 2015 by  

Westfield have responded to a report that a Somalia-based insurgent group has posted a video on the internet suggesting attacks on shopping malls mentioning  “the 100 or so Jewish-owned Westfield shopping centres dotted around the Western world.” Read more

Triguboffs at dedication of an IDF meeting place

February 23, 2015 by  

Sydney’s Harry and Rhonda Triguboff are the patrons of a recently dedicated green meeting place in Raanana for lone soldiers who immigrated to Israel without their parents. Read more

Melton in Sydney

February 23, 2015 by  

2015 promises to be Melton’s most successful year yet since its move to the University of Sydney.  Read more

Award for Helene Gonski

February 23, 2015 by  

Sydney’s Montefiore Home has announced that volunteer Hélène Gonski recently won the 2015 Woollahra Council Senior Citizen of the Year Award. Read more

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