My Old Lady – Five Double Passes

November 24, 2014 by  

J-Wire has five double passes to give away for “My Old Lady” starring Maggie Smith and Kevin Kline. 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

Journos report card

November 19, 2014 by  

Top-level journalists who recently returned from a week in Israel, spoke of their experiences at a meeting held at Sydney’s Central Synagogue. Read more

Kosher Sushi in Double Bay

November 19, 2014 by  

A contented crowd of kosher Sydneysiders have enjoyed an authentic Japanese meal in the well-known Niji Restaurant and Bar, Double Bay. Read more

The President’s presence

November 19, 2014 by  

NSW Jewish Board of Deputies president Jeremy Spinak has represented the NSW Jewish community at the reception for Indian Prime Minister Modi on Monday night at Homebush  attended by 16,000 people…and was also present  the inauguration of a new church leader. Read more

Stirring the memories

November 18, 2014 by  

Holocaust survivor Frank Lowy formally introduced German Chancellor Angela Merkel who delivered a lecture to the Lowy Institute founded by the co-founder of the Westfield shopping centre empire. Read more

Michael meets Angela

November 18, 2014 by  

Parliamentary Secretary to Leader of the Opposition, Michael Danby, represented the Opposition at the Lowy Lecture at the Lowy Institute given by G20 visitor, German Chancellor, Angela Merkel. Read more

In memory of Mervyn Smith

November 18, 2014 by  

World and Australian leaders have praised the work and life of Mervyn Smith, the late president of the African Jewish Council, an organisation he founded and lead for more than twenty years. Read more

Australia in the Negev

November 18, 2014 by  

JNF Australia is involved in the development of two new projects in Israel… Read more

South African community leader passes away

November 16, 2014 by  

“If there was a Jewish organisation, I belonged to it – with my heart and soul,” was an oft-quoted utterance of veteran and world-renowned South African Jewish communal leader Mervyn Smith who passed away on Shabbat, November 15/22 Cheshvan, after a long illness. He was 77. Read more

More JNF functions

November 16, 2014 by  

The Triguboff and Hendler families hosted JNF events in Sydney. Were you at one?  Check the galleries…. Read more

Seminar on Israeli communities abroad

November 16, 2014 by  

A seminar on Israeli communities abroad has been held in the Knesset in Jerusalem.  Read more

Australian ambassador attends Remembrance Day ceremony

November 16, 2014 by  

Australian ambassador to Israel Dave Sharma attended a Remembrance Day ceremony at Ramleh. Read more

Multiculturalism good for Australia

November 16, 2014 by  

About 85 per cent of the population agree that ‘multiculturalism has been good for Australia’. Read more

Maccabi to aid elite athletes

November 16, 2014 by  

Maccabi Australia has launched the Rudi Roth Maccabi Australia Scholarship Fund. Read more

JNF Gala dinner Sydney

November 14, 2014 by  

Did you attend the 2014 JNF Gala Dinner at Sydney’s Australian Turf Club?  Check here to see some of those who did…. Read more

Saluting Hitler in Tosca

November 14, 2014 by  

Imagine being Jewish and having to give the Nazi salute in front of hundreds of people. This is the discomfiting challenge faced by Sitiveni Talei in Opera Australia’s 2014 production of Tosca. Read more

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