Melbourne’s UIA Gala Dinner

March 29, 2015 by  

550 donors recently filled Melbourne’s Grand Hyatt Savoy Ballroom to capacity for the UIA Gala Dinner featuring international guest speakers Colonel Richard Kemp and Lieutenant Colonel Chezy Deutsch. Read more

New Yorker article compares Jews to dogs

March 29, 2015 by  

The B’nai Brith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) has today expressed strong reservations about an essay in The New Yorker magazine by actor and comedienne Lena Dunham in which she compares her Jewish boyfriend to a dog and employs offensive and insulting stereotypes about Jews and money. Read more

The Road to Realisation

March 25, 2015 by  

More than 180 people attended at the AGM of Sydney’s Hakoah Club despite there being no election and were “walked through” the Hakoah proposal for the redevelopment plans of the White City site. Read more

Red Rattler: Apology accepted

March 25, 2015 by  

A Sydney theatre which refused to consider a booking from a Jewish organisation has apologised…and the apology has been accepted. Read more

Dear Malcolm, Dear Mark

March 24, 2015 by  

Mark Leibler was the president of the Zionist Council of Victoria in 1983 when Malcolm Fraser lost the prime ministership to Bob Hawke… Read more

Watch your rhetoric

March 24, 2015 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has stated its position on the use of rhetoric invoking the Nazi Party. Read more

JNF Victoria has shared presidency

March 24, 2015 by  

Michael Carp will become Co-President of JNF Victoria together with Simone Szalmuk-Singer, the current Victorian President. Read more

TV duo receive two Logies nominations

March 24, 2015 by  

Sydney-based Mint Pictures, run by Dan Goldberg and Adam Kay, has received two nominations for the Logies.

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Pesach recipes: a link to the past

March 24, 2015 by  

Does memory have a taste? Anyone who has tried to replicate their favourite family dishes without a recipe will tell you it does. Read more

Red Rattler apologises

March 23, 2015 by  

A Sydney theatre which refused to offer its facilities to a Jewish group saying that the organisation “does not support colonialism/Zionism” has apologised to the applicant. Read more

Preparing for ANZAC

March 23, 2015 by  

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Victor Dominello has met with representatives of the NSW Association of Jewish Ex-Service Men and Women at the Great Synagogue in Sydney. Read more

Meeting and eating

March 23, 2015 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) and the Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) have celebrated Harmony Day by co-hosting a Jewish – Muslim Friendship Dinner.  Read more

Malcolm Fraser: Community messages

March 23, 2015 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry and The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council have issued statements following the death of former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser. Read more

Sydney theatre rejects Jewish production

March 22, 2015 by  

A Sydney theatre has refused to rent its premises to a Jewish group on the grounds that their policy “does not support colonialism/Zionism”. Read more

The Malcolm Fraser I knew

March 22, 2015 by  

Isi Leibler knew the late Malcolm Fraser well. He tells J-Wire about Australia’s 22nd Prime Minister…a man whose passionate support for Israel was to take a reverse turn… Read more

Hakoah: Differences resolved

March 22, 2015 by  

The incumbent board of Sydney’s Hakoah Club will hold its AGM on Tuesday free of any threat to its immediate future. Read more

Malcolm Fraser: A Beacon of Light for the Jewish Community as Prime Minister

March 22, 2015 by  

In recent years, the late Honourable Malcolm Fraser’s harsh criticisms of Israeli government policies have created great controversy within the Jewish community. Read more

Danby walks out of parliament

March 20, 2015 by  

During yesterday’s  Question Time, the Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s  slur linking Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to Nazi Dr Goebbels, prompted Federal Labor MP Michael Danby  to walk out of Parliament. Read more

Hakoah AGM: Three positions up for election

March 20, 2015 by  

A move to change the number of positions available for election on Sydney’s Hakoah Club board at next week’s AGM has failed in the Supreme Court. Read more

NSW Maccabi follows Lowy and backs Hakoah board

March 20, 2015 by  

NSW Maccabi has emailed its members asking them to back the incumbent Hakoah Club board at the upcoming AGM…following the stance taken by the Lowy family. Read more

Jones addresses AIPAC

March 20, 2015 by  

Jeremy Jones, Director of International and of Community Affairs for  the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC), has addressed the 2015 Policy Conference of The America Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), in Washington.

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Shir Madness heading for Melbourne

March 20, 2015 by  

The Jewish Music Festival Shir Madness has become a diary date for Sydneysiders since 2010. In 2015, it will also take place in Melbourne. Read more

Food for the soul

March 20, 2015 by  

The FoodFaith initiative was launched this week in Sydney with religious leaders breaking bread with academics and sustainability groups to discuss the latest food sustainability issues and strategies. Read more

JCA not involved “in any way”

March 20, 2015 by  

JCA  president Stephen Chipkin has written to J-Wire to dispel rumours that the community organisation is involved in “the current dispute” with the board of the Hakoah Club. Read more

Sydney University Disruption: B’nai B’rith has its say

March 19, 2015 by  

The president of B’nai B’rith NSW has written to Sydney University in the wake of the protest which disrupted a lecture being delivered by Colonel Richard Kemp. Read more

Hakoah in court

March 19, 2015 by  

The Supreme Court in Sydney will hear  an application tomorrow which, if successful, could increase the number of available positions on the Hakoah board from three to eight…ahead of next Tuesday’s planned AGM. Read more

The summit of life

March 19, 2015 by  

A mountain in the far-off Pyrenees provided hope, inspiration and drive for a critically ill leukaemia patient in Sydney. Read more

J-Wire under-privileged

March 19, 2015 by  

J-wire recently published a statement from the NSW Kashrut Authority in which a barrister opined that the the K-A’s response to the Kashrut Commission of Inquiry contained no failure of governance…so we asked for the barrister’s findings. Read more

Safer shules in Victoria

March 19, 2015 by  

The Rabbinical Council of Victoria Inc (RCV) has just launched its Child Protection Policy Program in Shules in partnership with Australian Childhood Foundation. Read more

Rabbi Franklin not standing for NORA presidency

March 19, 2015 by  

In the wake of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Sydney’s Rabbi Selwyn Franklin became interim president of NORA, the New Organisation of the Rabbis of Australasia…a post he will not contend at NORA’s inaugural conference. Read more

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