A Rosh Hashanah message from the Prime Minister

September 4, 2015 by  

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott sends a Rosh Hashanah message to Australia’s Jewish community. Read more

70 years since the liberation of the Shanghai Ghetto

September 4, 2015 by  

Members of Sydney’s Chinese and Jewish communities have attended an event commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Shanghai Ghetto. Read more

French drop investigation into Arafat’s death

September 4, 2015 by  

French prosecutors have announced that they have decided to drop the investigation into the death of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Read more

Abbott statement could have been more appropriately worded

September 4, 2015 by  

The Zionist Federation of Australia and AIJAC have added their voices to the reaction of Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s statement that the Nazis had a sense of shame when comparing them to ISIS. Read more

Aleph takes issue with Rabbi Telsner

September 3, 2015 by  

Aleph Melbourne says that the apology published by former Melbourne Yeshivah Rabbi Zvi Telsner “falls short”. Read more

Y2i to increase students’ Israel experience

September 3, 2015 by  

The Y2i project goal is to take 375 Year 10 students from New South Wales, Queensland and the ACT  to Israel on a minimum five-week program annually. Read more

A Rosh Hashanah message from Bill Shorten

September 3, 2015 by  

Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten has sent J-Wire readers a Rosh Hashanah message… Read more

ZFA dismayed by Queensland Labor

September 3, 2015 by  

The Zionist Federation of Australia is profoundly dismayed by the ill-conceived and ill-advised resolution on the Middle East adopted by Queensland Labor. Read more

The ECAJ call Rabbi Telsner’s resignation “belated”

September 3, 2015 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has called for zero tolerance in cases of child sexual abuse. Read more

Sydney Jewish Writers Festival

September 2, 2015 by  

Over 600 people attended this year’s Sydney Jewish Writers’ Festival with Gideon Raff, creator of the Israeli series Hatufim (Prisoners of War), one of the drawcards.

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At tea with the Prime Minister

September 2, 2015 by  

Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his wife Margie played host at Kirribilli House, their official harbourside Sydney residence, to Australia’s ethnic press. Read more

New leadership for the New Israel Fund

September 2, 2015 by  

New Israel Fund (NIF) Australia has today announced its new leadership team. Read more

JCCV welcomes Rabbi Telsner’s resignation

September 2, 2015 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria has welcomed Rabbi Zvi Telsner’s announcement that he has stated down from his position as Rabbi at Melbourne’s Yeshiva Centre. Read more

US$230 million for Israel’s Arabs

September 2, 2015 by  

Israel’s Arab municipal councils will receive a one-time budgetary supplement of $230 million from the Israeli government before the end of the year. Read more

Anti-Semitism in the Middle East

September 2, 2015 by  

The fate of minority communities across the Middle East remains desperately uncertain…a topic to be addressed at the NSWJBD monthly plenum by expert Samuel Tadros. Read more

Bassam Eid visits Auckland

September 2, 2015 by  

Palestinian human rights activist Bassam Eid has addressed a Zionist Federation of New Zealand function in Auckland. Read more

Rabbi Telsner resigns

September 2, 2015 by  

Rabbi Zvi Telsner has stood down as rabbi at Melbourne’s Yeshivah Centre in the wake of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Read more

Queensland Labor calling for recognition of Palestine

September 1, 2015 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has responded to a resolution by the Queensland Labor Party that a future Labor Government should immediately recognise a Palestinian state. Read more

UJEB student wins the Victorian State Bible Quiz

September 1, 2015 by  

A year 9 student at Glen Eira College and United Jewish Education Board (UJEB) has won the 2015 Victorian State Bible Quiz. Read more

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

August 31, 2015 by  

Just because a story is about teenagers doesn’t mean it should be dismissed as a movie only for teens.   This one won Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2014.

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Respecting the Other’s Religious and Cultural Narrative

August 31, 2015 by  

The 2015 Abraham Conference has been held in Sydney and run on the theme was ‘Respecting the Other’s Religious and Cultural Narrative.’ Read more

WWII-era Jewish café reopens in Shanghai

August 30, 2015 by  

Australian bridge identity Ron Klinger’s family’s café,  a popular spot for Jewish refugees in Shanghai during World War II,  has been rebuilt and reopened in the city’s Hongkou district. Read more

AUSiMED raising funds funds for breast cancer research

August 30, 2015 by  

AUSiMED will host a charity art auction in Melbourne next week combined with a cocktail party, entertainment and unique food…with funds raised being directed to breast cancer research. Read more

Community Kashrut: A word from the Kashrut Authority

August 28, 2015 by  

The Kashrut Authority has responded to requests clarifying its position with regard to the recently announced Community Kashrut which will offer an alternative hechsher to the community from next month. Read more

Natalie Portman questions Holocaust emphasis in Jewish education

August 28, 2015 by  

B’nai Brith International and The B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) are disappointed by Israeli-born actress Natalie Portman’s questioning of Holocaust education’s emphasis within a Jewish education, especially in comparison to other genocides.   Read more

Palestinian Human Rights Campaigner Excoriates Palestinian Leadership

August 27, 2015 by  

Founder of the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group – Bassem Eid – has told 850 people attending WIZO’s major function at Randwick Racecourse last night that the current Palestinian leadership is too old, corrupt and is thinking more about the past than the future. Read more

NZ Jewish Council lodges complaint of unbalanced Gaza conflict report

August 27, 2015 by  

The New Zealand Jewish Council has made a formal complaint to Radio New Zealand in respect of its Sunday Morning with Wallace Chapman program on August 24, 2014. Read more

Non-prosecution of hate speech “a travesty”

August 27, 2015 by  

The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies has slammed a decision not to prosecute Ismael Alwahwah following the posting of an anti-Semitic tirade on YouTube last year. Read more

Emanuel preschoolers collect health packs for Aboriginal children

August 27, 2015 by  

Sydney’s Kornmehl Emanuel Pre-school has collected more than 1600 health care packs for Aboriginal children in country New South Wales. Read more

Launch of YoungUIA Women’s Division

August 27, 2015 by  

Melbourne’s YoungUIA Women’s Division has been launched at the Glass Merchants…were you there? A J-Wire photo story. Read more

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