Remembering Sam Fisher – this was a man

April 30, 2012 by  

A Shloshim service has been held in Sydney to honour the memory of Sam Fisher, the former president of both Moriah College and Central Synagogue. Read more

IT Award Recognises Faster, Safer, Greener Jewish Care

April 29, 2012 by  

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Jewish Care has won a national peak body award for the establishment of a new IT data centre in Melbourne CBD and super-fast cable link to its St Kilda Rd site. Read more

What do the Chinese think about the Jews?

April 29, 2012 by  

What DO the the Chinese think about the Jews?  Check here to find out…. Read more

Danby questions Tunisians on Hamas

April 29, 2012 by  

Hamas, the Palestinian terrorist group, was present in Tunisia some weeks ago. Hamas’ s activities were raised by Australian Federal Labor MP Michael Danby when he questioned the head of the new Tunisian governing party,  Ennahda, Rached Ghannounchi,  at a meeting in the Tunisian capitol last week. Read more

Labor visits the Great

April 29, 2012 by  

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Sydney’s The Great Synagogue has been visited by more than 50 members of NSW Young Labor who experienced their first ever Shabbat dinner. Read more

May-08 Sydney: The problems of quitting smoking

April 29, 2012 by  

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Wolper Jewish Hospital is holding a FREE seminar  on the difficulties of giving up smoking… Read more

Remembering Sam Fisher

April 27, 2012 by  

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Sam Fisher served as president of Sydney’s Moriah College and Central Synagogue. He passed away in Jerusalem last month. The community is invited to attend a memorial service in his honour. Read more

Yom Ha’azmaut celebrations

April 27, 2012 by  

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Australian Jewry celebrated Yom Ha’azmaut across the country with more events planned this weekend in Brisbane and Adelaide. Read more

We break our rules

April 27, 2012 by  

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J-Wire is committed to reporting news impacting on Australian and New Zealand Jewish communities. We break that rule today to publish the video of President Obama’s speech following an introduction from Elie Wiesel at the United States Holocaust Museum  in Washington…this speech impacts on world Jewry. Read more

Harmless Gossip

April 27, 2012 by  

Judaism considers gossip a serious transgression. But what is the definition of gossip? Is it only malicious slander that is harmful to another, or can it even be a casual, harmless comment that is negative…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie? Read more

Palestine – Statehood Supersedes Oslo Accords and Roadmap

April 26, 2012 by  

The Middle East changed dramatically with the recognition and admission of the State of Palestine to UNESCO on 31 October 2011 – resulting finally in the achievement of the two-state solution unsuccessfully sought for the last 19 years in negotiations conducted between Israel and the Palestinian Authority pursuant to the Oslo Accords and the Bush Roadmap…writes David Singer. Read more

Betar NSW Celebrates New Home with a Communal BBQ and Fun Day.

April 26, 2012 by  

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The Zionist Youth Movement, Betar, has just unveiled its new Mao”z (center) in the White City complex in Paddington. Read more

Recycled clothing aids breast cancer research

April 26, 2012 by  

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Five years ago, Esti Lipson, a staff member at Sydney’s Emanuel school,  lost her mother Cherie Belahsen to breast cancer after a long and painful illness. Her journey has inspired her daughter to honour her precious memory by raising money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Emanuel School has put its collective weight behind Lipson’s efforts by hosting and promoting Cherie’s Frock Exchange. Read more

Yom Ha’azmaut – political greetings

April 26, 2012 by  

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Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello, together with Chair of the NSW Parliamentary Israeli Friendship Group Gabrielle Upton MP, are delighted to send their best wishes to the people of Israel on their 64th National Day. Read more

Yom Ha’azmaut questions

April 26, 2012 by  

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The entry fee to the concert was $20 for 2 adults and $5 for my daughter.   For that, the audience was was subjected to various speeches – dull – other than The Weiss girl- no relation and then highly irrelevant talent quest – none of which related to Zionism or the celebration of Israel. Read more

New Zealand’s Jewish Movie Bonanza

April 26, 2012 by  

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Documentary enthusiasts in New Zealand will have an unprecedented number of Israeli and/or Jewish themed films to choose from at this year’s Documentary Edge Festival. Read more

Personal Musings on Aliya on Independence Day

April 26, 2012 by  

In Israel, the past few weeks epitomize the contrasting emotions of sadness and exhilaration which embody the life of the Jewish people…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

May-18 00:30am SBS1-TV: Dave in the Life – Sex Entrepreneur

April 26, 2012 by  

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Dave embeds himself with the controversial Australian sex entrepreneur, Dr Jack Vaisman – president, CEO and director of Advanced Medical Institute, whose ‘Nasal Delivery Technology’ claims to deliver a better sex life to men around the world. Read more

May-17 5:30pm SBS1-TV: Global Village – The Walled City of Akko

April 26, 2012 by  

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The Akko Peninsula on the coast of Israel and its 7000 year history. (From Germany, in German)

May-16 1:00am SBS1-TV: Movie – Frozen Days

April 26, 2012 by  

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An intense psychological drama that blurs fantasy and reality. Read more

ANZAC Service at North Shore

April 26, 2012 by  

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The North Shore Synagogue for Shabbat 28th April Anzac service has Peter Allen as a guest speaker

Peter Allen had the  privileged to represent FAJEX (the Federation of Australian Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women) and the Australian Jewish Community at the Dedication of the Fromelles Military Cemetery, France, on 19th July, 2010.

We Need More Settlers

April 26, 2012 by  

When David Ben-Gurion slowly raised himself up off his chair at 4:00pm on 14 May 1948 and walked over to the podium of the Tel Aviv Museum to declare the birth of the world’s newest nation, Israel, the world’s only Jewish State, he did so under the gaze of the founder of Zionist ideology, Theodor Herzl…writes Raffe Gold. Read more

Church at Emanuel

April 26, 2012 by  

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Accomplished international educator and author, Mark Church, was the keynote speaker at Emanuel School’s Cultures of Thinking Teachers’ Conference. Read more

The Israel Experience

April 26, 2012 by  

They came to Israel out of both curiosity and love. For most of them, their love has only increased as they have known Israel through multiple experiences by volunteering, studying, learning, meeting new people, talking Hebrew, eating, and, for 58 young Australians, becoming advocates to speak in support of Israel in a world that many many fear is becoming increasingly vitriolic toward the Jewish homeland. Read more

Montefiore welcomes Aged Care Reform Package

April 26, 2012 by  

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President of the Montefiore Home, David Freeman AM, has confirmed his support for the broad thrust of the Government’s Aged Care Reform package. Read more

Druze writer next Israeli ambassador to New Zealand

April 25, 2012 by  

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Naim Araidi has been appointed as the new Israeli ambassador to New Zealand…the first political posting for a member of the Druze community. Read more

Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha-azmaut – an Australian memoir

April 25, 2012 by  

Israel has long been my preferred destination for overseas travel, and not merely because of the large number of my family members who live in different parts of the country.  I just enjoy being there…writes Peter Wertheim. Read more

ANZAC Day and Yom Hazikaron

April 25, 2012 by  

One of the most significant  days in the Australian calendar, Anzac Day,  has coincided the year with Yom Hazikaron. Read more

Melbourne prepares for Yom Ha’atzmaut

April 24, 2012 by  

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Yom Ha’atzmaut in Melbourne is set to be the largest and most vibrant double-event on offer to the community.  Read more

Four hour flights to Israel?

April 24, 2012 by  

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Alan Joyce, the CEO of Qantas, Australia’s national airline, has told a lunch hosted by the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce that aircraft builders have no economic interest in producing planes which could fly to Israel within four hours from Australia. Read more

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