Hope for reason to prevail at the UNHRC as Australia takes its place

October 18, 2017 by  
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The Jewish community has welcomed the Australia’s election to Unite Nations Human Right Council. Read more

Danby stands his ground

October 8, 2017 by  
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Melbourne Labor MP Michael Danby is sticking by his advertisements in the Jewish media criticising ABC correspondent Sophie McNeill’s reporting in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read more

Indigenous Friends of Israel

July 6, 2017 by  
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The Indigenous Friends of Israel has been established to counter Bob Carr’s anti-Israel comments and to maintain Australia’s bipartisan support for Israel. Read more

Postgraduates slam anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial in universities

May 5, 2017 by  
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The Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) has condemned the increasing prevalence of Holocaust denial, anti-Semitic posters that are appearing on campuses nationwide. Read more

New Israel Fund attains tax-deductiblity status

May 5, 2017 by  
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The New Israel Fund (NIF) Australia Foundation has been recognised by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) as a public benevolent institution (PBI) enabling it to give tax-deductible receipts for donations. Read more

New Australian ambassador to Israel

April 12, 2017 by  
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Chris Cannan has been appointed  as Australia’s next Ambassador to Israel. Read more

Trump seeks to resolve Israel-Palestinian conflict…writes Isi Leibler

March 29, 2017 by  
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Throughout his election campaign and thereafter, even while fulsomely praising Israel and vowing to treat us as a true ally, U.S. President Donald Trump has repeatedly stated that his former deal making experience would enable him to resolve the intractable Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read more

An open letter to Malcolm Turnbull on 18C

March 28, 2017 by  
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Josie Lacey has sent a letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in her capacity as convenor of Religions for Peace in NSW. Read more

My UJEB journey

March 28, 2017 by  
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A Melbourne student who does not attend a Jewish school has warm words for UJEB. Read more

Rambam returnees address AIJAC in Sydney

March 28, 2017 by  
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Federal Labor MPs Meryl Swanson, Milton Dick and Liberal MP Tony Pasin addressed an Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) luncheon in Sydney on their return from Rambam study visit delegations to Israel. Read more

Jewish Care Hosts Arava Project Delegation

March 27, 2017 by  
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Jewish Care Victoria has hosted a delegation of Israeli and Australian Arava Project representatives and told them about the organisation and its aged care offerings. Read more

Jewish Muslim comedy debate

March 22, 2017 by  
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During Cultural Diversity Week, the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) and the Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) teamed up together to host the 2017 Jewish – Muslim Comedy Debate with the topic ‘North of the Yarra is Better than South of the Yarra.’  Read more

Top honours for Friedlander’s Harmony Walk

March 17, 2017 by  
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A volunteer organisation that established a solidarity walk confronting racism and discrimination has received top honours at the 2017 Premier’s Harmony Dinner. Read more

Generations connecting through tech, tea & tales

March 17, 2017 by  
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An innovative intergenerational program, ‘Tech, Tea & Tales’ recently launched at Jewish Care Victoria – the first of its kind in Australia. Read more

2017 Community Heritage Grants now open

March 12, 2017 by  
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The National Library of Australia is calling for applications  to the 2017 Community Heritage Grants (CHG). Read more

Meet Joel Burnie: a Henry Greener interview

AIJAC’s Joel Burnie has a political pedigree going back to his student days. A video interview. Read more

Shul in dire straits

March 1, 2017 by  
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Sydney’s South Head Synagogue is in the throes of a financial crisis, and its congregants and board members are questioning the suitability of head Rabbi Benzion Milecki. Read more

Gen17 community survey a blueprint for the future

February 16, 2017 by  
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How important is connectedness to Jewish communal life? What proportion of Jewish Australians is concerned by the level of antisemitism? What proportion of young parents considers the cost of Jewish education prohibitive? Read more

Documentary Wins Tropfest’s People Choice Award

February 15, 2017 by  
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In the past 13 months Sydney Jewish Museum guide Olga Horak has spoken on a podium with the Governor of NSW, had her portrait hung in the National Portrait Gallery and now has been immortalised on film.

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Drutman markets the pros of the next generation

February 15, 2017 by  
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At the age of just 24, new Maccabi NSW board member for marketing, Daniella Drutman is helping to drive the cause of young people looking to take up elevated positions in the organisation. Read more

MacPlan 2017: the Maccabi NSW year ahead

Maccabi NSW Board members, professional staff and club representatives have met in Sydney to plan what is primed to be a busy productive year at the organisation. Read more

ECAJ makes landmark submission to parliamentary committee on freedom of religion

February 10, 2017 by  
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The Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has sent a landmark 31-page submission, with 14 recommendations, to the Parliamentary Inquiry into the status of the human right to freedom of religion or belief in Australia and other countries currently being conducted by the Human Rights Sub-Committee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade. Read more

Newt’s News

February 10, 2017 by  
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Newt’s News exposes Fake News to the Light !!! – Prager University studies the real Truth about the unreal Fake News…!!? – Donald Trump’s Truth Revealed…!!  – Dr Allan Dershowitz’s Book shook the life of a Pakistani Brit’s prejudices about Israel and the Jewish People. Read more

Swastikas in Bundaberg

February 9, 2017 by  
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Swastikas and racist slogans have been daubed in several locations including a welcome sign in the Queensland town of Bundaberg. Read more

Strength to Strength – International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27, 2017 by  
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‘Strength to Survive’, recounts the stories of Melbourne Holocaust survivors who did whatever they could to escape the atrocities surrounding them. Read more

An Australian Day message from The Executive Council of Australian Jewry

January 26, 2017 by  
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A video Australia Day message from the president of the ECAJ Anton Block… Read more

KeepOlim empowers immigrants in Israel

January 26, 2017 by  
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Devastatingly, one-third of people in Israel who take their own lives are immigrants. This frightening figure indicates the struggle of Olim, new immigrants and returning citizens of Israel, many of whom experience mental health concerns and a lack of integrated support on a daily basis. Read more

President Rivlin meets with ambassadors to Israel from Asia-Pacific countries

January 26, 2017 by  
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President Reuven Rivlin has met with ambassadors and charges d’affaires to Israel from countries in the Asia-Pacific, including  Australia’s ambassador Dave Sharma. Read more

Melbourne schools disappointed in not meeting Netanyahu

January 24, 2017 by  
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Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not be addressing either of two Jewish schools in spite of a their invitations when he visits Melbourne during his visit to Australia next month. Read more

Commemoration service for Thalia Hakin and all victims of the Bourke St car killing rampage

January 23, 2017 by  
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Over 1000 people filled the Werdiger Family Hall in Melbourne’s St Kilda East last night to attend a memorial and prayer service following the death of 10-yr-ol Thalia Hakin and four others who lost their lives in Melbourne’s Bourke St car rampage on Friday. Read more

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