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

Britain and Australia more supportive of Israel than Obama and Kerry

January 1, 2017 by  
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When the British Prime Minister and the Australians foreign minister both criticise the Obama administration for being unfair to Israel, you can be sure that something is very wrong with what President Obama and Secretary Kerry have been doing…writes Alan Dershowitz. Read more

Australia consistently does not support one-sided resolutions targeting Israel

December 29, 2016 by  
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Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has reaffirmed the country’s record in not supporting U.N. resolutions targeting Israel. Read more

Henry Greener interviews Nicole Groch

November 24, 2016 by  
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Nicole Groch is passionate about Living Safe, her website about embracing toxic-free living. Read more

Lamm elected to the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency

November 15, 2016 by  
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ZFA President Dr Danny Lamm has been elected to serve as a Member of the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency as a representative of the World Zionist Organisation. Read more

Shadow Attorney-General Dreyfus on 18C

November 11, 2016 by  
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The Abbott government’s botched attempt in 2014 to repeal section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act – the law that has drawn a line against racial abuse, Holocaust denial and harmful hate speech for more than 20 years was one of its biggest failures…writes Mark Dreyfus. Read more

Changes to section 18C

November 11, 2016 by  
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The Turnbull Liberal Government wants to change section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act to weaken protections against racist hate speech…writes Bill Shorten. Read more

Mark Dreyfus speaks on Shimon Peres

November 11, 2016 by  
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Shadow Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus has spoken in the Federal Government parliament on the late Shimon Peres. Read more

Ever Grateful

November 10, 2016 by  
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A film shot in Melbourne in which six Holocaust survivors express their gratitude to strangers whose acts of kindness saved their lives will be screened later this month at the city’s Jewish Holocaust Centre. Read more

Ten ethnic communities release a statement on 18C

November 10, 2016 by  
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Ten leaders of ethnic communities throughout Australia have released a joint statement in the wake of the Federal government’s announcement of a “Parliamentary Inquiry into Freedom of Speech” in the context of the Racial Discrimination Act. Read more

Jane Rapke to Leave Zionism Victoria

November 10, 2016 by  
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After five and a half years in the role, Jane Rapke has decided to step down as Executive Director for Zionism Victoria at the end of this year. Read more

Next Gen of Australian Entrepreneurs Take Tips from Israeli Startup Pioneers

November 9, 2016 by  
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The annual Israel-Australia Investment summit, The BRIDGE, kicked off yesterday at Telstra’s Customer Insight Centre connecting key players from the Israeli startup ecosystem with local startups and VCs. Read more

78th anniversary of Kristallnacht

November 9, 2016 by  
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Today’s the 78th anniversary of the Kristallnacht…the night Nazis unleashed a horrific attack on Germany’s Jews. Read more

Parliamentary Inquiry into Freedom of Office: ECAJ

November 9, 2016 by  
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The Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has issued a statement following the Federal government’s announcement of a Parliamentary Inquiry into Freedom of Speech to look at two issues of freedom of speech in the context of the Racial Discrimination Act. Read more

Rutland and Lipski’s book wins the Prime Minister’s Literary Award

November 9, 2016 by  
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Let My People Go: The untold story of Australia and the Soviet Jews 1959–89 has been awarded a joint winner of the Prime Minister’s Literary Award  for History. Read more

Bird watching in the centre of Tel Aviv

November 9, 2016 by  
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The dream of the Bird-watching Center in Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park’s Rosh Tzippor Forest is  becoming a reality thanks to JNF Australia and one of its major donors. Read more

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