Jewish Care Victoria announced as finalist for VicHealth Award

October 27, 2017 by  
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Melbourne’s Jewish Care has been named a finalist in health promotion’s night of nights, the VicHealth Awards. Read more

Youth mentoring programs at Jewish Care

October 24, 2017 by  
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Jewish Care Victoria has a long history of working with, and supporting, young people in the Jewish community by offering youth mentoring programs that connect 14-18 year-olds with independent and trained mentors aged 25 years and over. Read more

Deepavali Festival in Sydney

October 19, 2017 by  
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The Jewish community represented at a Deepavali festival at Parramatta Park in Sydney. Read more

“The Jews are like my people” – Aboriginal elder

October 15, 2017 by  
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At the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia’s Conference in Darwin delegates Josie and Ian Lacey heard an address by Djapirri Mununggirritj . Read more

A visit to Jewish Goulburn

October 14, 2017 by  
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NSW Shadow Arts Minister Walt Secord recently visited Goulburn – as part of his ongoing exploration of historic Jewish sites in rural and regional NSW. Read more

Jewish media “want gay marriage”

October 4, 2017 by  
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A Facebook page with over 180,000 followers has posted a banner seen hung across a major highway in Queensland proclaiming that Jewish Media with others “want gay marriage”. Read more

Brisbane’s non-orthodox congregations merge

August 26, 2017 by  
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Brisbane’s two major non-orthodox communities have reunited following 10 years of separation. Read more

Changing the world

July 7, 2017 by  
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Three young Australians are among the 150 participants in the 2017 ROI Summit in Jerusalem. Read more

Magen David Adom launches the e-tzedakah box

July 5, 2017 by  
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No spare change? No problem, as the traditional tzedakah box or pushka has now entered the 21st century. 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

Denial: J-Wire giveaways

March 28, 2017 by  
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J-Wire has double passes for Denial the riveting drama about the real-life showdown between historian Deborah Lipstadt (Rachel Weisz) and notorious English Holocaust denier David Irving (Timothy Spall). 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

Students unearth a 2000-year-old Jewish Settlement near Beit Shemesh

March 28, 2017 by  
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240 Israeli students are involved in unearthing exciting archaeological finds at a site at which the remains of a Jewish settlement dating to the Second Temple period there have been found including an extensive complex of ritual baths and underground hiding refuges. 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

Nancy Spielberg to address UIA Women’s Division

March 9, 2017 by  
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Nancy Spielberg is to address the UIA Women’s Division events in Perth and Sydney…..and yes she is one of those Spielbergs! Read more

Anti-Semitism and Aliyah

March 9, 2017 by  
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Political correctness still seems to impel us to continue chanting the mantra that we are prohibited from relating to anti-Semitism as a cause for settling in Israel and insisting that the only motivation for aliyah today is to enable a committed Jew to lead a truly Jewish life in his homeland…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

WJC and Israel’s Mission to UN to co-host annual ‘Ambassadors Against BDS’

March 8, 2017 by  
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The World Jewish Congress and Israel’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations will co-host a special conference on the delegitimisation of Israel, at the UN headquarters in New York on March 29. Read more

Vashti: a fraud married to a faction

March 6, 2017 by  
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Megilat Esther, the Book of Esther, is both a narrative of historical events and a study of human dynamics. Both aspects are far from simple. Both are debated by the scholars…writes Rabbi Raymond Apple. Read more

Sydney’s Mardi Gras Jewish contingent

March 5, 2017 by  
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Over 60 people danced up Sydney’s Oxford St. with a rainbow flag to choreography created by Kathy Baykitch and music which ranged from the Pesach song, “Dayenu” through Frank Sinatra’s “Love and Marriage” to gay anthem, “ Free, Gay & Happy”. Read more

Sharing #5000smiles for Melbourne’s Jewish Care’s Annual Appeal

March 3, 2017 by  
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Jewish Care Victoria has launched it 2017 Annual Appeal, its theme based on the popularity of using emojis to express our feelings. For the first time, the Appeal will include a dedicated social media campaign, titled #5000smiles. 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

Farewell Julian

February 27, 2017 by  
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NSW MP Heffron Ron Hoenig has paid a farewell tribute to outgoing Maroubra Synagogue Administrator Julian Cass, who has stepped down after almost eleven years in the role. 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

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