American position for Jerusalem-based ex-Sydney rabbi

February 21, 2016 by  
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Australian-born Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple has been elected president of the Israel Region-Rabbinical Council of America. Read more

Swastika in the city

December 13, 2015 by  
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The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies has been quick to react to a swastika drawn on the exterior wall of a Sydney hotel. Read more

A new burial ground consecrated

November 3, 2015 by  
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A Jewish section has been consecrated at the Moss Vale Cemetery in the Southern Highlands 130 kms south of Sydney offering the community the option lower plot costs. Read more

Rabin memorial in Double Bay

November 2, 2015 by  
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Nestling in the shade of an olive tree sits a memorial to the late Yitzhak Rabin….not in Israel but metres away from the hustle and bustle of Sydney’s busy Double Bay. Read more

Moriah wows them at Manly

October 16, 2015 by  
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Sydney’s Moriah College Senior Jazz Band ‘wowed’ the audience at the recent Manly Jazz Festival. Read more

Gourmet Kosher restaurant – for one night only

September 26, 2015 by  
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Sydney’s InterContinental Sydney Double Bay has announced another of its popular pop-up kosher restaurants for the Jewish community. Read more

Alhadeff and Jones discuss Hizb ut-Tahrir

September 17, 2015 by  
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The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies’ CEO Vic Alhadeff has spoken on air with Sydney radio station 2GB’s Alan Jones about Hizb ut-Tahrir a group which has accused Jews “of corrupting the world”. Read more

A first Rosh Hashanah

September 17, 2015 by  
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Sydney’s Great Synagogue’s new Chief Minister Rabbi Dr Ben Elton was inducted less than a week before Rosh Hashanah…he tells J-Wire of his first Rosh Hashanah in Sydney. Read more

J-Wire meets Emile Sherman

September 16, 2015 by  
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J-Wire’s Roz Tarszisz talks with film producer Emile Sherman about two of his latest releases. Read more

JewishCare volunteers acknowledged

September 16, 2015 by  
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Sydney JewishCare volunteers have been acknowledged by Centre for Volunteering NSW at functions held in Randwick and Castle Hill. Read more

On a train to Australia

June 21, 2015 by  
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Five Sydney women, who were little children in April 1945, were  traveling on a train en route from Bergen-Belsen to Theriesendat when it was abandoned by the Germans and discovered by the advancing U.S. forces.  Read more

A miraculous match

June 16, 2015 by  
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A Melbourne leukaemia patient has met the  Sydney donor whose stem cells have saved his life…and both men were originally from South Africa. Read more

Carnival gets a $7,500 gift

June 16, 2015 by  
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NSW Attorney-General and MP for Vaucluse Gabrielle Upton has announced NSW Government funding of $7,500 for Maccabi NSW as part of the 2014/15 Sport and Recreation Events Program. Read more

A mother’s tale

June 15, 2015 by  
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Author of the best-seller “The Book Thief” Markus Zusak has enthralled Sydney’s JCA East Communal Event with stories of broken eggs and wartime Munich. Read more

Christopher Pyne opens new learning centre

June 12, 2015 by  
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Federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne has opened the new Education Resource Centre at Sydney’s Jewish Museum which now has the capacity to increase the numbers participating in its courses by over 75%. Read more

An award for Sam

June 11, 2015 by  
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Sam Steif has become a ‘Theodor Herzl Founder’ in recognition of his long-standing service to Israel and the Jewish People through the United Israel Appeal of NSW. Read more

Christopher Pyne to open resource centre at SJM

June 9, 2015 by  
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Federal Minister for Education and Training Christopher Pyne will open the state of the art NAB Education and Resource Centre (ERC) at the Sydney Jewish Museum this week. Read more

Yeshiva still on the hook

May 27, 2015 by  
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Reports that Waverley Council is expecting to write off a $10,000 debt owed to it by the Yeshiva Centre have been rebutted by Mayor Sally Betts. Read more

UIA Young Families launched in Sydney

May 20, 2015 by  
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Israel came to Sydney as UIA’s new division, Young Families, celebrated their launch event at the Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park on Yom Yerushalayim. Read more

Yom Ha’azmaut celebrated in Sydney

May 8, 2015 by  
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More than 600 people have joined in a belated celebration of Israel’s 67th birthday in Sydney at which NSW Premier Mike Baird was guest of honour. Read more

Slezak turned down by Limmud-Oz

May 1, 2015 by  
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Associate Professor Dr Peter Slezak’s application to present at next month’s Limmd-Oz’s Festival of Jewish Ideas in Sydney has been rejected by the organisation’s board. Read more

Breaking the 18-minute rule…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie

March 26, 2015 by  
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In just over a week we will celebrate Passover, which begins with the Pesach Seder. One of the important Mitzvot of the Seder is the eating of Shmura Matzah. Read more

The Road to Realisation

March 25, 2015 by  
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More than 180 people attended at the AGM of Sydney’s Hakoah Club despite there being no election and were “walked through” the Hakoah proposal for the redevelopment plans of the White City site. Read more

TV duo receive two Logies nominations

March 24, 2015 by  
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Sydney-based Mint Pictures, run by Dan Goldberg and Adam Kay, has received two nominations for the Logies.

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Sydney theatre rejects Jewish production

March 22, 2015 by  
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A Sydney theatre has refused to rent its premises to a Jewish group on the grounds that their policy “does not support colonialism/Zionism”. Read more

Hakoah: Differences resolved

March 22, 2015 by  
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The incumbent board of Sydney’s Hakoah Club will hold its AGM on Tuesday free of any threat to its immediate future. Read more

Award for Cremorne

March 20, 2015 by  
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Sydney’s Cremorne Synagogue has been awarded the prestigious Supportive Employer Award for 2015 for support to Rabbi Yossi Friedman,  NSW RAAF chaplain. Read more

JCA not involved “in any way”

March 20, 2015 by  
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JCA  president Stephen Chipkin has written to J-Wire to dispel rumours that the community organisation is involved in “the current dispute” with the board of the Hakoah Club. Read more

Sydney University Disruption: B’nai B’rith has its say

March 19, 2015 by  
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The president of B’nai B’rith NSW has written to Sydney University in the wake of the protest which disrupted a lecture being delivered by Colonel Richard Kemp. Read more

Hakoah: A letter from Frank Lowy

March 18, 2015 by  
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Frank Lowy, former president of Hakoah and currently the club’s patron and one of its Life Governors,  has sent a letter to the club’s members…in favour of the incumbent Board. Read more

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