Remembering Hungary’s Jews on Yom Hashoah

May 2, 2019 by  
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The focus of Wellington’s Yom Hashoah observance on 1 May was the sad fate of Hungarian Jewry 75 years ago when hundreds of thousands were deported to their death in Auschwitz-Birkenau between May and July 1944. Read more

Holocaust Centre of NZ calls on NZ PM Ardern to press Australia on Manus refugees

November 3, 2017 by  
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The chairman of the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand wants Australia to accept NZ’s offer to accept refugees.  Read more

Remembering Kristallnacht

October 7, 2017 by  
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Visitors to Wellington NZ around this coming 9 November can take in a Kristallnacht commemoration concert of special music related to that violent and tragic event. Read more

Dialogue and friendship core values for Abrahamic Council relaunch

April 16, 2015 by  
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The Christian and Jewish communities have expanded to included Muslims in an effort to foster dialogue and friendship. Read more

The Holocaust remembered in New Zealand’s capital.

January 29, 2015 by  
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Due to the significance of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the commemoration of United Nations International Holocaust Remembrance Day was more extensive in New Zealand this year. Read more

Israel smoothing the waters with New Zealand

January 26, 2015 by  
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An Israeli diplomat has made a special trip to New Zealand to deliver a letter to the country’s Foreign Minister in an attempt to reconcile diplomatic differences between the two countries. Read more

Antisemitic graffiti on the streets of Wellington

December 4, 2014 by  
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An elderly couple was heckled as they chalked antisemitic graffiti on a pavement in the CBD of New Zealand’s capital city Wellington. Read more

Remembering Rabin

November 6, 2014 by  
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More than 40 people gathered at the Yitzhak Rabin memorial in New Zealand’s capital Wellington at a service  remembering the assassinated Israeli Prime Minister. Read more

Giving voice to silenced works

July 17, 2014 by  
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A Wellington concert in August this year will  feature for the first time anywhere in the world music written 78 years ago in Germany. Read more

Israel float at Auckland’s Mardi Gras

February 24, 2014 by  
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Members of the Israeli Embassy staff in Wellington have participated in the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in Auckland. Read more

Kiwis run for Hadassah

November 2, 2013 by  
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A team of dedicated New Zealand runners competing in one of the world’s most scenically glorious marathons will also be doing their bit to support a new medical initiative serving Israel and the Palestinian territories. Read more

Swastika in Wellington

May 14, 2013 by  
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A swastika has been daubed on the wall of the Wellington Jewish Community Centre. Read more

New Zealand’s super investment in Israel updated

December 18, 2012 by  
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The three Israeli companies from which investment has been withdrawn by the New Zealand Superannuation Fund as part of their divestment policy were among a total of 45 firms in which the government-sponsored fund had a financial interest last financial year. Read more

Moriah closes

December 9, 2012 by  
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The final graduation and closing ceremony for Wellington’s Moriah College was an emotional event, expressing pride in the school’s achievements over its 25-year existence, nostalgia for what was being lost in its closing, but anticipation of fresh Jewish education efforts for the capital’s small Jewish community. Read more