Former ZFA man in Israel passes away

March 31, 2009 by  

Frank Stein, former Director of the Zionist Federation of Australia’s office in Israel has died in Jerusalem. Read more

Zentai’s bid to avoid extradition fails

March 31, 2009 by  

Perth’s Federal Court has upheld a magistrate’s ruling than an alleged Hungarian war criminal is eligible for extradition to face a charge of murdering a Jewish teenager. Read more

Tragic accident in Hakoah during blackout

March 31, 2009 by  

A woman found badly injured in Sydney’s Hakoah Club during Monday’s power blackout has died in hospital. Read more

Melbourne’s Jewish Museum comic book art exhibition from Paris

March 31, 2009 by  

Superheroes & Schlemiels   –   Jews & Comic Art Read more

Klinger first victim of UK visa restrictions

March 30, 2009 by  

The British Government has refused to issue a working visa to South Australian batsman Michael Klinger. Read more

Hakoah to re-invent itself

March 30, 2009 by  

Sydney’s Hakoah Club is on the move…to a new location and a new look. Read more

Mizrachi mediation “in progress”

March 30, 2009 by  

Rabbi Moshe Gutnick and representatives of Sydney’s Mizrachi Synagogue met before a professional mediator on Sunday. Read more

Victoria considering compulsory pre-nuptials

March 29, 2009 by  

The Rabbinical Council of Victoria is considering a pre-nuptial agreement covering the issue of a gett in a marriage break-down compulsory. Read more

Mt Scopus shines in Weizmann Institute physics competition

March 28, 2009 by  

Four year 12 students from Melbourne’s Mt Scopus school scored second prize in a world-wide physics competition hosted by Israel’s Weizmann Insitute. Read more

Schwartz for the Westfield board?

March 28, 2009 by  

Brian Schwartz, Investec  CEO and Frank Lowy mate on the Football Federation’s board, is strongly-tipped to acquire a seat on Westfield’s board. Read more

Lowy’s salary package remains intact

March 28, 2009 by  

Frank Lowy, executive chairman of shopping centre group Westfield, has retained his annual salary of $16.2 million. Read more

The Great, The ABC, Marcus and the Choir

March 27, 2009 by  

Sydney’s Great Synagogue’s President has had to deal with congregants’ complaints about the synagogue and its choir being featured on ABC-TV’s Four Corners showing Marcus Einfeld participating in choir practice.       Read more

Pesach spirit spread throughout NSW

March 27, 2009 by  

The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies will host a Pesach dinner to be attended by 120 mayors and local government leaders from across the State. Read more

Australian cartoonist causes furore across the U.S.

March 26, 2009 by  

Australian cartoonist Pat Oliphant has published a cartoon depicting a goose-stepping, sword-brandishing figure wheeling a Star of David with shark’s teeth towards a diminished, cowering figure named “Gaza”. Read more

Guess who’s NOT coming to shul? Cate Blanchett!

March 26, 2009 by  

Last minute commitments have caused  actress Cate Blanchett  to cancel her plans to attend Friday night’s Shabbat service at Sydney’s Central Synagogue. Read more

Google made slicker – thanks to Aussie-Israeli

March 25, 2009 by  

Technology devised by an Israeli-born Australian at the University of New South Wales will today revolutionise Google’s search engine. Read more

Human Rights Commission to go to Durban II

March 25, 2009 by  

The Australian Human Rights Commission will participate in next month’s Durban II Review Conference ahead of the Federal Government’s decision whether or not to attend. Read more

Guess who’s coming to Shul? Cate Blanchett!

March 24, 2009 by  

All eyes will be on the women’s gallery [if you are sitting on the right side] in Sydney’s Central Synagogue this Friday night as Cate Blanchett checks out a Shabbat service at the Bondi shul. Read more

Knitting 1,000,000 pairs of socks!

March 24, 2009 by  

Members of Sydney’s JewishCare’s Club 50 group are participating in a project to knit a million pairs of socks! Read more

Body found in car: Police report suspicious circumstances

March 24, 2009 by  

The body of a 45-year-old man was found in the back of a car in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. Read more

Halper’s Sydney meeting draws a crowd of 70

March 24, 2009 by  

American-born Israeli professor Jeff Halper spoke to an audience of seventy at his re-sited Sydney meeting last night. Read more

Durban II revised text studied: Jewish leaders call for Australia’s withdrawal

March 23, 2009 by  

The President of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, Robert M Goot AM SC and the President of the Zionist Federation Philip Chester have studied the latest draft for the Durban II Conference and today urged the Australian Government to now withdraw. Read more

Julie Bishop demands Durban II withdrawal

March 23, 2009 by  

The Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, has called for Australia to withdraw immediately from the Durban II Review Conference. Read more

Australian puppet show on a Canadian tour

March 22, 2009 by  

Lana Schwarcz has developed a puppet show dealing with aged care…researched at Melbourne’s Emmy Monash Aged Care Read more

JewishCare at Sydney Harmony Day Ball

March 21, 2009 by  

JewishCare joined the City of Sydney in hosting 400 Seniors celebrating Harmony Day at Sydney’s Paddington Town Hall. Read more

$62 million available for Holocaust survivors – Australians included

March 20, 2009 by  

Australian Holocaust survivors who failed to gain compensation from the Hardship  Fund can now re-apply. Read more

Marcus Einfeld: $77 = 2 years

March 20, 2009 by  

Former Federal Judge Marcus Einfeld was sentenced to three years prison in Sydney’s Supreme Court today for lying in order to evade paying a $77 speeding fine. Read more

Chabad Leader in Canberra: “I am not a rabbi”

March 19, 2009 by  

Attending his first Canberra Jewish community meeting this week, Dan Avital told members he was not a rabbi. Read more

Premier refuses to meet Iranian former president

March 19, 2009 by  

Victoria’s Premier John Brumby has declined an invitation to meet former Iranian president Sayed Mohammed Khatami. Read more

Three turn 100 at Sydney’s Randwick Montefiore Home

March 18, 2009 by  

It is telegrams from the Queen this month for three residents of the Montefiore Home in Sydney. Read more

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