Wrublewski funeral on Wednesday

The funeral of Michael Wrublewski, the man behind the Sydney Kings and a former president of Maccabi NSW will take place on Wednesday morning….and Maccabi NSW pays the following tribute. Read more

Australian vessel bound for Iran carrying North Korean arms seized

August 31, 2009 by  

Investigations are underway following the seizure of an Australian vessel by the United Arab Emirates. Read more

Polish Ambassador to honour Diane Armstrong

August 30, 2009 by  

Best-selling novelist Diane Armstrong is to be the guest of honour at a function at the Polish Embassy in Canberra marking the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II. Read more

Michael Wrublewski passes away

August 29, 2009 by  

The King of the Kings and Maccabi stalwart Michael Wrublewski has passed away. Read more

Maccabi announces new international games in 2010

August 27, 2009 by  

After the inspirational performances of our Aussie athletes at Maccabiah last month Sydney has something up its sleeve to show the world. Jeff Houseman, Chairman of the Maccabi Australia International Games, “MAIGS” gives Maccabi News the scoop on the International Sporting Event coming to our shores next year.
“Yes, Sydney is set to explode, literally, with MAIGS falling over New Years Eve. The hub of the activity for all athletes will be at Darling Harbour and of course the amazing NYE fireworks that Maccabi NSW has organized especially for all our members will set the stage”, Jeff laughs. Families will be asked to host a Shabbaton Dinner on Friday 24th December 2010 and the Aussie hospitality will be something our overseas guests will always remember.
“When all the Maccabi State bodies’ band together to represent Australia in a major sporting event it becomes something very special. As an organization we just grow and that excites me beyond words. Clubs really step up to the challenge of staging a world class event and you really see Maccabi perform at its best.” Jeff goes on to say, “After being involved in MAIGS 2006, I had such a positive experience that when Harry Procel, President of Maccabi Australia, approached me about becoming Chairman I knew it was right. Even my wife, Paula could see how excited I was during 2006 and she encouraged me to take the position.”
This event will be open to males and females in three categories: Youth born: 1992/1993, Open and Masters.
Jeff is not the only one with fond memories of MAIGS 2006. Jeanne Futeran recently recalled her MAIGS time fondly. Jeanne Futeran, 68, president of Maccabi World Union (MWU), in 2006 at age 64, was here in Australia from South Africa visiting her son. Jeanne reminisces, “Australia had its regional Maccabi Games a couple of years ago. They were short of swimmers in the Masters side so my son, Max said: “Hey Mom, you should come and swim. I landed up with a gold, silver and bronze medal. My grandchildren were so excited; they loved it.”
Sports on offer are: Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Football, Futsal, Golf, Hockey, Judo, Karate, Lawn Bowls, Netball, Ocean Swimming, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis, Ten Pin Bowling, Tennis, Triathlon, Touch Football and Water Polo. The majority of the sports will be held at Sydney Olympic Park.
For all details contact Jeff Houseman on 0438-692-810 or register your interest at maig2010@maccabi.com.au or email Jeff directly at yorkstat@bigpond.com

After the inspirational performances of our Aussie athletes at Maccabiah last month Sydney has something up its sleeve to show the world. Read more

KTC students do well in UNSW computer comp

August 27, 2009 by  

Students from KTC have shone in a UNSW Computer Competition. Read more

KTC student wins NSW Bible Quiz

August 27, 2009 by  

Three KTC students competing in a NSW Bible Quiz Competition organised and sponsored by the State Zionist Council of NSW have scored top places. Read more

ECAJ asks Attorney-General to streamline racial vilification law

August 27, 2009 by  

A delegation from the Executive Council of Australian Jewry has met with Attorney-General Robert McLelland in a bid to review the effectiveness of the Racial Discrimination Act. Read more

CD Launched

August 27, 2009 by  

Jazz musician Mark Ginsburg launched his new Chazzanut-inspired CD “Generations” at The Basement in Sydney…with Australia’s best know chazan, Shimon Farkas there to lend a critical ear. Read more

JewishCare’s Expo on Dementia

August 26, 2009 by  

Over 180 people attended JewishCare’s Expo on Dementia at Sydney’s  Hakoah Club on 24 August. Read more

JewishCare’s Black Dog Function

August 26, 2009 by  

On  Tuesday  25th Aug   The  Black Dog  Institute and JewishCare  held a very interesting seminar about assessing and treating  Depression and BiPolar Disorder. Read more

Art world loses icon

August 26, 2009 by  

Joseph Brown, one of Australia’s greatest art collectors, has died in Melbourne at the age of 92. Read more

Sefer Torah dedicated in memory of Rabbi Groner

Last year there was a community procession behind a black van. This year there was a community procession behind a Chuppah. Read more

New Principal for Emanuel School

August 26, 2009 by  

Emanuel School has appointed Anne Hastings as its new principal to replace Dr Bruce Carter, who is retiring at the end of this year. Read more

Zentai: Federal Court judges reserve extradition decision

August 25, 2009 by  

Perth alleged Nazi war criminal Charles Zentai must continue his wait as his bail was extended to allow three Federal Court judges to consider his fate. Read more

North Side Monash – Champion Year

August 25, 2009 by  

Well-known Sydney catering identity, Passion8’s Steve Edelmuth, doubles up his passion for food with his passion for football. Read more

Israeli interfaith group speaks in Melbourne

August 25, 2009 by  

The  Jewish  Community  Council of  Victoria  (JCCV)  had  the  pleasure  of  co‐hosting  a  number  of speaking  events  for  a  mixed  faith  delegation  from  the  Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel.

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The Mizrachi decision – Rabbi Gutnick responds

August 25, 2009 by  

Rabbi Moshe Gutnick responds to the decision reached by the London Beth Din in order to settle the dispute between Gutnick and Sydney’s Mizrachi congregation.
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Land for 4000 new graves dedicated in Sydney

August 24, 2009 by  

The Jewish Cemetery Trust  has dedicated a new section of Sydney’s Rookwood Cemetery in honour of the Chevra Kadisha. Read more

Lions win their league

August 24, 2009 by  

The Lions Football Club has continued to build on their most successful year in the club’s history. Read more

Gift of Life launches new mobile unit

August 24, 2009 by  

Hope for those needing life-saving stem cell or bone marrow transplants world-wide took a step forward yesterday as the Gift for Life Organisation launched its first mobile unit. Read more

Preparations for 2010 Yom Ha’atzmut

August 24, 2009 by  

YH2010 auditions

Maccabiah rugby heroes win Sydney championship

August 23, 2009 by  

The gold medal-winning Maccabiah rugby team has added a Sydney championship trophy to their season’s achievements. J-Wire is proud to run a report on the match written by team captain Alex Lehrer. Read more

London Beth Din’s Mizrachi/Gutnick decision

August 23, 2009 by  

Rabbi Moshe Gutnick does not have life-long security of tenure at Sydney’s Mizrachi Synagogue…but can leave the cash-strapped congregation $800,000 richer. Read more

Jewish Blues – Chazzanut inspired Jazz

August 23, 2009 by  

Mark Ginsburg is an accomplished jazz musician who has turned to chazanut for inspiration. Read more

Change at the helm of the AJN

August 21, 2009 by  

Ashley Browne, the current editor of the Australian Jewish News will oversee his last edition of the national Jewish weekly paper next week. Read more

Jimmy Barnes: “I’m Jewish”

August 21, 2009 by  

In front of an audience of 1700 at Sydney’s Central Synagogue, Australian rock star Jimmy Barnes told a concert audience at Sydney’s Central Synagogue last night: “I must be Jewish” Read more

Eat Kosher in Sydney’s leading restaurants

August 18, 2009 by  

Have you ever been confronted with the problem of organising a dinner party in a restaurant and wanting to invite guests who you know to be strictly Kosher? Read more

Sydney University to assist The Jewish House

August 18, 2009 by  

Sydney University will help the Jewish House review its role and services within the the Sydney Jewish community. Read more

Reunions in store for Maccabiah participants

August 18, 2009 by  

Maccabi Australia has announced reunion dates for the 410 plus Aussies who participated in the the 18th Maccabiuah in Israel last month. Read more

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