On the fringe

May 31, 2015 by  

The organisers of an event planned to coincide with Limmud Oz in Sydney have renamed “Limmud Fringe” to “Jewish Fringe” following a threat of legal action.

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ADC welcomes compromise

May 31, 2015 by  

Australia’s B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) has welcomed the compromise reached at the FIFA congress after the Palestinian Football Association withdrew its call to suspend Israel at FIFA’s world meeting in Zurich. Read more

Danby asks if George Brandis will “put his money where his mouth is”

May 30, 2015 by  

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Arts, Michael Danby, has strongly supported an international cantorial concert to be held in August, at the Melbourne Hebrew Congregation.  Read more

Rockin’ Ra’anana with the Backstreet Boys – or – eat your heart out Roger Waters…writes Ted Lapkin

May 30, 2015 by  

The Illinois General Assembly made history last week by passing legislation that would prohibit the state’s pension fund from investing in companies that participate in the anti-Israel boycott. Read more

Cheaper gas and electricity for NSW seniors

Vaucluse MP Gabrielle Upton and Coogee MP Bruce Notley-Smith are encouraging seniors to take advantage of potential savings that are now available on their electricity, gas and solar bills through the NSW Government’s new partnership with AGL Energy (AGL). Read more

20 years of Russian television…in Melbourne

Melbourne=based Sputnik Russian Cultural and Television Association will celebrate its 20th anniversary on television with a gala concert featuring world-class musicians at St Kilda Town Hall at the end of June. Read more

Funeral service for Henri Sueke

A funeral service will be held at Sydney’s Chevra Kadisha on Sunday following the death of Dr Henri Sueke fatally injured when his bike fell under the wheels of a truck in New South Head Rose Bay yesterday. Read more

Offside Yet Again…writes Michael Kuttner

May 29, 2015 by  

The latest attempts to boycott, delegitimize and shun Israel are now playing out in the corridors of FIFA. Read more

Palestine – Netanyahu Goes For Gold In Shoot-Off With Obama…writes David Singer

May 29, 2015 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s appointment of former United Nations ambassador Dore Gold to head up Israel’s Foreign Ministry – ensures that Israel will be confronting President Obama as he continues attempting to deviate from the commitments made to Israel by his predecessor President Bush in a letter dated 14 April to former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (Bush Commitments). Read more

I Gave a Gonski…selected speeches by David Gonski. A book review by Alan Gold

May 29, 2015 by  

In his chapter on ‘Being a Chairman’, David Gonski says it’s easier to define a non-executive chairman by what he’s not, rather than by what he or she is. Which made me think of what the American astronomer, Clifford Stoll once said the internet age, “Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom.”
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Don’t be an angel…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie

May 29, 2015 by  

There are different ways that parents praise their children when they are being really good. One compliment I often hear parents give is: “you are such an angel.”  Read more

Payments for child Holocaust survivors

May 29, 2015 by  

Julius Berman, President of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), has announced that Holocaust survivors who were children at the time have begun to receive payments under a landmark agreement reached with the German government. Read more

NSW Carer of the Year nominations

Coogee MP Bruce Notley-Smith and Vaucluse MP Gabrielle Upton have called for nominations for the NSW Carers Awards 2015 and asked the local community to nominate outstanding unpaid carers and carer-friendly organisations carers they know.  Read more

Rose Bay accident victim was Jewish and father of four

May 28, 2015 by  

A doctor recently arrived from the UK was killed in a road accident in the Sydney suburb of Rose Bay when his bicycle fell under the wheels of a truck. Read more

Lauder appeals to FIFA to reject Palestinian demand to suspend Israel

The president of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) today appealed to the 209 member associations of FIFA to reject a Palestinian demand to suspend the membership of the Israeli Football Association (IFA) in world soccer’s governing body. Read more

A word from Jake

May 28, 2015 by  

Associate Professor Jake Lynch has retained his position at the University of Sydney following the disruption by protester of a lecture delivered in March by pro-Israel British military man Colonel Richard Kemp. A comment for J-Wire readers… Read more

Mal Brough’s visit to Israel

May 28, 2015 by  

Liberal MP for Fisher Mal Brough has addressed federal parliament on his recent visit to Israel. Read more

ADC welcomes President Obama’s stand against anti-Semitism

May 28, 2015 by  

Australia’s B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) has welcomed President Obama’s stirring speech at Congregation Adas Israel in Washington in which he warned of the alarming rise in global anti-Semitism and noted that, “When we allow anti-Semitism to take root, our souls are destroyed. It will spread.”  Read more

After decades of IOC silence, slain Israeli Olympians headed for recognition

A memorial detailing the story of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre will be erected int hat city int me for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Read more

In search of Anne Frank’s father’s letters

May 27, 2015 by  

The Sydney Jewish Museum and Holland’s iconic Anne Frank House have launched a search for a series of typed and hand written letters that Otto Frank wrote to Australian pen pals in the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s. Read more

Roll on Maccabiah

Maccabi Australia has announced the upper management for the 20th Maccabiah Games to be held in Israel in 2017. Read more

Politicians: Get your act together…writes Isi Leibler

May 27, 2015 by  

Every time we feel that our dysfunctional political system and its political leaders have descended to an all-time low, we wake up the next morning to learn of additional shenanigans and irresponsible behavior by those we elected to represent us. Read more

Yeshiva still on the hook

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

Henry Greener interviews Gary Peer

Melbourne real estate icon Gary Peer is interviewed by the Shtick’s Henry Greener about his background, success and expansion as the housing market bubble inflates to breaking point…!!!? A video presentation. Read more

Why the Palestinians’ gun culture should concern us

Another Palestinian teenager was shot to death last weekend…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.org. Read more

Bringing them home to make music…writes Fraser Beath McEwing

On Tuesday 23rd of July, at five o’clock in the afternoon, ninety-five of the finest Australian orchestral musicians in the world will file in through the side doors of the Sydney Opera House concert hall stage. Read more

So what happened to whom?

May 26, 2015 by  

The University of Sydney has reported on the outcome of its investigations “into the conduct of individuals during the incident at the University on March 11″….but the details are to remain in-house. Read more

Gandel Young Leaders get to work

The two winners of the Gandel Young Leader awards have completed a Stand Up course and are now putting what they learned into practice. Read more

Why don’t we modernise the prayer book?..ask the rabbi

May 26, 2015 by  

Q. Why don’t we modernise the prayerbook? Read more

Rabbis learning to lead

The Rabbis and Rebbetzins of the Rabbinical Council of Victoria (RCV) have participated  in a four session Leadership Training course. Read more

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