UN Security Council president: Israelis and Palestinians need to ‘get back to negotiating table’

January 20, 2022 by  

She helped lead the backchannel effort to get Israeli and Palestine Liberation Organization leaders in the same room to hash out an interim agreement that was to serve as a basis for peace. Read more

Palestinian family evicted in Jerusalem

January 19, 2022 by  

Israeli police have evicted a Palestinian family from their home in the flashpoint East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah, demolishing the dwelling in a case that has drawn international attention. Read more

Appearing at the Australian Open

January 16, 2022 by  

Some names to follow as the 2022 Australian Open tennis championships start tomorrow in Melbourne. Read more

Jan-30 12:35am SBS-World Movies: Sobibor

January 5, 2022 by  

This film tells the story of the heroism of Soviet officer Alexander Pechersky. Read more

Jan-29 8:30pm SBS – World Movies: Septembers of Shiraz

January 5, 2022 by  

This is the story, based on true events, of a secular Jewish family caught up in the Islamic revolution in Iran in 1979 – and their heroic journey to overcome and ultimately escape from the deadly tyranny that swept their country and threatened to extinguish their lives at every turn. Read more

Jan-08 10:50am SBS World Movies: Fanny’s Journey

January 5, 2022 by  

After being separated from her parents, Fanny, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl, and a group of eight children attempt to escape from Nazi-occupied France. Read more

The Nazis Knew My Name: a remarkable story of survival and courage in Auschwitz

January 5, 2022 by  

This book is about Magda Hellinger. It is an amalgam of materials both from writings and stories shared by Magda as well as those she recounted through the oral histories programs of both Melbourne’s Jewish Holocaust Centre and the Visual History Foundation [often described as the Spielberg project]. Read more

Can it get worse?

December 31, 2021 by  

As we teeter on the edge of a new civil year the question on most people’s minds is whether 2022 will be worse than 2021. Read more

Desmond Tutu and the Jews

December 31, 2021 by  

Archbishop Desmond Tutu who has just died, was a Nobel Prize winner, a hero of the anti-apartheid movement. Read more

Christian leaders play anti-Israel political games in Jerusalem

December 27, 2021 by  

The Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem (Christian Leaders) request for urgent dialogue with “Israel, Palestine and Jordan” on protecting the Christian community in Jerusalem and the integrity of the Christian Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem – is an anti-Israel political ploy that should be rejected by Israel. Read more

Aussie-born Israeli gives priceless gifts to African nations

December 24, 2021 by  

While many Australians are heading to department stores, engaging in online shopping, or trying to purchase that unique gift, Aussie-born Israeli Achi Kuchnir is giving one of the greatest gifts: the gift of time and expertise to some of the poorest communities in Africa. Read more

Dec-16 8pm AEST Zoom: Damon Galgut on zoom with the Sydney Jewish Writers Festival

December 13, 2021 by  

Acclaimed South African playwright and novelist, Damon Galgut, will be on Zoom in conversation with Joanne Fedler on Thursday. Read more

Improving online discourse starts with all of us

December 8, 2021 by  

Tell me, what on earth is going on with us? How did our discourse become so inflammatory, extreme and unrestrained? How have social-media platforms become an arena where seemingly everything goes, where anyone and anything can be dragged through the mud, humiliated, scorned—where any adversary, or just someone with a differing opinion, can be treated as an enemy? Read more

Australian Olim in the Arava

November 29, 2021 by  

The inaugural Olim L’Arava day took place recently where the Arava Australia Partnership and the Zionist Federation of Australia’s (ZFA) Israel Office hosted more than 60 Australian Olim in the Arava to experience and taste what the incredibly unique Partnership region has to offer. Read more

Four Israeli universities on list of top 50 for alumni entrepreneurship

November 24, 2021 by  

Tel Aviv University (TAU), Ben Gurion University in the Negev, the Technion in Haifa, and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem ranked among the world’s top 50 universities for global entrepreneurship. Read more

Nov-28 to Dec-5 Melbourne: Pillars of Life

November 21, 2021 by  

A multicultural celebration of Chanukah Read more

Chanukah Photo Competition

November 14, 2021 by  

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Employment: Youth Director

November 11, 2021 by  

Sydney’s The North Shore Synagogue seeks an energetic and dynamic person for this important position. Read more


November 10, 2021 by  

November 9-10, 1938, marked the onset of the Holocaust. Read more

Why is the Shema so important?

November 8, 2021 by  

Ask the rabbi… Read more

Nov-23 9:40 pm SBS Viceland-TV: Strictly Orthodox

November 5, 2021 by  

Stacey spends the weekend staying in the home of Rabbi Wollenberg, his wife Blima and their nine children. Read more

Nov-13 8:20pm ABC-TV: Ridley Road – a new ABC series

October 31, 2021 by  

Based on a true story, this four-part thriller series is set in 1962 and sees Vivien (Agnes O’Casey) a young Jewish hairdresser from Manchester, join an underground movement trying to stop the rise of the far-right. Read more

Podcast: Maurice Klein chats with Shai Zaravitch

October 28, 2021 by  

As the commercial and investment arm of the Embassy of Israel in Australia, the raison d’etre of the Israel Trade and Economic Commission is to promote, enhance and facilitate trade, investment, and industrial R&D cooperation between Australia and Israel. Read more

Nov-12 9:30 pm SBS -World Movies: The Pianist

October 20, 2021 by  

Wladyslaw Szpilman (Adrien Brody), a Polish Jewish radio station pianist, sees Warsaw change gradually as WWII begins. Szpilman is forced into the Warsaw Ghetto, but is later separated from his family during Operation Reinhard. Read more

Nov-04 6pm Zoom: Lior Raz in conversation with Deanne Weir

October 20, 2021 by  

Lior Raz became a global name with the hit Israeli Netflix series Fauda, winning accolades and fans from around the world. Read more

Oct-31 11:25pm SBS-World Movies: Son of Saul Academy Award winner

October 14, 2021 by  

Saul Auslander is a member of the Sonderkommando, a group of Jewish prisoners who were forced to assist the Nazis by cremating the bodies of the dead in 1944. Read more

Nov-06 11:20pm SBS-TV: Movie – The Pianist

October 14, 2021 by  

Wladyslaw Szpilman (Adrien Brody), a Polish Jewish radio station pianist, sees Warsaw change gradually as WWII begins. Read more

Nov-06 5:25pm SBS-TV: Inside the SS – Extermination

October 14, 2021 by  

During WWII, Hitler put the SS in charge of exterminating the designated enemies of the regime. Read more

Nov-02 4:10pm SBS-TV: My Grandparents War

October 14, 2021 by  

Both sets of Helena Bonham Carter’s grandparents, one in France, one in England, weren’t conventional war heroes. Read more

Oct-31 5:30pm SBS-TV: Inside the SS – Intoxication

October 14, 2021 by  

Hitler created the SS in 1925 as a private army that would be loyal to him to the death. Read more

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