Two Jews walk into a theatre… 

May 6, 2018 by  

Brian Lipson and Gideon Obarzanek’s irreverent, Two Jews Walk into a Theatre… sees two of Australia’s most-loved performers meet as their fathers on stage, all the intimacy, understanding and horror that only a son can supply. Read more

Ilan’s lens wins the prize

May 6, 2018 by  

New Zealand photographer Ilan Wittenberg has been honoured as the Grand Prize Winner at the 2018 Sony Alpha Awards in Sydney winning the Portrait Category. Read more

Movie giveaways: Tully

May 2, 2018 by  

Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron stars in Tully, the brilliant new comedy-drama from the Academy Award® nominated director of Juno and Up in the Air. Read more

Calling all Sydney dogs – do you want to appear in an opera?

March 21, 2018 by  

Opera Australia is putting the call out for Sydney’s most pampered pooches to make their operatic debut in La Bohème – Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, which opens this weekend…no previous singing experience required. Read more

La Boheme ready to launch on Sydney Harbour

March 20, 2018 by  

The countdown to one of the world’s greatest outdoor opera spectaculars has begun – Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. Read more

Israeli artist hosted at the ANU

March 18, 2018 by  

A Jerusalem-based multidisciplinary artist working mainly in bonsai, figurative sculpture, and mixed-media installations is being hosted by the National Arboretum Canberra, and the ANU School of Art and Design for a one-month residency. Read more

Parade at the Seymour

February 22, 2018 by  

Performing in Sydney for the first time in 10 years, The Sydney University Musical Theatre Ensemble [MUSE] will  present the Jewish themed PARADE, coming to the Seymour Centre this March with a limited run of four performances. Read more

La Traviata returns to the Opera House

February 7, 2018 by  

Award-winning Australian soprano, Nicole Car, will make a triumphant return to the Sydney Opera House this summer to make her debut in the title role of Violetta Valéry in Verdi’s iconic La Traviata. Read more

Win a double pass for “Menashe”

February 6, 2018 by  

J-Wire has double passes for the critically acclaimed American movie “Menashe” made in Yiddish. Read more

Art hopping in Sydney

November 16, 2017 by  

Sydneysiders are invited to take a scenic tour from North Bondi to Vaucluse visiting artists in their studios and discovering the meaning behind each work. Read more

From matzo balls to footballs

May 18, 2017 by  

Yvette Wroby has written a love story about family and footy, a story which involves both matzo balls and footballs. Read more

The return of the LKQ

January 29, 2013 by  

The London Klezmer Quartet (LKQ) returns to Australia for a five-week national tour of the festival circuit and major venues from 28 February.  And they have a hot new album with them! Read more

CD Giveaway

November 5, 2012 by  

J-Wire has two copies of exciting Israeli singer Yasmin Levy’s latest CD  to give away to readers… Read more

Tedeschi in concert

October 28, 2012 by  

International piano virtuoso Simon Tedeschi and the Sydney Omega Ensemble come to North Shore Synagogue for a mouth-watering concert on next month’s Remembrance Day. Read more

For Budding Young Composers

September 6, 2012 by  

The Sydney Symphony has launched the Sydney Symphony Fellowship Composition Prize, an exciting new competition aimed at young Australian composers. Read more

Win tickets for the Israeli Film Festival

August 17, 2012 by  

J-Wire has 12 double passes to give away for the AICE Israeli Film Festival… Read more

Sydney Jewish Writers’ Festival

July 25, 2012 by  

The Sydney Jewish Writers’ Festival recently launched its 2012 program which boasts an outstanding line-up of writers and sessions. Read more

Israeli jazz star in Sydney this week

June 3, 2012 by  

D irect from the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Israeli born jazz saxophonist Eli Degibri comes to VJs in Chatswood for his debut performance in Sydney performing the following evening in Double Bay…accompanied by a trio which includes a 16-yr-old Israeli pianist. Read more

Dalia on show

May 25, 2012 by  

As a multi media artist Dalia Ayalon Sinclair’s paintings and photographs bare ‘footprints’ of the sequences in her life. Read more

Blumenthal directs new production of Address Unknown

February 28, 2012 by  

The Tamarama Rock Surfers are proud to team up with Moira Blumenthal Productions, for the return of the critically acclaimed work, Address Unknown starring John O’Hare ( and Patrick Dickson (The Alchemist). Read more

Book Review: Home without a Homeland

February 8, 2012 by  

“Home without a Homeland”, Nora Huppert’s enthralling memoir of her five migrations, will be launched at Sydney Jewish Museum by Litzi Lemberg, President of the Sydney Child Survivors Group. Read more

New Aussie artist showing in Perth

January 22, 2012 by  

Scottish-born artist/photographer Jamie Harris has made a new life for himself in Perth and an exhibition of his work will open in the Western Australian city next month. Read more

Two Jewish actors in starring roles

January 20, 2012 by  

Two prominent young Jewish actors feature in the upcoming sexy, black comedy “That Pretty Pretty; or, The Rape Play” by Sheila Callaghan. Read more

Tower Heist **

December 21, 2011 by  

Whether suffused with tension or laced with humor, the heist movie has enjoyed enduring appeal since the heyday of film noir. Good heist movies proceed according to an established template that includes meticulous attention to the details of the scheme both in the planning stage and in its execution. The twists – there are often many but always at least one – are ingenious and the screenplay is often referred to as “smart” and “cunning.” Unfortunately, few (if any) of these characteristics apply to Brett Ratner’s Tower Heist, as sloppy a heist movie as I can remember. It is redeemed, at least to a degree, by the comedic performances of lead actor Ben Stiller and supporting player Eddie Murphy. The pace, emphasized by Christophe Beck’s relentless score, is so fast that viewers might miss some of the king-sized plot holes (although not all of them). But the caper is a dud – so stupid and implausible from beginning to end that it’s impossible to take it seriously for even the briefest of moments.


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The Adventures of Tin Tin ***

December 21, 2011 by  

Had The Adventures of Tintin been a live motion picture rather than a motion capture-driven animated endeavor, it would have been compared to Raiders of the Lost Ark and Pirates of the Caribbean. Read more

Confronting play

November 1, 2011 by  

Helen Gottstein has been performing her one woman play Four Faces of Israel in Melbourne and will bring it to Sydney on Thursday. Read more

New Aboriginal Art Star featured at Shalom Gamarada

September 21, 2011 by  

Lydia Balbal will make her first trip to Sydney in September to attend the seventh annual Shalom Gamarada Indigenous Art Fair. It’s a long way from Bidyadanga, the remote coastal town south of Broome where she grew up, especially for a woman whose first contact with white people came at the age of 24.  Read more


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FIND ME A LAWYER! – by Tony Laumberg Read more

ABC to screen top Holocaust documentary

June 14, 2011 by  

UK distributor Mercury Media has sold Inheritance, an Emmy-winning documentary telling the story of a woman facing the legacy of her Nazi leader father, to Australia’s ABC. Read more

New Holocaust film for Australia

March 31, 2011 by  


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