Rabbi Kaltmann takes over interfaith presidency

December 23, 2021 by  

The Jewish Christian Muslim Association in Melbourne has appointed  Rabbi Gabi Kaltmann as its new president. Read more

Volunteer award for Ruth

December 22, 2021 by  

The Jewish Holocaust Centre’s Centre News editor Ruth Mushin has been honoured for her volunteering efforts, winning a 2021 Caulfield Volunteer Award. Read more

Ronni Kahn inspires at the North Shore Synagogue: a J-Wire photogallery

December 20, 2021 by  

Sydney’s North Shore Jewish Women have hosted an inspirational talk by Ronni Kahn, founder of OzHarvest. Read more

The North Shore Synagogue celebrates last day of Chanukah

December 9, 2021 by  

Sydney’s The North Shore Synagogue held a major communal celebration to celebrate the 8th day of Chanukah…a J-Wire photo gallery

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Retirement for Daphne Flax after 35 years of teaching at Masada

December 8, 2021 by  

Sydney’s Masada College has farewelled and acknowledged the much-loved Daphne Flax, as she heads to retirement, after 35 years of teaching Visual Arts at the College. Read more

IVF and egg freezing according to Jewish law

November 15, 2021 by  

The Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance Australia (JOFA) has hosted a ZOOM event dedicated to understanding the nuanced Jewish law and Halachic requirements of IVF and egg freezing. Read more

Best selling author Hugh Mackay in conversation with Rabbi Ninio

November 11, 2021 by  

Emanuel Synagogue presents Hugh Mackay in conversation with Rabbi Ninio, discussing The Kindness Revolution and how we can restore hope, rebuild trust and inspire optimism. Read more

Israeli powerhouse headlines UIA Victoria AGM

November 5, 2021 by  

UIA Victoria will hold its 2021 AGM on Zoom later this month with guest speaker Olga Deutsch, Vice-President of Israel-based NGO monitor – a watchdog group exposing charities that fund terrorism. Read more

Male mental health matters

November 1, 2021 by  

Mentoring Men and JewishCare have formed a partnership to improve awareness and support to the mental wellbeing of men of all ages through free, positive, and supportive male one-to-one life mentoring. Read more

IVF, egg freezing and the Jewish law ramifications

November 1, 2021 by  

The Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance Australia (JOFA) is hosting an upcoming event dedicated to understanding the nuanced Jewish law and Halachic requirements of IVF and egg freezing with a panel consisting of Australian women from Melbourne, Sydney, and Israel. Read more

UIA Women’s Division hosts award-winning Israeli journalist, Efrat Lachter

October 29, 2021 by  

UIA Women’s Division has hosted Efrat Lachter recently with almost 400 women (and a few men) joining in via Zoom. Read more

Honorary president for Ausforam

October 29, 2021 by  

Australian Friends of Rambam has announced that epidemiologist Prof. Mary-Louise McLaws has become its honorary president.

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Hebrew radio program be launched in Brisbane

October 22, 2021 by  

The Queensland Jewish Board of Deputies and State Zionist Council of Queensland are to launch a Hebrew language program on Radio 4EB to be broadcast from coast to coast. Read more

The story of Ethiopian Jewry

October 20, 2021 by  

Ethiopian Jews or “Beta Israel” are decedents of an ancient Jewish tribe. For over 2500 years they upheld the laws of Judaism, all the while believing they were the last Jews on earth. Read more

Matchmaker, Matchmaker

October 20, 2021 by  

In mid 2018, a passionate group of individuals within the Sydney community commenced discussions around  the lack of engagement in the young adult space and the concurrent growing threat to Jewish continuity via intermarriage. Read more

Sydney community organisations come together for Kol Nidre appeal

September 9, 2021 by  

In a communal gathering of hearts and minds, the NSW Board of Jewish Education (BJE), in collaboration with JCA, will be diverting funds from their annual Kol Nidre Appeal to support COA Sydney. Read more

JCA & UIA announce Philanthropy Fellowship

September 6, 2021 by  

A new  Sydney communal initiative marks another step in innovation in the fundraising space. The JCA & UIA 2021 Philanthropy Fellowship, delivered by the Australian Jewish Funders (AJF). Read more

JOFA zooms with a Rabbanit in Efrat

September 6, 2021 by  

The Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance Australia (JOFA) recently hosted Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis on ZOOM. Read more

Jobs Open!

August 26, 2021 by  

CEO’s of Jewish House and JewishCare, Rabbi Mendel Kastel and Gary Groves are calling on the Sydney community to work together to connect local employers with job seekers. Read more

NCJWA announces new diverse board at AGM

August 25, 2021 by  

National Council of Jewish Women Australia (NCJWA) has re-elected Melinda Jones as president at its recent AGM. Read more

Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis zooms with The Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance Australia

August 13, 2021 by  

The Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance Australia (JOFA) will host Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis for an upcoming event on ZOOM. Read more

Take a family trip on the Science Trail

August 13, 2021 by  

Science will be under the microscope when the Sydney Science Trail opens today with a world-class line-up of events and scientists celebrating the power of science and the power of connecting through science. Read more

Jewish partnership helping our community to thrive

August 12, 2021 by  

Sydney community organisations, JewishCare & Jewish House, have formed a landmark partnership with the launch of Jobs Open! – a joint initiative designed to connect local employers and job-seekers together to create mutually beneficial workplace opportunities. Read more

Paul Bassat shares his remarkable journey at The Moriah Foundation Circle online event

August 11, 2021 by  

The Moriah Foundation Circle has hosted Paul Bassat, co-founder & investor at Square Peg Capital during an online event, Empowering the Exceptional, with parents, Foundation Circle Members and Foundation Members. Read more

North Shore Temple Emanuel’s plans for the High Holidays at home

August 11, 2021 by  

Sydney’s North Shore Temple Emanuel (NSTE) High Holy Day services are to be conducted communally despite members being unable to leave their homes due to lockdown. Read more

Happy 100th, Gerda

August 10, 2021 by  

Gerda Buckwalter, a long-standing stalwart of the Sydney Jewish community celebrates her 100th birthday on Wednesday. Read more

A conversation with Nobuki Sugihara

August 9, 2021 by  

Chiune Sugihara saved the lives of 6000 Jews during the Holocaust. Many of their descendants live in Australia. Read more

In Conversation with Rabbanit Evron

August 5, 2021 by  

The Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance Australia (JOFA) hosted Rabbanit Devorah Evron on Zoom. Read more

From Australia’s Jewish past: Henry Spiro – a leader of the times

August 5, 2021 by  

Henry was born in Posen, Prussia in 1839 travelled to Queensland in 1861 at 22 years of age and settled in Toowoomba in 1863 and took up a partnership with Samuel Benjamin and opened a merchant store in the centre of town where they built a modern twostory brick building. Read more

UIA announces winners of the 2021 Masada College Roots Project

July 30, 2021 by  

UIA has announced the Masada College winners of its 2021 Roots Project. Read more

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