Gold medal winner Jemima to walk for Australia in the Tokyo Olympis

February 14, 2020 by  

Jemima Montag is turning 22 this Saturday and will have a double celebration as she has a confirmed spot in the Australian Olympic Team for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Read more

Parachute from trauma

February 12, 2020 by  

Alex and Charley Cowen are 15-year-old twins from Melbourne about to launch a new charity Parachute aimed to offer micro-grants to help kids who are going through trauma, divorce, or any kind of financial stress.

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Actress in musical premiere

August 21, 2019 by  

An Olivier award-winning musical, Caroline, or Change, will premiere at Sydney’s Hayes Theatre this week.

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Australia and Israel on groundbreaking diabetes development

August 18, 2019 by  

NSW and Israeli Governments are supporting Israeli medical research company Kadimastem and the Australian Foundation for Diabetes Research’s Bioengineering Diabetes Therapy Project aiming to remove the need for insulin injections and pumps for diabetes patients.
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An Aboriginal healing ceremony at Auschwitz

August 11, 2019 by  

Noel Butler, an Indigenous holder of knowledge and keeper of stories, won the Outstanding Contribution to Reconciliation Award for NAIDOC week his years of working and sharing his Cultural knowledge and skills to Indigenous and non-Indigenous people including the Jewish community. Read more

Muzzle Tov to Maddie

July 28, 2019 by  

In a first for Sydney, the importance of giving back was celebrated recently with a ‘Bark Mitzvah’ for Maddie, a corgi dog.

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Auschwitz being sold on Australian online store

May 9, 2019 by  

Redbubble an online retailer based in Australia has advertised an Auschwitz mini-skirt, cushion, and tote bag listed for purchase on their site. Read more

The ingredient for the perfect recipe

March 12, 2019 by  

Author and award-winning foreign correspondent Irris Makler will pre-launch her book Just Add Love later this month in Sydney.

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Medical cannabis in Australia

March 3, 2019 by  

J-Wire spoke with Adam Benjamin to discuss cannabis farms in Australia and its potential to assist people with a range of conditions and diseases.

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To Me There’s No Choice

March 3, 2019 by  

The Embassy of Sweden has launched the Raoul Wallenberg – ‘To Me, There’s No Other Choice’ exhibition at Sydney’s Waverley Library.

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The Hollow Bones launched

March 1, 2019 by  

Shalom Sydney Jewish Writer’s Festival hosted the book launch for Leah Kaminsky’s latest novel, The Hollow Bones. Read more

Queen of Tropfest

February 15, 2019 by  

Evelyn Krape was selected as joint best actress at Sydney’s Tropfest short film festival for the seven-minute dark comedy Can You Hear Me? Read more

Galit and Caleb struggle in Townsville

February 5, 2019 by  

Caleb and Galit Vella have lost everything when their home became yet another victim of the horrendous floods swamping the North Queensland city of Townsville. Read more

Australian Paralympic organisation wants swimmers from all nations to participate in Malaysian event

January 23, 2019 by  

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has been accused of “rabid anti-Semitism” by the Israeli Foreign Ministry after he said his country would not host any more sports events involving competitors from the Jewish state. Read more

Maccabi Junior Carnival up and running

January 16, 2019 by  

The 37th Maccabi Junior Carnival was launched yesterday with a cruise around Sydney harbour giving the participants a chance to get to know each other.  Read more

New Head of Security for NSW

January 8, 2019 by  

Matthew Meyerson has been appointed Head of Security for Sydney’s Community Security Group (CSG) NSW. Read more

Pupil dresses up as Hitler and another dons a black face

December 20, 2018 by  

A young girl student arrived at Rowena Public School in the far north west of NSW earlier this month dressed as Adolf Hitler, in full regalia along with swastikas and a moustache. Read more

Paddling her canoe

December 14, 2018 by  

Paddler Jessica Fox has won the national 2018 AIS Sport Performance Female Athlete of the Year Award…and her mother was named coach of the year. Read more

Six of the best

December 14, 2018 by  

Jewish students were those amongst those students who scored top of the class in specific subjects in the HSC. Read more

White Ribbon Day men’s breakfast at JewishCare

November 29, 2018 by  

Dr Michael Salter’s informative and thought-provoking address at Sydney’s JewishCare  White Ribbon Day Men’s Breakfast was greatly appreciated by over 80 attendees. Read more

Do it yourself chess club

November 23, 2018 by  

Sydney’s Burger Centre Men’s shed took on the challenge of making their very own chess board and chess pieces using everyday hardware pieces including nuts, bolts, and washers. Read more

World Pancreatic Cancer Day

November 15, 2018 by  

Today is World Cancer Pancreatic Day and Israel’s The Technion is making inroads in research to combat this dreadful disease. Read more

Spitfire: a movie review by Elana Bowman

November 7, 2018 by  

Spitfire the documentary is simply beautiful. Read more

Madiba the Musical: a theatre review by Elana Bowman

November 2, 2018 by  

Madiba the Musical celebrates the life of the former South African president’s struggle towards freedom; is interwoven with stories and songs of the Black Africans during the apartheid era. Read more

Love makes the world go round fundraiser

October 29, 2018 by  

After a horrific road accident, singer Dahlia Dior found herself with acute pain and a severe hip injury requiring an operation costing over $29,000.

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JIFF is up and rolling for 2018

October 25, 2018 by  

Over 80 people came to the opening of the Jewish International Film Festival in Sydney. Read more

BDS activists will use publicity to promote Palestine cause

October 12, 2018 by  

Two New Zealanders have been ruled to pay NIS45,000 [A$17,500 NZ$19,000]  for their role in the cancellation of pop icon Lorde’s Israeli concert earlier this year. Read more

The Choice Foundation launched at JewishCare

September 28, 2018 by  

The Choice Foundation was started by husband and wife team Taryn and Andrew Boyarsky and with board members in the Sydney community who see the need to provide support, assistance, and choices for those with disability. Read more

Beyond Survival: A Holocaust memoir – a book review by Elana Bowman

September 12, 2018 by  

Before Kristallnacht, (ironically to any one reading this book), Germany followed the letter of the law. It was the law who started censoring and isolating the Jews. It was laws who prevented Jews from owning businesses, living in their houses, working in communities, attending schools. Read more

The Miseducation of Cameron Post: a movie review by Elana Bowman

August 31, 2018 by  

Being sent away for being gay? The terrible tragedy is that Cameron does not come out, she is found out at her prom no less by her prom date, and she is sent away post-haste by her very misguided guardians. Read more

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