Twins survive Holocaust and now celebrate their 100th birthdays

August 10, 2022 by  

Phillip Maisel and his sister twin sister Bella Hirshorn were born in 1922  in Vilnius and survived the war incarcerated in different camps. Read more

Free gala concert St Kilda Town Hall to celebrate Sputnik’s 25th +2 years on air anniversary

June 8, 2022 by  

The gala featuring classical and popular works by Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Ysaÿe and others will be performed by an outstanding lineup of musicians and singers, nearly all from the former Soviet Union. Read more

Three BBYO teens head for the States

February 11, 2022 by  

Three BBYO (B’nai B’rith Youth Organisation NSW) teens will be travelling to Baltimore USA to attend the BBYO International Convention next week. Read more

Aussie trapped in Israel

December 30, 2021 by  

Australia ex-pat Noam Huppert is officially barred from leaving Israel until he has paid future child support payments. Read more

Paralympian’s inspiring book for children

November 26, 2021 by  

Paralympic medal-winning swimmerMatt Levy’s new book for children Brandon Dreams Big has been launched on Zoom.

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1000 meals a day from OBK to support charities

August 19, 2021 by  

Sydney’s Our Big Kitchen is flat out each day providing meals to the needy with increased requests during the lockdown. Read more

Sixth in in the 20km walk in the Olympics with more than 40 others yet to finish

August 11, 2021 by  

Jemima Montag is on her second day of hotel quarantine in Brisbane and cannot wait to reunite with her family in Melbourne after an amazing result in the 20km walk in the Tokyo Olympics. Read more

Steve Solomon makes it to the 400m semis

August 1, 2021 by  

Steven Solomon ran better than he has ever run before topping his nine-year-old personal best to power into the men’s 400m semi-finals on the Olympic track in Tokyo.

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It’s Tomer time again

April 22, 2021 by  

Tomer Hemed is the first Israeli footballer to play in Australia’s A-League and considers himself as an ambassador for his nation and his religion. Read more

Three lone soldiers home in Australia

April 16, 2021 by  

Three Australians who served in the IDF and stayed in HaBayit shel Benji, a home for lone soldiers, which runs 24/7 all year round. Read more

Israeli joins A-League

December 3, 2020 by  

Israeli football striker Tomer Hemed has signed to play for New Zealand club the Wellington Phoenix in the A-League. Read more

Swastikas as part of exhibition

November 13, 2020 by  

A recent The People of Colour exhibition which ran at Auckland’s Mercy Pictures from October 16 to November 7, featured swastika flags. Read more

Dunera 80th anniversary event goes virtual

August 20, 2020 by  

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dunera Association has been forced to rethink their 80th anniversary plans. Read more

NSW JewishCare CEO Claire Vernon to step down

August 19, 2020 by  

During her years as CEO of JewishCare NSW, Claire Vernon has led the transformation of JewishCare from a small welfare agency to a financially sustainable, professionally managed social services organisation, with significantly enhanced capability and deep reach into the community through its broad range services.

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Find your way on your phone, tablet and computer

April 29, 2020 by  

COA Sydney and Social Status have set up a Facebook group called Community at Home, to offer basic tech help.

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Help on its way #3

March 27, 2020 by  

The Community Health Initiative has been set up by Kehillat Kadimah in Sydney to support Sydney’s Jewish community during Covid -19. Read more

Help on its way

March 25, 2020 by  

Jesse Meguideche has been listening to stories from his customers about Covid-19 at his bakery in the Sydney harbourside suburb of Rose Bay including one expressing concerns about the future for his work, and for his family and children. Read more

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

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