Podcast: Michael Gawenda shines a light on the (John) Lyons’ den

October 15, 2021 by  

Morry Frenkel speaks with Michael Gawenda, former editor of The Age, about the recent booklet by John Lyons that claims a powerful, pro- Israel lobby influences reporting on Israel in Australia. Read more

Durban’s Orwellian legacy of antisemitism lives on: Canadian experts Irwin Cotler and Karen Mock

October 15, 2021 by  

Canadian law professor and former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General Irwin Cotler and fellow distinguished Canadian human rights advocate Dr Karen Mock have featured in an  Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) webinar. Read more

Time to have a laugh

October 15, 2021 by  

We all need a laugh more than ever, and what better way than to support the next generation of Australian Jewish comedians? Read more

From Australia’s Jewish Past: Joseph Barrow Montefiore – a trader, land owner and one of the earliest free settlers

October 12, 2021 by  

Joseph was born in 1803 in London, the youngest son of Eliezer and Judith Levi Montefiore. Read more

Podcast: Michelle Bloom on Ethi-call

October 7, 2021 by  

Morry Frenkel speaks with Michelle Bloom, The Ethics Centre’s Director of Ethi-call, a unique service providing free, expert and impartial guidance to assist people in finding an ethical and constructive solution if faced with a challenging dilemma. Read more

From Australia’s Jewish Past: An introduction to more pioneers who established the colonies – the Montefiore Family

October 4, 2021 by  

Joseph Barrow Montefiore and his wife Rebecca and their first two children Georgiana Judith Barrow and Esther Hannan Barrow arrived in Sydney on 22 February 1829. Read more

1973 Yom Kippur War sees Sukkahs on army vehicles

September 20, 2021 by  

Nearly fifty years after the Yom Kippur War, the National Library of Israel has released a number of rare photos showing how the festival of Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) was celebrated during the conflict, even as war raged in the Sinai and the Golan Heights. Read more

From Australia’s Jewish Past: Where there is a will there is a way – Coolgardie WA and Rosh Hashana

September 14, 2021 by  

Possibly one of the most unique High Holiday services ever held in Australia took place in 1894 in Coolgardie WA for Rosh Hashana. Read more

Podcast: David Southwick on the ban of the swastika

September 9, 2021 by  

L’Chaim had had its first guest on L’Chaim to kick off the year 5782, the newly announced Deputy Leader of the Victorian Liberal Party, Member for Caulfield, David Southwick. Read more

JCCV hosts Nina Bassat Book Launch

September 1, 2021 by  

A moving and personal account of child survival has been captured in Nina Bassat’s memoir, “Take the Child and Disappear”. Read more

Meet Mira Hasofer, Masada’s new principal

August 31, 2021 by  

Mira Hasofer is the principal at Sydney’s Masada College taking up her role early last month shortly after lockdown. Read more

From Australia’s Jewish Past: Gustav Weindorfer – Cradle Mountain Tasmania – an amazing legacy

August 31, 2021 by  

Gustav was born on 23 Feb 1874 in Spittal, Austria, emigrating to Australia at the age of 26.  He had no real knowledge of Australia, other than a book he had come across. Read more

Podcast: Yuval Rotem

August 29, 2021 by  

L’Chaim’s Morry Frenkel talks with Yuval Rotem, former ambassador for Israel to Australia who retired as Director General of the Ministry of ForeignAffairs in Jerusalem. Read more

From Australia’s Jewish Past: The Samuel Moses family in Van Diemen’s Land

August 24, 2021 by  

Samuel Jacob Moses was born in 1807 and his wife, Rosetta Blanche Moses born in 1820, arrived in Sydney in early November 1840, and within a couple of months, the Londoners sailed to Hobart with their three children, arriving on 17 February 1841. Read more