Geoff Lipshut heads Australia’s delegation at the Winter Olympics

January 11, 2022 by  

Melbourne’s Geoff Lipshut will head off to Beijing shortly as Chef de Mission of Australia’s Winter Olympics delegation. Read more

The ECAJ makes its submission to government inquiry investigating ABC and SBS complaints procedures

November 19, 2021 by  

The inquiry instigated by Senator Andrew Bragg will investigate the procedures ABC and SBS use to deal with complaints. Read more

A further tribute to Eddie Jaku and a meaningful memento

October 28, 2021 by  

NSW State MP Gabrielle Upton has paid tribute to The Happiest Man on Earth Eddie Jaku who passed away recently at 101. Read more

A new Israeli ambassador for Australia

October 17, 2021 by  

Amir Maimon has been appointed by the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs as the new ambassador to Australia. Read more

The smile has gone but the memory remains

October 12, 2021 by  

Eddie Jaku passed away in Sydney this morning leaving a legacy of hope for a troubled world. Read more

Oboler to attend important forum on the Holocaust remembrance and antisemitism

October 8, 2021 by  

Andre Oboler heads to Sweden this weekend,  the sole Australian representative making the long trip to attend the Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism.

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A surprise birthday celebration for Frank Lowy

October 7, 2021 by  

Frank Lowy has been feted by two of his favourite organisations, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Orr Shalom on the occasion of his 90th birthday.

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Garry lectured Germans on the Holocaust

September 30, 2021 by  

Garry Fabian was eight years old when he was incarcerated at Theresienstadt in 1942 where he survived WWII and the experience was instrumental in his visiting Germany eight times later in life to deliver lectures on the horrors of wartime Europe.

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Rogue worshippers defy lockdown

September 8, 2021 by  

A rogue group of ultra-orthodox members of the Melbourne Jewish community has held Rosh Hashanah prayers violating the lockdown restrictions. Read more

A community in furore

August 27, 2021 by  

A leaked email revealed a plan to appease the Sydney Jewish community by maintaining requests to NSW Health to give special permission to blow Shofars in various parts of the city and allowing congregants to walk by as they did…but the email to NSW Police from the Community Security Group stated that the application would be withdrawn three days before Rosh Hashanah. Read more

The party is over

August 17, 2021 by  

They have different political allegiances, but politicians Josh Burns and David Southwick have joined forces to stabilise the COVID fallout created by an irresponsible small group of Melbourne’s Jewish community. Read more

Gav Schneider in the top ten of security experts globally for the third time

August 12, 2021 by  

Brisbane-based Gav Schneider has been placed in the top ten security experts globally by a group of contemporaries. Read more

The Jewish-themed mural whose wall will be a computer, tablet or phone screen

August 7, 2021 by  

Archibald Prize winner Wendy Sharpe has painted a mural in the Sydney Jewish Museum which no member of the public will be able to set his or her eyes on it because of the Coronavirus lockdown and the planned demolition of the wall on which her work “Vu iz dos Gesele (Where is the Little Street)?” is painted. Read more

Sydney Jewish Museum reveals its new CEO

July 19, 2021 by  

The CEO of the Australian National Maritime Museum has been appointed to succeed Norman Seligman as CEO of the Sydney Jewish Museum. Read more

The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies and dealing with COVID

July 16, 2021 by  

The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies continues to provide information about the health orders and the services that are available during the lockdown. Read more

Jonathan Coleman, a good friend of Jewish House

July 11, 2021 by  

Sydney’s Jewish House CEO Rabbi Mendel Kastel is personally saddened by the news of the death of TV star Jonathan Coleman. Read more

For the first time, Australia brands an extreme right-wing group as a terrorist organisation

June 17, 2021 by  

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has approved regulations listing the antisemitic far-right Sonnenkrieg Division as a terrorist organisation. Read more

Go behind the Archibald

June 15, 2021 by  

Each year, art-lovers Australia-wide wait with bated breath to learn the names of the winning artist and the subject behind the portrait which snares the coveted Archibald Prize. Read more

Geoffrey Edelsten passes away at 78

June 13, 2021 by  

Geoffrey Edelsten, the former Mount Scopus student who went on to attain degrees in medicine and surgery ahead of owning the AFL teams Sydney Swans has passed away in his home in St Kilda. Read more

My friend Isaac

June 3, 2021 by  

Sydney-based Steven Lowy is the Chairman of the World Board of Trustees of Keren-Hayesod and has worked extensively with President-elect Isaac Herzog. Read more

16 years of community leadership

May 24, 2021 by  

On May 14, Vic Alhadeff closed his office door at The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies where he had served its CEO for 16 years. Read more

Tale of two rallies

May 24, 2021 by  

Sydney hosted two rallies showing solidarity with Israel. One was in the heavily-guarded Central Synagogue hosted by major community organisations and the other involved a motorcade in the Eastern Suburbs which transported supporters to Bondi Beach where showed their solidarity waving Israeli flags.

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A difference of opinion

May 5, 2021 by  

Jonathan Pollard was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1987 for spying for Israel in the United States…and now is the keynote speaker at an event in Jerusalem celebrating Jerusalem Day. Read more

Bob Carr targets Israel again

May 4, 2021 by  

Former NSW Premier and former Minister for Foreign Affairs Bob Carr has sent an email to “to all supporters of Palestine in the Australian Labor Party”. Read more

A farewell to Vic

May 4, 2021 by  

Vic Alhadeff is leaving the New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies of which he has been the CEO for 16 years. Read more

Austen Tayshus take six

April 30, 2021 by  

Comedian Austen Tayshus aka Sandy Gutman finds himself once again the subject of a painting entered for the prestigious Archibald Prize. Read more

Surprise for Vic

April 28, 2021 by  

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian addressed 330 guests at the NSW Board of Deputies Yom Ha’azmaut cocktail party and followed her message on Israel’s 73rd birthday with a surprise presentation to CEO Vic Alhadeff. Read more

Isi Leibler: 1934-2021. A giant amongst us is no more

April 13, 2021 by  

The subject of a newly-released book “Lone Voice: The Wars of Isi Leibler” has passed away in Jerusalem at the age of 86. Read more

Jessica tackles the floods

March 24, 2021 by  

Olympian Jessica Fox took to the water to train during the severe flooding which has devasted wide tracts of south-eastern Australia following days of heavy rainfall.

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Different hands, same work

March 23, 2021 by  

Jewish, Muslim and Christian schoolchildren have gathered at Sydney’s Our Big Kitchen to cook food and biscuits for frontline workers and victims as once in a lifetime flooding ravaged the south-east coast of Australia. Read more

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