A conversation with conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya

July 10, 2024 by  

Lidiya Yankovskaya left her home city of St Petersburg in 1995 to seek a new home with her family in Albany, New York, escaping the rampant antisemitism sweeping the Russian city. Read more

Surviving Nova creates new objectives for Millet

June 23, 2024 by  

Millet Ben Haim hid in bushes after escaping a barrage of terrorists who were chasing her while she was trying to escape from the October 7 attack on the Nova Peace Festival. Read more

Sydney University deal removes encampment and riles the community

June 23, 2024 by  

Community response to a proposal accepted by Sydney University pro-Palestine students to remove encampments ahead of the upcoming semester has blasted the university’s administrators. Read more

JCA fills the Opera House

April 9, 2024 by  

Six months ago, pro-Palestinian supporters caused NSW authorities to block Sydney’s Jewish community from attending the area where the Opera House’s sails were a giant blue and white banner following the Oct 7 incursion into Israel by blood-thirsty Hamas terrorists. Read more

Broadway bound via Opera Australia

March 15, 2024 by  

Doron Chester has plans to head to Broadway, but before that, the ex-Moriah student will perform in Opera Australia’s production of West Side Story on Sydney Harbour. Read more

Oscar a bitter sweet pill for Zionist chief

March 12, 2024 by  

Yaakov Hagoel has posted on X his reaction to British filmmaker Jonathan Glazer’s prepared acceptance speech following being awarded the Oscar for the Best International Film Zone of Interest. Read more

An icon dies – Rabbi Raymond Apple passes away in Jerusalem

January 21, 2024 by  

Sydney’s The Great Synagogue community has been saddened to hear of the passing of Rabbi Raymond Apple AO, who was the spiritual head of the congregation for over three decades. Read more

Don’t drink Coca-Cola says ABC’s TikTok channel

December 21, 2023 by  

National broadcaster ABC has removed a post on its TikTok account promoting the boycott of Israeli goods. Read more

“Gas the Jews” – stat decs with the police

December 18, 2023 by  

The Daily Telegraph has sighted four statuary declarations from witnesses who heard pro-Palestinian supporters chant “gas the Jews” outside the Sydney  Opera House. Read more

Words of support from Boris and Scott

December 18, 2023 by  

It was almost an impromptu event when UIA major donors received a week’s notice to hear former prime ministers Australian Scott Morrison and British Boris Johnson following their visit to the Oct 7 kibbutzim. Read more

Leigh takes Wagner into the 21st century

December 13, 2023 by  

Two years after the wall dividing West and East Germany was destroyed, 21-year-old Leigh Haas farewelled her family in her native Glasgow to live in the burgeoning creative city of Berlin. Read more

A vigil of solidarity

November 12, 2023 by  

David Ossip, president of The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies, retold 5,500 participants at a solidarity vigil in Sydney that 240 human beings are sitting in dark tunnels, disoriented. Read more

Meanwhile back in Australia

October 23, 2023 by  

In Melbourne, Nazi salutes are now illegal, a crane shows the Palestinian colours. In Sydney, an  ugly beach incident and an unwanted musical interlude. Read more

A Shabbat at the beach but guests fail to show

October 22, 2023 by  

There were two hundred chairs at one long table, with the photo of each guest at the back of a chair. Read more

Waverley Council deputy mayor votes against the condemnation of Hamas

October 18, 2023 by  

The deputy mayor of Sydney’s Waverley Council has voted against a motion condemning the Hamas October 7 attack. Read more

10,000 attend Sydney support rally for Israel

October 12, 2023 by  

Thousands gathered in Sydney’s east on Wednesday night to commemorate the deaths of civilians and show support for Israel. Read more

Israel is not alone

October 8, 2023 by  

Support continues to be voiced for Israel from across the world. Read more

Two top appointments for Richard

October 3, 2023 by  

Richard Shields has been appointed the NSW State Director of the Liberal Party and, in the same week, elected as Mayor of Woollahra. Read more

Mary-Louise McLaws b. March 17, 1953 d. August 12 , 2023

August 16, 2023 by  

Australia has mourned the passing of epidemiologist Mary-Louise McLaws who has succumbed to a brain tumour at the age of 70. Read more

A cocktail definition for antisemitism mixed by La Trobe University

August 11, 2023 by  

Melbourne’s La Trobe University has combined the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) and the Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism (JDA) definitions of antisemitism. Read more

Premier heralds new changes to assist the homeless

July 12, 2023 by  

NSW Premier Chris Minns fronted the media in the back garden of Bondi’s Jewish House care facility. Read more

Back in Oz: Mamma Mia!

May 29, 2023 by  

This show is not for you if you hate ABBA’s music, great singing, great dancing, great production and a custom-built heart-warming story incorporating lyrics sung by the Swedish four. Read more

NSW says Happy 75th Anniversary, Israel

May 4, 2023 by  

NSW Premier Chris Minns has announced the establishment of a helpline “to assist students and staff who experienced religious bullying in New South Wales schools. Read more

Sydney remembers its Jewish ANZACs

April 26, 2023 by  

Sydney Jewish Community’s Annual Anzac Day Wreath Laying and Commemorative Service was held at the Sydney Jewish Museum with special guest Margaret Beazely, the Governor of New South Wales. Read more

Rabbi Leon Dee calls April10 Dees Day

April 11, 2023 by  

His wife and two of his daughters were murdered in Israel on Friday. A family of seven was to become a family of four. He talks to the media. Read more

Meet Luke Gabbedy…and see him perform in Madama Butterfly

March 30, 2023 by  

The Handa Opera’s Madama Butterfly is currently nightly on Sydney Harbour, necessitating two casts to perform on alternative evenings. Read more

$5 million NSW govt grant takes Hakoah funding to $75m

March 21, 2023 by  

At Sydney’s Hakoah AGM, president Steven Lowy announced a further grant of $5m taking total funding to date $78m. Read more

The Rocky Horror Show: reviews by Henry Benjamin

February 24, 2023 by  

With a massive musical intro, it was time again to see the Roxy Cinema candy seller part the curtains and send us off on to the wild ride that is The Rocky Horror Show. Read more

A chorus of regulars

February 15, 2023 by  

Opera Australia is very proud of its chorus – proud enough to stage a new production of Chorus! in which each and every one of the 48 performers combines to be the stars of the show. Read more

Waverley Council moves to protect shule

February 8, 2023 by  

Sydney’s Waverley Council has passed a motion to protect the Flood Street shule. Read more

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