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

Bluebeard’s Castle to be performed in Sydney for the first time

February 25, 2021 by  

Sydney bass-baritone Daniel Sumegi will play the title role in Hungarian composer Béla Bartók’s only opera Bluebeard’s Castle making its debut Sydney performance next week. Read more

Israel seeks Aliyah from medicos

February 22, 2021 by  

 The Jewish Agency for Israel’s Board of Governors is to introduce a comprehensive program for physicians and medical professionals from around the world willing to join the Israeli health care system.

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A new hall and apartments for the Brisbane Hebrew Congregation

January 22, 2021 by  

The Brisbane Hebrew Congregation has overwhelmingly given the thumbs up for the design for its new communal hall. Read more

High Ground: a movie review

January 18, 2021 by  

High Ground shows the audience the natural beauty of Arnhem Land, the ugliness of the treatment of Aborigines by some settlers and the kindness and understanding shown by others in the Top End in the early part of the 20th century. Read more

The lonely mezuzah

January 8, 2021 by  

1000kms from the nearest synagogue, Birdsville is home for Joseph Szczepina where a mezuzah is proudly displayed on his property. Read more

Ammunition Hill and the last night of Chanukah

December 18, 2020 by  

Tears glistened in the eyes of the soldiers and visitors to Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem as the site of one of the fiercest battles of the Six-Day War provided a background for the flames of the Menorah. Read more

ECAJ annual conference: Take two

December 8, 2020 by  

Foreign Minister Senator Marise Payne has addressed a second sitting of The Executive Council of Australian Jewry’s annual conference originally held a week ago. Read more

ECAJ’s annual conference via Zoom

November 30, 2020 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry’s annual conference took place yesterday on Zoom with keynote speakers the United Arab Emirates’ Ambassador to Australia and Israel’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Read more

Former Mount Scopus captain now president of the Law Institute of Victoria

November 25, 2020 by  

Tania Wolff was the school captain at Melbourne’s Mount Scopus in 1988 and last week she was endorsed as president of the Law Institute of Victoria. Read more

A final resting place

November 20, 2020 by  

During excavations necessitated by the construction of Sydney’s Light Rail project, the skeletal remains of four bodies were unearthed in an area which had been a Jewish cemetery until the turn of the 20th century. Read more

Dymocks antisemitic book online under review

September 30, 2020 by  

Bookseller Dymocks is reviewing the inclusion of a book available online known for its antisemitic content. Read more

A family connection

September 15, 2020 by  

The new president of Sydney’s The Great Synagogue has told the AGM that his great-great-grandmother had been a founding member of the congregation in 1878. Read more

A new Hakoah looming

July 29, 2020 by  

Hakoah president Steven Lowy talks about the hiatus between Hakoah in Hall St in Bondi which closed its doors in 2009 and the projected new club at White City which, if all goes to plan, will open in 2023/4. Read more

Pokies out! Gym and swimming in

July 29, 2020 by  

At this week’s AGM of the much-awaited Hakoah Club in White City, president Steven Lowy told attendees on Zoom that the fitness and Wellness centre are expected to be the main source of revenue. Read more

North Queensland family celebrated triple Barmitzvah

July 10, 2020 by  

The Knezevick family drove eight hours north from their home in the North East Queensland town of  Bowen to Cairns where their three sons celebrated their Barmitzvahs yesterday under the guidance of Rabbi Ari Ruben. Read more

Happy 100th anniversary WIZO

July 8, 2020 by  

WIZO celebrates its 100th anniversary this year and J-Wire asked Federal President Paulette Cherny about WIZO’s history in Australia. Read more

The World’s Best Film to premiere at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival and Revelation Perth International Film Festival

June 29, 2020 by  

But is this really the world’s best film? Read more

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