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

Call for redress for Victorian victims for racial vilification

June 25, 2020 by  

The Legal And Social Issues Committee Of The Legislative Assembly Of Victoria has heard statements from The Executive Council of Australian Jewry and the mother of a five-yr-old child, a victim of racial bullying at a Melbourne public school. Read more

Justice for Malki?

June 16, 2020 by  

The Associated Press has reported the Trump administration is considering withdrawing aid to Jordan in order to secure the extradition of Ahlam Aref Ahmad Al-Tamimi wanted by the U.S. on a charge of conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction against American nationals. Read more


June 15, 2020 by  

This is yet another Holocaust movie but its main characters are known to many of us. Marcel Marceau the greatest mime of the last century and Klaus Barbie, the Butcher of Lyon. Read more

Mirka’s World: an exhibition

June 15, 2020 by  

MIRKA, an exhibition exploring the astonishing life and work of Australian art icon, Mirka Mora, will open in December at The Jewish Museum of Australia in Melbourne. Read more

Matty Johns says sorry on air

June 4, 2020 by  

Rugby League TV identity Matty John took the opportunity on Fox to apologise for the Hitler gaffe made on his Fox Sports show earlier this week. Read more

A mother’s grief, a son’s torment

May 31, 2020 by  

The bullying started in February last year. The 12-yr-old’s tormentors did not know he was Jewish. But on March 16 they did know and the bullying escalated to a level which brought shocks of horror from around the world when a photograph of the victim forced to his knees and kissing a foot of a fellow student hit the headlines. Read more

Joshua Levi enters Honour Roll

May 28, 2020 by  

UPDATED: The late Joshua Levi has been entered into the NSW Premier’s Honour Roll. Read more

A new rabbi for Newcastle…after 60 years

May 17, 2020 by  

Rabbi Yossi Rodal has been spent six years working with RARA, Rural and Regional Australia, combing this vast country for Jews living in remote areas but now it’s time to settle down and he will move this week from Melbourne to Newcastle to be the first rabbi the shul has had for 60 years. Read more

Back to shul…but read the rules.

May 17, 2020 by  

Shuls in NSW will reopen on Shavout with attendance restricted to ten worshippers and two officials comprising a singe minyan. Read more

My life is finished – I love you Tommy

May 13, 2020 by  

Baruch Ben-Ygal struck a relationship with Maccabi Australia in 1997 when he saved an athlete from drowning when the bridge across the Yarkon River collapsed as the team headed to the opening ceremony. Read more

Behind the South African Festival

May 10, 2020 by  

Claire Jankelson and Di Singer are the directors of the South African Film Festival. Claire answers questions for J-Wire. Read more

Happy 100th Eddie!

April 13, 2020 by  

Eddie Jaku, one of the best-known faces in the Sydney Jewish community turns 100 tomorrow [Tuesday] but the Coronavirus put paid to plans for a special celebration with family and friends at the Sydney Jewish Museum. Read more

ECAJ calls on Dymocks to cease selling certain editions of Mein Kampf

April 7, 2020 by  

National bookseller Dymocks is currently marketing various editions of Adolf Hitler’s manifesto for the Nazi Party Mein Kampf some of which have commentaries appealing to far-right factions. Read more

Plea for expediting the Leifer extradition hearings

April 2, 2020 by  

Three leading organisations within the Australian Jewish community have sent a joint letter to Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin calling on him to make good his pledge to do whatever he could to expedite the case against Malka Leifer. Read more

Special stipulations to allow Jewish weddings

March 27, 2020 by  

Wentworth Liberal MP Dave Sharma has advised the Sydney Beth Din that wedding ceremonies can be performed during the Coronavirus epidemic under certain conditions to allow a minyan. Read more

Shnatties on their way home

March 24, 2020 by  

El Al flight LY87 is fast approaching Perth carrying 16 Masa students desperate to get home from Israel in these troubling times. Read more

El Al flight heading to Australia

March 23, 2020 by  

An El Al flight will land tomorrow in Perth. Read more

Tie a ribbon to show support for victims of child sexual abuse

March 16, 2020 by  

Over 60 supporters joined sisters Dassi Erlich, Nicole Meter and Elly Sapper outside the gates of the Adass Israel school in Melbourne whose principal Malka Leifer fled Melbourne to Israel in 2008 ahead of being charged with 74 offences of child sexual abuse. Read more

The battle between Jews and Jews

February 23, 2020 by  

Member of the Knesset Elazar Stern is in Sydney to join in the celebrations of property magnate 87th birthday and to spread his message of hope to the Jewish world that generations to come will be proud of being Jewish…and that each individual can find his/her own way of expressing their own pride. Read more

Former Aussie named Honorary President of Israel’s Paralympic Committee

February 14, 2020 by  

Andrew Danos will accompany the Israeli Paralympic delegation in all events and competitions from now until the Tokyo 2020 Games as the newly-named Honorary President of the Paralympic Delegation. Read more

Josh Levi: high praise from high places

February 5, 2020 by  

Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and the Premiers of New South Wales and Victoria have added their tributes to Josh Levi, the CEO of The Australian Jewish News who died on Sunday evening at the age of 36. His wife Lia had presented him with their first child, baby Lara, only two weeks before. Read more

A home devastated by the bushfires

January 3, 2020 by  

On what appeared to be a normal day, Cecily and Roger Parris left their home in Conjola Park in the South Coast of NSW on New Year’s Eve morning to visit the hairdresser in nearby Milton but their return to home was blocked as a ferocious fire had swept through their township destroying their house. Read more

New Year’s Eve as evacuees

December 31, 2019 by  

Martine and Gavin Folden expected their New Year’s Eve to be very busy hosting diners at Betty’s Bar their Kangaroo Valley restaurant but instead, they are camping out 20kms having been evacuated as bushfires threaten their property. Read more

Thank you Australia

December 25, 2019 by  

Israel’s Foreign Minister Israel Katz took to Twitter to respond to a news item published by J-Wire reporting Australia’s echoing the United States’ support for Israel following the International Criminal Court’s decision to investigate Israel for war crimes. Read more

Draw Hitler using a crayon named Auschwitz Ash

December 20, 2019 by  

Australia’s Anti-Defamation Commission has called on major credit card companies and Paypal to block payments for a New York Internet company which sells colouring books and crayons including one colour named “Auschwitz Ash”. Read more

Bushfires’ aftermath – a photo story

November 27, 2019 by  

Fireman Eddie Vaysbakh was temporarily posted to West Kempsey from the Bondi Fire Station and describes the area and tells J-Wire “It looks like a nuclear bomb has gone off”. Read more

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