Diplomacy: a theatre review by Hila Tsor

July 3, 2019 by  

After its first sold-out session the political thriller, ’Diplomacy’, is back for an encore at Sydney’s Ensemble Theatre. Read more

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic

June 26, 2019 by  

A theatre review by Hila Tsor. Read more

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in concert: a music/film review by Hila Tsor

April 25, 2019 by  

I have to admit that I’m a bit of a Harry Potter nerd. At the beginning of the year I reread all the books and got sucked into a world of wonder, friendship and adventure again. Read more


April 15, 2019 by  

Zachor means “Remember.” This year, like every year, under the theme of ‘Memorials and Memories’, the NSW community will be remembering and commemorating the Holocaust.  Read more

Peter Pan Goes Wrong: a theatre review by Hila Tsor

February 22, 2019 by  

The title of the play ‘Peter Pan Goes Wrong’ is quite self-explanatory, revealing the main premise of the play. ‘Gone Wrong’ theatre productions are not uncommon but are always full of mischief and mayhem, this being no exception. Read more

CAPHARNAÜM: a movie review by Hila Tsor

December 12, 2018 by  

CAPHARNAÜM was a genuine masterpiece, a story that will stick with you months later.  Read more

Kristallnacht – 80 years on

November 9, 2018 by  

Last night the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht commemoration took place at Sydney’s the Great Synagogue, organized by the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies. Read more

AUJS to increase the widespread community’s awareness of its Sephardi and Mizrahi members

September 27, 2018 by  

The Yallah committee, a committee comprised of young adults from Sephardi and Mizrahi heritage as part of a NSW Jewish Board of Deputies initiative, passed a motion including the recognition of the marginalisation of the Sephardi and Mizrahi population of Australian/New Zealand Jewry. Read more

Ehud Barak addresses JNF dinner

September 5, 2018 by  

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak was keynote speaker at JNF’s Annual Dinner in NSW…a celebration of Israel’s 70th birthday. Read more

Youth PoWR – Unity in Diversity

August 23, 2018 by  

Youth PoWR – or ‘Parliament of the World’s Religions’ was hosted last Sunday at the SGI Centre in Sydney. Youth PoWR is a project of the Columban Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations and serves as the largest youth interfaith event in Sydney. This year’s theme was ‘Harmony for Humanity – Unity in Diversity’.     Read more

Yallah’ Young Adult Event

August 17, 2018 by  

Last year I was asked to give the closing address at the 30thof November event which is the annual commemoration of the plight of the Jewish Refugees from Arab lands and Iran, hosted by the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies…writes Hila Tsor. Read more

Crazy Rich Asians: a movie by Hila Tsor

August 9, 2018 by  

Highly entertaining and colourful, Crazy Rich Asiansis an Asian-American romantic comedy which follows Rachel (Constance Wu), a smart and beautiful NYU economics professor who accompanies her boyfriend to Singapore for his best friend’s wedding, and discovers that her boyfriend comes from an extremely wealthy family… Read more

The Man in the Attic: a theatre review by Hila Tsor

July 11, 2018 by  

Emotive and powerful, written by Timothy Daly, directed by Moria Blumenthal and produced by Shalom and Moria Blumenthal Productions, The Man in the Attic presents a deep piece to the Sydney audience. Read more

Dassi Erlich tells her story

June 27, 2018 by  

JNFNSW, in collaboration of the Jewish House and The Australian Jewish News, raised awareness for victims of child sexual abuse and support for the Association of Rape Crisis Centres in Israel.  Read more

Foxtrot: a movie review by Hila Tsor

June 12, 2018 by  

I’ve never had a movie make me feel in that same way Foxtrot had. I begun crying 10 minutes into the film, and my tears kept rolling right through till the end. Read more

August: Osage County – a theatre review by Hila Tsor

June 11, 2018 by  

Love vs solitude lays at the heart of August: Osage County. Read more

South African Jewish history on show

May 8, 2018 by  

B’nai B’rith NSW has opened the ‘Goldene Medina’ exhibition at the B’nai B’rith centre celebrating 175 years of Jewish life in South Africa. Read more

Down deep with Alpha Cheng

May 6, 2018 by  

In 2015, a 15-year-old boy shot and killed Alpha Cheng’s father, changing his life forever. Read more

NAJEX Anzac Day in Sydney

April 30, 2018 by  

The NSW Association of Jewish Service and Ex-Service Men and Women (NAJEX) hosted the communal wreath laying and Anzac Day service at the Sydney Jewish museum. Read more

I Feel Pretty: a movie review by Hila Tsor

April 19, 2018 by  

We’ve all had it drilled into us that beauty is within, and that you should be confident in your own skin. These cliches lay at the heart of the romantic comedy film ‘I Feel Pretty’ directed by Abbey Kohn and Marc Silverstein. Read more

The Other Side of Hope: a movie review by Hila Tsor

March 26, 2018 by  

For years we’ve been hearing about the conflict in Syria on the news. Read more

UIA NSW Women’s Gala event

March 13, 2018 by  

The United Israel Appeal (UIA) hosted their annual Women’s Division Gala Event in order to commemorate Israel’s 70th birthday as part of their 2018 campaign. Read more

Israel’s food rescuer to spearhead Vic JNF Blue Box campaign

March 12, 2018 by  

J-Wire talks to Joseph Gitler, founder of Leket Israel, Israel’s largest food rescue organisation. Gitler is coming to Melbourne for the Jewish National Fund (JNF) Pesach Blue Box Campaign as JNF will be partnering with Leket Israel. Read more

Another year, another term and the antisemitism still raises its ugly head

March 9, 2018 by  

Despite most universities only resuming semester one this week there has already been alarming reports of antisemitism and discrimination at the University of Melbourne’s Parkville Campus and La Trobe University’s Bendigo campus. Read more

Local Woman of the Year

March 6, 2018 by  

Laya Slavin, co-founder of Our Big Kitchen (OBK), has been selected as ‘Vaucluse Local Woman of the Year’ by the NSW Parliament. Read more

AUJS celebrates Purim

March 4, 2018 by  

Hundreds of Jewish young adults attended the NSW Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS) Purim party celebration at El Topo Basement, in the heart of Bondi Junction in Sydney. Read more

Top Israeli journalist to address UIA events across the country

February 28, 2018 by  

J-Wire talks to Israeli television and print journalist Alon Ben-David, the keynote speaker at  United Israel Appeal (UIA) events in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Read more

Dershowitz’s lesson for Sydney UIA

February 26, 2018 by  

NSW United Israel Appeal has hosted two separate evening functions in celebration of Israel’s 70th anniversary featuring  keynote and international guest speaker Alan Dershowitz. Read more

Foley tells NSWJBD plenum of Labor’s plans to change 20D

February 22, 2018 by  

The first plenum for The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies  for 2018 welcomed NSW Opposition leader Luke Foley and 24 newly-elected deputies under the age of 30. Read more

Young Adult Purim

February 20, 2018 by  

Purim is right around the corner – meaning costumes, hamentashen and celebration. Read more

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