Gandel Philanthropy and Victorian Government fund Holocaust education for educators

February 24, 2021 by  

More Victorian government secondary schools will get the support they need to strengthen their teaching about the Holocaust and help stamp out anti-Semitism, thanks to an expanded partnership between the Victorian Government and Gandel Philanthropy. Read more

The ECAJ and the ZFA lodge their submissions to the inquiry into extremist movements and radicalism in Australia.

February 17, 2021 by  

On 23 November 2020, ECAJ co-CEO Peter Wertheim met online with Senator Kristina Keneally at her request to discuss burgeoning right-wing extremist activity in Australia. Read more


January 22, 2021 by  

Together with volunteers from all over the world, the Arolsen Archives in Germany is building the largest digital memorial to the victims of Nazism. Read more

Ancient Greek inscription discovered by chance near Nitzana in the Negev

January 7, 2021 by  

Who was Maria, who died on 9 February some 1400 years ago and whose burial stone has now been discovered in Nitzana National Park? Read more

Cognitive impairment and dementia: Understanding the disease – support for patients and carers

November 9, 2020 by  

Sydney’s Wolper Jewish Hospital’s Wellbeing Program is tackling the topic of Dementia. Read more

Australia’s first ever exhibition to commemorate the life and legacy of Yitzhak Rabin

November 4, 2020 by  

For the first time in Australia an exhibition titled UNITY, will commemorate the life and legacy of the late Israeli Prime Minister and Nobel Prize peacemaker Yitzhak Rabin will be launched tonight at the B’nai B’rith centre in Sydney. Read more

Top Israeli Security Analyst Amidror: Normalisation is transforming Israel’s strategic situation

October 29, 2020 by  

Given the cascade of changes in the Middle East, including increased Turkish aggression and the domino effect of Arab normalisation with Israel, the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) turned to Major General (Ret.) Yaakov Amidror to explain Israel’s changing security and diplomatic environment. Read more

Emanuel School Teacher wins NSW Premier’s Prize for STEM teaching

October 28, 2020 by  

Sydney’s Emanuel School’s Head of Innovation and Digital Technologies (K-6), Sophie Poisel, has been awarded the coveted Premier’s Prize for Innovation in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) Teaching in NSW. Read more

Jerusalem Post’s analyst talks to AIJAC

October 2, 2020 by  

Jerusalem Post senior contributing editor and analyst Herb Keinon began the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council’s (AIJAC’s) latest webinar, on “20 years on from the Second Intifada,” by calling the Intifada a watershed event in Israeli history that has shaped a generation, and will shape the next generation as well. Read more

US presidential elections and the Middle East

September 3, 2020 by  

As both major US political parties officially anointed their presidential candidates, the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council’s latest webinar was about “US presidential elections and the Middle East”, delivered by Clifford May. Read more

American pundit sheds light on Lebanon situation, China Mideast policy at AIJAC Webinar

August 9, 2020 by  

AIJAC’s latest webinar guest Michael Doran, a former senior director in the US National Security Council and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence in the George W Bush administration, shed light on the Hezbollah conduct he says led to the tragic Beirut explosion. Read more

Israeli mentor to Australian desalination plants now on guard against Iranian terror

June 24, 2020 by  

Boys Town Jerusalem graduate Shai Dreizin, CEO of Israel’s Ashkelon desalination plant, has been personally involved over the past years in launching two similar projects in Sydney and on the  Gold Coast. Read more

Amit Ben Ygal

May 17, 2020 by  

The memorial service for Amit Ben Ygal will be zoomed this evening as at 6 pm AEST and not at 7 pm as previously advised. Read more

Australia should leverage its moral authority in international affairs

Australia has the “moral authority” to be a major player on the world stage, which means it can and should do more in its international diplomacy, American Enterprise  Institute Middle East scholar and former Pentagon official Michael Rubin told a webinar hosted by the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council. Read more

Prayers for Amit

Prayers will be said on Sunday night to commemorate the life of Amit Ben Ygal who lost his life earlier this week when he was killed on active duty on the West Bank. Read more

Jillian Segal sends a Pesach message

April 8, 2020 by  

Jillian Segal is the President of The Executive Council of Australian Jewry. She sends a message to the Australian Jewish community for Pesach. Read more

Sydney’s JCA to provide up to $18million to support increased community needs

April 5, 2020 by  

Including the $1 million in emergency financial relief announced last Thursday, JCA will provide up to $18m to ensure that the community has the resources and backing it requires to continue to provide vital services. Read more

Pesach greeting from the Premier of NSW

April 5, 2020 by  

The Premier of New South Wales Gladys Berejiklian has sent a Pesach message.

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Latest report: Australian Jewish community management of COVID-19 pandemic

April 3, 2020 by  

Jewish community organisations and leaders across Australia continue their efforts to manage the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Jewish institutions, families, individuals and, most especially, the elderly and vulnerable.  Read more

Dedicated web site for New Zealand

April 3, 2020 by  

The New Zealand Jewish Community Assistance has been launched to help those in need of support during the current pandemic. Read more

This global health crisis and Passover

April 3, 2020 by  

A special message from Prime Minister Scott Morrison for an out of the ordinary Passover. Read more

Rabbis told to get the Coronavirus message out

March 30, 2020 by  

The Rabbinical Council of Australia and New Zealand, The Rabbinical Council of Victoria and the Rabbinical Council of New South Wales have reinforced the government’s stipulations to minimise infection of the Coronavirus. Read more

Coping with isolation, fear and anxiety in a time of Coronavirus

March 30, 2020 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has released a video in which Clinical Psychologist David Goldman explains how to deal in these difficult days. Read more

Jewish House launches COVID-19 community portal

March 30, 2020 by  

Sydney’s Jewish House has announced the launch of the JH COVID-19 Crisis Portal, a crisis response online portal for community members. Read more


March 30, 2020 by  

Various Jewish organisations in Auckland have teamed up to establish a group named NEW ZEALAND JEWISH COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE (NZJCA). Read more

How to set up a virtual seder

March 30, 2020 by  

For the many families within the Progressive and Masorti movements who will not be able to come together in person for a Passover Seder this year, the only way for families to connect at the Seder table will be via a virtual Seder. Read more

SBS launches website for Coronavirus news in Hebrew and Russian

March 29, 2020 by  

SBS Radio has launched a portal online to broadcast news of the Coronavirus epidemic in a multitude of languages including Hebrew and Russian. Read more

Australian Jewish community management of COVID-19 pandemic

March 27, 2020 by  

National Bulletin #2                                                                                                                                                         27 March 2020 Read more

Your rabbi awaits you

March 27, 2020 by  

The orthodox rabbis in Sydney may not have shules for the immediate future, but they still have congregations and are ready to deal with spiritual needs…they send a message. Read more

COVID-90 special KA guidelines for Pesach 5780 – 2020

March 27, 2020 by  

Rabbinic Administrator of The Kashrut Authority, Rabbi Moshe D. Gutnick, advises the community that due to the urgent situation for so many in relation to the impact of the coronavirus, COVID-19, The Kashrut Authority is issuing a unique set of guidelines to assist with this difficult situation. Read more

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