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

COVID-19: A video message from Lesli Berger

March 26, 2020 by  

Lesli Berger is the president of The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies and he has recorded a message to the NSW Jewish community…but his words are true to all. Read more

El Al lands in Perth

March 24, 2020 by  

It may a long time before another El Al plane lands in Australia although a test service was due next month from Tel Aviv to Melbourne. Read more

A message to the Australian Jewish community

March 24, 2020 by  

Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) President Jillian Segal speaks to the Australian Jewish community about the measures we all need to take in this time of pandemic. Read more

Coronavirus update for Victorian readers

March 24, 2020 by  

Information for Victorian Jewish Communal Leaders on Coronavirus (COVID-19) published by JCCV. Read more

The Victorian Jewish Community COVID-19 Taskforce

March 17, 2020 by  

The Victorian Jewish community has set up a COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Taskforce to assist communal organisations in navigating the nuances of maintaining a Jewish way of life during this pandemic. Read more

AIJAC reacts to arrest of man on terrorism charges

March 16, 2020 by  

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has welcomed the news of the arrest of a man plotting a terrorist attack in NSW. Read more

Meeting with the President of the Republic of Cyprus

February 16, 2020 by  

Representatives of the Australian Jewish and Hellenic communities have met with the President of the Parliament of the Republic of Cyprus Demetris Syllouris. Read more

New Zealanders to commemorate IHRD

January 26, 2020 by  

New Zealanders will gather around the country tomorrow to remember the Holocaust with the sad new realisation that New Zealand isn’t immune to racial hatred and violence, the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand says. Read more

Community welcomes Leifer decision

January 10, 2020 by  

Major community organisations have welcomed media reports that a psychiatrist panel has Malka Leifer found her fit to face an extradition trial. Read more

“The reputations of the Israeli justice system and the executive arm of government have been sullied”

January 1, 2020 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has written to Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu appealing to him to reconsider the appointment of Rabbi Yaakov Litzman as Minister of Health who is under investigation for blocking the extradition of alleged child sexual abuser Malka Leifer. Read more

West Bank: ZFA adds its voice

November 20, 2019 by  

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated on 18 November that “the establishment of Israeli civilian settlements in the West Bank is not, per se, inconsistent with international law”. Read more

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