New Chairman for WZO

October 26, 2020 by  

The Zionist Federation of Australia congratulates the newly appointed officials of the World Zionist Organisation, following their elections at the World Zionist Congress last week.  Read more

Working to a dignified Jewish divorce process

October 25, 2020 by  

The Melbourne Beth Din invites confidential Victorian community feedback about its Gittin (Halachic divorce) process through ​Project-Gett Dignity. Read more

Righteous Among the Nations

October 23, 2020 by  

The Israeli Embassy, in conjunction with Yad Vashem (the World Holocaust Remembrance Centre) and the Queensland Jewish Board of Deputies, has awarded the late Jacob and Klaasje van der Haar Righteous Among the Nations, the highest honour the State of Israel can bestow upon non-Jews. Read more

Masa Israel Journey 2021

October 23, 2020 by  

We can all agree that 2020 has been difficult for us all but among young adults we are undoubtedly seeing an increase in unemployment, mental health issues, difficult remote learning for university students and just a general decline in social well-being. Read more

Israel’s president visits a shelter for women victims of domestic violence

October 23, 2020 by  

In light of the recent cases of murdered women, President of Israel Reuven Rivlin visited a Naamat shelter for women victims of domestic violence and a Naamat family centre, accompanied by Minister for Labor, Social Affairs and Social Welfare MK Itzik Shmuely and Chair of Naamat Hagit Pe’er. Read more

The 50th anniversary of the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce attracts a world-wide audience

October 22, 2020 by  

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison opened the virtual Australia-Israel Innovation Summit celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce. Read more

Vic Alhadeff bows out from CEO spot

October 22, 2020 by  

After 16 years of service to the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, CEO Vic Alhadeff has notified the Board of his intention to step down. Read more

Nomination for Geoff

October 22, 2020 by  

Melbourne Maccabi stalwart Associate Professor Geoff Sussman has been nominated for the Senior Australian of the Year. Read more

Help for parents financially impacted by COVID

October 21, 2020 by  

The Moriah Foundation is launching The Moriah Response 2020 – No family left behind campaign to support families whose ability to afford school fee payments has been impacted by COVID-19.   Read more

Catholics and Jews get together

October 21, 2020 by  

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and The Executive Council of Australian Jewry held their 22nd Annual Conversation this week, on the subject of “How Does Our Faith Tradition Speak into the Current Pandemic and How Do We Draw on the Richness of our Respective Traditions”. Read more

NIF Australia to launch TV short course to better understand Israeli society

October 20, 2020 by  

In addition to their successful hard-hitting political digital events, NIF Australia is to launch a five-part TV course to help Australians better connect with the dreams and fears of Israelis. Read more

Let there be light

October 20, 2020 by  

On November 9, 1938, a two-day pogrom began during which the Nazis burned more than 1,400 synagogues and Jewish institutions in Germany and Austria on ‘Kristallnacht’ (The Night of Broken Glass), a critical moment in the chain of events that led to the Holocaust.

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Holocaust education in WA

October 20, 2020 by  

Founder of We are Here, Eli Rabinowitz, recently gave two lectures to student teachers at ECU, Edith Cowan University, at their Mt Lawley campus in Perth.

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$15,000 for Moriah Early Learning Centre

October 19, 2020 by  

State Liberal Member for Vaucluse, Gabrielle Upton has announced that Moriah College Early Learning Centre, Saunders Family Campus will get $15,000 from the NSW Government toward a new play space and play equipment. Read more

Secord reiterates call to NSW to ban swastikas and Nazi flags

October 19, 2020 by  

Documents obtained under freedom of information (FOI) laws reveal that between June 2018 and April 2020, there were at least 31 separate incidents reported to NSW Police where swastikas and Nazi flags were displayed in public places aimed at intimidating and vilifying Jews. Read more

Female politicians agree much work remains in gender equality fight

October 19, 2020 by  

Australian federal Labor shadow minister for education and training Tanya Plibersek agreed with former Meretz chairwoman Zehava Galon that despite both Israel and Australia having had female prime ministers the political glass ceiling remains firmly in place in both countries. Read more

$2.5 million federal government grant to boost Adelaide Holocaust Museum education programs

October 16, 2020 by  

The Adelaide Holocaust Museum and Andrew Steiner Education Centre have welcomed the Australian Government’s contribution of $2.5m to continue developing the existing site, which will open to the public in November. Read more

Israeli spokesperson Mark Regev underscores Israel’s diplomatic potential in AIJAC webinar

October 16, 2020 by  

Peace deals between Israel and the Arab world, Israel’s relations with the UK, the US and the Iranian threat – these were amongst the wide variety of topics discussed by Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s international media spokesman Mark Regev in an online webinar hosted by the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) this week. Read more

Court throws out Parke defamation claim

October 14, 2020 by  

The Federal  Court in Adelaide has dismissed a defamation action by former Federal Labor Member for Fremantle Melissa Parke against the federal MP for Wentworth Dave Sharma. Read more

German government releases further payments to eligible Holocaust survivors

October 14, 2020 by  

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), has announced the results of the organization’s most recent negotiations with the German Government on behalf of Holocaust survivors. Read more

Jewish Care receives funding to help small business embrace inclusivity

October 14, 2020 by  

Jewish Care Victoria’s Employment Centre has received funding from the National Disability Insurance Agency’s Linkages and Capacity Building program to embark on an exciting new project called ‘The Campaign’. Read more

180 years of Australian Jewish papers set to go online

October 14, 2020 by  

A collaborative initiative between the National Library of Australia (NLA), the National Library of Israel (NLI) and the Australian Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) will digitise and open free digital access to 180 years of Australian Jewish newspapers. Read more

Israel Aerospace Industries briefs the president on its activity in fighting the coronavirus pandemic

October 14, 2020 by  

President of Israel Reuven Rivlin has visited Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) in Yehud where he was briefed on its activity in fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

UAE Ambassador says Abraham Accords will fundamentally change the Middle East

October 13, 2020 by  

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Arab Emirates to Australia Abdulla Al Subousi has spoken to an Australia Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) webinar. Read more

Will Beverley be the City of Melbourne’s first Jewish woman councillor?

October 12, 2020 by  

Businesswoman Beverley Honig is running in Melbourne City Council Elections and hopes to be the first Jewish woman elected as a City of Melbourne councillor. Read more

Israel Start-Up Nation cycling team wins historic first-ever Giro d’Italia stage

October 11, 2020 by  

The Israel Start-Up Nation (ISN) cycling team made history today, recording its first-ever stage victory in a Grand Tour race, just five years after the team’s establishment. Read more

Head of the General Delegation of Palestine to Australia visits Jewish centre

October 9, 2020 by  

Izzat Abdulhadi, the head of the General Delegation of Palestine to Australia, has visited the ACT Jewish Community Centre on Friday, at the invitation of community rabbi Elhanan Miller. Read more

Coronavirus on the agenda on prime ministerial phone call

October 9, 2020 by  

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke by telephone with Prime Minister Scott Morrison yesterday. Read more

ABC corrects error in news item naming Tel Aviv as Israel’s capital

October 8, 2020 by  

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) wrote to ABC following a TV news bulletin on October 4 on the 6pm during which the national broadcaster claimed demonstrations in Israel had “been held in the capital, Tel Aviv.” Read more

Budget 20-21: Scott Morrison addresses Australia’s ethnic media

October 8, 2020 by  

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison participated in a webinar with Australia’s ethnic media to discuss the Budget and to address any questions. Read more

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