Prince Philip: Community tributes

April 11, 2021 by  

Leaders of the  Australian and New Zealand Jewish communities have paid tribute to Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh who passed away on Friday at the age of 99. Read more

Malka Leifer in court by video

April 9, 2021 by  

Malka Leifer’s brother watched the Committal Mention at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court this morning from Israel conducted via video link. Read more

Participants from more than 70 countries join March of the Living’s virtual commemorations

April 9, 2021 by  

Participants from across the world joined leaders, dignitaries and Holocaust survivors in March of the Living’s virtual events marking Holocaust Remembrance Day across the Jewish world. This year’s March of the Living paid special tribute to the medical professionals who risked their lives during the Holocaust. Read more

Masa – clear for take-off

April 9, 2021 by  

After months of border closures and uncertainty, the Zionist Federation of Australia and the Israel Programs department have seen the first group of Masa fellows depart from cities around Australia headed, finally, for Israel. Read more

Timor signs up to Save a Child’s Heart

April 9, 2021 by  

East Timor Hearts Fund (ETHF) and Save a Child’s Heart (SACH) in Israel have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to fly children with heart disease from Timor-Leste (East Timor) to Israel for life-saving heart surgery at the Wolfson Medical Centre.

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A symbolic synagogue at Babyn Yar

April 9, 2021 by  

Marking Holocaust Remembrance Day in the Jewish calendar, the very first Jewish prayer space has been opened at Babyn Yar where 33,771 Jewish victims were shot at the ravine in Kiev by the Nazis during just two days, 29 and 30 September 1941 Read more

Mrs Grunfeld – a Sydney institution. 1927-2021

April 8, 2021 by  

Names say so much – she was Esther to her parents and siblings, she became Anyu to all those closest to her here in Sydney and around the world, most especially in Eretz Yisrael – but to all of us – she was the indefatigable Mrs Grunfeld…an institution in our Sydney Jewish community…a eulogy delivered by Rabbi David Freedman.

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AIJAC meets Alex Hawke

April 8, 2021 by  

The Australian Federal Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs,  Alex Hawke hosted representatives of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council at his Sydney office on Yom HaShoah. Read more

Israel chips in $20,000 for flood victims

April 8, 2021 by  

On behalf of the State of Israel, the Embassy of Israel in Australia has donated $20,000 to not-for-profit organisation GIVIT for its Severe Storms and Flooding Appeal. Read more

The Jewish people not born at Auschwitz

April 8, 2021 by  

President Reuven Rivlin spoke at the official ceremony opening Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem saying he has spoken over time with world leaders on behalf of the six million who perished during the Holocaust. Read more

52 MKs requested Rivlin entrust Benjamin Netanyahu with forming a government.

April 6, 2021 by  

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin has entrusted Benjamin Netanyahu to form Israel’s next government and he has 28 days to do so although he can request a further 14 days. Read more

Government leadership first round concluded

April 6, 2021 by  

President Rivlin has concluded his round of consultations ahead of nominating a candidate to form a government. Read more

“Generations Light the Way”:​ Remembering the Six Million

April 6, 2021 by  

The Jewish directive “Remember” is defined by different expressions, including a communal responsibility to actively recall the past. Read more

Our History, Our Future: NIF Australia presents Deborah Lipstadt and Sir Simon Schama

April 5, 2021 by  

In an exclusive virtual event for the New Israel Fund, eminent historians Sir Simon Schama and Deborah Lipstadt will join NIF’s global president and UCLA Jewish History Professor David Myers to discuss how our understanding of history shapes our current reality. Read more

No surprise: Likud recommends Netanyahu to be entrusted with forming a government

April 5, 2021 by  

The Likud party faction came to the consultations at President’s HQ Beit HaNasi today and recommended that Benjamin Netanyahu be entrusted with forming a government. Read more

WIZO honours Ron Weiser

April 2, 2021 by  

Dr Ron Weiser was presented with the inaugural Rose Fekete Community Hero Award at last week’s WIZO NSW AGM. Read more

Yom HaShoah/Yad Vashem and March of the Living

April 2, 2021 by  

Yad Vashem will observe Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes Remembrance Day for two days, starting Wednesday evening, 7 April. Read more

Dolls hanged outside Swedish synagogue during Passover investigated as hate crime

April 1, 2021 by  

Police in Norrkoping, Sweden, are investigating after someone left a hate-filled message and a group of dolls hanging outside a synagogue there on the first day of Passover. Read more

Alex Hawke says Labor abandons two-state solution

April 1, 2021 by  

Australia’s Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs says his thoughts are with Israel’s supporters. Read more

$20 tickets for La Traviata on Sydney Harbour

April 1, 2021 by  

Opera Australia has partnered with The Bourne Foundation to offer year 11 and 12 students $20 tickets to see Verdi’s La Traviata, during its current season at Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. Read more

An ALP government to recognise Palestine as a state

March 31, 2021 by  

The ALP conference has approved an amendment tabled by Shadow Foreign Minister Penny Wong which will see an Australian government headed by Labor recognising a state of Palestine. Read more

Sydney: New CEO for The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies

March 30, 2021 by  

The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer – Darren Bark, currently a Senior Executive with the NSW Government. Read more

Melbourne: A new president for JCCV

March 30, 2021 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria has confirmed Executive member Daniel Aghion as the new JCCV President in a unanimous vote of support at last week’s Executive meeting. Read more

The next stage of the Israeli elections announced

March 30, 2021 by  

President Rivlin will start consultations next Monday with all parties elected to the Knesset and will then continue to talk with candidates recommended by the parties to be entrusted with the task of forming a government. Read more

Pesach greetings from NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian

March 30, 2021 by  

The NSW Premier has sent a Pesach message to the Australian Jewish community. Read more

A Pesach message from Dr Geoff Lee

March 30, 2021 by  

Dr Geoff Lee is the NSW Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education and Minister for Sport, Multiculturalism, Seniors and Veterans. Read more

Wanted: a partner for Jean Kittson

March 30, 2021 by  

Acclaimed producer Adam Liberman and Emanuel Synagogue invite expressions of interest for professional actors to audition for a dramatised reading of the play Two Sisters, to co-star with celebrated actress and comedian Jean Kittson. Read more

A Pesach message from Alex Hawke

March 26, 2021 by  

Alex Hawke is the Australian Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs. Read more

A Pesach message from Scott Morrison..and a video with Josh Frydenberg

March 26, 2021 by  

Passover is an old story –– a timeless story –– that has inspired generations of Jewish people around the world. Read more

Unforgettable Passover memories from prominent figures

March 26, 2021 by  

Passover begins tomorrow night and the National Library of Israel has launched the “Passover Memories” project to share personal memories from a number of prominent figures who celebrated the holiday under “normal” and not-so-normal circumstances. Read more

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