Reprieve yet again for The Shtick

July 3, 2020 by  

Jewish interview TV program The Shtick was preparing a life without a broadcaster with its host Melbourne’s Channel 31 facing the axe on June 30…but Henry Greener’s 10-minute segments continue to provide Jewish entertainment as C31 is reprieved for the sixth time. Read more

Challahs for the cops

July 3, 2020 by  

The Australian Jewish Association has delivered a special Shabbat message as an expression of thanks to some of the police who protect our community. Read more

Antisemitism in Australia

July 2, 2020 by  

Research Director for The Executive Council of Australian Jewry Julie Nathan has givev a presentation on antisemitism in Australia at the launch of the report on “Freedom of Religion in Australia: a focus on serious harms”. Read more

Australia states its case

July 1, 2020 by  

The Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne has called for a resumption of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians with a two-pronged request for each party on the day the world awaits Israel’s move on the restoration of sovereignty over Judea and Samaria. Read more

The Orah Fund beats COVID raising over $100,000

June 30, 2020 by  

Every six months, The Orah Fund allocates much-needed money to Australian Jewish charities. Read more

Advice for NSW rabbis

June 30, 2020 by  

Members of the Rabbinical Council of NSW participated in a zoom meeting with Rav Osher Weiss, one of the world’s leading rabbis.

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$76,000 granted to three NSW Jewish organisations

June 30, 2020 by  

Dr Marjorie O’Neill, State Labor Member for Coogee has awarded significant funding to three Jewish organisations in her electorate of Coogee through the State Government Community Building Partnership Program. Read more

Back to the past

June 29, 2020 by  

Sydney’s Jewish Museum will reopen its doors on Wednesday following its COVID shutdown. Read more

Goodonya, Matty!

June 29, 2020 by  

Former national rugby league player and current television sports personality Matthew (Matty) Johns and Board of Deputies CEO Vic Alhadeff met for a cup of coffee today in the aftermath of the photo-shopping of an image of Hitler on television during a recent rugby league match. Read more

Yarzheit for Yoni

June 29, 2020 by  

The Netanyahu family has marked 44 years since Lt.-Col. Yonatan (Yoni) Netanyahu fell [on the 6th of the Hebrew month of Tammuz, i.e. Sunday] while leading the soldiers of the IDF General Staff Reconnaissance Unit during Operation Yonatan to free the hostages in Entebbe, Uganda. Read more

Police seek man to assist them following antisemitic daubing in Melbourne

June 28, 2020 by  

South Melbourne police are investigating after anti-Semitic graffiti was sprayed in Albert Park and Middle Park earlier this month. Read more

Starting tomorrow: Sharing the Jewish story with the YouTube generation

June 28, 2020 by  

YouTube is a jungle of informative, factual content joined by conspiracy theories and hateful screeds, too often railing against Jews and Israel. Read more

The Combat Anti-Semitism Movement’s global campaign

June 28, 2020 by  

With the Coronavirus crisis fueling an increase in anti-Semitism often directed at Israel, the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement (CAM) has launched a global campaign enabling individuals and organizations across the world to highlight Israel’s outstanding contribution towards the international battle against COVID-19. Read more

Dutch railway company grants €5 million to Holocaust memorial centres without consultation

June 28, 2020 by  

The CEO of the state-owned Dutch railway company Nederlandse Spoorwegen has met with representatives of the Dutch Jewish community for the first time – exactly one year after NS’s own commission issued its advisory report calling on NS to “consider, in consultation with the groups concerned, a collective expression of recognition” for the 102,000 Jewish Holocaust victims who perished during or after transport by NS – including 20,000 children. Read more

Racism, Bowraville Murders and truth-telling

June 24, 2020 by  

Sydney filmmakers Dan Goldberg and Adam Kay who produced “Code of Silence” and “Strictly Jewish have turned their attention to the unsolved murders of three Aboriginal children in Bowraville. Read more

Young blood keen to become involved in NSW community

June 24, 2020 by  

Ninety-six members of the NSW Jewish community are vying for 70 positions as Elected Deputies of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies for the next two years with almost a quarter of the nominees are under the age of 30. Read more

Appreciation for five rejections at UNHRC

June 24, 2020 by  

Australian Jewish organisations have voiced their reactions to the country’s voting against five anti-Israel resolutions in the United Nations Human Right Council. Read more

Antisemitism on social media

June 24, 2020 by  

Antisemitism on social media and what to do about it was the focus of the latest webinar from the Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC). Read more

A rat’s tale changes our 
understanding of human evolution

June 24, 2020 by  

Roughly 200,000-year-old fossils from a Carmel Cave in northern Israel indicate that human migration from Africa actually occurred during the Ice Age. Read more

Australia says “Against” to UNHCR resolutions

June 23, 2020 by  

The votes are in for the Forty-third session of the UN Human Rights Council which sat between 24 February and 20 March 2020. Read more

Neo-Nazi website booted out by web host

June 23, 2020 by  

Web host Digital Pacific has removed the website of The National Socialist Network according to Melbourne’s Herald Sun. Read more

Kosher Meals on Wheels in Sydney gets $5,000 grant from state government

June 21, 2020 by  

Sydney’s COA has benefitted from a NSW Government COVID-19 Community Support Grant Program which provides assistance for basic necessities like food, transport and language support for vulnerable people. Read more

Gathering Fragments

June 18, 2020 by  

The Farkas Sisters, Ruth Geva and Leorah Kroyanker grew up in Jerusalem and witnessed some of the most pivotal moments in the history of the city and of Israel as a young nation. Read more

AFL rabbi

June 18, 2020 by  

Earlier this year Rabbi Gabi Kaltmann was selected to be an AFL multicultural community ambassador and as part of this role, he works with other community and faith leaders to strengthen community cohesion and togetherness through the AFL. Read more

A cuddly robot to reduce pain

June 17, 2020 by  

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers found that a one-time, short session with a seal-like furry robot called PARO reduced pain, increased happiness and reduced oxytocin levels.

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B&H says thank you

June 17, 2020 by  

B&H is a huge world famous photographic/video/audio store in Manhattan run by ultra-orthodox Jews. Not only do they close on Shabbat and Yom Tovim, but they also suspend their website which sells its wares around the world. Read more

An unwelcome sight in Maroubra

June 17, 2020 by  

A Jewish mother strolling with her newly-born baby in the centre of the Sydney suburb of Maroubra was shocked by the sight of a woman sitting on a bench sporting a swastika painted on her face. Read more

A Menorah for the PM

June 15, 2020 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry co-CEO Peter Wertheim travelled to Canberra today to present a Menorah to Prime Minister Scott Morrison as a gesture of support for him and the Government in leading Australia through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read more

Dr Ruth shares her Holocaust and Haganah experiences on Zoom

June 14, 2020 by  

World-renowned sex therapist and cultural icon Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer joined a webinar with the U.S. Friends of the Israel Defense Forces.

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David Harris talk to AIJAC

June 14, 2020 by  

The guest speaker at the latest webinar by the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) was David Harris, who has been the Executive Director of AIJAC’s US partner, leading US Jewish organisation the American Jewish Committee (AJC), since 1990. During the webinar, titled, “A conversation on defending Israel and fighting racism”, Harris emphasised that “antisemitism is antisemitism is antisemitism, and those who want to weaponise it for particular political purposes are not doing the struggle any benefit.” Read more

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