Our Jewish Australian Olympians

July 22, 2021 by  

Jessica Fox, Gemima Montag and Steven Solomon will compete in the Tokyo Olympics with the Opening Ceremony scheduled for tomorrow. Read more

Queen’s Birthday Honours – the Jewish list for 2021

June 14, 2021 by  

Members of the Australian Jewish community have received Queen’s Birthday awards in the fields of philanthropy, medicine, communal involvement and arts. One awardee has been recognised for aiding refugees and joins another one for helping the reduction of smokers. J-Wire wishes them all Mazeltov. Read more

Melissa Parke withdraws defamation case against AIJAC in settlement

April 14, 2021 by  

Former ALP candidate and MP Melissa Parke has withdrawn her defamation case against Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council Executive Director Dr. Colin Rubenstein in a settlement in which Rubenstein issued a statement expressing “regret” that his comments caused Parke “distress.”

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Noel adds his help once again

April 2, 2021 by  

Noel Kessel was part of the Rural Fire Services Northern Beaches Strike Team sent to Pitt Town an hour northwest of Sydney in the Hawkesbury area to help those seriously affected by the recent floods. Read more

Secord: Nazi graffiti attack in Sydney’s north

March 30, 2021 by  

NSW Parliamentary Friends of Israel deputy chair and Shadow Treasurer Walt Secord has labelled a Nazi graffiti attack in Sydney’s north – as a “crude, planned and deliberate” act of hatred. Read more

The Orah Fund generates a further $350,000 for charity

February 1, 2021 by  

In the second half of 2020, the ORAH Fund generated an 18% investment return for investors, as well as $350,000 of donations to Jewish-related charities in Australia and around the world. Read more

2500 log on to virtual International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemoration

January 28, 2021 by  

Five Holocaust institutions across Australia have participated in an online commemoration of the International Holocaust Day marking the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps. Read more

2021 Australia Day Awards

January 25, 2021 by  

For the first time since the modern-day awards were inaugurated in 1975, a rabbi has received the nation’s highest award, the AC.  J-Wire extends congratulations to all members of the Jewish community who have been honoured by their country…including a brother and sister. This year, Victoria honourees are double their NSW counterparts. There is one honour each for WA and the NT.

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Australia Day: We are publishing the Jewish list at 10pm this evening

January 25, 2021 by  

J-Wire will publish the 2021 Australia Day Honours Jewish list at 10pm this evening. Read more

…and on from Walt Secord

December 9, 2020 by  

Once again, I am delighted to wish all my friends and family in the NSW Jewish community a Happy Chanukah. Read more

Jewish cemetery for Byron Bay Shire

October 22, 2020 by  

A new Byron Shire Jewish cemetery section will be consecrated next month within the Clunes Cemetery 10 minutes west of Bangalow. Read more

L’Shana Tova

September 18, 2020 by  

J-Wire wishes all its readers a sweet year to come. Read more

Governor George

July 31, 2020 by  

During Hakoah’s AGM, president Steven Lowy announced that long-term board member and currently the vice-president of the club George Farkas has been appointed a Governor of The Hakoah Club. Read more

$30 worth of hate: “Hitler should have gassed you Jewish scum”

July 29, 2020 by  

A Sydney rabbi received a torrent of antisemitic messages attempting to conclude a deal on Facebook marketplace. Read more

COVID did not stop Aussies from visiting the Arava

July 28, 2020 by  

Against all odds and in collaboration with the Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA), the Arava Australia Partnership (AAP) four madrichim were recruited for the Arava Summer camp in Israel this month. Read more

Swinburne for the white man

July 7, 2020 by  

A neo-Nazi group has entered a Melbourne university without the institution’s permission and posed for a photograph making the Nazi salute. Read more

Principal’s blog premature according to the NSWJBD

July 3, 2020 by  

The principal of Sydney’s largest day school has penned an article in Moriah College’s blog supporting Israel’s sovereignty over Judea and Samaria inviting criticism by The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies. Read more

A tweet to say goodbye

July 2, 2020 by  

After 35 years at the Israeli Foreign Ministry, six of them in Canberra as ambassador, Yuval Rotem is hanging up his diplomatic plates. Read more

Israeli peace activist calls “annexation” “apartheid” on webinar

June 23, 2020 by  

Encouraging viewers to rethink both the historical and current circumstances in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, renowned Israeli author and peace activist AB Yehoshua called annexation “apartheid” and stressed the importance of Israel extracting this “cancer” from its society. Read more

Queen’s Birthday Honours – the Jewish list for 2020

June 7, 2020 by  

Members of the Australian Jewish community have received Queen’s Birthday awards for their participation in the fields of the arts, philanthropy, medicine, sport and Holocaust education. Read more

An ANZAC Shabbat

April 24, 2020 by  

Rabbi Gabi Kaltmann from Melbourne ‘s The Ark Centre asks the Jewish community to think of those who gave their lives for Australia and New Zealand. Read more

Rabbinical leadership in dispute

April 7, 2020 by  

The ownership of RCANZ, the Rabbinical Council of Australia and New Zealand, has changed its ownership with child sexual abuse advocate Manny Waks becoming its president following the deregistration of the name. Read more

NSW: all shules almost certainly to be closed

March 18, 2020 by  

The Sydney Beth Din has recommended that all “minyanim in all synagogues be suspended from now until further notice” but Melbourne it will be case by case. Read more

It’s official! JNF Australia and Grandma Moses are in the Guiness Book of Records

March 18, 2020 by  

JNF NSW Executive Director Gabbie Budai has received confirmation that JNF Australia and Grandma Moses are officially the Guinness World Record holders for the longest braided loaf of bread. Read more

Antisemitic man charged with terrorism offences

March 16, 2020 by  

A known antisemitic man in southern NSW has been charged with terrorism offences. Read more

Governments advertising was supporting the hosting of terrorist manifesto

March 15, 2020 by  

The Online Hate Prevention Institute (OHPI) has put an end to advertising from the State Governments in NSW, Victoria and South Australia appeared alongside an antisemitic terrorist manifesto. Read more

Bipartisan parliamentary support for J-Air’s FM licence

March 4, 2020 by  

Melbourne-based Jewish radio station J-AIR has won bipartisan support in federal parliament in its fight against antisemitism through its bid for a dedicated and more powerful community-wide FM licence. Read more

Rivlin arrives in Australia

February 21, 2020 by  

Touchdown! Wonderful to have Reuven Ruvi Rivlin – ראובן רובי ריבלין in Australia. Looking forward to a busy State Visit, strengthening ties with Australia and the Australian people….a message on the Israeli Embassy’s Facebook page. Read more

Israel election: first vote cast

February 19, 2020 by  

Ambassador Dr Itzhak Gerberg in New Zealand has cast the first vote in the world at the embassy in Wellington ahead of Israel’s March 2 election.

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Idan Raichel to Tune Up UIA’s 2020 Centenary Celebrations

January 27, 2020 by  

UIA has announced that one of the most well-known and much-loved Israeli artists, Idan Raichel will entertain supporters at its 2020 Gala events in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth in February, as UIA celebrates 100 years of supporting the People of Israel. Read more

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