David Rose appearing in Sydney this week

May 12, 2024 by  

Comedy wunderkind David Rose is armed with a law degree and a philosophy degree, and he’s hellbent on becoming a better man. Read more

RARA needs your help

February 5, 2024 by  

Whether out in the country on a farm or down Balaclava Road in Melbourne, Chabad of RARA is here for you. Read more

Penny Wong visits Yad Vashem

January 18, 2024 by  

Australia’s Foreign Minister Penny Wong visited Yad Vashem in Jerusalem during her short stay in Israel.

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Jan-04 4.55pm SBS World Movies: The Scarlet and the Black

December 14, 2023 by  

Based on the humanitarian works of Irish-born Vatican priest Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, who saved thousands of escaped prisoners of war, Jews and Italian Resistance families in occupied Rome during the World War Two, by hiding them in the church. Read more

Celebrating Israel

December 10, 2023 by  

The Annual Celebrating Israel 2023 was held at Sydney’s Central Synagogue recently and has been produced by Dalia Ayalon Sinclair since 2005. Read more

From Australia’s Jewish Past: Sara Levi – renowned flower and landscape artist

December 5, 2023 by  

Sara Levi was an Australian artist who was born in 1870. She was a flower and landscape painter. Read more

“Free Palestine” under an Israeli flag in Sydney

December 4, 2023 by  

Graffiti featuring the words “Free Palestine” was spray painted on the wall in front of Sydney’s Woollahra Council Chambers last week. Read more

Randwick Council fails to condemn Coogee pro-Palestinian motorcade

December 4, 2023 by  

A motion at last week’s Randwick Council meeting condemning the pro-Palestinian motorcade at Coogee on November 11th was defeated.

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Dec-14 9.30pm SBS-World Movies: The Operative

December 4, 2023 by  

Mossad recruits a woman to become an agent and sends her to Tehran on an undercover mission. Read more

Dec-13 3:50pm SBS World Movies: Into the arms of strangers

December 4, 2023 by  

For nine months prior to World War II, Britain conducted an extraordinary rescue mission, opening its doors to over 10,000 Jewish and other children from Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia. Read more

Dec-12 7.30pm SBS-TV: Who do you think you are? Matt Lucas

December 4, 2023 by  

Matt Lucas had an exceptionally close bond with his late grandmother, who came to the UK in 1939 as a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany. Read more

One Life: J-Wire invites Kindertransport evacuees and their descendants to a special preview

November 28, 2023 by  

J-Wire invites readers and/or their descendants to a special preview of Emile Sherman’s One Life, the story of Nicky Winton’s unforgettable mission to rescue children from Nazi Europe through his Kindertransport. Read more

“The Mascot” – Truth or Fiction? Find out at JIFF’s final 2023 screening

November 24, 2023 by  

A story published in J-Wire in 2013 is also the basis of a new docudrama by award-winning filmmaker, Dan Goldberg. Read more

The initial list

November 24, 2023 by  

Israel has confirmed that it has received an initial list of names of the hostages expected to be released by Hamas. Read more

Shadow Federal Defence Minister Speaks to NSW Jewish community

November 22, 2023 by  

More than 60 people attended a lunchtime speech and question and answer session with Federal Shadow Defence Minister Andrew Hastie today, where he spoke on Australian defence policy and the Israel-Hamas war. Read more

Worldwide Sukkah Directory 

September 29, 2023 by  

A worldwide registry of Sukkahs is now listed online at www.localsukkah.org. Read more

Corneas of Israeli terror victim transplanted to two people

August 15, 2023 by  

The corneas of Israeli terror victim Chen Amir have been transplanted into patients on Sunday, Tel Aviv’s Ichilov Hospital announced yesterday. Read more

Walt meets the Chief Rabbi of Iceland

August 2, 2023 by  

On a study tour of Northern Europe, former NSW Labor frontbencher and former State MP Walt Secord recently met the Jewish community of Iceland’s spiritual leader and Chief Rabbi of Iceland, Rabbi Avraham Feldman, in Reykjavik. Read more

King’s Birthday Honours 2023

June 11, 2023 by  

We are just about to do the math, but this may be a record number of honorees.  Join us in wishing each every one of the a hearty mazel tov!
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Readers letters: Adelaide Writers Week

March 3, 2023 by  

There’s a huge difference between free speech and hate speech, or speech inciting violence. How can the daughter of Holocaust survivors not know this? Read more

2023 Australia Day Awards: The Jewish Recipients

January 25, 2023 by  

We thought the times had changed, but these awards show a regressive streak, with only one woman out of the 24 honourees. And there is no competition between the two major States, with Victoria scoring three times as many gongs as NSW.

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Ehud Yaari: “Dangerous Curve” for Israel ahead, post-election

November 23, 2022 by  

Eminent Israeli journalist Ehud Yaari joined the latest Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) webinar, to discuss “Israel’s Election and the New Netanyahu Government”. Read more

25 years on, the Maccabiah bridge victims remembered

July 12, 2022 by  

Minister for Science, Innovation and Technology Alister Henskens joined Australian ambassador to Israel Paul Griffiths in laying a wreath on Monday to honour the memory of the four Australians killed in the 1997 Maccabiah bridge collapse disaster. Read more

Wollongong City Council awaits the review outcome

March 25, 2022 by  

The Wollongong City Council is awaiting the results of reviews underway to assess the claim that Bronius Sredersas was involved in killing Jews in Lithuania in WWII before making its next move. Read more

2022 Australia Day Awards

January 25, 2022 by  

The 2022 awards see work with climate change being acknowledged and a wife and husband team making the list.

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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

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