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 anti-Semitism 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

The shame of that flag

January 17, 2020 by  

Following reports of a Nazi flag being flown in a private property in a Victorian country town, Nine Network’s A Current Affair program despatched a crew which filmed the removal of the flag…and that opposite in the property lives an 84-yr-old Holocaust survivor. Read more

Melbourne’s Jews of Pride

January 13, 2020 by  

The biggest ever Jews of Pride contingent will come together at this year’s Midsumma Pride March in Melbourne. Read more

Monsey: ECAJ voices its support and suspect’s family says he is “mentally ill”

December 31, 2019 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has voiced its support to New York Jewish communities as Grafton Thomas’s family claims he is mentally i;; Read more

ECAJ maintains its stand on Litzman

December 30, 2019 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has reacted t0 the appointment of Israel’s Deputy Health Minister Rabbi Yaakov Litzman to Health Minister following the resignation from the portfolio by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday. Read more

The longest challah

November 14, 2019 by  

JNF NSW and Grandma Moses are attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the longest braided loaf of bread, in honour of the Shabbat Project. Read more

OBK supporting the emergency services

November 12, 2019 by  

Rabbi Dr Dovid Slavin has mustered his bakers and cooks at Sydney’s Our Big Kitchen to provide food for those working through the State of Emergency in NSW caused by widespread bushfires. Read more

Touring War Memorial exhibition contains rare Australian war artists works on the Holocaust

October 13, 2019 by  

NSW Shadow Treasurer and NSW Parliamentary Friends of Israel deputy chair Walt Secord is pleased that an Australian War Memorial touring exhibition to rural art galleries contained a number of rare works on the Holocaust including one by an Australian war artist, Alan Moore on the Nazi concentration camp – Bergen-Belsen. Read more

Leifer remains in jail

October 4, 2019 by  

Malka Leifer will have to wait a few days until a Supreme Court judge announces her decision on the appeal by the prosecution against the former Melbourne school principal being granted bail allowing her to leave prison and being placed in house arrest. Read more

An impromtu Rosh Service

October 3, 2019 by  

It was Rosh Hashanah in the Sydney suburb of Randwick and NSW Volunteer of the Year Philip Feinstein was waiting to see his local MP to discuss Burundi refugee…and then came along a rabbi. Read more

The Sea of the Galilee, an Aboriginal soldier and his horse

September 29, 2019 by  

A statue of an Aboriginal soldier and his horse has been unveiled by Australia’s ambassador Chris Cannan on the shore of the Kinneret to honour Australians who lost their lives at the Battle of Tzeach in 1918. Read more

Record turnout for JNF in Sydney

September 12, 2019 by  

Former Head of the Israeli Air Force (IAF) and CEO of EL Al, Major General (Res.) Elyezer Shkedy addressed a record crowd at the JNF Campaign Dinner in Sydney. Read more

Poulton quits Labor

August 21, 2019 by  

Trevor Poulton, a lawyer in the centre of dual citizenship claims against Josh Frydenberg, has resigned from the Australian Labor Party pm the morning of a dispute hearing which the Member for Macnamara, Josh Burns MP had initiated against Mr Poulton. Read more

Ambos join OBK in helping those in need

July 2, 2019 by  

25 ambos headed by the NSW Ambulance Service Commissioner Dominic Murphy cooked and baked for the homeless at Sydney’s Our Big Kitchen and hit the streets to deliver the fruits of their labour. Read more

NSWJBD congratulates new State Labor leader

June 30, 2019 by  

Jodi McKay has been elected Leader of the Opposition in the NSW parliament. Read more

OBK feeds CEO sleepout

June 23, 2019 by  

More than 370 of Sydney’s top business and community leaders have slept outdoors to raise money for people experiencing homelessness…and OBK was there to feed them. Read more

Queen’s Birthday Honours – the Jewish list

June 9, 2019 by  

Two members of the community have received the nation’s highest award, the A.C., and a brother and sister and a mother and her son have been recognised by their country. This year’s recipients of the Queen’s Birthday awards who are either Jewish or proud of their Jewish heritage total 38, the highest number according to our records. Read more

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