Tax treaty under negotiation between Australia and Israel

September 19, 2016 by  

Stimulating growth, rather than increasing taxes, is the solution to the budget deficit, said the Federal Treasurer in a public address in Melbourne on Friday. Read more

Fiddler on the Roof: A review by Michelle Coleman

January 14, 2016 by  

The lights went down, the curtain rose, the first strains of the orchestra filled the theatre… and in less than a minute the audience was clapping along enthusiastically. With its catchy tunes by Jerry Bock, witty lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and irresistible characters from Sholem Aleichem’s stories, Fiddler on the Roof spun its magic yet again – just as it did for the first time more than 51 years ago. Read more

L’Elisir d’Amore: an opera review by Michelle Coleman

November 26, 2015 by  

Classic Italian comedy, outback Australia setting: Matthew Barclay’s revival of Simon Phillips’ 2001 production of Donizetti’s popular opera buffa is sure to delight. Read more

A Premier lights the Shammos

December 17, 2014 by  

The Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has lit the Shammos of Melbourne’s Chabad of CBD menorah. Read more

Thessaloniki mayor to visit Melbourne Holocaust centre

November 21, 2014 by  

Mayor Yiannis Boutaris, the mayor of Thessaloniki in Greece, is set to visit Melbourne’s Jewish Holocaust centre on Sunday, November 23. Read more

Don Pasquale…an opera review by Michelle Coleman

November 21, 2014 by  

Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, in the tradition of opera buffa, is a comic masterpiece that is brought to life with wit and charm in Opera Australia’s 2014 Spring season. Read more

Saluting Hitler in Tosca

November 14, 2014 by  

Imagine being Jewish and having to give the Nazi salute in front of hundreds of people. This is the discomfiting challenge faced by Sitiveni Talei in Opera Australia’s 2014 production of Tosca. Read more

Book launch leads to calls for Monash’s posthumous promotion

November 13, 2014 by  

The Remembrance Day launch earlier this week of a new book about Sir John Monash has led to calls for the military commander to be posthumously promoted to the rank of field marshal. Read more

Liberal campaigner resigns over neo-Nazi revelations

November 13, 2014 by  

A Victorian Liberal Party campaigner resigned on Wednesday after it was revealed that he was a former neo-Nazi. Read more

Modern day miracle

March 31, 2014 by  

To see a wheelchair-bound individual stand up and walk independently is an incredible experience, usually possible only in the world of sci-fi entertainment. Read more

Consumer Confidence Critical says Banking Chief

October 3, 2013 by  

Ian Narev, CEO of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), said yesterday that the new government must work to bolster consumer confidence for the Australian economy to flourish. Read more

Premier shares his vision for Victoria

August 15, 2013 by  

Premier of Victoria Dr Dennis Napthine shared his vision for Victoria’s future at an Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC) luncheon in Melbourne. Read more

The shuk comes to Caulfield

July 13, 2013 by  

It’s a highlight those who have travelled to Israel know all too well… The sights, smells, sounds and treasures of “the Shuk”. Be it Jerusalem’s Mahaneh Yehudah or Tel-Aviv’s Carmel markets, it’s an experience so quintessentially Israeli that any trip to the Middle East would be sadly incomplete if one were to return without at least one bargain discovered and haggled over at the shuk. Read more

God’s Neighbours – a film review by Michelle Coleman

May 31, 2013 by  

It was with some trepidation that I sat down to watch Gods Neighbours, an Israeli film by Meni Yaesh about a group of young members of the Breslov Chassidic sect who take it upon themselves to police their neighbourhood and protect it from the scourge of immodestly dressed women, stores that are open on the Sabbath, and purveyors of pornographic material. Read more

MPs Find Trip to Israel “Life-changing”

May 21, 2013 by  

A parliamentary delegation recently returned from Israel has unanimously agreed that the trip was “life changing,” at an event hosted by the Zionist Council of Victoria. Read more

165 Years of Care

February 21, 2013 by  

Victorian Premier and Minister for the Arts Ted Baillieu has formally recognised and congratulated Jewish Care Victoria on its pivotal role in the community. Read more

Green Sunday Melbourne

February 4, 2013 by  

A handful of protesters disseminating pamphlets condemning the Jewish National Fund (JNF) attracted a fair amount of attention but failed to make a significant impact on the organisation’s annual fundraising campaign on Sunday. Read more

Singing to a Jewish Beat

November 29, 2012 by  

Over 1000 adults and super excited kids thronged into Monash University’s Robert Blackwood Hall on Sunday evening to watch Jewish a cappella group the Maccabeats in concert. Read more

Fighting for the Truth

November 17, 2012 by  

“The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the most spoken about conflict globally, not because it’s claiming more lives and not because it’s the most complicated. It’s sexy because it’s a Jewish conflict.” Israeli journalist Ben-Dror Yemini tells Michelle Coleman. Read more

Youth and the Language of Love

November 17, 2012 by  

How do we engage diaspora youth with Israel? This was the question posed by Israeli writer and media commentator David Hazony at the Zionist Federation of Australia’s biennial conference on Sunday…writes Michelle Coleman. Read more

Former Principal Sues Bialik

November 13, 2012 by  

former Bialik College school principal is suing the school for millions over his sacking in August of last year. Read more

All you need is love…

November 11, 2012 by  

Diaspora Jewry needs to change its focus from fear for Israel’s survival to love for all Israel has to offer. This, according to Israeli writer, editor and commentator David Hazony, is the answer to engaging today’s youth. Read more

United Nations – from the Inside

November 1, 2012 by  

Over 800 members of the Melbourne Jewish Community have heard a first-hand account of the challenges Israel faces at the United Nations and how it deals with those challenges. Read more

‘Til we meet again… in 60 years!

October 31, 2012 by  

Love. It’s supposed to last forever, but too often reality makes a liar of this aphorism. Read more

Leaders converge for ZFA Biennial – Federation marking 85th year

October 30, 2012 by  

More than 120 Australian Zionist leaders will deliberate, debate and discuss contemporary Zionist issues and Zionist identity at the ZFA’s 45th Biennial Conference on November 11 in Melbourne. Read more

Israeli commentator to present unique cultural aspects

October 30, 2012 by  

Renowned Israeli commentator David Hazony will visit Australia next month as  the guest of the Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA). Read more

Former JCCV President now heads St Kilda Shule

October 24, 2012 by  

One of Melbourne’s long standing Jewish communal leaders has been elected as President of St Kilda Hebrew Congregation. Read more

Examining Evil

October 18, 2012 by  

What turns ordinary people into mass murderers? How can human beings commit atrocities against their fellow men, women and children?

These are some of the penetrating questions that will be addressed later this month at Melbourne’s Jewish Holocaust Centre (JHC) by a panel comprising renowned Holocaust researcher and former chief of the Australian War Crimes Unit Professor Konrad Kwiet, together with psychiatrists Dr Paul Valent and Dr George Foster. Read more

J-Wire joins BDS protest

October 13, 2012 by  

Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) protesters tried a new tactic at a demonstration in Melbourne’s CBD yesterday. But the new approach failed to make the impact they had hoped for. Michelle Coleman was at the heart of the action. Read more

Tradition! Tradition!

October 11, 2012 by  

The newly appointed Scopus School Captains for the coming year are following in family footsteps. Read more

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