The Pittsburgh Massacre: No Answers, Just Choices

October 29, 2018 by  

Pittsburgh was my home for two years. Although, it was very different from anything I’ve ever experienced in Moscow − from architecture, food, weather, lifestyle to the stubborn foreign language − one thing that stood out was its people…writes Sarah Bendetsky. Read more

Melbourne’s Spot On Café expands

August 23, 2018 by  

For several years it has been a culinary adventure for young restaurateur Izzy Abrahams. Read more

Victory Day at Montefiore: a day of unity

May 17, 2018 by  

Just as the Anzac Day is one of Australia’s most important commemorations, so too, the 9 May Victory Day* captures a special place in the hearts of Russian-speaking veterans and community members. Read more

Zionism Victoria names its New Executive Director

April 24, 2017 by  

Zionism Victoria is delighted to announce the appointment of Jean Katzen as its new Executive Director. Read more

Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’Atzmaut 2017: Remembering Our Heroes and Celebrating Israel

April 6, 2017 by  

Zionism Victoria, in partnership with UIA have announced this year’s Yom Ha’Atzmaut celebration and Yom Hazikaron commemoration. Read more

A New Home for Sir John Monash Exhibition in the Heart of Caulfield

December 15, 2016 by  

Comprising of striking photographs and thematic panels, the Shrine of Remembrance’s Sir John Monash exhibition has successfully toured around Victoria for many years. Read more

Jerusalem Prize awarded to Victorian MPs

November 21, 2016 by  

The highly prestigious Jerusalem Prize has been awarded to MPs David Southwick and Marsha Thomson co-conveners of the Victorian Parliamentary Friends of Israel. Read more

Jane Rapke to Leave Zionism Victoria

November 10, 2016 by  

After five and a half years in the role, Jane Rapke has decided to step down as Executive Director for Zionism Victoria at the end of this year. Read more

Hundreds gather in Melbourne to remember Shimon Peres

October 31, 2016 by  

Israel’s ambassador to Australia  Shmuel ben Shmuel joined over 300 people gathered at Melbourne’s Beth Weizmann Community Centre last week to remember the life and legacy of the late Shimon Peres . Read more

Zionism Victoria’s 78th Annual Assembly

October 19, 2016 by  

Zionism Victoria will hold its 78th Annual Assembly on 15 November 2016 at Melbourne’s Beth Weizmann Community Centre. Read more

A new Israel learning experience

September 23, 2016 by  

Israel Uncovered, a dynamic seminar run by Zionism Victoria at Beth Weizmann Community Centre has been an engaging learning experience for many. Read more

Giving Blood to Save Lives at Beth Weizmann

September 6, 2016 by  

An urgent blood testing held recently at Beth Weizmann Community Centre to help find donors for four Jewish leukaemia patients including a baby in critical need of non-relative blood stem cell matches. Read more

Fascinating Insights on Modern Israel Discussed at Zionism Victoria’s Book Launch and Panel

August 24, 2016 by  

Zionism Victoria have hosted the Australian launch of Rabbi Dov Lipman’s book, An ‘American’ MK, Behind the Scenes in the 19th Knesset, followed by an engaging panel on modern Israel. Read more

United to Support Israel in Australia and Overseas

August 23, 2016 by  

Zionism Victoria has hosted an international and national delegation of members of Christians for Israel (C4I) for an inaugural meeting with the leaders of the Victorian Zionist and Jewish community. Read more

Keeping Warm with Soup & Chat While Supporting Others

August 16, 2016 by  

What is the best way to make your winter Tuesdays more enjoyable? The answer is having a cup of hearty soup with a friend or two at the Melbourne Lamm Library! Read more

A Russian Rosh Hashanah

September 22, 2015 by  

Over 170 people gathered at Subbotnik’s Pre-Rosh Hashana Funday at Russian Sunday School Lider in Melbourne’s Caulfield North. Read more

Tradition engraved in their souls

August 5, 2015 by  

About 60 Russian-speaking members of Melbourne’s Jewish community have gathered for a Challah, Falafel, Music and Wine Night in Moorabbin. Read more

A Russian Shabbat

April 27, 2015 by  

Over 75 people have participated in the very first communal Shabbat Dinner for Russian-speaking Jews in Melbourne called Subbotnik*. Read more

New Kosher Café in Melbourne

April 20, 2015 by  

Spot On,  A new kosher café in Melbourne, has opened its doors to over 600 customers with the help of Jewish Care’s Jump Start Interest Free Loans Program. Read more

The One Day…writes Sarah Bendetsky

April 13, 2015 by  

How often do we find ourselves complaining about trivial matters in our lives?

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First Limmud aimed at the Russian community

February 11, 2015 by  

The international Jewish organisation Limmud FSU (Former Soviet Union) is planning its first festival in Australia next month.  Read more

Second chance denied. A tribute to Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaer and Naftali Fraenkel…from Sarah Bendetsky

July 4, 2014 by  

My 7-year-old son really wanted that clay car. His eyes sparkled with joy as he couldn’t stop talking about the colours he would paint it with. No wonder that he opened the package way before we got home. Read more

Barmitzvah spans generations

June 16, 2014 by  

A Bar Mitzvah has taken place at Melbourne’s Montefiore Homes Community Residence..for only the second time in 166 years. Read more