Henry Greener talks with Rabbi Eli Feldman on outsmarting antisemitism

November 7, 2021 by  

Rabbi Eli Feldman Zooms in from Newtown Shul in Sydney to tell Henry Greener about the four-week course he is running entitled “Outsmarting Antisemitism”, outlining how best to respond to the many and various racial slurs, physical attacks and social media comments, whereby Jews experience more hate crimes than any other groups. Read more

The impact of Mandelbaum House

October 29, 2021 by  

This year Mandelbaum House, the Jewish residential college at Sydney University celebrates its 25th birthday. Read more

A MASA get-together

October 22, 2021 by  

Thousands of Masa Israel Journey Fellows, alumni, partners and community members came together at Hayarkon Park in Israel to celebrate the start of Masa Israel Journey’s 2021-22 programming year and Masa’s 18th year anniversary of transformative work. Read more

BBYO: up and coming youth organisation

August 18, 2021 by  

As a new youth organization, only recently restarting in Sydney, BBYO NSW is moving in the right direction and becoming an “up and coming” youth organisation in Sydney. Read more

UIA announces winners of the 2021 Masada College Roots Project

July 30, 2021 by  

UIA has announced the Masada College winners of its 2021 Roots Project. Read more

 “Israel Go”, a funding initiative providing financial support for Gap Year Programs in Israel

July 29, 2021 by  

The Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) has launched a new two-year pilot program– Israel Go – which provides financial support for young adults to participate in gap year Israel programs in 2022 and 2023. Read more

Aussie madrichim in the Arava

July 19, 2021 by  

Four Melbourne students have used their gap year in Israel to become madrichim to lead programs in the Arava. Read more

Masa – clear for take-off

April 9, 2021 by  

After months of border closures and uncertainty, the Zionist Federation of Australia and the Israel Programs department have seen the first group of Masa fellows depart from cities around Australia headed, finally, for Israel. Read more

A weekend retreat for Diller Teen Fellows

March 16, 2021 by  

Recently, Diller Teen Fellows Melbourne held its second Shabbaton (weekend retreat) for Cohort 6, with a program aimed at developing self-management skills among the teens. Read more

Two Australian Jewish day school choirs make international debut

February 28, 2021 by  

Sydney’s  Kesser Torah College and Mt Sinai College school choirs made an international singing debut in last week’s first Boys Town Jerusalem (BTJ) International Virtual Choral Festival. Read more

Melbourne’s Chabad Youth beats COVID

February 12, 2021 by  

Despite COVID, Melbourne Chabad Youth managed to run over 20 camps this summer. Read more

AUJS nets three world awards

January 4, 2021 by  

The Australasian Union of Jewish Students has won awards in three categories at the World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) Congress for 2020, in individual and group categories. Read more

Sydney HSC results

December 21, 2020 by  

Despite a tumultuous and challenging year, Emanuel School’s Year 12 students’ focus and determination have converged to deliver outstanding results. Read more

MASA Israel hosts global Chanukah event online

December 16, 2020 by  

Masa Israel Journey fellows, alumni and community members from around the world came together to celebrate Masa’s Global Chanukah Event. Read more

2020 Cohort graduates from UIA Philanthropy Fellowship

December 15, 2020 by  

UIA NSW has concluded its inaugural Philanthropy Fellowship with the Australian Jewish Funders recently with an inspiring ‘Night of Giving’. Read more

Thousands celebrate Chanukah at the Zoo

December 15, 2020 by  

Sydney community organisations Jewish House and JNF NSW united to host around 2,000 families and individuals at a family day out at Taronga Zoo. Read more

Witnessing Holocaust History: From Generation To Generation

December 9, 2020 by  

The American Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Centre, the U.K.-based World ORT, and the Perth-based WE ARE HERE! Foundation have partnered this year to provide an international experience of Holocaust education and remembrance to students around the world. Read more

Youth Movement Summer Camps are on…subsidies available!

December 9, 2020 by  

The Australian Zionist Youth Council has announced summer camps will be going ahead. Read more

Maccabi Junior Carnival heading for Melbourne

November 23, 2020 by  

Over the last thirty-five years, Maccabi Junior Carnivals have grown to become an integral part of the Jewish sporting calendar. Read more

The new wave of Diller Teen Fellows

November 15, 2020 by  

The latest cohort of the ZFA Diller Teen Fellows has hit the ground running. Read more

Masa Israel Journey 2021

October 23, 2020 by  

We can all agree that 2020 has been difficult for us all but among young adults we are undoubtedly seeing an increase in unemployment, mental health issues, difficult remote learning for university students and just a general decline in social well-being. Read more

A virtual protest against funding fossil fuels

October 21, 2020 by  

Students from Sydney’s Emanuel School participated in a virtual protest against the funding of fossil fuels to stimulate the Australian economy in COVID recovery efforts. Read more

Emanuel School students cycle for a cure

September 24, 2020 by  

Twelve students at Sydney’s Emanuel School rode a combined total of 422km to raise money for The Children’s Cancer Institute. Read more


September 15, 2020 by  

Sydney’s Maccabi Social Mixed Netball was a sea of yellow on Monday night when over 150 young Jews came together to raise in excess of $400 for charity as the competition took the chance to ask all players “R U OK?”. Read more

Henry Greener talks with Sam Gross

Personal Trainer Sam Gross set up her Melbourne Flex Training Studio in 2015 at the age of 19. Read more

Winners of UIA “My Israel Video” Competition

August 7, 2020 by  

UIA has announced the winners of its 2020 My Israel video competition. Read more

Learning about Israel

August 5, 2020 by  

Israel-based Unpacked for Educators has launched the first of its kind, international, inter-denominational program comprising fifty schools from seven countries across the world including Australia. Read more

Zooming in to a graduation

August 5, 2020 by  

The members of Melbourne’s Diller Teen Fellows leadership program officially graduated from the program through Zoom. Read more

Masa journey fair online

The Israel Programs office at the Zionist Federation of Australia hosts an annual Masa Israel Journey fair to showcase the various Israel programs on offer for young adults ranging from school leavers looking for gap year experiences to young professionals (up to the age of 30) wanting to intern, volunteer, teach or study in Israel. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the event is now going virtual. Read more

UIA ‘My Israel’ School Video Competition Goes Federal in 2020

June 3, 2020 by  

UIA’s video competition, ‘My Israel’ is returning for a second year in Jewish Day schools Melbourne and Perth and Sydney. Read more

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