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

A letter from Israel

May 5, 2020 by  

My name is Ashleigh Harris and this is my first semester on the Aardvark Israel gap year program.  I am 18 years old from Melbourne. Read more

Home schooling Emanuel style

March 24, 2020 by  

Sydney’s Emanuel School has joined other Jewish dayschools across the country in continuing educating their students at home. Read more

Budding batsman selected for national side

March 4, 2020 by  

Jonah Trope, a Year 10 Emanuel School student, has been picked for Australia’s National Under 16s Male Cricket Team. Read more

UJEB BBYO Leaders Elected College Captains for 2020 at Glen Eira College (GEC)

February 23, 2020 by  

Noah Loven and Chloe Guss, who are both in year 12 at Glen Eira College, have just been elected College Captains for 2020. Both are leaders in UJEB’s BBYO (B’nai B’rith Youth Organisation) group in Melbourne. Read more

AZYC opening seminar in Israel

February 6, 2020 by  

Over 80 young Jewish Australians have departed Melbourne and Sydney to spend a year in Israel on various Australasian Zionist Youth Council (AZYC) gap year programs. Read more

Maccabi Junior Carnival -a resounding success

January 29, 2020 by  

Maccabi Junior Carnival 2020 in Perth was an unbelievable week of sport, fun active social events and more sport. Read more

Diller feeds our community with C-Care

December 18, 2019 by  

The lead up to Chanukah offers us a chance to think about how we spread light in the world and what our impact is. The Diller Teen Fellows, which is a part of the Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA), created a spirit of volunteering and goodwill in our community, finding purpose through the art of giving. Read more

Second Carmel graduate awarded prestigious Curtin Scholarship

December 5, 2019 by  

Perth Carmel School graduate Judd Behr will commence a double degree in Law and Psychology at Curtin University next year, after having won a prestigious John Curtin Undergraduate Scholarship. Read more

The Quiz that stopped the Federation

November 15, 2019 by  

Melbournians may have had their eyes on the “race that stops the nation” in Melbourne, but in Sydney, our eyes were on the annual national Bible Quiz, which took place on Tuesday 5 November 2019 and was a fantastic display of the commitment of the contestants to their learning and to the Tanach. Read more

Habonim Dror reach out to smaller communities

November 8, 2019 by  

Ken HaShemesh HaOlah (KSO) is Habonim Dror Australia’s groundbreaking new outreach program, providing socialist-Zionist and progressive education for Jewish youths regardless of where they may live in Australia. Read more

Paul Seideman Annual Composition Prize: 2019 winners announced

September 6, 2019 by  

Three young writers have been honoured for their moving and thoughtful compositions on the Holocaust, in the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand’s annual Paul Seideman Composition Prize for 2019. Read more

Moriah gets a special visit

September 4, 2019 by  

The Engagement & Intervention Unit of the NSW Police Counter Terrorism & Special Tactics Command facilitate positive interactions between emergency services and young people through a special program. They recently visited Moriah College in Sydney. Read more

UIA NewGen Trivia Night

August 23, 2019 by  

Over 150 supporters attended UIA NSW NewGen (18-25) Committee Trivia night in Sydney. Read more

Melbourne teens attend US summer leadership camp

August 8, 2019 by  

Six Jewish teens from Melbourne public schools have recently returned from a three-week-long camp in Pennsylvania, USA where they represented the United Jewish Education Board at the B’nai B’rith Youth Organisation International Leadership Training Conference.

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Northern Territory sister school students visit Emanuel

August 8, 2019 by  

A very special group of nine children and four teachers from Jilkminggan School, Emanuel’s sister school in the Northern Territory, recently made the long journey to Sydney for a week-long visit. Read more

Emanuel School student receives prestigious award

August 5, 2019 by  

Adam Riesel, a Year 12 student at Sydney’s Emanuel School is one of 25 students Australia-wide to receive the prestigious John Lincoln Youth Community Service Award for his outstanding community service and regular participation in events designed to provide much-needed resources, support or funds for research. Read more

Emanuel School students engineer their way to space

August 4, 2019 by  

Connecting to the upcoming National Science Week celebrations and complementing the school’s established innovation strategy, Sydney’s Emanuel School hosted ex-NASA JPL Engineer, now Amazon Lab126 Product Engineer, Christine Fuller. Read more

UIA NSW launches ‘My Israel’ short film competition 

July 31, 2019 by  

UIA NSW has launched its inaugural Israel short film competition, ‘My Israel’ with various schools in August. Read more

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