More than bricks and mortar – we’re creating our bright future

August 13, 2021 by  
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Sydney’s Emanuel School is embarking on an extensive project to redevelop one of its older buildings into a purpose-built 21st-century learning centre. With an increased demand for contemporary pluralist education, enrolments are at an all-time high. Read more

A very sad story with a silver lining for a special student

August 12, 2021 by  
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Next month Access inc. will award the Daniel and Joshua Szwarc Memorial Scholarship to one high school student living with a disability in the Melbourne Jewish community. Read more

Israeli government unveils intricate return to school amid COVID-19 plan

August 9, 2021 by  
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Minister of Education Yifat Shasha-Bitton and Minister of Health Nitzan Horowitz submitted to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett who approved the outline formulated for Israel’s return to school amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the spiking number of infections in Israel. Read more

Why Victoria’s Jewish community must act to preserve its world-class school system

August 5, 2021 by  
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The future of Victoria’s mainstream Jewish schools is threatened by rising school fees, a declining Jewish birth rate and a shift of Jewish students into the government school system, according to a discussion paper published this week by the Victorian Jewish Schools Project.

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IDF warns Gaza parents against terror summer camps

June 28, 2021 by  
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Commander of the IDF’s Unit for the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) Major General Ghasan Alyan addressed the residents of the Gaza Strip and warned them against the “true face” of the camps run by the Hamas and Islamic terror groups. Read more

Melbourne Holocaust education receives a boost

June 21, 2021 by  
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A $50,000 subsidy for selected schools visiting the Jewish Holocaust Centre (JHC) in Melbourne will have a great impact on thousands of students. Read more

Report reveals UNRWA continues anti-Semitic hate, incitement in schools

February 19, 2021 by  
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School material distributed by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) continues to glorify Islamic jihad and incite violence in 2021 despite promises by UNRWA that the hateful content would be removed by last November, revealed a report published on Wednesday. Read more

A PhD for Ruth at 88

January 19, 2021 by  
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A Sydney educator who conceptualised and implemented important programs for Jewish day schools in the 1980s has been awarded a PhD in education by the University of Sydney at the age of 88. Read more

First Jewish school for Canberra

February 23, 2020 by  
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The first Jewish school for the Australian Capital Territory and region has opened its doors this week. Read more

JNF Educators Tour

January 16, 2020 by  
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75 educators from Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and NZ recently returned from the JNF Australia Educators Study Tour in Israel. Read more

JNF Australia Educators Study Tour to Israel

December 17, 2019 by  
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75 educators from across Australia will participate in JNF Australia’s Educators Study Tour in Israel from 31st December 2019 – 9 January 2020. Read more

Accounting for evil: Wollongong PhD examines role of numbers in Nazi Germany

August 4, 2019 by  
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At first glance, Dr Erin Twyford’s PhD is about numbers. But, dig a little deeper, and it becomes apparent that her thesis is actually about people. Read more

Gay Conversion Therapy: should some thoughts be a fireable offence?

July 18, 2019 by  
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Israeli Education Minister Rabbi Rafi Peretz’s recent comments about gay conversion therapy have unleashed a firestorm. Read more

Hebrew University leads the pack

June 12, 2019 by  
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As part of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s 82nd Board of Governors meeting, 335 students will be awarded PhD degrees, more than at any other academic institution in Israel. Read more

An Innovative Innovation Centre for Emanuel School

August 7, 2018 by  
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Emanuel School Board members, parents and staff joined federal Labor MP Matt Thistlethwaite to celebrate the School’s new Innovation Centre and to welcome the School’s Founders. Read more

New head of education at Sydney Jewish Museum

July 23, 2018 by  
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The Sydney Jewish Museum has appointed Dr Rebecca Kummerfeld as Head of Education and Susan Wakil AO Chair of Education. Read more

Carmel School utilises state of the art career guidance system

July 15, 2018 by  
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As an additional tool to assist Year 10 students with their subject selection,  Perth’s Carmel School has become one of only a handful of schools in Western Australia to utilise the innovative Morrisby Online system Read more

Jewish Agency to expand school-twinning program with new government funds

July 10, 2018 by  
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The Jewish Agency for Israel says the Israeli government will allocate up to NIS 9 million ($2.48 million) in the coming years to its Partnership Unit’s Global School Twinning Network, primarily to fund the expansion of the groundbreaking educational initiative that cultivates Israel-Diaspora connectedness. Read more

Mount Sinai College named Apple Distinguished School 2018-2020

Sydney’s Mount Sinai College has been recognised as an Apple Distinguished School for 2018–2020. Read more

Kornmehl pre-schoolers go bush

July 6, 2018 by  
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Australian and international research shows that children are spending too much time indoors and in front of screens according to Sydney’s Emanuel School. Read more

Melton in Sydney – The Best of the Best

July 1, 2018 by  
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The Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning in Sydney is going from strength to strength here in Sydney according to recently appointed Director, Hilary May Black.  Read more

Wonder Women of Israel

June 19, 2018 by  
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Jewish Interactive (Ji) is an Educational Technology non-profit committed to providing quality, accessible and affordable content that inspires Jewish children to connect to their Jewish identity, wherever they are. Read more

Bar-Ilan University’s Lookstein Centre launches educational challenge

February 21, 2018 by  
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The Lookstein Center for Jewish Education of Bar-Ilan University has launched a new educational project to celebrate Israel’s upcoming 70th anniversary. Read more

Education without borders

September 22, 2015 by  
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‘Education Without Borders,’ a special exhibition has opened at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, shows how Israel is alone among Mideast nations in providing continuing education for all hospitalised Israeli children, including Arabs and minorities, and Syrian refugees. Read more

The Shuk a great success

April 3, 2015 by  
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The Zionist Federation of Australia’s Israel Program SHUK has met with  tremendous success in Sydney and Melbourne. Read more

Israeli university offering conflict resolution courses in English

January 30, 2015 by  
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Bar-Ilan University is to  launch Israel’s first academic international summer certificate program, taught entirely in English, in the field of conflict resolution.  Read more

The Courage to Teach Right From Wrong…writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf

August 25, 2014 by  
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Teaching ethics to kindergarten children? Sounds like a progressive school, sophisticated, forward thinking. Read more