Follow the app and discover Melbourne’s Jewish history

November 1, 2021 by  
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Enjoy ‘A Jewish Walk Through Marvellous Melbourne’ via a brand-new app launched by the Australian Jewish Historical Society-Vic. Read more

The last Jew in Afghanistan

October 22, 2021 by  
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For several years now Zebulon Simantov, “The last Jew in Afghanistan,” has garnered sympathetic press attention. Read more

Decision to allow silent prayer on Temple Mount overturned

October 10, 2021 by  
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The Jerusalem District Court accepted on Friday the State’s appeal on the decision by the Magistrate’s Court to allow “silent prayers” for Jews on the Temple Mount. Read more

After years of rebuilding, Budapest’s Jewish community sees growth in size and shuls

September 8, 2021 by  
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On the week ahead of Rosh Hashanah—the Jewish New Year 5782—the Autonomous Orthodox Jewish Community of Hungary (MAOIH) and the Chabad-Lubavitch Association of Hungarian Jewish Communities (EMIH) restored several Jewish communal institutions in Budapest to their original glory. Read more

Small rise in worldwide Jewish population

September 6, 2021 by  
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On the eve of the Jewish new year 5782, the number of Jews worldwide stands at approximately 15.2 million compared to 15.1 million in 5781, according to newly released statistics by The Jewish Agency for Israel.

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Preserving the footprint of Southern African Jewish community life in digital form

August 18, 2021 by  
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The rise of the internet has provided unprecedented means for connecting people as well as being a secure repository of information.

Many people with a passion to preserve the history of their Southern African Jewish communities have grasped this opportunity with both hands. How have they done it? People from all over the world are finding out through ‘Community History Online’, a Zoom conference presented in three weekly sessions by the South African Jewish Museum and the UCT Kaplan Centre.

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From Australia’s Jewish Past: Judah Solomon –  Convict to Businessman

August 10, 2021 by  
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Judah arrived in Hobart in 1820 from England, together with his brother Joseph, as convicts for “receiving stolen goods”. Read more

Outdoor exhibit about history of Polish Jews travels to Eastern European cities

August 6, 2021 by  
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A new travelling outdoor exhibition about the history of Polish Jews is making its way through five cities in Poland following successful showings in Croatia and Norway. 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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Film about Israeli lawyer who advocates for terrorists gets double Emmy nod

July 30, 2021 by  
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A controversial Israeli documentary about an Israeli attorney who represents terrorists received a double Emmy nomination on Wednesday. Read more

Jul-28 6pm/Perth 8pm Eastern States: South African Jewry in Crisis: A Keren Hayesod-UIA Global Family Webinar

July 26, 2021 by  
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In response to the queries and concerns regarding the current political, social and economic turmoil that has unfolded and heightened recently in South Africa, UIA has coordinated a webinar with key South African communal leaders and experts – ‘South African Jewry in Crisis’, to be held on Wednesday 28 July. Read more

South African Jewry in Crisis: A Keren Hayesod-UIA Global Family Webinar

July 26, 2021 by  
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In response to the queries and concerns regarding the current political, social and economic turmoil that has unfolded and heightened recently in South Africa, UIA has coordinated a webinar with key South African communal leaders and experts – ‘South African Jewry in Crisis’, to be held on Wednesday 28 July. Read more

Encyclopedia of Jewish Women

June 21, 2021 by  
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Two Australian academics are members of the team which produced a new edition of the Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women. Read more

Queen’s Birthday Honours – the Jewish list for 2021

June 14, 2021 by  
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Members of the Australian Jewish community have received Queen’s Birthday awards in the fields of philanthropy, medicine, communal involvement and arts. One awardee has been recognised for aiding refugees and joins another one for helping the reduction of smokers. J-Wire wishes them all Mazeltov. Read more

Jun-17 11:10 pm SBS-World Movies: Fanny’s Journey

June 11, 2021 by  
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Fanny, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl, and a group of eight children attempt to escape Nazi-occupied France. Read more

Queen’s Birthday Honours – the Jewish list for 2020

June 7, 2020 by  
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Members of the Australian Jewish community have received Queen’s Birthday awards for their participation in the fields of the arts, philanthropy, medicine, sport and Holocaust education. Read more

Binge-watching Jewish TV as an indoor sport

April 29, 2020 by  
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Netflix was surely not around during the making of the Covenant—the contract between God, Abraham and Jewish People. But more so than perhaps any other media company, Netflix is, apparently, determined to discover the destiny of the Chosen People. Read more

What is the Jewish view of divorce?…ask the rabbi

August 6, 2018 by  
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Rabbi Raymond Apple answers this question and others. Read more

Small communities are stronger when they work together

June 25, 2018 by  
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The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) hosted the Inaugural JCCV Small Communities Dinner with over ninety community leaders and clergy from seven small, diverse Victorian communities. Read more

MSO honours Marc and Eva Besen with Life Membership

June 24, 2018 by  
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The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra has presented Marc and Eva Besen  with Life Memberships to acknowledge and celebrate their enduring commitment to the Orchestra. Read more

Posh Shoppe gives $550,000 to special needs

June 21, 2018 by  
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Melbourne’s The Posh Opp Shoppe  recently handed over a cheque for $550,000 to Jewish Day Schools and permanently supporting the Melbourne Jewish Children’s Aid Society. Read more

People of the Boot: the triumphs and tragedies of Australian Jews in Sport…a book review by Geoffrey Zygier

June 3, 2018 by  
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‘People of the Boot’ is a neat pun as the title of a book about Australian Jews’ contribution to their country’s – and international – sporting life. Read more

Ugly slogan at Sydney station

January 18, 2018 by  
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The pristine white walls of Sydney’s Martin Place station have been daubed with a message calling for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to be “1st in the oven”. Read more

Victorian Jewish community supports Australians of African descent

January 15, 2018 by  
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The Coalition to Advance Multiculturalism which includes The Jewish Community Council of Victoria has expressed its targeting the African community as scapegoats for youth crime in the state. Read more

The Great approaches its 140th anniversary

December 29, 2017 by  
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2018 marks the 140th anniversary of the consecration of  Sydney’s The Great Synagogue, which took place on 4 March 1878. Read more

Jewish Care Victoria announced as finalist for VicHealth Award

October 27, 2017 by  
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Melbourne’s Jewish Care has been named a finalist in health promotion’s night of nights, the VicHealth Awards. Read more

Youth mentoring programs at Jewish Care

October 24, 2017 by  
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Jewish Care Victoria has a long history of working with, and supporting, young people in the Jewish community by offering youth mentoring programs that connect 14-18 year-olds with independent and trained mentors aged 25 years and over. Read more

Deepavali Festival in Sydney

October 19, 2017 by  
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The Jewish community represented at a Deepavali festival at Parramatta Park in Sydney. Read more

“The Jews are like my people” – Aboriginal elder

October 15, 2017 by  
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At the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia’s Conference in Darwin delegates Josie and Ian Lacey heard an address by Djapirri Mununggirritj . Read more

A visit to Jewish Goulburn

October 14, 2017 by  
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NSW Shadow Arts Minister Walt Secord recently visited Goulburn – as part of his ongoing exploration of historic Jewish sites in rural and regional NSW. Read more

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