Netanyahu: “We will never allow another Holocaust to take place”

January 27, 2017 by  
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Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has  addressed the International Holocaust Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. Read more

Strength to Strength – International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27, 2017 by  
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‘Strength to Survive’, recounts the stories of Melbourne Holocaust survivors who did whatever they could to escape the atrocities surrounding them. Read more

An Australian Day message from The Executive Council of Australian Jewry

January 26, 2017 by  
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A video Australia Day message from the president of the ECAJ Anton Block… Read more

Thousands of ‘We Remember’ photos to be projected at Auschwitz-Birkenau as World Jewish Congress campaign reaches millions world-wide

January 26, 2017 by  
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Thousands of photos of people holding ‘We remember’ or ‘I remember’ signs in honor of the victims of the Holocaust are put on display on a giant screen at the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau from 24 until 26 January 2017, ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day this Friday. Read more

Melbourne schools disappointed in not meeting Netanyahu

January 24, 2017 by  
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Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not be addressing either of two Jewish schools in spite of a their invitations when he visits Melbourne during his visit to Australia next month. Read more

Commemoration service for Thalia Hakin and all victims of the Bourke St car killing rampage

January 23, 2017 by  
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Over 1000 people filled the Werdiger Family Hall in Melbourne’s St Kilda East last night to attend a memorial and prayer service following the death of 10-yr-ol Thalia Hakin and four others who lost their lives in Melbourne’s Bourke St car rampage on Friday. Read more

Melbourne car killing: a father waits…

January 21, 2017 by  
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The father of the 10-yr-old Melbourne girl killed in a rampage by a crazed driver in the city’s CBD is at the bedside of his wife and his nine-yr-old daughter critically injured in the attack. Read more

Shoulder to shoulder

January 1, 2017 by  
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Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull paid an unexpected visit to Sydney’s Central Synagogue to join its Friday night service and Menorah lighting telling the congregation that Australia stands “shoulder to shoulder” with Israel. Read more

Montefiore Volunteers Celebrated

November 25, 2016 by  
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Sydney’s Montefiore Home has held its annual Spirit of Volunteering function at its Hunters Hill Campus to celebrate and honour the generous contribution of its volunteers. Read more

Henry Greener interviews Nicole Groch

November 24, 2016 by  
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Nicole Groch is passionate about Living Safe, her website about embracing toxic-free living. Read more

Hanson and Roberts to address new Jewish group

November 17, 2016 by  
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The owner of IDF Training in Melbourne has invited Senators Pauline Hanson and Malcolm Roberts to address a new Jewish group in the city. Read more

Special Religious Education Celebration at the NSW Parliament

November 16, 2016 by  
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The 2017 Special Religious Education event celebrating the potential for religious teaching to unite, rather than divide, communities within NSW was addressed by the CEO of The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies. Read more

Lamm elected to the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency

November 15, 2016 by  
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ZFA President Dr Danny Lamm has been elected to serve as a Member of the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency as a representative of the World Zionist Organisation. Read more

Ever Grateful

November 10, 2016 by  
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A film shot in Melbourne in which six Holocaust survivors express their gratitude to strangers whose acts of kindness saved their lives will be screened later this month at the city’s Jewish Holocaust Centre. Read more

Ten ethnic communities release a statement on 18C

November 10, 2016 by  
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Ten leaders of ethnic communities throughout Australia have released a joint statement in the wake of the Federal government’s announcement of a “Parliamentary Inquiry into Freedom of Speech” in the context of the Racial Discrimination Act. Read more

Jewish delegation to Congress grows, in Senate drops by one

November 10, 2016 by  
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Election night brought mixed results for Jewish politicians vying for seats in Congress. In the House of Representatives, the Jewish delegation saw its best results, increasing representation from 19 to 23 seats, including the election of a rare Jewish Republican. Read more

Sydney commemorates Kristallnacht

November 10, 2016 by  
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More than 300 members of the Sydney community have commemorated Kristallnacht  the ‘Night of the Broken Glass’, remembering the violence Nazis inflicted on Jewish people, their homes and synagogues, businesses and schools.

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Jane Rapke to Leave Zionism Victoria

November 10, 2016 by  
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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

Parliamentary Inquiry into Freedom of Office: ECAJ

November 9, 2016 by  
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The Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has issued a statement following the Federal government’s announcement of a Parliamentary Inquiry into Freedom of Speech to look at two issues of freedom of speech in the context of the Racial Discrimination Act. Read more

Rutland and Lipski’s book wins the Prime Minister’s Literary Award

November 9, 2016 by  
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Let My People Go: The untold story of Australia and the Soviet Jews 1959–89 has been awarded a joint winner of the Prime Minister’s Literary Award  for History. Read more

Sydney welcomes Spoons – a Kosher pop-up food venture

November 8, 2016 by  
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It was in the historic Jerusalem neighbourhood of Yemin Moshe that Hila Solomon’s kosher food business, Spoons, began. Read more

Melbourne pays tribute to Shimon Peres

November 4, 2016 by  
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Shimon Peres is remembered and recognised as the greatest Israeli to have lived at a memorial service organised by the main Jewish organisations in Melbourne. Read more

Eyeless in Gaza

November 2, 2016 by  
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Sydney businessman and owner of Polaris Films, Robert Magid has spent the past year working on a feature film – Eyeless in Gaza. Read more

Tasmania holds ANZAC Centenary remembrance service

November 2, 2016 by  
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Dozens of dignitaries joined thirty  international and interstate visitors  at the Anzac Centenary Remembrance Service of the Tasmanian Jewish Community. Read more

The Kadimah commemorates centenary of the death of Sholem Aleichem

October 28, 2016 by  
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The Kadimah is presenting three shows in Melbourne to commemorate centenary of the death of the famous Yiddish writer, Sholem Aleichem. Read more

The Fink Group announces launch of Bennelong Arts Foundation

October 26, 2016 by  
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The Sydney-based Fink Group has announced the launch of the Bennelong Arts Foundation with its first scholarships being awarded to performers from the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Read more

UNESCO resolution: the ECAJ writes to the Foreign Minister

October 16, 2016 by  
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The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has written to Australia’s Julie Bishop following the UNESCO resolution denying Jewish connection to the Western Wall and the Temple Mount. Read more

JIFF 2016

October 16, 2016 by  
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The 2016 Jewish International Film Festival’s Lindy Tamir speaks to Henry Greener…a video presentation. Read more

WJC warns UNESCO of adopting ‘another inflammatory, one-sided decision’ denying Jewish link to Jerusalem

October 14, 2016 by  
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The World Jewish Congress (WJC) has called on the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to refrain from adopting “yet another inflammatory, one-sided decision” that harshly condemns Israel and denies or downplays Judaism’s and Christianity’s connections to the holy sites in Jerusalem and the West Bank. Read more

Limmud Fest for Shalom

October 14, 2016 by  
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Next month, Limmud Fest provides a chance for parents to play and learn along with their kids. Read more

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