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

Newspaper column Goers beyond the pale

October 11, 2016 by  
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The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council has expressed concern after columnist and ABC radio host Peter Goers published an inflammatory anti-Israel piece in Adelaide’s Sunday Mail on October 9. Read more

75 years after Babi Yar, WJC President Ronald S. Lauder praises ‘miracle of Jewish revival in Ukraine’

October 1, 2016 by  
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 On the 75th anniversary of the murder more than 33,000 Jews at Babi Yar, leaders of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) were in Ukraine to take part in events to remember the atrocity committed by Nazi Germany on 29/30 September 1941 near Kyiv. Read more

Montefiore Supports OzHarvest

September 30, 2016 by  
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Surplus food from Sydney’s Montefiore Home’s Jazz in the Grounds event was collected by OzHarvest food rescue charity on Sunday to provide much needed assistance to vulnerable men, women and children across Sydney. Read more

Rosh Hashanah message from Bill Shorten and Tony Burke

September 30, 2016 by  
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Bill Shorten, Leader of the Opposition & Tony Burke, Shadow Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Australia for Rosh Hashanah have sent a Rosh Hashanah message to the Jewish community. Read more

British Labour Party engulfed by convergence of the far left and anti-Semitism

May 7, 2016 by  
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Jewish leaders in the United Kingdom have voiced their displeasure with the Labour Party in the wake of a scandal on anti-Semitism within its ranks continuing to engulf the country’s second-largest party. Read more

Portrait exhibition at The Great

Sydney’s The Great Synagogue will present thirty selected highlights from the collection of historical and contemporary portrait paintings from its AM Rosenblum Museum. Read more

UIA giant passes away

April 14, 2016 by  
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Saul Same, a former federal president of the United Israel Appeal, has passed away in Melbourne at the of 97. Read more

Q+A with Jonathan Ornstein

April 7, 2016 by  
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Jonathan Ornstein has served as the Executive Director of the Jewish Community Centre of Krakow since its opening in 2008. A QandA with Toni Susskind. Read more

The five mems…writes Asher Kozma

February 25, 2016 by  
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The latest UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) figure shows the number of refugees worldwide as 13 million. Read more

The former SS soldier who fell in love with a Jewish woman

February 24, 2016 by  
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Traumatised and nearly starved in the aftermath of WWII, former SS soldier Hans Post was brought back to life by two women. ABC Producer William Verity discovers Hans’ transformation and the love of his Jewish wife, Gina Behrens. Read more

Jewish day school supports marriage equality

February 21, 2016 by  
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Melbourne’s Bialik College has become the first Australian K-12 school to support marriage equality. Read more

Meet The Technion’s man in Australia

February 21, 2016 by  
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Ron Lazarovits heads The Technion Society in Australia, representing the oldest university in Israel, based in Haifa…he talks with The Shtick’s Henry Greener. A video presentation. Read more

American position for Jerusalem-based ex-Sydney rabbi

February 21, 2016 by  
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Australian-born Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple has been elected president of the Israel Region-Rabbinical Council of America. Read more

AUJS receives world-wide recognition

January 1, 2016 by  
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The Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS) has been recognised as Union of the Year at the World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) Congress Awards Ceremony in Jerusalem. Read more

Silent no more

December 10, 2015 by  
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Billed as a night for reflection, understanding, healing and regret, Silent No More is Melbourne’s Yeshivah Centre’s response towards the widespread child sexual abuse which has existed in the school system since the 1980s. Read more

EU to combat antisemitism

December 10, 2015 by  
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Australia’s B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) has welcomed the appointment of Ms. Katharina von Schnurbein as the EU’s first coordinator on combatting anti-Semitism. Read more

World’s Jewish leaders send condolences to France

November 17, 2015 by  
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Top Jewish community professionals from 40 countries world-wide have met in Lisbon  for a two-day conference organized by the World Jewish Congress (WJC) and sent a combined message of condolence to the France’s Prime Minister. Read more

A new burial ground consecrated

November 3, 2015 by  
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A Jewish section has been consecrated at the Moss Vale Cemetery in the Southern Highlands 130 kms south of Sydney offering the community the option lower plot costs. Read more

Moriah wows them at Manly

October 16, 2015 by  
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Sydney’s Moriah College Senior Jazz Band ‘wowed’ the audience at the recent Manly Jazz Festival. Read more

Racial vilification on the NSWJBD plenum agenda

October 7, 2015 by  
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NSW Attorney General Gabrielle Upton MP will discuss ’Racial vilification’ and the options for legislative reform when she addresses this month’s NSW Jewish Board of Deputies plenum.  Read more

New leadership for AUJS

October 6, 2015 by  
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Michael Fisher, a commerce/law student at Melbourne’s Monash University, and the AUJS National Treasurer in 2015, has been elected as National Chairperson for 2016. Read more

Gourmet Kosher restaurant – for one night only

September 26, 2015 by  
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Sydney’s InterContinental Sydney Double Bay has announced another of its popular pop-up kosher restaurants for the Jewish community. Read more

Teenage leadership plan

The Zionist Federation of Australia has hired Ellie Golvan to implement the Diller Teen Fellowship in Australia. Read more

A special man, a special chumash

September 21, 2015 by  
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Wearing a yarmulke and holding a Chumash given to him by the late Sir Zelman Cowen, Josh Frydenberg was sworn in this morning as Australia’s Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia. Read more

Commemorating Yitzhak Rabin

The Melbourne Jewish community will gather next month to remember his life and legacy of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin z”l.  Read more

Inaugural Youth Parliament of World Religions

September 19, 2015 by  
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Over five hundred young people from across NSW gathered in Sydney last night for the inaugural ‘Youth Parliament of World Religions ’ with two  AUJS leaders, Elenore Levi and Avia Madar addressing the packed gathering. Read more

Another student starts proceedings

September 18, 2015 by  
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Melbourne’s The Age newspaper has reported that a second former student has commenced proceedings against the ultra-orthodox Adass Yisroel School following this week’s judgement awarding over $1 million to a former student who allegedly suffered sexual abuse. Read more

Alhadeff and Jones discuss Hizb ut-Tahrir

September 17, 2015 by  
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The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies’ CEO Vic Alhadeff has spoken on air with Sydney radio station 2GB’s Alan Jones about Hizb ut-Tahrir a group which has accused Jews “of corrupting the world”. Read more

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