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  
Filed under News, NSWJBD

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

A first Rosh Hashanah

September 17, 2015 by  
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Sydney’s Great Synagogue’s new Chief Minister Rabbi Dr Ben Elton was inducted less than a week before Rosh Hashanah…he tells J-Wire of his first Rosh Hashanah in Sydney. Read more

Malcolm meets AUJS

September 17, 2015 by  
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A delegation of 50 AUJS students from around Australia has visited Canberra to develop their political knowledge and skills, by meeting with many of the nation’s senior leaders in Parliament House…including Malcolm Turnbull days before he became Prime Minister. Read more

The banality of Yom Kippur words?…ask the rabbi

September 16, 2015 by  
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Rabbi Raymond Apple writes about Yom Kippur…. Read more

JewishCare volunteers acknowledged

September 16, 2015 by  
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Sydney JewishCare volunteers have been acknowledged by Centre for Volunteering NSW at functions held in Randwick and Castle Hill. Read more

$1m awarded to sex abuse victim

September 16, 2015 by  
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A woman alleged to have been sexually abused by the principal of a Jewish day school in Melbourne has been awarded $1 million in damages. Read more

Community welcomes Malcolm

September 16, 2015 by  
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Australia’s new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is no stranger to the country’s Jewish community given that his federal seat of Wentworth is home to the majority of Jews living in Sydney. Read more

UN Human Rights Council Report of the 2014 Gaza conflict: The ZFA’s initial response

The fingerprints of Israel-phobic UN Human Rights Council staffers are evident throughout the report into last year’s conflict in Gaza  by that body’s supposedly ‘Independent Commission of Inquiry’. Read more

On a train to Australia

June 21, 2015 by  
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Five Sydney women, who were little children in April 1945, were  traveling on a train en route from Bergen-Belsen to Theriesendat when it was abandoned by the Germans and discovered by the advancing U.S. forces.  Read more

AFL kicks community goals

June 19, 2015 by  
Filed under Jewish Care Mne, News

Residents of The Manders Villas, Melbourne’s Jewish Care’s independent living units for people with disability, experienced a day at the football courtesy of the AFL and the Collingwood Football Club. Read more

Stay at home gala dinner

June 18, 2015 by  
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“No ballrooms, no average kosher food, no long speeches” boasts the invitation to Stand Up’s first Gala Dinner. Read more

The one who got away

June 17, 2015 by  
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Kathleen Whelan was awarded an OAM in the Queen’s Birthday honour. She lives in Agnes, South Gippsland and is a true blue Aussie country girl…but her father was Dunera boy Bertolt Myer better known in Melbourne as commercial artist BIM and we missed her on J-Wire’s list of honorees. Read more

UIA Federal President visits Perth

June 16, 2015 by  
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Federal President of The United Israel Appeal Harold Finger has recently visited the Perth community. Read more

A miraculous match

June 16, 2015 by  
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A Melbourne leukaemia patient has met the  Sydney donor whose stem cells have saved his life…and both men were originally from South Africa. Read more

Carnival gets a $7,500 gift

June 16, 2015 by  
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NSW Attorney-General and MP for Vaucluse Gabrielle Upton has announced NSW Government funding of $7,500 for Maccabi NSW as part of the 2014/15 Sport and Recreation Events Program. Read more

B’nai B’rith Victoria turns seventy

June 16, 2015 by  
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In a turbulent, ever-changing world, for an organisation to survive seventy years and still be strong and vibrant is an impressive achievement. Read more

A place to eulogise

June 16, 2015 by  
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The Metaher House at Melbourne’s Springvale Cemetery has been restored giving mourners a place to hear eulogies immediately prior to the burial of loved ones. Read more

A mother’s tale

June 15, 2015 by  
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Author of the best-seller “The Book Thief” Markus Zusak has enthralled Sydney’s JCA East Communal Event with stories of broken eggs and wartime Munich. Read more

Women at a funeral? Ask the rabbi

June 15, 2015 by  
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Is it true that women should not go to a funeral?   Why not ask the rabbi? Read more

Christopher Pyne opens new learning centre

June 12, 2015 by  
Filed under News, Sydney Jewish Museum

Federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne has opened the new Education Resource Centre at Sydney’s Jewish Museum which now has the capacity to increase the numbers participating in its courses by over 75%. Read more

The Swiss Schindler

June 11, 2015 by  
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The incredible story of Swiss diplomat, Carl Lutz, who saved tens of thousands of persecuted Hungarian Jews from death during the Holocaust, will be screened in Australia for the first time this month. Read more

Limmud-Oz 2015 roundup

June 10, 2015 by  
Filed under News, Shalom Institute

Overseas presenters were a great attraction at this year’s Limmud Oz held at Sydney’s University of NSW.

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Christopher Pyne to open resource centre at SJM

June 9, 2015 by  
Filed under News, Sydney Jewish Museum

Federal Minister for Education and Training Christopher Pyne will open the state of the art NAB Education and Resource Centre (ERC) at the Sydney Jewish Museum this week. Read more

The Rabbinical Council of of Australia and New Zealand

June 9, 2015 by  
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A new umbrella organisation has been established covering to represent the orthodox rabbinate in Australia and New Zealand. Read more

Henry Greener talks with David Southwick

David Southwick MP, State Member for Caulfield, talks to The Shtick’s Henry Greener about Medical Cannabis, Marriage Equality and other issues of interest…a video interview. Read more

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