Sydney’s Waverley Council leading the way adopting IHRA definition of antisemitism

November 3, 2021 by  
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The Liberal members of Sydney’sy’s  Waverley Council which covers a major part of the city’s Eastern Suburbs were victorious when their motion for Council to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism was passed 9 to 1 with only Greens Cr Kanak voting against it. Read more

Nazis, COVID protests and antisemitism

August 24, 2021 by  
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Racism in the 21st century has focussed on opposing non-white immigration into white-majority countries and calls to expel those not of European ethnicity. Read more

A record-breaking Shabbat

November 20, 2019 by  
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Over 1 million Jews in over 1,500 cities around the world participated in the global celebration of Shabbat that is The Shabbat Project. Read more

Montefiore gets moving with seniors’ cycling program

July 27, 2018 by  
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Montefiore Randwick is proud to be first in the Eastern Suburbs, and only the second organisation in Sydney, to be part of Cycling Without Age, a not-for-profit pairing cyclists with people living in aged care. 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

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

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

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

Journalists report back

October 11, 2017 by  
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The eight journalists who participated in the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies’ Journalists Mission to Israel addressed a packed community meeting this week. Read more

Look who’s coming to the sukkah

October 10, 2017 by  
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Some Sydney progressive Jews aligned with progressive or reform Judaism invited their rabbi to their sukkah. Read more

Changing the world

July 7, 2017 by  
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Three young Australians are among the 150 participants in the 2017 ROI Summit in Jerusalem. Read more

Magen David Adom launches the e-tzedakah box

July 5, 2017 by  
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No spare change? No problem, as the traditional tzedakah box or pushka has now entered the 21st century. Read more

Rambam returnees address AIJAC in Sydney

March 28, 2017 by  
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Federal Labor MPs Meryl Swanson, Milton Dick and Liberal MP Tony Pasin addressed an Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) luncheon in Sydney on their return from Rambam study visit delegations to Israel. Read more

UIA NSW Gala Event: Photo Gallery

March 19, 2017 by  
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Did you attend the UIA NSW Gala Event at which Canadian former prime minister Stephen Harper spoke?…a J-Wire photo gallery. Read more

Nancy Spielberg to address UIA Women’s Division

March 9, 2017 by  
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Nancy Spielberg is to address the UIA Women’s Division events in Perth and Sydney…..and yes she is one of those Spielbergs! Read more

Sydney’s Mardi Gras Jewish contingent

March 5, 2017 by  
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Over 60 people danced up Sydney’s Oxford St. with a rainbow flag to choreography created by Kathy Baykitch and music which ranged from the Pesach song, “Dayenu” through Frank Sinatra’s “Love and Marriage” to gay anthem, “ Free, Gay & Happy”. Read more

Shul in dire straits

March 1, 2017 by  
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Sydney’s South Head Synagogue is in the throes of a financial crisis, and its congregants and board members are questioning the suitability of head Rabbi Benzion Milecki. Read more

Farewell Julian

February 27, 2017 by  
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NSW MP Heffron Ron Hoenig has paid a farewell tribute to outgoing Maroubra Synagogue Administrator Julian Cass, who has stepped down after almost eleven years in the role. Read more

Drutman markets the pros of the next generation

February 15, 2017 by  
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At the age of just 24, new Maccabi NSW board member for marketing, Daniella Drutman is helping to drive the cause of young people looking to take up elevated positions in the organisation. Read more

MacPlan 2017: the Maccabi NSW year ahead

Maccabi NSW Board members, professional staff and club representatives have met in Sydney to plan what is primed to be a busy productive year at the organisation. Read more

Oscar nomination for Emile Sherman

January 27, 2017 by  
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With “Lion” in contention for an Oscar for Best Picture, Sydney producer Emile Sherman has added another bio-pic to his roll call of fine movies. 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

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

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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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

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

Premier’s plans to expand innovation facilities in NSW

October 16, 2016 by  
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Over 400 guests heard NSW  Premier Mike Baird telling of a trade mission he lead to Israel earlier this year and of his plans to expand NSW’s innovation plans. 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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