Celebrating Shepparton

From left: Ina Clive, Elsie Brady and Shirley Randles. Photo: Shepparton News
RESIDENTS of Shepparton gained insights into a bygone chapter of north-eastern Victoria when Jewish fruit growers settled in the area, as a plaque commemorating the former Shepparton synagogue was unveiled recently.
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Zionism Victoria's new president Sharene Hambur. Photo: Peter Haskin

Changing of the guard at Zionism Victoria

ZIONISM Victoria’s 77th Annual Assembly last Tuesday night saw a changing of the guard, as Sharene Hambur was elected as the organisation’s first female president since the 1980s, and reportedly its first with an active background in Progressive Judaism.

Jonathan Pollard and wife Esther.

Pollard released from US prison after thirty years behind bars

Jonathan Pollard was released Friday from the federal prison in Butner, North Carolina, after serving 30 years of a life sentence behind bars for conspiracy to commit espionage without intent to harm the United States.

Rabbi Zalman Kastel explains Chanukah to a group of students as teachers Grace Smith, Zohra Aly and Jaxon Jennings look on.
Photo: Noel Kessel

Students building bridges

STUDENTS from Bass High School in Western Sydney visited Masada College last week as part of Together for Humanity’s inter-school ­program.


Commemorating Jewish refugees

MAURICE Cohen’s family was expelled from Cairo in 1957. “We were expelled with nothing – we left with little possessions, no money, no nothing.”

ZAKA personnel cleaning the scene where two Israelis were killed and at least two others wounded in a stabbing attack in southern Tel Aviv. Photo: Moti Karelitz/ZAKA Tel Aviv

Five dead in terror attacks in West Bank, Tel Aviv

JERUSALEM — Three people were killed in a shooting attack in the West Bank, including an American yeshiva student, hours after two Jewish men were stabbed to death in Tel Aviv at

Members of the Israeli scouts, Tzofim, help out KOGO at Kehilat Nitzan packing gifts for children fleeing domestic violence.
Photo: Peter Haskin

A marvellous Mitzvah Day

AUSTRALIA’S fifth annual Mitzvah Day was once again a huge success, with hundreds of people coming together on Sunday to carry out a variety of good deeds for the betterment of the local community and beyond.


Tackling domestic violence

COUNSELLOR Greg Yee will be the keynote speaker at JewishCare’s White Ribbon Day breakfast next Wednesday.

Warwick Abadee (centre) with Rabbi Danny Yaffe (left) and Rabbi Dovid Slavin at
the Centenary of Jewish Anzac ceremony at the Great Synagogue in May.
Photo: Noel Kessel

Large man with a larger heart

TRIBUTES have poured in this week for former NSW Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen & Women (NAJEX) president Warwick Abadee, who passed away on Sunday aged 80.

Artist Judy Cassab

Honouring Judy Cassab

Archibald Prize-winning artist Judy Cassab, who died earlier this month in Sydney aged 95, was loved by her family, friends and members of the art world for her lifetime of painting.