BOTH Jewish House and Wolper Jewish Hospital opened their doors to members of the state government recently.
IN a poignant moment during the 32nd B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) Gandel Oration last Tuesday night, Rabbi Abraham Cooper asked all Holocaust survivors in the auditorium at St Kilda Town Hall to stand up to be honoured, and as elderly men and women rose to their feet, the hall broke into spontaneous applause.
ASSISTANT Treasurer Josh Frydenberg was the guest of honour at the annual Moriah Foundation members’ cocktail party last Thursday, which saw the launch of a new endowment fund to support bursaries for the community’s most needy families.
MORE than 400 people attended the official opening of Emanuel School’s new Kleinlehrer Family LINC Building on Sunday.
NSW Police will not charge a Hizb ut-Tahrir leader over allegations of race-hate speech after a video emerged of Ismail al-Wahwah reportedly calling on people to “rid” the world of the Jewish “hidden evil”.
It has taken author Leah Kaminsky 10 years to complete her debut novel, The Waiting Room, which is set mostly in Israel, mainly in Haifa, during the Second Intifada.
A play by American Arthur Feinsod, staged in Sydney recently, pays tribute to Jan Karski, recognised as Righteous Among the Nations for his efforts during World War II to help the Jews.
THE Victorian Coalition has launched a petition encouraging the Labor government to reverse its changes to Special Religious Instruction (SRI), which will be cut from school hours as of 2016.
COMMUNITY Kashrut is now officially a new kosher hechsher in Sydney, The AJN can reveal.