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The Voices of Samuel will be performing in May at ZCNSW’s Yom Ha’atzmaut 2016 community concert and carnival.

Showcasing ‘the best of Israel’

SYDNEYSIDERS will be able to celebrate 68 years since the creation of the State of Israel at the Zionist Council of NSW’s (ZCNSW) Yom Ha’atzmaut 2016 community concert and carnival in May.

Last year’s Yom Hashoah event. Photo: Peter Haskin

Remembering the Shoah

THIS year’s Yom Hashoah commemoration will be themed “The Holocaust: Europe and Beyond”, looking at stories from Russia to Shanghai to North Africa.

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No anti-Semitism crisis, insists Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn, who heads the United Kingdom’s Labour Party, has denied that his party has an anti-Semitism problem amid a rash of controversial statements by party members. “There is not

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Multimillion gift to Sydney Uni

THE University of Sydney has received a $35 million gift from the Susan and Isaac Wakil Foundation, the largest donation to the university since it was founded in 1850.

The lead model used to make Oskar Schindler's ring, with ring moulds in the background. Photo: Jewish Holocaust Centre

Schindler’s ring

A UNIQUE piece of Holocaust history – a jewellery model used to craft a gold ring for Shoah rescuer Oskar Schindler – will go on display at the Jewish Holocaust Centre (JHC) next month, after lying unnoticed in Melbourne for half-a-century.

A section of the A3, of which Mona Vale Road is a part. Photo: Wikipedia

St Ives ‘death trap’

ST Ives resident Michelle Klass is calling for more pedestrian crossing facilities along Mona Vale Road after her 13-year-old son Shannon was injured in an accident last month.

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Livingstone suspended over anti-Semitism row

Former mayor of London Ken Livingstone has been suspended by the Labour Party for “bringing the party into disrepute” in the wake of the anti-Semitism row, officials said on Thursday. […]

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MP suspended over Facebook post

British Labour Party leader has finally caved in to mounting pressure and suspended Labour MP Naz Shah, after she called for the deportation of Israelis from the Middle East. The pressure […]

Dr Mike Freelander, treating a young patient.

Doctor aims for Canberra

RESPECTED Jewish paediatrician Dr Mike Freelander is set to run on a platform of improving access to health and education services as Labor’s candidate for the marginal federal south-western Sydney electorate of Macarthur.

Students sitting a past HSC exam.

Jewish students reassured over HSC clash

JEWISH students who might be affected by this year’s Higher School Certificate (HSC) timetable will be given accommodations on religious grounds, after it was announced on Wednesday that Succot, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah fall within the examination period.