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The first members of the Alpha Epsilon Pi Sydney chapter.

Jewish fraternity opens its doors

IN 1913, a Jewish economics student Charles C. Moskowitz established Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi), the Jewish fraternity that has now expanded to Sydney.

From left: Deborah Blashki-Marks (editor), Gary Samowitz (Stand Up CEO), John and Pauline Gandel, Lillian Kline. Photo: David Cohen photography.

Standing up for a better world

A book celebrating the contributions of some of the most outstanding Jewish Australian humanitarians, philanthropists and social justice activists was launched last week at the Jewish Museum of Australia (JMA).

Rabbi Dr Ben Elton, keynote speaker at the 2016 Abraham Conference. Photo: Samet Erkut.

Three faiths unite against hate

Rabbi Elton said he felt heartened by feedback from the Abraham Conference and what was said by panel members from three faiths.

Norman Rosenbaum recites memorial prayers last week at the site where his brother Yankel Rosenbaum was stabbed during the 1991 Crown Heights riots.
Photo: AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews.

Yankel remembered 25 years on

Australian Norman Rosenbaum flew to New York to commemorate a sombre anniversary last week, 25 years since the murder of his younger brother Yankel in the Crown Heights riots of 1991.

Moshe Ya’alon in Sydney this week. Photo: Noel Kessel.

Ya’alon in Australia

FOR Moshe “Bogie” Ya’alon, the man who could be Israel’s next prime minister, visiting Australia has become something of a tradition.

Sydney University vice-chancellor Dr Michael Spence. Photo: Noel Kessel

Sydney Uni ‘concerned’ by student claims

The University of Sydney says it is “extremely concerned” following an alleged incident in which a student was interrupted mid-way through an assessed class presentation after they started talking about the link between modern anti-Semitism and anti-Israel activism.

Michelle Blum.

Blum to make AICC flower

The NSW branch of the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC) will have a new chief executive officer from September 5, two years since current CEO Charles Nightingale was appointed.

Leon and Sharon Milch (front) in Krakow with members of their extended family.

Survivor returns to Podhajce

Holocaust survivor Leon Milch needed some convincing to set foot again in his childhood shtetl of Podhajce.

Marvin Cohen with supporter Cely Malki Benchoem. Photo: Shane Desiatnik.

Iraqi refugee’s survival story

It took eight painful years for Jewish Iraqi refugee, Perth resident Marvin Cohen, to complete a book giving testimony of his family’s tragic persecution in Iraq under ruthless dictator Saddam Hussein, and his own remarkable survival story.

Chabad of RARA is hoping to raise $250,000 through a Charidy campaign.

RARA aims big with Charidy

Chabad of RARA (Regional and Rural Australia) will enlist Charidy.com to carry out a 24-hour campaign (from 2pm on August 22) in which they are seeking to raise $250,000 to continue and improve their services.