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Moriah bursaries boost

Josh Frydenberg addressing the Moriah Foundation members. Photo: Ingrid Shakenovsky
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.
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From left: Aron Kleinlehrer, Shmuel Ben-Shmuel, Tracey Waxman and Adam Carpenter, head of Jewish life (primary), affix a mezuzah made by students to the doorpost of a new classroom. Photo: Ofer Levy

Emanuel achieves its dream

MORE than 400 people attended the official opening of Emanuel School’s new Kleinlehrer Family LINC Building on Sunday.

UJEB religious education class at Gardenvale Primary School. Photo: Peter Haskin

Libs campaign to safeguard SRI

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.

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Second Sydney hechsher launched today

COMMUNITY Kashrut is now officially a new kosher hechsher in Sydney, The AJN can reveal.

The Mitzvah Day launch. Photo: Peter Haskin

A day to do good deeds

EVERY Tuesday night in Port Melbourne, volunteers from Kehilat Nitzan Synagogue together with members of the Father Bob Maguire Foundation serve warm home-cooked meals to disadvantaged people in the area.

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Macquarie honour for Israeli professor

MACQUARIE University has recognised a top Israeli scholar with one of its most exclusive honours.

Left-to-right: Pauline Rockman, Robin Scott, David Southwick and Warren Fineberg review plans for the Jewish Holocaust Centre's expansion. Photo: Peter Haskin

Minister mulls funding for JHC expansion

VICTORIAN Multicultural Affairs Minister Robin Scott will consider a state government grant to help the Jewish Holocaust Centre (JHC) expand its facilities and open a special museum appropriate for young children.

Paul Sheehan addressing the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies' AGM last Tuesday. Photo: Gareth Narunsky

‘We’re living in Orwellian times’

JOURNALIST Paul Sheehan pulled no punches in his presentation to the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies’ annual general meeting last week, taking aim at Western universities, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, the political left in general and even his own industry.

Shmuel Rosner (left) and Malcolm Turnbull in conversation at the ZFA plenary on Sunday. Photo: Jonathan Davis

Iran, ISIS, bipartisanship in ZFA spotlight

COMMUNICATIONS Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Israeli columnist and editor Shmuel Rosner engaged in a vibrant, robust conversation at the Zionist Federation of Australia’s 2015 plenary on Sunday.

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ABC, reporter sorry for Shorten tefillin tweet

THE ABC’s Triple J radio station has apologised after a journalist on its program The Hack tweeted a picture of ALP leader Bill Shorten wearing tefillin, in front of a fighter jet brandishing the logos of Visy.