Chanukah lights up Parliament

Mike Baird
celebrating Chanukah
last week at
Parliament House.
Photo: Noel Kessel
CHANUKAH came early at Parliament House last week, with the who’s who of the community gathering for a pre-Chanukah celebration.
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Chanukah in the Park 2010. Fire works. Photo: Peter Haskin

Communal Chanukah party will go ahead in Melbourne

A COMMUNAL Chanukah celebration is due to be held at Caulfield Racecourse to replace Chanukah in the Park, which was cancelled last week “because of the security situation” despite advice from the Community Security Group (CSG) that the function “could have taken place, safely, with appropriate security measures in place”.

Chanukah in the Park 2010. The crowd goes wild for Lipa Schmeltzer. Photo: Peter Haskin

NSW Police: Go out and celebrate Chanukah

NSW Police Deputy Commissioner Nick Kaldas has called on everyone to attend Chanukah events this year.


Seven’s deadly sin

CHANNEL 7 has compared a terrorist who stabbed an innocent 70-year-old man with someone “having an argument with their mother” prior to a car accident.

From left: Ina Clive, Elsie Brady and Shirley Randles. Photo: Shepparton News

Celebrating Shepparton

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.

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.

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.”

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.