From left: Rabbi Benji Levy, Julia May, Meg Josman, Sam Springer. Photo: Noel Kessel

Sea in Shabbat at Bondi

More than 800 people are set to attend an “extraordinary” communal Kabbalat Shabbat as part of the Shabbat Project on Bondi Beach before sundown on November 11.

Melbourne Ports MP Michael Danby. Photo: Peter Haskin

Danby slams Hadassah, denies boycott call

People have told Hadassah they will not be attending its oration with Tim Costello next week in response to federal MP Michael Danby’s attack on the organisation for hosting the World Vision Australia CEO as a guest speaker.

On air at J-AIR, Michael Burd (left) with Alan Freedman (centre) interviewing Steven Linde, editor of The Jerusalem Post. Photo: Robert Bontschek.

J-AIR licence battle hits Senate

Jewish community radio station J-AIR’s battle to obtain a stronger radio signal has gone all the way to federal Parliament.

Ben Pasternak.

‘A most influential teen for 2016’

Former Sydneysider Ben Pasternak has been named in Time magazine’s 30 Most Influential Teens of 2016 list, joining the likes of Sasha and Malia Obama, Jaden Smith and the youngest-ever Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai.

Jillian Skinner.

Skinner to speak at NAJEX commemoration

NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner will reflect on her family’s military experiences when she addresses the NAJEX Remembrance Day commemoration next month.

Victorian man Michael Mazur had his firearm licence cancelled and his gun seized by police on account of his extreme anti-Semitic views.

Gun seized over anti-Semitic views

A Victorian man who claims Israel was behind the two World Wars and Islamic State has lost his appeal to have his firearms licence reinstated.

NSW Labor MLC Shaoquett Moselmane. Photo: Twitter

Moselmane slammed for ‘fictional history’

A claim made in NSW Parliament last week by Opposition Whip in the Legislative Council, Shaoquett Moselmane, that no Jews in pre-State Israel were “ever harmed” by Palestinians, has outraged political and communal leaders.

The Gandels receiving their award.

Gandels’ multicultural honour

Renowned philanthropists John and Pauline Gandel have received the 2016 Premier’s Award for Harmony as part of Victoria’s Multicultural Awards for Excellence.


72 hours to change the world

Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM), a global not-for-profit movement originating in Israel aimed at changing the lives of people living with disabilities, is coming to Australia for the first time this November.

Victorian MPs signed a condolence book for the family of the late Shimon Peres.

Vic MPs honour Peres

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and Opposition Leader Matthew Guy led MPs from both major parties last week in signing a condolence book organised by Zionism Victoria that will be sent to the family of Shimon Peres.