All posts tagged Executive Council of Australian Jewry

Last hurrah for Hockey

Joe Hockey.
IN one of Joe Hockey’s last acts as treasurer, he made good on a promise to begin tax negotiations with Israel that will boost trade between the two countries.
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Josh Frydenberg being sworn in on Monday. Photo: AAP Image/Lukas Coch

Ministerial role for Frydenberg

NEWLY appointed to Malcolm Turnbull’s cabinet, rising Liberal star Josh Frydenberg said he was “humbled” at his promotion in this week’s landmark reshuffle.

Laurie Ferguson.

MP slammed over Israel speech

FEDERAL NSW Labor MP Laurie Ferguson has roused the ire of the community leadership after delivering a speech slating Israel in the House of Representatives last week.

Former Adass Israel School principal Malka Leifer.

Second student suing Adass

THE ultra-Orthodox Adass Israel School is facing a significant financial blow with the prospect of multiple major damages payouts over alleged sexual abuse by a former principal.

From left: Peter Philippsohn, Raelle Freinkel, Robert Goot, Keren Lax, Jeremy Dunkel and Rebecca Waalkens at the Y2i launch.

Ensuring an Israel experience for all

THE who’s who of the community came together at JewishCare last week for the launch of Youth 2 Israel (Y2i), which aims to send 375 students to Israel every year.

Refugees walking along a motorway near the southern Hungarian village of Roszke last week.
Photo: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Support for Syrian refugees

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has endorsed the Australian government’s milestone decision to admit an additional 12,000 refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria and Iraq.

Tony Abbott at the Scopus Foundation's celebration dinner in November 2013.
Photo: Dean Schmideg

Farewelling ‘a sincere friend’

AS Tony Abbott’s tenure as prime minister drew to a close, community leaders paid tribute to the former Liberal leader as a strong friend of Israel and the Australian Jewish community.

Malcolm Turnbull at Chabad Youth’s Lag b'Omer celebrations last year.

New year brings a new prime minister

COMMUNAL leaders have welcomed Malcolm Turnbull’s appointment as the 29th Prime Minister of Australia.

Federal Attorney-General, Senator George Brandis. Photo: AAP Image/Lukas Coch

Advocacy of genocide to be criminalised

ANTI-Discrimination Board of NSW president Stepan Kerkyasharian has joined communal leaders in welcoming the federal government’s plans to introduce a new crime of “advocacy of genocide”.

Y2I aims to send 375 students to Israel every year.

Massive drive to send kids to Israel

THE largest community-wide initiative ever undertaken has been launched to raise $37 million and send 375 students to Israel every year.