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Lighting of the memorial candles at the Yom Hashoah commemoration at City Recital Hall, Sydney on May 5. Photo: Giselle Haber.

Shoah remembrance in song and silence

IT began with the wailing of sirens and continued in the yearning strains of singer Ilan Kidron’s beautiful rendition of Vu Ahin Zol ikh Geyn?/Where Shall I Go?, a song written by a Polish Jew who perished in the gas chambers of Auschwitz.

Author Jennifer Teege enthrals the audience at the Sydney Jewish Writers Festival. Photo: Noel Kessel

Writers shine at festival

The Sydney Jewish Writers’ Festival attracted an impressive line-up of international writers and Australian authors at panel discussions and lectures for the event held at Bondi Junction.


Call of the wild

TEN years ago Israeli-born Ofer Levy, who had settled in Australia only two years earlier, decided to turn his love for photography into his profession. That decision has paid off


WWI veteran honoured

A SPORTING oval on the University of Technology, Sydney campus at Lindfield is set to be named in honour of Jewish Victoria Cross (VC) recipient Leonard Keysor.

Charges laid after anti-Semitic attack in Bondi

THREE men were charged after five Jewish people were attacked in an anti-Semitic incident on Friday night. Four men, aged 66, 48, 39 and 27, along with a 62-year-old woman, […]


Festival time for authors

LEADING Israeli and Australian authors will come together when the Sydney Jewish Writers Festival (SJWF) holds a special one-day session on September 1. While the SJWF is a biennial event […]


Sydney’s cracking Carnival wraps up

AFTER a memorable week of exciting social and sporting activities, the 31st Maccabi Australia Junior Carnival came to a close in Sydney on Tuesday, with organisers and participants heaping praise on the biggest sporting and social event on the Jewish calendar.


Counting down the days

WITH less than a week to go until the 31st Maccabi Australia Junior Carnival hits the shores of Sydney, hundreds of Jewish participants around Australia and New Zealand are in final preparation for the grand event.


Centre stage over summer

THE spectacular stage production War Horse has its Australian premiere at the State Theatre, Melbourne Arts Centre, on New Year’s Eve before touring to Sydney in March. Since opening in […]


Swimming for a good cause

THE Maccabi National Swimathon continued over the weekend in Sydney and Perth, with more than $85,000 raised so far for the Multiple Sclerosis Society (MS), and the Australian team heading to next year’s Maccabiah Games in Israel.