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Community congratulates Daley

THE NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD) has congratulated state Opposition Leader Michael Daley on his new role.

Gargasoulas found guilty

MELBOURNE man James Gargasoulas, 28, has been found guilty of multiple murders after a car rampage in Bourke Street in January last year during which 10-year-old Beth Rivkah Ladies College student Thalia Hakin and five other pedestrians were run down and killed.

Ceasefire brings end to rocket bombardment

Palestinian terror groups in Gaza have reportedly agreed to commit to a ceasefire of hostilities that have seen more than 400 rockets bombard southern Israel in a 25-hour period.

Hyams dons mayoral robes again

Well known Jewish communal figure and long-time Glen Eira councillor Jamie Hyams has been elected Mayor of Glen Eira for a third time.

Mitzvah Day approaching

On Sunday, November 18, Jewish communities around Australia and the world will come together to participate in Mitzvah Day.

Prayers for Pittsburgh

Thank you to the students, teachers and members of the Jewish and broader community who have contributed touching sentiments as part of our community's tribute for Pittsburgh. From readers as young as five to readers in their 90s, we received hundreds of messages. Pictured here is a small sample.

Hoffman to play key role at UPJ conference

Rabbi Dr Lawrence Hoffman will be the scholar-in-residence at the Union for Progressive Judaism (UPJ) biennial conference in Melbourne this month.

Teen launches rare disease support group

Moriah College student Gidon Goodman, 15, and his mum Karen, officially launched the Gaucher Association of Australia and New Zealand as part of International Gaucher Awareness Month.

Orator to look back 80 years

VISITING US scholar Professor Michael Berenbaum will discuss how the Holocaust is viewed in today's world when he delivers this year's Betty and Shmuel Rosenkranz Oration to commemorate Kristallnacht. Marking the 80th anniversary of the Nazi pogrom that shook German and Austrian Jewry to its foundations, Berenbaum will speak from his perspective as a Holocaust scholar, rabbi, writer and filmmaker.

Fabulous festival for all

TO mark its final and cumulative 75th anniversary celebration, Moriah College is hosting a fun-filled event boasting all the traditional trimmings of a family-friendly festival – rides, music and entertainment, engaging student performances, face-painting, delicious street food, street dancers, community and retail stalls, a raffle and more this Sunday.