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Massive increase from NSW Government

A CONCERTED effort by the community to access NSW government grants has seen a 200 per cent increase in the last 12 months.

Laffa to open by Pesach

ONE of Melbourne's top kosher restaurants will open in Bondi before Pesach. Laffa Bar, which has served the Melbourne Jewish community for more than a decade, is expected to open in Hall Street in Bondi. Owner Reuven Nahoom is in the final stages of talks with Glick's, to take over their lease and move into the property located between Hadassa Kosher Butchery and Katzy's.

A critical year for promotion

2018 is "an absolutely critical year" to push for and achieve the posthumous promotion of Jewish military legend General Sir John Monash to the highest Australian military rank of Field Marshal according to Saluting Monash Council (SMC) chairman Tim Fischer, who fears "the window of opportunity" will rapidly close after the centenary edition of Remembrance Day on November 11.

Prolific writer Liberman mourned

Jewish writers and the wider community are mourning the death of acclaimed Australian literary figure Dr Serge Liberman, aged 75.

First bar mitzvah in Townsville

LAST month, Barnabas Sarnyai achieved more than a milestone. Not only did the 13-year-old perform his bar mitzvah – he was the first to do so, ever, in the northern

Briggs remembered as an inspirational author and survivor

EXCERPTS from the inspiring autobiography of Dr Henry Briggs – a Holocaust survivor, Zionist and community patron, who passed away on Wednesday – were shared at the launch of his book, titled To Life L'Chaim, at the Sydney Jewish Museum (SJM) in late December last year.

Tributes flow in for Tatarka

Tributes have flowed for philanthropist and communal figure Ron Tatarka, who passed away suddenly last weekend in Melbourne, aged 58.

Zentai dies at 96

Accused Nazi war criminal Charles Zentai died at the age of 96 in Perth in December. He was alleged to have beaten Peter Balazs, 18, to death in Budapest in November 1944 for not wearing a yellow star.

Sydney Chevra Kadisha turns 200

Donations to the Sydney Chevra Kadisha will be tax deductible for the next two years to help it raise money for a multi-million dollar building upgrade.

Lorde’s human rights hypocrisy

NEW Zealand singer Lorde has received worldwide condemnation from Jewish leaders and personalities for supporting the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel by withdrawing from a concert in Tel Aviv.