All posts tagged Danny Gocs

Summer showtime in Melbourne

The acclaimed Harry Potter stage show heralds in a feast of summer shows on the Melbourne stage, writes Danny Gocs.

Mirka Mora mourned

TRIBUTES have been paid to French-born Jewish artist Mirka Mora who died this week aged 90.

Prize-winning artist mourned

TRIBUTES are flowing for acclaimed artist Judy Cassab, who died this week in Sydney aged 95.

Voice singers strike a chord

SYDNEYSIDER James Sieff stole Delta Goodrem’s heart with his rendition of You’ve Got a Friend In Me on Channel Nine’s The Voice on Monday night.

MH17 crash ended hopes for a family reunion

EARLIER this year Itamar Avnon, a 27-year-old Israeli studying at Melbourne’s Swinburne University, discovered that he had relatives in Australia.

Painting finally returned to heirs

THE heirs of a German-Jewish industrialist, forced by the Nazis to sell his art collection, will have an artwork returned following a landmark decision by the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV).

Movie pulled from film fest

ONE of the films in the Australia Israel Cultural Exchange (AICE) Israeli Film Festival was pulled from its final three screenings after complaints from the public over its depiction of Israel.

Tamir takes film festival reins

CINEMA owner and film distributor Eddie Tamir is the new director of the Jewish Film Festival. Tamir, who has operated the Classic Cinemas in Elsternwick since 1999, has taken over the director’s chair from Rabbi Aviva Kipen, who was at the helm for one year after succeeding Les Rabinowicz.

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Museum honours Sir Zelman

TRIBUTES to the memory of former governor-general Sir Zelman Cowen flowed at last week’s opening of the Jewish Museum of Australia’s (JMA) exhibition Calling Australia Home in the new Zelman Cowen Gallery of Australian Jewish History.

Smorgasbord of Jewish films

AS Aviva Kipen puts the finishing touches to next month’s Jewish Film Festival, she looks back on a hectic time as the new director of the annual celebration of cinema.