All posts tagged Executive Council of Australian Jewry

Most schools wait to join

KESSER Torah College (KTC) in Sydney is the only Jewish organisation that will definitely join the National Redress Scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse that was announced by the NSW, Victorian and federal governments last week.

Our Pole position

THE Australian Jewish community has urged the Polish government to rethink its new law which makes it illegal to claim Polish involvement in the Holocaust.

Amends for Evian, 80 years on

A QUEENSLAND Liberal MP wants Australia to issue a formal apology to the Jewish people for its refusal to do more to help Germany's Jews on the eve of World War II.

The lowdown on Israel’s foes

HOLDING aloft Alex Ryvchin's new book, The Anti-Israel Agenda: Inside the Political War on the Jewish State, Colonel Richard Kemp, one of its contributors, referenced Benjamin Netanyahu's Munich speech in commending the collected essays to attendees at its Victorian launch.

Survivor leaves lasting legacy

WITH the passing of Sophie Caplan on January 19, the Sydney Jewish community has lost another precious Holocaust survivor, living historian and pillar of the community.

Anti-Semitism strikes again

POLICE are appealing for information after a swarm of swastikas were spray-painted onto several vehicles in St Ives earlier this month.

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.

‘We must be vigilant’

"THE Inquiry, its public hearings, findings and recommendations have been of seminal ongoing importance for the whole of Australian society," said Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) president Anton Block.

Figuring out the shortfall in the Census

WITH overall religious affiliation in Australia appearing to decline in the latest Census, a demographics expert has identified a lull in Jewish immigration waves and anomalies in the Census methodology as the factors behind a result that shows some 6000 fewer people identifying as Jewish in 2016 than in 2011.

Anti-Semitism on the rise in Australia

The 2017 Report on Anti-Semitism in Australia released by the Executive Council of Australian Jewry reveals a 10 per cent rise in anti-Semitic incidents reported nationally.