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Bringing Harry Potter to the stage

Getting British author J K Rowling to agree to a new Harry Potter stage play was a coup for two British Jewish producers. After successfully opening in London and New York, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child has its Australian premiere in Melbourne on February 23.

A community united in grief at Aiia’s murder

Nothing can undo the tragedy of this murder, but . . . the engagement by our political leaders and the outpouring of feeling by ordinary Melburnians has by all accounts given comfort to the Maasarwe family.

New Jewish music festival

The Shir Madness music festival in Melbourne is passing the baton to a new event for 2019.

Melbourne to mark Cooper’s protest march

Marchers plan to converge on Melbourne's CBD on December 6 to commemorate the walk of Aboriginal human rights advocate William Cooper to the German consulate 80 years ago on that date with a protest note from his Australian Aborigines League over Kristallnacht.

Feuerstein headlines ZFA Educators’ Conference

Rabbi Professor Rafael (Rafi) Feuerstein, a well-known Israeli authority in teaching children learning skills, addressed the 2018 Zionist Federation of Australia Educators’ Conference in Melbourne this month.

Stand up for laughs

It’s the season for laughs as the Melbourne International Comedy Festival gets under way for 26 days from March 28 with the line-up including Jewish comedians from Australia and overseas.

The shmatte stories: Behind the seams of the Melbourne Fashion Festival

  Melbourne is in the grip of fashion fever with the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) currently underway.  Rebecca Davis shares the contributions of the Jewish players on the fashion

Melbourne set for Maccabi carnival magic

Final preparations are being made in Melbourne to host the biggest Maccabi Junior Carnival since Sydney 2016, with more than 350 participants.

Melbourne reflects on Night of Broken Glass

On November 9, Melbourne's Jewish community commemorated the 79th anniversary of the Night of Broken Glass, when a Nazi pogrom against Jews swept through Germany, Austria and the Sudetenland.

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Anticipation builds for Maccabi Carnival

Preparations for Maccabi's 36th Junior Carnival are well underway, with several hundred participants, in year 6 - 9, expected to travel to Melbourne for the week-long event from January 14 to 21.