All posts tagged Rebecca Davis

Out of Africa

When Zara Sarzin had an encounter with the Jewish Abayudaya community of Uganda more than 10 years ago, little did she know that it would be the beginning of a special relationship that would literally save lives.

Livesaving app launched

EACH year, over 6000 Victorians suffer a cardiac arrest away from hospital. Last week, Hatzolah entered into a partnership with Ambulance Victoria to help curb the statistic.

A paper round to astound

When Justine Kuran bought a quilling kit from a two dollar shop, she did not dream that she would become a master of the art form — much less, that she would be launching her first solo exhibition just five years later.

‘Ludicrously dumbed down’ report

COMMUNAL leaders have lambasted a 60 Minutes report which attempted to shed light on the conflict between Palestinians and Israeli settlers, labelling it "biased" and "dumbed-down". 

60 Minutes: playing fast and loose with the facts

This brand of salacious journalism, infuriatingly common across mainstream media outlets is sloppy at best, and irresponsible and hatemongering at worst.

High achieving Jewish students

LAST year, almost 51,000 Victorian students completed their VCE – and on Tuesday morning, 13 Jewish students were among the 274 highest achievers presented with VCE Premiers Awards by Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, James Merlino.

Erlich behind the headlines

In October of last year, Dassi Erlich sat with her sisters, Nicole Meyer and Elly Sapper in a restaurant in Israel. Exhausted, they were grabbing a bite to eat between back-to-back media appearances and meetings. And then an ultra-Orthodox girl approached the trio, recognising them from the television.

Luck and a letter to freedom

What do a dinner party in South Yarra, an ant extermination company and an Australian prime minister have in common? Walter Glaser shares his family’s story of survival against the Nazis at the opening of the latest B’nai B’rith Courage to Care exhibition.

Illuminating the Woman in Gold

THE story of Maria Altmann is best known from the film Woman in Gold. Portrayed by Helen Mirren, Altmann is celebrated for her lengthy legal campaign to reclaim the five family-owned paintings by artist Gustav Klimt stolen by the Nazis during World War II. 

Fallen soldiers never forgotten

IDAN Goldberger almost paid the ultimate price. Fifteen years ago, on his 21st birthday, Goldberger’s name was very nearly added to the list of 23,646 soldiers who have fallen defending the State of Israel.