All posts tagged Rebecca Davis

‘The Green Prince’ captivates crowd

MORE than 600 women came together last week to attend the United Israel Appeal (UIA) Women’s Division Brunch at the International of Brighton. 

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

Injured on the frontline

WHEN Ben Baker Morag served in Operation Protective Edge in 2014, he was on the frontline. A member of the Oketz (canine special forces) unit, Morag and his dog, Storm, would lead the way on each mission, sniffing out potential threats.

Lighting up life on the frontline

"KNOWING that the Jews of the world care about me … makes me want to be a better soldier – not only for Israel, but for the whole Jewish world." Those were the words of a young IDF soldier thanking Melbourne Chabad philanthropist and Light for Peace organiser Saul Spigler, while he was visiting an outpost in the Shomron region of Israel last month. 

Retreat heads north

THE call is out for dynamic entrepreneurs, professionals, volunteers, thinkers, activists and change-makers for the fourth annual LaunchPad retreat.

Rabbi Rabin takes the reins

"PEOPLE need a leader – but no less than a leader needs his people," proclaimed Rabbi Philip Heilbrunn to more than 360 guests at the induction of South Caulfield Hebrew Congregation's (SCHC) new rabbi, Daniel Rabin on Sunday. 

In conversation with Nigella

WHEN Nigella Lawson speaks, she does so with nuanced complexity. Much like the recipes for which the English cook and food author is known and revered, she is multilayered, yet anchored […]

Survivors and leaders mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

International Holocaust Remembrance Day (IHRD) was marked with poignant and moving commemorations in Sydney and Melbourne on January 28.

‘A gift from heaven’

"LOOK at the picture of Thalia … and our dog, Benji. Just enjoying the simple things in life. Does it remind you of someone?" asked Tony Hakin as he referred to the photo of his daughter, Thalia, hand outstretched upon the family dog with her younger sister in tow. The image beamed across the screens of Melbourne's Royal Exhibition building this week. It has been one year since the Hakin family was rocked by the Bourke Street tragedy, when the 10-year-old Beth Rivkah student was tragically killed in the car rampage on January 20, 2017. 

Zimmet eyeing up senior title

THE 2018 Victorian Senior Australian of the Year, Professor Paul Zimmet, has arrived in Canberra ahead of the Australian of the Year Awards to be announced this evening (Thursday).