All posts tagged Rebecca Davis

Game shame

AUSTRALIAN games retailers are being urged to follow the example of Games World in Chadstone, which has ceased selling the game Secret Hitler following complaints filed to the Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC). 

Changing the way for young docs

WHEN Dr Jasmin Korbl was growing up, she would eavesdrop on the conversations between her grandparents and their friends in Yiddish and broken English. Together, they lamented their various ailments and while it may have been "a real-life comedy", reflected Korbl, these interactions ignited her interest in medicine. It was a path that she would later pursue – and a vocation for which Korbl is held in high esteem; she recently received the title of the Australia & New Zealand Junior Doctor of the Year. 

Australian Open preview

With the Australian Open to begin at Melbourne Park on January 14, Rebecca Davis previews the Jewish players who are in the men's and ladies' singles draws.

Behind closed doors

Last Friday marked White Ribbon Day, aiming to bring about an end to men’s violence against women in Australia. The national statistics are shocking, as is the silence and stigma which continue to largely shroud the issue – even in the Jewish community, tells Rebecca Davis.

Ari’s way: far from Satmar

Ari Hershkowitz rose to prominence in the 2017 Netflix documentary, 'One of Us', which followed his journey towards leaving ultra-Orthodoxy. He spoke candidly with Rebecca Davis about his past struggles with sexual abuse, substance addiction and self-harm during his visit to Australia for Limmud Oz and Pathways Melbourne.

Much-loved Josh mourned

TRIBUTES have been received from far and wide following the sudden passing of much-loved community member, Josh Ferenbach on Monday.

Is Leo the oldest Jew in Australia?

Leo Buchler has lived through two revolutions, two World Wars, life as an inmate at a Nazi labour camp and immigration to a country on the other side of the world.

Shoah education program captivates Parkdale pupils

Parkdale Secondary College in Melbourne has hosted a Holocaust Remembrance Service, part of a federal government pilot program involving Monash and Deakin universities.

Mitzvah Day approaching

On Sunday, November 18, Jewish communities around Australia and the world will come together to participate in Mitzvah Day.

Victorian government on a giving spree

Significant grants have been awarded to Etz Chayim Progressive Synagogue and St Kilda Hebrew Congregation from the Victorian Government's Multicultural Community Infrastructure Fund.