All posts tagged Sam Tatarka

$500k for Beth Weizmann security

A MAJOR security upgrade to the Beth Weizmann Jewish Community Centre (BWJCC) is due to begin early next year after a final $500,000 was provided by the Victorian government.

JNF exit plans draw ire

TENSIONS have flared over a decision by the Jewish National Fund (JNF) Victoria to end its long tenancy at Beth Weizmann Community Centre.

Leaders greet security funding

JEWISH community leaders have lauded Prime Minister Scott Morrison's confirmation, reported in last week's AJN, that Beth Weizmann Community Centre will finally get its much-needed federal government funding – as part of round two of the Safer Communities Fund scheme, under which Jewish institutions across Australia received a total of $4.1 million. 

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$4 million security boost

A LANDMARK $4 million boost to security upgrades for the Victorian Jewish community was announced by Premier Daniel Andrews at South Caulfield Hebrew Congregation on Sunday.

We won’t be ‘cowed by political correctness’

THE launch event of a new group called the Australian Jewish Association (AJA) will go ahead, despite being booted out of Melbourne's Beth Weizmann Community Centre.

‘A significant step’

FOREIGN Minister Julie Bishop's announcement that she will look into the prospects of having an Australian diplomatic presence in Jerusalem has been hailed as significant. 

ZFA holds talks in Canberra

A DELEGATION from the Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) recently visited Canberra to meet with government, opposition and crossbench members of Parliament, including cabinet ministers, and their advisers.

Changing of the guard at Zionism Victoria

ZIONISM Victoria’s 77th Annual Assembly last Tuesday night saw a changing of the guard, as Sharene Hambur was elected as the organisation’s first female president since the 1980s, and reportedly its first with an active background in Progressive Judaism.

Hebrew Uni honour for Bishop

FOREIGN Minister Julie Bishop will be presented with the Hebrew University’s Torch of Learning Award at the Australian Friends of the Hebrew University’s gala dinner later this month.

SBS, Air France leave Israel off map

SBS has apologised for leaving Israel off a map of the Middle East during an episode of the award-winning show Go Back To Where You Came From last week.