All posts tagged Shane Desiatnik

Western Australian makes Maccabi golf history

In a rare feat, a player from Perth has won the men’s competition at this year’s Maccabi Golf National Championships, which came to a thrilling climax on March 4 after three days of play at Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.

Most schools wait to join

KESSER Torah College (KTC) in Sydney is the only Jewish organisation that will definitely join the National Redress Scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse that was announced by the NSW, Victorian and federal governments last week.

Pipes packs a punch

A SLOW but noticeable declining trend in Islamist activity around the world, the strengths and vulnerabilities of an assertive Iran, and a different take on the Israel–Palestine conflict were addressed during a speaking tour of Sydney and Melbourne by Middle East Forum founder and president Dr Daniel Pipes, as a guest of the Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC).

Vaucluse honours Laya

APPROPRIATELY, when Our Big Kitchen (OBK) co-founder Laya Slavin was awarded the honour of being the 2018 Vaucluse [electorate] Local Woman of the Year by Vaucluse MP Gabrielle Upton on Monday night, she was surrounded by volunteers, friends and plenty of fresh food being cooked for the needy.

Triguboff’s 85th birthday

JEWISH businessman and philanthropist Harry Triguboff was the honoured guest and 85-year-old "birthday boy" at Yeshiva's gala dinner, attended by 850 people at Sydney's International Convention Centre on February 27.

Fantastic five picked for Commonwealth Games

It's official – five Jewish athletes have made Australia's team for next month's Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

‘Israeli chutzpah and Chinese order’

AUSTRALIAN students of engineering - and in future, information technology or life sciences - have the opportunity of completing part or all of their course at Israel's first university campus in China, Guangdong Technion, which officially opened in December.

President strengthens ties

LAST November, Australian businesswoman and philanthropist Millie Phillips made a $20 million donation to Tel Aviv University (TAU) to expand scholarship offerings and bolster faculty programs and facilities.

Solomon’s sizzling time ahead of Games

US-based Australian Olympian 400m runner Steven Solomon smashed a stack of men's indoor 400m records last week at the 2018 Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Dershowitz inspires thousands in Sydney

ANY event with Professor Alan Dershowitz as a keynote speaker is bound to be special, but the 2000-plus audience at UIA NSW's gala event in Sydney last Sunday were, unexpectedly, treated to much more than an inspirational speech.