All posts tagged Shane Desiatnik

Nelson to speak on Yom Hashoah

AN injection of youth participation, a distinguished keynote speaker in Dr Brendan Nelson, and free events in three parts of Sydney that share the theme of Memorials and Memories will make for a powerful and diverse Yom Hashoah commemoration program commencing later this month.

Dancing Deb does Aussies proud

THREE major international tournaments in just three weeks would be a heavy load for any elite athlete, but like all of her sporting and academic pursuits, aerobic gymnastics competitor Deborah Greenbaum eagerly stepped up to the challenge.

Jewish swimmers prove they belong at nationals

"THIS was my 17th consecutive nationals [appearance] – I feel honoured … and at 32, it never gets old," said North Sydney swimmer and Paralympian Matthew Levy, after competing in the 2019 Australian Swimming Championships in Adelaide last week.

Helping lost voices to speak

A DEEPLY emotional guided tour of Ravensbruck and Sachsenshausen concentration camps near Berlin in 2018 inspired Sydney photographer Richard Wiesel to go on a mission to capture images of personal items that once belonged to inmates.

AFL in the Holy Land

IT may not have been quite up there with Cazaly, but Australia's embassy in Israel hosted an Australian Rules Football tournament featuring dozens of Australian ex-pats (pictured) at Tel Aviv's Hayarkon Park recently to help celebrate the start of the AFL  season in Australia.

Tackling homelessness one-on-one

THERE was a precise moment when Jewish millennial Gali Blacher and her friend Madelyn Jones knew they would create The Good Box, a social enterprise tackling the sapping isolation of homelessness by providing opportunities for anyone to purchase, and personally give, useful everyday items to individuals in need.

Celebrating our sporting stars

JEWISH athletes from NSW and Victoria evenly shared the spoils on the 2018 Maccabi Australia Sports Awards winners' list unveiled last weekend.

Historic conference packs a punch and a party

FROM a "queer tour" of the Sydney Jewish Museum and more than 20 small group seminars by 24 presenters from around the world, the 25th Jewish LGBT+ World Congress proved to be a colourful celebration of inclusivity.

Solomon’s relay team qualifies for worlds

THE result of the men's 4x400m relay at the annual Queensland Track Classic does not usually capture too much interest south of the Tweed River, but last Saturday's race in Brisbane was different – the stakes had suddenly become much higher.

ORAH Project giving charities a boost

JEWISH charities are the big winners in the latest round of donations provided by the ORAH Project, an innovative investment fund established by Sydney's Carole and Russel Pillemer.