All posts tagged Shane Desiatnik

Spotlight on the ‘forgotten refugees’

“In NSW, we are no longer the forgotten Jews”, former AUJS NSW president Hila Tsor – of Libyan and Iraqi heritage – declared at the third annual recognition ceremony of the plight of Jews from Arab lands and Iran, attended by more than 380 people on November 30 at the Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park.

Fischer ramps up Monash campaign

The push for the posthumous promotion of General Sir John Monash to Field Marshal gained further momentum on November 26 when former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer officially launched Professor Roland Perry's latest book, Monash and Chauvel.

Fox named NSW’s best athlete

Two-time canoe slalom Olympic Games medallist Jessica Fox was named Athlete of the Year at the inaugural NSW Champions of Sport Awards in Sydney on November 27, capping off another highly successful year on the rapids.

Greenbaum strikes gold

Sydney's Deborah Greenbaum clinched a well-deserved individual gold medal at the 2017 Asian Championships held in Osaka, Japan in late November.

New approach to tackling homelessness

A report presented to NSW Parliament last week by Lifeline Australia chairman John Brogden has revealed how a new cutting edge post-crisis homelessness program run by Jewish House is already changing lives, while saving taxpayers millions of dollars.

Fingleson’s fine return

Olympian Gavin Fingleson made an Australian Baseball League comeback with the Sydney Blue Sox last week at the age of 41 - eight years since putting away his bat and mitt.

Sydney remembers horrors of Kristallnacht

A chilling projected photograph of Berlin's Fasenstrasse Synagogue – burnt during Kristallnacht on November 9 and 10, 1938 – formed a powerful backdrop during Peter Nash's address at the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies' Kristallnacht commemoration service at the Sydney Jewish Museum last week.

Werner’s bobsleigh race breakthrough

ASHLEIGH Werner is experiencing an incredible ride as part of the Australian women’s bobsleigh team that has begun a three-month quest to qualify in the two-person discipline for the 2018

Reaching for the stars

Sky and Space Global - the only space technology company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) - will launch 200 nanosatellites into orbit around the equatorial zone in two phases between 2018 and 2020.

Talented juniors climb tennis national rankings

Lara Kaplan and Jesse Gothelf are rapidly climbing the national junior tennis rankings after achieving stellar results at major tournaments, and last week were named the Maccabi NSW Tennis 2017 Junior Players of the Year for their efforts.