All posts tagged Shane Desiatnik

OBK kneads government’s dough

PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull put his cooking skills to the test when announcing a $48,000 grant to upgrade Our Big Kitchen’s (OBK) security system during a visit there last Friday, but the real star was his four-year-old grandson, Jack.

Going from strength to strength

Melbourne's Leora Yates and Sydney's Geoffrey Lewis are excelling in weightlifting at the highest level despite only beginning in mid or later life.

Levy earns spot for Para Pan Pacs

Matthew Levy has earned a place in the Australian team for what will be his third consecutive Para Pan Pacs, to be held from August 9 in Cairns.

Ghil’ad’s Indigenous language game changer

As the nation celebrates NAIDOC Week – honouring the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples – Shane Desiatnik speaks with an Israeli-born linguistics professor who is breaking new ground in Indigenous language reclamation, and in the process, helping the Barngarla people reconnect with their long lost mother tongue.

Women of Worth weekend set to inspire Sydney

More than 20 inspiring Australian Jewish women from all walks of life will headline the inaugural Women of Worth (WOW) festival's 14 sessions on July 28 and 29 as part of The Great Synagogue's 140th anniversary celebrations.

Heart-stopping start for Riley

The style of racing was "ruthless" and the pace "absolutely insane", but Riley Hart's first taste of senior open international road cycling racing in the USA last month proved to be the ultimate learning experience.

Panel approves new Bondi shule

AFTER 12 years of frustration, Sydney's Russian-speaking Jewish community is in celebration after Friends of Refugees of Eastern Europe's (FREE) long-planned synagogue and community centre finally got the green light last week.

Fox off to a flying start

Jessica Fox drew from her experience, the energy from the crowd and her attacking instinct on the rapids to begin the 2018 international season by winning all gold medals on offer in the opening two rounds of the 2018 World Cup series in Europe.

National Redress Scheme welcomed

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has welcomed the July 1 start date for the $3.8 billion National Redress Scheme for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse – approved by the Senate last week – while commending Jewish Care Victoria “for its decisive leadership” in becoming the first Australian Jewish organisation to officially sign up to it.

Appeal launched for major Chevra upgrade

For the first time in more than 70 years, the Sydney Chevra Kadisha has launched a major capital appeal for a much-needed upgrade of its Woollahra chapel and facilities to help future-proof the community's needs when it comes to funeral arrangements and services.