All posts tagged Sophie Deutsch

Gerstein’s gift to society

Bold pops of colour weave through Israeli painter and sculptor David Gerstein’s artworks, which were exhibited as part of JNF Green Week. Sophie Deutsch reports.

Nauru resettlement welcomed

THE Australian government announced on Sunday that the last four asylum-seeker children detained at Nauru will be resettled in the United States, vindicating the tireless efforts of refugee advocates including Jewish human rights lawyer and managing director of the National Justice Project (NJP), George Newhouse. 

ZAKA’s Danube search mission for the truth

Shoah victims need not dwell in the depths of the Danube when a viable alternative exists that can lay these innocent souls to rest.

Lost & Found, Oscars bound?

AFTER receiving the AACTA Award for Best Animated Short in December, Lost & Found – a thought-provoking stop-motion film co-directed by Melbourne-based Andrew Goldsmith and Bradley Slabe – was shortlisted for the Academy Awards for Best Animated Short. It is one of 10 films to make the cut, with final nominations to be announced on January 22.

Refugee love story brought to life

A Canadian production to be staged this month at Sydney Festival illustrates the love that should be extended to modern-day refugees, writes Sophie Deutsch.

Little Dreamers’ perfect pitch

MELBOURNE-based Madeleine Buchner, founder of Little Dreamers - an organisation supporting siblings of sick children, and kids who care for unwell parents - may soon have some big dreams realised after recently winning first prize of $30,000 at JCA's Jumpstart pitch event.

Summer showtime

THERE may be no greater joy than entering a fantastical chocolate-filled world of wonder with the eccentric Willy Wonka, endearing Grandpa Joe and enough toffee-apple trees to make your head spin. Enter a world of pure imagination with Melbourne-based actor Jake Fehily, who plays August Gloop in the upcoming production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Sydney's Capitol Theatre, Sophie Deutsch reports.

The Laramie Projects revived

Two powerful plays tracing the evolution of a small American town in response to a murderous act of hate opened at the Seymour Centre last night, reports Sophie Deutsch.

‘What unchecked hatred can breed’

Remaining vigilant against a concerning backdrop of rising antisemitism, most noticeably in the wake of the recent attack in Pittsburgh, was a pertinent message highlighted at last week's 80th commemoration for Kristallnacht held at the Great Synagogue.

Fabulous festival for all

TO mark its final and cumulative 75th anniversary celebration, Moriah College is hosting a fun-filled event boasting all the traditional trimmings of a family-friendly festival – rides, music and entertainment, engaging student performances, face-painting, delicious street food, street dancers, community and retail stalls, a raffle and more this Sunday.