All posts tagged Sophie Deutsch

Fighting back on BRCA

“OTHER than fear, I felt empowered,” said 39-year-old Sydney-based resident Amanda Isenberg as she described her reaction upon receiving the troubling, life-changing news that she is a carrier of a fault in the BRCA1 gene at age 29.

Israel stands stronger than ever at seventy

A CAPACITY audience packed The Venue in Alexandria to hear Ehud Barak, a former Israeli Labour prime minister, who had become the country's most decorated soldier, proclaim that "Israel is stronger now than in other point in our history", in conversation with foreign editor of The Australian, Greg Sheridan.

Don’t cry for me, Argentina

Stepping back into Argentine society in the mid-1900s, two Jewish directors, plus two Jewish ensemble members, are bringing the iconic musical Evita to Australian audiences. Sophie Deutsch reports.

COA’s Golding to retire after three decades of service

Inspiring older members of the community, and brightening their spirits, is the lasting, positive impact that Julia Golding leaves behind as she readies herself to retire from COA after 33 years.

Festival to write home about

AN annual and much-anticipated tradition for book lovers, the Sydney Jewish Writers Festival inspires audiences through its dynamic program comprising provocative but respectful conversation, innovative ideas, and heart-tugging tales of survival. Sophie Deutsch takes a look at some of the main events on offer in this year's festival.

WIZO campaign in full bloom

From skiing sweetheart to poker princess, Molly Bloom's intriguing memoir about her tumultuous career trajectory was recently adapted into an Oscar-nominated film. Bloom will present as keynote speaker at WIZO's gala event this month.

Comedian set to strike gold

Equipped with a jam-packed bag of Jewish jokes and pitch-perfect impersonations, Jewish American comedian Elon Gold is ready to embark on his first ever trip to the land Down Under as the headline act for the Australian Friends of Magen David Adom’s (MDA) annual campaign, writes Sophie Deutsch.

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.

Messing with morals

In the upcoming production of The Man in the Attic, a German couple deceive a Jewish man who they are hiding into thinking that the Nazis have won the war. Incredibly, the play is based on a true story.

Worldwide women gather in OZ

REPRESENTING 16 different countries and five Australian states, passionate female Jewish leaders gathered at the International Council of Jewish Women (ICJW) Quadrennial Convention in Sydney last week, at which the organisation's first Australian president, Robyn Lenn, completed her four-year term of presidency.