All posts tagged Sydney

Peretz shares the power of hope

WHEN introducing 2018 Israel Prize recipient Miriam Peretz as guest speaker to audiences at six functions across Sydney’s east and north last week, JNF NSW’s Jerusalem emissary Yossi Eshed made it clear the series was not a fundraiser, but an opportunity to share the spirit of the Israeli people at the deepest level.

New cemetery gets green light

MORE than 70 per cent of the current Sydney Jewish community is expected to be buried in Sydney's newest cemetery in Varroville.

The fashion flurry

The Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) took centre stage last week. Rebecca Davis reports on the Jewish players.

Women who wow

Today is International Women's Day. Rebecca Davis and Sophie Deutsch celebrate a few remarkable women of the community. 

Solomon’s home run

Based in the USA since 2012, Australian 400m runner Steven Solomon has returned to live in his home city of Sydney - and he couldn't be happier.

Registrations building for Junior Carnival

Excitement is building for the 2019 Maccabi Junior Carnival to be hosted by Sydney from January 15-22, with 300 young Jewish athletes already signed up to participate. Registrations close soon.

Why Melbourne should follow Sydney’s lead

The lack of structural communal leadership in Melbourne is a major stumbling block to reducing the cost of Jewish education.

Beersheba memorial unveiled in Sydney

Descendants of Australian Light Horsemen who served in Palestine joined NSW Special Minister of State Anthony Roberts, Reserve Forces Day Council (RFDC) members – and even a NSW Mounted Police Unit horse recently renamed "Beersheba" – at the unveiling of a plaque in Sydney on October 31 commemorating the Charge of Beersheba.

A child survivor’s story

Through the kindness of strangers, toddler Francine Lazarus was able to survive World War II, and recounted her amazing story to Yael Brender.

Arise Sir Frank

SHOAH survivor turned tycoon Sir Frank Lowy expressed his pride this week at receiving a prestigious royal honour.