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Jewish Care Victoria Volunteer Crowned Senior Achiever

Jewish Care Volunteer Crowned Senior Achiever at Victorian Senior of the Year Awards. By Jenna Chaitowitz Jewish Care Victoria’s longstanding volunteer, Masha Zeleznikow OAM won the Council on the Ageing Senior Achiever Award on 1 October 2015 (International Day of Older Persons) at the Victorian Senior of the Year Awards. …

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MEDIA RELEASE: Kangarusski’s First Sydney Holiday Camp

These school holidays marked the very first Kangarusski holiday camp in Sydney. Kangarusski is the Zionist Federation of Australia’s Russian Speaking Jewish Community department. The idea started in Melbourne with shilchah, Sasha Klyachkina and now for the first time under RSJC coordinator Anna Maylis, there were twenty children to attend …

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Zionism Victoria: A New Year – A New Focus

A New Year – A New Focus 24 September 2015 The New Year is a time for renewal – a time to reflect on the past and a time of resolve to look forward and face the coming year with a fresh and modern attitude. For the Zionist Council of …

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Russian Rosh Hashanah Fun Day – Sydney Shabbat Dinner

Written by  Sarah Bendetsky Co-Founder of Subbotnik. Over 170 people gathered at Subbotnik’s Pre-Rosh Hashana Funday at Russian Sunday School Lider in Melbourne’s Caulfield North. Subbotnik is a Russian term for volunteering action commonly held on Saturdays Hosted by a young, dynamic volunteer-driven organisation Subbotnik in partnership with the Russian Sunday School …

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Traditions Engraved in the Soul.

Traditions Engraved in the Soul Come to Life at Subbotnik’s Challah Making Night. Written by Sarah Bendetsky. On Thursday, 30 July, close to 60 Russian-speaking Jewish people gathered for a Challah, Falafel, Music and Wine Night in Moorabbin. Victoria. Hosted by Subbotnik* and Kangarusski organisations and themed around Shabbat’s key …

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Media Release: Jewish Care Victoria.

Jewish Care Crowdfunding Aims to Improve Senses Jewish Care Victoria is launching its first digital crowdfunding campaign, ‘Cents for Senses’ on 21 July 2015 to raise funds for vital equipment to be used in the adult and children’s sensory rooms located in the new Disability Respite Centre in Caulfield. Jewish …

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ZCNSW Statement on ALP National Conference Mid-East Resolution

The Zionist Council of NSW views with disappointment the resolution passed at the Australian Labor Party (ALP) National Conference on the 26th of July (coincidentally Tisha B’Av) on the Israel Palestinian issue. This resolution dents the bipartisan approach that has existed in Australia in order to reach a Two State …

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Zionist Federation of Australia: 25km Kinneret Swim for kids with cancer.

Zionist Federation of Australia. May 21, 2015 by Hayley Hadassin SWIM FOR LIFE. Yigal Sela is the Israel Office Director at the Zionist Federation of Australia. He is also a father, grandfather and cancer survivor. Originally from the UK he made Aliyah 45 years ago and on the 26th May …

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World Bible Quiz – Australian Participants in Israel.

Australian’s Chani Charak aged 16, a student at Kesser Torah school in Sydney and Chaya Leah (Lele) Kaltmann aged 17, a student at Beth Rivka Ladies College in Melbourne, competed in the 52nd World Bible Quiz which was held in Israel with the theme of “Kibbutz Galuyot” (ingathering of the Diasporas). …

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All Shuk Up.

Written by Hayley Hadassin for the Zionist Federation of Australia. The Zionist Federation of Australia’s Israel Program SHUK came to Sydney and Melbourne and was a tremendous success. As the largest Israel programs fair held in Australia it was a great opportunity for people thinking about participating on short or …

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Hand in Hand with Israel in Remembrance and Celebration.

Hand in Hand with Israel in Remembrance and Celebration – Zionist Council of Victoria Presents 2015 Yom Ha’atzmaut and Yom Hazikaron Programs March 2015 The Zionist Council of Victoria, in partnership with the United Israel Appeal and with the assistance and generous support of communal and corporate partners, is pleased …

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AUJS Condemns vicious attack on free speech & intimidation of Jewish Students.

AUJS MEDIA RELEASE: AUJS Condemns vicious attack on free speech and intimidation of Jewish Students by student protestors led by Professor Jake Lynch. At 1pm on March 11 at the University of Sydney, Colonel Richard Kemp gave a public lecture on the ethics of Military Tactics in recent conflicts to …

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Media Release: Jewish Care Victoria

Valued Bequestors Honoured by Jewish Care   Longstanding supporters Richard and Marietta Manders OBM (Z’L), who were responsible for an extraordinary $3.5M bequest to Jewish Care, were remembered and celebrated at a special commemoration held on Sunday, February 8.   The bequest was received by Jewish Care in 2012. However, …

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Statement Pres. NSW BoD.Royal Commission-Child Sexual Abuse.

In Australia we are in the midst of a Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse. Some rabbonim within the Chabad/Yeshivah were complicit in the covering up of sexual abuse within their communities. They excused themselves by wrongly covering it up using Jewish Law and tradition. The numbers are small, …

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Media Release: Jewish Care Victoria

Media Release 3 February 2015 By Donna Surdut Inaugural Graduating Class for Jewish Care and Selmar Partnership The inaugural graduation of students who have completed Certificate III in Aged Care/ Home and Community Care took place this week at Jewish Care, with ten graduates receiving their qualification. The nationally-accredited aged …

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Statement: NSW Jewish Board of Deputies: Paris attacks.

At this difficult time we stand with the people of France and in particular with its Jewish community.   The appalling antisemitic attack at the kosher supermarket demonstrates yet again the many dangers that Jewish communities across Europe and the world face from Islamic extremism.   We also note that …

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Jewish Care to Receive Significant Funding Boost

Jewish Care to Receive Significant Funding Boost from Claims Conference Media Release 15 December 2014   Following the announcement by the Claims Conference of an allocation of: USD $10.7 million to support Holocaust survivors in Australia in 2015, Jewish Care Victoria is extremely pleased to announce that it has been …

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A Wedding Shared at Montefiore Melbourne.

For the first time in many decades, a wedding took place in the garden at Montefiore Home’s Community Residence, and what a simcha it was! Smorgon Nursing Home Nurse, Natasha Katz, 24, decided she would celebrate her wedding with the people she cares for on a daily basis, who have …

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International Day for People with a Disability

International Day for People with a Disability is celebrated by Jewish Care By Donna Surdut Jewish Care celebrated the International Day of People with a Disability (IDPwD) with a fun-filled family event at Hamerkaz Shelanu on Sunday, 30 November, with around 150 guests. The day aims to promote an understanding …

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Save A Child’s Heart presentation at Beth Weizmann Community Centre.

Dozens of people filled the Beth Weizmann auditorium on Monday night (1/12/14) for a community event hosted by the Zionist Council of Victoria (ZCV), Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS), Australasian Jewish Medical Federation (AJMF) and AUSiMED, to learn about the Save A Child’s Heart organisation (SACH). SACH is a …

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