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Ongoing harassment and vilification of students on campus.

The Australasian Union of Jewish Students has voiced concern at the weak response from La Trobe University to the ongoing harassment and vilification of students on campus. Following the overwhelming failure of a hateful anti-Israel motion proposed by the Socialist Alternative at the La Trobe Student Union (LTSU) last week, …

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2014 ZFA Jewish Educators’ conference

  The 2014 ZFA Jewish Educators’ conference is approaching and we are thrilled to have a rich programme of interesting, diverse and exciting topics. The conference will be held at Mt. Scopus College, Melbourne on 17-18th August. We have 82 presentations, 16 international presenters and 48 local presenters, providing something …

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Statement by ZFA on politicians’ statement on Hamas–Israel offensive..

Statement from the Zionist Federation of Australia on politicians’ statement on Hamas–Israel violence For Immediate Release On 25 July, several well-meaning but misinformed federal politicians issued a statement in regards to the current Hamas–Israel hostilities. Dr. Danny Lamm, President of the Zionist Federation of Australia, said, “However well-intentioned these politicians …

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Jewish students condemn Melbourne flag burning.

 Jewish students condemn Melbourne flag burning  The Australasian Union of Jewish Students has condemned the burning of an Australian and Israeli flag outside the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Melbourne office.  https://au.news.yahoo.com/video/watch/24533019/flags-burned-during-anti-israel-protest/  “The storming of a government office, theft of goods, and burning of flags is a disgusting and …

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Jewish Students launch groundbreaking on line Holocaust Awareness Project

Media Release                                                      17 July 2014 JEWISH STUDENTS LAUNCH GROUNDBREAKING ONLINE HOLOCAUST AWARENESS PROJECT  The Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS) has launched ‘6 Million Friends’, an innovative social media campaign designed to help people conceptualise the number of Jewish people who died in the Holocaust. The unique …

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Israel Advocacy Update: How many rockets would YOU tolerate?

Written by Emily Gian. Media and Advocacy Director, Zionist Federation of Australia. As Israel enters the fourth day of “Operation Protective Edge”, there is one simple question I would like to ask of Israel’s detractors. How many? What I mean by this question is how many rockets would you tolerate …

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Israel Advocacy Update. ‘United in hope and grief’.

Written by Emily Gian. Media and Advocacy Director, Zionist Federation of Australia.. 3 July 2014 I have been running my fingertips over my keyboard for hours upon hours desperately trying to find the adequate words to describe the events in Israel in a way that would do justice to what …

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Israel mourns: message from NSW Jewish Board of Deputies President:

The President of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies Yair Miller expressed his immense sorrow at hearing of the cold blooded murder of the three Israeli teens #Eyal Yifrach, #Gilad Shaar and #Naftali Frankel. Miller stated “there can be no justification for this heinous crime and our hearts break for …

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A Statement from the ZCNSW President.

Eyal, Gilad and Naftali: May their memories be a blessing.     Baruch Dayan Emet. As night began to fall here in Israel the news that the families of the three kidnapped teenagers, every Israeli citizen and Jews around the world had been dreading was announced.  The bodies of Gil-Ad …

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the Zionist Federation of Australia, Gandel Philanthropy gifts a trip of a lifetime.

June 2014. MEDIA RELEASE. Through the Zionist Federation of Australia, Gandel Philanthropy gifts 160 young adults with the trip of a lifetime. Taglit-Birthright Israel is a visionary program that provides a gift of a 10-day educational tour of Israel for young Jewish adults aged 18-26. The Zionist Federation of Australia …

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PRESS RELEASE – New Leadership Committee Aims For True Inclusion

  The first meeting of the newly formed Social Inclusion Leadership Committee (SILC) was held on the 17 June, 2014.   The committee, chaired by David Southwick MP, State Member for Caulfield, brings together a new group of leaders from 13 Victorian organisations set up to lead a campaign of …

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Israel Advocacy Update. CHASING HAMAS.

Written by Emily Gian. Media and Advocacy Director, Zionist Federation of Australia.. It has now been twelve days since three Israeli teens, Eyal Yifrah, Gil-Ad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel were kidnapped in Gush Etzion while making their way home from their respective Yeshivot. The search, being coordinated by the IDF is …

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Media release : ZFA Zionist Seminars

  ZFA Zionist Seminar. Youth leaders from Israel facilitate seminars in Melbourne and Sydney. The Zionist Seminars Program is one of the leading projects of the Zionist Federation of Australia and the Jewish Agency for Israel in Australia, bringing talented and committed young shlichim to work intensively with students in …

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Media Release ZFA: International Bible Quiz

Edward Lichtig and Sara Krishtul have returned from the International Bible Quiz. Edward Lichtig, 15, from Leibler Yavneh College in Melbourne and Sara Krishtul 15, from Beth Rivkah Ladies College have just returned from the World Bible Quiz. Sara ranked 17th and Edward ranked 18th in the world and 13th …

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ZFA Statement on the three kidnapped Israeli youths by Palestinian terrorists.

ZFA Statement on the three kidnapped Israeli youths by Palestinian terrorists. For Immediate Release, 15 June 2014.   The Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) strongly condemns the kidnapping of three Israeli youths as they were making their way home on Thursday evening.  The three missing students are Eyal Yifrach, Gilad …

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Media Release: A Bar Mitzvah for the Generations.

13 June 2014   A Bar Mitzvah for the Generations By Sarah Bendetsky   For only the second time in 166 years, a Bar Mitzvah took place at Montefiore Homes Community Residence, and what a celebration it was!   Ron Kotev, a 13-year-old McKinnon Secondary College student, a passionate sportsman …

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Refugee Week and the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies will host guest speaker Philip Feinstein

Next week marks Refugee Week and the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies will host guest speaker Philip Feinstein at its June Plenum to mark the occasion. Winner of the 2014 STARTTS Humanitarian Award for Best Project, the ex South African political refugee Philip has combined his musical talents in composition …

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Two lighthearted videos from Jewish Care Victoria

A Wise Person Once Said… Is a short  video made to complement Jewish Care’s promotion with Glicks Cakes & Bagels. Our Annual Appeal campaign this year is based on famous quotes. We extended this promotion by having 30,000 Glicks challah bags printed with a quote from Mr Glick. These bags …

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ZFA Jewish Educators’ Conference.

PREPARATIONS ARE UNDERWAY FOR ZFA JEWISH EDUCATORS’ CONFERENCE. The role of Israel in Jewish education is a key theme to be explored in this year’s Zionist Federation of Australia’s Jewish Educators’ Conference and we are delighted that Israel’s Minister for Education, Rav Shai Piron will be coming to the conference …

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J-Air – Melbourne’s new Jewish radio station.

  J-Air, Melbourne’s new Jewish radio station is pleased to announce the launch of its latest programme, Nothing Left, which discusses issues of interest surrounding Israel advocacy, Jewish interests and multiculturalism in Australia. Nothing Left will provide commentary on political issues from a centre-right perspective. Co-hosts Michael Burd and Alan …

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