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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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Statement from Zionist Council of Victoria regarding Brussels Jewish Museum Shooting.

  26 May 2014 The weekend shooting attack that claimed the lives of four people at the Jewish Museum in the Belgian capital of Brussels is a tragic and sadly increasing phenomenon of the rise of anti Semitism in Europe.   On the heels of the Brussels attack, two Jewish …

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HIDING BEHIND BIGOTRY AND LIES

Weekly Israel Advocacy Update. Written by Emily Gian. There has long been a tendency for some commentators to claim they are afraid to speak out about matters relating to Israel for fear that any negative comment might be construed as being antisemitic. Whilst it is true that this might sometimes …

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Gap year kids in Israel. ANZAC programme provided by JNF:

  250 young Australians participate in a two day program with KKL-JNF in Israel in honor of Anzac Day 2014. On Thursday, April 24, KKL-JNF’s Forest and Field Center at Nes Harim in the Judean Mountains hosted a fascinating encounter between youth from Australia who are spending five months in …

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National Reconciliation Week.

National Reconciliation Week is held annually from May 27 to June 3. The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies next meeting on 20th May will focus on Reconciliation Week to raise awareness of the campaign. ReconciliACTION! website. The Reconciliation movement is about building respectful relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander …

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Israel Programmes Fair.

The biggest Israel Programs Fair ever held in Australia will be coming to Sydney and Melbourne. ‘The Shuk’ will showcase a wide range of gap year, study abroad, post-university and volunteer experiences for young adults aged 18-30. It is a fantastic opportunity to meet program organisers and alumni as well …

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For Tamar.

  Weekly Israel Advocacy Update. Written by Emily Gian. Media and Advocacy Director, Zionist Federation of Australia..   Dear Tamar, Remember me? We first met in late December 1996 when my parents took me to Israel for the first time as part of a UIA family mission. My family and …

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Yom Ha’atzmaut rocks Melbourne

  Last night flags were waved, toes were tapping and people were singing along as the Victorian community came together to celebrate Israel’s 66th birthday.     The Melbourne Recital Centre, provided the perfect venue for ths incredible celebration. Young and old celebrated as they revelled in Israel’s rich tapestry …

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Media release: The Joy of Volunteering

    Submitted by Jewish Care, Victoria. Written by Sarah Bendetsky.   Every year, Jewish Care’s 460 volunteers contribute over 35,000 hours of amazing community support. With National Volunteer Week around the corner, it’s a great time to recognise their important work and say thank you to volunteers who lead …

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Anzac Day commemoration.

  ANZAC Day is one of the most important days in the calendar of Australians and New Zealanders, marking the anniversary of the fateful dawn landing on the beaches of Gallipoli by Australian and New Zealand troops in 1915. It was the first major action by the Australian and New …

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AUJS – Daring social experiment tests how students react to racial vilification on campus .

Media Release.                                                                         28 April 2014. Daring social experiment tests how students react to racial vilification on campus   The Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS) has launched the results of a bold social experiment that investigates how people react to racial vilification. BYEstander tested whether …

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NSW Board of Deputies Yom Hashoah commemorations.

The Hungarian Jewish community numbered approximately 700,000 at the beginning of 1944, having absorbed thousands of refugees from Poland, Austria and Slovakia seeking sanctuary from Nazi persecution. Although the community was subject to anti-Jewish legislation and antisemitic experiences, it was largely protected from Nazi atrocities. But on 19 March 1944 …

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ZFA Weekly Israel Advocacy Update.

Written by Emily Gian. Media and Advocacy Director, Zionist Federation of Australia..   Over the years, I have received some fantastic “good news” stories across my desk that come from Israel and that really needed to be shouted about from the rooftops.   Whether it has been some technological advancement or …

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MEDIA RELEASE: ZFA BIENNIAL CONFERENCE

                                                   2 APRIL 2014   180 delegates, including large contingents of young adults from the Australian Zionist Youth Council and AUJS, gathered in Melbourne on Sunday 30 March for the ZFA’s Biennial Conference. With keynote addresses from the Hon Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Opposition, Yariv Levin MK and …

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Renowned Israeli Director Dan Wolman showcases the best of Israeli Cinema

3 April 2014.   Courtesy of the Embassy of Israel, the Zionist Council of Victoria together with Habayit showcased the very best of Israeli cinematography to Melbourne. Israeli director Dan Wolman enthralled community members as he took them “behind the scenes” of the Israeli film industry. Both Hebrew and English …

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Zionist Council of NSW Announces Yom Ha’atzmaut and Yom Hazikaron Programs

  The Zionist Council of New South Wales is excited to announce the Yom Ha’atzmaut and Yom Hazikaron programs for 2014.   Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut are the most significant occasions on the Israeli calendar. In Israel the entire atmosphere of the country is transformed to reflect the solemnity …

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NSW Jewish Board of Deputies – Yom Hashoah 2014.

Honouring the memory of European Jewry, 1944 marking the 70th anniversary of the last chapter of the Shoah, which included the mass deportation of Hungarian Jewry. Yad Vashem’s chief historian Dr David Silberklang will present the keynote address at our main communal functions on Sunday April 27 at 7.00pm and …

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Jewish Agency chairman launches campaign with AUJS students..

  Written and submitted by Matthew Lesh. Political Affairs Director. AUJS – Australasian Union of Jewish Students       Natan Sharansky, executive chairman of the Jewish Agency, spoke to Jewish students in Melbourne and Sydney, and launched the Australasian Union of Jewish Students’ (AUJS) “I am an Israeli” campaign, …

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“I am an Israeli”

Jewish students celebrate diversity: I am an Israeli Today the Australasian Union of Jewish Students launched a campaign to celebrate diversity in Israeli society. The campaign, entitled “I am an Israeli”, highlights the stories of ten Israelis—ranging from a Muslim former army officer, to an observant Jewish artist and storyteller. …

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Yariv Levin MK: From Begin to Netanyahu – Zionism in the Likud.

From Begin to Netanyahu – Zionism in the Likud Betar NSW in conjunction with the Zionist Council of NSW, JNF, UIA and The Central Synagogue are pleased to be able to offer you the opportunity to hear from Yariv Levin MK an Israeli politician who currently serves as a coalition …

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