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NSW Board of Deputies elections for General Franchise Deputies

  A RECORD number of 120 people have nominated as General Franchise deputies on the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies. There are 75 places available, and members of the Board of Deputies will cast their ballots by post over the next fortnight. The highest number previously received was 95 nominations …

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ZFA passes resolution on religious pluralism in Israel

  October 11, 2013 On October 8, after much discussion, the Zionist Federation of Australia passed the following resolution at its Executive Meeting, at which affiliates across Australia were present. “We believe that Israel’s Declaration of Independence is an inspirational document that describes the aspirations and hopes of a democratic …

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“A week of success stories.”

ZFA Israel Advocacy Update. 3rd October 2013 – Submitted and written by Gabrielle ‘Gabsy’ Debinski. Media and Advocacy Director of the Zionist Federation of Australia…………….. Those of you who follow the communal press would have seen the debate that arose as a result of my advocacy update on the J …

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Response to Galus Australia article

8th October 2013 Gabrielle ‘Gabsy’ Debinski. Media and Advocacy Director of the Zionist Federation of Australia… Recently, there have been some accusations flying around about the ZFA, stemming from an advocacy update published last week, and it seems apt to respond. My role at the ZFA is to provide food …

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Media Release: Dana Dion Art Exhibition

    Dana Dion’s paintings reflect an intense exploration of the world and her subsequent quest for inner expression of that experience. The bold physicality of her painterly surfaces is balanced with a sense of tender vulnerability and an obvious love for the process of painting. Artist: Dana Dion Gallery: …

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Memorial to PM Yitzhak Rabin

Join the Zionist Council of NSW, together with the Zionist Youth Movements, Jewish Day Schools and BJE for a Memorial to PM Yitzhak Rabin Z’L – 18 years. 1922-1955 Open to the community – free entry Tuesday, 15th October at NCJWA – 111-113 Queen Street, Woollahra at 7:30pm. Representatives from …

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ZFA Israel Programs runs Mind, Body, and Soul Series

ZFA Israel Programs runs Mind, Body, and Soul Series An alternative form of reflection during the High Holy Days October 3, 2013 Over the first three Tuesdays of September, young Jewish adults and Israel Programs alumni attended the exciting inaugural Mind, Body, Soul series. Presented by ZFA Israel Programs as …

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Festive event at Beth Weizmann Sukkah for grant recipients

  September 30, 2013 Three community organisations have been awarded Victorian State funding A sunny afternoon brought together members of the community at the Beth Weizmann Community Centre to attend a presentation ceremony for Victorian state government grants. Beth Weizmann Community Centre, Caulfield Hebrew Congregation and the National Council of …

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Former PM Julia Gillard Awarded Prestigious Jerusalem Prize

Ms Gillard recognised for staunch commitment and loyalty to Israel September 30, 2013 The Zionist Council of Victoria is delighted to announce that the recipient of the 2013 Jerusalem Prize is The Honourable Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia 2010-2013, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to strengthening Australia’s connection …

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We are you, and you are us – Israel and Australia share values

Yuval Rotem, is/was Israel’s ambassador to Australia. I had the privilege to be introduced to him, and to attend  a few functions which he too attended. He really is a very warm and witty man,  who appears to have a great relationship with Barry (Baruch) O’Farrell. I suspect the two …

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Zionist Federation of Australia welcomes Gandel Philanthropy’s commitment to Jewish continuity

25 September 2013 MEDIA RELEASE Zionist Federation of Australia welcomes Gandel Philanthropy’s commitment to Jewish continuity Taglit-Birthright Israel is a visionary program that provides a free 10-day educational tour of Israel for young Jewish adults aged 18-26 who have never previously participated in a peer-group educational trip to Israel. The …

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ZFA Kangarusski program success continues back in Australia

ZFA Kangarusski program success continues back in Australia  with programme participants involved in leadership training    September 9, 2013 The very first Kangarusski Birthright trip brought 40 Russian-speaking Jewish Australians to Israel for an unforgettable ten day experience. The pilot program, organised by the Zionist Federation of Australia and supported …

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The New “Habayit Home of Hebrew and Israeli Culture”

Bustling new Hebrew centre engages community in exciting projects  September 9, 2013 Habayit is a new and exciting initiative of the World Zionist Organisation to promote the Hebrew language and Israeli culture in Jewish communities around the world. Melbourne was one of only three cities selected to receive funding for …

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