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‘Visionary, innovator, family man’

Tributes have flowed for Australian Jewish community figure Joe Krycer who has passed away in Israel. In his 17 years as JNF Victoria’s executive director, he made dozens of trips to Israel, led many touring missions and made lifelong friends. The Melbourne father of two and grandfather made aliyah in 2015, living in Jerusalem. Read more » »

B’nai Brith Human Rights Oration

Adam Butt, a Sydney-based barrister, will deliver the 2024 B’nai B’rith Human Rights Oration in Melbourne on the afternoon of Sunday, April 7. The subject of his Oration, Native title, racial discrimination and antisemitism in schools will enable Butt to share his insights and perspectives on these important issues. Read more » »

Fifth week without Margalit

“IT comes and it goes,” said Benny Monheit about his emotions, as he endured the fifth week on tenterhooks about the fate of his cousin Margalit Moses, 78, who was among some 240 Israelis abducted to Gaza on October 7. Read more » »

Friedlander nominated in senior category

Holocaust survivor and founder of the Moving Forward Together Association (MFTA), Ernie Friedlander, received the tremendous honour on November 9 of being nominated by the Australia Day Council for 2024 NSW Senior Australian of the Year. Read more » »

Packs of love for women’s refuge

After months of preparation, B’nai B’rith NSW’s Womanpower Unit recently handed over 16 boxes worth of starter care packs to Bayside Women’s Shelter’s general manager Sallianne Faulkner. Read more » »

The Joint Australia sets up appeal

Jewish humanitarian organisation the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) has crews on the ground in Marrakesh, Morocco, helping people in the region in the aftermath of the devastating 6.8 magnitude earthquake that struck on September 10, that has so far killed 3000 people, and injured many more. Read more » »

Recognition for B’nai B’rith stalwart

A young Heinz Gerstl went along to his first B’nai B’rith function because his mother wanted him to socialise with Jewish girls. Now, the long-time stalwart has been honoured by B’nai B’rith International for 70 years of dedication to the organisation and its causes. Gerstl has held numerous positions in the organisation. Read more » »

Calls for unblocking of latest film

Documentary filmmaker Saulius Beržinis was recently presented with a B’nai B’rith Australia New Zealand (BBANZ) Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the body of research, study, and documentation of Lithuania’s Jewish population during the Holocaust. Read more » »

‘Stop Racism Now’ receives award

“Stop Racism Now” was recently awarded the NSW Premier’s Multicultural Award for Community Campaign of the Year. In the wake of an alarming increase of over 60 per cent in reported racist incidents since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, concerned individuals and community leaders came together to address this issue head-on. Read more » »

JCA funds not used for Voice

Any claims that JCA funds have been provided for the “Kol Halev” initiative are “entirely false and misrepresentative of the facts”, JCA CEO Alain Hasson told The AJN this week. Read more » »