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B’nai B’rith, Social Blueprint, and Caulfield Shule join forces

Caulfield Shule, together with Social Blueprint and B’nai B’rith, hosted an event that delved into the intricacies of various avenues of care. With an audience of 200, the event aimed to shed light on important aspects of this critical subject matter. Read more » »

Striving for reconciliation

WHEN William Cooper and members of his Australian Aborigines’ League marched to the German consulate in Melbourne in December 1938 to protest against Kristallnacht, the toxic embers of the Nazi pogroms were still glowering in faraway Europe. Read more » »

Singing sensation

Jemma Cher is enjoying a new chapter in her singing career as she performs with a new backing band at gigs at popular Melbourne jazz venues. Read more » »

Australian BBC journalist making waves

Australian-born BBC journalist Amie Liebowitz recently moderated a high-profile panel at the European Parliament on the topic of Jewish resistance. Co-organised by the European Jewish Congress and B’nai B’rith International, the event was held to commemorate the Warsaw ghetto uprising. Read more » »

Tribunal decision forces budge

After a lengthy legal battle, B’nai B’rith Retirement Villages has pledged to be more flexible when enforcing its house rules, in light of individual tenants’ needs. In particular, rule 5 of its Princess Gardens site in Rose Bay, which forbids any pets, other than goldfish, being kept inside units. Read more » »

Iconic Catholic priest ‘didn’t judge, he just tried to help’

Jewish figures joined a groundswell of praise, as Australia mourned the passing of Father Bob Maguire, 88, an iconic Catholic priest, known simply as “Father Bob”, who devoted his life to social justice. Read more » »

New president for JNF NSW

After a 10-year association with JNF NSW, Jason Eisner says, “The opportunity was right” to take on the organisation’s presidency at its AGM last month. He replaces Pam Krail, who has just completed her second term at the helm. “I’ve been part of the JNF for a long time, it’s kind of like being part of the family,” Eisner said. Read more » »

‘Impossible to put into words’

Four members of BBYO NSW ((B’nai B’rith Youth Organisation) joined BBYO Victoria and Canberra to travel to Dallas and participate in the BBYO International Convention (IC), along with 5000 Jewish teenagers from all over the world. Read more » »

Deborah Glass tapped for Human Rights Oration

Victorian Ombudsman Deborah Glass has been announced as the keynote speaker for B’nai B’rith Victoria’s upcoming annual Human Rights Oration. The event will take place on March 15 at the new Melbourne Holocaust Museum. Read more » »

A man who made ‘Australia a better place’

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus gave the keynote address at the inaugural Raoul Wallenberg Day event held at St Kilda Town Hall in Melbourne on Sunday. Read more » »