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Haifa University Ethiopian Women’s Fund Report

Attached is a summary from the University of the Ethiopian Folktales Project. It is all very exciting. We have not yet completed paying the amount we promised for the publication of the booklet. Hopefully the money is being raised and will be sent over with our...

JNF Report

We have nothing further to report at this stage regarding our new NCJWA-JNF Project, the Garden Classroom at the Or Elementary School in Be'ersheva. We expect to have an update soon re the progress of the establishment of the Garden Classroom. A very successful JNF...

ILAN Report

As Chair of the ILAN portfolio I am responsible for maintaining communication with ILAN in Tel Aviv, Israel, especially Silvina Freund and Hana Laor. I remind and encourage sections to fundraise for ILAN in whatever way they can: holding events specifically to...

HRCC Report

Prior to Rosh Hashanah, we received the following message from Hila Keren-Tendler, who was at that time responsible for Fundraising and Advocacy at the HRCC. Dear friends, Another year has ended and a new one is about to begin. But before we celebrate the new-year...

Israel Affairs and Tourism Report

Amid emerging nuclear deal, Iran deploys long-range radar after USA and Israel officials warned of possible military action curtailing its nuclear program. There is great concern regarding the proposed nuclear deal. France may not submit Mideast resolution at UN...

Community Services Report

This quarter of the year is very busy with all of the Chagim, which leads to opportunities to celebrate with the Golden Age Club.  At the Rosh Hashana evening in South Melbourne the entertainment was provided by a Russian singer as well as some members of the...

Antisemitism Report

On 20 October, I was part of an audience of, approximately, 170 members of the Sydney Jewish Community who attended the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies Plenum at which the NSW Attorney-General, Gabrielle Upton, gave an address on the subject of Race Hate Law. The...

Antisemitism Report September 2015

The following is a speech delivered on 11 September 2015, the Shabbat before Rosh Hashanah, at a synagogue in Sydney. The Executive Council of Australian Jewry’s research officer Julie Nathan spoke in a Sydney Shule on the Shabbat before Rosh Hashanah on her work...

Insights into the Essentials of Good Health

There is a saying, “There is no wealth like health”, Apocrypha of Ben Sira, 30:16.    What could be more valuable than feeling healthy and happy?  Quoting the wise words of Benjamin Franklin, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  While health is...