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Canberra opening of the Jewish International Film Festival

Join us for the premiere screening of Matchmaking, a Haredi take on Romeo and Juliet with plenty of laughs. Introduced by Uri Windt, publisher Plus61J Media. Tickets include drink on arrival.

Sydney Jewish Museum appoints first Sephardi-Mizrahi liaison

The new position aims to embed Sephardi-Mizrahi content in all the Museum’s activities – collections, exhibitions, education, events and publications.

Ode on a Grecian journey

RALPH GENENDE joins PAUL FORGASZ on a Jewish tour of Greece.

Purim skit mocking Mizrachi Jews prompts racism outcry

A national religious girls’ school has apologised after the spoof on Mizrachi religious practices prompted viral outrage.

Marrying Sephardi meant discovering prejudice and pride

After reading an Australian experience of Sephardi discrimination, SHAYNEE BARNETT reflected on what it has meant to raise her children in a mixed Ashkenazi-Sephardi marriage.

‘I suffered more discrimination for being Sephardi than from antisemitism’

A former student at Moriah College tells ELANA BENJAMIN how the school discriminated against him over his Sephardi background and how, 30 years on, it has changed for the better.

Israel to measure inequality between Mizrahi and Ashkenazi Jews

Israel has avoided measuring socioeconomic differences between Jews of different backgrounds since the 1980s, but that’s about to change.

‘I’m not exotica, I’m Jewish, just like anyone from Central Synagogue’

Many Sephardi and Mizrachi Jews feel their traditions are excluded and invalidated by the Ashkenazi-centric Australian community

Sephardic musician Lily Henley keeps Jewish folk tradition alive

Henley spoke to Hey Alma about her Ladino album Oras Dezaoradas and how she ‘can’t not’ incorporate Jewishness into her music

Mexican author’s novels explore Sephardic history and crypto-Judaism

Jewish writer Angelina Muñiz Huberman was recently inducted into the Mexican Academy of Language, the country's most prestigious literary body

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