Past Events

  • Friday, August 05, 2011 at 03:00 PM

    NIForum Avoda Aravit Melbourne

  • Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 05:45 PM

    Lowy Institute in Sydney NSW, Australia

    Views from Israeli democracy

    The Lowy Institute, with the assistance of NIF and NIF Australia, will shortly be hosting a timely video conference featuring three leading Israelis drawn from politics, academia and the media to give their views on some of the challenges Israel faces domestically and regionally.

    The event's speakers include NIF President Naomi Chazan, MK Dr. Nachman Shai (Kadima) and Ha'aretz chief political correspondent Akiva Eldar.

    The Lowy Institute has kindly allowed us to extend this invitation to you.

  • Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 05:00 PM · $10.00 AUD (buy now)

    Private home in South Caulfield, Australia

    Advancing the Status of Women in Israel

    The New Israel Fund ("NIF") Australia invites you to a presentation by Ellyse Borghi on Sunday 30 October 2011. Ellyse has just returned from a year studying law at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. There she focused primarily on family law and the interaction between religion and state in this sphere.

    While in Israel, she also interned at a not-for-profit law legal services organisation funded by NIF, the Centre for Women's Justice which provides Litigation and advocacy services advancing the status of Jewish women whose rights have been infringed as a result of the legal system’s dependence on religious law. This organisation is attempting to change the status quo for Jewish women in Israel by pursuing legal outcomes which raise women's rights and status in the rabbinical courts around the country.

    The presentation will be followed by a discussion.

    Time: 5.00pm
    Place: 9 Eumeralla Road, South Caulfield
    Entry: $10 - all proceeds to support New Israel Fund Australia's 2011 fundraising efforts.

  • Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 07:00 PM

    Nooks Place in Randwick, Australia

    David Landau - Sydney NIForum (20s & 30s) event

    David Landau (born 1947) is a London-born Israeli journalist and newspaper editor. Landau was editor-in-chief of the Israeli newspaper Haaretz from 2004 to 2008. He was the founder and editor-in-chief of the paper's English edition from 1997 to 2004. Before joining Haaretz in 1997, Landau was the diplomatic correspondent of The Jerusalem Post for 12 years, and its managing editor for four years. He is most recently the author of a David Ben Gurion biography together with Shimon Peres, is one of Israel’s most renowned writers, and is visiting Australia as a guest of the New Israel Fund. 

    David Landau

    Date: Wednesday 16 November 2011
    Time: 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm
    Venue: TBA
    RSVP: By 11 November 2011 below

    David’s trip to Australia is a fundraising tour, and any donation you can make to support NIF Australia’s five focus projects for 2011/12 is very much appreciated. You can read about the projects here.

    Landau grew up in the Golders Green neigbourhood of London. In the early 1960s, he studied at a Haredi yeshiva in Israel. In 1970, after completing a degree in law at University College, London, he settled in Jerusalem where he continues to live with his wife and their three children.

    David Landau is something of a rarity in Israel: on the left politically, on the right religiously he makes for unfailingly lively, original and thought-provoking debate.

    This is his first visit to Australia, a unique opportunity to hear an independent voice reflect on a dramatic period of upheaval in Israel and the Middle East.

  • Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 07:15 PM

    Newtown Synagogue Hall in Newtown, Australia

    David Landau - Inner West Community Event

    NEW ISRAEL FUND AUSTRALIA is delighted to invite you to an Inner West Community Event with special guest DAVID LANDAU on his first visit to Australia.

    Date: Thursday 17 November 2011
    Time: 7:15 for 7:30 pm start until 9:00 pm
    Venue: Newtown Synagogue Hall, 20 Georgina St, Newtown
    RSVP: By 11 November 2011 below

    $10 entry fee on the night. Please also consider contribution to "100 Reasons to Give $100" campaign.

    Further enquiries: Email: info@nif.org.au or Tel (02) 9216 9034 

    david-landau-bio.jpgDavid Landau is something of a rarity in Israel: on the left politically, on the right religiously he makes for unfailingly lively, original and thought-provoking debate.

    His long and celebrated career in journalism – first as diplomatic correspondent for the Jerusalem Post, then as editor-in-chief of the influential Haaretz and today with The Economist – gives him authoritative insight into Israel’s predicament.

    A frequent guest commentator for the BBC and American networks, he is also an acclaimed author. His 1993 book, Piety and Power, painted an intimate portrayal of the world of Jewish fundamentalism and Ben Gurion - A Political Biography: Shimon Peres in Conversation with David Landau was recently published.

    An Orthodox Jew, Landau emigrated from London to Israel, where he studied in yeshivas before embarking on a career in journalism. This is his first visit to Australia, a unique opportunity to hear an independent voice reflect on a dramatic period of upheaval in Israel and the Middle East. 

  • Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 07:15 PM

    Emanuel Synagogue Hall in Woollahra, Australia

    David Landau - Eastern Suburbs Community event

    NEW ISRAEL FUND AUSTRALIA is delighted to invite you to an Eastern Suburbs Community Event with special guest DAVID LANDAU on his first visit to Australia.

    Date: Sunday 20 November 2011
    Time: 7:15 for 7:30 pm start until 9:00 pm
    Venue: Emanuel Synagogue Hall, 7 Ocean St, Woollahra
    RSVP: By 11 November 2011 

    $10 entry fee on the night. Please also consider contribution to "100 Reasons to Give $100" campaign.

    Further enquiries: Email: info@nif.org.au or Tel (02) 9216 9034 

    david-landau-bio.jpgDavid Landau is something of a rarity in Israel: on the left politically, on the right religiously he makes for unfailingly lively, original and thought-provoking debate.

    His long and celebrated career in journalism – first as diplomatic correspondent for the Jerusalem Post, then as editor-in-chief of the influential Haaretz and today with The Economist – gives him authoritative insight into Israel’s predicament.

    A frequent guest commentator for the BBC and American networks, he is also an acclaimed author. His 1993 book, Piety and Power, painted an intimate portrayal of the world of Jewish fundamentalism and Ben Gurion - A Political Biography: Shimon Peres in Conversation with David Landau was recently published.

    An Orthodox Jew, Landau emigrated from London to Israel, where he studied in yeshivas before embarking on a career in journalism. This is his first visit to Australia, a unique opportunity to hear an independent voice reflect on a dramatic period of upheaval in Israel and the Middle East. 

  • Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 07:45 PM

    Caulfield Park Pavillion in Caulfield South, Australia

    David Landau - Melbourne Community event

    NEW ISRAEL FUND AUSTRALIA is delighted to invite you to a Melbourne Community Event with special guest DAVID LANDAU on his first visit to Australia.

    Date: Wednesday 23 November 2011
    Time: 7:45 pm until 9:15 pm
    Venue: Caulfield Park Pavillion, Balaclava Road, Caulfield

    RSVP below.

    $10 entry fee on the night. Please also consider contribution to "100 Reasons to Give $100" campaign.

    Further enquiries: Email: melbourne@nif.org.au or Tel (02) 9216 9034.

    david-landau-bio.jpgDavid Landau is something of a rarity in Israel: on the left politically, on the right religiously he makes for unfailingly lively, original and thought-provoking debate.

    His long and celebrated career in journalism – first as diplomatic correspondent for the Jerusalem Post, then as editor-in-chief of the influential Haaretz and today with The Economist – gives him authoritative insight into Israel’s predicament.

    A frequent guest commentator for the BBC and American networks, he is also an acclaimed author. His 1993 book, Piety and Power, painted an intimate portrayal of the world of Jewish fundamentalism and Ben Gurion - A Political Biography: Shimon Peres in Conversation with David Landau was recently published.

    An Orthodox Jew, Landau emigrated from London to Israel, where he studied in yeshivas before embarking on a career in journalism. This is his first visit to Australia, a unique opportunity to hear an independent voice reflect on a dramatic period of upheaval in Israel and the Middle East. 

  • Thursday, November 24, 2011 at 07:30 PM

    Obscura Gallery in St Kilda, Australia

    David Landau - Melbourne NIForum (20s & 30s) event

    David LandauDavid Landau, the former editor-in-chief of Ha’aretz and recent author of a David Ben Gurion biography with Shimon Peres, is one of Israel’s most renowned writers, and is visiting Australia as a guest of the New Israel Fund. New Israel Forum (NIForum) is having an event with him exclusively for those in their 20s and 30s.

    In Melbourne, David will speak on the topic “THE ASYMETRICAL WAR ON TERROR - How to fight terror while maintaining morals”, and an intimate Q&A will follow his talk.

    Date: Thursday 24 November 2011
    Time: 7:30 pm until 9:00 pm
    Venue: Obscura Gallery, First Floor, 285 Carlisle St, St Kilda
    RSVP: By 11 November 2011 below

    David’s trip to Australia is a fundraising tour, and any donation you can make to support NIF Australia’s five focus projects for 2011/12 is very much appreciated. You can read about the projects here.

    New Israel Fund Australia was established to support the New Israel Fund, the leading organization committed to equality and democracy for all Israelis. The New Israel Fund is a partnership of Israelis and supporters of Israel worldwide, dedicated to a vision of Israel as the Jewish homeland and a shared society at peace with itself and its neighbours

    More about David Landau:

    David Landau is something of a rarity in Israel: on the left politically, on the right religiously he makes for unfailingly lively, original and thought-provoking debate.

    His long and celebrated career in journalism – first as diplomatic correspondent for the Jerusalem Post, then as editor-in-chief of the influential Haaretz and today with The Economist – gives him authoritative insight into Israel’s predicament.

    A frequent guest commentator for the BBC and American networks, he is also an acclaimed author. His 1993 book, Piety and Power, painted an intimate portrayal of the world of Jewish fundamentalism and A Political Biography: Shimon Peres in Conversation with David Landau was recently published.

    An Orthodox Jew, Landau emigrated from London to Israel, where he studied in yeshivas before embarking on a career in journalism. This is his first visit to Australia, a unique opportunity to hear an independent voice reflect on a dramatic period of upheaval in Israel and the Middle East.
  • Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 04:00 PM · $10.00 AUD (buy now)

    The Third Village in Darlinghurst, Australia

    Daniel Sokatch NIForum (20s & 30s) event -- Sydney

    NEW ISRAEL FUND AUSTRALIA is delighted to invite
    you to an event and discussion with
    DANIEL SOKATCH
    in his New Israel Forum (20s & 30s) event in Sydney.

    Topic: "Yom Yerushalayim: Envisioning an Equitable and Just Future for Jerusalem with New Israel Fund grantees"

    Jerusalem’s delicate social fabric is threatened by racism, gender segregation, poverty and religious extremism. Come and hear from NIF CEO Daniel Sokatch about New Israel Fund grantees in Jerusalem and the inspiring work they are doing to ensure Jerusalem as Israel’s capital both in practice and in principles.

    • CEO, New Israel Fund
    • 4 times member of “Forward 50,” list the leading Jewish decision-makers and opinion-shapers
    • Former Executive Director, Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco
    • One of the most important Jewish leaders to visit Australia in years

    Daniel J. Sokatch is the CEO of the New Israel Fund. Between San Francisco, Jerusalem and everywhere in between he leads a movement of supporters dedicated to democracy and equality for all Israelis. Sokatch has been named 4 times to the Forward newspaper’s “Forward 50,” an annual list of the fifty leading Jewish decision-makers and opinion-shapers.

    Before joining NIF Sokatch served as Executive Director of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco and was also the Executive Director of the Los Angeles based Progressive Jewish Alliance.

    P.S. First time NIForumers come for free, and if you find one and bring them along then you can come free too!

    Cover charge includes a free hot drink, food, and great company!

  • Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 07:15 PM · $10.00 AUD (buy now)

    Shalom Institute in Kensington, Australia

    Daniel Sokatch Community Event -- Sydney

    NEW ISRAEL FUND AUSTRALIA is delighted to invite
    you to a briefing with special guest speaker
    DANIEL SOKATCH
    in his main Sydney communal event.

    Topic: Why it's time to support a better Israel.

    • CEO, New Israel Fund
    • 4 times member of “Forward 50,” list the leading Jewish decision-makers and opinion-shapers
    • Former Executive Director, Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco
    • One of the most important Jewish leaders to visit Australia in years

    Daniel J. Sokatch is the Chief Executive Officer of the New Israel Fund (NIF), the leading organisation committed to equality and democracy for all Israelis. Before joining NIF, Sokatch served as the Executive Director of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties. Prior to his tenure at Federation, he served as the founding Executive Director of the Los Angeles based Progressive Jewish Alliance.

    In recognition of his leadership, Sokatch has been named to the Forward newspaper’s “Forward 50,” an annual list of the fifty leading Jewish decision-makers and opinion-shapers, in 2002, 2005 and 2008 and 2010.

    Daniel has an MA from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, a JD from Boston College Law School, and a BA from Brandeis University. He is married with two daughters and resides in San Francisco.