All posts tagged Gareth Narunsky

interfaith vigil

Faiths pray for tolerance

WHILE the perpetrator of Monday’s siege in Sydney was an example of humanity at its worst, several interfaith prayer vigils held this week displayed humanity at its best.
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yossi friedman

Cremorne’s loss is Maroubra’s gain

MAROUBRA Synagogue’s search for a new rabbi is over – while across the harbour, Cremorne Synagogue’s search for a new rabbi is about to begin.

Sugihara at SJM

Honouring a Japanese hero

HAD Chiune Sugihara not issued visas – against his government’s wishes – to Lithuanian Jews fleeing the Nazis, Central Synagogue would not have Rabbi Levi Wolff, JCA’s CEO would not be Daniel Grynberg and John Roth would never have been […]

Xu Xin

From China with love

THE Chinese people are impressed with the achievements and contributions of Jews to the world, the nation’s foremost scholar on Judaism says. Professor Xu Xin, founder and director of the Institute of Jewish Studies at Nanjing University, is set to […]


Chief Rabbi inspires in Sydney

WE should always be proud of our Judaism. That was the message from the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, Ephraim Mirvis, who spoke to students at Moriah College last week about the importance of respecting […]

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The lessons of Kristallnacht

THE Jewish community is “a canary in the mine” for the wider problem of racial discrimination in Australia, Australian Human Rights Commission president Professor Gillian Triggs said at the communal Kristallnacht commemoration on November 9.

Nikolaos Michaloliakos

Golden Dawn members headed to Australia

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has stood shoulder to shoulder with senior representatives of Australia’s Greek community in condemning a planned visit this week by members of far-right Greek party Golden Dawn.

David Harris

The AJC of advocacy

WE are at a defining moment for Israel and world Jewry, American Jewish Committee (AJC) executive director David Harris said in Sydney late last month.

AIJAC Abbott

An audience with Abbott

ISRAEL, Iran and Islamist terror were on the agenda last week when Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) executive director Colin Rubenstein, together with his American Jewish Committee (AJC) counterpart David Harris, met Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Australians for Palestine

Pro-Palestinian group slammed over photo

TWO months after being caught out using a photo of children killed in Syria and portraying them as Palestinian victims in Gaza, the Australians for Palestine (AFP) group is at it again.

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