All posts tagged Central Synagogue

‘Business as usual’ following security scare

THE Community Security Group (CSG) in NSW insists it will be “business as usual” for Shabbat services, after an online threat against Sydney’s Central Synagogue triggered a large-scale police operation on Sunday night.

Moriah mourns Max

THE Moriah College family has lost a "revered friend and iconic educator" with the passing of Max Lemberg, college Rabbi Dr Aryeh Solomon said this week.

Religious streams unite for Pittsburgh

SYDNEY's Jewish community put religious differences aside at a pluralistic vigil for the victims and survivors of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre last Wednesday night.

‘Bar mitzvah king’ turns 100

Sydney's Max Lemberg, the man once called the “bar mitzvah king”, celebrated his 100th birthday last month with family and friends from as far away as the UK, Berlin and Canberra.

Howard in good spirits at Central

Former Australian prime minister John Howard enjoyed a genuinely warm reception as special guest at a Shabbat service and dinner at Central Shule on March 16, receiving a standing ovation as a proven friend of Israel.

Synagogues speak out

A NUMBER of Sydney synagogues are joining more than 100 shules worldwide for this week's Infertility Awareness Shabbat to enhance understanding and facilitate empathy for those struggling to have a family.

Pipes packs a punch

A SLOW but noticeable declining trend in Islamist activity around the world, the strengths and vulnerabilities of an assertive Iran, and a different take on the Israel–Palestine conflict were addressed during a speaking tour of Sydney and Melbourne by Middle East Forum founder and president Dr Daniel Pipes, as a guest of the Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC).

Massive increase from NSW Government

A CONCERTED effort by the community to access NSW government grants has seen a 200 per cent increase in the last 12 months.

New ambassador is Sofer, so good

Israel's new ambassador Mark Sofer has hit the ground running, presenting his diplomatic credentials to the Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove, attending an ECAJ conference and meeting Australian and Victorian Jewish leaders.

Israel’s rising global status

"THOSE who urge boycotts of Israel or unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state claim that they are on the right side of history, but they are very wrong." That was the emphatic message given to a 200-strong crowd by leading Israeli strategic analyst Dr Eran Lerman during his recent trip to Australia, as a guest of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC).