All posts tagged Christchurch

Poway gunman was inspired by New Zealand mosque attacks

The alleged California synagogue gunman was inspired by New Zealand mosque shooter Brenton Tarrant, according to documents unsealed by the court.

‘Compassion trumps politics’

"AN attack on one faith is an attack on us all," NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD) CEO Vic Alhadeff said at a presentation in Christchurch last week, where he delivered a cheque for almost $70,000 to the city's mayor.

‘An attack on one faith is an attack on us all’

PRIMO Levi was an Italian chemist who was arrested by the Nazis along with thousands of other Italian Jews – including my grandparents - and deported to the Auschwitz death camp during the Holocaust, writes Vic Alhadeff.

Worldwide Jewish communities raise over $1 million for Christchurch

NSW Jewish Board of Deputies chief executive Vic Alhadeff will this month present a $71,000 cheque to families of the victims of the Christchurch attacks. Over $1 million in total

A slight sense of unease over admirable Ardern

COMMENT Despite New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemning the Christchurch massacre and showing strong support for the Muslim community, she has remained quiet this week after a prominent Muslim […]

Communal clash over speaker

IN the wake of the massacre in Christchurch this month, the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD) called for a talk by US Islamic reformist Dr Zuhdi Jasser at Maroubra Synagogue to be cancelled. 

JBOD: Standing by our fundraising campaign

Whether or not Muslims had united for Pittsburgh Synagogue, raising funds for Christchurch was the right thing to do, writes NSW Jewish Board of Deputies CEO Vic Alhadeff.

‘Our prayers go out to you’

IN an unprecedented move, New Zealand's only Jewish school was closed on Monday while all shule services were cancelled over the weekend in the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attack.

‘Our hearts cry out. We are all the children of Abraham’

WHEN a gunman opened fire on Muslim men, women and children in prayer in Christchurch on March 15, killing 50, it had a monumental impact on the whole of New Zealand, the full extent of which still remains to be seen.

JBOD launches Christchurch crowdfunding campaign

THE New Zealand mosque massacres prompted the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD) to launch a crowd-funding campaign in support of the Muslim community in Christchurch.