All posts tagged David Gonski

Bipartisan support for Indigenous scholarships

The statistics alone for the Shalom Gamarada Indigenous Residential Scholarship Program are worth celebrating – 41 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates since 2009, including 23 doctors.

‘Wonderfully generous benefactor’

TRIBUTES have flowed for communal philanthropist Susan Wakil, who passed away earlier this week aged 85.

Education honour for Wakils

IN a heartfelt gesture of appreciation, the Sydney Jewish Museum (SJM) officially launched its core education department – headed by Rebecca Kummerfeld – as the Susan Wakil AO Chair of Education at a special ceremony on May 8 in front of members of the Wakil family, museum board members, David Gonski and former NSW governor Dame Marie Bashir.

Lieberman joins Joint

JOSEPH Lieberman, the first Jewish candidate for vice-president in American history, has agreed to serve as the International Patron of The Joint Australia, a post that was previously held by the revered Elie Wiesel.

CHC’s Frank exchange

BUSINESS tycoon and philanthropist Frank Lowy spoke about success, loss and his love for Israel at Caulfield Hebrew Congregation (CHC)’s breakfast in celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut at the Crown Palladium on Sunday.

Jewish schools win with Gonski

JEWISH schools will not lose funding under the proposed changes announced by the Federal Government last week in response to the Gonski Review into education.

Sport can make a difference

DID you hear the one about the three Jews, the football and the research report?

Securing the future for students

IMAGINE a future where every Jewish child has the opportunity of a Jewish school education, regardless of family finances.

Emanuel’s $15 million revamp

EMANUEL Synagogue is set to undertake a $15 million major redevelopment of its Ocean Street site this year, after receiving a $4 million donation from communal philanthropist Millie Phillips.

Fresh bid for Hakoah merger

THREE highly-respected businessmen have been urged to try to salvage a possible merger between Hakoah and the Double Bay Bowling Club (DBBC).