All posts tagged Emanuel Synagogue

Julian Leeser, elected as the Member for Berowra

Leeser to deliver Human Rights address

Federal politician Julian Leeser will examine the singling out of Israel by the international community and the role of international human rights when delivering the 2018 B’nai B’rith Human Rights Address in Sydney on July 15.

New Emanuel Shule sanctuary opens

Australia's first lady and respected businesswoman Lucy Turnbull said she was struck by the beautiful injunction – "do not separate yourself from the community" – inscribed on the wall of Emanuel Synagogue's new sanctuary, which was officially inaugurated on May 14 in the presence of nearly 600 people.

SSM in shule makes history

SAME-sex partners Ilan Buchman and Oscar Shub used to wear broken black commitment rings inscribed with the words "until we all belong". Last week, those rings became part of the couple's past when the pair exchanged two full circle wedding rings at Emanuel Synagogue in what is believed to be the first official religious same-sex wedding in Australia.

Healing hands for Syrian kids

Syrian children injured in the bloody civil war tearing apart Israel's northern neighbour have found healing, caring hands in northern Israel, as they undergo treatment at the Ziv Hospital in Tzfat.

Mardi Gras ‘the biggest ever’

SYDNEY'S Jewish LGBT+ group, Dayenu, has a float full of flair, friendship and love ready to come out of the workshop and roll into the limelight at this weekend's Mardi Gras parade.

Conflict at Kehillat Masada

IN what is believed to be a first in Jewish adult education in Australia, Rabbi Gad Krebs from Kehillat Masada has created a series of talks, debates and discussions designed to make people feel uncomfortable - at least initially.

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.

Emanuel makes history with same-sex wedding

Jackie Stricker-Phelps had the Jewish wedding she always dreamed of last week when, for the first time since the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Australia, two women stood under a chuppah at the Emanuel Synagogue in Sydney.

Jewish chuppas booked for same sex weddings

The first two same-sex Jewish weddings in Australia to be solemnised by a rabbi will take place next year, as Jewish community leaders applauded the legalisation of same-sex marriage, while high-profile gay Jewish Australians expressed joy at the landmark change.

Yay or nay?

WITH the legality of the postal survey into same-sex marriage currently being considered by the High Court, communal leaders on both sides of the debate have been sharing their thoughts with The AJN.