All posts tagged Emanuel Synagogue

Rabbinate reform urged

IT has been revealed that Sydney’s Orthodox rabbis were told they were prohibited from attending the communal funeral service of former NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD) Jeremy Spinak, who died at the age of 36 last year, because it was being held at “a Reform Temple” .

A Jew is a Jew?

SINCE Moriah’s inception it has always been a Modern Orthodox school that accepts students based on the halachic ruling of the Sydney Beth Din. For decades, that standard was in

Graduate’s son not welcome

A MORIAH College graduate is outraged that he can't send his own kids to the school because he married someone whose mother converted to Judaism through the Emanuel Synagogue.

Grants boost for Sydney Jewish organisations

The Jewish community has received a $130,000 Chanukah present from the NSW government, with six organisations – predominantly in the Vaucluse electorate – successfully being awarded funding in this year's round of the Community Building Partnership program.

Sydney shules show solidarity

AS Pittsburgh faces its darkest days following the worst antisemitic attack in American history, Jewish communities around Australia are paying heartfelt tributes to the victims, their loved ones and the broader Pittsburgh community.

Shir Madness sure to be a success

An eclectic festival celebrating Jewish music through the ages, the Shir Madness Jewish Music Festival returns next month as a mega line-up of musicians take to a new venue in Emanuel Synagogue's recently renovated premises. Sophie Deutsch reports.

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.