All posts tagged Gabrielle Upton

New chapter for Jewish Folk Centre

A FRUITFUL partnership has seen the Jewish Folk Centre (JFC) at 5 Saber Street, Woollahra updated with a bright new commercial-sized kitchen and a refurbished main hall, enabling the venue to host more programs, services and events.

NSW govt provides $2m for communal security

MAKING good on a pre-election pledge, Vaucluse MP Gabrielle Upton joined NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman and Minister for Multiculturalism John Sidoti to present the community with a $2 million cheque for communal security on Tuesday night.

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.

Section 20D: What went wrong?

It's important now that the community does not give up and that we continue to fight for it (Section 20D) to be amended.

NSW government snub over 20D

Jewish communal leaders are furious that after a lengthy campaign supported by a coalition of faith and ethnic groups, the NSW government is not making expected changes to Section 20D of the Anti-Discrimination Act, despite an admission from former attorney-general Gabrielle Upton that the legislation as it currently stands is not working as intended.

Turnbull makes history at JewishCare

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull wished JewishCare a happy 80th anniversary on December 11, saying he always feels like "a part of the wider mishocha" there.

Community remembers our fallen Diggers

A touching address about the human cost of war, by Jillian Skinner, was one the highlights of the Communal Remembrance Day Service at Sydney Jewish Museum.

Fee fight taken to the top

It was one small meeting, but one giant step in 13-year-old Gidon Goodman’s campaign to reduce exorbitant hospital parking fees affecting thousands of Australians who, like him, require regular and ongoing hospital visits.

New addiction treatment in the House

A family oriented drug and alcohol addiction treatment program with a 90 per cent success rate in America for helping users to seek further treatment is being offered by Jewish House in Bondi.

Labor pushes for tougher hate laws

The NSW Labor Opposition has introduced legislation to stop hate speech in NSW, and accused the state government of sitting on its hands instead of fixing the state’s “broken” anti-vilification laws.