All posts tagged Gary Samowitz

Lisa Sarzin (left) mentors GO Foundation scholar and Wadi Wadi woman, Natalie Abraham.

A common meeting ground

NAIDOC Week is marked from July 7-14, a time when we celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Lisa Sarzin, Mark Leibler and Gary Samowitz share the special relationships they have fostered with Indigenous Australians.

Standing down from Stand Up

After almost 10 years at the helm, Stand Up CEO Gary Samowitz has announced he is stepping down from the position.

Standing up for social justice

DISCUSSION and debate abounded as Stand Up presented its Social Justice Summit last weekend.

Jewish groups speak out over Manus Island

Thirteen Jewish communal organisations have backed a statement regarding the humanitarian crisis on Manus Island, condemning the Australian government's lack of compassion and decency as "shameful".

Honouring our humanitarians

SYDNEY’S George Newhouse and Nicole Mekler have been recognised for their outstanding humanitarian work, taking out Stand Up’s Ron Castan Humanitarian Award and Young Humanitarian Award respectively last month.

Melbourne’s latest crop of leaders

TWELVE months of hard work has paid off for the 2016 graduates of the Diller Teen Fellows program.

Shul support for Keshet JCCV bid

KESHET Australia’s bid to join the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) is set to receive support from St Kilda Hebrew Congregation and several other organisations, The AJN learnt this week.

A gala dinner in your own home

STAND Up’s 2015 gala dinner won’t feature long speeches, the need to dress up or even getting stuck in traffic on the way to the function centre.

Standing up to Ebola

WITH the Ebola crisis escalating to frightening levels around the globe, Stand Up has launched an appeal, calling on the Jewish community in Australia to assist in combating the spread […]

Jewish Aid’s stand up new name

JEWISH Aid Australia has rebranded itself, officially launching its new name, Stand Up: Jewish Commitment to a Better World, at a function in Sydney on August 28.