All posts tagged Great 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” .

Great honour for Kastel

RABBI Mendel Kastel will be honoured as a rabbinical fellow of the Great Synagogue in recognition of his 14 years of service to the shul.

Half-a-century since Nostra Aetate

FIFTY years after Nostra Aetate, what does the future of interfaith dialogue between the next ­generation of Jews, Christians and other faith groups hold? That’s what the Great Synagogue’s Rabbi Dr Ben Elton will discuss in his keynote address marking 50 years of the landmark document this Wednesday, October 28.

Rabbi Lawrence headed home?

AFTER almost a decade as senior rabbi of Sydney’s Great Synagogue, Rabbi Jeremy Lawrence (pictured) will find out later this month if he has been endorsed to succeed Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis as senior minister of London’s Finchley United (Kinloss) Synagogue.

‘God loves diversity’

JUDAISM is not the only way to serve God, the Chief Rabbi of the Commonwealth Lord Jonathan Sacks told an audience of around 1000 people at The Great Synagogue last Wednesday night.

Call for NSW Premier to clarify shechita stance

THE New South Wales Opposition has called on Premier Barry O’Farrell to clarify his exact position on shechita, following a report last week in The AJN in which the Premier’s office declined to offer explicit support for Jewish ritual slaughter.

Sydney rabbi tipped for Commonwealth chief

THE senior rabbi of The Great Synagogue in Sydney, Rabbi Jeremy Lawrence, has been tipped as a possible successor for Lord Jonathan Sacks as the Commonwealth’s chief rabbi.