All posts tagged Jeremy Spinak

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 beautiful, unique young man of untold value’

JEREMY Spinak was one of the most influential and highly respected communal leaders in Sydney, but last Thursday morning at the age of 36 he succumbed to a rare form of cancer.

‘I am no statistic’

JEREMY Spinak upstaged Premier Gladys Berejiklian at an emotional NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD) annual general meeting (AGM) on Tuesday night.

‘A line in the sand’

UNDER new laws to be introduced in the NSW Parliament, any individual who incites or threatens violence against the Jewish community could face three years in prison.

Foley’s pledge on 20D

NSW Opposition leader Luke Foley began his guest address at the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD) plenum on February 20 in dramatic style, holding a poster produced and circulated by Antipodean Resistance as an example of how "weak, inadequate and broken" Section 20D of the NSW anti-discrimination Act is, before restating his promise to "fix it within 100 days" should Labor be elected to government in 2019.

Mourning community stalwart Andrew Casey

Tributes have flooded in for community stalwart Andrew Casey, who died suddenly at the age of 64 last week. Casey came to Australia as a refugee, was a journalist, media adviser, political activist, trade unionist and proud Jew.

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.

Injection of youth for JBOD

TWENTY-two people under the age of 35 have been elected as NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD) general franchise deputies.

L’hitraot Shmuel Ben-Shmuel

AFTER four years in the role, outgoing Israeli ambassador to Australia Shmuel Ben-Shmuel told the NSW Jewish community's leaders how sad he is to be heading home.

JBOD says yes, Beth Din says no

THE NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD) almost unanimously passed a motion supporting same-sex marriage on the eve of Rosh Hashanah.