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New protections against religious discrimination

UNDER the federal government’s draft Religious Discrimination Act released last week, NSW Jewish Board of Deputies CEO Vic Alhadeff could have argued his exclusion from a multicultural Labor event in August 2018 was discrimination on religious grounds.

Religious streams unite for Pittsburgh

SYDNEY's Jewish community put religious differences aside at a pluralistic vigil for the victims and survivors of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre last Wednesday night.

Boost for school funding

THE Australian Council of Jewish Schools (ACJS) has cautiously welcomed Prime Minister Scott Morrison's announcement that the government will provide $3.2 billion over 10 years to independent schools.

Lieberman joins Joint

JOSEPH Lieberman, the first Jewish candidate for vice-president in American history, has agreed to serve as the International Patron of The Joint Australia, a post that was previously held by the revered Elie Wiesel.

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.

Federal budget: $10 million security boost

Jewish schools are expected to receive nearly $10 million in the latest round of security funding for educational institutions across Australia.

Medals finally coming home

AFTER his wife Olive passed away in 1994, Australian Jewish Anzac Abraham “Rothy” Rothfield’s Military Cross and Bar from the First World War were thought to be lost forever.

Rabbi Elton a Great appointment

RABBI Ben Elton will be in Sydney next week to take up the role as rabbi of The Great Synagogue.

PM honours Jewish Diggers at Anzac service

THERE could not have been a more fitting venue than The Great Synagogue to remember the sacrifices made by Jewish servicemen and women in defence of their country.

Yaffe appointed youth rabbi

RABBI Danny Yaffe has been appointed as youth rabbi of The Great Synagogue, a role the shul hopes will engage young members of the community.