All posts tagged Lesli Berger

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.

Israel-NSW ties endure

ISRAELI ambassador to Australia Mark Sofer announced unequivocally at Israel's 71st Independence Day celebration on Tuesday evening that the Jewish community of NSW is one of the best, if not the best, community he has worked with during his 39 years in the foreign ministry.

Government commits $200k to JBOD

THE Morrison government has committed more than $200,000 in funding to the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD), it was announced on Wednesday.

Shoah survivor Lena Goldstein passes away at 100

TWO weeks after lighting a candle at Yom Hashoah, 100-year-old Lena Goldstein died peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday night.

Outrage over Labor MP’s appointment

LABOR MP Shaoquett Moselmane, who described some Israel supporters as a "political lobby group that is cancerous, malicious and seeks to deny, misinform and scaremonger", has been appointed as assistant president of the NSW Legislative Council.

‘Business as usual’ following security scare

THE Community Security Group (CSG) in NSW insists it will be “business as usual” for Shabbat services, after an online threat against Sydney’s Central Synagogue triggered a large-scale police operation on Sunday night.

Building Greens relationship

THE NSW Greens will host representatives from the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD) at a lunch at NSW Parliament House later this month.

Communal clash over speaker

IN the wake of the massacre in Christchurch this month, the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD) called for a talk by US Islamic reformist Dr Zuhdi Jasser at Maroubra Synagogue to be cancelled. 

Sydney Beth Din to be investigated

THE Sydney Beth Din (SBD) has accused the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD) of having a "history of effectively undermining the theological basis of Orthodoxy and halachah" after JBOD last week resolved to investigate it.

JBOD launches Christchurch crowdfunding campaign

THE New Zealand mosque massacres prompted the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD) to launch a crowd-funding campaign in support of the Muslim community in Christchurch.