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NSW Labor leader pays tribute to Jewish community

NEWLY elected NSW Labor leader Jodi McKay has acknowledged the Jewish community’s “enormous contribution” to the state and says she is looking forward to meeting the communal leadership.

MDA medicycle in honour of Spinak

A MEDICYCLE donated by Magen David Adom NSW in honour of late former NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD) president Jeremy Spinak will fulfil one of his final wishes, his family say.

Furore over Falk visit

JEWISH communal leaders are concerned about plans for Richard Falk, a US academic who has endorsed conspiracy theories and who is widely accused of antisemitism, to visit Australia to speak at the NSW Parliament and at the University of Sydney.

JBOD to host Philip Ruddock

The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies will provide a forum for discussion on religious freedoms when it hosts former Australian attorney-general Philip Ruddock at its June plenum.

Rifi: ‘No room for politics’

THE prominent Muslim doctor targeted in a campaign of intimidation for his involvement in a humanitarian charity that brings Israelis and Palestinians together to help sick Palestinian children says his support of the organisation is now "much stronger than it has ever been".

Muslim leader threatened over charity support

THE NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD) has thrown its support behind prominent Muslim community leader Dr Jamal Rifi after he became the target of threats due to his support of the charity Project Rozana.

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.