All posts tagged Moriah College

‘Bar mitzvah king’ turns 100

Sydney’s Max Lemberg, the man once called the “bar mitzvah king”, celebrated his 100th birthday last month with family and friends from as far away as the UK, Berlin and Canberra.

‘A sad loss for the community’

COMMUNAL identity Betty Wilkenfeld, who passed away on Sunday aged 87, has been remembered as "a highly respected stalwart of the community".

Powerful move as Moriah goes solar

The atmosphere was electric at Moriah College on May 18, when the school's new 344-panel rooftop solar power system - officially the biggest in Waverley - was launched at a full school assembly by Coogee MP Bruce Notley-Smith, and later turned on.

Athletic Blumberg thrives at Charlton

Ryan Blumberg's debut English football season for Charlton Athletic's U23s has done wonders for his confidence and development. The 19-year-old Sydney native played more than 20 games, including a semi-final on May 1, earning him a one-year contract extension.

Premier’s praise for Israel

SEVENTY years of independence for Israel – a state that embodies "the best of Jewish tradition, free speech and debate, innovation, ingenuity and above all else, resilience", according to NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian – was celebrated at a Yom Ha'atzmaut reception on Monday night with over 700 attendees including political figures and interfaith leaders.

‘We will never forget’

MORE than 600 members of the community turned out to pay their respects to Israel’s fallen soldiers and terror victims at a moving ceremony on Tuesday evening.

Moriah and Great mentioned in parliament

TWO of the Sydney Jewish community’s oldest institutions were given special mention in the New South Wales parliament last month.

Marking the Yoms

THE Jewish community will mark two inextricably linked commemorations – one celebratory and one sombre – next week.

‘He was committed to mankind’

A DEDICATED doctor on the world stage, Professor David Cooper saved countless lives through his research into HIV, but sadly lost his own life to a short illness last Sunday.

Dershowitz inspires thousands in Sydney

ANY event with Professor Alan Dershowitz as a keynote speaker is bound to be special, but the 2000-plus audience at UIA NSW's gala event in Sydney last Sunday were, unexpectedly, treated to much more than an inspirational speech.