All posts tagged NSW Jewish Board of Deputies

Breakthrough for history education

In a welcome move, key areas of study recommended by the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies – including the rise of Nazism – have been incorporated into the new HSC syllabuses, released late last month by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).

‘True mensch’ mourned

Tributes flowed in for Dr Joachim Schneeweiss, a “true mensch” and a “giant” of the Australian Jewish community, when he died at the age of 89 on Monday (March 6).

Consultation launched on 20D

Communities continue to rally for “urgently needed” changes to Section 20D of the Anti-Discrimination Act.

Mosman represented at shul service

Mosman deputy mayor Roy Bendall says he was “delighted” to have been invited to attend the Law Service at the Great Synagogue on Wednesday (February 8), acknowledging that it was “important” Mosman was represented, and admitting that the mayor’s comments about Israel last month caused “anguish”.

Welcome Gladys, farewell Mike

Communal leaders say they look forward to working with new NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, particularly to bring about “vitally needed” reform to Section 20D of the state’s race-hate laws.

Mayor’s cold shoulder to shul

Mosman Mayor Peter Abelson declined an invitation to attend a service at The Great Synagogue, citing Israel’s “gross and illegal” occupation of the West Bank.

Keep 18C intact, urge roof bodies

Australia's peak Jewish communal organisations have called for a hands-off approach to the Racial Discrimination Act’s provision prohibiting speech that offends or insults.

Trump, Jews and the Big Apple

“There are still more questions than answers about Donald Trump,” visiting New York inter-community relations expert Rabbi Robert Kaplan told The AJN last Thursday.

The ALP and Israel: Redressing the balance

A new Labor group has been established, with the aim of restoring balance in the party on Israel and the Middle East, The AJN can exclusively reveal.

Journo delegation reports back

They couldn't solve the Arab-Israeli conflict in a week, but an Australian media delegation to Israel described their trip as “invaluable".