All posts tagged NSW Jewish Board of Deputies

New cemetery gets green light

MORE than 70 per cent of the current Sydney Jewish community is expected to be buried in Sydney’s newest cemetery in Varroville.

‘An attack on one faith is an attack on us all’

PRIMO Levi was an Italian chemist who was arrested by the Nazis along with thousands of other Italian Jews – including my grandparents - and deported to the Auschwitz death camp during the Holocaust, writes Vic Alhadeff.

McKay meets with NSW Jewish community leaders

NEWLY elected NSW Opposition Leader Jodi McKay has formally met with the NSW Jewish communal leadership.

Worldwide Jewish communities raise over $1 million for Christchurch

NSW Jewish Board of Deputies chief executive Vic Alhadeff will this month present a $71,000 cheque to families of the victims of the Christchurch attacks. Over $1 million in total

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.

Ruddock recounts religious freedom review

THE leaking of parts of the Religious Freedom Review prior to last October's Wentworth by-election was "unhelpful", review panel chair Philip Ruddock told the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies plenum last week.

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".