All posts tagged NSW Jewish Board of Deputies

New protections against religious discrimination

UNDER the federal government’s draft Religious Discrimination Act released last week, NSW Jewish Board of Deputies CEO Vic Alhadeff could have argued his exclusion from a multicultural Labor event in August 2018 was discrimination on religious grounds.

JBOD to establish Beth Din working group

THE NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD) and Sydney Beth Din (SBD) will put aside their differences and work together on improving the latter's processes after a judge found its dayanim guilty of contempt of court in 2017.

Michael Danby: A life in politics

IT'S a waste of my time to be a "schlepper backbencher", former Labor MP Michael Danby told the audience at the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies AGM this week when he was asked why he chose to step down from Parliament after two decades.

‘The power of community’

The Jewish Suicide Prevention Strategy received a prestigious national award for its work last week – winning the Communities Matter category in the 2019 LiFE Awards at the National Suicide Prevention Conference in Melbourne.

‘Compassion trumps politics’

"AN attack on one faith is an attack on us all," NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD) CEO Vic Alhadeff said at a presentation in Christchurch last week, where he delivered a cheque for almost $70,000 to the city's mayor.

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.