All posts tagged NSW Jewish Board of Deputies

Sydney remembers the six million

“THE single most important thing that the Jewish community does is remember the victims of the Holocaust,” said NSW Jewish Board of Deputies president Jeremy Spinak at the Yom Hashoah communal commemoration.

MP under fire over Bibi-bashing speech

LABOR MP Julia Finn has been slammed for her “ill-informed and deeply offensive” comments about Benjamin Netanyahu in Parliament earlier this month, in which she labelled the Israeli Prime Minister “an enemy of peace”.

Card and candles to honour Shoah victims

THOUSANDS of Jewish Sydneysiders will receive the tools to observe a more personalised and meaningful Yom Hashoah commemoration in their own homes thanks to the launch of the Zachor Project.

Gleitzman to speak on Yom Hashoah

CHILDREN’S author Morris Gleitzman – writer of the Holocaust-themed series Once, has been announced as the keynote speaker for Sydney’s 2017 Yom Hashoah commemorations, in conversation with Dr Avril Alba.

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.