All posts tagged NSW Jewish Board of Deputies

Rabbinate reform urged

IT has been revealed that Sydney’s Orthodox rabbis were told they were prohibited from attending the communal funeral service of former NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD) Jeremy Spinak, who died at the age of 36 last year, because it was being held at “a Reform Temple” .

‘A kick in the stomach of victims’

AN auction of Nazi memorabilia went ahead last weekend despite publicly aired concerns from the Jewish community.

The fraught situation confronting Germany and German Jewry

THE cry was as jarring and intrusive as it was unexpected. Huddled against a bracing Frankfurt autumn morning, the delegation of Jewish leaders from centres as diverse as Novosibirsk, Siberia,

‘A beautiful, unique young man of untold value’

JEREMY Spinak was one of the most influential and highly respected communal leaders in Sydney, but last Thursday morning at the age of 36 he succumbed to a rare form of cancer.

Rocket damage shocks Aussie journos

Participants of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies' 2018 Journalists' Mission to Israel returned home last month mesmerised by Shabbat in Jerusalem and shocked by seeing rocket damage in Beersheba.

Community congratulates Daley

THE NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD) has congratulated state Opposition Leader Michael Daley on his new role.

‘What unchecked hatred can breed’

Remaining vigilant against a concerning backdrop of rising antisemitism, most noticeably in the wake of the recent attack in Pittsburgh, was a pertinent message highlighted at last week's 80th commemoration for Kristallnacht held at the Great Synagogue.

Religious streams unite for Pittsburgh

SYDNEY's Jewish community put religious differences aside at a pluralistic vigil for the victims and survivors of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre last Wednesday night.

Sydney shules show solidarity

AS Pittsburgh faces its darkest days following the worst antisemitic attack in American history, Jewish communities around Australia are paying heartfelt tributes to the victims, their loved ones and the broader Pittsburgh community.

Sydney vigil for Pittsburgh shooting victims

THE Sydney Jewish community will host a vigil on Wednesday, October 31 at The Great Synagogue to pay respects to the victims and survivors of the massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, USA.