All posts tagged Rabbi Alon Meltzer

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” .

Shalom… and farewell

HE has big shoes to fill, but Rabbi Alon Meltzer (pictured) says he’s up for the challenge after he was appointed as the new programming director of Shalom and as the next rabbi of Or Chadash.

A capital Chanukah

More than 220 members of Canberra’s Jewish community joined politicians at Mural Hall in Parliament House on November 29 to light an historic chanukiah.

A scholar in the capital

The ACT Jewish Community has recently welcomed a scholar in residence, 31-year-old Eryn London.

Shlichim arrive in Canberra

The ACT Jewish community has this month welcomed two shlichim from Israel, marking a first for the capital.

A $6 million national home

The ACT Jewish community is trying to raise more than $6.2 million for a major renovation and extension of its property.

Lighting up Capital Hill

A CHANUKIAH hasn’t been lit in Federal Parliament since 1988 when Bob Hawke was prime minister. But that all changed on Tuesday when political rivals Josh Frydenberg and Michael Danby co-hosted a Chanukah party under the auspices of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ), with the support of the ACT Jewish Community and Chabad ACT.

Tomorrow’s leaders are fine fellows

FOUR young Australian Jewish leaders recently returned from participating in the 27th International Nahum Goldmann Fellowship in Israel.

Canberra community abuzz over Limmud

THE inaugural Limmud Shavuot conference in Canberra has been billed as the biggest Jewish learning initiative to come to the nation’s capital in history.

Faiths pray for tolerance

WHILE the perpetrator of Monday’s siege in Sydney was an example of humanity at its worst, several interfaith prayer vigils held this week displayed humanity at its best.