All posts tagged Rabbi Benjamin Elton

Bridging the Orthodox-LGBT+ divide

We have reached a stage in which almost everyone can and wants to be gracious towards each other. In that context there should not be tension, animosity or judgement.

Moriah and Great mentioned in parliament

TWO of the Sydney Jewish community’s oldest institutions were given special mention in the New South Wales parliament last month.

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”.

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.

Rabbi resigns from roof bodies

Malvern Chabad’s Rabbi Shimshon Yurkowicz has resigned from RCANZ and RCV after a complaint that he acted in a way that hurt victims of child sexual abuse.

Rabbis unite on LGBTI inclusion

IN what was described by one panellist as “monumental”, an Orthodox rabbi, a Reform rabbi, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) activists came together last Sunday to discuss the place of LGBTI Jews in the Jewish community.

Rabbis address LGBTI inclusion

A PANEL of guest speakers, including both Orthodox and Progressive rabbis, will come together on Sunday, May 1 for the first time to openly discuss issues, barriers and opportunities for greater inclusion of Jewish members of the LGBTI community.

Rabbis back refugees

TWELVE Sydney rabbis have joined their interstate counterparts in calling on the federal government not to deport 267 asylum seekers to Nauru.