All posts tagged Rabbi Benji Levy

Young achievers recognised

GIDON Goodman – the determined Sydney teenager who successfully campaigned to the NSW government to introduce a fairer hospital parking fee system – was among the big winners at last week’s Jewish Changemaker Awards ceremony in Sydney.

A sensational Shabbat

More than 15,000 people from across NSW were among an estimated one million people around Australia and the world who took part in the Shabbat Project this year.

Shabbat Project spirit shines

The Melbourne and Sydney Jewish communities are getting into the Shabbat Project spirit, with lots of events in store on November 11 and 12.

Sea in Shabbat at Bondi

More than 800 people are set to attend an “extraordinary” communal Kabbalat Shabbat as part of the Shabbat Project on Bondi Beach before sundown on November 11.

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.

‘The silence in Auschwitz speaks’

A RECORD 138 students concluded the first leg of their six-week Israel Study Tour (IST) journey with an emotional visit to Auschwitz.

Australia keeps it together

IN a mere year, the Shabbat Project has grown from a grassroots movement to a staple of the Australian Jewish calendar, with thousands of people across the country and close to 1,000,000 Jews around the world getting involved.

All set for a splendid Shabbat

THOUSANDS of Jews are expected to come together this week to mark the return of the biggest global Jewish event of the year, with a host of Shabbat Project events taking place around the country.

Get set for the Shabbat Project

THE Shabbat Project is taking a different turn this year, focusing on a broader span of activity and involvement across the Sydney Jewish community, with an aim “to touch over 15,000 Jews in some way”.

Fresh platform for adult education

MORIAH College will next week launch Kesher Academy, a new platform for adult Jewish education, with an opening talk tackling intermarriage.