All posts tagged Rabbi Dr Benjamin Elton

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” .

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.

Synagogues speak out

A NUMBER of Sydney synagogues are joining more than 100 shules worldwide for this week's Infertility Awareness Shabbat to enhance understanding and facilitate empathy for those struggling to have a family.

PM, Premier honour The Great

"A BEACON of worship, dedication and intellectual faith in NSW's Jewish community," is how NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian poignantly described The Great Synagogue – often considered "the mother congregation of Australian Jewry" – at the shule's momentous 140th anniversary service.

Medals finally coming home

AFTER his wife Olive passed away in 1994, Australian Jewish Anzac Abraham “Rothy” Rothfield’s Military Cross and Bar from the First World War were thought to be lost forever.