All posts tagged Rabbi Jeffrey Kamins

Rabbi’s arrest ‘shocking, provocative’

AUSTRALIAN Jewry’s reaction to the unprecedented detainment in Israel of a non-Orthodox rabbi for officiating a wedding has been swift and sharp, with Masorti community leaders calling it an “attack on the heart of Judaism”, and the Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) describing it as “particularly disturbing”.

New Emanuel Shule sanctuary opens

Australia's first lady and respected businesswoman Lucy Turnbull said she was struck by the beautiful injunction – "do not separate yourself from the community" – inscribed on the wall of Emanuel Synagogue's new sanctuary, which was officially inaugurated on May 14 in the presence of nearly 600 people.

SSM in shule makes history

SAME-sex partners Ilan Buchman and Oscar Shub used to wear broken black commitment rings inscribed with the words "until we all belong". Last week, those rings became part of the couple's past when the pair exchanged two full circle wedding rings at Emanuel Synagogue in what is believed to be the first official religious same-sex wedding in Australia.

Mardi Gras ‘the biggest ever’

SYDNEY'S Jewish LGBT+ group, Dayenu, has a float full of flair, friendship and love ready to come out of the workshop and roll into the limelight at this weekend's Mardi Gras parade.

Conflict at Kehillat Masada

IN what is believed to be a first in Jewish adult education in Australia, Rabbi Gad Krebs from Kehillat Masada has created a series of talks, debates and discussions designed to make people feel uncomfortable - at least initially.

Emanuel makes history with same-sex wedding

Jackie Stricker-Phelps had the Jewish wedding she always dreamed of last week when, for the first time since the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Australia, two women stood under a chuppah at the Emanuel Synagogue in Sydney.

Jewish chuppas booked for same sex weddings

The first two same-sex Jewish weddings in Australia to be solemnised by a rabbi will take place next year, as Jewish community leaders applauded the legalisation of same-sex marriage, while high-profile gay Jewish Australians expressed joy at the landmark change.

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.

A celebration of identity

NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD) president Jeremy Spinak joined over 70 members of Sydney’s Jewish community who took part in this year’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras as part of Dayenu’s float last weekend.

Champion of interfaith relations mourned

WILLIAM Szekely, a communal leader in the interfaith sector, has passed away suddenly at the age of 61.