All posts tagged RABBI Mordechai Gutnick

Elwood’s l’chaim to 60 years

CONVIVIALITY abounded as more than 220 people gathered to attend the Elwood Shule gala dinner last Sunday evening. Held at St Kilda Town Hall, synagogue leaders and members came together to honour the past, present and future, celebrating 60 years of the iconic shule at Dickens Street.


Couples’ ketubahs ‘not legitimate’?

One couple may need to have a second Jewish wedding ceremony and another wedding is being scrutinised amid claims the officiating rabbi failed to meet halachic standards.

Woman refused to accept Jewish divorce

The case of Idelsohn v. Idelsohn saw an Orthodox Jewish husband attempting to force his wife into accepting a gett, asking the Family Court of Australia to withhold the wife’s property settlement of approximately $760,000 until she agreed. 

Rabin to lead RCV

RABBI Daniel Rabin of the North Eastern Jewish Centre (NEJC) has been appointed as the new president of the Rabbinical Council of Victoria (RCV). Rabbi Rabin, who has served as

Premier prepares for Rosh Hashanah

SENIOR members of the Rabbinical Council of Victoria (RCV) met with Premier Daniel Andrews last Thursday, in what has become a tradition preceding Rosh Hashanah each year.

Shuls at odds over same-sex marriage

WITH debate on same-sex marriage heating up in Canberra, Jewish congregational organisations have restated their starkly divergent stances, with calls urging the federal government to keep things as they are, […]

Court ruling eases Jewish divorce

A VICTORIAN magistrate’s decision could have an important impact on the granting of a gett (Jewish bill of divorce) if a husband refuses to do so.

Rabbis relish new roles

RABBI Mordechai Gutnick has been elected unopposed as the new president of the Rabbinical Council of Victoria (RCV) at its annual general meeting.