All posts tagged Rabbi Ralph Genende

Reflections on the Israel Folau case

ISRAEL Folau has dominated our headlines over the past weeks. And, like the State of Israel, he is likely to continue to attract attention, heat and passion for the foreseeable future, writes Rabbi Ralph Genende.

JBOD launches Christchurch crowdfunding campaign

THE New Zealand mosque massacres prompted the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD) to launch a crowd-funding campaign in support of the Muslim community in Christchurch.

Hundreds gather in Melbourne

IT is often said the worldwide Jewish community is like a large extended family. The strength and solidarity of the family sparked brightly as community leaders and members gathered to remember the victims of the Pittsburgh shooting in memorial services held in Melbourne this week.

Like Mary, we can give the greatest gift of all

IT'S the greatest gift, it's in every breath you take, in each moment you wake – it's the gift of life. In these days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur we are especially attuned to the preciousness of this present; the fabulous bestowal of this trembling heart, this wondrous, fragile cargo called life. Our prayers are saturated with a longing for life: "Remember us for life", "Who will live, who will die?", the bracha to the one who has "given us life, sustained us and brought us to this time" (Shehecheyanu).

‘A shared vision’ for CHC

CAULFIELD Hebrew Congregation (CHC) has elected a new board, with longtime congregant David Mond as president, and his brother Barry Mond and Robert Weil, another stalwart, as vice-presidents.

Monash: An example to us all

Australian War Memorial director Dr Brendan Nelson not only focused on Monash's Jewishness, but attributed his character and leadership to his embodiment of Jewish values.

Monash sculpture unveiled in Canberra

A sculpture commemorating the pivotal role of General Sir John Monash in World War I has been unveiled at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra to mark the centenary of the landmark Battle of Hamel.

Leading rabbi mourned

THE community is mourning Melbourne's Rabbi Sholem Gutnick, a senior Chabad rabbi, who passed away at 94 last week.

Beacon for world’s vulnerable

ISRAELI solar energy pioneer Yosef Abramowitz electrified his audience with his keynote address to Caulfield Shule's annual Yom Ha'atzmaut breakfast at the Palladium at Crown on Sunday.

Johnny Baker ‘gone far too soon’

THE community is mourning the untimely passing of Johnny Baker, whose forthright voice has been interwoven with Australian Jewish projects for decades.