All posts tagged Rabbi Ralph Genende

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.

Same-sex marriage statement rocks rabbinate

A Rabbinical Council of Victoria (RCV) member quit the body's executive and the president apologised within days of an RCV statement urging people to vote against same-sex marriage in the upcoming postal survey.

Rabbis of three hues on ‘blacklist’

THREE Australian rabbis – from mainstream Orthodox, Chabad and Progressive shules – are baffled to be on an Israeli Chief Rabbinate “blacklist” of 160 rabbis worldwide.

‘Compass’ takes on conversion

ABC TV’s Compass will present ‘Ike’s Conversion’ this week, telling the story of 21-year-old Melbournian Ike Curtis, and his journey to Orthodox Judaism through the Melbourne Beth Din.

Sparks fly over gay rabbi’s event

PLANS for Caulfield Hebrew Congregation (CHC) to host the first openly gay Orthodox rabbi speaking about Jewish homosexuality have alarmed sections of the Orthodox community, with a threat of a demonstration outside the shule during this Friday night’s event.

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

Faiths break bread for Iftar

“An attack on a Muslim is an attack on a Jew. An attack on a Jew, is an attack on a Muslim. No Muslim should be afraid of supporting the Jewish community.” That was the message from Bayram Aktepe, president of the Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) when he addressed the inaugural multi-faith Iftar Dinner last Sunday.

Having a blast at Caulfield Park

IN an effort to unite every section of the community, Caulfield Hebrew Congregation (CHC) is hosting its third Shofar in the Park on the second day of Rosh Hashanah at Caulfield Park.

Victoria inducts first ever Jewish governor

COMMUNAL leaders have welcomed the inauguration of Linda Dessau as the 29th Governor of Victoria, the first woman and the first member of the Jewish community to represent the crown in the state in the role’s 160-year history.

PM honours Jewish Diggers at Anzac service

THERE could not have been a more fitting venue than The Great Synagogue to remember the sacrifices made by Jewish servicemen and women in defence of their country.