All posts tagged Sophie Deutsch

‘A beautiful angel’

THE Australian Jewish community is uniting to support and raise funds for the family of Alex Raichman, a “precious and beautiful” 11-year-old boy from Sydney, who died in tragic circumstances on Sunday night.

PM unveils new library

PRIME Minister and Wentworth MP Malcolm Turnbull reflected on the indelible contribution of Holocaust survivors to modern Australia at the opening of Kesser Torah College's (KTC) new Sam Moss Library last Friday.

Building for the future

AS JCA gears up for another year of events, the organisation’s president Stephen Chipkin has reflected on the “interesting, challenging and exciting” year that was, flagging JCA’s engagement with the younger generation as one of the key highlights.

Haggadah in the Himalayas

IF the question were posed, "Which city hosts the biggest seder in the world?" likely answers may include Jerusalem or New York. Somewhat surprisingly, however, the answer sits high up in the Nepalese mountaintops in the predominantly Hindu and Buddhist city of Kathmandu, where the city's first official seder was led in 1989 by Rabbi Mendel Kastel of Jewish House – then a 20-year-old rabbinical student at yeshivah in Sydney – along with fellow student Mendel Lipskier.

Rebuilding, remembering lives

EMOTIONS ran high at UNSW's Clancy Auditorium as 800 people heard how Holocaust survivors built new homes and thrived in postwar Australia at the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies' Yom Hashoah commemorative event on Sunday.

“Man-made” therapy

No man should struggle alone, feeling isolated on an island bereft of support, which is why psychologist Zac Seidler and the team at his project Man Island are seeking to improve mental health treatment for all men.

Watershed strategy to save lives

TWENTY-ONE organisations have banded together to launch a landmark and inspiring Jewish Suicide Prevention Strategy (JSPS).

‘He was committed to mankind’

A DEDICATED doctor on the world stage, Professor David Cooper saved countless lives through his research into HIV, but sadly lost his own life to a short illness last Sunday.

ABC doco tells of pilgrimage to Poland

Australian musician Fay Sussman embarked on a moving pilgrimage to Poland, which has been recorded in a captivating documentary called Fay's Journey, set to screen on ABC's Compass program on March 24 at 6pm.

Women unite for common cause

Headlining the United Israel Appeal (UIA) NSW Women's Division events was Israeli ambassador to Ethiopia Belaynesh Zevadia – the first Ethiopian olah to become an ambassador representing Israel – who shared a message of perseverance with her audience on Sunday evening at the Four Seasons Hotel and on Monday at Watsons Bay's Dunbar House.