All posts tagged Sophie Deutsch

Michael Danby: A life in politics

IT’S a waste of my time to be a “schlepper backbencher”, former Labor MP Michael Danby told the audience at the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies AGM this week when he was asked why he chose to step down from Parliament after two decades.

Sydney Jewish Writers Festival set to return

AN attempt to confront real issues head-on is at the heart of this year's Sydney Jewish Writers Festival (SJWF).

MDA: ‘Matter of life and death’

AS a first responder and ambulance driver with Magen David Adom (MDA), Racheli Cohen's husband was often seen helping others. 

A new age for dementia care

IN a first for Montefiore, residents living with dementia are now participating in cooking and preparing their own meals on a regular basis.

Eden Harel: WIZO ‘saved my life’

WIZO Hadassim "led me to believe in my power, in my strength", said Israeli TV personality, actress and international speaker Eden Harel, who is set to address WIZO NSW's gala dinner on Wednesday, August 7.

Survivors of today give messages for tomorrow

How can we help the next generation feel connected to the Holocaust if they never have an opportunity to hear a survivor’s testimony first-hand? I Met a Survivor, a new book launched by the Sydney Jewish Museum, offers an approach to address this question.

New app ‘seeks to narrow the gap’

WHEN we see someone experiencing homelessness, it can be hard to know how to help.

Musical mastermind behind Whiteley

Composer Elena Kats-Chernin's new Australian opera Whiteley, based around the life of artist Brett Whiteley, is “probably the biggest show of my life”.

JCA welcomes acting CEO

A MAJOR shift in JCA's leadership – with Bruce Goldsmith stepping down from the role of CEO and Alain Hasson taking over as acting CEO – has been articulated as "bittersweet" by JCA president Stephen Chipkin.

Turnbull: Embassy announcement ‘a really dumb thing’

PRIME Minister Scott Morrison showed "a patronising insensitivity" and a "complete misunderstanding" of the Australian Jewish community on the eve of the Wentworth by-election, according to former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull.