All posts tagged Sophie Deutsch

OBK kneads government’s dough

PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull put his cooking skills to the test when announcing a $48,000 grant to upgrade Our Big Kitchen’s (OBK) security system during a visit there last Friday, but the real star was his four-year-old grandson, Jack.

Messing with morals

In the upcoming production of The Man in the Attic, a German couple deceive a Jewish man who they are hiding into thinking that the Nazis have won the war. Incredibly, the play is based on a true story.

Worldwide women gather in OZ

REPRESENTING 16 different countries and five Australian states, passionate female Jewish leaders gathered at the International Council of Jewish Women (ICJW) Quadrennial Convention in Sydney last week, at which the organisation's first Australian president, Robyn Lenn, completed her four-year term of presidency.

Blending cultures

The rich vocals and invigorating beats of Israeli-American band Yemen Blues are soon to entertain audiences at Sydney's Metro Theatre.

Crusading against food waste

A new documentary chronicling OzHarvest founder Ronni Kahn's campaign to combat food waste is set to open in cinemas.

Barel leaving Masada

AFTER serving 12 years as principal of Masada College, and with the continued support of the community, Wendy Barel (pictured) is retiring at the end of this school term due to health challenges.

Yom Limmud set for Sydney

Across one immersive day of thought-provoking sessions set for Sunday, June 17 in Sydney, Yom Limmud will celebrate Jewish identity, raise difficult questions and provoke stimulating discussion.

New Emanuel Shule sanctuary opens

Australia's first lady and respected businesswoman Lucy Turnbull said she was struck by the beautiful injunction – "do not separate yourself from the community" – inscribed on the wall of Emanuel Synagogue's new sanctuary, which was officially inaugurated on May 14 in the presence of nearly 600 people.

SSM in shule makes history

SAME-sex partners Ilan Buchman and Oscar Shub used to wear broken black commitment rings inscribed with the words "until we all belong". Last week, those rings became part of the couple's past when the pair exchanged two full circle wedding rings at Emanuel Synagogue in what is believed to be the first official religious same-sex wedding in Australia.

Shoah museum for SA

THOUGH the Adelaide Jewish community may be small, it boasts some passionate members who are currently raising funds to establish the city's first Holocaust museum and education centre. Chief instigator of the initiative is Shoah survivor Andrew Steiner.