All posts tagged The Great Synagogue

Community congratulates Daley

THE NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD) has congratulated state Opposition Leader Michael Daley on his new role.

Religious streams unite for Pittsburgh

SYDNEY's Jewish community put religious differences aside at a pluralistic vigil for the victims and survivors of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre last Wednesday night.

Sydney shules show solidarity

AS Pittsburgh faces its darkest days following the worst antisemitic attack in American history, Jewish communities around Australia are paying heartfelt tributes to the victims, their loved ones and the broader Pittsburgh community.

Women of Worth weekend set to inspire Sydney

More than 20 inspiring Australian Jewish women from all walks of life will headline the inaugural Women of Worth (WOW) festival's 14 sessions on July 28 and 29 as part of The Great Synagogue's 140th anniversary celebrations.

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.

Solomon family parties like it’s 1818

About 80 members of an unbroken Jewish family chain of up to seven generations met in Sydney late last month for a four-day celebration marking 200 years since their common ancestor, Mordecai Solomon, arrived in Sydney as a young, illiterate British free settler.

Moriah and Great mentioned in parliament

TWO of the Sydney Jewish community’s oldest institutions were given special mention in the New South Wales parliament last month.

Synagogues speak out

A NUMBER of Sydney synagogues are joining more than 100 shules worldwide for this week's Infertility Awareness Shabbat to enhance understanding and facilitate empathy for those struggling to have a family.

PM, Premier honour The Great

"A BEACON of worship, dedication and intellectual faith in NSW's Jewish community," is how NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian poignantly described The Great Synagogue – often considered "the mother congregation of Australian Jewry" – at the shule's momentous 140th anniversary service.

‘Gay or God… a false choice’

A PANEL discussion last Sunday on “marriage equality and what it means for our community” was held at a critical juncture given recent political developments in the same-sex marriage debate.