All posts tagged The Great Synagogue

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. 

Mosman represented at shul service

Mosman deputy mayor Roy Bendall says he was “delighted” to have been invited to attend the Law Service at the Great Synagogue on Wednesday (February 8), acknowledging that it was “important” Mosman was represented, and admitting that the mayor’s comments about Israel last month caused “anguish”.

Mayor’s cold shoulder to shul

Mosman Mayor Peter Abelson declined an invitation to attend a service at The Great Synagogue, citing Israel’s “gross and illegal” occupation of the West Bank.

Hinda Young is organising a function to raise awareness about ovarian cancer

United against ovarian cancer

The Great Synagogue is set to host a function to raise awareness for ovarian cancer later this month. The event is being organised by Rabbi Benjamin Elton’s wife Hinda Young, who told The AJN how she was inspired to plan the function after a meeting with Emma Robinson of Ovarian Cancer Australia.