Jewish House breaks its record

November 30, 2017 by J-Wire
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Sydney’s Jewish House has shattered its attendance record for its annual gala dinner with the number of guests breaking the 1,000 barrier for the first time.

Dr Tom Moss
Photo: Nadine Saacks

1,040 guests heard MC Jean Kitson announce that Dr Tom Moss had been made humanitarian of the year.

CEO Rabbi Mendel Kastel told J-Wire that Tom had been working behind the scenes supporting the Jewish House for 30-40 years. He said: “I am more than happy that a wonderful friend and a trustworthy confidant like Tom has received this honour. Truly, he was available 24/7 over this period and was never shy to approach any of his friends and contacts if he felt they could help a person in distress. During the function, one person who must remain anonymous whispered into my ear that he had admired Tom’s input into the organisation and donated $50,000 as a token of Tom’s work.”

Rabbi Kastel added: “It’s not Jewish House alone who have benefited from Tom’s generosity in his time and skills. He has also been helping out at the COA and the youth organisation Ways.”

In his acceptance speech, Tom Moss said the his late mother had been his own role model and dedicated the award to her memory.

Both Premier Gladys Berejekilian and Leader of the Opposition Luke Foley addressed the function held at the International Convention Centre voicing praise on the commitment the Jewish House has made to not just Jewish community but to the broader population too.

The work of the Jewish House is well-known to political figures with the care organisation working  on the growing problem of the homeless.

In recognition of their work, the Premier announced a donation of $10,000 from the NSW Government backed by a $20,000 grant from Malcolm Turnbull through the Federal Government.

Both Gary Cohen and Roger Clifford thanks the community for its support.

The function was the first Kosher event in the newly built the Centre. Last year attend 840 the event.



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