Dear Mr Wolff

January 30, 2019 by  
Filed under Moriah, News

Melbourne grandfather David Wolff, shocked by the recent story of Sydney’s Moriah College’s refusing a graduate’s child because the child’s grandmother had been converted to Judaism at the pluralistic Emanuel Synagogue, wrote a letter to the school’s president. Former Moriah president Robert Goot responds… Read more

Robert Goot addresses the WJC governing board

November 21, 2018 by  
Filed under News

The Immediate Past President of The Executive Council of Australian Jewry, Robert Goot highlighted the Constitutional mission of the World Jewish Congress“ to foster the unity and represent the interests of the Jewish people and to ensure the continuity and development of its religious, spiritual, cultural, and social heritage. Read more

Community welcomes Malcolm

September 16, 2015 by  
Filed under AIJAC, ECAJ, News, Zionist Federation of Australia

Australia’s new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is no stranger to the country’s Jewish community given that his federal seat of Wentworth is home to the majority of Jews living in Sydney. Read more

Outrage at anti-Semitic attacks on Frydenberg

June 29, 2015 by  
Filed under Anti-Defamation Commission, ECAJ, News, NSWJBD

There has been strong reaction both within the Jewish community and without to a tirade of anti-Semitic tweets against federal Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg. Read more

Rabbi Selwyn Franklin: NORA and the K-A

March 11, 2015 by  
Filed under News

Rabbi Selwyn Franklin is the interim president of the New Organisation of Rabbis of Australasia and the vice-president of the NSW Kashrut Authority…a situation which The Executive Council of Australian Jewry finds questionable. Read more

Member of the Jewish community makes top 100 in The Algemeiner

February 6, 2015 by  
Filed under News

President of The Executive Council of Australian Jewry Robert Goot has been named by publication The Algemeiner as one of the top 100 people who influenced Jewish life in 2014. Read more

25th anniversary of Clean-up Australia Day

January 31, 2015 by  
Filed under News

In 2014 more than 572,406 volunteers including members of the Jewish community. removed an estimated 15,708 tonnes of rubbish from 7,140 sites across Australia,  Read more

ECAJ AGM: Carr gets a mention

November 12, 2014 by  
Filed under News

President of The Executive Council of Australian Jewry Robert Goot made reference to Foreign Minister Bob Carr  in Julia Gillard’s former Labor Australian government. Read more

The case the ECAJ did not want to know about

July 16, 2014 by  
Filed under News

The case brought by Israeli advocacy group Shurat Hadin against University of Sydney associate Professor Jake Lynch has been dropped…a case involving BDS from which The Executive Council of Australian Jewry distanced itself. Read more

Right to be a bigot

March 24, 2014 by  
Filed under News

The Abbott Government is committed to repealing Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. This sensitive topic was the subject of two important exchanges in parliament today…in the Senate, Attorney-General Senator George Brandis declared that “people have a right to be bigots” and in the House of Representatives Prime Minister Tony Abbott said: “Sometimes free speech will be speech which upsets people”. Read more

Goot on Claims Conference team

May 28, 2013 by  
Filed under News

The President of the ECAJ Dr Danny Lamm has welcomed the announcement of the appointment of  Robert Goot, to the Select Leadership Committee of the Claims Conference. Read more

Representing Australian Jewry globally

May 8, 2013 by  
Filed under News

Two members of the Australian Jewish community have been appointed vice-presidents of the World Jewish Congress Read more

Community briefs on Sexual Abuse Royal Commission

March 18, 2013 by  
Filed under ECAJ, News

The Executive Director of The Executive Council of Australian Jewry, Peter Wertheim and Immediate Past President, Robert Goot, have met with the Chair of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Read more