Labor visits the Great

April 29, 2012 by  
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Sydney’s The Great Synagogue has been visited by more than 50 members of NSW Young Labor who experienced their first ever Shabbat dinner.

top left: Dom Ofner, Sarah Segal, Andrew Goldberg, Joe Blackshield, Michael Buckland, Sarah Greenbaum bottom left: Daniel Gelbart, Basim Shamaon, William Wood, Daniel Harrison



Members of the Australian Union of Jewish Students shared a meal with members of Young Labor while Rabbi Jeremy Lawrence guided the evening. The Hon. Eric Roozendaal MLC and Young Labor President Michael Buckland spoke about the importance of being politically engaged and of working together.

Young Labor President Michael Buckland said that “The Shabbat dinner gave me an opportunity to share a story that has shaped my outlook on the world- the parable of the long spoons. This is a Jewish parable I won’t ever forget. We all benefit by coming together and learning from each other.”

The event was co-hosted by the Jewish Board of Deputies, AUJS and NSW Young Labor.  NSWJBD Public Affairs Manager Natalee Pozniak said “feedback from the group was positive; participants appreciated the opportunity to engage with our community in this way. They found it to be an informative and meaningful experience”.

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