Happy 100th, Gerda

August 10, 2021 by  

Gerda Buckwalter, a long-standing stalwart of the Sydney Jewish community celebrates her 100th birthday on Wednesday. Read more

Loneliness and its side effects

July 15, 2021 by  

Sydney’s Emanuel Synagogue will be exploring the topic of ‘loneliness’ as part of their upcoming Health Matters event later this month. Read more

The Uluru Statement: Thomas Mayor and Teela Reed ask “Who Will Hear Our Voice?”

March 10, 2020 by  

When enough Australian people come together to join their voices together in a call for justice and social change, the decision-makers are forced to listen.  Read more

Rabbi Roberts now senior rabbi at NSTE

November 29, 2018 by  

Rabbi Nicole Roberts has been installed as Senior Rabbi of Sydney’s North Shore Temple Emanuel (NSTE), becoming the first female Senior Rabbi in Australia. Read more

A new take on Shabbat services for young children

July 30, 2018 by  

Sydney’s North Shore Temple Emanuel’s new Bagels & Brachas Family Shabbat is a unique, and innovative program that is helping to build a “community of young families” within the larger Temple family.  Read more

Creating strong foundations with Shabbat playgroup

January 29, 2018 by  

Our Jewish sense of identity starts from a young age, and Sydney’s North Shore Temple Emanuel’s Shabbat Playgroup aims to create those strong foundations early on in life. Read more

ACO to perform at Emanuel Synagogue

August 29, 2017 by  

Sydney;s  Emanuel Synagogue has announced the return of the Australian Chamber Orchestra for one night to perform its third concert in its sanctuary. Read more

New contract for Rabbi Telsner from Yeshivah

August 29, 2017 by  

Child sexual abuse advocate Manny Waks has cut off communications with Melbourne’s Yeshiva Centre following its announcement of a new contract with Rabbi Zvi Telsner. Read more

Sir Frank Lowy: the community congratulates him

June 18, 2017 by  

The Chairman of Westfield Corporation, Mr Frank Lowy AC, said today he was deeply honoured to be appointed a Knight Bachelor by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the Birthday Honours List…and the community’s leaders have expressed have their congratulations. Read more

$500 membership for Sydney’s The Great Synagogue

August 16, 2016 by  

The Great Synagogue has launched a $500 annual membership rate, which gives all benefits, including the right to sit in any seat without a dedicated brass plaque. Read more

Portrait exhibition at The Great

April 30, 2016 by  

Sydney’s The Great Synagogue will present thirty selected highlights from the collection of historical and contemporary portrait paintings from its AM Rosenblum Museum. Read more

Turnbull at Central: The Video

December 19, 2015 by  

A video presentation of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s visit to Sydney’s Central Synagogue on the last day of Chanukah. Read more

Prime Minister lights the Shammos

December 14, 2015 by  

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull lit and held the Shammos in Sydney’s Central Synagogue before declaring that the message of Chanukah is not confined to the Jewish community… Read more

Silent no more

December 10, 2015 by  

Billed as a night for reflection, understanding, healing and regret, Silent No More is Melbourne’s Yeshivah Centre’s response towards the widespread child sexual abuse which has existed in the school system since the 1980s. Read more

The Governor-General goes to shul

December 8, 2015 by  

The Queen’s Australian representative Governor-General, His Excellency Sir Peter Cosgrove, together with Lady Cosgrove have attended a Shabbat service at Sydney’s Great Synagogue. Read more

New president for TBI

December 2, 2015 by  

At Melbourne’s Temple Beth Israel’s congregation’s AGM Dr Robert Sward was elected as its incoming President. Read more

A first Rosh Hashanah

September 17, 2015 by  

Sydney’s Great Synagogue’s new Chief Minister Rabbi Dr Ben Elton was inducted less than a week before Rosh Hashanah…he tells J-Wire of his first Rosh Hashanah in Sydney. Read more

A synagogue welcomes LGBTI

August 13, 2015 by  

In view of the current focus in Australia on Marriage Equality and the international attention surrounding the subject, Sydney’s North Shore Temple Emanuel (NSTE) wishes to ensure that LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) individuals and couples feel welcome in our congregation and experience our synagogue as an environment in which they and their partners are treated with dignity and respect. Read more

Yeshivah Centre call to sexual abuse victims

August 13, 2015 by  

The new Committee of Management at Melbourne’s Yeshivah Centre has written to its community and supporters calling for any victim of child sexual abuse to make contact with the police. Read more

Another member on the Yeshivah team

July 7, 2015 by  

Melbourne’s Yeshivah Centre have announced a further member for its new Governance Review Panel. Read more

Great work by new rabbi

July 6, 2015 by  

Sydney’s The Great Synagogue has appointed a new Senior Rabbi to head up the Ministerial team and lead the congregation into the future. Read more

Yeshivah Centre under review

July 5, 2015 by  

Melbourne’s Yeshivah Centre has announced the formation of a Governance Review Panel and an interim Committee of Management. Read more

Adam Schwab at Chabad of Melbourne CBD

June 24, 2015 by  

From mergers and acquisitions,  lawyer to managing director of one of the fastest growing companies on the BRW list in just over ten years, Mount Scopus College alumnus Adam Schwab has quite a story to share. Read more

You’ve got a friend

June 19, 2015 by  

For young Australian Jews working in New York City, a new initiative offering a social centre and mentoring has been launched by Sydney;s Central Synagogue’s Rabbi Levi Wolff. Read more

Yeshivah plans for the future with “stronger governance”

June 17, 2015 by  

Melbourne’s Yeshivah Centre Board of Trustees has sent an open letter stating that they have implemented “stronger governance and renewed capability – to enable our schools and community to continue to thrive.”. Read more

Maccabeats return to Melbourne

May 20, 2015 by  

The popular Maccabeats, an a Capella group from Yeshivah University in New York, will return to Melbourne next month for their “return down under” concert. Read more

A celebration of music at TBI

May 11, 2015 by  

Melbourne’s Temple Beth Israel (TBI) will host the ‘Zimriya Concert’, a celebration of Jewish and Klezmer music at the end of May. Read more

Menorah in Martin Place

December 19, 2014 by  

The Chanukah celebration organised in Sydney’s Martin Place , the scene of this week;s siege, was cancelled in respect to this who lost their lives…but the giant menorah has been erected and carries a message to all Australians. Read more

Peace in Martin Place

December 19, 2014 by  

Rabbi Levi Wolff and Rabbi Zalman Kastel joined other religious leaders in Martin Place in an act of togetherness centering around Ken Johnson, the father of Tori Johnson who was brutally murdered during the Martin Place siege. Read more

Martin Place Chanukah cancelled

December 18, 2014 by  

For the first time in almost thirty years, a Menorah lighting ceremony in Sydney’s Martin Place planned for tonight will not take place. Read more

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