Guess who’s coming to dinner

August 18, 2015 by J-Wire Staff
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A small but vibrant synagogue on Sydney’s North Shore has invited dignitaries in its neighbourhood for Shabbat dinner.

Kehillat Masada

Kehillat Masada

Rabbi Gad Krems of the Kehillat Masada Synagogue in the leafy suburb of St Ives told J-Wire: “We felt it would be a good move to reach out to broader community and make friends from acquaintances.”

If Friday night’s service and the dinner following prove to the hoped-for success, then the community will have made many friends from the 150 invited for the evening.

The event is being co hosted by the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies and Kehillat Masada Synagogue.

NSW Jewish Board of Deputies CEO Vic Alhadeff commented: “The Jewish community has enjoyed a long and active presence in the St Ives area, and we are holding this event as an opportunity to connect with some of the excellent organisations that comprise this great part of the world. We are honoured that so many political, civic and community leaders will be joining us.”

Things are looking good with a guest list which includes:

–          Mayor Jennifer Anderson, Ku-ring-gai Council

–          Clr David Citer, Ku-ring-gai Council

Rabbi Gad Krebs

Rabbi Gad Krebs

–          The Hon. Scott Farlow MLC

–          Paul Fletcher MP, Member for Bradfield

–          Alister Henskens SC MP, Member for Ku-ring-gai

–          Jonathan O’Dea MP, Member for Davidson

–          Clr David Ossip, Ku-ring-gai Council

–          The Hon. Phillip Ruddock MP, Member for Berowra

–          Mayor Steve Russell, Hornsby Shire Council

–          Clr Gurdeep Singh, Deputy Mayor, Hornsby Shire Council

And representatives from the following organisations:

–          Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Australia

–          Brigidine College

–          Broken Bay Catholic Schools Office

–          Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay

–          Chinese Australian Forum

–          Chinese Australian Services Society Ltd

–          Corpus Christi Primary School

–          Frenchs Forest Catholic Parish

–          Holy Name Catholic Parish

–          IABBV Hindi School

–          Liberal Party

–          Lindfield Community Bank

–          Lindfield East Public School

–          Lindfield East Public School

–          Macquarie University

–          Manly West Public School

–          Our Lady of Dolours Catholic Parish, Chatswood

–          Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral Parish

–          Peter Canisius House

–          St Ives Family Church

–          St Ives Lions Club

–          St Ives North Public School

–          St Ives Rugby Club

–          St Ives Uniting Church




One Response to “Guess who’s coming to dinner”
  1. Erica Edelman says:

    Well done – a great initiative – hope it’s successful
    And brings about a greater understanding !

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