Our Big Kitchen cooks for Queensland – and COSA asks for your help

January 18, 2011 by Henry Benjamin
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Sydney’s Our Big Kitchen’s facilities available to anyone who wants to bake for Queensland flood victims.


Serge Vieiri, Tony Bilson and Rabbi Dovid Slavin Pic: Henry Benjamin

The commercial kitchen in the lower level of the Yeshiva building in Flood St, Bondi, sports world class equipment used last week by Sydney chef Tony Bilson and Portuguese-born French super chef Serge Vieiri whose restaurant in France has been awarded a Guide Michelin red star.

Rabbi Dovid Slavin who oeprates Our Big Kitchen told J-Wire: “We want anybody willing to help to come and join us to cook and bake for Queensland flood victims. No experience is necessary and we welcome all ages. The Kitchen is open daily from 10a.m. until mid-day,  from 2p.m. to 4p.m and from 6pm to 8pm. On Friday and this coming Sunday , there will be morning sessions only.

In the meantime The Council of Orthodox Synagogues of Australia (COSA) together with the constituent State bodies is urging all member congregations to assist the flood victims of the Jewish community of Queensland by donating to the appeal set up by the Queensland Jewish Community Services Inc., in addition to supporting the Premier’s general appeal for all flood victims.

As well as encouraging all members of orthodox synagogues to personally contribute, COSA will ask its constituent shules to donate next week’s aliyot, as a gesture of support to the Queensland community.

The details of where people can contribute as follows…

To donate:

Make a direct deposit to: Queensland Jewish Community Services Inc. – Flood Appeal

BSB:  064-127

Account Number:  1030-7411

And also email details of your deposit (Name, Address Amount, Date Transferred etc) to ari@qjcs.org.au for a tax receipt


Send a cheque made out to Queensland Jewish Community Services Inc. – Flood Appeal and send to:


POB 1202

Stafford City Queensland 4053


Call our support centre in Sydney to make a credit card payment on (02) 8353 1612

All funds raised will be used to assist Jewish people in Queensland impacted by the floods and distributed by Queensland Jewish Community Services Inc.



One Response to “Our Big Kitchen cooks for Queensland – and COSA asks for your help”
  1. best wishes for these kindly persons

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