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February 13, 2020, 6:00 am
‘An unfillable hole in our hearts’
Around 1000 members of the community gathered at Central Synagogue last Friday to farewell late AJN CEO Joshua Levi, who passed away suddenly aged 36.
October 17, 2019, 9:31 am
Central Synagogue celebrates
Central Synagogue’s new Paul and Eva Lederer Youth Campus and Art Garden was officially opened by Wentworth MP Dave Sharma late last month.
September 18, 2019, 12:25 pm
‘The realisation of a dream’
MPs, councillors and Jewish communal leaders were among the guests at the opening of Central Synagogue's new Paul and Eva Lederer Youth Campus and Art Garden.
May 2, 2019, 12:00 am
‘Business as usual’ following security scare
THE Community Security Group (CSG) in NSW insists it will be “business as usual” for Shabbat services, after an online threat against Sydney’s Central Synagogue triggered a large-scale police operation on Sunday night.
January 24, 2019, 12:01 am
Moriah mourns Max
THE Moriah College family has lost a "revered friend and iconic educator" with the passing of Max Lemberg, college Rabbi Dr Aryeh Solomon said this week.
November 8, 2018, 12:01 am
Religious streams unite for Pittsburgh
SYDNEY's Jewish community put religious differences aside at a pluralistic vigil for the victims and survivors of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre last Wednesday night.
June 20, 2018, 8:55 am
‘Bar mitzvah king’ turns 100
Sydney's Max Lemberg, the man once called the “bar mitzvah king”, celebrated his 100th birthday last month with family and friends from as far away as the UK, Berlin and Canberra.
March 25, 2018, 12:00 am
Howard in good spirits at Central
Former Australian prime minister John Howard enjoyed a genuinely warm reception as special guest at a Shabbat service and dinner at Central Shule on March 16, receiving a standing ovation as a proven friend of Israel.
March 16, 2018, 12:01 am
Synagogues speak out
A NUMBER of Sydney synagogues are joining more than 100 shules worldwide for this week's Infertility Awareness Shabbat to enhance understanding and facilitate empathy for those struggling to have a family.
March 11, 2018, 12:01 am
Pipes packs a punch
A SLOW but noticeable declining trend in Islamist activity around the world, the strengths and vulnerabilities of an assertive Iran, and a different take on the Israel–Palestine conflict were addressed during a speaking tour of Sydney and Melbourne by Middle East Forum founder and president Dr Daniel Pipes, as a guest of the Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC).
January 17, 2018, 12:01 am
Massive increase from NSW Government
A CONCERTED effort by the community to access NSW government grants has seen a 200 per cent increase in the last 12 months.
November 30, 2017, 12:00 am
New ambassador is Sofer, so good
Israel's new ambassador Mark Sofer has hit the ground running, presenting his diplomatic credentials to the Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove, attending an ECAJ conference and meeting Australian and Victorian Jewish leaders.
September 5, 2017, 12:01 am
Israel’s rising global status
"THOSE who urge boycotts of Israel or unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state claim that they are on the right side of history, but they are very wrong." That was the emphatic message given to a 200-strong crowd by leading Israeli strategic analyst Dr Eran Lerman during his recent trip to Australia, as a guest of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC).
November 7, 2016, 12:31 pm
Moving tributes to Peres
Moving tributes to the late former Israeli president Shimon Peres were held at communal events in Melbourne and Sydney last week.
June 24, 2016, 12:00 am
Arava sands and delivers
Israelis are credited for making the desert bloom, but the 3500 hardy residents of the Arava region are particularly good at it.