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May 21, 2020, 2:30 am
Walt Secord converting to Judaism
NSW shadow treasurer Walt Secord, who is also deputy chair of the NSW Parliamentary Friends of Israel, is currently in the process of converting through Sydney's Emanuel Synagogue.
May 18, 2020, 12:04 am
Joshua Levi’s reporting praised
Emanuel Synagogue's senior Rabbi Jeffrey Kamins described Levi as a 'driving force in the Jewish community to make sure that there was a positive response to the Royal Commission'.
May 14, 2020, 12:00 am
Jewish events a click away
An initiative of Sydney's Emanuel Synagogue – and created and curated by dedicated volunteers – Dunera offers a mix of community learning, cultural enrichment and entertainment.
January 8, 2020, 4:04 pm
Community mourns ‘wonderful role model’
Rabbi Brian Fox, who made a huge impact on both the Sydney and Melbourne progressive Jewish communities, passed away on Wednesday morning aged 76.
April 30, 2019, 4:21 pm
Israeli, Palestinian diplomats in conversation
ISRAELI ambassador Mark Sofer will be in conversation with the Head of the General Delegation of Palestine Izzat Abdulhadi this Sunday, in what Emanuel Synagogue's Rabbi Jeffrey Kamins calls an “historic opportunity” for the community.
March 31, 2019, 12:00 am
Historic conference packs a punch and a party
FROM a "queer tour" of the Sydney Jewish Museum and more than 20 small group seminars by 24 presenters from around the world, the 25th Jewish LGBT+ World Congress proved to be a colourful celebration of inclusivity.
March 18, 2019, 12:01 am
‘Inspiration to follow the kind of life that we have’
Nearly one year after Ilan Buchman and Oscar Shub married in Australia’s first official religious same-sex wedding, they spoke with Sophie Deutsch about the significance of tying the knot after 47 years together, and the inspiring example their enduring love has set for others.
March 18, 2019, 12:00 am
Sydney to make Jewish LGBT+ history
Get ready to learn, discover, pray and, of course, party … because the 25th Jewish LGBT+ World Congress is coming to Sydney from March 21-24 – and you are invited!
March 14, 2019, 12:00 am
From a protest to a celebration
I hope this Congress helps LGBTQI Jewish communities around the world to succeed in their struggle for equality and social justice.
January 3, 2019, 12:01 am
Rabbinate reform urged
IT has been revealed that Sydney’s Orthodox rabbis were told they were prohibited from attending the communal funeral service of former NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD) Jeremy Spinak, who died at the age of 36 last year, because it was being held at “a Reform Temple” .
December 6, 2018, 11:29 am
A Jew is a Jew?
December 6, 2018, 12:01 am
Graduate’s son not welcome
A MORIAH College graduate is outraged that he can't send his own kids to the school because he married someone whose mother converted to Judaism through the Emanuel Synagogue.
December 3, 2018, 12:00 am
Grants boost for Sydney Jewish organisations
The Jewish community has received a $130,000 Chanukah present from the NSW government, with six organisations – predominantly in the Vaucluse electorate – successfully being awarded funding in this year's round of the Community Building Partnership program.
November 1, 2018, 12:01 am
Sydney shules show solidarity
AS Pittsburgh faces its darkest days following the worst antisemitic attack in American history, Jewish communities around Australia are paying heartfelt tributes to the victims, their loved ones and the broader Pittsburgh community.
September 28, 2018, 12:07 pm
Shir Madness sure to be a success
An eclectic festival celebrating Jewish music through the ages, the Shir Madness Jewish Music Festival returns next month as a mega line-up of musicians take to a new venue in Emanuel Synagogue's recently renovated premises. Sophie Deutsch reports.