April 30, 2019, 4:21 pm
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
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
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.
January 3, 2019, 12:01 am
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
December 3, 2018, 12:00 am
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.
September 28, 2018, 12:07 pm
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.
May 23, 2018, 10:42 am
Australia's first lady and respected businesswoman Lucy Turnbull said she was struck by the beautiful injunction – "do not separate yourself from the community" – inscribed on the wall of Emanuel Synagogue's new sanctuary, which was officially inaugurated on May 14 in the presence of nearly 600 people.
May 11, 2018, 12:01 am
SAME-sex partners Ilan Buchman and Oscar Shub used to wear broken black commitment rings inscribed with the words "until we all belong". Last week, those rings became part of the couple's past when the pair exchanged two full circle wedding rings at Emanuel Synagogue in what is believed to be the first official religious same-sex wedding in Australia.