Rabbi Mendel Kastel
April 4, 2019, 11:59 am
THERE was a precise moment when Jewish millennial Gali Blacher and her friend Madelyn Jones knew they would create The Good Box, a social enterprise tackling the sapping isolation of homelessness by providing opportunities for anyone to purchase, and personally give, useful everyday items to individuals in need.
April 13, 2018, 12:01 am
IF the question were posed, "Which city hosts the biggest seder in the world?" likely answers may include Jerusalem or New York. Somewhat surprisingly, however, the answer sits high up in the Nepalese mountaintops in the predominantly Hindu and Buddhist city of Kathmandu, where the city's first official seder was led in 1989 by Rabbi Mendel Kastel of Jewish House – then a 20-year-old rabbinical student at yeshivah in Sydney – along with fellow student Mendel Lipskier.
November 28, 2017, 4:33 pm
A report presented to NSW Parliament last week by Lifeline Australia chairman John Brogden has revealed how a new cutting edge post-crisis homelessness program run by Jewish House is already changing lives, while saving taxpayers millions of dollars.
December 11, 2015, 12:00 am
A RECORD amount was raised for Jewish House at the organisation’s annual gala dinner last week, with more than $300,000 to go towards the Bondi crisis centre, which supports the homeless and the disadvantaged, with a strong focus on families affected by domestic violence.
By Evan Zlatkis