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September 12, 2020, 9:39 pm
Wall of wishes
'It’s a simple and modest way of helping people connect to their community during these distressing times'.
September 7, 2020, 1:56 pm
Bringing relief and a hand up to refugees
The Project Dignity Crisis Relief program was created to provide support to refugee students and their families who are seeking asylum in Australia.
September 4, 2020, 10:00 am
Bringing yom tov to you
'Given the challenging times that we are all facing, we aim to reinvigorate the way in which we all come together and experience our Judaism'.
July 3, 2020, 12:18 pm
175 years young: Hobart Shule’s landmark anniversary
Hobart Synagogue is turning 175 years old, but coronavirus restrictions have caused the cancellation of the celebrations. The AJN speaks to key figures at the historic shule.
June 9, 2020, 1:09 pm
Toorak Shule’s rabbi resigns
'We would like to thank Rabbi Lever for his dedication to the MHC community, our members and their families'.
June 4, 2020, 12:00 am
Synagogue services in NSW to finally resume
Sydney Beth Din: 'We believe it is time for synagogues to reopen and one rule for the entire community is no longer necessary.'
May 28, 2020, 11:41 am
Shule re-openings in NSW delayed
The Sydney Beth Din has ruled that synagogues in NSW remain closed for a further two weeks after a student tested positive for COVID-19 at Moriah College.
May 14, 2020, 11:00 am
Back to school … and shule
There are signs that Jewish life as we knew it before COVID-19 is finally returning, albeit on a very limited scale for now.
May 14, 2020, 12:00 am
Melbourne’s cautious return to synagogue
A small handful of Melbourne shules are staging limited reopenings, with the Melbourne Beth Din ruling that synagogues should regard the opportunity to reopen with 'strict caution'
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April 28, 2020, 1:04 pm
Poway synagogue shooting: one year on
One year after a shooter attacked the Chabad of Poway shule killing a beloved member, the congregation’s rabbi stood alone in the sanctuary of the empty building to lead a memorial
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April 14, 2020, 11:12 am
Synagogue torched in northern Russia
A synagogue in northern Russia was severely damaged in a fire that the local Jewish community said was caused by arsonists.
March 19, 2020, 7:00 am
Community comes to a halt
'Jewish law states unequivocally that life-threatening situations and even suspected life-threatening situations override all other considerations'.
March 17, 2020, 7:06 pm
All synagogues told to stop minyanim
'We recommend, and believe it to be a halachic imperative, that all minyanim in all synagogues be suspended from now until further notice'.
March 12, 2020, 7:28 am
Keeping safe at shule
'Individuals experiencing symptoms of coronavirus are asked not to attend synagogue and to seek medical advice, while healthy attendees are urged to ensure proper hygiene'.
March 2, 2020, 1:16 pm
Refurbishment at Ballarat
Ballarat Synagogue has been awarded more than $100,000 by the Victorian government for repairs and maintenance works at the shule.