To improve the community’s understanding of the history of the Jewish people and their heritage.
Evaluation from President Geoffrey Clements
“Ronnie Halibard is a superb educator and over the weekend reached out to 130 people (including 30 students). His Read more...
Kabbalat Shabbat services followed by a Sushi Kiddish
To attract young members to shul on Friday night and create a new religious rhythm of going to Shul as a family at least once a month
Evaluation from Rabbi Read more...
The Chief Rabbi joined world leaders for a huge rally held in defiance of terrorism and in support of freedom as people around the world mourned the victims of devastating terrorist attacks in Paris.
In the aftermath of the coordinated Read more...
Melava Malka with comedian Ashley Blaker
To provide an entertaining, educational and social evening for the community.
Evaluation from Rabbi Freedman
“We wanted to move away from political speakers and make the event both fun and more directly Read more...
Community lunch with Rabbi Aubrey Hersh
To have good quality programming in our Shul.
Evaluation from Chairman Laurence Benjamin
“There was a warm, vibrant atmosphere in the Synagogue. Rabbi Hersh provided an interesting insight into some of the Read more...
The Chief Rabbi has championed the historical Jewish tradition of privileging education, citing this unchanging priority as a key driving force in the community’s survival.
His comments, which also delved into the self-improving merits of studying Torah, came in the Read more...
The Orthodox Union convention in New York drew a plenary of international Jewish leaders to discuss the common issues facing their communities and the need to establish global Jewish unity.
The Chief Rabbi was one of a series of Shabbat Read more...
A wealth of Chanukah engagements filled the Chief Rabbi’s diary this week, as he appeared at receptions and community events held to mark the festival across the capital.
He addressed thousands of spectators, both Jewish and non-Jewish, who had amassed Read more...
As published in The Australian Jewish News
As Australia welcomes newly appointed Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Rabbi Yaakov Glasman reflects on rabbinic roles generally and that of the Chief Rabbi in particular.
Australian Jewry is all the richer as we Read more...
The Australian Jewish News documents the Chief Rabbi’s visit to Moriah College and other community institutions during his time in Sydney, where he implored Jews to embrace Jewish unity rather than uniformity.
‘Chief rabbi inspires in Sydney’
By Evan Zlatkis Read more...