Lunch with Dan Brotman, South Africa-Israel Forum Director

Dan Brotman, Executive Director of the South Africa Israel Forum, was our guest speaker at a luncheon club co-hosted by the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce and the Executive Council of Australian Jewry. Founded in 2008 by the late Mendel Kaplan, SAIF takes top non-Jewish young political leaders and young … Continue reading Lunch with Dan Brotman, South Africa-Israel Forum Director

1300 at Yom Hashoah

About 1300 people packed the Recital Hall at Angel Place to commemorate 70 years since the Holocaust and the Liberation from the Nazi camps. A strong delegation of diplomats and politicians joined ethnic and faith leaders and members of the Jewish community at the moving ceremony. Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg MP, the keynote speaker. described … Continue reading 1300 at Yom Hashoah

ADB refers hate speech to Attorney-General

NSW Jewish Board of Deputies president Jeremy Spinak has lodged a complaint with the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board (ADB) against Islamist extremist group Hizb ut-Tahrir in response to two virulently antisemitic speeches delivered by spiritual leader Ismail al-Wahwah. The complaint calls for Wahwah be prosecuted under Section 20D of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act, which prevents publicly … Continue reading ADB refers hate speech to Attorney-General

350 at RUA

About 350 students from 19 Sydney schools have participated in the Board of Deputies’ “Respect, Understanding, Acceptance” schools harmony program this year to date. The schools included three which are new to the program – Rose Bay Secondary College, Ravenswood and Amity College. The sessions were held at the Sydney Jewish Museum. The program includes … Continue reading 350 at RUA

Luncheon Club

The Board of Deputies Luncheon Club sees opinion-makers engage with members of the community. Recent speakers include Premier Mike Baird MP (pictured right with Board of Deputies president Jeremy Spinak), author Melanie Phillips and former Mossad chief Efraim Halevy.


“Unleashing the start-up nation” was the topic of a scintillating address to the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies plenum by Dan Bennett, managing director of OurCrowd – an Israeli venture-capital crowdfunding company. OurCrowd has made a remarkable impact on the global business scene, attracting billions of dollars of investment to Israel to seed state-of-the-art projects … Continue reading START UP NATION