Chanukah at Parliament House

The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies attended the Pre-Chanukah celebration at Parliament House hosted by the Minister for Multiculturalism, Hon. John Ajaka MLC and Multiculturalism NSW. The event was attended by politicians, consul representatives, councillors, ethnic leaders and representatives from the Jewish Community.
Bruce Notley-Smith MP, chair of the Parliamentary Friends of Israel welcomed guests. The event was addressed by Minister Ajaka, Premier of NSW, The Hon. Mike Baird, State Opposition leader Luke Foley MP and President of the Board of Deputies, Jeremy Spinak. Rabbis representing diverse sections within the community were invited to light a candle of the menorah, followed by the festive song of Maoz Tzur.
The annual event, hosted by Multicultural NSW marks the upcoming Chanukah celebration still relevant in its tale of the Chanukah story, where good triumphed over evil.