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19 November 2017 - 2 Kislev 5778 - ב' כסלו ה' אלפים תשע"ח
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Sydney area synagogue vandalised E-mail

The Coogee Jewish community, located in the suburbs of Sydney, found its synagogue vandalised.

The attack that left the Ark and a Torah badly damaged is being labeled as a clearly anti-Semitic incident.  

 

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B'nai B'rith's top honour awarded to John Howard E-mail

Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, was awarded B’nai B’rith’s International Presidential Gold Medal.

The international organisation recognised Howard’s support of Israel and the Jewish community.  

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UJC hires husband & wife 'Rabbinic Team' E-mail

United Jewish Congregation, of Hong Kong, has recently announced they have hired two rabbis to head their congregation. 

Rabbis David and Patti Kopstein, husband and wife, will join the community in September.

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Bar and Bat Mitzvah clubs success E-mail

Hong Kong’s Chabad wraps up its Bar and Bat Mitzvah clubs for the summer.  Both groups had productive years.

A group of around ten boys participated this year in the Bar Mitzvah group, which met on Sunday mornings for minyan and breakfast with their dads.

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Carmel School entertains distinguished visitors E-mail

Carmel School, of Hong Kong, played host to three distinguished visitors in June: Israeli violinist Pinchas Zuckerman and his wife, cellist Amanda Forsyth and story teller, Hanoch Teller.

Renowned Israeli violinist Pinchas Zukerman and his wife, cellist Amanda Forsyth, performed for an afternoon assembly. They performed duos by Kodaly, Hava Nagila, and Hatikvah for the enthusiastic students.

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