August 29 2013

Greens Senator Richard Di Natale & Rabbi Yaakov Glasman

Greens Senator Richard Di Natale & Rabbi Yaakov Glasman


"Is it easy to be Green and Jewish"

Dr. Richard Di Natale was elected to the federal parliament in 2010 and is the Greens' first Victorian Senator.  HIs portfolios include health, multiculturalism, gambling and sport. Richard's achievements in Parliament so far include securing almost $5 billion towards medicare-funded dentistry, winning a campaign to divest tobacco stocks from the Future Fund, and spearheading Senate inquiries into many issues of public significance.

Rabbi Yaakov Glasman served as the spiritual leader of the North Eastern Jewish Centre for six years and in 2011 was appointed Chief Minister ad the St Kilda Hebrew Congregation.  He was elected President of the Rabbinical Council of Victoria in November 2009 and held this position for three years.  Rabbi Glasman demonstrates a keen interest in Jewish adult education and lectures broadly on religious and social issues.

From a lunchtime lecture held on Thursday 28th August 2013. For more information regarding this event click here for the JBD events page.  
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August 6 2013

Rabbi Kenneth Brander

Rabbi Kenneth Brander

“Ethics in Philanthropy: Should synagogues and Jewish institutions accept tainted funds?”

Rabbi Brander is the Vice President for University and Community Life and the Dean of the Yeshiva University Center for the Jewish Future (CJF). Rabbi Brander is Rabbi Emeritus of the Boca Raton Synagogue and founder of the Weinbaum Yeshiva High School. During his 14 years of service to the community, Rabbi Brander oversaw its explosive growth from 60 to some 600 families. He is world renowned and engaged extensively throughout the USA and internationally lecturing Rabbis, communal leaders and communities in general in the field of Jewish renewal. During his studies to obtain Smicha, he served as the student assistant to the esteemed Rabbi Joseph B Soloveitchik. Rabbi Brander has received numerous awards for his community service, none the least he was honored with the State of Israel Medal of Honour for Rabbinic leadership in supporting Gush Etzion. Rabbi Brander has authored many articles in various scholarly journals and also co-edited The Yeshiva University Haggadah. Rabbi Brander is in Melbourne as a guest of the COSV.

From a lunchtime lecture on Tuesday 6th August 2013. Click here to go to the events page.

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