Temple Sinai member Avi Duckor-Jones won the title of New Zealand's first "sole survivor" on Survivor New Zealand. Avi's mum, JoEllen Duckor, who serves as the Mashpiah for Temple Sinai said: "Avi went into the game with the intention of playing with integrity (and making his mother proud)."
The Executive Council of Australian Jewry wrote a letter to express its concern to Senator for Tasmania Lisa Singh, in response to her speech on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in which she extolled the Palestinians and dehumanised and degraded the Israelis. Click on "Read More" to read the ECAJ's letter.
Rabbi Raymond Apple wrote an article critical of Reform Judaism entitled "Orthodoxy & Reform" that was published on j-Wire; in response, Rabbi Fred Morgan submitted an article that was also published on j-Wire. Click on "read more" to read both articles.
The Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism held a Havdalah service and Rally on 1 July near the Prime Minister's residence. Rabbi Gilad Kariv spoke at the rally, and shared his speech below.