Youth Leadership Council

The Religious Diversity Centre (RDC) is seeking people aged 16 – 35 to join their National Youth Council.   It is an opportunity to influence the future of New Zealand. To have a Jewish perspective is important. It will benefit the NZ Jewish community. Requirement will be about 1½ hours every 6 weeks. It will…

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Support for the Samoan Community Assembly of G-d

The media has highlighted the number of COVID cases reported within this Samoan Community (close to 350 currently). The New Zealand Jewish Council has setup a Give-a-little page seeking donations to support the families of Samoan Assembly of G-d church. https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/donations-to-suffering-families-in-the-samoan In addition, and separately but related, to this initiative The Astor Foundation has strong ties…

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Jacinda Arden – Rosh Hashana Message

Shalom! I wanted to wish a good new year to Aotearoa’s Jewish community with the beginning of Rosh Hashanah this evening. I know that, like many events over the past 18 months, celebrations will look a little different to normal. It will be disappointing not to be able to gather and observe these holy occasions…

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Unite Union

12 June 2021 – NZ JEWISH COUNCIL CONDEMNS “UNITE” UNION LEADER’S INCITEMENT TO VIOLENCE The New Zealand Jewish Council says it is appalled by the incitement to violence that was chanted by a union leader at an anti-Israel protest in Auckland on 22 May. The Council has just seen a video that shows Unite Union…

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NZ & Rise of Antisemitism

9th June 2021 – New Zealand not immune from rise in antisemitism The representative body of New Zealand Jewry, the NZ Jewish Council (NZJC), has expressed concern about the high number of antisemitic incidents in New Zealand recorded last month.  Spokesperson for the NZJC, Juliet Moses, said: “While we haven’t experienced the violent Jew-hatred seen…

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Green Party Antisemitism (18-27 May, 2021)

Green  Party  Response – 27 May 2021 MEDIA RELEASE – Green Party Antisemitism 19 May 2021 The representative body for New Zealand Jewry condemns the inflammatory comments and inaccurate statements made by two Green MPs in recent days, which risk stoking antisemitism and endangering Jews in New Zealand, as we have seen around the world in the…

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