Death of Elizabeth II – Queen of New Zealand

On behalf of the Aotearoa New Zealand Jewish community, the New Zealand Jewish Council sends its condolences to the family of the late Elizabeth II, Queen of New Zealand, and wishes them long life. During her long reign she was an example to all by showing steadfast dedication to duty, to values and behaviour which…

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New Zealand Buddhist Buddhist Council – Pesach 2022

Dear friends, We send our warm interfaith greeting to you for a kosher and joyous Passover. While our wisdom and faith traditions are not the same, as you know there are many important values we share. We wish you, your family and your communities will be free from prejudice and oppression. May you all be…

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World Jewish Relief – Thanks

Dear New Zealand Jewish Council, I am writing on behalf of all of us at World Jewish Relief to thank you and your wonderful network for the truly outstanding financial support towards our response to the crisis in Ukraine. We are humbled by your kindness and generosity. World Jewish Relief has been working in Ukraine…

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Social Cohesion

In respomnse to the Ministry of Social Development’s request for feed back on social cohesion the following submission was made.

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Terrorist attacks in Israel

Terrorist attacks in Israel – 11 murdered in one week We are deeply distressed by the attack overnight in Israel in which five people have been murdered by a Palestinian with terrorist affiliations. In the last week, 11 Israelis have been murdered in three separate attacks, the previous two being ISIS-inspired. The murder of anyone…

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Terror Attack in Beersheba, Israel

Today we mourn the loss of Doris Yahbas, Rabbi Moshe Kravitsky, Lora Yitzhak and Menahem Yehezkel, murdered by an ISIS supporter in Beersheba, Southern Israel. We are thinking of their families and praying for the full and quick recovery of all those who were injured in this terror attack. We note the condemnation of this…

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Texas Synagogue Attack

The New Zealand Jewish community, like communities around the world, has been very shaken by the Texas synagogue hostage saga, which comes on top of years of increasing antisemitic hate crimes in America and elsewhere, including murderous attacks on Jews while at prayer. We are of course relieved that, after a long terrifying ordeal, the…

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