During NAIDOC Week we announce the development of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies’ Hand in Hand Portal – a Jewish community resource to support Reconciliation.

Julian Leeser MP, Pastor Ray Minniecon
Jenny Symonds, Uncle Kevin Tory

The 2010 book Hand in Hand – Jewish and Indigenous Australians working together” by Dr Anne Sarzin and Dr Lisa Miranda Sarzin recorded some of the work that Jewish and First Nations Australians have done together on the road towards Reconciliation. That book is the starting point for the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies’ Hand in Hand digital portal, now under construction.

The portal will provide a comprehensive overview of the Jewish-First Nations relationship in NSW and an inspiration to local Jews and others to continue and take part in the journey. This digital portal will expand on the Sarzins’ work and document the history; highlight key personalities and personal stories; catalogue collaborative work being done today and offer opportunities to get involved in it; present the work of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, and give access to important resources from other organisations.

Here are just a few of the collaborations which will be featured on the portal: