NSW Jewish Board of Deputies immediate past president Jeremy Spinak was inducted into the Honour Roll at the Premier’s Harmony Dinner before 1500 representatives of ethnic communities. The annual event was held at the Rosehill Racecourse.
Jeremy Spinak passed away last November after a serious illness. He was 36.
The introductory video (below) which paid tribute to Jeremy’s contribution to community harmony highlighted the Keep NSW Safe campaign, which the Board of Deputies spearheaded, resulting in the State Government enacting a law last June which criminalised incitement to violence on the basis of race, religion, gender and sexuality.
The award was presented by Premier Gladys Berejiklian to Jeremy’s wife, Rhiannon Spinak. Also present were Jeremy’s parents, Margaret and Richard Spinak, and sister Jenny Spinak. They were seated at a Board of Deputies table which included Board of Deputies president Lesli Berger, vice-president Isabelle Shapiro, honorary secretary Melissa McCurdie, executive member Michelle Filler and CEO Vic Alhadeff.