Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Sydney, Australia: Losing More Kosher Establishments

You can blame it on supply and demand but yet another kosher restaurant has closed in Sydney, Australia. The latest victim is the closure of Eliza's restaurant at Bondi's Hakoah Club. Eliza's was the only surviving formal dining experience after the Beaches restaurant closed in February 2006.

Eliza Ezekiel, who opened the restaurant in August 2006, told regular patron Rabbi Chaim Ingram that the main reason for the closure was due to lack of support from the community. Rabbi Ingram posted his response on the Kosher Consumers Association's website: "In my 15 years in this community, I have seen Torah, Chinuch and Yiddishkeit burgeoning. “One would have thought that with it would have come an enhanced adherence to kashrut. Our [lack of support for] kosher eateries remains a mystery."

3 comments:

Hirshel Tzig said...

maybe they've become so frum that they won't eat in restaurants any more!

Jewish Blogmeister said...

hirshel, that's funny but the article seems to indicate otherwise.

Yaakov said...

Very interesting article, have you checked out chowhound.com? they have candid restaurant reviews.