February 8, 2020 Josh Burns MP

Vale: Joshua Levi

Australian Jewish News CEO Joshua Levi passed away suddenly on Monday 3 February 2020, aged 36.

I admired Josh Levi very much and was proud to call him a friend.

We are lucky to have people who protect, enrich and invest in our Jewish Community – and Josh Levi did all three with everything he had.

Josh thought deeply about the issues that united and challenged us.

He always acted in our collective interest even if it meant the Jewish News missed out on a story.

Josh understood the power of a strong story and also the importance of journalistic integrity.

And for that he will always have my respect.

I will cherish our conversations about politics and life.

Josh told me how excited he was to become a father and it is not fair that he only was able to be one for such a short period of time.

He adored Lia and I can only imagine how much joy baby Lara filled him with.

He was a good man and he was taken too soon.

His funeral was held at Sydney’s Central Synagogue on Friday, February 7 at 11am, followed by burial at Rookwood Cemetery.


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