President's Reports to Plenum
  • President's Report

    President's Report

    07 August 2017

    Multicultural and Interfaith
    30 July saw the annual Jewish Catholic Friendship Dinner.  Approximately 80 people...

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  • President's Report

    President's Report

    05 June 2017

    Professional Development
    This year the JCCV is continuing its professional development program...

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  • President's Report

    President's Report

    06 March 2017

    Community events

    One of the highlights of the month was the second AUJS Sir Zelman Cowan Memorial Oration, which this year...

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  • President's Report

    President's Report

    06 February 2017

    Inquiry into the Racial Discrimination Act

    Following on the Plenum’s resolution to support the retention of sections 18C and 18D of the Racial Discrimination...

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  • President's Report 2016 AGM

    President's Report 2016 AGM

    21 November 2016

    2016 has been another challenging but successful year for the Jewish Community Council of Victoria.

    The JCCV continues to advocate for...

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  • President's Report

    President's Report

    26 September 2016

    Babi Yar Commemoration

    A service to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the...

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  • President's Report

    President's Report

    01 August 2016

    Yom Ha’atzmaut Cocktail Reception
    The Yom Ha’atzmaut Cocktail Reception held at The Windsor on 8 June...

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  • President's Report

    President's Report

    06 June 2016

    Yom Hashoah

    The Yom Hashoah commemoration at Robert Blackwood Hall was well attended, and all feedback has been very positive, in particular the response to the...

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  • President's Report

    President's Report

    02 May 2016

    Meeting with Premier Daniel Andrews

    On 20 April the Premier Daniel Andrews, as well as Federal MP’s...

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  • President's Report

    President's Report

    07 March 2016

    Meeting with Tim Smith MP

    Tim Smith, the member for Kew, visited Read More

  • President's Report

    President's Report

    01 February 2016

    Anti-Semitism and Security
    Late last year there were a number of crimes against members of the community which had...

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  • President's Report 2015 AGM

    President's Report 2015 AGM

    23 November 2015

    2015 has been an exciting, if challenging, year for the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV).  I took over from Nina Bassat as President at the JCCV’s AGM at the end of November 2014, which also saw the...

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  • President's Report

    President's Report

    12 October 2015

    Royal Commission into Domestic Violence

    On...

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  • President's Report

    President's Report

    09 September 2015

    Multifaith Leadership Conference

    The...

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  • President's Report

    President's Report

    03 August 2015

    Facebook

    The JCCV has adopted a social media strategy focusing around our Facebook presence.  The aim of the JCCV...

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  • President's Report

    President's Report

    01 June 2015

    GLBTI

    A GLBTI Youth Reference Group has been established to progress the video project which funded by the HEY Grant. ...

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  • President's Report

    President's Report

    04 May 2015

    Yom Hashoah

    The Yom Hashoah commemoration at Robert Blackwood Hall was well attended, and all feedback has been very...

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  • President's Report

    President's Report

    02 March 2015

    Royal Commission into Institutional Reponses to Child Sexual Abuse

    The Yeshiva Centre and the Chabad community generally has been in...

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  • President's Report

    President's Report

    02 February 2015

    Meetings with Government

    With the election of a new Victorian Government, we are in the process of arranging meetings with the Premier and a number of Ministers, including the...

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  • JCCV Annual General Report 2014

    JCCV Annual General Report 2014

    24 November 2014

    Download the JCCV 2014 Annual Report

    The...

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  • President's Report

    President's Report

    06 October 2014

    Child Protection
    The October Plenum will focus on Child Protection, with Georgie Crozier MP addressing the...

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  • President's Report

    President's Report

    11 August 2014

    ECAJ Submission for Child Protection Support Initiative

    David Marlow and I, representing JCCV, Yair Miller, representing...

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  • President's Report

    President's Report

    02 June 2014

    Belgian, French and Tunisian Attacks on Jews

    Together with the rest of the Jewish world, we mourn the victims of the brutal attack at the Jewish Museum in Brussels on 24 May...

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  • President's Report

    President's Report

    07 April 2014

    United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)

    On 28 March 2014 the UNHRC passed a series of resolutions, including one that calls for a business boycott of “Israeli Settlements...

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  • President's Report

    President's Report

    03 March 2014

    JCCV Child Protection Reference Group

    The community response to the JCCV Child Protection training program has shown that with perseverance and a targeted approach, cultural change can be achieved.

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  • President's Report

    President's Report

    03 February 2014

    One month into the new year, JCCV already has a significant agenda for 2014, with plans to have even greater interaction with affiliates than in the previous year, particularly in the social justice area and a broad multicultural and...

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  • JCCV Annual Report 2013

    JCCV Annual Report 2013

    25 November 2013

    DOWNLOAD THE 2013 ANNUAL REPORT
    Inevitably, self-assessments are subjective, so when writing this report, I have sought to define the year’s...

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  • President's Report

    President's Report

    07 October 2013

    Throughout September, as we have been celebrating the High Holy Days and the Chagim, the JCCV office has been closed for a significant number of days. Notwithstanding this, it has been an extremely productive...

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  • President's Report

    President's Report

    05 August 2013

    This week, I spent some time looking at the JCCV website. It was a rewarding experience.

    The JCCV does a lot, but it was gratifying to...

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  • President's Report

    President's Report

    03 June 2013

    Affiliation fees

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  • President's Report

    President's Report

    06 May 2013

    Yom Hashoah Commemorations

    The Yom Hashoah Commemoration at Robert Blackwood Hall was extremely well-received by a cross-sections of the community, with particular praise for the professionalism of the script, the production and the choice of theme...

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  • President's Report

    President's Report

    04 March 2013

    JCCV Celebrates 75 years

    The representation of the Victorian Jewish community by a roof body began in 1938 with the formation of the Victorian Jewish Advisory Board. In 1947, this became the Victorian Jewish Board of Deputies and in 1988, the name...

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  • President's Report

    President's Report

    04 February 2013

    KYNNECTIONS

    This project, which is funded by the Federal Government, is well under way, with the first round-table discussion to take place on 27 February 2013. The underlying aim is to develop an...

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  • President's Report 2012 AGM

    President's Report 2012 AGM

    26 November 2012

    As a roof body, the Jewish Community Council of Victoria has predominantly a twofold role - externally, to represent and advocate for the Jewish community to the broader community, whether it be to government, to...

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  • President's Report

    President's Report

    03 September 2012

    COUNCIL OF PRESIDENTS

    The attendance at the first meeting of the Council of Presidents was excellent and interactive.

    There has been very positive feedback from Presidents, including three invitations to hold Plenum meetings next year at...

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  • President's Report

    President's Report

    06 August 2012

    Council of Presidents

    The JCCV constitution provides for the calling together of the Council of Presidents, composed of the Presidents and Vice Presidents of each affiliated organisation, together with the Executive. This Council has the power to be an advisory...

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  • President's Report

    President's Report

    07 May 2012

    COMMEMORATION AT CARLTON CEMETERY

    This was an extremely well-organised and well-attended service, with about 120 people present. We have received many comments about the success of the event. My thanks to Hilary McMahon, to the Association of...

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  • President's Report

    President's Report

    02 April 2012

    PRESENTED TO PLENUM

    LEADERSHIP FORUM

    JCCV Leadership Forum for affiliate leadership was extremely successful, with very good attendance and very active and productive participation. I would like to express my...

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  • President's Report

    President's Report

    06 February 2012

    PRESENTED TO PLENUM

    EXECUTIVE

    The executive is working on implementing the strategy developed last year, with the main focus being on greater communal engagement and affiliate support...


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  • JCCV Annual Report

    JCCV Annual Report

    21 November 2011

    Download the annual report

    As I sit down to write this report, I naturally reflect on the last three years, the term of my presidency, which has been very full and I hope very productive for our community. When I...

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  • President's Report

    President's Report

    03 October 2011

    PRESENTED TO PLENUM

    OFFICE RELOCATION/GRANT

    We are having plans prepared to expand our present location in the building so as to provide for more offices and accommodate...

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  • President's Report

    President's Report

    01 August 2011

    Presented To Plenum

    I met with Croatian Consul-General Antun Babic, Superintendent Neil Patterson re future of SIG, affiliates re fundraising dispute, CSG Advisory Board, Acting Chief Commissioner Ken Lay... I also attended David Southwick's function to...

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  • President's Report

    President's Report

    06 June 2011

    PRESENTED TO PLENUM

    I met with Daniel Andrews (Leader of the Opposition), representatives from the Uniting Church regarding BDS, attended the VAJEX Anzac Day Memorial and Catholic/Jewish Dinner and was interviewed by Melbourne Weekly regarding anti-Semitism and...

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  • President's Report

    President's Report

    11 April 2011

    PRESENTED TO PLENUM

    I met with Attorney General, Rob Clarke, Hyder Gulam (Pres. ICV) & Sheik Ramy, conducted the JCCV Strategy Day, attended a B’nai A’kiva tribute to heroes, Luncheon with Kevin Rudd and the Premier’s dinner to honour the Governor General...

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  • President's Report

    President's Report

    21 February 2011

    RESENTED TO PLENUM

    I met with John Brumby, Premier of Victoria; the Assistant Commissioner Jeff Pope & Tania Farha regarding Prejudice Motivated Crime and attended a meeting with the Foreign Minister & Ambassador of Bosnia & Herzogovina... I hosted...

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