Press Releases
  • Hilarious Jewish – Muslim Comedy Debate Was Sold Out

    Hilarious Jewish – Muslim Comedy Debate Was Sold Out

    21 March 2017

    On the Monday of Cultural Diversity Week, the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) and the Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) teamed up together to host the 2017 Jewish – Muslim Comedy Debate with the...

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  • JCCV Statement on Royal Commission Report

    JCCV Statement on Royal Commission Report

    30 November 2016

    The Jewish Community Council of  Victoria (JCCV) welcomes the report published yesterday by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse focusing on the responses of Yeshivah Melbourne...

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  • Jewish Community Response to Planned One Nation Event

    Jewish Community Response to Planned One Nation Event

    19 November 2016

    Whilst the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) and the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) generally support the right of people to express their opinions and speak publicly, neither the ECAJ nor...

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  • Developing Communities at Jewish – African ‘Jeffersonian’ Dinner

    Developing Communities at Jewish – African ‘Jeffersonian’ Dinner

    14 November 2016

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) held a Jewish - African 'Jeffersonian' Dinner in partnership with Africa Media Australia (AMA) and the African Professionals Association at the Adele Southwick...

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  • JCMA Friendship Walk

    JCMA Friendship Walk

    07 November 2016

    JCCV spent an afternoon with the Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia, walking together in friendship and goodwill between a church, synagogue and a mosque.

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  • ECAJ and State Roof Bodies Unite in Support of 18C

    ECAJ and State Roof Bodies Unite in Support of 18C

    27 September 2016

    Plenary meetings of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies and the Jewish Community Council of Victoria during the last week have unanimously passed identical resolutions in support of retaining the existing sections...

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  • Community Commemorates 75th Anniversary of Babi Yar

    Community Commemorates 75th Anniversary of Babi Yar

    26 September 2016

    At the Jewish Holocaust Centre on Sunday 25 September, the Victorian Jewish community commemorated the 75th anniversary of the massacre of Jews at Babi Yar, a ravine near Kiev, where 33,771 Jews were shot over a...

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  • 75 Years After Babi Yar – A Year of Commemoration

    75 Years After Babi Yar – A Year of Commemoration

    14 September 2016

    Over 110,000 people were murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators at Babi Yar near Kiev in the Ukraine in 1941.  The 75th anniversary of the worst of these massacres when 33,771 Jews were murdered...

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  • JCCV Reducing the Stigma

    JCCV Reducing the Stigma

    12 September 2016

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) hosted the JCCV Mental Health Forum aiming to help open the discussion on mental health issues across the community.  Over 40 people attended the Forum at the Beth...

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  • Educating Spiritual Care Providers About the Jewish Community -  JCCV Jewish Immersion Day for Multifaith Spiritual Carers

    Educating Spiritual Care Providers About the Jewish Community - JCCV Jewish Immersion Day for Multifaith Spiritual Carers

    09 September 2016

    On Thursday, the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) hosted the annual JCCV Spiritual Health Care Jewish Immersion Day.  It is aimed at creating better understanding of the Jewish...

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  • Response to the Book Launched by Dr Shimon Cowen

    Response to the Book Launched by Dr Shimon Cowen

    24 August 2016

    On Wednesday 24 August the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) issued a media release regarding Rabbi Shimon Cowen's new book entitled 'Homosexuality, Marriage and Society'.  The JCCV's public statement...

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  • Royal Commission Identifies What Makes Institutions Child Safe

    Royal Commission Identifies What Makes Institutions Child Safe

    19 August 2016

    The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released a research report examining what elements make an institution ‘child safe’ using the opinions of a panel of Australian and...

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  • Community Organisations Learning to Keep Their Cool!

    Community Organisations Learning to Keep Their Cool!

    18 August 2016

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) hosted a seminar for leaders and professional staff from Jewish community organisations on Thursday aiming to help them ‘Keep Their Cool’.

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  • ECAJ Leader Urges Community To Identify As Jews

    ECAJ Leader Urges Community To Identify As Jews

    01 August 2016

    ECAJ Statement

    Australia’s elected national Jewish roof body is...

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  • Twelfth Annual Jewish and Catholic Friendship Dinner Celebrates Our Faith Identities

    Twelfth Annual Jewish and Catholic Friendship Dinner Celebrates Our Faith Identities

    18 July 2016

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) and the Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission (EIC) of the Archdiocese of the Catholic Church co-hosted the twelfth Jewish and Catholic Friendship Dinner on Sunday at...

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Letter to the Editor

    23 June 2016

    Cathy Wilcox Cartoon in The Age 20 June 2016

    The Cathy...

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  • JCCV Builds Bridges with its First Iftar Dinner

    JCCV Builds Bridges with its First Iftar Dinner

    20 June 2016

    On Sunday, the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) co-hosted its first Iftar Dinner with the Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV), attended by 80 community and faith leaders from the Jewish, Muslim and...

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  • Multifaith Statement Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

    Multifaith Statement Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

    15 June 2016

    The incredible violence against innocent LGBTI community members in Orlando is deplored in the strongest possible terms.  There is no excuse for such appalling and evil actions, driven by hate and...

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  • Zionism Victoria and the Jewish Community Council of Victoria host Annual Israel Independence Day Cocktail Reception

    Zionism Victoria and the Jewish Community Council of Victoria host Annual Israel Independence Day Cocktail Reception

    09 June 2016

    More than 300 politicians, foreign diplomats, members of the judiciary and journalists joined distinguished leaders of the Melbourne Jewish and Zionist communities to celebrate the 68th anniversary of Israel’s...

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  • Foreign Minister meets with Jewish Community Leaders

    Foreign Minister meets with Jewish Community Leaders

    31 May 2016

    On Tuesday, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs met with Jewish community leaders at the Beth Weizmann Community Centre in Caulfield.  The Minister’s entourage included local Liberal...

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  • JCCV Hosts First Jewish – African Communities Friendship Dinner

    JCCV Hosts First Jewish – African Communities Friendship Dinner

    09 May 2016

    On Sunday nights, the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) hosted the first Jewish – African Communities Friendship Dinner with nearly 100 community leaders, including many young leaders from the...

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  • JCCV Drug and Alcohol Forum sees Family and Relationships as Critical

    JCCV Drug and Alcohol Forum sees Family and Relationships as Critical

    12 April 2016

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) held a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Forum on Monday night in order to seek direction on the most effective measures to reduce drug and alcohol abuse in the...

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  • Parliamentarians get Immersed in Jewish Melbourne

    Parliamentarians get Immersed in Jewish Melbourne

    07 April 2016

    Eleven people including Hong Lim MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural Affairs, David Southwick MP, Shadow Minister for Innovation, the mayors of Bayside and Stonnington Councils, Cr Jamie Hyams from the...

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  • Passover Lunch with Politicians at Purim

    Passover Lunch with Politicians at Purim

    28 March 2016

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) and Zionism Victoria hosted a Passover themed luncheon at State Parliament with thirty Members of Parliament, including Ministers and Shadow Ministers, with the...

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  • Jews of Diverse Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Are All Part of The Community – New Video

    Jews of Diverse Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Are All Part of The Community – New Video

    08 March 2016

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) has launched a new video to highlight that Jews of diverse sexual orientation and gender identity are welcome members of the community.

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  • Age Editor-in-Chief Faces the Community

    Age Editor-in-Chief Faces the Community

    02 February 2016

    The Editor-in-Chief of the Age Andrew Holden was the keynote speaker the February Plenum of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV).  He spoke to over 100 community leaders, JCCV affiliate delegates and...

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  • JCCV and JHC Host UN Holocaust Commemoration

    JCCV and JHC Host UN Holocaust Commemoration

    29 January 2016

    Nearly 500 members of the Jewish community, members of Parliament and members of the Consular Corp attended the United Nations Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration on 27 January in the Glen Eira Town Hall.  The...

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  • JCCV Awards Prizes for LGBTI Youth Video Competition

    JCCV Awards Prizes for LGBTI Youth Video Competition

    30 November 2015

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) awarded prizes this week to three young filmmakers for videos helping to communicate about issues affecting young Jews of diverse sexual orientation and gender...

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  • JCCV Deplores Anti-semitic Incident at Adass Israel in Melbourne

    JCCV Deplores Anti-semitic Incident at Adass Israel in Melbourne

    26 November 2015

    Members of the Victorian Jewish community may have seen a video on social media of an altercation which occurred outside Adass Israel in Melbourne on Thursday evening.

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  • JCCV Community Recognition Awards Recognise Our Outstanding Volunteers

    JCCV Community Recognition Awards Recognise Our Outstanding Volunteers

    17 November 2015

    Over 200 people from across the Jewish community, representing a wide range of affiliates of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV), gathered on Monday for the JCCV 2015 Community Recognition...

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  • Chief Commissioner Addresses the Jewish Community

    Chief Commissioner Addresses the Jewish Community

    13 October 2015

    In his first public address to the Victorian Jewish community as Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police, Graham Ashton AM APM outlined the challenges facing the Police.

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  • Aboriginal Constitutional Recognition Forum

    Aboriginal Constitutional Recognition Forum

    12 October 2015

    As a Jew, why should it matter to you?

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  • JCCV Statement on Adass Israel Decision in Supreme Court

    JCCV Statement on Adass Israel Decision in Supreme Court

    16 September 2015

    In response to the Supreme Court decision today regarding the former Adass Israel School Principal Malka Leifer, the President of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) Jennifer Huppert stated, “ Although the Adass Israel School is...

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  • Humanitarian Crisis and Conflicts In Syria & Iraq

    Humanitarian Crisis and Conflicts In Syria & Iraq

    09 September 2015

    ECAJ Statement

    The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has welcomed...

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  • Intensive Jewish Immersion Day for Multifaith Pastoral Carers

    Intensive Jewish Immersion Day for Multifaith Pastoral Carers

    04 September 2015

    On Thursday, the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) organised and hosted the second annual Jewish Immersion Day for Pastoral Carers from hospitals.

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  • JCCV Statement in response to Rabbi Telsner Resignation

    JCCV Statement in response to Rabbi Telsner Resignation

    02 September 2015

    Jennifer Huppert, President of the JCCV stated, “ The JCCV welcomes this significant step towards healing the wounds from the cases of child abuse at the Yeshivah Centre, and the serious issues highlighted at...

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  • JCCV LGBTI Community Engagement Symposium

    JCCV LGBTI Community Engagement Symposium

    24 August 2015

    Understanding the human cost of homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and intersex exclusion in the Jewish community

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  • JCCV Community Leadership Conference

    JCCV Community Leadership Conference

    10 August 2015

    Diverse communities learning the language of leadership

    The Jewish...

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  • Major Milestones In Social Inclusion For The Jewish Community

    Major Milestones In Social Inclusion For The Jewish Community

    04 August 2015

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) Plenum on Monday night had a near record attendance of affiliate organisations, community leaders and interested community members to participate in two milestone...

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  • JCCV Welcomes Induction of Victoria's New Governor

    JCCV Welcomes Induction of Victoria's New Governor

    06 July 2015

    Jennifer Huppert, President of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) welcomed the induction of the Honourable Linda Dessau AM as the new Governor of Victoria.

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  • The Industry of Lies Against Israel

    The Industry of Lies Against Israel

    26 June 2015

    At a packed community event in the Lamm Jewish Library of Australia on Thursday night, Israeli Journalist Ben Dror-Yemini explored the “Industry of Lies” targeted at Israel.

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  • Zionist Council of Victoria and the Jewish Community Council of Victoria’s Annual Israel Independence Day Cocktail Reception

    Zionist Council of Victoria and the Jewish Community Council of Victoria’s Annual Israel Independence Day Cocktail Reception

    16 June 2015

    On Wednesday 10 June, over 300 politicians, law-enforcement agents, members of the judiciary and journalists joined distinguished leaders of Melbourne’s Jewish and...

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  • JCCV and Hatzolah Starting the Heart thanks to Gandel Philanthropy

    JCCV and Hatzolah Starting the Heart thanks to Gandel Philanthropy

    05 June 2015

    On Monday night, Michael Lewis, Hatzolah Board member and Responder, presented an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) unit to the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) as part of Hatzolah’s ‘Start the...

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  • SOCIAL COHESION - LIVING IN HARMONY IN VICTORIA

    SOCIAL COHESION - LIVING IN HARMONY IN VICTORIA

    01 June 2015

    On Sunday, nearly 100 people attended the Jewish Christian Muslim Association (JCMA) community forum on Social Cohesion at the Cardinal Knox Centre in East Melbourne.  The forum celebrated the success of...

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  • Parents in Power!

    Parents in Power!

    07 May 2015

    “All teenagers drink alcohol, I did when I was young too....what can I do about it... all their friends drink too.” These sentiments and a variety of other issues were addressed at the Jewish Community Council...

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  • Victoria Protects Its Children

    Victoria Protects Its Children

    06 May 2015

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) has facilitated the JCCV Child Protection Policy Training Program aimed to help Jewish community organisations, schools and synagogues establish effective policies...

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  • Yom Hashoah In Melbourne

    Yom Hashoah In Melbourne

    17 April 2015

    In a very moving and meaningful ceremony at the Robert Blackwood Hall at Monash University, the annual Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) Yom Hashoah Commemoration was held to a packed auditorium.

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  • JCCV Condemns Racism and Religious Intolerance

    JCCV Condemns Racism and Religious Intolerance

    07 April 2015

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) condemns the Reclaim Australia rallies advocating and inciting religious intolerance which took place over the weekend.

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  • Parliamentarians Get Immersed In Jewish Melbourne

    Parliamentarians Get Immersed In Jewish Melbourne

    29 March 2015

    Fifteen Victorian Members of Parliament have participated in the Jewish Community Council of Victoria’s (JCCV’s) 2015 Politicians’ Jewish Immersion Day, visiting Jewish Care, the Jewish Museum of Australia,...

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  • Victorian Jewish & Muslim Communities Reinforcing Harmony

    Victorian Jewish & Muslim Communities Reinforcing Harmony

    23 March 2015

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) and the Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) celebrated Harmony Day by co-hosting a Jewish – Muslim Friendship Dinner.  It was a wonderful celebration of multiculturalism and social inclusion,...

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  • FACING YOUTH AND ALCOHOL ISSUES

    FACING YOUTH AND ALCOHOL ISSUES

    16 March 2015

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) Youth Alcohol Project (YAP) has launched a Facebook page dedicated to raising awareness about youth and alcohol issues in the Victoria Jewish community.

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  • AN OPEN LETTER FROM THE JEWISH COMMUNITY COUNCIL OF VICTORIA

    AN OPEN LETTER FROM THE JEWISH COMMUNITY COUNCIL OF VICTORIA

    24 February 2015

    Purim Parties and Alcohol

    Purim is approaching, a time to read the Megillah, dressup in costumes, eat hamantaschen and...

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  • Move On Laws

    Move On Laws

    24 February 2015

    Joint Statement from Jewish Community Council of Victoria President Jennifer Huppert and Zionist Council of Victoria President Sam Tatarka regarding the proposed repeal of recently introduced ‘move-on’...

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  • Rabbi Is Out Of Line & Out Of Touch With The Community

    Rabbi Is Out Of Line & Out Of Touch With The Community

    16 February 2015

    Much of the evidence presented at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse over the past two weeks has been seriously disturbing, appalling and distressing. One of the lows was the...

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  • Jewish Community Supports the Victim

    Jewish Community Supports the Victim

    04 February 2015

    As the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse hears testimony from members of the Jewish community, the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) reiterates its support for victims...

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  • Chief Rabbi of the UK and Commonwealth Speaks at Victorian Communal Event

    Chief Rabbi of the UK and Commonwealth Speaks at Victorian Communal Event

    28 November 2014

    The Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, Ephraim Mirvis spoke on Thursday evening at a Victorian Jewish communal event hosted by the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV), the Zionist...

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  • JCCV Partners with Recognise

    JCCV Partners with Recognise

    27 November 2014

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) announced today that it has become a Campaign Partner of Recognise, which is the coalition of people and organisations aiming to obtain recognition for Aboriginal...

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  • JCCV awarded “HEY Grant” to support same sex attracted and gender/sex diverse  people

    JCCV awarded “HEY Grant” to support same sex attracted and gender/sex diverse people

    13 October 2014

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) has been awarded a Healthy Equal Youth (HEY) Grant of $22,280 by the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria and the Minister for Mental Health, the Hon Mary Wooldridge MP...

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  • Jewish Community Thanks A Mensch

    Jewish Community Thanks A Mensch

    30 September 2014

    At the Beth Weizmann Community Centre on Tuesday, Nina Bassat AM, President of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria, presented Sergeant Timothy Lambourne with a certificate in appreciation of his work supporting multiculturalism and his...

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  • Community Commemorates Babi Yar

    Community Commemorates Babi Yar

    29 September 2014

    At the Jewish Holocaust Centre on Sunday 28 September, the Victorian Jewish community commemorated the massacre at Babi Yar, a ravine near Kiev, where 33,771 Jews were shot over a two day period starting on 29...

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  • Thessaloniki Jews Remembered at Victorian Parliament

    Thessaloniki Jews Remembered at Victorian Parliament

    17 September 2014

    The Thessaloniki Association and the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) came together on Tuesday night in the Victorian Parliament, to remember the 50,000 Jews of Thessaloniki who were deported by the...

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  • JCCV Hosts First Jewish – Indian Friendship Dinner

    JCCV Hosts First Jewish – Indian Friendship Dinner

    04 September 2014

    Welcome Namaste Shalom

    The inaugural Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) Jewish - Indian Friendship Dinner was...

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  • JCCV and ZCV Rosh Hashanah Lunch with State Politicians

    JCCV and ZCV Rosh Hashanah Lunch with State Politicians

    23 August 2014

    The annual Rosh Hashanah Lunch with Victorian parliamentarians was held on Thursday at Parliament House with over 40 State Members of Parliament and the leaders of the Jewish...

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  • JCCV Panel of Experts call for community to implement Advanced Care Plans

    JCCV Panel of Experts call for community to implement Advanced Care Plans

    22 August 2014

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) Rights and Responsibilities of Elderly People Forum was held on Wednesday evening at the Beth Weizmann Community Centre with an audience of service providers and...

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  • B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission and Jewish Community Council of Victoria condemn AJDS statement on Gaza conflict

    B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission and Jewish Community Council of Victoria condemn AJDS statement on Gaza conflict

    25 July 2014

    The Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) and the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) today condemned in the strongest possible terms the statement dated 22 July 2014 appearing on the AJDS website. Both organisations sharply criticised the...

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  • SUPPORT OUR CSG

    SUPPORT OUR CSG

    24 July 2014

    This is a difficult time for all of us - as a community closely identifying with Israel and as individuals with family there.

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  • Solidarity Meeting in Support of the State of Israel

    Solidarity Meeting in Support of the State of Israel

    20 July 2014

    Read Nina Bassat's Speech

    At the outset, I would like to express my distress at the death of the passengers of flight MH17 and my condolences to all who have suffered a loss. This is both a cataclysmic event and an epitome of all that is happening worldwide.

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  • Local Jewish Man Assaulted While Israel Defends Itself

    Local Jewish Man Assaulted While Israel Defends Itself

    11 July 2014

    A Jewish man was physically attacked by two Arabic speaking men whilst walking on an Elsternwick street last night. It appears from the words used by the attackers that he was targeted only because he was clearly identifiable as a Jew. This was...

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  • Statement on the Abduction & Murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir

    Statement on the Abduction & Murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir

    07 July 2014

    The abduction and murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir is horrific. We extend our condolences to his family and commend the swift apprehension of a number of suspects.

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  • How To Say No And Not Feel Guilty

    How To Say No And Not Feel Guilty

    03 July 2014

    June 11th marked another successful Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) professional networking session with Adam Slonim. Thirty people, many repeats from session one – Information Overload, attended to continue the...

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  • JCCV Statement on the Murdered Boys

    JCCV Statement on the Murdered Boys

    01 July 2014

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) has expressed its devastation, grief and outrage on the much feared news of the murders of Eyal Yifrach, Gil-Ad Shaer and Naftali Frenkel.

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  • Jewish Catholic Friendship Dinner hears about Multifaith Journey to Jerusalem

    Jewish Catholic Friendship Dinner hears about Multifaith Journey to Jerusalem

    23 June 2014

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) and the Ecumenical Interfaith Commission (EIC) hosted the annual Jewish Catholic Friendship Dinner with 100 Catholic and Jewish community leaders attending the event at the Catholic Leadership...

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  • Petition to #BringBackOurBoys

    Petition to #BringBackOurBoys

    23 June 2014

    A petition to the Parliament of Australia has been signed by members of the community and sent to Canberra calling for the condemnation of the kidnapping of Eyal Yifrah (19), Naftali Frenkel (16) and Gil-Ad Shaer...

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  • JCCV Statement on the Three Kidnapped Israeli Students

    JCCV Statement on the Three Kidnapped Israeli Students

    16 June 2014

    Together with the whole Jewish world, the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) is shocked by the kidnapping by Palestinian terrorists of Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frankel, the three Israeli...

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  • 66th Israel Independence Day Reception  - Yom Ha’atzmaut

    66th Israel Independence Day Reception - Yom Ha’atzmaut

    10 June 2014

    I never cease to be struck with a sense of wonderment at the miracle which is the modern State of Israel. The very fact that it has come into being in my lifetime, a lifetime which has encompassed possibly the darkest days in the history of the...

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  • Yom Hashoah 2014

    Yom Hashoah 2014

    29 April 2014

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) hosted Melbourne’s annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration Evening on Sunday evening at Robert Blackwood...

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  • JCCV Welcomes Polish Ambassador

    JCCV Welcomes Polish Ambassador

    09 April 2014

    At the April Plenum of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV), the Polish Ambassador, HE Pawel Milewski was keynote speaker addressing an audience of over 70 leaders from the Jewish and Polish communities...

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  • JCCV Wants to Maintain Protections Against Hate Speech

    JCCV Wants to Maintain Protections Against Hate Speech

    31 March 2014

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) is deeply concerned about the Exposure Draft of proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act.

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  • Hospital Pastoral Carers get immersed into Jewish Melbourne

    Hospital Pastoral Carers get immersed into Jewish Melbourne

    20 March 2014

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) in conjunction with the Healthcare Chaplaincy Council of Victoria Inc (HCCVI) has coordinated a Jewish immersion day for seventeen hospital pastoral care...

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  • MPs from all sides of politics represented at Jewish Familiarisation Day

    MPs from all sides of politics represented at Jewish Familiarisation Day

    13 March 2014

    On Friday 7 March, a Jewish Familiarisation Day was hosted by Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) and David Southwick, Member for Caulfield. This opportunity was extended to State MPs and Local Government...

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  • Purim, Parties, Parents

    Purim, Parties, Parents

    05 March 2014

    Purim, especially for youth is a joyous and fun Chag, involving dressing up, wearing masks, attending celebrations, baking and eating Hamantashen. However, in recent years Purim events for youth have also involved...

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  • JCCV Launches Jewish Festivals Booklet

    JCCV Launches Jewish Festivals Booklet

    04 March 2014

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) launched its new ‘Overview of the Jewish Festivals’ booklet at its March Plenum on Monday night.

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  • JCCV & Adam Slonim Tackle Information Overload

    JCCV & Adam Slonim Tackle Information Overload

    03 March 2014

    Over 30 people attended the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) Information Overload session presented by Maniya Director, Adam Slonim. The session is part of JCCV’s series of professional networking...

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  • Minister Presents Graffiti Removal Kits to Jewish Community

    Minister Presents Graffiti Removal Kits to Jewish Community

    26 February 2014

    The Minister for Crime Prevention, Edward O’Donohue today presented graffiti removal kits to the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV), the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) and the...

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  • JCCV Launches Child Protection Training Program

    JCCV Launches Child Protection Training Program

    25 February 2014

    Over 60 people representing 20 Jewish community organisations attended the first day of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) Child Protection training program across two sessions.  This is the first of five training days over four...

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  • JCCV Statement on Four Corners Story

    JCCV Statement on Four Corners Story

    11 February 2014

    Statement from Nina Bassat AM, President of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV): 
    The “Four Corners” program on 10 February 2014 dealt with grave issues.  Mistreatment of children is of the utmost concern and is...

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  • On the passing of Ariel Sharon

    On the passing of Ariel Sharon

    13 January 2014

    Nina Bassat AM, President of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) has made a statement on the passing of Ariel Sharon z”l: “Like so many...

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  • JCCV Response to Cyprys Sentencing

    JCCV Response to Cyprys Sentencing

    20 December 2013

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) hopes that the sentencing today of David Cyprys to imprisonment for rape and child sexual abuse will give a sense of comfort and closure to the victims and restore...

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  • Victorian Jewish Schools Blitz VCE

    Victorian Jewish Schools Blitz VCE

    19 December 2013

    Nina Bassat AM, President of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) today congratulated the Victorian Jewish schools, their students and teachers for achieving outstanding results in this year’s VCE. ...

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  • Mandela Mourned Throughout the Jewish World

    Mandela Mourned Throughout the Jewish World

    12 December 2013

    Nina Bassat AM, President, Jewish Community Council of Victoria, on the passing of Nelson Mandela:

    "The...

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  • JCCV hosts Jewish - Chinese Chanukah Dinner

    JCCV hosts Jewish - Chinese Chanukah Dinner

    11 December 2013

    Over fifty community, business and political leaders from the Victorian Jewish and Chinese communities joined together in a dinner over Chanukah to help build closer ties between the communities.  The dinner was the first such event between the two communities and was...

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  • Racism is Not Free Speech

    Racism is Not Free Speech

    05 December 2013

    We have read with growing concern that the Federal government has plans to remove or water down the protections against racial vilification which presently extend to Australians of all backgrounds under the...

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  • Child Protection Features at JCCV AGM

    Child Protection Features at JCCV AGM

    27 November 2013

    At the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) Annual General Meeting on Monday night, Frank McGuire MP, Deputy Chair of the Victorian ‘Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and Other Non Government Organisations’ spoke passionately about the...

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  • Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and other Non-Government Organisations

    Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and other Non-Government Organisations

    13 November 2013

    Nina Bassat AM, President of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV), said in response to the tabling of the Report of the Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and other Non-Government...

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  • Community Recognises Our Tremendous Volunteers

    Community Recognises Our Tremendous Volunteers

    12 November 2013

    Over 250 people from across the Jewish community, and representing a wide range of affiliates of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) gathered on Remembrance Day 2013 for the JCCV Community Recognition Awards.

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  • JCCV – JHC Kristallnacht Commemoration

    JCCV – JHC Kristallnacht Commemoration

    11 November 2013

    On Wednesday the Jewish Holocaust Centre (JHC) and Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) co-hosted a commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht.

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  • Jewish Community Organ & Tissue Donation Forum

    Jewish Community Organ & Tissue Donation Forum

    21 October 2013

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) held the Jewish Community Organ and Tissue Donation Forum on Wednesday evening at Beth Weizmann...

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  • Message of the President of Jewish Community Council of Victoria, Nina Bassat AM,  for the New Year 5774

    Message of the President of Jewish Community Council of Victoria, Nina Bassat AM, for the New Year 5774

    04 September 2013

    As we approach this season of the High Holy Days and wish each other a happy, healthy and peaceful year we cannot help but be aware of the poignancy of those wishes in a precarious world, torn by strife and...

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  • Jewish Community Organ & Tissue Donation Forum

    Jewish Community Organ & Tissue Donation Forum

    04 September 2013

    "If you save one life, it is a though you save the world" – Mishnah

    The Jewish Community Council of...

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  • Multifaith Statement on Asylum Seekers

    Multifaith Statement on Asylum Seekers

    02 September 2013

    On behalf of Victoria’s faith communities, we join together to call on all Australian political parties and leaders to treat asylum seekers with the respect they deserve, and to uphold their basic rights to seek...

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  • Rosh Hashanah Lunch at Parliament House

    Rosh Hashanah Lunch at Parliament House

    23 August 2013

    The Rosh Hashanah Lunch with State parliamentarians was held on Thursday at Parliament House with nearly 40 State Members of Parliament and the leaders of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) and the...

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  • Keeping Our Children Safe

    Keeping Our Children Safe

    23 August 2013

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) organised a forum on policies and procedures for community organisations to protect children from sexual abuse, which was hosted by Jewish Care.

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  • Government Funding for Islamic Museum of Australia

    Government Funding for Islamic Museum of Australia

    13 August 2013

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    Foreign Minister Bob Carr has announced a re-elected Rudd Labor Government would contribute $3...

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  • How El Alamein Saved The Jews Of Palestine

    How El Alamein Saved The Jews Of Palestine

    12 August 2013

    Kelvin Crombie, historian and author of ‘El Alamein: Halting a Possible Holocaust in the Middle East’, presented to a large group of Jewish community leaders at a Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) event at the Beth Weizmann...

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  • JCCV Plenum & Michael Danby Discuss Security

    JCCV Plenum & Michael Danby Discuss Security

    08 August 2013

    Michael Danby MP, Member for Melbourne Ports and Parliamentary Secretary for the Arts spoke about Funding for Schools and Security at the August Plenum of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV).  He also outlined his success in...

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  • KEEP ON YAPPING

    KEEP ON YAPPING

    06 August 2013

    “I learnt a lot tonight about what alcohol can do to me, my body, especially my brain this is not the way I want to have fun with my friends.”

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  • Jewish Organisations Join Forces to Prevent Child Abuse

    Jewish Organisations Join Forces to Prevent Child Abuse

    25 July 2013

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV), in conjunction with the Australian Zionist Youth Council, Chabad Youth and Jewish Care, have joined forces to provide a free information session for community...

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  • Farewell To Yuval Rotem

    Farewell To Yuval Rotem

    25 July 2013

    On Thursday night, the Victorian Jewish community farewelled Yuval Rotem, Israeli Ambassador to Australia and his wife Miri Rotem.

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  • JCCV Response to Kramer Sentencing

    JCCV Response to Kramer Sentencing

    24 July 2013

    The sentencing today of David Kramer to imprisonment for child sexual abuse is a victory for justice, albeit belated. The Jewish Community...

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  • JCCV and Buddhists Building Friendships

    JCCV and Buddhists Building Friendships

    14 July 2013

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) and the Buddhist Council of Victoria (BCV) hosted a Jewish Buddhist Friendship Dinner at the Beth Weizmann Community Centre on Sunday night.

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  • TAPPING INTO $10 BILLION DOLLARS OF PHILANTHROPY

    TAPPING INTO $10 BILLION DOLLARS OF PHILANTHROPY

    12 July 2013

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) rolled out an excellent session on ‘how to win the most grants ever for your community organisation’ this Thursday 11 July. As the peak body, the JCCV offers...

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  • JCCV & EIC Host Jewish Catholic Friendship Dinner

    JCCV & EIC Host Jewish Catholic Friendship Dinner

    04 July 2013

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) and the Ecumenical Interfaith Commission (EIC) have hosted the annual Jewish Catholic Friendship Dinner with a record crowd of over 100 people attending the event at the Adele Southwick Hall at St...

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  • Child Protection Directory

    Child Protection Directory

    06 June 2013

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) Child Protection Reference Group has compiled a Child Protection Directory for the community and written to community Presidents offering confidential assistance with child protection policies, practices and risk...

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  • JCCV Thanks and Farewells the Croation Consul General

    JCCV Thanks and Farewells the Croation Consul General

    10 May 2013

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) held a farewell reception for Antun Babic, Consul General for Croatia at the Jewish Holocaust Centre with a large delegation of Croatian and Jewish community leaders at JCCV’s May...

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  • The Not So Holy Comedy Debate

    The Not So Holy Comedy Debate

    29 April 2013

    Multiculturalism in action and with a smile!

    The Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) and the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) are delighted to announce the “Not So Holy Comedy Debate” at 7:00pm-9:00pm on Sunday 2 June 2013.    The...

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  • Malcolm Turnbull Adresses JCCV

    Malcolm Turnbull Adresses JCCV

    26 April 2013

    Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) President Nina Bassat AM welcomed Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, Member for Wentworth to a Morning Tea with JCCV Affiliate Presidents and other community leaders on Wednesday in the Lamm Jewish Library.

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  • JCCV and Organisational Child Abuse

    JCCV and Organisational Child Abuse

    22 April 2013

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria, the roof body of Victoria’s 60,000 Jews will give evidence at the Victorian Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and Other...

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  • JCCV was active in addressing the issues surrounding the AIPC

    JCCV was active in addressing the issues surrounding the AIPC

    21 March 2013

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) was very active in its campaign to support multiculturalism and avoid any anti-Semitism, religious intolerance or racial vilification from speakers at the Australian...

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  • JCCV Appeal Goes Live

    JCCV Appeal Goes Live

    14 March 2013

    The JCCV launched its annual fundraising appeal at its inaugural campaign launch event at the home of Nina and Bob Bassat.

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  • Professor Tim McCormack Speaks at JCCV Plenum on Turkel Commission Report

    Professor Tim McCormack Speaks at JCCV Plenum on Turkel Commission Report

    05 March 2013

    Professor Tim McCormack spoke at last night’s Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) Plenum about his experience as an independent observer in Phase II of the the Turkel Commission of Enquiry.  Prof. McCormack and Lord David Trimble of Northern Ireland were the two...

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  • PURIM, LOTS OF ALCOHOL?

    PURIM, LOTS OF ALCOHOL?

    21 February 2013

    When I went to Sunday school as a child I was taught that the word Purim derives from the Persian word pur which translates as “lots”. The lots from the Book of Esther, my teachers told me about, were used by the evil Haman to randomly decide on which day he...

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  • JCCV Appoints New Executive Director

    JCCV Appoints New Executive Director

    07 December 2012

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) today announced the appointment of their new Executive Director, David Marlow.

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  • Friendships In Faith

    Friendships In Faith

    21 November 2012

    On the eve of the Tel Aviv bombings, amidst escalations between Israel and Gaza, Jews and Anglicans dined together in the leafy suburb of Camberwell. The backdrop of war emphasised the necessity for events such as these – the fifth Jewish-Anglican Friendship Dinner,...

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  • Outstanding Service to the Community

    Outstanding Service to the Community

    13 November 2012

    Anton Block, the youngest recipient ever, was presented with the General Sir John Monash Award, for outstanding service to the community, at the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) Community Awards’ Evening on 12 November 2012. The evening also recognised the hard...

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  • YOUTH AND PARENTS ‘HAVE THEIR SAY’ ABOUT ALCOHOL

    YOUTH AND PARENTS ‘HAVE THEIR SAY’ ABOUT ALCOHOL

    22 October 2012

    Jewish Community Council of Victoria & Maccabi Victoria

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) and Maccabi Victoria successfully joined forces last month to organise the “Youth and Alcohol,...

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  • ROSH HASHANAH AT PARLIAMENT HOUSE

    ROSH HASHANAH AT PARLIAMENT HOUSE

    27 September 2012

    Over thirty politicians were treated to their first taste of Rosh Hashanah at a luncheon at Parliament House co-hosted by the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) and Zionist Council of Victoria (ZCV) last Thursday 13th September. The event was attended by...

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  • 10 Commandments of Next Gen Engagement (plus 1)

    10 Commandments of Next Gen Engagement (plus 1)

    27 August 2012

    In the new world order, business as usual is not an option and only those that adapt will survive said Sandy Cardin, world renown philanthropic leader in his presentation to the Jewish Community Council of Victoria’s professional networking group today.

     

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  • What To Give When Alcohol Is Not An Option

    What To Give When Alcohol Is Not An Option

    14 August 2012

    Debbie Zauder, JCCV Youth Alcohol Project (YAP) Manager is regularly asked ‘What could I give as a present, isn’t alcohol a good and safe choice?’

    Debbie is happy to receive feedback on your alternate options for an “ideal present” by Wednesday 12th...

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  • "Alcohol & Youth - Your Say"

    09 August 2012

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) and Maccabi Victoria have joined forces to present a unique and exciting Forum, ‘Alcohol and Youth, Your Say!’ The Forum is a Jewish community initiative targeted at Year 8, 9 and 10...

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  • JCCV Welcomes Three New Affiliates

    JCCV Welcomes Three New Affiliates

    07 August 2012

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) welcomed three organisations as affiliates at last night’s Plenum at Beth Weizmann Community Centre.

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  • MP Attends Community Parliament

    MP Attends Community Parliament

    07 August 2012

    The Hon. Nicholas Kotsiras, Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship, attended the Plenum of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) at Beth Weizmann Community Centre last night.

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  • Sabbath Safety Secured

    Sabbath Safety Secured

    03 August 2012

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) is pleased to announce that it has successfully liaised with VicRoads to have an additional pedestrian crossing made safer for those who keep Shabbat.

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  • Community Call to Remember Munich

    Community Call to Remember Munich

    24 July 2012

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) and Zionist Council of Victoria (ZCV) have put out a call to the community this week to remember the murder of 11 Israeli athletes and coaches at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. The call comes in...

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  • JCCV discusses faith

    JCCV discusses faith

    12 July 2012

    Last week, the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) was represented for the first time at the 8th annual winter conference of the Jewish Christian Muslim Association (JCMA) by Dr Helen Light AM and Ms Jo Silver. Set in the beautiful Yarra Valley, 45 Jews,...

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  • Organisations focus on Volunteers

    Organisations focus on Volunteers

    06 July 2012

    Volunteer management was the hot topic at Jewish community organisations this week, following a consultation about a potential Jewish Care Victoria and Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) sponsored Volunteer Resource Centre (VRC).

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  • Jewish Leaders Unite On Alcohol

    Jewish Leaders Unite On Alcohol

    13 June 2012

    Jewish Community leaders have joined together to show their united support for Drug Action Week (DAW) 2012 to be held between the 17th to 23rd June 2012. DAW 2012 is a week of activities held nationally to raise awareness...

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  • The Jews & The Blues

    The Jews & The Blues

    12 June 2012

    There was a sea of blue at Beth Weizmann last Thursday evening when more than 100 police men and women swarmed on the building. There had been no frantic calls to 000, no terrorist activity and no casualties; rather, the event in question was the annual Victoria Police...

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  • Statement On Child Abuse

    Statement On Child Abuse

    07 June 2012

    There is a great degree of anxiety and pain within our community on the question of child abuse. 
    Child abuse in any form whatsoever and wheresoever it happens, is horrific and beyond understanding. When child abuse occurs either within a home, or within an...

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  • Mount Scopus Learns About Alcohol & The Law

    Mount Scopus Learns About Alcohol & The Law

    04 June 2012

    A policewoman and an alcohol education trainer from Odyssey House presented information about alcohol and the law in two separate sessions to Mount Scopus Memorial College’s Year 6 students and parents. The sessions were organised by the Jewish Community Council of...

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  • Scribing In The City

    Scribing In The City

    04 June 2012

    Members of the Jewish and wider Victorian communities were introduced to the ancient art of scribing at an event in Melbourne CBD on Sunday. The Hebrew Calligraphy workshop took place under the rubric of Melbourne’s annual ‘The Light in Winter’ festival at Federation...

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  • Leading Jewish Community Organisations Explore Volunteering Horizons

    Leading Jewish Community Organisations Explore Volunteering Horizons

    22 March 2012

    Jewish Care Victoria and the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) have signed an agreement to explore the feasibility of establishing a joint Volunteer Resource Centre (VRC) aiming to become a ‘one stop shop’ in the recruitment,...

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  • Raising the Bar in Community Leadership

    Raising the Bar in Community Leadership

    04 March 2012

    Melbourne’s leadership were challenged on Sunday at the Jewish Community Council of Victoria’s (JCCV) “Strengthening our Community Forum” to examine how well they are leading and making a difference.

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  • Parliament Learns From Israel

    Parliament Learns From Israel

    21 February 2012

    Israeli educator Rabbi David Samson gave evidence at Parliament on Monday to the Victorian Government’s inquiry into the education of gifted and talented students. Israel is considered a world leader in this area since the establishment seven...

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  • Purim, What A Celebration?

    Purim, What A Celebration?

    20 February 2012

    A Joint Media Release with Chevra Hatzolah, David Southwick the Member for Caulfield, the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) and the Rabbinical Council of Victoria (RCV)

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  • Plenum Takes A Trip To Vienna

    Plenum Takes A Trip To Vienna

    07 February 2012

    Delegates of the plenum of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria’s (JCCV) were treated to an armchair tour of Vienna’s Jewish community at the organisation’s first plenum for 2012 on Monday night.

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  • Faiths Unite Over Chanukah

    Faiths Unite Over Chanukah

    23 December 2011

    Members of the Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu and Baha’i faiths gathered together in Caulfield Park over cocktails and canapés on Wednesday night in a celebration of multicultural life in Victoria.

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  • Peak Body Rings In The Old And New

    Peak Body Rings In The Old And New

    22 November 2011

    There was much excitement at Beth Weizmann on Monday night as the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) held its first elections for Executive members in more than 20 years. The results saw delegates at the Triennial Conference elect a...

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  • Our Community makes the News ... in Croatia

    Our Community makes the News ... in Croatia

    22 November 2011

    Melbourne’s 65,000-strong Jewish Community has made the headlines in Croatia following an historic dinner with the Croatian community in Victoria.

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  • YAPping Out Loud

    YAPping Out Loud

    10 November 2011

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) has been YAPping out loud and clear in the last few months. Debbie Zauder, Project Manager states that the reason for all the YAPping is the success of the Youth Alcohol Project (fondly referred to as YAP!!)

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  • Resounding Gong for Gelman

    Resounding Gong for Gelman

    08 November 2011

    Veteran educator and volunteer Sylvia Gelman was awarded the Jewish community’s highest honour last night, the General Sir John Monash Award.

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  • Peak Body Releases First-Ever GLBT Report

    Peak Body Releases First-Ever GLBT Report

    31 October 2011

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) has released a ground-breaking report on prejudice and mental health issues in Melbourne’s Jewish GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender) community.

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  • Not the Last Supper for Jews and Anglicans

    Not the Last Supper for Jews and Anglicans

    28 October 2011

    Leaders and members of the Anglican and Jewish communities broke bread together on Tuesday night in celebration of the fourth annual Fellowship Meal of Jews and Anglicans. Approximately 80 people attended the event, which was held at Beth...

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  • JCCV calls for new energy

    JCCV calls for new energy

    11 October 2011

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) is calling for nominations from community members interested in bringing new energy and ideas to its restructured Executive.

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  • Jewish community condemns racist attacks

    Jewish community condemns racist attacks

    10 October 2011

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) strongly condemns the attack on a mosque in Israel and the subsequent attacks against both Jewish and Muslim targets.

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  • Jewish Community discusses concerns with Multicultural Affairs Minister

    Jewish Community discusses concerns with Multicultural Affairs Minister

    22 September 2011

    Representatives from the Jewish community together with Member for Caulfield David Southwick met with the Victorian Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship on Wednesday. The Hon Nicholas Kotsiras requested the meeting with the...

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  • Jewish Community concern over Radical Group's visit

    Jewish Community concern over Radical Group's visit

    19 September 2011

    The Jewish community has expressed its concern over a planned seminar of radical Muslim group Hizb ut-Tahrir. The group is virulently anti-Israel and the West, and has been banned in numerous countries overseas, including many in the Middle...

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  • JCCV Connects the Jewish Indian Community

    JCCV Connects the Jewish Indian Community

    12 September 2011

    Melbourne’s small and vibrant Jewish Indian community came together for the first time on Sunday to connect with key Jewish organisations in an initiative organised by the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV).

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  • AUJS and Community Leadership Share Pizza

    AUJS and Community Leadership Share Pizza

    05 September 2011

    Leaders from the Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS), the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) and the Zionist Council of Victoria (ZCV) gathered together on Wednesday night to share pizza and discuss how the community’s...

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  • JCCV President Appointed Chair of Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission

    JCCV President Appointed Chair of Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission

    23 August 2011

    Attorney-General Robert Clark today announced the appointment of Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) President John Searle as the new chairperson of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC).

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  • The JCCV Spearheading the Community in Protecting our Children from Sexual Abuse

    The JCCV Spearheading the Community in Protecting our Children from Sexual Abuse

    16 August 2011

    Realising the need to raise awareness within our community of sexual abuse of children, the Jewish Community Council of Victoria conducted a parent forum on this issue on Sunday evening, 14 August. JCCV President John Searle said: “there is no...

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  • Victoria's Jewish Community Supports for ACCC Probe Into BDS Movement

    Victoria's Jewish Community Supports for ACCC Probe Into BDS Movement

    08 August 2011

    The Jewish Community of Victoria expressed its support for the Victorian Coalition Government’s call for a probe into the legality of the demonstrations that have been held as part of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement...

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  • Hip Yap Hooray

    Hip Yap Hooray

    08 August 2011

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria’s Youth Alcohol Project (YAP) is about to celebrate its second birthday.

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  • JCCV & AJP Partner to offer support to Victims & Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse

    JCCV & AJP Partner to offer support to Victims & Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse

    01 August 2011

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) and Australian Jewish Psychologists Inc (AJP) have partnered to offer support to those who have been affected by the latest child abuse scandal.

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  • Community Leaders to respond to BDS Demonstration

    Community Leaders to respond to BDS Demonstration

    01 August 2011

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) and Zionist Council of Victoria (ZCV) have expressed their concern at the continued attempts by BDS demonstrators in Melbourne CBD to target Jewish owned businesses. The most recent event took...

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  • Premier condems anti-Israel boycott campaign

    Premier condems anti-Israel boycott campaign

    29 July 2011

    Premier Ted Baillieu has condemned the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for its discriminatory campaign against businesses with Israeli ownership.

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  • JCCV says if you are Jewish stand up and be counted in the 2011 Census

    JCCV says if you are Jewish stand up and be counted in the 2011 Census

    27 July 2011

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria has advised all affiliates that the CENSUS is critical for the provision of accurate statistics on Jewish numbers and location.

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  • Trailblazing Dinner between the Jewish and Islamic Communities

    Trailblazing Dinner between the Jewish and Islamic Communities

    26 July 2011

    Last Monday evening marked a further significant step in cementing an ongoing meaningful relationship between Victorian Jews and Muslims at the executive dinner held for the leadership of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria and the Islamic...

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  • "Historic" Meeting between Croatian and Jewish Communities

    25 July 2011

    Last Friday marked the first ever visit of a Jewish leader to the Consulate General of Croatia in Melbourne, when Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) president John Searle met with Croatian Consul-General Antun Babic at the Consulate.

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  • Jewish Community Urges Understanding & Support for Victims of Sexual Abuse

    Jewish Community Urges Understanding & Support for Victims of Sexual Abuse

    18 July 2011

    “Recent allegations of sexual abuse in the Jewish community in Melbourne should be the subject of a thorough and proper investigation by the police with the complete co-operation of the community’” said Jewish leaders this week in a...

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  • JCCV Dismayed by Allegations of Sexual Abuse

    JCCV Dismayed by Allegations of Sexual Abuse

    13 July 2011

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria is disturbed by the recent allegations of sexual abuse at Yeshivah College.  JCCV President, John Searle said, “we abhor the abuse of children in any way, be it physical, sexual, emotional or...

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  • Victoria Police checks on the Jewish Community

    Victoria Police checks on the Jewish Community

    07 July 2011

    In another outstanding event, the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) celebrated the 5th anniversary cocktail party with Victoria Police on Thursday 7th July. Evidence of the close relationships built over the years...

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  • New Executive Director for the JCCV

    New Executive Director for the JCCV

    22 June 2011

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) recently appointed a new executive director, Michelle Coleman.

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  • JCCV to lead Fight to Regain Community Radio Licence

    JCCV to lead Fight to Regain Community Radio Licence

    14 June 2011

    On Friday 10 June 2011, ACMA notified MJR Inc. that it would not be renewing the temporary community broadcasting licence for “Lion FM” with the result that “Lion FM” was required to cease broadcasting at midnight on Monday 13 June...

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  • Jewish Community condemns Nazi Attack

    Jewish Community condemns Nazi Attack

    06 May 2011

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria is appalled by the racism and wanton destruction of property in the attack on the Altona Magic Soccer Club on Tuesday 3rd May.

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  • JCCV Welcomes Amendments to Equal Opportunity Act

    JCCV Welcomes Amendments to Equal Opportunity Act

    06 May 2011

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) is delighted to see that the Victorian Government is proposing amendments to the Equal Opportunity Act as recently announced by the Attorney General, Robert Clark. In particular, the JCCV sees the amendments as rectifying...

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  • YAP Begins A New DAY

    YAP Begins A New DAY

    05 April 2011

    Current research shows that the rate of drinking at harmful levels by 12-17 year olds has doubled in the past decade. Research undertaken by the Victorian Drug and Alcohol Prevention Council has found that 90% of young people have tried alcohol by age 15.

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  • JCCV Ask whether Antisemitism is on the Rise

    JCCV Ask whether Antisemitism is on the Rise

    29 March 2011

    Ten per cent of Australians are racists according to Challenging Racism, the recent report on a twelve year study by the University of Western Sydney. However these statistics pale into insignificance compared to the one in four respondents that the report alleges...

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  • JCCV Contributes to Government Crackdown on Underage Drinking

    JCCV Contributes to Government Crackdown on Underage Drinking

    22 March 2011

    JCCV president John Searle today applauded the Victorian Government for its intended introduction of legislation this week, providing for $7,000 fines for adults who give alcohol to children without parental permission.

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  • The Jewish Community on Racism

    The Jewish Community on Racism

    23 February 2011

    The President of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV), John Searle, is not surprised by the news that Victoria has levels of racism and intolerance. Searle is a realist and recognises that racism will always exist on some level but believes that Australia is a...

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  • The Jewish Community Farewells Helen Shardey in Style

    The Jewish Community Farewells Helen Shardey in Style

    21 February 2011

    In conjunction with the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV), 27 communal organisations came together at Lincoln of Toorak on Sunday 20th Februay, to pay tribute to Helen Shardey, former Member for Caulfield.

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  • Victoria's Jewish Community Support Drive for Democracy in the larger Middle East

    Victoria's Jewish Community Support Drive for Democracy in the larger Middle East

    18 February 2011

    On the eve of the “Global Day of Action for Mourning of the Martyrs of Egypt”, John Searle, President of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria, has issued the following statement:

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  • JCCV puts the microscope on Victoria's Zionist organisations

    JCCV puts the microscope on Victoria's Zionist organisations

    16 February 2011

    Jewish Community in Action is profiling the Jewish community organisations affiliated with the JCCV. This edition features the Melbourne Zionist organisations. Click here to read about...

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  • Calling on all Youth to join the JCCV Volunteer Fair

    Calling on all Youth to join the JCCV Volunteer Fair

    10 February 2011

    The JCCV Volunteer Fair is to be held at Beth Weizmann on Monday 14th Februruary at 7pm. This Valentine’s Day, give your love to the Jewish community and help develop a rich and thriving community by supporting a Jewish organisation...

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  • JCCV Presents Jewish Community in Action

    JCCV Presents Jewish Community in Action

    10 February 2011

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) has developed an online e-bulletin, Jewish Community in Action, to be your on-line link to the Victorian Jewish community. This exciting new JCCV initiative seeks to provide you with an...

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  • Hold the Date - Helen Shardey Tribute

    Hold the Date - Helen Shardey Tribute

    14 December 2010

    In an extraordinary show of collaboration the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) along with almost twenty Jewish communal organisations will be paying tribute to Helen Shardey, MLA, on Sunday, 20th February, 2011.

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  • On White Ribbon Day - JCCV says No to Violence Againt Women

    On White Ribbon Day - JCCV says No to Violence Againt Women

    25 November 2010

    On behalf of its constituent members, the Executive of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) today condemns violence against women in general and women suffering violence in the...

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  • JCCV Building on Success

    JCCV Building on Success

    24 November 2010

    At the 73rd Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) AGM on November 22nd, the Victorian Jewish community gathered to hear Dr Helen Szoke, Commissioner of...

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  • JCCV says no to Alcohol Abuse

    JCCV says no to Alcohol Abuse

    18 November 2010

    Firm and supportive parenting is the best answer to increasing alcohol abuse issues affecting Victoria’s Jewish youth.  This message came across loud and clear at a public forum on 16 November 2010 auspiced by the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) as part of...

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  • Victoria Police seeks JCCV's view on prejudiced motivated crimes

    Victoria Police seeks JCCV's view on prejudiced motivated crimes

    15 November 2010

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) will be among community stakeholders consulted by Victoria Police about the latter’s new strategy to improve its response to crimes motivated by prejudice.

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  • Interfaith Dinner with the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne

    Interfaith Dinner with the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne

    26 October 2010

    Nearly a hundred people came together for the third successful Jewish-Anglican dinner hosted by the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) at Beth Weizmann on 21st October, 2010.

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  • JCCV promotes Jewish Christian Relations

    JCCV promotes Jewish Christian Relations

    25 October 2010

    John Searle, President of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria, hosted an excellent interfaith evening at his home on October 21st with local and Belgium, Christian guests who are heavily involved in Jewish-Christian relations.

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  • Jewish Schools commend JCCV's Youth Alcohol Project

    Jewish Schools commend JCCV's Youth Alcohol Project

    19 October 2010

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) Youth Alcohol Project (YAP) has been presented at the majority of Jewish Schools in Melbourne with great success and interest from students, parents and teachers alike.

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  • Jewish community concerns regarding Lyndhurst Cemetery laid to rest

    Jewish community concerns regarding Lyndhurst Cemetery laid to rest

    08 October 2010

    Visitors and others attending Lyndhurst Cemetery can expect a professional and religiously suitable service from the recently converted green-fields site.

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  • Premier Applauds JCCV's call to aid Flood Victims

    Premier Applauds JCCV's call to aid Flood Victims

    08 October 2010

    The Jewish community is invited to join with all ethnic and faith-based communities in supporting Victoria's Pakistani community in raising funds for the victims of Pakistan’s and our recent Victorian floods

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  • Assistance for those in Need

    Assistance for those in Need

    04 October 2010

    The Victorian Jewish community is not immune from poverty and mental health issues that prevail in many societies around the world, according to John Searle, president of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria, the peak body of Victorian Jewry.

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  • JCCV 2011 Directory/Diary

    JCCV 2011 Directory/Diary

    02 September 2010

    “In an era when people increasingly seek information on the Internet, it is remarkable how sales of the JCCV’s diary/directory continue to grow every year”, according to acting JCCV president Anton Block.

     

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  • Jewish Community Leaders condemns The Age's anti-Israel bias

    Jewish Community Leaders condemns The Age's anti-Israel bias

    20 August 2010

    Jewish Community Council of Victoria President John Searle and Zionist Council of Victoria President Dr Danny Lamm have again strongly criticised Melbourne broadsheet The Age for its ongoing anti-Israel bias over a number of years.

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  • JCCV denounces BDS decision

    JCCV denounces BDS decision

    17 August 2010

    By resolving to support “selected BDS actions”, the AJDS has placed itself clearly outside the prevailing views of Victoria’s Jewish Community. The JCCV formally distances itself from the statements, and calls on the AJDS to withdraw this resolution.

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  • Extremist Islamic group threatens tolerant Australia

    Extremist Islamic group threatens tolerant Australia

    02 August 2010

    The Victorian Jewish community has expressed concern that an extremist Islamic organisation with a history of incitement and antisemitism has begun holding meetings in Melbourne.

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  • JCCV launches Interfaith Guidelines

    JCCV launches Interfaith Guidelines

    29 July 2010

    Newly-published Guidelines for conducting interfaith dialogue will greatly benefit the Jewish and larger communities, according to Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) president John Searle.

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  • JCCV Directory/Diary

    JCCV Directory/Diary

    26 July 2010

    Work is almost over on the 23rd edition of the JCCV Directory/Diary, which contains details of communal organisations, school term dates, Shabbat times and so much more valuable information for not only our community but the Victorian community generally.

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  • JCCV employs Project Manager

    JCCV employs Project Manager

    13 July 2010

    “The Jewish Community Council of Victoria is delighted to announce the employment of Jo Silver as its new Project Manager,” JCCV President, John Searle, stated today.

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  • Jewish-Catholic Friendship Dinner

    Jewish-Catholic Friendship Dinner

    09 June 2010

    On Sunday 6 June, the Jewish Community Council of Victoria and the Catholic Diocese of Melbourne held their fourth annual dinner, this year hosted by the Catholic Diocese at the Cardinal Knox Centre in East Melbourne.    As on such previous occasions, the atmosphere was...

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  • JCCV calls for respect for difference

    JCCV calls for respect for difference

    06 May 2010

    At the Jewish Community Council of Victoria plenum held on 3 May 2010, delegates overwhelmingly voted for the following amendment to the JCCV’s policy platform:

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  • Traffic Light Update

    Traffic Light Update

    22 April 2010

    John Searle, president of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria, the peak body of Victorian Jewry, said today:

    "During the High Holydays in 2008, some pedestrians encountered problems crossing the road at various intersections. The JCCV took responsibility for...

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  • Melbourne's Yom Hashoah Emphasises Hope & Renewal

    Melbourne's Yom Hashoah Emphasises Hope & Renewal

    12 April 2010

    As  in  previous  years,  the  Jewish  Community  Council  of  Victoria’s  Yom  Hashoa  commemoration  for  2010  attracted  a  very  large  audience,  demonstrating  the  ongoing  significance  of  the  Holocaust  for  both  Victorian ...

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  • The JCCV Youth Alcohol Project’s  Educational Package

    The JCCV Youth Alcohol Project’s Educational Package

    11 February 2010

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) Youth Alcohol Project has completed its first stage of the project. Project Officer Debbie Zauder has over the last couple of months liaised with Jewish Community leaders, Directors of relevant...

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  • JCCV to work with Jewish GLBT community

    JCCV to work with Jewish GLBT community

    24 December 2009

    Jewish Community Council of Victoria President John Searle stated today:

    “One of my main ambitions on assuming the presidency of the JCCV last year was to bring disconnected Jews back to our community, a difficult task by definition.

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  • President of JCCV Meets The Dalai Lama

    President of JCCV Meets The Dalai Lama

    21 December 2009

    During the recently‐concluded Parliament of World Religions, JCCV president John Searle was a member of a small group of Victorian religious leaders given an audience with the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, regarded by the Tibetan People as both their political and...

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  • Rain Cancels Chanukah in the City

    Rain Cancels Chanukah in the City

    20 December 2009

    While many Melbournians were pleased to see a torrential downpour on the afternoon and evening of 17 December, the Jewish Community Council of Victoria was forced to cancel its annual ‘Chanukah in the City’ celebration for the first time in its ten‐year history.

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  • Local Muslim Leaders Must Stand Up Against Extremism

    Local Muslim Leaders Must Stand Up Against Extremism

    08 December 2009

    According to the Executive Council of Australian Jewry’s 2009 Antisemitism Report, there has been an unprecedented increase in antisemitic incidents against Jews in Australia. The rate of anti‐Jewish violence, vandalism, harassment and intimidation is close to three...

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  • JCCV Supports New Sentencing Laws

    JCCV Supports New Sentencing Laws

    07 December 2009

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) is delighted to see that the proposed amendments to the Sentencing Act recently announced by the Attorney General, Rob Hulls have now passed through both Houses of Parliament and received Royal Assent.

    The new laws...

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  • Chanukah at Malvern Central

    Chanukah at Malvern Central

    26 November 2009

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) has been instrumental in ensuring that a Menorah (ceremonial candelabra) will be prominently displayed at Malvern Central Shopping Centre during Chanukah, the Festival of Lights.

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  • JCCV & ADC Collaborate on Multicultural Policy

    JCCV & ADC Collaborate on Multicultural Policy

    23 November 2009

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria and the B’nai B’rith Anti‐Defamation Commission have again collaborated on a submission to Government, their fourth joint submission in the past eighteen months.

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  • JCCV Community Awards 2009

    JCCV Community Awards 2009

    12 November 2009

    “This year’s awards night for community volunteers (attachment one) was really special”, JCCV president John Searle said today.

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  • Project Officer to Tackle Alcohol Abuse

    Project Officer to Tackle Alcohol Abuse

    11 November 2009

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  • Lyndhurst Cemetery Now Has Temporary Stiebel

    Lyndhurst Cemetery Now Has Temporary Stiebel

    02 November 2009

    John Searle, president of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria, the peak body of Victorian Jewry, said today:

    “The JCCV is happy to announce that a temporary shtiebel has been erected at Lyndhurst cemetery and will likely be ready for use by the end of this...

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  • The Age Apologises

    The Age Apologises

    21 October 2009

    John Searle, President of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria, the peak body of Victoria’s Jewish community, stated today:

    “On 24 July 2009, The Age published an article entitled ‘Motorcycle victim was Holocaust survivor’. This piece resulted in...

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  • JCCV Meets With Indian Community

    JCCV Meets With Indian Community

    13 October 2009

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria has taken a significant step in its intercommunal relationships by holding the first ever meeting between Victoria’s organised Jewish and Indian communities. The latter group included senior office bearers of the Federation of...

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  • JCCV Urges Assist Those in Need

    JCCV Urges Assist Those in Need

    05 October 2009

    John Searle, president of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria, the peak body of Victorian Jewry, said today:

    “We are in the middle of Sukkot, Zman Simchataynu, a time of great rejoicing for our community. Sadly, however, some cannot take part in this joy due...

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  • Responsible Drinking on Simchat Torah

    29 September 2009

    The solemn and reflective days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are behind us and we hope that Hashem will answer our prayers for a good year.

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  • Meeting With Buddhist Council of Victoria

    07 September 2009

    Initiated by the Jewish Community Council of Victoria, the first ever meeting between Victoria’s organised Jewish and Buddhist communities took place recently.

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  • Choosing a Path to Peace

    24 August 2009

    Israel's interfaith dialogures inspire Victoria's Jewish Community.

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  • Training for Jewish Communal Professionals

    15 June 2009

    Victorian Jewish communal staff continue to improve their skills.

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  • JCCV Celebrates Israel's 61st Birthday

    10 June 2009

    JCCV co-hosts annual event for Victorian politians.

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  • Amendment to Sentencing Act

    02 June 2009

    An excellent first step

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  • Jewish Community Honours William Cooper

    08 May 2009

    Indigenous leader honoured in Melbourne and Israel by Jewish Community.

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  • National Volunteeer Week

    04 May 2009

    JCCV president lauds volunteers in the Jewish Community

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  • Community Mourns Richard Pratt

    29 April 2009

    The Victorian Jewish community fareweels Richard Pratt.

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  • Victorian Jewish Communal Appeal

    10 April 2009

    Appeals from The Age

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  • JCCV & Monash University Course for Jewish Community Workers

    26 March 2009

    JCCV and Monash University offer exciting new course for Jewish Community Workers.

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  • Teenage Drinking

    27 February 2009

    Jewish community council of Victoria confronts teenage drinking.

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  • Jewish Community Rallies Against Bushfires

    09 February 2009

    Victorian Jewry rallies against bushfire devastation.

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  • Australia Day 2009

    26 January 2009

    Australia Day, a time for reflection.

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  • Anti-Semitic Article in The Age

    18 January 2009

    Victorian Jewish Community condemns AGE's Anti-Semitic article.

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  • Traffic Light Situation Progressing

    03 December 2008

    Traffic light situation progressing well

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  • John Searle - New President of JCCV

    25 November 2008

    John Searle assumes presidency of JCCV

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  • Inaugural Dinner With Anglican Diocese

    21 November 2008

    Block's last supper: the inaugural Victorian Jewish and Anglican communities' dinner

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  • Tax Relief for Jewish Community Security

    16 September 2008

    Council for Jewish Community Security provides tax relief for Jewish community security.

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  • Departure of Andrew Jaspan

    02 September 2008

    Fews tears shed over Andrew Jaspan's departure.

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  • Campaign Against JCCV

    13 August 2008

    Campaign to denigrate the JCCV

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  • Donations Now Tax Deductible

    26 June 2008

    Donations for Jewish community security no tax-deductible.

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  • The Importance of Holocaust Commemoration

    25 June 2008

    Commemorating Yom Hashoa

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  • Refugee Week 2008

    17 June 2008

    Refugee week, a time for reflection and action.

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  • JCCV & ICV Annual Dinner

    22 April 2008

    Annual Jewish community council of Victoria/Islamic council of Victoria dinner a resounding success.

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  • Hate Crimes Unit Established

    13 March 2008

    Victorian Jewry welcomes the establishment of Victoria Police unit to fight hate crimes.

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