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06 August 2015

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JCCV Welcomes - Linda Dessau AM as the new Governor of Victoria
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. More

Leadership Conference - Coming Soon!
All communities, new and established, struggle with issues of leadership, organising themselves to get things done and effective governance. To assist members of Victoria’s diverse communities.

The JCCV has organised a two day Leadership Conference with two separate days:

•         Leadership 9:00am-4:45pm  on Sunday 9 August.

•         Governance 9:00am-4:00pm on Wednesday 12 August.

The first day focuses on the skills required for leadership, community organisations, funding and putting it all together.  Prof Leon Mann from the University of Melbourne and management consultant Jonny Schauder, along with Nina Bassat OAM will be the highlights. For the Leadership Invitation click here

The second day focuses on the governance needs for modern day organisations and will be delivered by Michelle Taylor from Matrix on Board.  It is an excellent course.  It will be useful for inexperienced or experienced leaders, executives and board members. For the Governance Invitation click here

Reducing homophobia towards Jewish GLBTI youth
The JCCV GLBTI (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) project continues JCCV quest of reducing homophobia towards Jewish GLBTI youth via a community engagement campaign aimed at harm minimisation.

The campaign started in 2010 when the JCCV GLBTI Reference Group was formed to develop increased celebration of diversity around Judaism and GLBTI. The group produced a GLBTI Report which concluded that Jewish members of the GLBT community are subjected to discrimination, harassment and abuse because of their sexuality and gender, resulting in negative health outcomes such as drug abuse, self-harm, depression and suicide. Yet, it was encouraging to find that these health issues are ameliorated when intolerance, fear of discrimination and vilification subside. More info

JCCV 2016 Directory/ Diary - ORDER NOW!
JCCV is now taking orders for the next edition JCCV 2016 Directory/ Diary.

Your easy reference source for information on the Victorian Jewish community with key dates and festivals -  from A to Z.

Don't miss out! RESERVE YOUR COPY NOW! Download the order form here

Youth Alcohol Project (YAP) Update
The King David School participated in the Youth Alcohol Project (YAP) student educational sessions last week.

Year 6 to 8 students heard from a Victoria Police Officer, a psychologist, the Hatzolah Education Officer, and the Community Awareness Officer from Headspace. Read more

Major Milestones In Social Inclusion for the Jewish Community
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 events.

In a landmark decision, the JCCV Plenum voted to support the affiliation of Keshet Australia Inc, the JCCV's first LGBT affiliate. Jonathan Barnett, President of Keshet spoke about the mental health and exclusion problems faced by Jews of diverse sexual orientation and gender identity, and Keshet's role in combatting these. Read more

Industry of Lies
At a packed community event in the Lamm Jewish Library of Australia on June 26, Israeli Journalist Ben Dror-Yemini explored the “Industry of Lies” targeted at Israel.

The event was co-hosted by the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV), the Zionist Council of Victoria (ZCV) and the Embassy of Israel, with Ambassador of Israel Shmuel Ben-Shmuel helping to answer audience questions on the night. Read more

JCCV and Hatzolah Starting the Heart thanks to Gandel Philanthropy
On 5 June, 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 Heart’ project, which was initiated and funded by Gandel Philanthropy.

Stage one of the ‘Start the Heart’ project saw the installation of 35 defibrillators in major community buildings in 2014, with stage two rolling out a further 35 defibrillators in 2015. Read more

Why CSG Cares Where You Buy Your Groceries
As the Community Security Group (CSG) launches its annual appeal, CEO Ricky Pearl reflects on the organisation's role in ensuring community members can go about their day-to-day business and also live as proud Jews without fear for their safety. View AJN article here

Melbourne Jewish Writer's Festival 2015
In an exclusive celebration of the Wit and Wisdom of Jewish Literature, acclaimed theatre director Gary Abrahams, together with an ensemble of some of Melbourne's best actors, will bring to life excerpts from a range of pieces, extracting themes from centuries of renowned Jewish writing in a dynamic performance that included scenes, monologues, readings and music.

After a resounding success in 2014 the Melbourne Jewish Writer's Festival is bigger and better. View flier

Anne Frank Exhibition
The Anne Frank Australia Foundation, Zionist Council of Victoria and the Lamm Jewish Library of Australia (LJLA) are proud to announce the opening of the new exhibition Let Me Be Myself – The Story of Anne Frank at the LJLA. The exhibition will run for six weeks commencing 3 August through 10 September 2015. Read More


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