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JCCV Community Awards 2009

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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.

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

“The Jewish community could not function without the support of its volunteers. The depth and breadth of its talent is second to none and the volunteers’ willingness to help is exceptional. The JCCV feels honoured to celebrate their invaluable work”, Searle continued.

“Nonetheless an awards night is by its very nature a very difficult event to put on. There is always a danger that the audience may get bored watching one person after another receiving an award. However our very capable team, Anton Block, Randi Grose and Hilary McMahon, have really got this event down to a fine art.

We commenced with a brief and entertaining DVD featuring the highlights of the very busy past year for the JCCV. This was followed by our guest of honour, George Lekakis, chairperson of the Victorian Multicultural Commission, a very good speaker and a great friend of our community (attachment two). The entertainment was first‐class as well, jazz musicians Jonathan Skovron and Alex Burkoy, the very funny Eddie Tamir and Josh Piterman, an outstanding tenor. These acts were not only talented and varied, but broke up the presentations at just the right intervals.

Of course the highlight of the evening was the speech by Nina Bassat AM, recipient of the General Sir John Monash Award for outstanding service to the Victorian Jewish community. Gracious, inclusive and to the point, Nina’s speech (attachment three) looked both to the past and to the future of our community. And indeed that was the theme of the entire evening.”

Please address any queries to Geoffrey Zygier 03 9272 5579

Click here to view the photo gallery from the Awards Night

Click here to download the Media Release


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