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JCCV E-Bulletin 3

30 May 2011

Yom Hashoah Commemoration
JCCV meets the Islamic Council of Victoria
Report Identity Motivated Crime
People with Disabilities Speak Up
Microscope - "The Welfare Organisations"

Welcome to

Jewish Community in Action


The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) newsletter that keeps you informed in all the activities of the JCCV and the Jewish community. Remember the JCCV is here to represent you - so why not get involved? In this edition:

John Searle, President

1. Yom Hashoah Commemoration

2. JCCV meets the Islamic Council of Victoria

3. Report Identity Motivated Crime

4. People with Disabilities Speak Up

5. Microscope - "The Welfare Organisations"

6. News and Events


If you would like to contact the editor: Email Jo Silver on or call 9272 5642.

JCCV Yom Hashoah Commemoration


The Yom Hashoah commemoration at Robert Blackwood Hall and Melbourne Cemetery on the 1st and 8th of May were poignant and heartfelt. The survivor presentations were a testimony to what they and others endured during their fight for survival against all odds. It is vital that we attend these commemorations to remember forever...

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JCCV meets the Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV)


At the end of March, Hyder Gulam, ICV President and Shiekh Ramy Najmeddine, Religious Support and Office Manager met with the JCCV leadership. The meeting was warm and interesting, traversing religion, divorce, food, future plans, migrants and areas of commonality between our communities and faiths. It was a fruitful beginning and ICV and JCCV have committed to developing the relationship and goodwill starting with a function between the two executives.

Report Identity Motivated Crime

Victoria Police and the Jewish community have established a new system to ensure police respond effectively to antisemitic incidents. You are urged to report any incidents, regardless of severity, such as antisemitic graffiti, vandalism, harassment and assault directly to the police and to the Community Security Group (CSG). This will enable VicPol to effectively evaluate trends and action the response.

Always report antisemitism. Go to the police and call CSG in office hours on 9519 8600 or in an emergency after hours on 9523 0434.

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People with Disabilities Speak Up


Congregations and other groups are improving the quality of inclusion at the conference ‘A Place For All – Faith and Community for People with Disabilities.' In a recent survey, people with disabilities said they would feel more welcome in places of worship if members were more outgoing, willing to have a regular conversation or offer a drink.... What can you do to welcome people to your congregation?

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Microscope on the Welfare Organisations


Following on from the successful profiling of the Zionist organisations in Edition 2Jewish Community in Action is proud to introduce the  Welfare Organisations, their greatest achievements and challenges.

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News and Events


Welcome Nina Bassat AM to the JCCV Executive as Vice President


You are invited to attend the JCCV Plenum, 8.00pm, 6 June 2011 at Beth Weizmann


Book now for the 2011 NCJWA National Conference - 29th May to 2nd June 2011


Congratulations Benji Splitter, winner of the "Jelly Bean Jar" competition at Luna Park for Yom Ha'atzmaut. How many? 759


Looking for journalism or communications support? Contact Joshua Cole on 0405 075 856 / Josh has been volunteering for Jewish Community in Action.


For more information about events in the Jewish Community, visit the JCCV website or the Zionist Council of Victoria and click on EventZ listed under events.

The JCCV is pleased to confirm that you can now donate through our website using mycause. We thank mycause for their service and encourage others to utilise their services likewise.

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