JCCV Key Projects
We support and strengthen our community through the various projects we’re involved in.
Communities Anti-Racism Action Plan:
Responding to Islamophobia and Antisemitism - Showing Up: Bystander Intervention Program. Communities standing together, united in empowering people to be active, trained to be confident and tooled-up to take a safe active stance when observing hateful, racist incidents of Antisemitism and Islamophobia. Participants were trained and equipped with skills, language and confidence to respond to bigotry, harassment and violence in our community. Delivered across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria commenced in October 2018.
The JCCV Youth Alcohol Project (YAP):
YAP has been operating for nearly ten years and is an educational prevention program aimed to reduce underage drinking in the Victorian Jewish community. Focusing on educating both school-aged students and their parents with skills, knowledge and power to communicate and reduce underage binge drinking. Psychologists and psychotherapists, experts from Headspace, Victoria Police and Hospitals help provide essential advice and guidance. Sessions are delivered at Mount Scopus Memorial College, Bialik College, King David School, Leibler Yavneh College, Sholom Aleichem and Yeshivah Beth Rivkah College. The program is made possible through the generous support of Gandel Philanthropy.
Spiritual Care Project:
The JCCV Spiritual care project is aimed at improving spiritual care for Jewish patients in Victorian hospitals. Jewish Community Spiritual Immersion Days offer Spiritual Care Professionals and volunteers from hospitals, prisons and educational institutions the opportunity to come together to better understand our community. This includes introducing them to Jewish Melbourne, visiting a synagogue, the Jewish Museum, the Mikvah and the Jewish Holocaust Centre. We also offer Spiritual Carer Training Courses for rabbis, spiritual care professionals and volunteers to learn to train volunteers and have implemented an accreditation process for Jewish Spiritual Careers so that the community has a larger pool of effectively trained and accredited trainers.
Child Protection training courses:
The JCCV plays a key role in training and educating leaders and staff from Jewish community organisations about the risks of child sexual abuse, how to develop child protection policies and compliance with the new legislative requirements. Over 100 representatives, more than 50 Jewish community organisations, from Adass Israel to Temple Beth Israel, have attended JCCV`s child protection training courses, as we continue to promulgate essential information and fact sheets, through seminars, email blasts and social media. JCCV is working closely with the Government, community organisations such as Tzedek, and the Commissioner for Children and Young People, to ensure our children are safe. Learn more - view our Child Protection Directory