Past Media Releases

JCCV Statement remembering Isi Leibler

Daniel Aghion JCCV President stated: Isi Leibler AO CBE was an inspirational and respected leader of the Jewish community. He was President of Victorian Jewish Board of Deputies Dec 1972 to March 1977 and an insightful, loyal Zionist whose impact extended beyond Australia to Israel and around the world. Isi Leibler dedicated his life to supporting Israel and the Jewish people, in Victoria, Australia, and elsewhere.

13 April 2021 - Click here for the full press release

Daniel Aghion -New President, New Era at JCCV

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria has confirmed Executive member Daniel Aghion as the new JCCV President in a unanimous vote of support at the 23 March Executive meeting. Aghion is a committed communal supporter, also currently serving as ECAJ Honorary Secretary.

30 March 2021 - Click here for the full press release



JCCV Yom HaShoah 2021

The involvement of six Survivors of the Holocaust joined by their children and grandchildren is a key personal focus of this year’s JCCV Yom HaShoah Commemoration. This year the JCCV is presenting a specially produced webinar to commemorate Yom HaShoah encouraging multi-generational connection in a safe and inclusive environment.

24 March 2021 - Click here for the full press release





JCCV and Jewish Care Victoria Welcome Legislative Ban on Harmful LGBTI+ Conversion Practices

The Victorian Parliament late last night passed much needed, lifesaving legislation to outlaw ‘therapy’ practices that attempt to change or suppress a person's sexual orientation or gender identity, a decision welcomed by Jewish Care and Jewish Community Council of Victoria.

4 February 2021 - Click here for the full press release



Leifer returning to Melbourne

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria welcomes the news that after protracted delays, the extradition of Malka Leifer to face 74 counts of child sexual abuse in Melbourne has finally arrived.

26 January 2021 - Click here for the full press release



Dr Andre Oboler has announced his resignation

Following a very busy month as the newly elected Jewish Community Council of Victoria President, Dr Andre Oboler has announced his resignation from the role.

24 December 2020 - Click here for the full press release



JCCV supports Dr Nasis outcome

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV), Victoria’s peak Jewish community body, welcomes the conclusion of the investigation into Dr Arthur Nasis.

8 December 2020 - Click here for the full press release


Community Award Winners 2020

It is with great pleasure that the Jewish Community Council of Victoria presents the General Sir John Monash Award for Outstanding Service to the Jewish Community to Grahame Leonard AM, and the Sylvia Gelman Young Leader Award to Elana Forbes.

17 November 2020 - Click here for the full press release


New Executive Team at JCCV

A new Executive team has been elected to the Jewish Community Council of Victoria, following elections at their online AGM last Monday evening.

17 November 2020 - Click here for the full press release


Gender Equity: Tips, Hurdles and Successes”.

Jennifer Huppert, President JCCV joined with Annette Charak and Cameron Mc Leod on NCJWA (Vic)’s webinar, “Gender Equity: Tips, Hurdles and Successes”. The webinar launched the NCJWA (Vic) ’s creation of a Community of Practice for gender equality within the Jewish community. The goal is to support Jewish organisations achieve gender equality and fulfill their gender equality pledges.

18 August 2020 - Click here to view


JCCV Plenum Online Success

Bumper audience for online JCCV Plenum: The JCCV affiliates have embraced the opportunity to connect online for the May Plenum meeting and be fully briefed regarding communal matters.

6 May 2020 - Click here for the full press release


Updates for the Victorian Jewish Community on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Top line updates: Synagogues, Childcare for essential workers, employment, Victoria Premier & Federal Government updates.

4 April 2020 - Click here for the full press release


Information for Victorian Jewish Community on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We stand with you during these challenging times and will continue to bring the Victorian Jewish community together by online communication. Our news updates for the Jewish Community, advocacy work, support of our affiliates and friends is our absolute priority.

25 March 2020 - Click here for the full press release


To our JCCV Community

We stand with you during these challenging times and will continue to bring the Victorian Jewish community together by online communication. Our news updates for the Jewish Community, advocacy work, support of our affiliates and friends is our absolute priority.

24 March 2020 - Click here for the full press release


COVID-19 Updates

A Jewish Community Taskforce has been established to advise our community regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and security of our community is our paramount priority. We are especially mindful of those most vulnerable in our families, friendship groups and workplaces, and those most isolated. We are continually reviewing directives from the Government and Department of Health to inform and protect members of our community in a changing environment. We are working closely with the Executive Council of Australian Jewry who as the national Jewish roof-body are proactively assisting with information and services to assist nationally

19 March 2020 - Click here for the full press release


JCCV Yom Hashoah Commemoration to be Live Streamed

The JCCV Yom Hashoah Commemoration will now only be live streamed, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. There will NOT be a commemoration at the Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University in 2020.

17 March 2020 - Click here for the full press release


Bushfire Relief Appeal soars over $3Million

The generosity of Jewish Victorians has resulted in over $3Million being raised for the Victorian Jewish Bushfire Relief Appeal, as announced at the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) Plenum on Monday evening.

4 March 2020 - Click here for the full press release


Keeping Children Safe-

JCCV co-hosted the Launch of the joint services of TZEDEK/SECASA to extend their reach on best practice across the Jewish community to keep children safe from sexual abuse and family violence.

26 February 2020 - Click here for the full press release


“Jews of Pride” huge success at 25th Pride March

Returning for the third year in a row, the award-winning Jews of Pride contingent brought song, dance and festivity to the streets of St Kilda, as part of the 25th annual Pride March, on Sunday February 2 2020.

3 February 2020 - Click here for the full press release



The Victorian Jewish Bushfire Relief Appeal

The Victorian Jewish Bushfire Relief Appeal has gained significant support and momentum as a unified, inclusive voice of solidarity, standing with all Victorians impacted by the devastating bushfires across our state and nation.

15 January 2020 - Click here for the full press release

The Victorian Jewish Bushfire Relief Appeal

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria stands in solidarity with all Victorians affected by the devastating bushfires across our state and nation. Jewish Australians have a proud history of offering support and services to those in crisis and the recent catastrophic bushfires have affected families and individuals across generations, homes, workplaces, farms, livestock and natural habitat.

8 January 2020 - Click here for the full press release