Abramovich remains at the helm

December 4, 2014 by J-Wire Staff
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Dr Dvir Abramovich has been re-elected chairman of the Melbourne-based B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission.

Dvir Abramowich

Dvir Abramowich

At the national organisation’s AGM, Abramovich said: “I am honored and humbled that my colleagues have again entrusted me with the great responsibility of leading this remarkable organisation and am excited by this call to service.  Once again, the ADC has delivered and the progress we have made bodes well for our future success. By every measure, 2014 has been an extraordinary year of inspiring activism, dynamic growth and bold outreach. Our accomplishments are numerous.

In my second term, I look forward to ensuring that we build on our achievements and continue our mission of fighting anti-Semitism and the defamation and delegitimisation of Israel, and making our country a more inclusive home for all, and where diversity is cherished and where being different is not a liability.

There are growing challenges facing the Australian Jewish community and I am confident and optimistic that we can address such trials with our hallmark dedication and through educational initiatives such as our groundbreaking school program Click Against Hate that is now running in many public schools.

Yes, we have won many battles and made extraordinary strides in countering Jewish-hatred.  But I wish I could tell you that our work is done. Sadly, we have failed to erase the malignant virus of anti-Semitism that persists in the hearts of too many people. And so, the incredibly important task of countering the menace of intolerance and bigotry must remain as vigorous and robust today as it has during the last thirty-five years. Rest assured that the ADC will always hold accountable those who seek to blow on the embers of discord and racism  and will keep confronting and condemning this disturbing phenomenon whenever and wherever it appears.”

Dr Abramovich thanked outgoing board members and welcomed  Leon Goldberg and Morris Tobias as Vice-Chairmen, Lesley Gaspar as Secretary and Irene Bud as Treasurer.

 

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3 Responses to “Abramovich remains at the helm”
  1. Otto Waldmann says:

    Dvir has been for years an articulate and tireless voice, particularly in the printed Jewish media ( actually the only Aust. Jewish newspaper, the AJN) prior to his appointment at the Bnei Brith.
    Since his appointment at the helm of the Anti-Defamation office, I can remember the following notable contributions by Dvir:

    That’s all folks !!!!

  2. Grace Sharon says:

    Congratulations Dvir. A man living, breathing and acting upon his own true values. I wish you well in this important position for another 12 months.

  3. Kevin Herbert says:

    Abramovich’s failed attempt to conflate anti Zionist attitudes with racism against Jews, is the sure sign of an organisation sliding sideways.

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