‘Invented Lives’ by Andrea Goldsmith: a book review by Geoffrey Zygier

April 5, 2019 by  

The Western world today is a place where victimhood is a badge of honour, one where people compete in public arenas to be among the elite of those who suffer. Read more

Bright Swallow by Vivian Bi: a book review by Geoffrey Zygier

March 28, 2019 by  

Among the major threats to our planet’s wellbeing is tribalism. Read more

Monash University publishes three new books of Jewish interest

October 5, 2018 by  

Australian universities have become prolific publishers of a wide range of academic and other works…writes Geoffrey Zygier. Read more

The Dead Still Cry Out: The Story of a Combat Cameraman: a book review by Geoffrey Zygier

July 18, 2018 by  

As a young girl playing in her home in England one day, Helen Lewis opened an old, apparently hidden suitcase. Read more

Zbaraz: a community extinguished…a book review by Geoffrey Zygier

July 2, 2018 by  

Once there was a land called Galicia, which straddled the modern-day border between Poland and Ukraine. Read more

People of the Boot: the triumphs and tragedies of Australian Jews in Sport…a book review by Geoffrey Zygier

June 3, 2018 by  

‘People of the Boot’ is a neat pun as the title of a book about Australian Jews’ contribution to their country’s – and international – sporting life. Read more

Eliyahu’s Mistress: a book review by Geoffrey Zygier

May 29, 2018 by  

Melbourne lawyer Roger Mendelson has chosen a demanding subject for his debut novel ‘Eliyahu’s Mistress’. Read more

On Borrowed Time: a book review by Geoffrey Zygier

March 9, 2018 by  

Morry Schwartz’s Black Inc recently published On Borrowed Time, the latest work by Robert Manne, Emeritus Professor of Politics at Melbourne’s La Trobe University. Read more

ABC and ADC see things differently

April 11, 2013 by  

Dr Dvir Abramovich, chairperson of the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission, has criticised the Australian Broadcasting Commission for dismissing the ADC’s recent complaint about a song played on  ABC Classic FM’s ‘Midday’ program on 25 February. Read more

ADC continues the battle against on line hate

April 10, 2013 by  

The B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission has commented on fresh media allegations of growing racism in Australia. Read more

ADC calls for peaceful peace conference

March 13, 2013 by  

Dr Dvir Abramovich, chair of the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC), today emphasised that the forthcoming Australian Islamic Peace Conference must not be allowed to undermine social harmony in this country. Read more

Hitler as a meal guest? – no way says the ADC

January 30, 2013 by  

The Melbourne-based B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission has had a positive outcome to its complaint to local radio Nova 100 FM following a recent breakfast show segment in which Hitler was suggested as a suitable person to join in a mealtime conversation. Read more

The ADC opposes discrimination against GLBTI

December 19, 2012 by  

The Melbourne-based Anti-Defamation Commision has come it in support of all Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Australians in their battle against discrimination. Read more

Anti-Defamation Commission welcomes legislation change

December 7, 2012 by  

ADC chairperson Dr Dvir Abramovich today welcomed proposed changes to anti-discrimination legislation contained in the Federal Government’s Anti-discrimination and Human Rights Bill 2012. Read more

Victoria to fine adults who provide alcohol to children

March 23, 2011 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria president John Searle today applauded the Victorian Government for its intended introduction of legislation this week, providing for $7,000 fines for adults who give alcohol to children without parental permission. Read more

Victorian Community Report

November 24, 2010 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) AGM  heard Dr Helen Szoke, Commissioner of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission speak about Human Rights and John Searle reflect on the achievements of the JCCV in his current presidency and aims for the future. Read more

JCCV and the battle against teenage alcohol abuse

November 19, 2010 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria has called on parents to be firm and supportive if they are dealing with their children’s alcohol abuse issues. Read more

Victorian Police to consult JCCV on crimes involving prejudice

November 17, 2010 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) will be among community stakeholders consulted by Victoria Police about the latter’s new strategy to improve its response to crimes motivated by prejudice. Read more

The Age bias slammed by Jewish community

August 25, 2010 by  

Jewish Community Council of Victoria President John Searle and Zionist Council of Victoria President Dr Danny Lamm have again strongly criticised Melbourne broadsheet The Age for its ongoing anti-Israel bias over a number of years. Read more

JCCV denounces Australian Jewish Democratic Society boycott decision

August 19, 2010 by  

Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) President John Searle has strongly denounced The Australian Jewish Democratic Society’s (AJDS) recent decision that some boycotts of Israel may be justified…and clarifies the link between the organisations. Read more

New guidelines for inter-faith dialogue

July 30, 2010 by  

Newly-published Guidelines for conducting interfaith dialogue will greatly benefit the Jewish and larger communities. Read more

New face at the Jewish Community Council of Victoria

July 19, 2010 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria has announced the employment of Jo Silver as its new Project Manager.  Read more

Cross culture – Jews and Catholics meet in Melbourne

June 10, 2010 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria and the Catholic Diocese of Melbourne have held their fourth annual dinner hosted by the Catholic Diocese at the Cardinal Knox Centre in East Melbourne.   Read more

Victorian plenum told security danger level is high

June 10, 2010 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria has been told of a shift in the focus of those monitoring security. Read more

Teenage alcohol abuse at record levels

June 3, 2010 by  

The Jewish community has never before experienced the levels of underage drinking, alcohol abuse and its associated risks and problems as it is currently experiencing. Read more

Green light for shule in Victoria

April 22, 2010 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria has completed negotiation for automatic green lights for shul-goers on Jewish Festivals. Read more

Yom HaShoah Melbourne

April 13, 2010 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria’s Yom Hashoa commemoration for 2010 attracted a very large audience, demonstrating the ongoing significance of the Holocaust for both Victorian Jewry and the larger community. Read more

Stiffer penalties in Victoria for race crimes

December 8, 2009 by  

Those convicted of committing crimes in Victoria subject of a religious, racial or sexual nature can now expect to receive stiffer sentences. Read more

JCCV volunteer awards

November 16, 2009 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria has presented awards to its volunteers. Read more

Temporary Shtiebl at Lyndhurst

November 2, 2009 by  

The Jewish Community of Victoria is happy to announce that a temporary shtiebel has been erected at Lyndhurst cemetery and will likely be ready for use by the end of this month. Read more

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