Tragedy and Triumph

May 1, 2019 by  

Author, academic and Jewish Holocaust Centre volunteer Freda Hodge will speak about her book ‘Tragedy and Triumph’ at a joint Australian Jewish Historical Society Vic (AJHS) – Jewish Holocaust Centre (JHC) event later this month. Read more

JCCV makes historic apology to Aleph Melbourne

April 2, 2019 by  

At its Plenum meeting on Monday evening, the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) overwhelmingly voted to apologise to Aleph Melbourne for the “hateful” debate and failure to support Aleph in its quest for affiliation at the JCCV Plenum in 1999. Read more

Greens staffer infuriates Jewish leaders

April 2, 2019 by  

David Jeffrey, a staffer for Macnamara Greens candidate Steph Hodgins-May has been found to have made comments about a year ago that have infuriated Jewish community leaders reportedly calling deaths in Gaza ‘genocide’, and used hashtags on Facebook including #NoPrideInGenocide and #F_kFascism in relation to Israel and Gaza. Read more

Rev Lenzer’s historic piano gets a rebirth

March 6, 2019 by  

The East Melbourne Hebrew Congregation (EMHC) and the Australia Jewish Historical Society Vic (AJHS) have teamed up to celebrate the reinauguration of Reverend Jacob Lenzer’s historic piano at  EMHC. Read more

The future of Yiddish in Melbourne

March 1, 2019 by  

The past and future of Yiddish Melbourne were discussed at the AGM of the Australian Jewish Historical Society Vic (AJHS) last night at Temple Beth Israel in St Kilda. Read more

New rabbi for the ARK Centre

February 27, 2019 by  

Rabbi Shneur Reti-Waks has announced his retirement as the Rabbi of the ARK Centre in Melbourne’s East Hawthorn. Read more

Hebrew back at Glen Eira College

February 27, 2019 by  

The United Jewish Education Board (UJEB) and Glen Eira College (GEC) have announced that the teaching of Hebrew will resume at GEC in 2020. Read more

A special evening in Melbourne for UIA

February 27, 2019 by  

The former Prime Minister of the UK David Cameron was the keynote speaker at the UIA Gala Dinner in Melbourne last night. Read more

AI at at the AICC

February 27, 2019 by  

Artificial Intelligence was the hot topic at a business lunch co-hosted by the Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce  (AICC) and iAngels, an innovative Israel-based venture capital company. Read more

Glen Eira College dumps Hebrew

January 25, 2019 by  

Glen Eira College (GEC) in Melbourne’s inner south has dropped Hebrew, despite having a significant Jewish student population. Read more

Israeli murdered in Melbourne

January 17, 2019 by  

An Israeli Arab student has been found murdered outside the Polaris shopping centre close to La Trobe University in Bundoora, Melbourne. Read more

Race Commissioner condemns racist motivation at Melbourne rally

January 6, 2019 by  

The Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan has spoken out following the far-right rally which took place in Melbourne’s St Kilda yesterday. Read more

Swastikas plastered on gate of aged care housing Holocaust survivors

January 6, 2019 by  

The neo-Nazi Antipodian Resistance organisation has posted swastikas at the entrance of the  Emmy Monash Aged Care in Melbourne, home to elderly Jewish community members including Holocaust survivors, in the heartland of the Victorian Jewish community in Caulfield. Read more

Gandel family launches William Cooper Indigenous Scholarships

December 6, 2018 by  

On the 80th anniversary of William Cooper’s historic protest about Nazi Germany’s treatment of Jews, Monash University in partnership with John and Pauline Gandel has launched the William Cooper Indigenous Scholarship Program. Read more

Former Canadian PM Stephen Harper addresses AICC

November 21, 2018 by  

Former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke at the Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce lunch in Melbourne on Wednesday. Read more

Opposition leader spruikes at AICC lunch

October 24, 2018 by  

Just four weeks ahead of the Victorian State election, Victorian Opposition Leader Matthew Guy presented his key election promises to the business leaders represented at the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC) luncheon on Wednesday. Read more

Haifa Day centenary dinner in Melbourne 

October 8, 2018 by  

Eighty Jewish and Indian community leaders from across Victoria broke bread over dinner at the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) Jewish – Indian Communities Dinner on Sunday night.  Read more

Today Melbourne has lost some of its colour

August 28, 2018 by  

Mirka Mora was a cultural icon of Melbourne who brought beauty, vibrancy and colour to the city.  Read more

JCCV introduces politicians to Jewish Melbourne

June 15, 2018 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) has organised and hosted the seventh Politicians Jewish Immersion Day for politicians, candidates and political advisers.  Read more

JCCV helps community organisations develop fundraising skills 

June 13, 2018 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) has hosted a half day seminar on grants and fundraising for Jewish community organisations today, with 42 Executive Directors, Rabbonim and professional staff from 20 different community organisations participating.   Read more

$3.5million support for Victoria’s Jewish community

May 2, 2018 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) has welcomed the Government announcement of support for Jewish community security infrastructure of $3 million plus an additional $500,000 for security infrastructure at Beth Weizmann. Read more

Jews and Muslims doing multiculturalism with a big smile

March 20, 2018 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) and the Australian Intercultural Society (AIS)  have co-hosted the Third Jewish – Muslim Comedy Debate  with the topic ‘Arranged marriage is better than dating.’  Read more

Interfaith women’s conference

February 27, 2018 by  

The Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia has held its annual women’s interfaith residential conference. Read more

Alex Ryvchin’s ‘Anti Israel Agenda’ launched in Melbourne

February 21, 2018 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV), Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ), Zionism Victoria and the Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) co-hosted the Victorian book launch of Alex Ryvchin’s ‘Anti Israel Agenda’. Read more

US visitor discusses antisemitism, racism and Israel

November 10, 2017 by  

Mark Weitzman, Director of Government Relations of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre in New York was the keynote speaker at last night’s Betty and Shmuel Rosenkranz Oration in Melbourne. Read more

Muslim leaders learn about Jewish Melbourne

November 10, 2017 by  

Fifteen Muslim community leaders, including Imams, Islamic Council of Victorian leaders, and representatives from the Islamic Museum and Benevolence Australia participated in the JCCV’s Jewish Immersion Day for Muslim Community Leaders.  Read more

Council managers taught about the Jewish community

October 20, 2017 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) has hosted fourteen members of the management team of the City of Glen Eira on its second City of Glen Eira Jewish Immersion Day. Read more

JCCV votes on Same Sex Civil Marriage

October 3, 2017 by  

The members of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) voted overwhelmingly in support of same sex civil marriage at their Plenum last night.  Read more

JCCV working to improve inclusion and reduce mental health tragedies for our LGBTI community members

September 26, 2017 by  

About 40 community members, organizational leaders, mental health experts and service providers, including at least seven Orthodox Rabbis, attended a very informative and moving Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) LGBTI Mental Health Forum. Read more

Politicians visit Jewish Melbourne

April 7, 2017 by  

Eleven politicians participated in the Jewish Community Council of Victoria’s (JCCV’s) 2017 Politicians’ and Councillors’ Jewish Immersion Day, visiting Jewish Care, the Jewish Museum of Australia, St Kilda Hebrew Congregation, the Jewish Holocaust Centre and the Beth Weizmann Community Centre. Read more

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