New team at the JCCV

November 18, 2020 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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A new Executive team has been elected to the Jewish Community Council of Victoria, following elections at their online AGM  committed team of professionals has been elected to steer the JCCV and build on the work of the outgoing committee.

The new committee will work closely with Judy Fetter, Executive Director and staff to build on the momentum achieved across 2020 as the JCCV partnered effectively with many affiliates and engaged consistently with the Multicultural Commission and State Government to support our community and build resilience during the many challenges of the pandemic.

After six years of dedicated service as JCCV President, Jennifer Huppert stepped down, leaving a legacy of expertise and engagement with State Government, Police,  Multifaith leaders, Jewish communal and Affiliate organisations, building social cohesion across the state and increasing awareness and respect for Jewish life and traditions in Victoria.

Dr Andre Oboler, JCCV Executive member since 2014, CEO of Online Hate Prevention Institute, Law Lecturer at La Trobe University and an antisemitism expert appointed to the Australian Government’s delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, has been elected the new JCCV President and plans to bring  JCCV affiliates closer together.

The JCCV also welcomes Frank Greenstein as Vice President who has been a co-opted JCCV member since 2018 with particular interest in Multicultural and Government engagement, fundraising and affiliates. Hannah Greenberg has joined the JCCV Executive as Treasurer, with substantial professional experience in accountancy and highly regarded past Treasurer of NCJWA (Vic).

The Executive will also include Dr Michelle Meyer, leading Child Protection Advocate and past CEO Tzedek; Rabbi Gabi Kaltmann, who in 2020 was JCCV Spiritual Health representative,  is Rabbi of the  Ark Centre, Chairman of Melbourne Fight Back Against Parkinson’s Inc, and an AFL Multicultural community ambassador; Frances Prince, leading Jewish Studies educator and JCCV Executive member with experience in Interfaith and Multicultural focus including involvement in the Jewish Muslim Christian Association; Doron Abramovici, with many years experience with JCCV Social Inclusion and Community Engagement, Jack Lipson,security adviser for JCCV over many years with focus on community safety and Howard Sach, who is a highly motivated strategic and enterprising thinker with an engineering, leadership, commercial and Not for Profit background.

The new Executive will collaboratively promote a united voice for  Jewish communal matters across Victoria and continue to work closely with their affiliates for the advancement of Jewish life in our state.

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