Rabbinical advice – stay off the booze

August 8, 2012 by Community Editor
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The Rabbinical Council of Victoria (RCV) strongly discourages the use of alcohol, particularly as a central theme, in any advertising and promotional material for events and programs being held at Jewish communal venues.

In recent years a trend has developed amongst various communal organizations of promoting communal activities with the use of alcohol as part of the promotional material. In many of these instances, images of full bottles of alcohol are displayed on fliers as an incentive for participation in such events.

The RCV is of the view that such advertising sends the wrong message, particularly to youth within the community, and can be extremely damaging given the youth alcohol-abuse and binge-drinking problems that have become evident in the community. The RCV encourages adults who drink to do so responsibly at all times, and in accordance with Jewish and civil law. It is of course incumbent upon each communal organization to ensure that alcohol is not provided to minors at any of their events or program

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