JCCV hosts Nina Bassat Book Launch

September 1, 2021 by  
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A moving and personal account of child survival has been captured in Nina Bassat’s memoir, “Take the Child and Disappear”. Read more

The ECAJ condemns Taliban takeover

August 17, 2021 by  
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The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has deplored the forcible take-over of Afghanistan by the Taliban. Read more

ECAJ calls for Jewish Emergency Management Plan vaccination message to be shared

August 5, 2021 by  
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The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has asked all of its affiliate and constituent bodies to share a video urging members of our community to get vaccinated. Read more

NSW Labor Israel Action Committee endorses Albanese and Minns’ opposition to BDS

August 2, 2021 by  
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NSW Labor Israel Action Committee (LIAC) formally welcomed and endorsed statements by Federal Labor leader Anthony Albanese and NSW State Labor leader Chris Minns opposing the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement. Read more

ECAJ slams Burnside’s Twitter post

July 30, 2021 by  
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The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has condemned the recent Twitter statement made by Julian Burnside QC, a Greens candidate at the last Federal election, which likened Israel’s measures to defend its citizens from Hamas’s rocket and arson attacks to “Germany’s treatment of the Jews during the Holocaust”. Read more

Ben and Jerry in the bad books

July 21, 2021 by  
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Although Ben and Jerry’s ice cream products in Australia carry a hechsher certifying that is Kosher, main Kashrut bodies in Australia have decided to remove the product from their marketing catalogues. Read more

Vic pops up at ECAJ

June 23, 2021 by  
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Vic Alhadeff this week joined the Executive Council of Australian Jewry as a part-time consultant. Read more

Government been recommended to relist Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation and in its entirety

June 23, 2021 by  
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The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has recommended the Federal government consider listing Hezbollah in its entirety as a terrorist organisation. Read more

ECAJ complains about “a military attack possibly by Israel”

August 10, 2020 by  
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The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has lodged a formal complaint with FreeTV Australia about an interview that was aired on Ten Network’s ‘The Project’ on Wednesday 5 August 2020. Read more

Board to Board

May 6, 2020 by  
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THE president and CEO of the Board of Deputies of British Jews will be guest speakers at an unprecedented plenum of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies this month. Read more

Federal Labor reacts to ECAJ antisemitism report

November 26, 2019 by  
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Federal Labor is deeply concerned by an increase in anti-Semitic attacks in Australia. Read more

Report from Bucharest

June 26, 2019 by  
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Senior professionals representing Jewish communities from more than 50 countries at the forum convened each year by the World Jewish Congress (WJC). Read more

Four days to go: ECAJ canvasses political leaders

May 14, 2019 by  
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It has been a practice for a number of years for the Executive Council of Australian Jewry to write to the leaders of the Coalition, the Australian Labor Party and the Australian Greens ahead of an upcoming federal election seeking their positions on policies and issues of particular interest to the Australian Jewish community. Read more

ECAJ Gaza complaint upheld

April 5, 2019 by  
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The ABC has upheld a complaint made by the ECAJ that the headline of an ABC online story about Gaza was ‘misleading’. Read more

Facebook plans external board to decide on questionable spots on its site

February 25, 2019 by  
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The Executive Council of Australian Jewry’s co-CEO Peter Wertheim travelled to Singapore to participate in a two-day consultation on the establishment of an independent External Oversight Board proposed to empower to make final decisions about contested content appearing on Facebook. Read more

$2.2 million government grant for NSW security

October 10, 2018 by  
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The Liberal candidate for Wentworth in the upcoming by-election Dave Sharma visited the Community Security Group where he announced the federal government’s $2.2 million grant for The Council for Jewish Community Security in NSW.  Read more

Sparks fly on Q&A

August 28, 2018 by  
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On ABC-TV’s Q&A last night one of the panelists, MP Bob Katter, was asked a question about the reason for his support for the call by Senator Fraser Anning for “a final solution to the immigration problem” in his maiden speech…and answered it by reading out a statement written by Melbourne’s Avi Yemini which Katter said “reflects the Jewish position in this country”. No it does not says The Executive Council of Australian Jewry. Read more

Australian, British and South African leaders get together

June 25, 2018 by  
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During a break in the opening session of the National Directors Forum of the World Jewish Congress being held in Herzliya in Israel some leaders created a mini-conference over coffee. Read more

Groner event causes distress

June 24, 2018 by  
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An event to commemorate the 10th yahrzeit of Rabbi Yitzhak Groner has caused distress to victims of child sexual abuse according to The Executive Council of Australian Jewry. Read more

The ECAJ joins the push to quash a death sentence for Baha’i man in Yemen

January 16, 2018 by  
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A Yemini prisoner and a member of the Baha’i community has been sentenced to be executed in public because he made contact with Baha’i headquarters in Haifa. Read more

From Out of Left Field: The JCCV shifts to the Left

October 20, 2017 by  
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Anyone familiar with the stances adopted by the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) in recent time will surely have noticed that it has shifted sharply to the left, especially over, but not limited to, the referendum on same sex marriage…writes Professor Bill Rubenstein. Read more

Dr Joachim Schneeweiss AM: 1927-2017

March 7, 2017 by  
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Australian Jewry has lost one of its stalwart members of its community with the passing of Dr Joachim Schneeweiss in Sydney on Monday. Read more

ECAJ makes landmark submission to parliamentary committee on freedom of religion

February 10, 2017 by  
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The Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has sent a landmark 31-page submission, with 14 recommendations, to the Parliamentary Inquiry into the status of the human right to freedom of religion or belief in Australia and other countries currently being conducted by the Human Rights Sub-Committee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade. Read more

An Australian Day message from The Executive Council of Australian Jewry

January 26, 2017 by  
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A video Australia Day message from the president of the ECAJ Anton Block… Read more

Leeser encourages all communities to play a part in the 18C inquiry

November 30, 2016 by  
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Following a plea to delegates at The Executive Council of Australian Jewry annual conference Julian Leeser MP federal Member for Berowra has encouraged all community groups to take an active part in the current Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights Inquiry into freedom of speech and the Racial Discrimination Act. Read more

Ten ethnic communities release a statement on 18C

November 10, 2016 by  
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Ten leaders of ethnic communities throughout Australia have released a joint statement in the wake of the Federal government’s announcement of a “Parliamentary Inquiry into Freedom of Speech” in the context of the Racial Discrimination Act. Read more

Parliamentary Inquiry into Freedom of Office: ECAJ

November 9, 2016 by  
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The Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has issued a statement following the Federal government’s announcement of a Parliamentary Inquiry into Freedom of Speech to look at two issues of freedom of speech in the context of the Racial Discrimination Act. Read more

Yom Ha’azmaut celebrated in Sydney

May 8, 2015 by  
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More than 600 people have joined in a belated celebration of Israel’s 67th birthday in Sydney at which NSW Premier Mike Baird was guest of honour. Read more

Watch your rhetoric

March 24, 2015 by  
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The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has stated its position on the use of rhetoric invoking the Nazi Party. Read more

Malcolm Fraser: Community messages

March 23, 2015 by  
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The Executive Council of Australian Jewry and The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council have issued statements following the death of former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser. Read more

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