Online Hate Prevention Institute welcomes Victorian Government’s response to the anti-vilification inquiry but sounds a warning

September 8, 2021 by  
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The Online Hate Prevention Institute has welcomed the Victorian Government’s response to the Inquiry into anti-vilification protections but warned that the critical issue of online hate, which is fuelling much of the vilification the inquiry investigated, may not be receiving the urgent attention it needs. Read more

Supporting the children of Israel this Kol Nidre

September 8, 2021 by  
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UIA Victoria is supporting an important project of national priority in Israel for its 2021 Kol Nidre appeal. Read more

Nazis, COVID protests and antisemitism

August 24, 2021 by  
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Racism in the 21st century has focussed on opposing non-white immigration into white-majority countries and calls to expel those not of European ethnicity. Read more

A party to ignore lockdown

August 16, 2021 by  
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The Jewish Community Council of Victoria has expressed its strong disappointment in and condemns the actions of a small group of people in our community who have not followed COVID restrictions. Read more

Melbourne Jewish community suburbs listed

August 15, 2021 by  
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A number of sites in the Melbourne suburbs of Balaclava, Caulfield North and Malvern have been listed as Tier 2 exposure sites for COVID-19. Read more

Aussie madrichim in the Arava

July 19, 2021 by  
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Four Melbourne students have used their gap year in Israel to become madrichim to lead programs in the Arava. Read more

Grant to improve governance in COSV synagogues

July 14, 2021 by  
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The Council of Orthodox Synagogues of Victoria has secured a Besen Family Foundation grant to boost the governance skills of member synagogues. Read more

Rabbi Gabi appointed to Victorian Anti-Racism Taskforce

June 22, 2021 by  
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The Ark Centre’s Rabbi Gabi Kaltmann has been appointed to the Victorian Anti-Racism Taskforce.

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UIA Women’s Division photo gallery

May 5, 2021 by  
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The UIA Women’s Division event shared between Perth and Melbourne was held at Melbourne’s Classic cinema. Were you there?  A J-Wire photo gallery. Read more

Violence against women on the agenda

December 23, 2020 by  
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The President of the Rabbinical Association of Australasia Rabbi Yaakov Glasman and The Ark Centre’s Rabbi Gabi Kaltman have met for with the new Executive Director of White Ribbon Australia Brad Chilcott in Melbourne. Read more

Politicians slam Nazi graffiti dubbed on Premier’s image

July 31, 2020 by  
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Vandals have pasted an image of Victorian premier Daniel Andrews with a swastika on his forehead and with a Hitler moustache on a road sign in the suburb of Highett. Read more

New CEO for UIA Victoria

June 12, 2020 by  
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Jeff Feldman has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of UIA Victoria. Read more

Meet Dr Sue Silberberg

Dr Sue Silberberg has released a History Book entitled “A Networked Community – Jewish Melbourne in the Nineteenth Century”, an Academic Publication of her PhD Thesis at Melbourne University…she talks with Henry Greener. Read more

Jewish Care to commence construction on $39m Carnegie senior living community

December 17, 2018 by  
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Jewish Care Victoria has awarded a multimillion-dollar construction contract for its Carnegie Senior Living Community to ARC3. Read more

Former Melbourne community residence property to be sold

August 1, 2018 by  
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The 3683 sqm site, once home to the Mark and Dina Munzer Community Residence (Munzer) in Caulfield North,  has remained vacant since its closure in March 2017 and is now on the market for sale. Read more

Jeanne Pratt awarded Life Membership of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

August 1, 2018 by  
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The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra has presented Jeanne Pratt with a Life Membership to acknowledge her generosity toward the MSO and celebrate her commitment to Australia’s cultural life. Read more

Scopus students bring music to cancer patients

July 18, 2018 by  
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Melbourne’s Mount Scopus College students has brought music to patients receiving treatment for cancer at Box Hill Hospital Read more

Jewish business network launched in Melbourne

July 6, 2018 by  
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Jewellery retailer and designer Paul Rubinstein and Feldenkrais method therapist Josh Balbin have launched Jewish business networking group Gesheft in Melbourne.  Read more

Michael Danby shares his thoughts with J-Wire readers

July 5, 2018 by  
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My love of the Australian Jewish community emerges from having a similar background to many families in the community who endured the Holocaust…writes Michael Danby. Read more

Small communities are stronger when they work together

June 25, 2018 by  
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The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) hosted the Inaugural JCCV Small Communities Dinner with over ninety community leaders and clergy from seven small, diverse Victorian communities. Read more

MSO honours Marc and Eva Besen with Life Membership

June 24, 2018 by  
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The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra has presented Marc and Eva Besen  with Life Memberships to acknowledge and celebrate their enduring commitment to the Orchestra. Read more

Eurovision expert visits Australia

June 22, 2018 by  
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Aleph Melbourne, together with the Embassy of Israel, hosted an intimate evening with Israeli Eurovision expert Alon Amir at Nature Boy Cafe in Murrumbeena.

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Posh Shoppe gives $550,000 to special needs

June 21, 2018 by  
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Melbourne’s The Posh Opp Shoppe  recently handed over a cheque for $550,000 to Jewish Day Schools and permanently supporting the Melbourne Jewish Children’s Aid Society. Read more

Jewish Life in Germany

Melbourne’s Jewish Holocaust Centre is to present a new exhibition: ‘Jewish Life in Germany Today’. Read more

Annual Jewish and Catholic Friendship Dinner explores youth issues

June 19, 2018 by  
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The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) and the Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission (EIC) of the Archdiocese of the Catholic Church have co-hosted the fourteenth Jewish and Catholic Friendship Dinner at the Catholic Leadership Centre.  Read more

3 Australian innovators selected to attend prestigious global summit in Jerusalem

June 16, 2018 by  
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Melbourne natives Dean Cohen, Eyal Halamish and Bradley Smorgon have been selected to join over 150 of the Jewish world’s leading young innovators from 29 countries who will convene in Jerusalem this month to connect with other change makers, gain new skills, and find renewed inspiration at the 2018 ROI Summit. Read more

Police move pro-Israeli group away at a Melbourne rally

May 22, 2018 by  
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Activist Avi Yemini and supporters faced up to police in Melbourne during an anti-Israel rally. A video report. Read more

New head for the Rabbinical Council of Victoria

February 21, 2018 by  
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Rabbi Philip Heilbrunn is the new president of the Rabbinical Council of Victoria and heads a new executive for 2018. Read more

A stellar line up for UIA Victoria campaign

January 28, 2018 by  
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In this very special year of celebrating Israel’s 70th birthday, UIA Victoria will host a stellar line up for its 2018 campaign. Read more

Jewish Care Victoria announced as finalist for VicHealth Award

October 27, 2017 by  
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Melbourne’s Jewish Care has been named a finalist in health promotion’s night of nights, the VicHealth Awards. Read more

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