Leifer could apply for judge-only trial

March 17, 2022 by  
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A former ultra-orthodox school principal charged with child abuse offences is considering whether to apply for her case to be heard in a judge-only trial. Read more

Kadimah appoints new CEO

February 18, 2022 by  
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Melbourne-based Kadimah has announced the appointment of Rachel Chrapot as Director and Chief Executive Officer. Read more

From Australia’s Jewish Past: Aussie Legends From Days Gone By – Gabriel Bennett

February 3, 2022 by  
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Gabriel was born in London in December 1817, and emigrated with his wife Rosetta to Melbourne in 1853, settling in Adelaide the following year. Read more

All Things Equal Cafe celebrates its first anniversary

January 30, 2022 by  
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It has been one year since the All-Things Equal Cafe launched in Melbourne. A registered charity, All Things Equal is a fresh take on the typical cafe in Melbourne, providing purposeful employment for people with and without disability in a ‘mainstream’ work environment. Read more

Standing against antisemitism and intolerance

November 18, 2021 by  
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The Victorian Liberal Nationals have announced a new commitment to combating antisemitism and intolerance across the state. Read more

Follow the app and discover Melbourne’s Jewish history

November 1, 2021 by  
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Enjoy ‘A Jewish Walk Through Marvellous Melbourne’ via a brand-new app launched by the Australian Jewish Historical Society-Vic. Read more

JCCV Jewish Immersion Program redefined

October 26, 2021 by  
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Twenty staff from the City of Glen Eira Council joined the virtual broadcast of the newly revamped Jewish Immersion Day Program, hosted by the Jewish Community Council of Victoria. Read more

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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Geoffrey Edelsten passes away at 78

June 13, 2021 by  
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Geoffrey Edelsten, the former Mount Scopus student who went on to attain degrees in medicine and surgery ahead of owning the AFL teams Sydney Swans has passed away in his home in St Kilda. Read more

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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