All posts tagged Beth Weizmann Community Centre

$500k for Beth Weizmann security

A MAJOR security upgrade to the Beth Weizmann Jewish Community Centre (BWJCC) is due to begin early next year after a final $500,000 was provided by the Victorian government.

JNF exit plans draw ire

TENSIONS have flared over a decision by the Jewish National Fund (JNF) Victoria to end its long tenancy at Beth Weizmann Community Centre.

Caulfield candidates clash

AHEAD of Saturday's Victorian election, security and antisemitism were hot-button Jewish issues as candidates for Caulfield faced off at a forum held by The AJN and Zionism Victoria (ZV) at Beth Weizmann Community Centre.

Leaders greet security funding

JEWISH community leaders have lauded Prime Minister Scott Morrison's confirmation, reported in last week's AJN, that Beth Weizmann Community Centre will finally get its much-needed federal government funding – as part of round two of the Safer Communities Fund scheme, under which Jewish institutions across Australia received a total of $4.1 million. 

Ashmor to take on Burns

THE battle for the Melbourne bayside seat of Macnamara (Melbourne Ports) at the next federal election will be fought out between two well-known members of the Jewish community after community figure Kate Ashmor won what she called "a tough and democratic preselection" for the Liberals.

Security funding boost for Melbourne shules

Funding for security upgrades at Melbourne shules, Jewish schools and organisations will receive a boost of more than $350,000 from the federal government's Safer Communities Fund.

Lerner on selling IDF to the world

Foreign journalists in Israel are there "to do the story about Palestinian suffering first and foremost and blame that suffering on Israel", according to former Israeli Defence Forces international spokesman Lt Col (Ret) Peter Lerner.

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$4 million security boost

A LANDMARK $4 million boost to security upgrades for the Victorian Jewish community was announced by Premier Daniel Andrews at South Caulfield Hebrew Congregation on Sunday.

We won’t be ‘cowed by political correctness’

THE launch event of a new group called the Australian Jewish Association (AJA) will go ahead, despite being booted out of Melbourne's Beth Weizmann Community Centre.

A place in Jerusalem to call home

HE arrived in Jerusalem minutes before, on his first visit to the Holy Land. Before him lay the majestic beauty of the Old City, on a bright summer morning, and the promise of an exciting day ahead.