All posts tagged Jewish Community Council of Victoria

Building bridges with Africans

More than 130 people from the Jewish and African communities heard each other’s stories at the Jewish Community Council of Victoria’s third annual Jewish African Friendship Dinner.

The real threat facing us

OUR community is justifiably concerned about recent developments within the ALP. The misguided push by some elements, led by Bob Carr, to unilaterally recognise the "State of Palestine" has gained some traction at recent state Labor conferences. Much of the rhetoric emanating from supporters of the Palestinian cause has been inflammatory, including morally offensive comparisons with apartheid South Africa. These decisions will have no bearing on Labor's foreign policy determined at its 2018 national conference.

Melbourne commemorates Yom Hashoah

THE Jewish Community Council of Victoria’s (JCCV) annual Yom Hashoah Commemoration for 2017 was held on Sunday night with an estimated 1000 people in attendance.

Community set for commemorations, celebrations

WITH the end of Pesach now in sight, the community is gearing up to celebrate and commemorate “the Yoms”.

Report ‘shows no reason to change 18C’

Jewish community leaders have welcomed this week’s findings by Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights report on the Racial Discrimination Act (RDA), which failed to reach a consensus on amending freedom-of-speech laws.

Leonard steps down from VMC

JEWISH community stalwart Grahame Leonard has stepped down from his role as a commissioner to the Victorian Multicultural Commission after more than five years in the post.

Furore over Jewish One Nation event

After a week of confusion and accusations of anti-Semitism, One Nation senators Pauline Hanson and Malcolm Roberts have confirmed they will take questions from the community on December 4 at IDF Training in Caulfield.

Moving tributes to Peres

Moving tributes to the late former Israeli president Shimon Peres were held at communal events in Melbourne and Sydney last week.

Farewelling Shmuel

Tributes have flowed for communal stalwart Shmuel Rosenkranz, who passed away late last month, aged 93.

Community unites for 18C

The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies and the Jewish Community Council of Victoria have united in support of keeping Sections 18C and 18D of the Racial Discrimination Act in their present form.