All posts tagged Jewish Community Council of Victoria

Victorian government condemns spate of hate

THE Victorian government has condemned a recent spate of antisemitic graffiti as “completely unacceptable”, and urged that those responsible be “caught and punished under the law”.

VCE coursework material pulled over anti-Israel slur

WHEN Mount Scopus Memorial College student Ramona Chrapot read a sample response in her VCE coursework which claimed that Israel destroys the houses of Arabs living there simply because they are Muslim not Jewish, she could not believe her eyes.

‘One of the good guys’

ANTON Hermann was this week remembered as a principled, compassionate Jewish leader, "a true gentleman" and "one of the good guys" after his tragic death in a cycling accident in Queensland.

Tributes flow for community leader Anton Hermann

TRIBUTES are flowing for Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) vice-president Anton Hermann, who tragically passed away yesterday aged 53.

‘Deeply offensive to community’

A LARGE sign depicting a swastika inside a Star of David adjacent to the words, "Zionism is anti Jew and Gentile" erected at a property near the corner of Brickwood and Head streets in Brighton has been labelled "deplorable" by communal leaders. 

A space for women in the Jewish community

THE Victorian branch of the National Council of Jewish Women of Australia (NCJWA) has made a push to ensure that Jewish women are equally represented in positions of leadership and at events within the community. 

Politicians raise their glasses to Israel

STATE politicians and supporters of Israel gathered at Queens Hall in Victoria's Parliament earlier this week to celebrate Israel's 71st birthday.

From solemnity to celebration

WITH Pesach almost over, the community now turns to preparing for the highs and lows of the three "Yoms".

JCCV’s ‘sorry’ to Aleph 20 years on

HISTORY was made at the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) on Monday night when its plenum voted to apologise unconditionally to LGBTIQ+ advocacy and support group Aleph Melbourne for painful events that occurred 20 years ago.

JBOD launches Christchurch crowdfunding campaign

THE New Zealand mosque massacres prompted the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD) to launch a crowd-funding campaign in support of the Muslim community in Christchurch.