All posts tagged Jewish Community Council of Victoria

Iemma defends Danby over McNeill ad controversy

Former NSW premier Morris Iemma has defended Michael Danby after the media spotlight returned to the Melbourne Ports MP’s advertisements about ABC journalist Sophie McNeill.

‘We must be vigilant’

"THE Inquiry, its public hearings, findings and recommendations have been of seminal ongoing importance for the whole of Australian society," said Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) president Anton Block.

Marching against abuse

Ten Jewish communal organisations joined in the Walk Against Family Violence in Melbourne as part of the UN's International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and White Ribbon Day.

JCCV pays tribute to Baker

The Melbourne community has paid a heartfelt tribute to the late Johnny Baker at the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV)'s annual meeting.

Jewish roof bodies: ‘Legalise SSM’

COMMUNAL roof bodies have urged the government to legalise same-sex marriage in the wake of the postal survey which showed 61.6 per cent of respondents supported marriage equality.

‘Yemini does not represent us’

VICTORIAN and federal Jewish leaders have made it clear that a bid by extreme right-winger Avi Yemini to run for State Parliament at next year's election does not have any kind of official endorsement from Australia's Jewish community.

Johnny Baker ‘gone far too soon’

THE community is mourning the untimely passing of Johnny Baker, whose forthright voice has been interwoven with Australian Jewish projects for decades.

Rabbi sorry for comments at LGBTI forum

RABBI Shimon Cowen, director of the Institute for Judaism and Civilisation, has issued an apology for a comment he made at the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV)'s LGBTI Mental Health Forum last Monday night, in which he seemed to compare homosexuality with paedophilia, incest and theft.

TBI lands $200,000 security grant

AFTER announcing a $200,000 grant towards a landmark security overhaul at Temple Beth Israel (TBI) in St Kilda, Premier Daniel Andrews said he sees his government as “a partner in this very significant security upgrade”.

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.