All posts tagged Peter Kohn

‘Confine these views to the dustbin of history’

JEWISH leaders have joined a legion of Australians condemning an anti-immigration rally in Melbourne on Saturday attended by Queensland senator Fraser Anning, at which neo-Nazi salutes were made and Nazi paraphernalia was displayed.

Jewish-Muslim initiative tackles racism

A Jewish-Muslim initiative that provides training on how to safely respond to a hate attack was launched at Melbourne's Immigration Museum on December 10.

Right on the rise

NEO-fascist organisation Antipodean Resistance (AR) has taken a prominent and concerning role among antisemitic forces threatening Jewish Australians, according to the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ).

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.

Hyams dons mayoral robes again

Well known Jewish communal figure and long-time Glen Eira councillor Jamie Hyams has been elected Mayor of Glen Eira for a third time.

Hoffman to play key role at UPJ conference

Rabbi Dr Lawrence Hoffman will be the scholar-in-residence at the Union for Progressive Judaism (UPJ) biennial conference in Melbourne this month.

Orator to look back 80 years

VISITING US scholar Professor Michael Berenbaum will discuss how the Holocaust is viewed in today's world when he delivers this year's Betty and Shmuel Rosenkranz Oration to commemorate Kristallnacht. Marking the 80th anniversary of the Nazi pogrom that shook German and Austrian Jewry to its foundations, Berenbaum will speak from his perspective as a Holocaust scholar, rabbi, writer and filmmaker.

‘It could have been us’

IT is often said the worldwide Jewish community is like a large extended family. So on Monday evening, when some 60 Melbourne worshippers ached to express their grief for the 11 murdered US congregants at Tree of Life, a Masorti (Conservative) synagogue in Pittsburgh, their destination was Kehilat Nitzan, Melbourne’s Conservative shule.

Melbourne to mark Cooper’s protest march

Marchers plan to converge on Melbourne's CBD on December 6 to commemorate the walk of Aboriginal human rights advocate William Cooper to the German consulate 80 years ago on that date with a protest note from his Australian Aborigines League over Kristallnacht.

‘An eye opener for me’

ON his first visit to the Jewish Holocaust Centre (JHC) on Monday, Israel's ambassador Mark Sofer was given a comprehensive briefing on the centre's future expansion plans and was shown through the museum.