All posts tagged Peter Kohn

Prolific writer Liberman mourned

Jewish writers and the wider community are mourning the death of acclaimed Australian literary figure Dr Serge Liberman, aged 75.

Tributes flow in for Tatarka

Tributes have flowed for philanthropist and communal figure Ron Tatarka, who passed away suddenly last weekend in Melbourne, aged 58.

Remembering Labor’s Barry Cohen

Tributes have flowed for former federal Labor minister, NSW MP and "justice warrior" Barry Cohen, who has died aged 82.

Survivor’s tribute to Japanese diplomats

A Jewish woman sheltered by two senior Japanese consular officials in Berlin during World War II has recounted their bravery at the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Melbourne.

Jewish chuppas booked for same sex weddings

The first two same-sex Jewish weddings in Australia to be solemnised by a rabbi will take place next year, as Jewish community leaders applauded the legalisation of same-sex marriage, while high-profile gay Jewish Australians expressed joy at the landmark change.

‘No plans to relocate embassy’

THE Turnbull government has reiterated it has no plans to move Australia's Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, despite a pledge by Victorian Liberals to open a trade office in the Israeli capital if they win next year's state election.

Figuring out the shortfall in the Census

WITH overall religious affiliation in Australia appearing to decline in the latest Census, a demographics expert has identified a lull in Jewish immigration waves and anomalies in the Census methodology as the factors behind a result that shows some 6000 fewer people identifying as Jewish in 2016 than in 2011.

Pledge for VIC trade office in Jerusalem

The Victorian Opposition has pledged to open a Victorian government trade office in West Jerusalem if it wins next November's state election.

Call to rename electorate ‘Cooper’

A proposal to rename Victoria's federal electorate of Gellibrand in honour of William Cooper has drawn acclaim from the Aboriginal human rights champion's supporters.

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.