All posts tagged Rabbinical Council of Victoria

‘He would have been happy’

WHEN Paul Segal passed away last year at the age of 88, there were no friends or family to mourn at his graveside. 

Hundreds gather in Melbourne

IT is often said the worldwide Jewish community is like a large extended family. The strength and solidarity of the family sparked brightly as community leaders and members gathered to remember the victims of the Pittsburgh shooting in memorial services held in Melbourne this week.

Shofar sounds at Victorian Parliament

The echoes of the shofar could be heard in the halls of State Parliament last Thursday as the rabbis and rebbetzins of the Rabbinical Council of Victoria (RCV) met with Premier Daniel Andrews and Leader of the Opposition, Matthew Guy.

Chief Rabbi Lau tours Australia

Israel's top rabbi has a message for young Australian Jews: be proud of your religion, study your heritage, and marry someone Jewish - he advised while visiting Sydney and Melbourne.

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.

Mixed reaction to euthanasia bill

A marathon 26-hour parliamentary sitting has seen terminally ill Victorians get one step closer to gaining access to euthanasia.

Rabbi Rabin takes on new role

RABBINICAL Council of Victoria president Rabbi Daniel Rabin has been appointed as the new rabbi of South Caulfield Hebrew Congregation (SCHC).

Same-sex marriage statement rocks rabbinate

A Rabbinical Council of Victoria (RCV) member quit the body's executive and the president apologised within days of an RCV statement urging people to vote against same-sex marriage in the upcoming postal survey.

Yay or nay?

WITH the legality of the postal survey into same-sex marriage currently being considered by the High Court, communal leaders on both sides of the debate have been sharing their thoughts with The AJN.

Ark conversions rejected

THE Orthodox conversions of more than a dozen people hang in the balance after the Sydney and Melbourne Beth Dins stated they would not be recognised, following consultation with the London Beth Din, the Beth Din of America, the Johannesburg Beth Din and the Chief Rabbinate of Israel.