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Jewish Care’s First Crowdfunding Campaign a Success

September 22, 2015 – 8:19 am |

By Jenna Chaitowitz: 
Jewish Care Victoria’s first digital crowdfunding campaign, ‘Cents for Senses’ succeeded in raising the target amount of $21,530 within 30 days. The money raised will be used to purchase vital equipment to be used in …

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Rabbi Telsner Stands Down; Apologises to Victims

September 2, 2015 – 10:14 am | 3 Comments
Rabbi Telsner Stands Down; Apologises to Victims

Rabbi Zvi Telsner:
י”ז אלול תשע”ה
1st September, 2015
Dear Yeshivah Community Members, Friends and Supporters,
As a senior Rabbi at the Yeshivah Centre I acknowledge and endorse its values, policies and message
of continued support and compassion for victims …

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Dvir Abramovich And Fascism: A Jewish Failure

September 1, 2015 – 1:08 pm | 19 Comments

By Alex Fein:
Dvir Abramovich, you need to step down now.
The B’nei B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission requires an immediate change in leadership.
You don’t get to head up a blue ribbon Jewish community organisation–one that enjoys all manner …

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JCCV holds its first LGBTI Community Engagement Symposium

August 24, 2015 – 11:23 pm | 2 Comments

By David Marlow:
Understanding the human cost of homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and intersex exclusion in the Jewish community.
In a milestone event for social inclusion in the Jewish community, the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) held …

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Breaking: AJN Slashes Jobs

August 10, 2015 – 8:10 pm | 8 Comments
Breaking: AJN Slashes Jobs

By Bracha Rafael:
The Australian Jewish News laid off up to seven members of its staff today from a range of departments, including journalistic, advertising and production.
Galus Australis has been informed that the AJN advised one of …

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Historians discover identity of two more Jewish League footballers

August 9, 2015 – 9:20 pm |

By Ashley Browne:
As part of the AFL’s Multicultural Round activities, historians have discovered the identity of two more Jewish League footballers.
It was long thought St Kilda premiership defender Ian Synman, who made his debut for the Saints …

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Op-ed: Goodes is not alone

August 7, 2015 – 2:23 pm | 2 Comments

By Asher Kozma:
The recent treatment of Indigenous AFL player Adam Goodes is an unfortunate reminder of how we as humans can band together in nastiness against those who are different.
Whether everyone booing has racist motives …

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Jewish peak body votes for LGBTIQ inclusion

August 5, 2015 – 4:48 pm | 7 Comments

By Alex Fein:
The unprecedented vote at the Jewish Community Council of Victoria to admit LGBTIQ support and advocacy group, Keshet, was not without controversy.
Robert Weil, President of one of Melbourne’s largest synagogues, Caulfield Hebrew Congregation, …

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An open letter to the JCCV plenum

August 3, 2015 – 6:02 pm | 7 Comments

By Bracha Rafael:
Lehavdil is one of my favourite Hebrew words. It’s a shorthand that conveys a rather convoluted sentiment: that though two things are not equivalent, one thing speaks to another.
The thing, today, is death. Death, …

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Keshet update: strong support as Jerusalem reels

August 2, 2015 – 11:48 pm | 2 Comments

By Bracha Rafael:
The upcoming Keshet vote at this Monday’s Jewish Community Council of Victoria plenum has taken on a new significance following the stabbing attacks in Jerusalem last Thursday. Six participants in Jerusalem’s Gay Pride …

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Does Keshet have the numbers?

July 30, 2015 – 12:28 am | 3 Comments

By Bracha Rafael:
It is unclear if Keshet will be successful in its bid to join the Jewish Community Council of Victoria. Keshet is the second Jewish LGBTIQ advocacy group to attempt to join the JCCV. Aleph Melbourne’s …

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