Community

A Look Back in Time Celebrating Bar/Bat Mitvahs.

The unique and innovative B’nei Mitzvah initiative, run by Jewish Care in partnership with the Pratt Foundation, is appealing to all members of our community to send in their cherished bar/bat mitzvah photos The idea for a photo campaign came about from Emma Boyar, Jewish Care’s Next Generation Manager, who …

Read More »

Will My Grandchildren Be Jewish?

    Will My Grandchildren Be Jewish?   25 November 2014 On Sunday night, the Zionist Council of Victoria and the Zionist Federation of Australia night hosted Prof Leonard Saxe, Ph.d and Klutznick Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies and Social Policy at Bradeis University who spoke on the subject of …

Read More »

AGM Celebrates a Strong Past Year and Impressive Future

25 November 2014 AGM Celebrates a Strong Past Year and Impressive Future Jewish Care’s Annual General Meeting, held at Monash University, Caulfield in the presence of more than 100 people, highlighted the impressive achievements of the organisation over the past financial year. These include supporting over 4800 clients across all …

Read More »

Think again – What a week, a response to terrorism

  Coogee Synagogue Weekly News. It has not been a good week for the Jewish people; again another murderous terrorist attack, in the heart of Jerusalem, in the religious suburb of Har Nof. It was the fourth week in a row that a terrorist attack has occurred; this time the perpetrators …

Read More »

ZCV 76th Annual Assembly brings together the past, present & future.

  ZCV’s 76th Annual Assembly brings together the past, present and future of Melbourne’s Zionist community. On November 2014 guests, delegates from 52 affiliated organisations and interested observers of the Zionist Council of Victoria, gathered for the 76th Annual Assembly to hear keynote speaker Yaron Shavit and honour community icon …

Read More »

A new Website for Jewish Care Victoria.

An Online World for Jewish Care and its Community Three years ago, Jewish Care launched its first full-scale website, which won a ‘Best in Class’ Interactive Media Award under the ‘Community’ category. Since then, the site has grown and user’s needs have changed, resulting in the release of a new-look …

Read More »

Leadership Forum Focuses on Social Inclusion

    6 November 2014 Leadership Forum Focuses on Social Inclusion By Donna Surdut Jewish Care Victoria’s Jewish Advisory Committee (JAC) held its first Jewish Community Leadership Forum last Tuesday, October 28, at the Glen Eira Town Hall Auditorium, with over 70 participants, including leaders from various Jewish, social and …

Read More »

Statement by President of ZCV in response to Fairfax article 1st. November

Statement by Sam Tatarka, President of the Zionist Council of Victoria in response to Fairfax article of Saturday, 1 November. 5 November 2014.   President of the Zionist Council of Victoria, Sam Tatarka has written a letter to Fairfax Ltd (publishers of the Age and Sydney Morning Herald) expressing concern …

Read More »

76th Annual Assembly of the Zionist Council of Victoria.

The 76th Annual Assembly of the Zionist Council of Victoria (“ZCV”) will be held later this month in the presence of Israel’s Ambassador to Australia Shmuel ben Shmuel. This special evening will be an opportunity to remember, celebrate and reflect on a year of remarkable highs and painful lows for the …

Read More »

ZFA & ZCV Statement on problematic Walkley Awards finalists.

Joint Statement from the Zionist Federation of Australia and the Zionist Council of Victoria on the announcement of Walkley Awards Finalists   31 October 2014 The Zionist Federation of Australia and the Zionist Council of Victoria are deeply concerned that two blatantly biased pieces of journalism from the Gaza conflict …

Read More »

Zionist Council of Victoria inaugural “Antiques Roadshow”

  Antiques, bric-a-brac and books – all part of Zionist Council of Victoria’s inaugural “Antiques Roadshow”  30 October 2014 The Lamm Jewish Library of Australia was transformed into an “Antiques Roadshow” last Sunday as the community came together for the Zionist Council of Victoria’s inaugural event. There were books, lace, …

Read More »

Jewish Care Plans for New Community Housing

Jewish Care Plans for New Community Housing   Media Release 15 October 2014 Jewish Care Victoria is pleased to announce the submission of an application for a town planning permit to the City of Port Philip, for the development of a major community housing project in East St Kilda.   …

Read More »

New community milestone for Melbourne.

 on for article   Foundations Laid for a Community Milestone: New Jewish Care Disability Respite Centre. Politicians, community VIPs and families have  attended the laying of the foundations of Jewish Care’s $8.5 million Disability Respite Centre for children and adults living with disability.  The state-of-the-art Jewish Care Disability Respite Centre …

Read More »

Media Release – Jewish Care Victoria.

   Plans for New Aged Care Residence in Carnegie. Jewish Care Victoria is pleased to announce the purchase of land at 1 Wahgoo Road, Carnegie for the future construction of a 120 bed residential aged care facility.  The 7,917sqm site currently has an older style 60 bed aged care facility …

Read More »

Message to the Australian Jewish Community from the President of the ECAJ

MESSAGE TO THE AUSTRALIAN JEWISH COMMUNITY FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE ECAJ Our community has experienced a very difficult time during and in the aftermath to Israel’s Operation Protective Edge.We have seen a paradigm shift in attitudes towards Israel and by extension the Jewish community, including an unprecedented upsurge in …

Read More »

Media Release:Jewish students call for academics to withdraw their support for discrimination

The Australasian Union of Jewish Students has hit out at a letter in support of discrimination signed by Australian academics. On 30 July 2014 five naïve and innocent Jewish students attempted to attend an open public lecture hosted by the Monash Socialist Alternative. On arrival they were extensively interrogated, and …

Read More »

Zionist Council of Victoria hosts “Under the Radar”

        Zionist Council of Victoria hosts “Under the Radar” 28 August 2014 Beth Weizmann Community Centre tenants together with members of the Zionist Council of Victoria affiliated organisations were treated by the ZCV to a special presentation in the Lamm Jewish Library of Australia of “Under the …

Read More »

“Is Anti-Zionism Antisemitism?”

Asking the difficult question. 19 August 2014 On Sunday night 200 people braved Melbourne’s winter to attend a panel discussion of a timely and important topic – “Is Anti-Zionism Antisemitism?” The panel hosted by the Zionist Council of Victoria and the Zionist Federation of Australia was made up of international …

Read More »

Ongoing harassment and vilification of students on campus.

The Australasian Union of Jewish Students has voiced concern at the weak response from La Trobe University to the ongoing harassment and vilification of students on campus. Following the overwhelming failure of a hateful anti-Israel motion proposed by the Socialist Alternative at the La Trobe Student Union (LTSU) last week, …

Read More »

2014 ZFA Jewish Educators’ conference

  The 2014 ZFA Jewish Educators’ conference is approaching and we are thrilled to have a rich programme of interesting, diverse and exciting topics. The conference will be held at Mt. Scopus College, Melbourne on 17-18th August. We have 82 presentations, 16 international presenters and 48 local presenters, providing something …

Read More »