The Victorian Government is investing in the safety of Victorian faith communities, with new support to combat antisemitism and Islamophobia to make sure communities feel safe, welcomed and celebrated.
The Victorian Anti Semitism Report examines the key incidents, trends and ideologies driving the growth in antisemitism, which is becoming more threatening and visible, and also reviews the key far-left and far-right groups operating in Victoria, the impact of Covid-19 on these organisations and their leaders in Victoria and nationally. Finally, the report describes, in general terms, the state of rising antisemitism globally to provide the direction in which Australian and Victorian antisemitism may be heading.
The Jewish Community Council of Victoria is proud to be partnering with Stand Up to announce a new national campaign, “Kol Halev” (Call of the Heart). Kol Halev is an education and advocacy campaign in support of the ‘Yes’ vote in the upcoming Voice to Parliament referendum.
The Jewish Community Council of Victoria will be hosting an inclusive virtual community commemoration for Yom Hashoah on Wednesday, April 27 at 7.30 pm. The event will be an online commemoration with poignant testimonies, the participation of a range of Jewish students, and messages of support from communal members, leaders, and affiliates.
The B’nai B’rith Human Rights Oration will be delivered by Professor Marcia Langton AO, on Sunday 11 July 2021 at 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. This event will be available online and in person. The Patron of the Oration is Mark Leibler AC, renowned for his tireless support of Indigenous rights and empowering Indigenous communities.
Jewish matriarch Masha Fisher spent last year’s Passover almost entirely alone for the first time in her 85 years. Mrs Fisher, a widow who lives by herself, avoided using technology to celebrate because religious principles forbid it but she joined in a brief ritual at a neighbour’s front fence. “I fulfilled the blessing of Passover without having a Passover,” she said, admitting without her neighbour’s kindness the occasion “didn’t seem like anything”.
The NSW Board of Jewish Deputies along with the Jewish Community Council of Victoria will host an online event exploring the Black Lives Matter movement, simmering racial tensions, accusing Israel of complicity in the Floyd murder. This is an online event, 27th of August 2020.
For the survivor who chooses to testify, it is clear: his duty is to bear witness for the dead and for the living. He has no right to deprive future generations of a past that belongs to our collective memory” — Elie Wiesel
The Jewish Community Council of Victoria, the Rabbinical Council of Victoria, Progressive Judaism Victoria, and the Council of Orthodox Synagogues Victoria have formed a covid-crisis-response group to provide Shules, Schools and community organisations with advice and guidance on the current Coronavirus emergency.
The Jewish Community Council of Victoria will present the Yom Hashoah – Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust observance at the Robert Blackwood Hall, Clayton Campus on the evening of April 20th, 2020.
Thursday, 2nd May is Holocaust Memorial Day – Yom HaShoah. The Jewish Community Council of Victoria presents the annual Yom Hashoah Commemoration titled “Echoes and Reflections” on May 1 at the Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University.
The United Nations Holocaust Remembrance Day 2019 will be observed at Glen Eira Town Hall, on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 7 PM – 10 PM. The Guest Speaker will be Professor Marcia Langdon of the University of Melbourne.