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.
The United Nations General Assembly has designated 27 January as Holocaust Remembrance Day. 27 January 1945 was the day Auschwitz was liberated. There will be a Commemoration at the Glen Eira Town Hall, Caulfield, on the evening of Sunday, 28 January.
The Jewish Community Council of Victoria invites you to its August Plenum. Speakers are Alan Sunderland, Editorial Director of the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) and Miriam Bass, Vic President of the National Council of Jewish Women of Australia. The Plenum will occur on 7 August 2017, at 8pm at the NCJWA, Caulfield North.
The Jewish Community Council of Victoria will hold its annual Jewish-Catholic Dinner on Sunday 30 July, 7.00PM, at Adele Southwick Hall in St Kilda.