AJN opinion piece: “Where’s the money, Malcolm?”

AJN opinion piece: “Where’s the money, Malcolm?” as published in the Australian Jewish News May 18,2018 1,275 days is a long time. 1,275 days ago, Hawthorn had just won the 2nd of their 3 premierships in a row and my beloved Saints had just won their 16th wooden spoon. Tony Abbott was still …

Security upgrades for the Jewish community

Our state’s Jewish communities will be able to continue practising their culture and beliefs without fear, thanks to new security upgrades at local community facilities. Delivered as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Victorian Budget 2018/19, $3 million will go towards making Jewish community centres …

Walk with a survivor: Jewish Holocaust Centre

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the development of a new virtual reality exhibition that tells the stories of survivors of the Holocaust. Premier Daniel Andrews announced a $30,000 contribution for Melbourne’s Jewish Holocaust Centre to develop the new exhibition during a visit to Yad Vashem in …

Media: ‘Supporting the Community’ in the Australian Jewish News

SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY Government money is helping In recent weeks federal and state governments have given millions of dollars to the community. Victorian MP Philip Dalidakis discusses how proud he is to be a Jewish State Labor MP. Australian Jewish News | Friday 26 May 2017 ON behalf of the Premier I was …

New funding for Jewish Community Infrastructure and Cultural Precincts

Jewish Victorians will be given more opportunity to gather as a community with extra funding to construct and restore community halls, centres and precincts. Four Jewish community groups across Victoria are set to receive more than $1 million to support places where they can celebrate, congregate and take part in …

Shanghai Jewish Refugees: personal connection to new exhibition

“Yesterday I had the very personal honour to open the Shanghai Jewish Refugees exhibit at the Jewish Holocaust Museum and Research Centre in Elsternwick. A personal honour because my mum was one of those refugees. There are important stories that need to be told, from a chapter in our history that we …

‘Breaking the Silence’ Screening and Q&A, 15 September.

Please join us for a live screening of the ABC documentary Breaking the Silence, which follows the explosive courtroom drama set inside the February 2015 Royal Commission public hearing into the Chabad Yeshiva(h) Centres in Melbourne and Sydney. It also follows the ongoing journey of victim advocate Manny Waks …

Linda Dessau Inaugurated As Governor Of Victoria

Former judge and patron for the arts and sport, Linda Dessau AM, will be inaugurated as the 29th Governor of Victoria today – the first woman to hold the post. The incoming Governor has led a distinguished career in the law and in a variety of community roles championing the arts, welfare and sports. Ms …

Masha Zeleznikow amongst Victorian Health Volunteers honoured

Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy, today thanked the many Victorians who volunteer their time to care for others in the community. Announced during National Volunteer Week, the 2015 Minister for Health Volunteer Awards recognise the dedication and commitment of volunteers at Victoria’s health services. From …

Labor Government Upgrades Beth Weizmann Community Centre

The Andrews Labor Government has provided $500,000 in the 2015-16 Victorian Budget to upgrade security at the Beth Weizmann Community Centre in Caulfield, which houses Jewish community organisations. Owned and operated by the Zionist Council of Australia, the centre is used weekly by 24 Jewish community …