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Statement – Marriage Equality Postal Vote Result

Jewish Care Victoria is pleased with the announcement today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics that 61.6 per cent of almost 13 million Australian voters have shown their support to changes in marriage laws that include equal rights for the LGBTI community.

 

This is a landmark moment for Australians and a positive step towards marriage equality. This significant result now places Australia well within reach to join 25 other countries that have acknowledged marriage equality as a legal right for all, including the US, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

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Leading Jewish Organisations Say ‘No’ to Family Violence

On Friday 24 November, nine leading Jewish organisations; Jewish Care, Jewish Community Council of Victoria, Tzedek, National Council of Jewish Women of Australia, Unchain My Heart, Maccabi, Progressive Judaism Victoria, Impact, and the Rabbinical Council of Victoria, will come together to send a clear message that the Victorian Jewish community stands united in saying ‘No’ to family violence at the Annual Walk Against Family Violence.

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Jewish Care Victoria Announced as Finalist for VicHealth Award

Jewish Care has today been named a finalist in health promotion’s night of nights, the VicHealth Awards.

 

Jewish Care has been recognised for its Reach Out Speak Out campaign which aims to combat the stigma associated with mental illness and promote help-seeking behaviour. The video campaign released in 2016 formed part of Jewish Care's commitment to mental health promotion and featured a variety of Jewish community members with a lived experience of mental ill health.

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Youth Mentoring Programs at Jewish Care

October 23-29 is Youth Mentoring Week, recognising and celebrating the positive impact participating in youth mentoring programs has on the lives of young people and mentors. Jewish Care Victoria has a long history of working with, and supporting, young people in the Jewish community by offering youth mentoring programs that connect 14-18 year-olds with independent and trained mentors aged 25 years and over.

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Generations of Women Look Up

Now in its 21st year, the Annual Generations of Women Brunch saw 260 women attend the The International Brighton on 18 October and hear guest speaker Fiona Grinwald encourage them all to “look up”.


Fiona Grinwald is the founder of 2lookup, seeking to create positive shared connection by helping people see the compelling beauty in the ordinary things that are all around us.

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Holocaust Survivors Speak of Their ‘Hopes and Fears’ in New Video

Jewish Care Victoria has launched its video, ‘Hopes and Fears’, on 23 October 2017. Hopes and Fears is the final video in the ‘Rising From the Ashes’ Holocaust documentary series which aims to highlight how the trauma experienced by Holocaust survivors transcends generations, impacting their children and grandchildren, and ensure we will never forget what happened.

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Job Readiness Training for the Ultra-Orthodox Community

In August 2017, Jewish Care’s Employment and Education Centre, in partnership with Adass Israel, ran the first of a series of workshops entitled ‘Tools and Techniques to Find Employment’. Having noticed a growing need for employment in the wider Jewish community and, more specifically, the Ultra-Orthodox community, Jewish Care partnered with Adass Israel to offer relevant and appropriate training specific to employment needs of the Ultra-Orthodox community. Initially offered to male members of the Adass Israel community, this workshop was the culmination of a number of initiatives the Centre has been running in the Ultra-Orthodox community.

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Jewish Care Stands Up Againt Hate Speech

At this time of intense public comment, domestically and internationally, Jewish Care seeks to affirm that it stands against any form of hate speech or the marginalisation of any group of people.


Jewish Care welcomes respectful debate that should prevail in any civilised country where the reasonable expression of individual views can be considered. We appreciate that differences of opinion can be impassioned but we cannot condone vile, hateful and demeaning discourse.

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Jewish Care Receives Better Practice Commendation Award

Jewish Care Victoria has been awarded the highly regarded Best Practice Commendation Award from the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency, the national regulator for Aged Care standards and accreditation across Australia, at the Better Practice conference in Sydney on 17 August.

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Jay & Shira Ruderman Visit Jewish Care

Jewish Care Victoria together with Australian Jewish Funders (AJF) hosted Jay and Shira Ruderman of the Ruderman Family Foundation for 2 days during August.

 

The Ruderman Family Foundation, which has offices in Boston, New York and Israel, believes that inclusion and understanding of all people is essential to a fair and flourishing community. Guided by Jewish values, the Foundation has invested $US32.5 million in disability inclusion since 2007.

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