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The standard you walk past…

The standard you walk past is the standard you accept @jccvic. https://t.co/iHvpVx1nbc #NoToHomophobia @YACVic http://t.co/EMg1hY4tUS — Aleph Melbourne (@alephmelbourne) June 12, 2015

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Australian orthodox rabbis interfering in civil marriage (again)!

A little over three years ago, in April 2012, orthodox rabbis in Sydney and Melbourne submitted letters to a Senate enquiry, opposing marriage equality. As reported in yesterday’s The Australian (June 9 2015), rabbis are among 38 signatories to a … Continue reading

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Rabbi Is Out Of Line & Out Of Touch With The Community | JCCV

Rabbi Is Out Of Line & Out Of Touch With The Community 16 February 2015 Much of the evidence presented at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse over the past two weeks has been seriously disturbing, … Continue reading

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Aleph Melbourne convenor Michael Barnett on JOY 94.9 Saturday Magazine – April 15 2015

The Saturday Magazine program on JOY 94.9 invited Aleph Melbourne convenor Michael Barnett to talk about work of the organisation and LGBTIQ issues in Melbourne’s Jewish community. This interview was broadcast live to air from the JOY studios on April … Continue reading

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The Good Son | JIFF

The Good Son Israel, 2013 Please select your session time to purchase tickets: Melbourne — Tue 11 Nov 9:00pm Fri 14 Nov 2:45pm “The Good Son tells the poignant story of a young Israeli man … who takes the radical … Continue reading

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My story: coming out as trans | Star Observer

My story: coming out as trans To mark the end of Mental Health Week and yesterday’s National Coming Out Day, Marco Fink pens a piece in which she comes out as trans, after realising she is not alone and that … Continue reading

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MEDIA RELEASE: Jewish Community responds to Australian politicians attending hate conference

MEDIA RELEASE – FOR  IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION – 28/07/2014 ALEPH MELBOURNE WELCOMES STATEMENT FROM JCCV REGARDING WORLD CONGRESS OF FAMILIES CONFERENCE   Aleph Melbourne welcomes a statement from David Marlow, Executive Director of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) this … Continue reading

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Gay? Jewish? Neither? A manual to help you challenge the rules

Gay? Jewish? Neither? A manual to help you challenge the rules By Diana Hodge, University of South Australia Young adult fiction and complex themes go hand in hand – not least in one of the most recent entries to this … Continue reading

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Mark Cherny reports on “I’m Gay and I’m Jewish. Do I still belong?”

Mark Cherny attended the recent Shavuot event “I’m Gay and I’m Jewish. Do I still belong?”.  Here is his report on the evening: Shavuot is a celebration of the revelation of knowledge. I experienced a revelation this Shavuot by attending … Continue reading

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“I’m Gay and I’m Jewish. Do I still belong?”

Young Jewish Professionals (Melbourne) presents: Facebook event here. Disclaimer: In posting this event Aleph Melbourne does not necessarily endorse the views of the organisation hosting this event or that of the speakers presenting at it.  Aleph Melbourne also advises that … Continue reading

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