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Aleph appreciative of JCCV stand | J-Wire

Aleph appreciative of JCCV stand February 16, 2014 by J-Wire Staff Aleph Melbourne has welcomed the recent statement from David Marlow, Executive Director of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria, where he unreservedly stands up to intolerance of homosexuality. Aleph responds to: “Homophobia, lack … Continue reading

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Media Release: Aleph Melbourne welcomes stance from Jewish community leadership against intolerance of homosexuality

MEDIA RELEASE February 14 2014 ALEPH MELBOURNE APPLAUDS THE JEWISH COMMUNITY COUNCIL OF VICTORIA FOR ITS STAND AGAINST INTOLERANCE OF HOMOSEXUALITY Aleph Melbourne welcomes the recent statement from David Marlow, Executive Director of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria, where … Continue reading

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Jewish Museum of Australia: Midsumma Festival 2014 – When voices meet visions: an exploration of queer Jewish identity

Media Release Jewish Museum of Australia Midsumma Festival 2014 – When voices meet visions: an exploration of queer Jewish identity “A community is too heavy to carry alone” – Deuteronomy Rabbah 1:10 This quote is featured in the current temporary … Continue reading

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Elsternwick couple in Victoria’s first Jewish gay commitment ceremony as synagogue prepares to host first gay and lesbian festival celebration | Herald-Sun

Elsternwick couple in Victoria’s first Jewish gay commitment ceremony as synagogue prepares to host first gay and lesbian festival celebration Nicole Precel January 07, 2014 12:00AM Ilana and Chrissie were the first gay couple to have a marriage ceremony at … Continue reading

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Melbourne’s Largest Synagogue Celebrates GLBTI Festival

Temple Beth Israel (TBI) is proud to host the first ever celebration of the Midsumma Gay and Lesbian Festival in a Victorian Synagogue on Friday 31 January 2014. In partnership with Keshet, the national GLBTI (Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Intersex) … Continue reading

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AJN Letters: Defending Orthodox rabbinical opposition to same-sex marriage

15 November 2013 The Australian Jewish News Melbourne edition Letters to the editor should be no more than 250 words and may be edited for length and content. Only letters sent to letters@jewishnews.net.au will be considered for publication. Please supply … Continue reading

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AJN Letters: Response to Susan Weiner on same-sex marriage

22 November 2013 The Australian Jewish News Melbourne edition Letters to the editor should be no more than 250 words and may be edited for length and content. Only letters sent to letters@jewishnews.net.au will be considered for publication. Please supply … Continue reading

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A very Queer 2013 Limmud Fest (Nov 22-24)

The following three sessions, two by Gavi Ansara and one by Jonathan Barnett with Steven Holzman, offer a diverse range of Queer content at the 2013 Limmud Fest in Rutherford Park, Victoria, Nov 22-24.  View the current program here. LGBTI … Continue reading

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Jewish Council says it is Okay to be Gay | Star Observer

Jewish Council says it is Okay to be Gay By Benjamin Riley on November 6, 2013 The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) has made a significant step towards equality by publicly acknowledging for the first time “it’s okay to … Continue reading

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Orthodox Union Statement on Today’s Supreme Court Rulings | Orthodox Union

In publishing the following statement from the Orthodox Union, Aleph Melbourne reiterates it’s unconditional core value of supporting equal rights for all people. June 26, 2013 Orthodox Union Statement on Today’s Supreme Court Rulings ORTHODOX UNION STATEMENT ON TODAY’S SUPREME … Continue reading

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