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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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MR: Response to Orthodox Rabbis opposition to same-sex marriage

Aleph Melbourne Media Release Response to Orthodox Rabbis opposition to same-sex marriage October 30 2013 Today the Organisation of Rabbis of Australasia, the Rabbinical Council of NSW and the Rabbinical Council of Victoria issued a joint statement reiterating their previous … Continue reading

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Rabbis say “No” to same sex marriage | J-Wire

Rabbis say “No” to same sex marriage October 30, 2013 by J-Wire Staff The Organisation of Rabbis of Australasia , The Rabbinical Council of NSW and The Rabbinical Council of Victoria have given support to ACT Rabbi Shmueli Feldman who … Continue reading

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Sharley McLean – In Remembrance | Peter Tatchell Foundation

  Sharley McLean – In Remembrance posted by Peter Tatchell … on Mon, 28/10/2013 – 12:42 Feminist, lesbian and survivor of Nazi fascism London, UK – 28 October 2013 Sharley McLean – Feminist, lesbian and survivor of Nazi fascism – … Continue reading

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Response to “Statement by Abrahamic Faith Leaders of Canberra”

Aleph Melbourne – Media Release October 21 2013 Response to Statement by Abrahamic Faith Leaders of Canberra Aleph Melbourne expresses extreme disappointment with those religious leaders in the Jewish community who continue to object to proposed changes to instruments of … Continue reading

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