Category Archives: Health/Welfare

Ten years ago Robert Weil was claiming AIDS is a gay disease

Ten years ago, in December 2007, the Australian Jewish News published two letters authored by Robert Weil: “AIDS is a gay disease” and “AIDS does discriminate”.  It’s worth reflecting on the strong-held beliefs of Robert Weil to understand the toxic … Continue reading

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Aleph Melbourne welcomes the Yes result to the “Same-Sex Marriage” postal survey

Aleph Melbourne welcomes the result of the “Same-Sex Marriage” Postal Survey and looks forward to seeing marriage equality enacted under law in Australia without additional restrictions or degradation of dignity to LGBTIQ people. We acknowledge that the mechanism the government … Continue reading

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JCCV Statement on Same Sex Marriage Plebiscite Result

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) is delighted that the same sex marriage plebiscite is now completed and that the people of Australia have shown that they are clearly in support of equality. We hope that Parliament moves quickly … Continue reading

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The Multilingual Rainbow Community Service Announcement (CSA) Project

JOY 94.9 has produced a series of multilingual community service announcements for broadcast on their station and across Australia. Aleph Melbourne is featured in a Hebrew-language announcement as part of this project. All announcements are available here.

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AIJAC should apologise for unsubstantiated criticism of Greens policy

On June 27 2016 the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) published an article by Ahron Shapiro critical of the Australian Greens entitled “The Greens and Israel“. The article opened with the following caution: Pre-election polling and analysis suggests the … Continue reading

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City of Glen Eira embraces LGBTIQ inclusion in its care for older adults

Aleph Melbourne congratulates the City of Glen Eira for embracing same-sex attracted, intersex, and gender diverse (SSA/I/GD) people in its Positive Ageing Strategy 2015-2020 [PDF]. In July 2015 Aleph Melbourne responded to a call for feedback on the draft strategy, which at that time … Continue reading

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ECAJ & Marriage Equality

From: Michael Barnett Date: 16 February 2016 at 22:06 Subject: ECAJ & Marriage Equality To: Peter Wertheim <PWertheim@ecaj.org.au>, Robert Goot <president@ecaj.org.au> Hi Peter, Robert,   I see the ECAJ are keen to discuss “LGBT equality” for it’s ideological purposes:   … Continue reading

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Media Release: Aleph Melbourne disappointed in unsatisfactory resignation letter of Rabbi Zvi Telsner

MEDIA RELEASE SEPTEMBER 2 2015 ALEPH MELBOURNE DISAPPOINTED IN UNSATISFACTORY RESIGNATION LETTER OF RABBI ZVI TELSNER   Aleph Melbourne acknowledges the overdue resignation of senior rabbi Zvi Telsner from the Yeshiva Centre in Melbourne but is disappointed with the unsatisfactory … Continue reading

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Jews All Diverse and Equal Video Competition! | Minus18 + JCCV

From Minus18: We’re working on a very exciting new project with the Jewish Community Council of Victoria! It’s a video competition all about showcasing the experiences of Jewish young people to help combat LGBTI discrimination! Entries close on October 30th! … Continue reading

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Chaim Levin responds to Eli Nash’s defense of Dr Norman Goldwasser

Chaim Levin has supplied Aleph Melbourne with his response to Eli Nash’s defense of Dr Norman Goldwasser.  Eli’s comments appear in block-quoted italics below and his original post is on Facebook is here.  Chaim’s original post on Facebook is here. … Continue reading

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