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Rabbinical Council of Victoria (RCV)
Rabbi Meir Shlomo Kluwgant
September 15, 2021, 9:21 am
Kol Nidrei appeal rejected in Vic, accepted in NSW
September 10, 2021, 12:39 pm
Victoria Police under fire over yom tov patrols
There were numerous reports of members of the Melbourne Jewish community claiming to have been accosted and interrogated by police while walking innocently down the street over Rosh Hashanah.
September 3, 2021, 9:54 am
Outdoor shofar blowing given the green light
"We’re very excited that the central mitzvah of Rosh Hashanah will be able to be performed by the Jewish community."
August 31, 2021, 5:00 pm
‘Take a deep breath, we can do this’
As it did last year, the RCV's Project High Holy Days hopes again to offer shofar blowing in parks, within earshot of residents, and visits by shofar blowers to local streets.
August 19, 2021, 12:00 am
Leaders’ urgent calls to heed lockdown orders
RCV: “We implore anybody considering flouting the law to refrain from doing so. We unreservedly condemn such actions, which bring risk and shame to the entire community.”
August 16, 2021, 1:32 pm
‘We must do the right thing’
JCCV: 'The virus does not discriminate. We will only manage COVID-19 if we all comply. We all have a responsibility'.
September 18, 2020, 9:00 am
All set for Project High Holy Days
“Instead of you coming to the synagogue to hear the shofar, the shofar will come to you!”
July 23, 2020, 12:00 am
Community leaders slam ‘reprehensible’ behaviour
'The Victorian Jewish community has zero tolerance for those who ignore the law and put lives at risk'.
May 10, 2020, 8:58 pm
Jewish community honours fallen police
'To think that Lynette, Kevin, Glen and Josh were just doing their job … in an effort to keep our roads safe. They should have returned home to their loved ones and they didn't'.
April 3, 2020, 10:53 am
Zooming in on Pesach
Religious organisations are reminding the community that they must not allow visitors into their homes for seders this Pesach, noting “these measures are about saving lives”.
April 2, 2020, 10:02 am
‘Deeply irresponsible’ gatherings slammed
'It is deeply reckless and dangerous for anyone to gather in this kind of way, putting the lives of themselves and others at risk'.
March 26, 2020, 2:18 pm
‘Protect the common good’
'Our community has faced atrocities, the likes of which are difficult to comprehend. And this is the first challenge of this generation, and we will overcome it together'.
March 19, 2020, 7:00 am
Community comes to a halt
'Jewish law states unequivocally that life-threatening situations and even suspected life-threatening situations override all other considerations'.
December 2, 2019, 7:00 am
‘One massive rock in their memory’
A rock symbolising the community’s mourning for the dead of the Holocaust was unveiled at Melbourne Chevra Kadisha Lyndhurst Cemetery late last month.
September 18, 2019, 11:29 am
Honey for the Premier
The pre-Rosh Hashanah gathering is a long-standing tradition for the rabbis to bless the state of Victoria for the upcoming Jewish New Year.