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MEDIA RELEASE – Farewell from the Jewish Taskforce Against Family Violence

2
Feb

After 21 years  pioneering work  of raising awareness and  effecting change around the existence and realities of, and  supporting those affected by  family violence, the JTAFV  Inc. Board considers that it has now fulfilled...

New Child Safe Standards from 1 January 17

22
Dec

Organisations providing services or facilities specifically for children in Victoria will be required to meet Child Safe Standards from 1 January 2017. What is required? From 1 January 2017 organisations with responsibility for children will...

JTAFV joins the Walk Against Violence

8
Dec

1 in 3 women experience physical or sexual violence at some point in their lifetime. 1 in 4 children have witnessed an incident of family violence. Violence against women, including family violence, is a significant public...

Birkat Ha Bayit

10
Nov
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We are excited to share the Birkat Ha Bayit, message with you.. Look out for it in the Shabbat Project Goodie bag. May your home always be a source of Blessing. Download the pdf...

Jewish Care and The Jewish Taskforce Against Family Violence Enhance Responsiveness

29
Aug

Jewish Care Victoria and The Jewish Taskforce Against Family Violence (JTAFV) have reached an agreement regarding the JTAFV’s telephone support line. From now on, all telephone calls made to JTAFV for support, referrals and...

When love hurts

24
Aug
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Experience Alon Margalit’s performance portraying the male’s perspective of a seemingly normal relationship that morphs into controlling and abusive behaviour with a disastrous outcome…. Sunday, 11th September 2016 at 8pm Glen Eira Town Hall...

IT CAN’T BE …WHO WOULD ABUSE AN OLDER PERSON? REALLY?

6
Jun

The Victorian Jewish Community has an ageing population, with 18.6% over 65 years of age, compared with 14.2% of the Victorian population (The Jewish Population of Victoria: Key findings from the 2011 Census, by...

Bendigo Bank supports Community Organisations

16
May
Bendigo Bank presents Cheque to Jewish Taskforce Against Family Violence

Thanks to profitable business generated by our supporters banking with Bendigo Bank,  Caulfield Park Community Bank has been able to provide JTAFV Inc. with a community grant of $500. We are delighted.

Pesach Message from The Chair – including Faith based recommendations from the Royal Commission

21
Apr

From Debbie Wiener, Chair JTAFV Inc. The much awaited report of the Royal Commission into Family Violence was released a few weeks ago. There were 227 recommendations ALL of which have been accepted by...

MISHLOACH MANOT for sale

2
Mar
Mishloach Manot

Are you thinking of sending Mishloach Manot? Why not purchase a pack of 5 cards for $25 from JTAFV Inc. which helps someone experiencing family violence.By gifting this to a friend we continue spreading the message that there...

Task Force named Finalist in City of Glen Eira award for community organisation!

24
Jan
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Mazal Tov on Task Force being named a finalist in the City of Glen Eira award for community organisation!! It was announced this morning at Australia Day breakfast.

White Ribbon Day, November 25, 2015

26
Nov
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by RABBI MOSHE KAHN I will stand up, speak out and act to prevent men’s violence against women. (The White Ribbon Campaign oath.) WHITE Ribbon is a campaign to end men’s violence against women, with...

Community Breakfast a success!

25
Nov
Left to right - Assistant Commissioner Dean McWhirter, Debbie Wiener JTAFV Chair, Crime writer John Sylvester, Moderator Danny Blay.

“Violence against women is one of the great shames of Australia. It is a national disgrace.” Malcolm Turnbull Recently, The Jewish Taskforce Against Family Violence hosted a community breakfast “No Excuse For Abuse” to...

‘Promoting Equality and Respect: An Interfaith Collaboration on Preventing Family Violence’

14
Oct
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The Jewish Taskforce Against Family Violence, Inc participated in the development of the multi faith resource for faith and spiritual leaders, ‘Promoting Equality and Respect: An Interfaith Collaboration on Preventing Family Violence’ to prevent...

Rosh Hashanah 2015

8
Sep
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As we welcome in the New Year 5776 of the Jewish calendar, we wish you all a Happy and Healthy Year and well over the Fast. This is traditionally a time for reflection and...

“Honour Your Father and Your Mother”

15
May

Honouring our parents: preventing elder abuse in our community Shavuot provides a timely opportunity for us to consider the needs of the older people in our community. It reminds us that the commandment of...

ROYAL COMMISSION Consultation for women with disabilities (RSVP May 18)

22
Apr
Women with Disabilities

. The Royal Commission is holding a consultation for women with disabilities. Please see details below, along with information about other ways to have input directly to the Royal Commission. Please consider having input...

Dob in domestic abusers to police, urges head of Australia’s first Family Violence Command, Herald Sun 22 April 2015

22
Apr
Assistant Commission Dean McWhirther

NEIGHBOURS and passers-by should dob in domestic abusers in their own street to help protect victims, the head of Australia’s first Family Violence Command says. Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Dean McWhirter has urged the...

INVITATIONS FOR SUBMISSIONS TO THE ROYAL COMMISSION INTO FAMILY VIOLENCE

16
Apr

INVITATIONS FOR SUBMISSIONS TO THE ROYAL COMMISSION INTO FAMILY VIOLENCE You can submit a submission in either of the following ways: • Online – by using the online form http://www.rcfv.com.au/Submission-Form (preferred method) • Email...

Free the slaves of domestic abuse – Article by Debbie Wiener

9
Apr
Debbie Wiener

PESACH AND FREEDOM Pesach is upon us. The eternal paradox is that a festival that celebrates freedom is entwined with endless hours of preparation-cooking, cleaning, changing dishes. …Some of us silently wish that our...

Pesach Message from JTAFV Inc.

2
Apr

As we prepare to sit down for Pesach, the festival of freedom, we should take a minute to remember those whose lives are blighted by violence and abuse. For them there is no freedom,...

Opportunities for early intervention: bringing perpetrators of family violence into view.

25
Mar
RMIT

“The RMIT Centre for Innovative Justice report, Opportunities for early intervention: bringing perpetrators of family violence into view, has been lodged with the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s department.  It lists a range of recommendations highlighting ways...

Support Group for women who have experienced Family Violence

23
Mar

Women’s FV support group 2015

The Issue: Do Some Religious Leaders Excuse Domestic Violence?

8
Mar
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Many domestic violence victims turn to trusted friends and advisors long before they turn to police. For victims with faith, that can be a priest, an imam or a rabbi. But are these religions...

Media Release

1
Mar
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It is now 2 weeks since the conclusion of the Royal Commission hearings into Child Abuse in Melbourne, and the Jewish Taskforce Against Family Violence Inc. wishes to make it very clear that it...

Well done Rabbi Smukler

16
Feb

Well done Rabbi Smukler at the Royal Commission for making child abuse the highest priority and well done for saying that whilst children are still abused, then there isnt best practice.

Royal Commission Update

16
Feb

The harrowing evidence we have heard from the royal commission underscores why all Rabbis must have appropriate training in identifying & responding to disclosures or allegations of child abuse. All rabbinical students must have...

Statement: Rabbinical Council of Victoria (RCV)

13
Feb
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This statement is issued on behalf of the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of Victoria (RCV). During the course of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse conducted this...

Royal Commission into Child Abuse

9
Feb

We have been following the Royal Commission into Child Abuse with concern as we hear the awful experiences people have gone through. We feel deeply for all the victims and applaud their courage in coming...

Bendigo Bank provides sponsorship

5
Feb
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We gratefully acknowledge Bendigo Community Bank, Caulfield Park Branch who have provided a grant of $1,000 to The Jewish Taskforce Against Family Violence as sponsorship toward the ‘Unchain My Heart’ event. Click here to...

The secret diary of a rape and incest victim

11
Dec
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“I MUST stay quiet, I must stay quiet. I need somebody to hear me but I must stay quiet. Good girl, Daddy will be proud.” When she lifted her pen off the page, she...

Extended Standing Ovation at Morning Tea

25
Nov
Frank Vincent AO QC, Natasha, Stott- Despoja AO Caroline Taylor AM and Bernie Geary AM

A hushed room of nearly 300 people heard the heart rending account of Professor Caroline Taylor AM (PhD) sharing her inspirational life story at the Jewish Taskforce Against Family Violence Inc. morning tea held...

Separating With Dignity

13
Sep
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The Jewish Taskforce Against Family Violence Inc. (JTAFV) in partnership with The Rabbinical Council of Victoria Inc. (RCV) held a seminar entitled “Separating with Dignity”. The seminar focused on exploring the Gett (Jewish divorce) process...

At the community forum tonight

1
Sep
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JTAFV wins award

5
Mar
Sheiny New, Lorraine Gold, Debbie Wiener and Victor Dominello, Minister for Citizenship and Communities & Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

The Australian Centre for Leadership for Women recognised the Jewish Taskforce Against Family Violence(JTAFV) by presenting them with the ‘Sustaining Women Empowerment in Communities and Organsations (SWECO) Gold award, the highest awarded recognition presented...

David Cyprys jailed after rape, sexual assaults

20
Dec

Mr. David Samuel Cyprys was sentenced today to an 8 year jail term for rape and child sexual assault. The Jewish Taskforce Against Family Violence, Inc. sincerely hopes that the victims of Mr. Cyprys...

New research on women who kill intimate partners

20
Nov

DVRCV and Monash University today released their joint report on women who kill in the context of family violence – Justice or Judgement? read more on the article here

New support for family violence victims

8
Nov

Media Release Chris Bowen MP – Minister for Immigration and Citizenship  and Julie Collins MP – Minister for the Status of Women. (“The changes come after the issue was raised with Minister Bowen...

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