At the Annual General Meeting of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) on November 24, 2014, Dr Andre Oboler, CEO of the Online Hate Prevention Institute (OHPI) was presented with the Marion and Kurt Lippmann Scholarship. He was also elected to join the JCCV Executive Committee.
Community leaders, Rabbonim, members of parliament, including the leaders of the Parliamentary Friends of Israel David Southwick MP and Marsha Thomson MP, Telmo Languillor MP – Opposition spokesman for Multicultural Affairs, Frank McGuire MP and Josh Burns – Candidate for Caulfield, and other faith and multicultural community leaders attended a cocktail party prior to the AGM, which also marked the farewell of Ms. Bassat.
Keynote speakers at the AGM included Prof Len Saxe from Brandeis University in the USA speaking about the importance of the Taglit Birthright program in maintaining Jewish continuity and connection to Judaism, and Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Andrew Crisp speaking about the important cooperation between the Police and the Jewish community, especially in the areas of security and safety, multicultural community engagement and working with new & developing communities.
The new JCCV Executive Committee was elected, with Jennifer Huppert as President, Atida Lipshatz as Vice President and Ian Jones continuing as Honorary Treasurer. Rimma Sverdlin and Anton Hermann were re-elected as members of the executive, and new members Doron Abromovici, Dr Andre Oboler and Frances Prince, bring fresh faces and as well as a broad range of community experience to the JCCV.