She had spent World War II in perpetual flight, hidden by nuns in a convent boarding school, disguised as a blind child in an institute for the blind, hidden in an old people’s home, in different homes and ghettos and on a farm.She and her older sister, Tosia, were two of at least 13 Jewish children sheltered by the nuns in a boarding school of 30, while her mother disguised her Jewish looks by dressing like a prostitute.* JCCV seeks guidance on gay issues MELBOURNE, 13 January – The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) is to establish a reference group to better understand the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender members of the community.The announcement follows a meeting last month between senior members of the JCCV and a number of people who identify themselves as gay or lesbian.Describing the discussions as “frank and wide ranging”, council president John Searle said participants agreed to set up the roundtable to address issues of vilification and discrimination against gay or lesbian Jews, and to look at the mental health implications of exclusion based on sexual preference.
They smiled right through it,” Kolt said yesterday.
The program began with 10-weeks of state-funding to help elderly Jews record their histories for their children and grandchildren.
Eleven years later, it has produced 85 books and another six anthologies of shorter stories, and is about to link up with Monash University.
“John Searle does not want to talk to Aleph,” he claimed.
Barnett, who has been engaged in ongoing dialogue with the JCCV president as well as other membersof the Jewish community, public office holders and leaders in the gay and lesbian community, has repeatedly accused some communal organisations and individuals of homophobia.