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Joint Journey to Jerusalem 22nd – 31st May 2016

‘Understanding Each Other’

In May 2016, twelve people from the Jewish, Christian, Muslim faiths in Melbourne will embark on an incredible journey of discovery to Jerusalem.  The group will consist of twelve people, four from each of the three Abrahamic faiths comprising spiritual leaders and lay people, men and women.  They will visit each other’s historical sacred places to study and share texts, to listen to each other’s story and to truly ‘meet’ in the City of Jerusalem which is so sacred to all three traditions.   

We have the three faith leaders in place and are now seeking expressions of interest for nine other participants to join the group, 3 from each faith.

How to apply: complete a registration form and send to Ian Smith at Level 4, 306 Lt Collins Street, Melbourne 3000 or email ian.smith@vcc.org.au.

Download Brochure:   JCMA Joint Journey to Jerusalem 2016 Flyer

Download Registration Form: JCMA Joint Journey to Jerusalem 2016 Registration

Expression of interest due: Sunday 6th March 2016.  Successful applicants will be notified within two weeks of that date.

For more information:  To download a flyer with program cost, selection criteria and registration form please click here: download flyer and application form.    Or you can contact Rev Ian Smith by email ian.smith@vcc.org.au or by mobile 0408 313 610 or Ginette Everest at JCMA by email executiveofficer@jcma.org.au or 03 9287 5590.

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JCMA Friendship Walk, Sunday 11th October 2015

Come along on Sunday 11th October and spend an afternoon walking together in friendship and goodwill between a church, synagogue and a mosque.   Starting at St Peters Eastern Hill Anglican Church we will walk across the road to the East Melbourne Hebrew Congregation Synagogue and then onto to the Albanian Mosque in Carlton North.   We will start with a prayer of peace and reflections and then learn about some of the history and traditions of each of the places we visit.

Meeting Place & Planned Walking Route

2.00pm            St Peters Eastern Hill – Father Hugh Kempster

15 Gisborne Street (corner of Albert Street) East Melbourne, google maps: http://bit.ly/1O4w0xE

2.30pm            East Melbourne Hebrew Congregation Synagogue – Rabbi Dovid Gutnick

488 Albert street, East Melbourne, google maps: http://bit.ly/1KHKRgW

3.50pm            Albanian Mosque – Imam Dr Bekim Hasani

765 Drummond St., Carlton North, google maps http://bit.ly/1KbPHwz

For further details and a map of the planned walking route go to ‘Walking Maps” webpage: http://walkingmaps.com.au/walk/2194.  Please arrive at 1.45pm and meet in the car park beside the church at St Peters Eastern Hill.

To RSVP & Register

To RSVP and register go to: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/jewish-christian-muslim-association-8450449956?s=44347253

For more information: please call Ginette Everest on (03) 9287 5590 or 0400 211 221.   Or email to: executiveofficer@jcma.org.au and go to Facebook and Twitter with #JCMAwalk  to invite others to join us in walking together in friendship and peace.


Invitation to a ‘Jewish Seder Meal’ during Holy Week Monday 30th March 2015  

Frankston Interfaith Network, Jewish Christian Muslim Association and the Uniting Church Frankston invited people to a model ‘Jewish Seder Meal’ in celebration of Holy Week Monday 30th March 2015 at High Street Uniting Church, 16-18 High St,  Frankston.

It was a time to get together and share a meal together and learn how our Jewish friends celebrate Passover. We enjoyed a friendly, light meal and found out about the symbols and rituals of the Seder meal from members of the Jewish, Christian, Muslim Association of Australia Women’s Committee.


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The 12 participants from the ‘Joint Journey to Jerusalem’ trip

“Understanding Each Other” Joint Journey to Jerusalem  - 3 August 2014

Twelve people from the Jewish, Christian, Muslim faiths, embarked on an incredible journey of discovery. Hear personal experiences and reflections. Ask questions. Gain insight into how three faiths found common ground and explored the light and shadow sides of their relationships’.

‘Bridges to Afghanistan’ - Iftar Dinner: 19 July 

JCMA and the Women’s Committee are again supporting Tents4peace and their fundraising Iftar dinner ‘Bridges to Afghanistan’. Join to celebrate the end of Ramadan with a fun and informative night to support children in Afghanistan and Afghan Bazar.

Joint Journey to Jerusalem: 18 – 27 May 2014

Rabbi Adam Stein, Rev. Dr John Dupuche, and Sheikh Riad Galil OAM led a group on a ‘Joint Journey’ to Jerusalem. The purpose of the trip was to visit each other’s sacred places in Jerusalem, study the sacred texts and discuss points of agreement and disagreement. The group truly ‘met’ in the City, sacred to all three traditions.

A Taste of Faith

Speakers from the three faiths talked warmly and informatively about the customs and food from within their particular faith followed by a delicious afternoon tea with typical food from each faith and a round table discussion.

taste-pictureVisit to the St Kilda Mikvah

Commemoration of 2011

Islamic Eid Festival Guided Tour for JCMA Community

JCMA and Tents for Peace Iftar & Fundraising Dinner


The B'nai B'rith Anti-Defamation Commission, a supporting organisation of JCMA, hosted a table of young interfaith leaders from its multifaith leadership program.

The B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission, hosted a table of young interfaith leaders