Bentleigh’s Jewish community to receive funding boost

Etz Chayim Progressive Synagogue in Bentleigh has received a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government.

The Multicultural Community Infrastructure Fund supports culturally diverse communities to feel connected with their traditional culture as they participate in and contribute to our wider society.

The Labor Government is promoting an inclusive society where every Victorian is able to preserve and share their culture and traditions, and have spaces that they can make their own.

The grant of $100,000 will go towards improvements to the building.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott

“This funding will strengthen community participation in our vibrant multicultural society and have an enduring impact on the character and infrastructure of our State.”

“By ensuring diverse communities stay connected and have access to good facilities, we can create an inclusive multicultural society that every Victorian can be proud of.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos

“We have a big and vibrant Jewish community in Bentleigh and I am proud that the Andrews Labor Government is making a contribution to them.”

“By working together with local multicultural communities, we can build a society where everyone belongs, feels accepted and can freely participate and contribute.”