Inspired by Jewish values, NCJWA (Vic) aspires to create a better world for women. 
We achieve this through our work in the Jewish and broader communities by:
 - Providing support to vulnerable women
 - Working to advance the status of women
 - Promoting a harmonious multicultural society
 - Supporting projects in Israel

Today, 25 November is White Ribbon Day

NCJWA says NO to all violence against women. Violence against women is a human rights violation. 1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence, usually from an intimate partner.

Today, Domestic Violence campaigner Rosie Batty has launched White Ribbon week in Sydney. The White Ribbon Campaign is a global movement of men and boys working to end male violence against women and girls. They seek to promote healthy relationships, gender equity, and a compassionate vision of masculinity.

We support White Ribbon in their powerful stand for men to end the violence against women.

25 November is the U.N. INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN. It marks the beginning of 16 days of activism against Gender-Based violence, which ends with HUMAN RIGHTS DAY on 10 December.

ncjwa (Vic) Wins Volunteering Victoria's Inaugural State Awards in the Impact Category


NCJWA (Vic) was recently honoured to receive the inaugural Volunteering Victoria Award at Parliament House in the impact category for its Caring Mums program. The Impact Award recognises a program that has made a positive, measurable and sustainable social, environmental and/or economic impact to individuals who are supported by the program.

Through the Caring Mums program, pregnant women and new mothers from a range of cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds with limited social networks, are paired with trained volunteer Mums who provide emotional support during this time.

In accepting the Award on behalf of NCJWA (Vic) Program Co-ordinator Michelle Kornberg said,"It should really be the volunteers that are up here as they are the ones who commit to forming an ongoing emotionally supportive connection with the pregnant woman or new mum to whom they are assigned. They are often the only constant that is in the life of the mother, the only person with whom they don’t feel judged, the only person that is there just for them, with no other agenda.

"The volunteers not only give their time but they give the mums confidence, encouragement and nurturing. They give their mums an ear, a hand, and a shoulder on which to lean.

"The success of the program is due to their dedicated hard work."

In acknowledging the honour of winning the Award, Michelle Hayward, General Manager NCJWA (Vic) said, "We are delighted to receive this recognition for the program, and to have the dedication of the volunteers acknowledged in such a public way. We would particularly like to thank all of our financial supporters for believing in our ability to deliver this life changing program."

As stated by a program participant, "Not having had many positive ‘mother’ role models in my life, D was able to guide me into knowing not only the kind of role model of mother to be for my daughter, but most importantly how to see this within myself and how to make it happen. From the bottom of my heart, on behalf of myself and my beautiful daughter, we thank you very much for bringing D into our lives."

Mitzvah Day Packing

For the past 3 years, we have participated in Mitzvah Day by preparing gift bags which are donated to disadvantaged people who come to Community Information Glen Eira for Emergency Relief.

This year, with the help of our tireless volunteers we were able to make up 175 gift bags thanks to generous donations from individuals and  businesses .  It's not to soon to start thinking about next year's gift bags!

Congratulations to Celia and Doreen on the Caulfield District Victoria Volunteer Award

Celia Lederman and Doreen Beckwith receiving the Caulfield District Victoria Volunteer Award from David Southwick MP, Member for Caulfield in a ceremony at the NCJWA (Vic) Eva Besen Centre on Thursday, 29 October 2015.

Adina Bankier-Karp

Organ Donation: Fact, Jewish fiction and the tale of a grateful recipient

With Adina Bankier-Karp

Wednesday 18 November, 7:30 - 9 PM
2/6 Pullman Court, East St Kilda

Members $10 | Non-Members $15 | Numbers limited 

Register Online or call 9044 5401

Judaism is renowned for prizing sanctity of life and yet Jews have one of the lowest organ donation rates internationally. 

Current statistics and common misconceptions regarding clashing Jewish imperatives are the subject of this presentation, together with a personal account of one woman's confrontation with the subject of organ donation, both in personal and professional terms.

Adina Bankier-Karp, B.A. (hons), Dip Ed., M.A., is a Jewish studies and English teacher at Mount Scopus College. She is a graduate of the Melton Senior Educators Program at Hebrew University, and a Doctoral candidate at Monash University.
Adina gives regular shiurim at the Mizrachi Midrasha for women, and at a range of community venues.
Adina is married to Danny and is the proud mother of Yoni and Yehudah Karp.

NCJWA (Vic) Oppe Shoppe (Alice's Treasures)

A decision has been made by the NCJWA Board to sell the property at 227 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield and close the Oppe Shoppe that NCJWA(Vic) has been operating for many years. Read More...

JCCV Community Award - It's Official

Vivien Brass, our Immediate Past President, is this year’s recipient of the JCCV’s Community Recognition Award in honour of her special contribution to our community.

The award presentation takes place on Monday 16th November at the Alexander Theatre, Monash University, Clayton Campus, commencing at 7.30 pm.

I encourage our members and friends to attend and show our support for Viv’s contribution to our community.

Tickets are available for purchase from the JCCV office, 306 Hawthorn Road, phone 9272 5566.

Shirley Glance On J-Air "Talking To The Max"

We're on the radio!

Listen to NCJWA (Vic) President Shirley Glance in conversation with Gary Max on J-Air's "Talking To The Max" program.
Listen to the podcast

Thank you for all the nappies

Our second Nappy Collective drive was a huge success with many bags of nappies donated. If you have any more please save them for next time!

Visit the Nappy Collective website or Facebook page

Upcoming events

NCJWA National Bulletin Now Available Online

Caring Mums is a Melbourne based community program. It is a confidential, home-based, free-of-charge and non-denominational service that provides emotional support to mums of newborn babies and women during pregnancy.

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We need your help

Inspired by Jewish values, NCJWA (Vic) aspires to create a better world for women. 

Please help us to continue our activity by making a tax deductible donation to support our community services programs. 





With thanks to our supporters:

Reid Malley Foundation | The Inger Rice Foundation | Philip Brass Consultants
South Melbourne Community Chest | Proudly supported by Glen Eira Council

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