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


Multifaith Statement Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

David Marlow, JCCV

The incredible violence against innocent LGBTI community members in Orlando is deplored in the strongest possible terms. There is no excuse for such appalling and evil actions, driven by hate and intolerance.

As faith leaders in the Victorian community, we recognise the sanctity of every human life. Every community member is entitled to live their lives free of fear, bullying, intimidation or violence.

Everyone, of any sexual orientation or gender identity should be treated with respect and dignity. The physical health, safety and mental health of all Victorian community members is of vital importance. To this end, we call for all faith communities and community members to take a strong stand against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.

Supported by:

Australian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS) Vic
B’nai B’rith Antidefamation Commission (ADC)
Prof Gary Bouma, The UNESCO Chair in Interreligious and Intercultural Relations – Asia Pacific and Associate Priest, St John’s Anglican Parish, East Malvern
Brahma Kumaris Australia
Buddhist Council of Victoria
Council of Christians and Jews
Dr Hass Dellal AO, Executive Director, Australian Multicultural Foundation
Mohammed Elleissy, Community Worker
Mohamed Elrafihi, Adviser to Minister for Finance & Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott
Sam Afra, Chair of the Ethnic Communities Council of the South East (ECCOSE) Inc
Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria (ECCV)
Solaimon Fahiz, Chief of Staff to Minister Robin Scott
Sheihk Riad Galil OAM, Senior Imam West Heidelberg Mosque
Benjamin Oh, Chair, GLBTIQ Interfaith & Intercultural Network (GIIN)
Hindu Council of Australia, Victorian Division
Hindu Foundation
Bishop Philip Huggins, Anglican Diocese of Melbourne
Jewish Care Victoria
Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV)
Kehilat Nitzan
Keshet Australia
Lutheran Church of Australia Victorian District
Muslims for Progressive Values - Australia
Imam Nur Warsame and Marhaba
National Council of Jewish Women of Australia (Vic) (NCJWA)
Online Hate Prevention Institute (OHPI)
Dr Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli, Founding Member on behalf of the Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council (AGMC)
Progressive Judaism Victoria
The Salvation Army
Sikh Interfaith Council
Rev Helen Summers, The Interfaith Centre of MelbourneTemple Beth Israel
Sharon Hollis, Moderator, Uniting Church of Australia Synod of Victoria and Tasmania
United Religions Initiative
Anthony Venn-Brown, CEO, Ambassadors and Bridge Builders International (ABBI)
Victorian Council of Churches (VCC)
Uniting Church of Australia Synod of Victoria and Tasmania

It takes a village to raise a child and it takes a village to support a mother

Become part of the village and help us support mothers.

The Caring Mums village urgently needs your support to reach many more mothers in need. While we have over 60 dedicated and active volunteers, it costs $1,500 for one volunteer to support one new mum for one year.

From one mother:

"We don't have any family in Australia... and I found myself without that important support. I was matched with a fantastic volunteer who became a vital part of my motherhood journey. Her wise advice was a blessing and her own experiences enriched my life... It was a comfort for me to know that she was there for me, because sometimes even the simplest question or unresolved doubt can make your day a nightmare."

Please help support our village.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Yes, I'd like to help support a Caring Mum

Donate by phone at 9044 5401
Donate by post with a cheque made out to NCJW (Victoria) Social Support Trust - send to:
NCJWA (Vic), PO Box 2220, Caulfield Junction VIC 3161

Introducing our new CEO

It is with great pleasure that I announce, on behalf of the Board of NCJWA (Vic), our new CEO, Lee Ann Basser.

Lee Ann was previously Reader & Associate Professor in the La Trobe Law School. She has a strong commitment to improving the status of women and to social change for vulnerable populations. She has extensive experience in overseeing day-to-day operations and planning as well as effectively managing staff.

In her role as an academic, Lee Ann has proven to be an accomplished researcher. She has authored/edited 5 books and numerous articles and book chapters. She has been a chief investigator on a number of funded projects and has experience in grant applications, report writing, law reform submissions and program evaluation.

Lee Ann is also an experienced board member with a strong and practical understanding of governance. It is a very exciting time for Lee Ann to join our organization. NCJWA (Vic) is undergoing a period of renewal and development with exciting new programs planned that will add to the wonderful work we shall continue to undertake in both the local and wider community. Lee Ann will take a leadership role in this process. She began her employment on Monday, 23 May 2016.

I am very pleased to welcome Lee Ann to our team and look forward to introducing her to you at coming events.

Shirley Glance

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Reid Malley Foundation | The Inger Rice Foundation | Philip Brass Consultants

South Melbourne Community Chest | Grosman Foundation | Glen Eira Council

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