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

Join the Pop-Up nappy collection!
Helping women in need

The National Council of Jewish Women of Australia (Vic), the Nappy Collective, and the Twelve Batmi program have joined forces this week to run a flash pop up collective of nappies in aid of families in crisis.

Starting Friday February 5, the Eva Besen Centre, home of NCJWA (Vic), will open its doors to accept opened and new packets of nappies until Friday 12 February.

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Exclusive lunch at Cranlana - Sold Out

Hosted by Lady Southey AC
With guest of honour
The Honourable Linda Dessau AM, Governor of Victoria
Wednesday, 10 February 2016, 12:00 PM for 12:30 PM

New BrainFood Lecture Series!

Author of the Month

For March: 
Leah Kaminsky 
on her book 
"The Waiting Room"

Tuesday 8 March 2016, 7:30 - 9 PM
$10 members / $15 non-members

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Director of STOP THE TRAFFIK Australia

Speaking in Honour of International Woman's Day

Includes the film "Sumangali"

Thursday 17 March, 8 - 9:30 PM

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BrainFood Lecture Series

Marcia Jacobs - "In Praise of Being Known" 

A conversation about gay children and one mother's shifting identity

Wednesday 30 March 2016, 7:30 - 9 PM

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Upcoming events at ncjwa (vic)

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."

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.

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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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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
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