City of Glen Eira Community Group of the Year 2017

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

  • 07 April 2017 12:26 PM | Office NCJWA (Vic) (Administrator)

    Pesach is a festival of liberation, freedom and redemption. The story we tell during the Pesach seder is one of liberation from slavery in Egypt thousands of years ago. The seder is a time of both joy and reflection. It invites animated discussion about modern forms of slavery - the trafficking of women, child labour, the plight of refugees and others who are not yet free. 

    In modern times many of us have added elements to the seder table: potato peelings to remember those lost in the holocaust; the cup of Miriam to commemorate the miracle of Miriam’s well that provided the Children of Israel with water during 40 years in the wilderness. In my house the Cup of Miriam has a place of honour alongside Elijah’s cup as a reminder of the importance of our women leaders past and present.

    The team at NCJWA (Vic) Inc extend our good wishes for a happy and kosher Pesach to our members, volunteers, friends and supporters.

    Chag Sameach v Kasher!

    Miriam Bass

    Lee Ann Basser

  • 28 March 2017 1:15 PM | Office NCJWA (Vic) (Administrator)

    Why was this night different from all other nights?

    It was the night we celebrated our Women's Interfaith Seder, co-hosted with UJEB. We welcomed some 90 women and girls from diverse faiths and cultural and ethnic backgrounds to the Eva Besen Centre. 

    Keren Harel-Gordon lead the proceedings inspiring us, sharing interpretations and explanations of the text. The Hall was buzzing with conversation, song and laughter.  

    Thanks to the Victorian Multicultural Commission and David Kraus of Kraus foods for their support, and Roquette for catering the dinner.

  • 10 February 2017 7:30 PM | Office NCJWA (Vic) (Administrator)

    Our Caring Mums program got a great write-up in Volunteering Victoria!

    Why is becoming a mum often an emotionally charged time for women? For new mums, things are suddenly no longer the way they were. Continue Reading

  • 20 January 2017 12:00 PM | Office NCJWA (Vic) (Administrator)

    What a wonderful start to our 90th year - NCJWA (Vic) is thrilled that the City of Glen Eira has bestowed this honour on our organisation and in so doing has recognised the important contribution we are making to the community, enhancing the quality of people’s lives.

  • 29 December 2016 7:00 PM | Office NCJWA (Vic) (Administrator)

    A recording and transcript of Professor Kim Rubenstein's Fanny Reading presentation for Human Rights and Founders Day, "The Rights Women: Rewriting the Human Rights Record Through the Power of Stories" are now available.

    Recording available here  Transcript available here

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