The National Council of Jewish Women of Australia, Victoria [NCJWA Vic] was established by Dr Fanny Reading MBE in 1927. At a time when women were virtually unrepresented in any Australian Parliament, Dr Reading gave Jewish women a voice and provided an outstanding model of leadership. She spoke about responsibility, and her 'parliament of volunteers' which set the agenda for activism that continues to this day.
NCJWA Vic continues this legacy today, empowering women and girls and providing a voice for Jewish women, through our work in the Jewish and broader communities.
Jewish values inspire NCJWA Vic to empower women of all ages to achieve their potential and create a better world.
Lady Marigold Southey AC
NCJWA (Vic) comprises three entities that together enable us to deliver positive outcomes to the community. Each entity is established for a specific purpose.
THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN OF AUSTRALIA (VICTORA) INC works to improve the social conditions and status of women in the Jewish and broader communities. It works to promote a harmonious multicultural society and in support of Israel. (ABN 64175250762)
THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN (VICTORIA) COMMUNITY SERVICES INC is a public benevolent institution working to support vulnerable women and girls through specific programs and services to disadvantaged members of the community. (ABN 76474321252)
THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN (VICTORIA) SOCIAL SUPPORT TRUST promotes the health and well-being of Australian women and girls through the provision of outreach, education and support programs (ABN 41771835817)