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  • 19 May 2017 12:42 PM | Office NCJWA (Vic) (Administrator)

    Board and senior staff of NCJWA (Vic) have been in Israel, taking part in the ICJW Seminar.

    End of seminar - Yael Deckelbaum's "Prayer of the Mothers"

    (original can be found at

  • 15 May 2017 12:50 PM | Office NCJWA (Vic) (Administrator)

    A Big Thank you to Stephen Pinch

    It is often assumed that mothers will seek out other mothers when it comes to parenting and support, but there are men out there who really care too.

    On the occasion of his 60th birthday, Stephen asked all 65 of his male guests for donations to Caring Mums in lieu of gifts, and give with care they did.

    We are extremely grateful for the generosity of the men, many of whom are fathers and grandfathers.

    Stephen’s wife Frankie is the Administration and Marketing Manager for Caring Mums, and their daughter Lauren and grandson Toby feature in the promotional material. So Caring Mums for the Pinch’s has become quite a family affair, and their passion and support shows!

    Stephen is pictured here with NCJWA (Vic) President Miriam Bass.

  • 10 May 2017 10:55 AM | Office NCJWA (Vic) (Administrator)

    A BIG thank you to all of our volunteers!

    To celebrate National Volunteer Week we held a special thank you celebration in the presence of Cr Jim Magee, Deputy Mayor City of Glen Eira, to acknowledge the wonderful work our volunteers do in making a real difference in people’s lives across our many programs.

    You are all an inspiration and your dedication to NCJWA(Vic) is greatly appreciated.

  • 07 April 2017 10:54 AM | 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 10:53 AM | 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 10:51 AM | 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
  • 24 January 2017 10:27 AM | Office NCJWA (Vic) (Administrator)

    Australia Day - a time to reflect on our history, what we value about our society and what we can do to make our country an even better place.

    NCJWA (Vic) congratulates those who become citizens and those whose contributions to our nation are honoured this Australia Day.

  • 22 January 2017 10:28 AM | Office NCJWA (Vic) (Administrator)

    If you have not already caught this very special episode of compass featuring our very own Doreen Beckwith you can do so here on Compass and SBS Australia.

    When Doreen married the very handsome Victor it all began well.
    Divorce According to God - #Jewish 11 am Sunday Compass ABC TV

  • 20 January 2017 10:32 AM | 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.

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