Our Programs

What We Do

To achieve our mission, we currently run the following programs and activities:

The Jam Project is a NFP pilot girls mentoring project under the auspices of NCJWA (Vic) commencing in 2017.

The program pairs Year 9 (age 14-16) Jewish girls with a buddy between 21-26 years old. Our buddies, young, accomplished, determined and motivated women who are engaged in the community will stand as role models for teenage girls during a pivotal and formative time of their lives. 

The Jam Project aims to empower teenage girls, provide them with a sense of independence, confidence and motivation. We want young girls in our community to embrace their unique qualities, to follow their dreams and to one day be future role models!

Read more about the Jam Project on their Facebook page.

Caring Mums is a home-based, non-denominational free service that provides emotional support to mums of newborn babies and women during pregnancy. Since commencement in 2011, our trained volunteers have supported over 80 women from diverse backgrounds. More...

Empowering Single Jewish Women and Effective Relationship Programs aim to support single women to manage the emotional upheaval post separation and promote the development of positive relationship skills.

Support for the elderly includes Bridge Club, Books Out Loud (bringing books to life), Sage N Thyme (current affairs discussion group), Golden Age Clubs (for seniors from the former Soviet Union), Caulfield Seniors Clubs and computer classes. These activities encourage social engagement and interaction.

Support for Women from the former Soviet Union is provided through our Cultural Links Club, a program that enables the delivery of a Jewish related education to women who were not exposed to a Jewish upbringing.

Interfaith Activities include the hosting of a women’s Interfaith Model Passover Seder, the purpose of which is to provide opportunities for people of diverse faiths to specifically learn about Jewish festivals and traditions in a participatory experience, while at the same time promoting friendship and understanding.

Status of Women involves a commitment to promoting human rights through equality, access and equity for women and girls within the Jewish and broader communities. We are a collaborating member of Stop the Traffik, an organisation committed towards taking action and advocating for action to be taken against people trafficking, slavery and exploited child labour.

Support for Israel involves fundraising for projects that include ILAN (an organisation providing support for disabled adults and children with disabilities), University of Haifa Ethiopian Women’s Fund in memory of Dr Geulah Solomon ז״ל, and Haifa Rape Crisis Centre.

We continue to work on projects in collaboration with other community organisations that are aligned to our mission of creating a better world for women.

Currently On @ The Eva Besen Centre

Seniors Clubs

Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Our Seniors groups meet on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

The Tuesday group includes the Russian-speaking Golden Age Club.

Join us for bingo, red aces, ,rummy tiles and more or just to have a chat! Light lunch provided. $7. 

For more information contact Helen at 9523 0535.

Duplicate Bridge


Our Duplicate Bridge group meets on Thursdays 12:30-3:30 PM. 

Light lunch provided. 

Members $11, non-members $12. 

For further information please contact Carla at 0411 471 352

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