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Our Centenary

2023 is the Centenary of the founding of NCJWA NSW by Dr Fanny Reading MBE. The Centenary program is delivering events and activities in line with its Mission Statement to:
  • Celebrate and showcase our history, achievements and current activities
  • Stimulate new membership
  • Increase awareness, appreciation for and acknowledgement of local Jewish women’s achievements and contributions to Jewish and wider communal life
  • Engage Jewish women and community even further with the wider community
  • Inspire women to be revolutionaries like our founder, Dr Fanny Reading MBE

Upcoming Centenary events include:

Sunday February 12

Tu Bishvat Tree Planting

Saturday March 4

Council Shabbat at The Great Synagogue

Thursday March 9

International Womens Day event with Shalom Jewish Writers Festival

Wednesday April 26

“Her Name in Lights – Jewish Women in the Movies”

May (Date TBD)

MOTH or Poetry Slam with First Nations women (coinciding with Sorry Day)

June (Date TBD)

Panel about sexual violence in war with Ukrainian, Rwandan and other communities (coinciding with the international Day to end Sexual Violence against Women)

Saturday July 1

Gala Centenary Dinner

Sunday July 2

Centenary Conference Day

Email  to join our Centenary events mailing list. 


Please see our 99th AGM booklet.

Executive Board
President: Maxine Bachmayer
Vice-President: Sherel Levy
Hon. Treasurer: Barbara Shotland
Hon. Secretary: Katherine Hurwitz
Executive Board Members: Michele Brandenburger, Gael Hammer, Ella Lizor, Janet Merkur, Ruth Shteinman, Merle Ware, Steph Whitmont