On Sunday 14 October 2018 members of NCJWA NSW and guests celebrated the Medal of The Order of Australia awarded to Victoria Nadel in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018 for service to the community, particularly to women. Please see photos, below.

Birthing Kit Packing Days – We were very pleased to have packed 1200 Birthing Kits that will be sent to women in developing countries where access to clean birthing conditions are limited. Our huge thanks go to all the wonderful volunteers who helped pack on Sunday 24 June 2018 and to the exceptional Moriah College students who helped pack 600 kits on Sunday afternoon 8 June 2018. Please see 2 pages of photos.

International Council of Jewish Women Quadrennial Convention Sydney May 2018 ~ NCJWA NSW welcomed delegates and friends to the Sydney ICJW Convention “Evolving Beyond Tradition” highlighting the importance of women’s rights.

Opening dinner

Day 1 Evolving Beyond Tradition ~ The Impact of Women’s Perspectives and Developing Roles ~ We were privileged to hear the inspirational Professional Gillian Triggs, Former President of the Australian Human Rights Commission talk about Women and Human Rights ~ Dr Anne Morris discussing How Women’s Perspectives are Changing our World ~ Women Within Modern Orthodoxy Pushing Against the Constraints; Chair Hinda Young, Panelists Gael Hammer, Judith Levitan, Talya Wiseman with Session Chair Susie Ivany OAM ~ Vic Alhadeff speaking about Women Attaining Goals and Reaching Beyond.

Day 2 Evolving Beyond Tradition ~ Jennifer Morris presented “Towards Equality – Women Leading Change” ~ Ronni Kahn, Founder and CEO of OzHarvest shared how she is helping to “Save the Planet” ~ Natalie Isaacs, Founder and CEO of One Million Women, explained how we can join her fight against climate change ~ Melinda Tankard-Reist, Co-Founder of Collective Shout, for a World Free of Sexploitation ~ Beyond the Hype! Listening to Women from Many Cultures with Chair Lynda Ben Menashe, Reverend Tara Curlewis, Emelda Davis and Maryam Zahid. Please see “ICJW VIVID Cruise 2018” gallery.

Day 3 Evolving Beyond Tradition ~ The Great Synagogue, Jewish Sydney presented by Michael Gold OAM ~ Sydney Town Hall Reception for ICJW Delegates addressed by  Clover Moore Lord Mayor, City of Sydney ~ From Grandmother to Rabbi – following Jewish Women on Film by Dr. Don Perlgut CEO of Community Colleges Australia ~ Monday Morning Cooking Club presentation ~ Gala Changeover dinner ~ 140 photos.

VIVID Cruise Evolving Beyond Tradition – We invite you to browse through the 60 photos in “ICJW VIVID CRUISE 2018” gallery, below.

Launch of NCJWA NSW DAYS FOR GIRLS program with the help of Janelle & her team from Days For Girls Ryde area. Over 70 women & girls attended our inaugural day at Council House. We sewed, cut, pinned, packed & sorted items to help girls in developing countries who do not have access to sanitary products. Thank you to the NCJWA NSW DAYS FOR GIRLS team, Maxine, Ruth, Miriam, Karen & Nadene & all the wonderful volunteers who gave their time to help us this afternoon.

NCJWA NSW’s first event for 2018 ~ Morning tea and film, the award winning documentary “The Sturgeon Queens”, hosted by the Progressive Group. “Great movie” was heard many times as the audience clapped loudly after the showing.  

Rebbetzin Gottshall Library Event with renowned producer director MOIRA BLUMENTHAL in conversation with Gael Hammer. We also interactively shared one of the challenges of this producer director, with the support of actor Barry French.

WORLD KINDERTRANSPORT DAY 2017 -The 5th commemoration of the World Kindertransport Day was held at NCJWA Council House on Sunday 3rd December to a crowd of 100 people. Chair of the Kindertransport Association Janet Merkur summarised the history of the Kindertransport and her family connections to it and spoke about her family members who survived the Holocaust.

CELEBRATING ISRAEL – Hosted by Senator David Fawcett Chair of the Australia-Israel Parliamentary Friendship Group and Senator for South Australia 29 November 2017 Parliament House Canberra, with guests of honour The Hon Julie Bishop MP Minister for Foreign Affairs and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party and His Excellency Mr Mark Sofer Ambassador of Israel to Australia.

130 people attended the NCJWA Cancer Support Network Morning Tea with guest speaker Petrea King on 6 November ~ Building resilience and emotional intelligence: “The greatest gift you can give yourself, your children, your family and your community is the gift of your own physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing”.

Artworks by Bec Litvan & Jacqui

120 women gathered at Council House on 5 September to enjoy the charm and humour and cooking of MICHAEL RANTISI of KEPOS STREET KITCHEN and KEPOS & Co. The food was delicious, the raffle draw was exciting and much money was raised to help change the lives of vulnerable women supported through MUM FOR MUM NCJWA. Many thanks to Michael and his partner Kristy Frawley for making such an amazing night possible. See pages 1 & 2 to view all 31 photos.

Birthing Kit Packing Day 2017 – Thank you to the 80+ wonderfully generous volunteers who packed 1,000 Birthing Kits that will be sent to women in developing countries through the Birthing Kit Foundation Australia. Also to Genna Radnan who spoke about Gennarosity Abroad, the charity she founded that educates and provides opportunities for women and girls in Karunga village in Kenya. 

Equality ~ Panel event with moderator Dr Justin Koonin, Justice Stephen Rothman AM,  Professor Kerryn Phelps AM, Tiernan Brady & Lauren Reinhardt.


Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe ~ 140 people gave a standing ovation after watching the inspiring Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe documentary and participating in a Q & A with Aminata Conteh-Biger and director Ros Horin at the NCJWA NSW ‘Status of Women’ event 26 March.

In conversation with Tsvia Walden ~ “Challenges for women in contemporary Israeli society”. Co-hosted by UIA, UPJ & NCJWA NSW Monday 6 March.

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