JewishCare’s Annual General Meeting elected a new Board. Allan Vidor and Lawrence Myer retain their positions as President and Treasurer while Jeffrey Engelman was elected Vice President. Following the AGM awards were given to 22 of JewishCare’s over 500 volunteers. Staff Longevity awards were also presented.
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Sally Betts The Mayor of Waverley officiated in the conferring of citizenship on 16 of Australia’s newest citizens at Saber Street.
The new citizens came from four countries: Israel, South Africa, UK and France.
To coincide with National Youth Mentoring Week, JewishCare together with Raise and YWCA NSW and Australian Youth Mentoring Network staged a Guinness World Record attempt at the biggest 3 legged race.
The attempt which took place in the Domain did not succeed but over 200 people participated including former Queensland Premier Anna Bligh and comedian Jean Kittson and many JewishCare staff and supporters.
JewishCare staff celebrated the festival of Sukkot with Rabbi Gourarie from BINA
JewishCare launched Mental Health Month with a meeting of The Eastern Suburbs Mental Health Inter-agency group which was attended by over 30 professionals from various organisations.
JewishCare NSW is a not-for-profit organisation that for 75 years has been the major provider of services for vulnerable and needy people in our community.