Can you help the Newcastle Hebrew Congregation?

16 November 2021 Dear Community, We here at Newcastle Hebrew Congregation are in the process of updating our historical archives. Our Congregation is over 100 years old and our Synagogue will be 100 in 2027. There have been many families and friends pass through our Shule over the years. They have been here for varying …

Jewish youth to advance community mental wellbeing

30 September 2021 JewishCare are looking to our youth who want to help strengthen the mental wellbeing of our young people. “JewishCare’s new Youth Reference Group is a new initiative that aims to bring together a diverse group of 18-25 years, who are passionate about supporting young people’s mental health and wellbeing,” says Mimi Zilka, …

Jobs Open!

Community organisations JewishCare and Jewish House have formed a landmark partnership with the launch of Jobs Open! The joint initiative is designed to connect local employers with job seekers in the community, helping businesses and individuals to thrive during these difficult times. Jobs Open! encourages employers to be open to employment diversity, helping place job …

Burger Centre celebrates 30 years

A founder’s vision realised As Burger Centre approaches its 30th birthday during an international pandemic, its apt to pause for reflection on where Burger Centre has come from. Born from a group of wise men coming together, they had a vision of establishing a meeting place for that offered more than a meal, more than …

A new direction for JewishCare

10 July 2021: The first six months in any job is always dynamic, but when it’s the top job of an established community organisation like JewishCare, operating in the middle of a pandemic, the challenges are tenfold and effective leadership is critical for agility, change and growth. We took a moment to chat to Gary …

Care before the crisis

Worrying about the welfare of ageing loved ones can be hard, approaching the conversation of home support can be even harder. For some people the concept of getting an Australian Government Home Care Package is confronting, deterring families from having conversations around their concerns and changes that may be occurring. However, waiting until a health …

Generous bequest heralds a new era for JewishCare

JewishCare has received a bequest in excess of $25M from Julianna (Julie) Lowy which is one of the largest bequests our community has ever seen. Jason Sandler President of JewishCare said “we are honoured to have received this bequest. It will enable JewishCare to continue to fulfil its role as the major service provider in …

Gary Groves announced as new CEO of JewishCare

Following a comprehensive recruitment process the Board has announced the appointment of Gary Groves to take over from Claire Vernon as Chief Executive Officer of JewishCare. Claire announced her decision to vacate the position after 14 highly successful years in the role and Gary will be commencing in February 2021. Gary has been a senior …

RU OK Day 2020

On RU OK Day we take time to check in and ask those around us how they are feeling.  In this video there’s a message from Senior Research Fellow Aliza Werner-Seidler from The Black Dog Institute on current research on mental health issues as well as some insights on changes due to Covid-19.  JewishCare is …

Jayne’s Story

Sadly it is inevitable that sometimes a client passes on while we are supporting them. Jayne wanted the world to know how we changed her life.

Big Brother Big Sister Video

Please click on the link below to view our latest Big Brother Big Sister Video proudly produced and directed by a former Big – Ben Strum.  

Lina’s Story

Lina was born in Odessa and came to Australia in 1975 with her mother, husband and two children. The move was prompted primarily by her son, then 18 years old, who wanted to be a doctor but knew that the chance of releasing this dream in the Soviet Union was non-existent. In 2014 Lina had …

Jewish Suicide Prevention Strategy Video

The first and only Jewish specific suicide prevention strategy in Australia, the Jewish Suicide Prevention Strategy (JSPS), initiated and coordinated by JewishCare NSW, was developed in response to a number of people attempting and taking their own lives within the community. A steering committee was formed, comprising representatives from 20 communal organisations, including local Jewish …

Ruth Cromer Video

JewishCare provides the widest range of services that help older people to live active and independent lives. This may include access to JewishCare’s Mental Health, Disability, Domestic Violence or other relevant programs. JewishCare also employs an experienced Intake Officer who can provide information, referral and access to programs provided by JewishCare as well as other …

Print35 Video

Please click on the link below to view a short film showing a day in the life of Print35 Design Studio.

Press Release

Press Release – Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse JewishCare NSW with a long history of counselling survivors of child sexual abuse is working with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse to ensure that victims and others impacted during the hearing can access culturally appropriate support from experienced …

Little Big Video

Research shows that having a mentor improves a child’s personal, family and school life. Big Brothers Big Sister of JewishCare aims to improve the confidence, resilience and overall wellbeing of young people Click below to view the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jewishcare Video

JewishCare’s Mentoring Video

Mentors for older children and young adults can provide substantial benefits to all those involved. The mentors can help the younger person to deal with employment, academic and social challenges that can ‘loom very large’ in a young person’s life.

JewishCare Aged Services Video

At JewishCare, We provide the Best Aged Care Help in Australia. JewishCare provides the widest range of services that help older people to live active and independent lives. This may include access to JewishCare’s Mental Health, Disability, Domestic Violence or other relevant programs. JewishCare also employs an experienced Intake Officer who can provide information, referral …

JewishCare 80th Birthday Video

The Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull and NSW Attorney General, Gabrielle Upton as well as over 120 community members came to celebrate our 80th Birthday on 11 December.  The Community Lounge contained images and documents from the history of the organisation that was originally called Australian Jewish Welfare Society.

JewishCare Aged Care Video

JewishCare provides the widest range of services that help older people to live active and independent lives. This may include access to JewishCare’s Mental Health, Disability, Domestic Violence or other relevant programs.

JewishCare Disability Video

JewishCare’s disability team can make a huge difference to a person’s life.  Please view our latest video to see how the wonderful support team at JewishCare can help.

JewishCare Mental Health & Family Video

JewishCare’s Child and Family Team can help support people in a crisis as well as providing programs that raise community awareness about issues like mental health and domestic violence. It also runs mentoring programs that have changed the lives of hundreds of young people. Click the link below to see what a difference JewishCare can …