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 service providers

JewishCare has a number of ways that it can provide material and financial assistance for members of the community in a crisis.

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 professionals.

JewishCare NSW recognises that the hearings can provide both a positive experience for victims to tell their story and help to identify where systems have failed to protect children from sexual abuse but it also realises that this experience may also trigger many traumatic responses.

Claire Vernon CEO of JewishCare has considerable professional experience dealing with these matters having worked in the area of services for victims of sexual abuse for a number of years.

Claire said “Often people coming to us for a range of issues including mental health do disclose a history of child sexual abuse, usually within the family. Abuse that occurs within an institution adds yet another potentially damaging layer resulting from the inevitable cover ups and power imbalance between the victim and the institution. While there are a number of organisations who are being funded to provide counselling support for those affected by the Royal Commission, JewishCare NSW also offers its resources to the community”.

Anyone who would like to contact JewishCare NSW can be assured of appropriate confidentiality. They should contact FirstCall on 1300 133 660 and ask to be put through to one of our team working with the Commission.

Press Release – New CEO to lead JewishCare

After eight years in the job Claire Vernon CEO at JewishCare is taking a seven month sabbatical.

Claire has led JewishCare through significant reform and change and has ensured that it is highly regarded as the key provider of community services in the Jewish community and is the first point of contact by community members in need. During her time JewishCare has significantly increased services. This includes an annual budget of over $11m, a significant increase in the number of calls to FirstCall and a greater range of support services for clients. The very successful Capital Appeal ensured the construction of the purpose built centre on Saber St.

The JewishCare President Allan Vidor and the other Directors have been very supportive of the break and are pleased to appoint Richard Spencer as acting CEO for this period. Richard has impressive experience working at the CEO level in the non‐profit sector and other senior strategic roles. He was the CEO of The Benevolent Society from 2004 to 2011. Other roles have included CEO of Cerebral Palsy Alliance and President and CEO of AFS Intercultural Programs in New York. He also served as Executive Director for UNICEF Australia in the late 80s. Richard started in the corporate sector first as a corporate awyer for Clayton Utz and later as a senior manager with Pioneer International and Rio Tinto.

Allan Vidor says “We are thrilled for Claire to take a break from the considerable responsibilities as CEO. Recruiting Richard to the role for seven months was a real coup as he is highly regarded in the not for profit sector and will bring a new perspective to the organisation”

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

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 service providers

JewishCare has a number of ways that it can provide material and financial assistance for members of the community in a crisis.

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.

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