Statement on Same Sex MarriageNational Council of Jewish Women of Australia supports same sex marriage as part of its stand against discrimination. Read the full statement below.
NSW Division hosted a Birthing Kit Packing DayOver 90 volunteers assisted with packing 1000 birthing kits. After packing the kits, producer/director REBECCA BARRY discussed her award winning documentary ‘I AM A GIRL’ before a special screening of this film.
Council Award for NCJWA VICNCJWA VIC was announced as the winner of the Glen Eira Council Community Group of the Year at the Glen Eira Australia Day Breakfast in January 2017.
NCJWA Breast Cancer support networkNCJWA NSW’s Jewish Women’s Breast Cancer Network supports Jewish women and families touched by Breast Cancer (L-R Isabelle Shapiro OAM, Mandi Chonowitz-Jacobson, Dr Mandy Goldman Strous)
Dr Elana Sztokman speaks on Gender Equity at the ANU in CanberraDr Elana Sztokman visited Canberra on Monday 30th May and gave an informed presentation about Religious Politics and Trends, and the Effect on Women in Israel
NCJWA WA discussion groups on matters of health awarenessNCJWA WA has initiated a ‘Be Health Aware’ program, to bring health awareness to our members. Past topics have included Macular Degeneration and Gynaecological Cancers
Elana Sztokman - 'Women in Leadership in Israel'The Mina Fink Memorial Lecture is held every year in memory of the late Mina Fink, who was a tireless worker for NCJWA. Her main interests are Israel, leadership, and the family.
Statement on Same Sex MarriageNational Council of Jewish Women of Australia supports same sex marriage as part of its stand against discrimination. Based on the human right to equality, we believe that civil marriage under the Marriage Act should be available to all people, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious affiliations and beliefs. We agree with the Executive Council of Australian Jewry that amending the definition of marriage in Australian civil law will not affect religious freedoms for those who believe in the traditional definition of marriage.
We encourage our members and community to take part in the plebiscite and promote equality and reduce discrimination. It is our hope that Australia will join the growing list of over 20 countries around the world where same sex marriage is legally recognised, including Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States, in order to create a modern, fair and just society.
- Be Health Aware: ‘Mindful Eating’ – talk presented by Juniper Outreach Dietician
- Plenary Conference 2017 – attended by Jennifer Faigenbaum and Jillian Green
- 29 October – Meet and Greet at the home of Shelley London. An afternoon tea for all members and those interested in being members to meet the new committee
- 21 November – Be Health Aware: ‘The Heart of the Matter’ – talk presented by Dr Mark Nidorf
- 30 November – Event to mark the day for ‘Remembering Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries’