National Council of Jewish Women of Australia
The Voice of Australian Jewish Women

"Women working together can achieve anything"
Dr Fanny Reading MBE

  • Same Sex Marriage Survey - It's a YES
    Same Sex Marriage Survey - It's a YES
    A fantastic result!
    Australians voted 61.6% in favour of legalising same sex marriage, with 79.5% participation.
  • ICJW Quadrennial Convention, 27 - 30 May 2018
    ICJW Quadrennial Convention, 27 - 30 May 2018
    Evolving Beyond Tradition - The Impact of Women's Perspectives and Developing Roles
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  • Council Award for NCJWA VIC
    Council Award for NCJWA VIC
    NCJWA 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 network
    NCJWA Breast Cancer support network
    NCJWA 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 Canberra
    Dr Elana Sztokman speaks on Gender Equity at the ANU in Canberra
    Dr 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 awareness
    NCJWA WA discussion groups on matters of health awareness
    NCJWA WA has initiated a ‘Be Health Aware’ program, to bring health awareness to our members. Past topics have included Macular Degeneration and Gynaecological Cancers

Statement on Same Sex Marriage

National 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.

Recent Events

  • 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
  • Be Health Aware: ‘Mindful Eating’ – talk presented by Juniper Outreach Dietician
  • Plenary Conference 2017 – attended by Jennifer Faigenbaum and Jillian Green

Upcoming Events

  • 21 NovemberBe 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’