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Inquiry into religious freedom and belief in Australia

Federal Parliament is currently holding an inquiry into religious freedom and belief in Australia. The Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has made a detailed submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry that addresses the terms of reference in relation to the...

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NCJWA Newsletter – Issue 1

Welcome to the first issue of our newsletter which contains articles on: ICJW Quadrennial Convention Celebrating Israel - 70th anniversary of partition resolution at Parliament House Advocacy highlights 90th anniversary celebrations for sections (Brisbane and...

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ICJW Quadrennial Convention Invitation

Engage, learn, and be inspired by Jewish women from ICJW’s 50 affiliates worldwide who will meet in Sydney in 2018. We look forward to welcoming you. To register, please click here to complete the form to let us know that you are interested in attending. If you...

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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...

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Pursuing the Extradition of Malka Leifer

Malka Leifer is the ex-Principal of the Addass School in Melbourne. Rather than face criminal charges relating to the alleged sexual abuse of a number of girls in her charge, she fled to Israel. National Council of Jewish Women Australia met with Israeli Ambassador...

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NEW LEADERSHIP

During Plenary we held workshops as part of our current strategic review. This review will position us as a thought leader and activist organisation for Jewish women in Australia and streamline our operations. In addition, our longstanding affiliation with the...

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NCJWA Condemns the Robinson’s Arch Decision

NCJWA condemns the decision of the Israeli government to resile from its commitment regarding the establishment of an egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall. This is a blow to Jewish pluralism within Israel and in the Diaspora. NCJWA is committed to Jewish...

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Statement on 18C & Freedom of Speech

We believe that the Racial Discrimination Act (RDA) plays a crucial role in ensuring that vulnerable people are protected from hate speech and vilification based on race. We believe that freedom of speech is a very important right but not an absolute right and is...

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