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

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

NCJWA Gold Coast Section

Message from the President

National Council of Jewish Women Gold Coast Section was founded in February 1969 and is the only Jewish Women's organisation on the Gold Coast.

Although we are one of the smaller Sections, we are very active in Community Services. This portfolio is always busy, especially with the elderly members of our community.

Our group provides social as well as educational activities and events for members, especially in the areas of Status of Women, Interfaith, and fund-raising for Israel and the local Jewish and wider Communities.

New members of all ages are most welcome. Please contact us for information on membership and Section meetings.

With Council Greetings,

Barbara Stewart-Kann OAM

Office Bearers

  • President - Barbara Stewart-Kann OAM
  • Vice President - Felicia Godwin
  • Secretary - Karen Webel
  • Treasurer - Elaine Watson
  • Committee - Rayna Lewis, Tammy Ota, Sorrel Shulman

What's Happening?

Monthly Meetings

Held on the first Monday of the month and in private homes. All visitors are welcome (transport available). Meeting commences at 7.30pm. Contact us for more information.

Community Services

Our Section continues to be strong in this portfolio, with assistance to the elderly, single mothers, distressed families and those with a disability. Our volunteers visit hospitals, Aged Care Facilities and home visits on request. We arrange carers for interstate visitors. Our services in partnership with Gold Coast Jewish Community Services Inc consist of the following:

  • Referrals to ACAT (Aged Care Assessment Team)
  • Assistance with Care Packages and Aged Care Facilities
  • Assistance with Local and State Government Departments
  • Counselling and Legal Advice
  • EACH - a new program provided by the Government which provides individuals with a 20-25 hour per week high care package

The combination of the two organisations' resources has been extremely beneficial for NCJWA and GCJCS and most importantly, the community. Food parcels are provided to our elderly and those in need at Rosh Hashanah and throughout the year when required. For assistance, please phone 0412 377 488. All enquiries will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

Recent Events

Information Evening - Governance, Transparency and Accountability

In the wake of the Royal Commission on Child Sexual Abuse. Guest panellists included Rabbi James Kennard (Principal of Mount Scopus Memorial College in Melbourne), Marcia Pinskier (GAICD - M.A. Jewish Communal Service and Leadership), and moderator Jason Steinberg (President, Queensland Jewish Board of Deputies).

Film: 'My Name Is Richard Rozen'

There was a great turnout to hear Holocaust child survivor, Richard Rozen, tell his amazing story. Along with his parents, Richard spent 18 months in a cupboard hiding from the Nazis. A special thank you to Noah Jackson who played the role of 'young Richard'.

Contact Details

Address: PO Box 6619, Gold Coast MC, QLD 9726
Phone: 0412 377 488