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

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

NCJWA Western Australia Section

Message from the President

In 2015 NCJWA WA celebrated its 86th Anniversary and we are very proud of our achievements. We promote Social Justice, Education, Empowerment of Women and Interfaith projects.

We support the Jewish and wider communities, and maintain our important connection with Israel.

Through our Communities Services we were involved from the start in the establishment of the first Jewish Age Care in the State and worked always to help families in need. Every year we support programmes to help sick children through Rotary, Princess Margaret Hospital and other activities. Our presence in Israel is far and wide including environmental projects through our partnerships with, amongst others, the Jewish National Fund ( JNF), the Haifa Rape Crisis Centre– Youth at Risk,  which is solely funded by NCJWA Australia , the Ilan Foundation for Handicapped Children in Israel and the Haifa University scholarships to assist women of Ethiopian descent with academic counselling, private tutoring, special courses, transportation costs, accommodation, books, as well as equipment and ancillary expenses incurred outside their tuition fees.

We seek your support and participation to help us continue our good work in our community, for Israel and in the wider community. We value very much our participation and connection to other communities which brings about a better understanding and harmony between our community and others. Every two years we have our NCJWA WA Women Achievers  evening where we recognize the value of WA Women in the shaping of the State.

We are keen to encourage younger Jewish women to join us. NCJWA offers a unique way to influence and participate in Israel and in the wider community, refocusing on all important values for our future.

We welcome new ideas. Please contact our office or email us if you wish to be more active and if you have an interest in working for the rights of women and children, interfaith and volunteering.

How can you help?  Give a gift membership, become a member and support our functions and projects.

With Council Greetings

Ester Steingiesser

Office Bearers

  • WA. Steering Committee - Jill Green, Jenny Faigenbaum and Ester Steingiesser
  • Imm. Past President – Ester Steingiesser
  • Acting treasurer – Jill Green.
  • Honorary Secretary - Noreen Sher
  • Board members - Shelley London, Valerie Frank and Maggie Helfgott-Fisher. 

What's Happening?

For details of all meetings and events, please contact us or see our column in the Maccabean.

State Committee Meeting

Held on the first Monday of the month at 7:30pm.

Group Meetings

  • Natanya Group - third Monday of the month at 7:30pm
  • Yael Group - second Monday of the month at 7:30pm
  • Shalom Group - first Wednesday of the month at 12pm

Upcoming Events

  • 18 May - Scholar-in-residence Elana Sztokman - Feminism in Israel
  • 21 Aug -  NCJWA Women Achievers 2016

Recent Events

Mitzvah Day Concert

On Sunday 15th November, 2015, more than thirty five people gathered in Jennifer and David Faigenbaum's dining room to listen to a classical musical concert inspired by Mitzvah Day. The musicians generously donated their performances for this event.

Click here to read the full article.



Pink Sunday

On a busy Sunday in the Perth Jewish Community, people gathered at the Maccabi grounds to celebrate Pink Sunday, which is dedicated to all those touched by breast cancer. This was a collaboration between NCJWA WA & Maccabi WA to raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) and this was the third year the event was held.

Click here to read the full article.



Yachad Group - Israeli Film Festival

More than 50 people attended NCJWA WA Yachad's second fundraiser at the Israeli film festival in Northbridge last weekend.

The documentary Almost Friends followed the relationships between Muslim and religious Israeli Jewish girls and the controversies when the two groups met.

Click here to read the full article.



National Conference 2015

National Council of Jewish Women of Australia (NCJWA) held their 30th conference in Sydney, from 31 May to 3 June. The delegates from WA included Jill Green, Noreen Sher, Shelley London & Ester Steingiesser. We all played an active part in the Conference.

Click here to read the full article.

Contact Details

Address: 61 Woodrow Avenue, Yokine 6060
Phone: (08) 9276 8040
Fax: (08) 9276 8040