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 Acting Co-Presidents

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 wa@ncjwa.org.au 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,

Jennifer Faigenbaum and Shelley London

Office Bearers

  • Acting Co-Presidents - Jennifer Faigenbaum and Shelley London
  • Treasurer - Sarah Susac
  • Secretary - Valerie Frank
  • Committee Members - Jill Green, Noreen Sher, Ester Steingiesser and Louise Wingens
  • Immediate Past President - Ester Steingiesser

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 second Monday of the month at 7pm.

Group Meetings

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

Upcoming Events

  • August - Natanya Group will be holding an Israeli music afternoon tea

Recent Events

Health Portfolio - series on Family Violence

Recent events organised under the Health Portfolio umbrella include a special series of talks on the topic of Family Violence.
Subjects covered were:

  • 25 March - Child Abuse
  • 15 April - Domestic Violence
  • 27 May - Elder Abuse

Part of the proceeds from these talks were donated to Orana House Women’s refuge.

Mitzvah Day

Marked in 2016 and 2017 by making up housewarming baskets for the women who leave Orana House Women’s refuge to live independently. Chaired by Jenny Faigenbaum.

Reading out loud

An initiative chaired by Shelley London. For the last year, volunteers from the Jewish Community read to or have conversations with residents from the Maurice Zeffert Home for the Aged.

Be Health Aware Series

Talks on ‘Mindful Eating’ presented by Juniper Outreach Dietician.

Contact Details

Address: 61 Woodrow Avenue, Yokine 6060
Phone: (08) 9276 8040
Fax: (08) 9276 8040
Email: wa@ncjwa.org.au