All posts tagged National Council of Jewish Women of Australia

It’s time to actively seek out female leadership

“WOMEN can join our board if they want to. There’s nothing standing in their way.” I have lost count of the number of times I have heard this line in response to a call for gender equality on Jewish community boards, writes Keren Zelwer.

A space for women in the Jewish community

THE Victorian branch of the National Council of Jewish Women of Australia (NCJWA) has made a push to ensure that Jewish women are equally represented in positions of leadership and at events within the community. 

Medicine, the path to Arab–Israeli peace

"I SEE all women as women." Mushira Aboo Dia is an Israeli-Arab obstetrician and gynaecologist, practising at Hadassah Hospital and Bat Ami in Jerusalem. With deep divisions entrenched in a complex society, the maternity wards are no different. But there are also shared stories to be found, reflected Aboo Dia in conversation with The AJN. Aboo Dia is visiting as a guest of Hadassah Australia and addressed more than 40 women at the National Council of Jewish Women of Australia (Victoria) on Sunday. 

$17k funding boost welcomed

IN a welcome funding boost, five Jewish-run not-for-profit organisations in Sydney's east have received $17,000 worth of Woollahra Council community, cultural and environmental grants to support important services and projects.

Worldwide women gather in OZ

REPRESENTING 16 different countries and five Australian states, passionate female Jewish leaders gathered at the International Council of Jewish Women (ICJW) Quadrennial Convention in Sydney last week, at which the organisation's first Australian president, Robyn Lenn, completed her four-year term of presidency.

Gett submission to Law Reform Commission

The National Council of Jewish Women of Australia (NCJWA) and Unchain My Heart have lodged a joint submission on gett (Jewish bill of divorce) to the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC), which is conducting the first comprehensive review into the family law system since the commencement of the Family Law Act in 1976.

Erlich behind the headlines

In October of last year, Dassi Erlich sat with her sisters, Nicole Meyer and Elly Sapper in a restaurant in Israel. Exhausted, they were grabbing a bite to eat between back-to-back media appearances and meetings. And then an ultra-Orthodox girl approached the trio, recognising them from the television.

Pollies mark partition anniversary

ISRAEL is "a beacon of democracy in a very troubled neighbourhood", Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on the 70th anniversary of the United Nations (UN) partition resolution which led to the establishment of the country.

A marvellous Mitzvah Day

"Phenomenal" and "an outstanding success" were just some of the words used by organisers to describe Mitzvah Day held on Sunday.

JCCV backs same sex marriage

THE Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) hasvoted to support same-sex marriage and called on the Federal Government to eliminate discrimination against same-sex couples.