Mission and Values

Mission and Values


One clear vision and mission

Supporting and enhancing the wellbeing of the Jewish community of Victoria by providing excellent support and care for individuals and families.


My Community. My Choice.

Jewish Care belongs to the community - each of us owners and stakeholders. With ownership comes responsibility. We each play a role in ensuring the care of those in need. The strength of our community is in our diversity and in our togetherness - young and old, rich and poor, healthy and sick, religious and unaffiliated. Together we are one.

Jewish Care's mission speaks to all of us, not just the vulnerable. Through the delivery of the highest quality of care coupled with real choices and real options, we will transform Jewish Care from a provider of necessity to a provider of choice.



Our values, chessed, mishpacha, derech eretz and tzedakah, define who we are and underpin everything we do. They are also particular to the Jewish approach of creating a meaningful life and a strong, cohesive community.

Our four values provide a moral compass for the way we respond to challenges and the decisions we make.



is a concern for others. By focusing our efforts in practical ways that really make a difference, we take kindness to the highest level and help others to help themselves.

is about all-inclusive, unconditional belonging. We are a diverse community; young and old, affluent and disadvantaged, Australian-born and migrant, observant and secular. Despite these differences, we are all members of the one family. We all matter, and we all belong.

is the foundation of all human relationships. There is something special about each and every one of us, regardless of age, ability, status or background. Derech eretz acknowleges that specialness in everyone.

from the Hebrew, meaning justice, tzedakah is about making the world a better place. While often financial in nature, tzedakah is also about sharing what you have with others, be it your time, skills, experience or unique qualities. The reward is in the giving. 

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