Jewish Care Stands Up Againt Hate Speech

At this time of intense public comment, domestically and internationally, Jewish Care seeks to affirm that it stands against any form of hate speech or the marginalisation of any group of people.

Jewish Care welcomes respectful debate that should prevail in any civilised country where the reasonable expression of individual views can be considered. We appreciate that differences of opinion can be impassioned but we cannot condone vile, hateful and demeaning discourse.

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Jewish Care Receives Better Practice Commendation Award

Jewish Care Victoria has been awarded the highly regarded Best Practice Commendation Award from the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency, the national regulator for Aged Care standards and accreditation across Australia, at the Better Practice conference in Sydney on 17 August.

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Jay & Shira Ruderman Visit Jewish Care

Jewish Care Victoria together with Australian Jewish Funders (AJF) hosted Jay and Shira Ruderman of the Ruderman Family Foundation for 2 days during August.


The Ruderman Family Foundation, which has offices in Boston, New York and Israel, believes that inclusion and understanding of all people is essential to a fair and flourishing community. Guided by Jewish values, the Foundation has invested $US32.5 million in disability inclusion since 2007.

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Jewish Care Launches New Video, ‘I Am Jewish’ for Tisha B’Av

Jewish Care Victoria has launched its video, ‘I Am Jewish’ to commemorate Tisha B’Av, a day that marks various tragedies in Jewish history (1 August 2017). I Am Jewish is the 5th video in the ‘Rising From the Ashes’ Holocaust documentary series.


The emotive video interviews Holocaust survivors who have a relationship with Jewish Care as clients, aged care residents, volunteers and donors. The survivors answer questions about whether the tragedies they witnessed during the Holocaust have changed their core beliefs in Judaism, their Jewish identity and religiosity.

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Architecture Design Award for Respite Centre

Jewish Care Victoria is thrilled to announce that Jackson Clements Burrows Architects have won the Sir Osborn McCutcheon Award at the recently held Australian Institute of Architects Victorian Awards, for the design of The Coppel & Piekarski Family Disability Respite Centre.


This ‘named award’ is the highest accolade in its category (Commercial Architecture) to be won in Victoria.

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Jewish Care Receives Registered Charity Tick of Approval

Jewish Care Victoria is pleased to have been approved to use the Registered Charity Tick that was recently introduced by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). The Registered Charity Tick aims to reassure the public that charity organisations are transparent and accountable by highlighting their presence on the ACNC Charity Register.

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Jewish Care Signs MOU with Jewish Mediation Centre

Jewish Care Victoria’s Individual and Family Support Service recently signed an MOU with the Jewish Mediation Centre, formalising the relationship between the two organisations.


Mediation is an important offering for those families who are considering or planning to separate or divorce, and has become an essential part of the divorce process.

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Drumming Up Community Support at Jewish Care’s Annual Appeal Dinner

Jewish Care Victoria hosted 400 supporters at its 2017 Annual Appeal Dinner at Leonda by the Yarra, Hawthorn on Monday 22 May 2017.


The audience enjoyed an evening of heartfelt personal stories and musical entertainment, with Annual Appeal Dinner Committee Member Georgia Danos as Master of Ceremonies.


The evening commenced with the Australian and Israeli anthems being sung by Gary Smorgon House resident Moshe Fried and past Young Achievers Program participant Shannyn Gelbart, accompanied by Chazan Dov Farkas playing the piano. To commemorate Yom Yerushalayim, Moshe and Dov sang ‘Yerushalayim Shel Zahav’, and the audience sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to celebrate Moshe’s 97th birthday.

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Major Building Contract Awarded for Stage 1 - St Kilda Road

Jewish Care Victoria has approved its $85 million St Kilda Road Senior Living and Community Precinct with the awarding of the construction contract to Watpac Limited (Watpac). Stage 1 of this two stage project will see the construction of a leading-edge aged care and community services precinct for the Jewish community of Victoria.

The 9-storey building will be named the Hannah & Daryl Cohen Family Building, in honour of the late Daryl Cohen, and will be located on the Punt Road side of the current Montefiore Homes site. Since 1848, Jewish Care has occupied this historical site designated as Crown land. During the latter months of 2016, Jewish Care successfully acquired the land from the Victorian State Government.

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Engaging Women at Friends of Montefiore 34th Annual Brunch

Jewish Care Victoria hosted the 34th Annual Friends of Montefiore Brunch at Leonda by the Yarra, Hawthorn on 3 May 2017. 220 guests attended the event that included an address by guest speaker, journalist and blogger Martine Harte.


Sponsored by the Pratt Foundation, the annual event raised more than $80,000 which will contribute towards new services that will enhance the lives of aged care residents of Gary Smorgon House who live with dementia.

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