Monday, 29 December 2014

2014 International Recognition of JewishCare NSW

We received international recognition for our ‘inclusion’ work for people with a disability, when the USA based Ruderman Foundation awarded us a $US 50,000 award. The award relates to the fact that 30% of links in the Big Brother Big Sister program involved a Little with a disability. We were very proud that this award received international media attention. 

The Big Brother Big Sister program was involved in an attempt to record a Guinness Book of Records World Record for the numbers in a 3 legged race. This was part of the 321 project. 

During the year, our Mental Health and Wellbeing program was heavily involved in Mental Health Month and partnered with many other organisations and participated in 7 community events. It also hosted the interagency meeting on the 1st October with a talk by Professor Mitchell.

JewishCare hosted the inaugural Jewish Youth Interagency in August, with members from 7 different Jewish organisations attending. These included JewishCare, Kids Giving Back, Shalom College, Jewish House, Shalom Institute, Mandelbaum House, and The Friendship Circle. Future joint educational events and networking opportunities are planned.

The 2014 White Ribbon Day Men's Breakfast in November, which aims to reduce domestic violence was the biggest ever with over 120 attendees listening to guest speaker Michael Flood.

JewishCare played its role in the Shabbat Project by hosting its largest Shabbat dinner for the Mental Health and Wellbeing program.

JewishCare continued to help hundreds of older members of the community to stay in their own homes. JewishCare's close ties with The Claims Conference also continue to help Holocaust Survivors especially as the guidelines for help change. 

A new Friendship Club for active older people in Maroubra is in the process of being established at the Maroubra Synagogue. 

Did you know there are 5 ways of getting help from us? Watch this short animated video on ways that we can help you http://youtu.be/Lc2nljeEz04 

If you are interested in our Big Brother Big Sister program watch this short animated video http://youtu.be/7rkBsJ6VikE

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Join us for our upcoming Chanukah Lunch at Central Synagogue Bondi Junction

JewishCare’s Aged Services together with the Friendship Clubs invites all seniors to join us for a Chanukah Lunch
When: Monday 22 nd of December 2014

Time: 10.30am – 2.00 pm

Where: Central Synagogue, 15 Bon Accord Ave, Bondi Junction

RSVP: Valerie Rubel on 93028050

Hope to see you all there

Friday, 5 December 2014

International Volunteer Day – December 5th 2014

International Volunteer Day (IVD) is mandated by the UN General Assembly and is held each year on the 5th of December. It is a day for volunteers and volunteer based organisations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to showcase the difference they make in their communities.

On 5 December 2014 join us in acknowledging and enhancing people’s participation, engagement and voice, in shaping our nation and the world we want through the spirit of volunteerism.




 

This years theme is:
                                                  
JewishCare’s Aged Services would like to thank all volunteers who volunteer for our Links Program and other volunteer programs offered by JewishCare.

The Links Programs volunteers provide social support to clients who are living at home and may be socially isolated.

The support is usually by way of regular one to one activities which may include:

· Home visiting
· Help with correspondence
· Reading
· Going for a walk
· Going out for coffee
· Playing games e.g. Chess or scrabble

If you or someone you know may be of benefit from the Links Program please call JewishCare’s First Call on 1300133660.

We are always looking for new volunteers for our
Links Program
so if you are interested in becoming a volunteer please call First Call on 1300133660.