There were three winners, with each organisation taking away a share of funding for their programs

Facilitated by Michael Pollak and Leah Reid, 10x10 committee members and moderated by Dragon Dr Andy Kuper AO, the competition was tough.

Rada Pantzer from JewishCare highlighted the importance of the Men’s Post-Separation Support Group.  The first of its kind in our community, the group assists men struggling with their feelings post-separation and creates a peer support group guided by therapists and counsellors.  A participant from the group also joined Rada expressing how the group changed his life and impacted him – making his future a better place.

The Sydney Jewish Museum, represented by Roslyn Sugarman proposed an outstanding competition for photographers to document the current history of our community – special events, chaggim, and simcha’s so that there is a communal record of our achievements for the future.  “With every minute that passes, we are making history,” said Ros.

A new kid on the block, Stand Up highlighted the need to work together with First Nations People, sharing experiences and stories of our lived experiences.  Speedy Shatari, General Manager for Stand Up in Sydney, passionately explained how bringing people together in homes in an environment conducive to conversation and, understanding would make inroads into healing for both communities.

Menashe Salomon, Rada Pantzer, Ros Sugarman, Speedy Shatari

Once guests had pledged their support – there were three winners, with each organisation taking away funding for their programs.  JewishCare received $6500, Sydney Jewish Museum $2550 and Stand Up $2900. 

The next event will take place in the New Year – look out on JCA’s socials for more information.

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