2023 Communal Event 
Aged & Community Care

Becoming a carer and an advocate for someone facing a health challenge can happen suddenly and unexpectedly. Navigating this space can be overwhelming, but there is support available.


Darren Isenberg

Keynote Speaker

Shelana Silver, J-Jobs Disability Employment Manager and Mother

Four years ago, Shelana's life changed when her son Adam began to experience mental health challenges. So began an uncertain journey to access support, advice and treatment. Today, Adam is diagnosed with schizophrenia and has become an advocate against the stigma and misunderstanding that can surround mental health. Shelana shares her journey as a carer and discusses what the available support was when she and Adam needed it most.

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Panel Discussion

'Who will care for me when I need it?'

Over 2 in 5 Australians aged 16-85 are estimated to have experienced a mental disorder at some time.
In 2023, more than 400,000 people are living with all forms of dementia – more than 1.5m people in Australia are involved in caring for them.

Many think of a crisis as a sudden unexpected disaster such as a car accident or a natural incident such as a flood or fire. However, life crises can take many forms, and when faced with one, the immediate question can be, 'Who will care for me now?'

Josh Fischl - JCA The Choice Foundation - Weekend Away

Emma Cohen - JewishCare

Lisa Spira - Family member, Montefiore resident


100 per session

JCA Address

Amanda Goodman

Campaign Connectors

Session 1 - Rosalie Hirsch

Session 2 - Maxine Lorge

If Aged and Community Care is your reason why; please book early to avoid disappointment.

2023 Campaign Events

We have an exciting calendar of events planned for JCA Campaign 2023 and hope you can join us as we come together to support our local Jewish Community. Stay tuned for updates.

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