Never Again Response Appeal



Supporting Security & Advocacy in our local Jewish community

On 7th October 2023, Hamas terrorists attacked Israel, starting a war that has and will impact us all indefinitely. At JCA, we recognise that these are unprecedented times, and our community's priority must be to support Israel and advocate for the release of the hostages. We encourage you to do all you can to assist in meeting these immediate needs.

JCA was founded in 1967 as a direct consequence of the Six-Day War in Israel with the objective of ensuring that the critical funding needs of Israel could be met while also responding to those of our local Jewish community. This founding premise remains unchanged. With rising antisemitism, heightened security risks and increased Israel advocacy requirements coming to the fore, we must also respond to our increasing local community needs. A strong and secure Israel needs a strong and secure diaspora community.

Some are unaware that JCA is the primary funding facilitator of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, CSG NSW and AUJS (Australasian Union of Jewish Students) NSW & ACT, assisting these organisations with 90% of their annual operating budgets. In normal times this equates to combined funding of more than $5m. But we are no longer in normal times.  All three organisations are working without respite to advocate for our community, against antisemitism and for Israel., Working to keep us physically safe and secure. This work comes with an increasing cost.

Many members of the community have asked how best to support our local front-line organisations like CSG, NSW Jewish Board of Deputies and AUJS. To this end, while JCA has and will continue to utilise reserves to close general and immediate funding gaps, we are now launching a special response fund to further boost these and other constituent organisations’ growing needs in the fight against rising antisemitism and to counter community isolation.

With this need came the establishment of the Never Again Response Appeal, a solely established appeal, separate to JCA’s annual general campaign, which will enable us to fund increased resourcing needs for our frontline advocacy and security organisations.

Our priority at JCA is to ensure that our local Jewish community is safe, united, supported, connected, and represented while we continue to stand with Israel and her people.

Let's work together and give together.


Am Yisrael Chai.


PLEASE NOTE: All donations over $2 are fully tax-deductible