Isolation has raised stress levels across our community and especially amongst our vulnerable. For those who experience emotional stress or mental health challenges or for those who find themselves vulnerable to the threat of domestic violence, these are very trying times. Assistance for these programs will ensure that trained support people are there for regular virtual check-ins, for hands-on emotional support and for the contact needed in order to keep us safe and connected. Support areas include depression, suicide prevention and domestic violence. Services are provided by COA, JewishCare, Montefiore, Mum for Mum (NCJWA) and The Burger Centre.

COA Sydney Incorporated

COA Sydney delivers services to the frail, aged, and those with disability, allowing them to stay in their own homes for as long as practicable. COA works with a minimum of paid staff; a large group of dedicated volunteers help provide essential daily services. COA’s volunteer to staff ratio of 10:1 is one of the best in the not-for-profit sector.

Since its inception, COA has responded to many thousands of requests for assistance from doctors, social workers, hospitals, family members, and seniors – seeking to improve lives and maintain engagement with community.

COA services include Sydney’s only delivered Kosher Meals on Wheels service, an activity centre with a full program of activities from Sunday to Friday, referrals for personal care and to community organisations for ongoing help, and transportation to and from the activities centre for members.

Other programs offered by this provider

Social support ad community outreach services (including seniors’ social outings, phone monitoring, hospital and home visiting schemes, and candle lighting at non-denominational nursing homes).

Home Support Services – organising a range of home support services to ensure the comfort of members.

Case management and assessment services are provided free of charge to members to help navigate through the maze of aged care.

The COA activities centre provides a range of small and large group activities.

Founding Year

1982

Joined JCA

2009

President

Justice Francis Marks

President

Zelda Feigen OAM (Hon. Life President)

CEO

Rachel Tanny

Program Partnership

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
Partnership with OzHarvest.
Hannah Meyer Project supported by Jewish House and JEMS.
Membership with FoodBank NSW.
Activities and special events programs partner with a variety of organisations across the Jewish community, including JNF, WIZO, JewishCare, Kesser Torah, and many others.


JewishCare

Established as the German Jewish Refugee’s Fund in the mid 1930’s in response to the atrocities in Europe. Through its work, several hundred Jews were saved from Nazi persecution and, after the war, continued to assist many people migrating to Australia and support them to settle.
JewishCare today is the major provider of non-residential services to our community, responding to the needs of the aged, people with a disability, families and youth in crisis, and people with mental health issues – often the most vulnerable people in our community and therefore those most in need of our help.

Other programs offered by this provider

JewishCare provides many programs to the community across a plethora of services. These include services to aged people living in their own homes, including Holocaust survivors, disability support and services, youth services, NDIS packages, families and individuals in crisis, friendship clubs and social events, Chai Emergency Relief and FirstCall, a hotline for all those who need assistance including anyone who is feeling vulnerable.

Founding Year

1936

Joined JCA

1967

President

Jason Sandler

CEO

Claire Vernon


Mum for Mum (as part of NCJWA)

MUM FOR MUM was established as an initiative of the National Council of Jewish Women NSW in 2008 and expanded its services to the North Shore of Sydney in 2017. The program is based on the JF&CS’s Visiting Moms Program which started in Boston 28 years ago and the Em’ l’Em Program in Israel.

Founding Year

1923 NCJWA
2008 MUM FOR MUM (NCJWA)

Joined JCA

1967

Board Chair

Diane Schaffer

Executive Director

Nadene Alhadeff


The Burger Centre

A joint venture between JewishCare and Montefiore Home, The Burger Centre is situated in Randwick in a purpose built fully accessible building. The aim is to enhance the capability of older people to stay independent in their own homes and to facilitate social connection within the community in a sophisticated and meaningful way. The Burger Centre continues to play an important role in maintaining older peoples’ ability to remain socially, intellectually and culturally connected to the Jewish and wider community.

Other programs offered by this provider

Social Support and Dementia Programs

Founding Year

1991 (Burger Centre) Wellness program commenced in 2006

Joined JCA

1991

Joint Venture CEOs

Claire Vernon and Robert Orie

Senior Manager

Bronwyn Elbourne

Program Partnership

Montefiore
JewishCare


Montefiore

One of Sydney’s oldest and largest Jewish communal organisations, Montefiore has served the community for nearly 130 years, driven by its commitment to ensure all our elders are supported to live with choice, dignity and wellbeing. Recognised as a leader in the Australian aged care sector, Montefiore provides residents at its Randwick, Woollahra and Hunters Hill campuses with an award-winning clinical and allied health program as well as quality accommodation and services. The full spectrum of Jewish spiritual and cultural life is integral to its offering, including kosher meals, Shabbat, festival and communal activities and pastoral care, as well as specialised staff training in Holocaust survivor awareness conducted in conjunction with the Sydney Jewish Museum.

Founding Year

1889

Joined JCA

1967

President

David Freeman AM

CEO

Robert Orie