170 needy families assisted
Extensive community attendance at exhibitions
72 social and cultural events held each year
B’nai B’rith NSW is the umbrella body of the B’nai B’rith family of organisations which include B’nai B’rith Bargain Bazaar, B’nai B’rith Centre and Courage to Care NSW.
The Units facilitate a variety of social activities in the eastern suburbs and the north shore as well as serving the Jewish and wider communities through activities and charitable projects. Interests and activities include guest speakers, film/theatre and music nights, weekends away, walking groups and outings.
B’nai B’rith NSW focuses on producing immersive exhibitions and events to engage the community. The Wallenberg Portrait Competition, being launched in 2020 emulates the Archibald Prize with artists asked to research and create a portrait of an inspirational person. Portrait classes with survivors as sitters will be held at the B’nai B’rith Centre throughout the year to augment the competition.
B’nai B’rith will once again be collaborating with COA to hold the ABC Jewish Community Art exhibition which will be held in July 2020.
BB Kids club runs holiday workshops for children aged between 8 to 12 focusing on photography and art activities. BBY0 (B’nai B’rith Youth Organisation) launched in 2019, caters for teens aged 13 to 17, with a teen committee driving the program for their peers. BB young people are keen to get involved with their parents delivering Pesach and Rosh Hashana parcels to over 170 recipients before the High Holidays.
The Bargain Bazaar, based in Surrey Hills, sells second hand clothing and furniture to the wider community. The shop, manned entirely by volunteers, has raised in excess of $500,000 supporting a broad spectrum of charities, including humanitarian, medical and educational.
B’nai B’rith does not rely on any funding from JCA, however President Anna Marks OAM believes the organisation is an integral part of NSW Jewry. B’nai B’rith NSW was one of the founding members of JCA in 1967.
Program beneficiaries include the Jewish Community across the ages and broader community through the Bargain Bazaar
B’nai B’rith NSW
B’nai B’rith NSW was founded over 70 years ago by German and Austrian refugees to recreate the social circles and networks they had lost when they fled Europe. Part of the global B’nai B’rith circle of organisations, B’nai B’rith NSW remains a hub for social interaction, friendships and organisations that foster Tikkun Olam and social justice and advocate for human rights.
1967 – one of the founding members of JCA
Anna Marks OAM