Jewish Communal Appeal [JCA]


The Jewish Communal Appeal is the fundraiser, planner and facilitator for the New South Wales and ACT Jewish communities.

Established in 1967, the JCA was founded to manage a communal appeal and to enable an equitable distribution of communal funds.  The first appeal, some 42 years ago raised $340,000.

JCA has since grown and the range of Jewish organisations and services has continued to expand.    Today, there are 21 member organisations covering areas including community care, education, disability services, health, aged care, cultural affairs, political and physical security and sport.

In addition to raising funds for distribution amongst its member organisations, the JCA facilitates appropriate interaction between communal organisations to ensure appropriate use of resources and plans for future communal needs.

JCA is further committed to ensuring that this community remains one of the most vibrant and robust Jewish communities in the world.  They work to engage, educate and support the community in an attempt to strengthen Jewish continuity and to preserve the Jewish legacy for future generations.

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NEWS FROM JCA

Dive in for your share of $60K

August 23, 2019 by  

Jumpstart Shark Tank, powered by JCA, is gearing up for its biggest pitch event yet with $60,000 on offer for the most innovative social-purpose initiatives that directly impact the local Sydney Jewish community. [Read more]

JCA launches 2% bequest program

February 27, 2019 by  

What will our local Jewish community look like in the next 20 or 30 years? Will it continue to provide the same sense of belonging and connection we enjoy today? [Read more]

Pitching to the sharks

December 21, 2018 by  

The third annual 2018 JCA Jumpstart Pitch Event was standing room only at the Intercontinental Sydney, Double Bay in Sydney. [Read more]

Humans of JCA Photo Galleries

June 4, 2016 by  

Did you attend any of the Humans of JCA presentations in Bondi?…check out the photo galleries. [Read more]

Successful pitch

June 3, 2016 by  

A group of 140 professionals have attended the 10×10 event to raise funds for specific organisations and participants had the opportunity to decide where their donation would be allocated as part of Sydney’s Jewish Communal Appeal’s Humans of JCA campaign. [Read more]

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