A new look for fundraising

May 18, 2017 by Community newsdesk
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JCA is yet again stepping out of the box to bring unique and innovative fundraising events to the Sydney Jewish Community.

Joanna Auerbach

There is much excitement and energy in the JCA offices as they prepare for the annual JCA Fundraising Events. This year’s JCA Fundraising Events will be held on Sunday 28th and Monday 29th May at Hoyts, Entertainment Quarter. This year JCA will showcase the hopes and dreams of individuals within our community and the work that JCA and member organisations are doing, much of which is never seen. This will be a cinema experience that begins before you enter the theatre.

JCA’s 50th year celebrates the collaboration of donors, volunteers and our community. It’s a time to think about our community’s future and how we can ensure it remains vibrant and sustainable for the next 50 years. To this end, JCA’s many roles will continue, including planning, fundraising and the allocation of these funds through its member organisations, ensuring the community is supported where the needs most exist.

To further highlight the incredible work done by its member organisations, JCA showcases the range of sectors supported by the JCA family – History and Heritage, Social Justice and Outreach, Culture and Engagement, Jewish Education, Advocacy and Security, Aged Care and Community Care. These sectors provided inspiration for this year’s campaign, which has already begun with the delivery of the 2017 Community Source Magazine last week.

Graham Einfeld

This year JCA asks our community to “help us write our future’ as each and every one of us plays a role in shaping this. At the same time, the current needs of the community are still to be met. It is the invaluable support of the community that enables JCA to raise millions of dollars each year in support of our community, today and tomorrow.

In preparing for this year’s campaign JCA interviewed individuals associated with its various member organisations, all of which in their own way are helping to write our future.

To share a few;

Joanna Auerbach was inspired by her grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, to become one of the youngest volunteer guides at the Sydney Jewish Museum. She hopes to show carry on teaching the next generation about the importance of tolerance and acceptance.

Isabella Polgar, the AUJS National Chairperson, explained how participating in AUJS at university, is her way of playing an active role in the community. She has since realised how unique it is and is working towards bringing the community even closer together.

Graham Einfeld, a Life Governor of Wolper Jewish Hospital expressed his gratitude to the young Observers on the Board who have utilised their skills and expertise to help transform the hospital. He comments that they really are our future.

Nathan Compton, a former student at the Fund for Jewish Higher Education, uses the knowledge he learnt through studying with the Fund, to combat antisemitism in the classroom. He comments that if we are to change anything, we have to start in the classroom with today’s youth.

These stories will be highlighted through JCA’s 2017 Fundraising Campaign and at our events.

Last year JCA brought you something unique, creative and meaningful. This year JCA continues to move away from the traditional to bring you yet another unforgettable and innovative event. If you have not already booked, please do so by visiting www.jca.org.au and booking in for the event that best represents you.

Please also consider supporting JCA through a donation. JCA and its member organisations continue to support those in need, to keep everyone in our community safe and secure, to nurture through Jewish education and stimulate through culture, sport and engagement and preserve the heritage we have spent generations building.

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