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

Established in 1967, the JCA founders instituted a single unified fundraising appeal and united the NSW Jewish community. The JCA was founded to manage this communal appeal and to enable an equitable distribution of communal funds.

Our first appeal some 42 years ago raised $340,000. We have grown from humble beginnings and the range of Jewish organisations and services has continued to expand. Today, there are 23 member organisations covering community care services, schools, tertiary and continuing education, disability, health, aged care, cultural affairs, advocacy, security and sport.

The JCA raises funds for distribution amongst its members, facilitates appropriate interaction between communal organisations to ensure appropriate use of resources and plans for future communal needs. We work with our member organisations to ensure optimal use of community resources, efficient delivery of communal services and careful planning for future needs.

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

JCA is laying the groundwork to ensure its vision of Jewish continuity is achieved by meeting the following objectives:

We believe that every Jew has the right to live with dignity, with security and with the inherent right to be educated and guided along a Jewish path.

We strive to advance the quality of Jewish life and to reach out to every corner of our community.

We seek to amplify the scope of communal facilities and services, to broaden our field of endeavor and to increase the vitality of our Jewish life.

We rely on our fellow Jews to assist us in our vision.

We are committed to meeting the needs of our community and delivering superior outcomes…… today, tomorrow and forever.

The 2021 census is coming

July 29, 2021 by  

How many Jews live in the Outback? To find out, we’d need the Australian census which is arriving in two weeks. [Read more]

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]

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