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.

JCA Communal Awards

June 3, 2016 by  

Four committed members of Sydney’s Jewish community have had their achievements, contributions and service to the community recognised this week as recipients of JCA’s 2016 Communal Awards. [Read more]

Humans of JCA

May 23, 2016 by  

Sydney’s JCA will launch its Humans of JCA Photographic Exhibition this week…a key event in its current annual appeal. [Read more]

JCA Casino night – a J-Wire Photo Gallery

August 18, 2015 by  

Were you at the JCA Casino night in Sydney? Giselle Haber may have photographed you. [Read more]

A mother’s tale

June 15, 2015 by  

Author of the best-seller “The Book Thief” Markus Zusak has enthralled Sydney’s JCA East Communal Event with stories of broken eggs and wartime Munich. [Read more]

Sandler Farewell

December 2, 2013 by  

Over 150 people attended a communal farewell for JCA’s Chief Executive Officer Ian Sandler.  [Read more]

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