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 Eastern Suburbs Communal Event and Awards Night

June 4, 2013 by  

J-Wire Photo Gallery of the JCA function on Sunday night in Sydney…were you there? Check the pix from Giselle Haber.

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JCA Honors Volunteers

June 3, 2013 by  

Three long serving volunteers have been  honoured at Sydney’s  JCA’s Communal Event. [Read more]

PJ Library Officially Open

August 28, 2011 by  

The PJ (Pyjama) Library mails free Jewish themed books and music CD’s to families on a monthly basis. It was officially launched in Sydney last week at a big Pyjama Party at Set Café,  Westfield Bondi Junction. [Read more]

Tonight is Census Night – Please Identify

August 9, 2011 by  

Sydney’s Jewish Communal Appeal has sent a message requesting all Australian Jews identify as being Jewish in today’s census. [Read more]

JCA honours volunteers

August 11, 2010 by  

More than 250 volunteers have been honoured at the 2010 Jewish Communal Appeal Gala Event held at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion this week. [Read more]

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