Maccabi Carnival community day

January 17, 2016 by Jake Rosengarten
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Community day is one of the most important events of the Maccabi Junior Carnival currently underway in Sydney.

It allows participants a chance to learn about and become a part of a number of important organisations and institutions in and around the host city who make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves. 2016 saw Carnival participants head to 16 different locations around Sydney to help those in need on Friday 15th January, learn about their heritage or become educated on other important societal issues and ways we can fix them. Originally 19 wonderful organisations offered to take on participants but unfortunately due to weather activities at Clean up Australia, Save the Children, North West Disability Services and Easy Care Gardening had to be cancelled. A big thank you must also go to Chabad North Shore who offered to take participants at the very last minute!

Community Day organiser Leanne Shelton was over the moon that all her hard work paid off and culminated in a fantastic day of volunteering for all. “While it was a stressful morning of sorting out last minute relocations, all of the reports I’ve heard have been very positive,” Shelton said, “I’d like to thank all the organisations for coming on board and I hope everyone had a memorable experience and will continue to do more volunteering in the future.”

Thank you to the following organisations:


·       Advantaged Care – Bondi Waters

·       Animal Welfare League NSW

·       Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW

·       Assistance Dogs Australia

·       B’nai B’rith Courage to Care

·       Chabad North Shore

·       Friendship Circle NSW

·       Jewish House

·       Our Big Kitchen

·       Oz Harvest Food Rescue

·       Stand Up: Jewish Commitment to a Better World

·       SummitCare Nursing Home Randwick (Frenchman’s Lodge)

·       Sydney Jewish Museum

·       Thread Together

·       Together for Humanity

·       Wesley Mission



One Response to “Maccabi Carnival community day”
  1. Barry Smorgon says:

    I wish to add my compliments to Leanne & to the Carnival leadership for including the Community Day into the program.
    It gives all the participants in Carnival the opportunity to see there is another part of society that are not as fortunate as most of us, & in some way give assistance to others, which is a wonderful lesson in life.

    Well done to all who participated on the day, & I trust the organisations benefited from the input from our youth.

    Barry Smorgon OAM
    President Maccabi Australia

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