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National Council of Jewish Women, Western Australia Section (1929 - )

From
1929
Occupations
Lobby group, Membership organisation, Women's Rights Organisation, Religious organisation and Philanthropic organisation
Website
http://www.ncjw.org.au/index.html
Location
NCJW WA Section Inc.: c/o 61 Woodrow Ave., Yokine, WA 6060. Tel./Fax (08) 9276 8040 ncjwwa@iinet.net.au

Summary

The National Council of Jewish Women, Western Australia Section was founded in 1929, largely as the result of a visit of by Fanny Reading to Perth expressly for the purpose of amalgamating the existing Western Australia League of Jewish Women with the National Council. While this aim was not achieved, Fanny Beckler became the founding president of the Western Australia Section of the Council (the League continued for several years before disbanding). A Council Juniors was also formed. In its early days the Western Australia Section devoted itself to assisting Jewish migrants and then to war work. In the years after WWII, the Council organised more social events, undertook more fund raising and offered services for the elderly. The Council continues today as a non-profit, voluntary, organisation for Jewish women, acting for their advancement and for social justice generally.

Sources used to compile this entry: Newton, Marlo Leigh, Making a Difference: A History of the National Council of Jewish Women of Australia, Hybrid Publishers, Melbourne, 2000, 342 pp.

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Archival resources

JS Battye Library of West Australian History, State Library of Western Australia

  • Collection of Material Relating to National Council of Jewish Women of Australia W. A. Section, 1980, PR 13199; JS Battye Library of West Australian History, State Library of Western Australia. Details

Jane Carey

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