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National Council of Jewish Women, Brisbane Section (1927 - )

From
1927
Occupations
Lobby group, Religious organisation, Philanthropic organisation, Membership organisation and Women's Rights Organisation
Website
http://www.ncjw.org.au/index.html
Location
NCJW Brisbane Section: Phone & Fax (07) 3345 9509 cfgold@bigpond.net.au

Summary

The National Council of Jewish Women, Brisbane Section was formed in 1927 with Mrs E Isaacs as its founding president. Among the Section's earliest activities were the formation of a Literary and Discussion Circle, and committees for Sewing, Hospital work, Catering, Entertainment, Immigrant Welfare, a Jewish Bush Book Club and a Girls Committee. As this indicates the Section encompassed a broad range of social, educational and welfare interests. They engaged in numerous fund raising endeavours, and concentrated on local philanthropic projects for both the Jewish and non-Jewish community. After the establishment of Israel, they also devoted their efforts towards support for the new Jewish State.

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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