Projects 2023

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By wearing our bracelet you demonstrate to the people of Israel that they are not alone and that Israel gets support from across the globe. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to support the people of Israel. Join us on our mission to create a brighter future for Israel.

Each bracelet costs $8 with 100% of proceeds going towards rebuilding Israel. You can purchase online via or contact us if you would like to distribute for us either through physical locations (stores, businesses, etc) or through your network.

Together, our love will rebuild.
Thanks for your support.
10,000 Letters projectHonour our Armed ForcesYesLets send letters of hope to Israel
This campaign started on the 8th October to send letters of hope to Israel. As a City, Melbourne has sent over 2,300 Letters to the IDF and 1200 Letters/ cards to families who are victims of terror. We sent physical Letters, or drawing from kids and we have received beautiful photos and videos back from Israel.

The letters must be positive, A4 or A5 paper, Can be just “Thinking of you”, include first name and where your from (for kids include their age).

This is a global campaign with the following cities involved; Melbourne , Sydney, Costa Rica, Colombia, Panama, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Buenos Aires, Rosario, Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Chicago, Toronto, Rio de Janeiro, Athens, Savannah.
ENQUIREKids, Teens, AdultsVIC-Caulfield North
AJGS-VICOtherYesJewish Genealogical Research
AJGS-VIC committee members will help visitors with their genealogical queries.
ENQUIREAllVIC-Caulfield South
ARK CentreMake and ShareNoARK Centre together with Light Up With Hope
Join us at ARK Centre to create two candles as a gesture of prayer for peace. All proceeds will be donated to One People Israel.
To secure your spot please visit
AllVIC-Hawthorn East
B'nai B'rith Australia & New ZealandOtherYesClick and Connect
Our Click and Connect team of volunteers have been assisting young students in Israel to gain confidence in conversational English skills every week.
Since the horrific attack on 7 October, this incredible project has become so much more!
To illustrate - an emotionally stressed student had not spoken a word since that fatal day.
His teacher suggested that he join the Zoom conversational session as a listener and not a participant. Although the volunteer had been informed about the situation she managed to get him to open up and even smile!
He then requested to speak to his 'new friend' in Australia on Click and Connect every week!
VIC-Caulfield South
B'nai B'rith FellowshipEntertainmentNoMitzvah Day Concert
Concert & afternoon tea for senior citizens on Monday 20th November 2023.
B'nai B'rith Hakiba UnitWorking BeeYesImpact for woman packing
We are packing gift bags for impact for women
Our unit is also collecting groceries for those in need in Glen Eira.
B'nai B'rith Hatikvah UnitWorking BeeNoTeam of Hatikvah members cut doll shapes from calico. The dolls are stitched, stuffed and sewn up but not decorated. They are then delivered to the Royal Children's Hospital and distributed by the Life Therapy Unit to children who attend for various procedures. The dolls are used for comfort and for demonstrating some procedures to allay the children's anxieties.AdultsVIC-Balwyn North
B'nai B'rith NSWSocial InclusionNoB'nai B'rith NSW
Family Day Luncheon for residents of the B'nai B'rith retirement village.
AllNSW-Rose Bay
B'nai B'rith Parent's HomeSunshine for SeniorsNoB'nai B'rith Parent's Home
Art Experience Project Residents of the independent living units will be taking part in a project facilitated by Art therapists Simona Weinstein. B'nai B'rith Members to provide transport to the activity.
AdultsVIC-St Kilda
B'nai B'rith Unit Gesher-RabinCollectathonYesReverse Garage Sale
It’s time to declutter again! … and save things from landfill.
Bring any of the following that you no longer need to 37 Margaret St, Carnegie between 10am and 2pm on Mitzvah Day (Sunday 19th November 2023).
Here’s the list of items we are collecting which can be repurposed or recycled:

We’ll arrange for items to be reused, repurposed or recycled. Follow this link to find out where we will be sending everything and where you can send these and other items after Mitzvah Day:
You can download the above list from a copy of this list here.
B'nai B'rith Victoria Hatikvah UnitOtherYesCalico Dolls Project
We consider our project continuous but for Mitzvah Day we have designated a special group of our members to participate. From obtaining the material the
material is cut to size and sewn on to create the shape. The shape is stuffed with specially prepared stuffing and finally sewn up to produce the dolls.

The Royal Children Hospital are constantly happy to receive bags of these dolls. They are used for medical staff to show children what part of their body is going to be effected by the medical procedure. Some of the dolls are used by the children to decorate them however they would like. During COVID we were not able to meet face-to-face but our coordinator prepared bags for people to collect for stuffing and sewing and return so we had sufficient dolls for the RCH to collect.
ENQUIREAdultsVIC-North Balwyn
B'nai B'rith VictoriaHostingYesGesher Rabin Unit Solidarity Dinner
Gesher Rabin Unit have organised a dinner at the Georgian Restaurant Umbrella Lounge, you are invited to book and join in.
This evening will not only raise funds, but give an opportunity for members to get together and talk about their anxieties for their families and for Israel.
BBYO SydneyGreen ProjectNoBBYO Clothes Swap
BBYO teens, in an effort to promote sustainable practises are holding a clothes swap with their peers.
Teens are encouraged to bring at least 5 items of clothing they no longer wear to swap with friends.
Excess clothing will be donated to B'nai B'rith Bargain Bazaar.

BBYO Sydney Clothes Swap Sign up
Beit Shalom SynagogueCookathonNoBiscuits for Catherine House
Our Cheder students will be baking biscuits to deliver to Catherine House, a homeless shelter for women in Adelaide.
C CareCookathonYesHelp create a meal for an Israeli family
C Care and the JDC (The Joint) Australia are collaborating to run an extra cook-off to create a warm, nutritious meal and delicious dessert for people who have recently arrived in Melbourne from Israel to ensure that they feel embraced by our community.
Canterbury Hebrew CongregationCollectathonYesIt Takes A Village
We are collecting items for It Takes A Village, an organisation which makes up bundles of things for children from newborn to age 5. People apply for a bundle which will contain things that they require, for example bedding, clothes, toys, nappies, toiletries. I have asked members of the community to donate items. There is a box in the synagogue for them or I am collecting them from their place. A small group will take them to the organisation.
Canterbury Hebrew CongregationGreen ProjectYesSilverstream Reserve
We will be volunteering at Silverstream Reserve. we will be joining a group of regular volunteers, assisting with environmental tasks (with different options suitable for different ages and abilities), such as planting/maintenance of native trees, predator control, denitrification trails, or biodiversity monitoring. Children are welcome but will need to be supervised.
ENQUIREAllNZ-155 South Eyre Rd, Clarkville
Emmy Monash Aged CareSocial InclusionNoMitzvah Day Shabbat with Central Shule
We are privileged to welcome our partners, Central Shule to Emmy Monash this coming Saturday, 18th November.
Chazan Didi Levin and 14 choristers under the baton of Myron Blecher will run the service, which will be beautiful, bringing our community together in song, hope and prayer, which we all so need at this time.
After the service we will enjoy a special Kiddush in the café.
Residents, families invited to attend as well as Central Shule community. This is going to be a special Shabbat, one to remember.
Emunah in Collaboration with Access IncCookathonYesThe Biscuits Bakers
This activity brings together women from different parts of our community to work together for a common cause. It also enables all of us to have a greater sense pf purpose at this critical time. All funds generated by the baking go directly to Emunah to pay for trauma therapy and counselling for children. If you would like to volunteer or order biscuits for your home or work place, please Contact Us.
ENQUIREAdultsVIC-Caulfield North
Friends of Courage to CareCollectathonNoBay to the G
On 19 November a team of Courage to Care supporters, members and friends are walking "Bay to the G" - from Brighton Beach to the MCG; approximately 20km through several of Melbourne’s iconic locations to help raise money for Courage to Care. So please support our energetic team and help Courage to Care reach more Victorian school students to stamp out racism, discrimination and give them the tools to be Upstanders.
AdultsVIC-Brighton Beach
Friends of Sassoon Yehuda (FOSY)CollectathonYesFriends of Sassoon Yehuda (FOSY)
Do a mitzvah and donate a meal letting them know that someone cares about them.
We provide free kosher meals, care packs, and boxes of fresh fruit and veggies to those in need. We help women experiencing the pain of pregnancy loss, as well as families dealing with sickness, parents whose children have been called in to the IDF, and those who have family in Israel and are struggling emotionally. We help all.
Donate today, and we'll provide meal/s with care and compassion to those in need.

Donate and support families in need –
Learn more about the work FOSY does –
Habonim Dror PerthFun DayYesAhbo is partnering with WIZO and NCJWA to raise money, write cards and draw pictures for affected children in Kibbuyz Be'eri.ENQUIREKidsWA-Yokine
Hamerkaz CentreOtherYesHartman Family Campaign
In the face of unimaginable tragedy, we find strength in unity and hope. An entire branch of Ronen Hartman’s immediate family has been shattered by the massacre of Kibbutz Be’eri. Ruth Hartman (Haran), a Holocaust survivor, was rescued late on the 8th of October. She lost her beloved son, and had her daughter kidnapped. She has no home to go back to. Three members of our family were murdered and 7 are among the hostages, including three young children – Noam (12), Naveh (8), and Yahel (3).

We have no information about them since the dark Shabbat of the 7th of October.

Our mission is clear and unwavering: to bring them back home and to care and rehabilitate and support the remaining family members. It is Ronen’s obligation and promise to his mum. We will not let her down. Together, we can make a difference and help heal the wounds that have torn our family apart. Your support, no matter how small, can bring us one step closer to this goal.

Ronen Hartman is the brother of Avshalom, who was murdered, and Sharon, who was kidnapped to Gaza with her daughter Noam. Amongst the hostages is Avshalom's wife, Shoshan, whose sister, and husband, Lilach and Evyatar Kipnis, were murdered, leaving behind two children. Adi, the daughter of Avshalom and Shoshan, along with her husband Tal and their two young children, Naveh and Yahel, are also among the hostages taken to Gaza.

The funds will be transferred 100% directly to a dedicated account established for the Hartman-Haran family and will be used to assist in rehabilitation and support.

Bank Account Payments:
BSB: 013214
ACCOUNT: 198947856

Donations can also be made via Charidy by visiting
Jewish Care VictoriaSunshine for SeniorsYesMitzvah Day with C Care volunteers
We are thrilled to announce an exciting day planned for the residents of Residential Home Carnegie, and we invite you to be a part of this special event.

Event Highlights:
Cooking Demonstration: At 9:30 am, our dedicated C Care volunteers will conduct a cooking demonstration. Residents will learn how to make an apple crumble cake with a unique twist. Freshly made crumbles will be served at the cafe for residents and their family members to enjoy.

Cafe Visit: At 10:30 am, all residents are welcome to visit the facility's cafeteria. Volunteers will be serving tea, coffee, and sweets. Everyone is encouraged to craft a card for IDF soldiers who need our support. Additionally, our talented musician, Raymond, will perform live music to create a truly unique atmosphere.
Pampering Sessions: The beauty salon will open its doors at 11 am, where volunteers will assist residents with manicures, ensuring a delightful experience that will leave a lasting impact.

Packing Bee: At 10:30 am, C Care volunteers will invite residents and their family members to participate in a packing bee. Together, we will combine much-needed supplies for those in the community who require assistance.

Volunteer Roles:
We are seeking volunteers to assist with the pampering session and packing. No specific qualifications are necessary. All required supplies will be provided. Volunteers should be available between 10:00 am and 12:30 pm.

This is a wonderful opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the residents and contribute to a memorable day. If you can spare some time and wish to be part of this event, please get in touch via
Jewish Care VictoriaSunshine for SeniorsYesMitzvah Day with Glamour
We have an exciting day planned for the residents of Gary Smorgon House! We invite you to join us in making this day truly special.

Event Highlights:
Pampering Sessions: We'll kick off the day with pampering sessions for the residents. Stations for manicure, hair styling, makeup, and hand massages will be set up to provide a delightful experience for everyone.
Glamour Photoshoot: Capture the moment with a professional photoshoot. Each participant will receive a framed photo as a keepsake.
Performances: At 2:30 pm, the Nitzanim Singers choir, and at 3:30 pm Israeli Dance group will perform for the residents.

Volunteer Roles:
We are in need of volunteers who can assist with the pampering sessions. No specific qualifications are required, as these services will be provided in a 'home' style to enhance the residents' beauty and enjoyment. All necessary supplies will be provided. Volunteers should be available between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm.

This is a wonderful opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the residents and contribute to a memorable day. If you can spare some time and want to be part of this event - please be in touch via
Jewish Care VictoriaWorking BeeNoWe are thrilled to announce an exciting collaborative event in partnership with JNF, Netzer, and Ha'Tzofim!

Event Highlights:
On Sunday, we will come together to make the lives of those residing in Jewish Care Housing a little brighter. The activities for the day will include gardening, mural painting, and a cleaning bee.

This promises to be a wonderful and impactful event, and we can't wait to see the positive difference we can make together.
TeensVIC-St Kilda East
Jewish Climate NetworkOtherYesClimate Shabbat
Grounded in our deepest values , Climate Shabbat is a joyful celebration of the Jewish community's growing contribution to a safe future. The Climate Shabbat is an opportunity for Jewish communities to attend Shabbat meals, panels and talks with inspiring speakers - hosted by community organisations and shules - to learn, feel empowered, and get more active in response to climate change. The Climate Shabbat also offers a moment for families and friends to experience a sense of tikva (hope), achdut (unity) and koach (strength) around the Shabbat table - by reading a simple, brief text accessible to all.
Jewish Museum of AustraliaSeasonal CheerYesFree coffee and tea provided with entry to the Museum.ENQUIREAllVIC-St Kilda
Jewish National Fund QLDWorking BeeYesMitzvah Day Jewish Cemetery Clean up
On Sunday 10 September 2023 at 9.00am JNF QLD is coordinating a Mitzvah Day Cemetery clean up at the Jewish Cemetery Mt Gravatt Brisbane.
It is open to all and will undertake the weeding and clearing of the areas around the grave sites and tombstones prior to Rosh Hashanah.
ENQUIREAllQLD-Mt Gravatt, Brisbane
KEDEM Progressive CommunityCollectathonNoWrite cards and give small gifts to our CSG volunteers to thank them for all the work they do protecting our Community.AllVIC-East Malvern
Kehilat NitzanCookathonNoBnei Mitzvah Bake for Food Van
On 15/11 Bnei Mitzvah kids at Kehilat Nitzan will bake cupcakes for the food van to bring food to those in need
Kehilat NitzanFood RescueYesKN Tikkun Olam Food Van
Serving food at Alma Park to the disadvantaged in the St Kilda area. We serve delicious kosher food and chat to all the guests/clients .... the chatting and social connection is as important as the food so we need lots of volunteers to listen and to interact with all the guests/clients, most of whom live on their own, are extremely lonely and may not have spoken to anyone all day.
ENQUIREAdultsVIC-East St Kilda
Kehilat NitzanSunshine for SeniorsNoNitzanim Singers
Nitzanim Singers will be singing for our community elders at Jewish Care Gary Smorgon House
Light Up With HopeCollectathonYesLight Up With Hope Candles
The act of igniting a candle services as a symbol of illuminating our hope and desires. Lighting a candle can be a gesture of prayer for peace or a pleas for healing. As you light these candles, we encourage you to channel upit energy to illuminate the hope for the safe return of innocent lives held in captivity and to offer your prayers for those bravely defending our country.
100% of proceeds from the sales of these candles will go to the UIA Victims of Terror Appeal.
LironEntertainmentNoLiron choir
We are going to sing at Emmy Monash
Live Love LearnMake and ShareYesCreate Weave Heal
Join the women of our community for a creative, fun and therapeutic art event for all levels. By uniting, our collective strength grows and together we will weave expressions of hope, prayer, and dreams while raising funds for Israel.

Make your own paper woven artwork. Easy to make. Take it home to keep.
Meditation and Art.

100% of Funds raised go to UIA Victims of Terror Fund.

Meditation Facilitator: Orna Triguboff
Art Facilitator: Tracey Hayim
Speakers: Mandi Hill | Art Psychotherapist and Monica Herman Norris | Art Therapis
Sound Bowl Facilitator: Shoshana Ezekiel

Supported and Sponsored by: UIA, Central Synagogue, Orah Sydney, Moriah College, Life of Colour, Live Love Learn, Mon-Alisa Studio, Art from the Heart, Neshama Life, Our Big Kitchen, The Sound Mind

Sunday 19 November, 10am registration | prompt start 10.30am - 12.30pm
Eastern suburbs location.

Mazon Australia and BBYOCookathonYesMazon Australia and BBYO will be cooking Spag Bol and cookies for the Kehilat Nitzan food van.ENQUIRETeens, AdultsVIC-Caulfield North
MDA WACollectathonNoIt’s In The Bag collection for Share the DignityAllWA
Mount Scopus ELCSocial InclusionNoC'Care Shabbat cards
Children will create Shabbat cards to be attached to Shabbat meals donated by C'Care. These cards will serve as our bridge to connect with the members of our community, conveying love, offering support, and uplifting their spirits during moments of disconnection.
Mount Sinai CollegeOtherNoMount Sinai College
Mount Sinai College collaborates with Zarkor School in Israel.

This unique initiative, led by our Year 2 teacher, El Bitterman seeks to create an uplifting educational experience amidst the challenges of online learning and the precarious situation faced by children and teaching staff in Israel. Working with the Deputy Education Director Lior, a former student of Mount Sinai College, our partnership with Zarkor aims to transcend borders and focuses on brightening the day of Zarkor students while enhancing the learning journey for both schools.

Teachers from Mount Sinai College and Zarkor will collaborate across grades and subjects, including Secular, Hebrew/Jewish Studies, and Specialist courses. Participating students engage in a diverse array of activities, spanning video and still image creation, writing, listening, performing, physical education, creative arts, chess and musical performance.

This initiative fosters a global community of learners, weaving the values of kindness and collaboration, true to Mount Sinai College’s ‘Six Kinds of Best’, especially ‘The Community Kind’.
Mount Sinai CollegeOtherNoMount Sinai College
Mount Sinai College students have taken the time to create get-well-soon cards, and these thoughtful cards have been sent to uplift the spirits of those currently hospitalized in Ashkelon, Israel
Mount Sinai CollegeCookathonNoMount Sinai College
Mount Sinai College Year 6 Bake off

The Year 6 bake off is linked to our science unit this term, which explores the effects of heat on the properties and behaviour of materials. The evening will be extra special as we will be joined by special guests, online from Israel, the Year 6 students from Zarkor School in Moshav Beit Hanan. The collaboration between Mount Sinai and Zarkor has been vital in uplifting and brightening the Zakor day, whilst enriching the learning of all students.
Mount Sinai CollegeHonour our Armed ForcesNoMount Sinai College
Mount Sinai College Year 6 Charity Committee are hosting a Pop-up Shuk to raise money for three chosen Charities. At the Pop-up Shuk students will be selling homemade items and baked goods to raise the funds.
These charities use the much needed funds to help survivors of the October 7th attacks in Israel rebuild their lives. The Charities are; The Summit Institute which provides support for foster families in Israel and Zaka which helps with the search rescue of missing civilians and soldiers. We will also be contributing to the Sydney Sock Project which helps those in need in Sydney.
Mount Sinai CollegeOtherNoMount Sinai College
Year 6 students engage in “Gemillut Chassidim – Acts of Loving Kindness”. This highlights the importance that Mount Sinai College places on the act of giving of one’s own time to support others. Our Year 6 students are required to engage in a minimum of 3 - 5 hours of Community Service to a worthy cause or charity of their choice over the course of the year and enact our school Motto “Na’aseh V’nishma“ – “We will do and we will heed”.
NCJWFun DayNoI would like to join in the fun dayAdultsVIC-East St Kilda
NCJWA VicMake and ShareYesMitzvah Day with NCJWA Vic & NextGen Philanthropy
NCJWA Vic believes in the importance of this day and will be running a project partnering with NextGen Philanthropy as part of Mitzvah day. Our project will be packing craft boxes together for disadvantaged children. We encourage both families and individuals to get involved and volunteer for this worthwhile day.
ENQUIREAdultsVIC-Caulfield North
NextGen PhilanthropyMake and ShareYesMitzvah Day with NCJWA Vic & NextGen Philanthropy
NCJWA Vic believes in the importance of this day and will be running a project partnering with NextGen Philanthropy as part of Mitzvah day. Our project will be packing craft boxes together for disadvantaged children. We encourage both families and individuals to get involved and volunteer for this worthwhile day.
ENQUIREAdultsVIC-Caulfield North
North Shore Temple EmanuelCookathonYesMeah Cooking Class
The children that participate in our Meah program - Years to 6 - are bringing ingredients to NSTE and helping to cook meals for St Canice's Kitchen. St Canice's Kitchen provides lunch daily to homeless men and women.
Perth Jewish Community Blood Donation GroupBlood Bank DonationNoWe are all about getting as many members of the Perth Jewish Community to donate blood, plasma and other associated lifesaving blood products in order to save as many lives as possible. During times of so much bloodshed, we need more blood shared!Teens, AdultsWA
Progressive Judaism VictoriaSeasonal CheerYesMax Gross
Havdalah marks the end of Shabbat and the start of a new Jewish week.
Come celebrate with us at our Havdalah and Margherita night.
Netzer and Rabbi Allison Conyer will guide us with beautiful songs and prayers.
Followed by pizza and drinks and schmoozing!

This is a family-friendly event

Link to book
Rotary Club of SubiacoSocial InclusionYesThe Dining Hub
Every 3 months we provide a safe and friendly environment for people who are living alone or needing social support to come together and enjoy a hearty 3 course dinner together with the members of the Rotary Club of Subiaco. We provide entertainment and comradery and encourage togetherness and ongoing connections with people who would otherwise not have any social support.
Sounds Of IsraelEntertainmentNoKley Zmer music for MZH (Nursing home)
Me and my musical group would like to play Jewish - Kley Zmer type music in the MZH (nursing home)
Souper KitchenCook-offYesSouper Cook-off
We will have cooking sessions and packing sessions to cook and pack portioned food for our food hamper program.
ENQUIREAllVIC-Caulfield North
Temple Beth Israel MelbourneMake and ShareYesMitzvah Day at TBI
We have a range of activities between 9am and 2pm, which aim to make a positive impact on the lives of those in need.

There are a number of ways to contribute, including:
- Baking for nourish and to support those in need
- Knitting/crocheting for Israel
- Packing stress bags for women escaping domestic violence - to be distributed through Impact for Women
- Singing for seniors with the TBI choir - singing popular broadway and Jewish music for nursing home residents
WIZO MasadaOtherNoGlen Eira Community Information Support
Collection of non-perishable goods including personal items for women and children.
WIZO MasadaOtherNoImpact for Women
Supporting a charity which supplies parcels of love to women and children in shelters and who are escaping from domestic violence situations.
Wizo Matan & Wizo TovaSeasonal CheerNoWIZO Dance for Israel
Come together to hear enlightenting information, pray for the safety and wellbeing of our Home, the IDF and civilians in captivity, and DANCE FOR ISRAEL.
DATE: 14 November 2023
TIME: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Donations kindly appreciated:
ZOOZ Israeli DancingSunshine for SeniorsNoZOOZ Israeli Dancing
Dancing to Israeli songs for approx 35-40 mins

To send us your photos of your Project you can use one of two options:

1. Online (an easy way to send lots of photos)

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