Each Constituent Organisation is invited to send two delegates to the Quarterly Council meetings
The Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS) has represented Jewish students on campus across Australia and New Zealand since 1948. We have student clubs registered at over 20 university campuses. Each year we organise engaging social and political events both on and off campus, run a number of international programs to Israel and around the world, and provide Jewish students with useful educational resources.
We work to develop and strengthen Jewish identity on tertiary campuses across Australia and New Zealand.
We achieve this by providing meaningful Jewish experiences through:
Thereby strengthening community and enhancing Jewish life.
Bnei Akiva is a Jewish religious Zionist youth movement, which inspires and empowers young Jews all over the world with a sense of commitment to the Jewish people, the Land of Israel and the Torah, placing an emphasis on the value of Aliyah to the State of Israel. It is a not-for-profit community based organization that works vigorously with the Jewish youth of Perth, aged 7-18. Our primary goal is to imbue our children with a strong set of morals and community values as well as equipping them with important life skills. We aim to achieve this by running educational and fun group meetings on a weekly basis in addition to being responsible for hosting and participating in many community events.
Bnei Akiva is the largest religious Zionist youth movement in the world, spreading its message of love of the Jewish people, its Torah and its homeland, across 42 countries for over 80 years. Bnei Akiva has been active in Perth for over 30 years and continues to strengthen the Jewish identity of the Jewish youth of Perth as well as of the wider community.
Carmel School is a vibrant Modern Orthodox Zionist Jewish day school, and one of Perth’s highest performing K-12 schools. Located in the heart of the thriving Perth Jewish community, Carmel provides an essential and authentic educational experience. Our vision is to enable Jewish continuity, through the knowledge, identification and connectedness that is taught and modelled in the school. We uphold the vision of Am Yisrael Chai; the eternal nation and Jewish continuity.
Jewish Burial Society, serving our community in time of need.
Community Security Group
under the auspices of the Jewish Community Council of WA Inc, is tasked with the oversight of the Jewish Community’s security and emergency management programs and policies.
The CSG is run by a small team of professional staff with many highly trained, committed and dedicated volunteers. These volunteers are tasked with the safety, security and protection of the WA Jewish Community. The CSG motto is “To Protect Jewish Life and The Jewish Way of Life” and it carries out this task in conjunction and consultation with State and Federal Authorities. It advises the community on threats and necessary requirements for Synagogues, Jewish Day Schools, Institutions and Communal Events.
“We are an educational institution, providing a comprehensive Jewish studies program for school-aged children and adults, including the Perth Yeshivah and we host Tefilot incidental to our educational objectives.”
Habonim Dror is a Jewish and Zionist youth movement that operates throughout Australia, as well as around the world. Our aim is to enrich Jewish identities and create an engagement with Israel for the youth in our community. Through critically analysing the world around us, we strive to empower the youth, providing them with the ability to develop a meaningful Jewish identity that exists in all spheres of life, which is to be used to improve oneself, the Jewish people and the wider world. The unique atmosphere created in the movement has ensured we are one of the largest Jewish youth organisations in Australia. We run weekly programs for Juniors (Years 2-8) on Wednesdays after school and for seniors (Years 9-12) on Sunday evenings. We also run many events throughout the year and have biannual camps in the winter and summer holidays which are always the highlights of the Habo calendar.
The Holocaust Institute of Western Australia
The Holocaust Institute of WA along with Courage to Care provides educational programs which strive to educate all, with the focus on high school students, the lessons of the Holocaust and its history. The Institute aims to foster tolerance and understanding and keep alive the memory of those who perished in the Holocaust. The exhibition, education programs and cultural events encourage broader social and community understanding. The Courage to Care educational outreach program inspires the youth to confront hatred, promote tolerance and to be proactive citizens in the face of adversity. The institute is located in the Jewish Centre and is staffed by volunteers. The institute welcomes schools and other groups, by appointment only. Courage to Care is a mobile exhibition which is mounted at different locations throughout the year and welcomes school and other groups by appointment only.
Jewish Community Centre
Home of many of Perth’s community offices, the Holocaust Institute, meeting rooms and function centre
Jewish Historical and Genealogical Society of WA
Our society was formed in 2003 when the WA Jewish Genealogical Society merged with the Western Australian Jewish Historical Society which had been founded more than 50 years earlier. We comprise a group of people, Jewish and non-Jewish, with an interest in Western Australian and world Jewish history and/or a desire to trace our Jewish heritage.
JNF (Jewish National Fund)
is a not-for-profit organization that gives all generations of Jews a unique voice in building a prosperous future for the land of Israel and its people.
Kashrut Authority of Western Australia
The Kashrut Authority of Western Australia (KAWA) is a non-profit body committed to the enhancement and expansion of all aspects of kashrut. KAWA is the authority that oversees and manages all kashrut-related matters in Western Australia including:
• Supervision and certification for locally-produced kosher products
• Supervision and licensing for all kosher caterers
• Shomrim for the supervision of all kosher functions in Perth
• Supervises all local shechita and subsequent processing of meat
Assistance and advice is available for all matters relating to kashrut including the koshering of kitchen and utensils, and the provision of information regarding kosher products available at local food retailers. KAWA also distributes updates to the kosher list in conjunction with Kosher Australia which are available on the PHC Facebook page and website.
is an easy-to-read weekly roundup of local, national and international Jewish news. It’s an important mouthpiece for all our organisations, keeping you in touch with what’s happening in your city.
The Maccabi organisation in Western Australia has been in existence for over eighty five years fostering the sporting ambitions of the Perth Jewish community. Through that time it has grown into a strong and vibrant body that has achieved significant milestones both on the sporting fields and in its investment in the Maccabi Grounds.
In the last sixty years development of the Grounds has fostered the Maurice Zeffert Home, Carmel School and the Jewish Centre. In addition there has been renewal of capital items such as the four all weather tennis courts, the Carmel School/Maccabi Gymnasium including the Gordon Bloomfield Hall, the car park, and new change rooms
MDA (Magen David Adom)
saves lives every day by providing Israel’s emergency medical response and ambulance services, managing the national blood bank and providing international disaster aid.
The Menora Foundation (Inc Jewish Care WA)
The Menora Charity Fund Inc. is an Australian registered charity which provides a wide range of both financial and other services to assist the needy Perth Jewish individuals and families. The main focus is on crisis support in providing food and assisting to meet general budgets (rent, medical, utilities, car expenses etc). Menora also assists with seeking employment and job training courses. There are no paid employees and Menora is completely reliant on volunteers and the generosity of donors. Menora has a purpose-built warehouse behind the Jewish Centre where many charitable initiatives are run and where the volunteers sort donated goods for fundraising purposes.
MZH (Maurice Zeffert Home)
The Maurice Zeffert Home (Inc) is a Not-For-Profit organisation offering a 90-bed aged care facility, 51-unit retirement village, meals on wheels and a day lounge service.
Open since 1961, and employing 140 staff, Maurice Zeffert has always taken pride in providing a high standard of quality care to the Perth Jewish Elders while embracing the richness of Jewish culture and tradition.
Maurice Zeffert is a public benevolent and registered charity for tax deductible donations.
People are encouraged to support Maurice Zeffert through volunteering their time, donating and participating in the Wills and Bequest Program.
NCJW (National Council of Jewish Women of Australia)
The National Council of Jewish Women of Australia (WA Section) was established in 1929. Our purpose is to make the world a better place by working for the rights of women and children, the aged and physically challenged both in Israel and our own Australian and Jewish communities. Our social groups play an important role for our members as do our affiliates, visiting and volunteering at the Maurice Zeffert Home, as we work closely with agencies within the local Jewish community to assist those in need.
On a national and international level our role has widened. Through ICJW we are represented at the United Nations and UNESCO & The World Jewish Congress. As members of Australian Women’s Coalition, NCJW Australia is the voice of Jewish Women around Australia. In W.A. we are very active and have a voice for our community through, the United Nations Association and W.A. and the National Council of Women. We pride ourselves in our community work, status for women, interfaith activities and hasbara (advocacy) for Israel.
Our Executive Committee is Jennifer Faigenbaum – President, Valerie Frank – Vice President and Sarah Susac – Hon. Treasurer.
We welcome new members.
Perth Hebrew Congregation
The Perth Hebrew Congregation (PHC) has been at the heart of the Perth Jewish community for over 120 years and is the oldest and largest orthodox congregation in Perth. The PHC offers a full range of daily tefillah services in the shule as well as a number of religious, communal and cultural functions through the year. An extensive educational program is offered at the shule. The PHC also offers bar and bat mitzvah programs, as well as offering weekly Shabbat services, educational programs and activities for children, teens and young adults.
Perth Hebrew School
For over 100 years, the Perth Hebrew School Inc (PHS) has provided Jewish education to children and families in Perth.
The Perth Hebrew School offers a range of Hebrew reading, Jewish Studies and Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation classes and learning sessions for children from age of 3 years until post Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Classes are taught by dynamic and knowledgeable teachers, under the guidance of Rabbi Lieberman.
Perth Jewish Free Loan Society
The PERTH JEWISH FREE LOAN SOCIETY is a charitable institution that has for over 100 years provided temporary financial assistance in the form of interest free loans to members of the Western Australian Jewish community who cannot otherwise raise the necessary finance for Business assistance, medical expenses, education costs and other pressing household needs and material necessities.
Temple David is Western Australia’s only Progressive Jewish Synagogue. Celebrating contemporary Jewish life in WA, with regular and festival services, community facilities and social events. Temple David is more than a synagogue, it is a meeting place for our community. We have several social groups and events, a religion school, adult education classes and several study groups. We are proudly affiliated with The Union for Progressive Judaism.
The United Israel Appeal is the Australian arm of Keren Hayesod. UIA Australia in partnership with the global Jewish community works to further the national priorities of the State of Israel and Israeli society, with special emphasis on advancing weaker communities, nurturing disadvantaged and marginalised youth; encouraging aliyah, implementing rescue operations and connecting young Diaspora Jews to Israel and Jewish life.
KH-UIA saves Jewish lives, strengthens Jewish identity, fortifies the fabric of Israeli society . UIA is mandated with raising the funds to support Israel’s top priorities as stated by the Prime Minister’s office. Funds are directed to the core budget of the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), which is the professional institution that implements our humanitarian work.
Israel’s top priorities are our priorities. In recent years, KH has helped facilitate Jewish Agency rescue operations and aliyah from the Former Soviet Union, Ethiopia, Yemen, Syria, Cuba, and Iran. Jews have always been assisted and brought to Israel in the wake of economic collapse and the escalation of anti-Semitism.
The UIA was first incorporated in London in 1920. In Australia, UIA NSW was established in 1948 by founding President Max Freilich. UIA Victoria was established in 1956, followed by UIA WA and UIA QLD.
WA Friends of the Hebrew University
Providing programs, events and fundraising activities in support of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel’s foremost centre of higher education and research. Forging a meaningful partnership between Australia and the people of Israel, the AUSTFHU helps to ensure the nation’s well-being by nurturing Israel’s greatest asset: the intellectual strength of its people.
WA Society of Jewish Jurists and Lawyers
is a not-for-profit incorporated association.
WA Jewish Ex Service Men and Women
The Jewish Ex-service Men and Women conduct memorial services including Anzac Day throughout the year.
All Jewish ex-service men and women are eligible to join as full members if they have served for six months or more in the full-time, national service or citizen’s forces of any country that was not an enemy of Australia.
Associate Members (without service) are welcome to join WAJEX. It is important that the sacrifices of Jewish Service Men and Women is never forgotten and is passed on to the next generations.
WIZO, the Women’s International Zionist Organisation, is a non-political, international women’s organisation operating in 52 countries. WIZO is recognised by the United Nations as a Non-Government Organisation, with consultative status on ECOSOC and UNICEF.
WIZO is dedicated to the welfare of all sectors of Israeli society, responding to the challenges that arise in Israel through every stage of life, from new-born babies through to the elderly. WIZO’s mandate is to provide care for those in distress, focussing on children and adults, lending a hand to refugee immigrants, and to protect those at risk, in order to secure a better society for all.