Monday, 30 January 2012

Give Up Initiative

Warren Hurst Executive Officer has committed himself to the task of giving up something important to him for the first week of every month. 
He will discuss his progress and challenges over the course of the week on
He would love people to give up the same activity over the week and or you can sponsor him on with all proceeds going to JewishCare.

He would love to hear your comments on the blog.

Monday, 16 January 2012

JewishCare’s Youth Mentoring Program is currently seeking Mentors !

Do you have a positive attitude, some life experience behind you, and an interest in supporting young people in our community?

Jewish Care's Youth Mentoring program is seeking interested people, 26+ to become mentors for young Jewish adults aged 16-25 years, who may be facing obstacles or challenges in their lives. Having support of a mentor is likely to increase the young person’s self-esteem and confidence, empowering them to make important decisions about their lives.

There is a commitment period of approximately 2-4 hours per fortnight with the young person, for a contracted period of 6-12 months.

Next training: Sunday 19th February 2012 10am-3:30pm

It’s the opportunity to make a REAL difference to a young person's life.

For more info on the program, please call

Mimi Zilka 9302 8037

Kelly Sacks 9302 8015

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Jolly January

January is a time for making changes and creating new plans for the year ahead.
1. Healthier Lifestyle – part of the Swap It, Don’t Stop It campaign the Australian Government are offering a free 12 week planner that includes short and long term goals and meal and exercise tips. For more info visit

2. Great food tip for the week – Eat Eggs:
- They are quick, easy and versatile.
- Have the highest nutritional quality protein of all food sources.
- Contain 11 different vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B, vitamin b12, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E and vitamin K.
- A great source of omega-3 fats (the healthy fats), which can have significant benefits for the heart and blood vessels.
- Due to the variety of nutrients found in eggs, they are an ideal food to include in the diets of older adults.
- May help treat acne, as they lower the glycaemic load of the diet.

3. Do you have a green finger?

While the weather is nice, enjoy reading in the garden – join a local book club, this week Michael Pollan's In Defence of Food has 11 attendees, this is not only a great way to socialise but also a great opportunity to learn more about food.

4. January is a:
- Great time to clean out the stuff you don't want from last year
- Write thank you notes
- Develop holiday snaps and catch up with friends
- Look out for good deals in the sales
- Clear out the fridge and restock

5. National Hat Day is on January 15th- will people you know wear a hat??
National Hat Day was created by a hat loving individual or group.
Wear a hat!

6. Do you have Triskaidekaphobia tomorrow is Friday the 13th are you lucky?

Monday, 9 January 2012

Welcome to 2012

2012 promises to be a very exciting year for JewishCare.

Happy New Year to everyone. Let us hope 2012 will be a great year for all of us.

The official opening of the new building (Fischl House) is planned for October by which stage we should have had a few months occupying the new premises. There is no doubt this will mark a new chapter for JewishCare and in fact for the entire Sydney Jewish community.

JewishCare and Social Media
What kind of things do you want from JewishCare’s social media?

Do you want tips re mental health, ageing, domestic violence etc or inspirational quotes or messages, free resources?

We would love to hear from you. Answer here or on our Facebook page.