Thursday, 27 November 2014

Join us for our upcoming Latke Lunch & Launch at Maroubra Synagogue

JewishCare’s Community Club Network invites all seniors to join us for a Latke Lunch and Launch  -

Image: Temple Isaiah

When: Monday 15th of December 2014

Time:10.30am – 1.30pm

Where: Maroubra Synagogue, 635 Anzac Parade, Maroubra

Enjoy a Pre-Chanuka Latke Lunch with friends and a discussion about a new Jewish Senior’s Social Club.

Organised by JewishCare’s Community Club Network.

RSVP: Valerie by Thursday 11th December 2014 on 93028050

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Skin Cancer Action Week 16th-22nd November 2014

As we head into summer, National Skin Cancer Action Week provides a timely reminder for Australians about the importance of staying SunSmart to reduce their risk of skin cancer.

Two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they reach 70 and around 2000 Australians die of skin cancer each year.

This year’s slogan is Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek, and Slide.

The Cancer Council Australia are asking all Australians to slip on some sun protective clothing, slop on some SPF30+ (or higher) sunscreen, slap on a hat, seek shade, and slide on some sunglasses.

A combination of these measures, along with getting to know your skin and regularly checking to pick up on any changes are the keys to reducing your skin cancer risk:

If you notice any changes in your skin or have any questions regarding this topic remember to always speak to your GP about it.

 When you do venture out remember to:
-Seek shade
-Wear sun protective clothing that covers as much of your body as possible
-Put on a broad-brimmed hat that shades your face, neck and ears
-Wear wrap-around sunglasses
-Apply SPF30+ broad spectrum water resistant sunscreen liberally to clean, dry skin, at least 20 minutes before being exposed to the sun, and reapply at least every two hours when outdoors
-Carry a bottle of water

The Cancer Council Australia has given young and older citizens the opportunity to tell their personal stories of skin cancer and how it has impacted on their lives through 'Your Summer. Your Skin. Your Story.' Program. These stories will be a reminder to all of us that sun protection saves lives.

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Thursday, 13 November 2014

War Memorial Hospital’s free seminar on Arthritis

The War Memorial Hospital regularly holds informative and interesting seminars for seniors on a variety of topics.

On Monday the 1 st of December they will be holding a free seminar on Arthritis and will discuss the following points and more:

· Updated information on treatments and medication
· Pain management
· Exercise – getting started
· Gadgets to assist in the home

When: Monday the 1st of December 2014

Time: 10am to 12.30pm

Where: War Memorial Hospital Day Centre, 125 Birrell St, Waverley

If you are interested in attending please contact Catriona on 9369 0215 or as bookings are essential

Seniors only seminar

Monday, 10 November 2014

Citizenship Ceremony and Annual General Meeting this November

For the first time we are holding a second citizenship ceremony in the one year. 

On 17 November at 3 Saber Street at 10:30am, Malcolm Turnbull will be conferring citizenship on 25 conferees from 3 countries.

JewishCare’s 2014 Annual General Meeting and Volunteer acknowledgement will take place on 26 November at 3 Saber Street from 4pm.

The Treasurer Lawrence Myers will deliver his report which will show JewishCare continued to cement its position as a stable, financially secure organisation in the Jewish community.

All members of the community are welcome to attend but only paid up financial members of JewishCare are entitled to vote at the meeting. 

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Photos from last Citizenship ceremony

Photos from last Citizenship ceremony

Photos from last Citizenship ceremony

Photos from last Citizenship ceremony

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Have you heard of JewishCare’s Links Program for seniors?

JewishCare commenced its Links Program in July 2006 on the North Shore and in the Eastern Suburbs to connect local volunteers with older members of the community.

The volunteers provide social support to clients who are living at home and may be socially isolated.

The support is usually by way of regular one on one activities which may include:

· Home visiting
· Help with correspondence
· Reading
· Going for a walk
· Going out for coffee
· Playing games e.g. Chess or scrabble

JewishCare's Aged Case Work Team often refers older people who are isolated, lonely and in need of a friendly chat to brighten up their day.

If you or someone you know may be of benefit from the Links Program please call JewishCare’s First Call on 1300133660

The program coordinator will contact you to arrange a home visit and discuss the program with you.

We are always looking for new volunteers for our Links Program so if you are interested in becoming a volunteer please call First Call on 1300133660. 

White Ribbon Day

White Ribbon Day is a global initiative to stop violence against woman.
Over the last 7 years on (or around) 25 November JewishCare in Sydney has held a White Ribbon Day Men's Breakfast.

This year we are fortunate to have Dr Michael Flood who is an internationally renowned advocate on males, masculinity, and violence prevention as the keynote speaker.

Dr Michael Flood's research and advocacy on issues such as domestic violence, male sexuality and pornography has attracted many admirers. He is the Research Fellow, Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, Health Sciences Faculty, La Trobe University.

At any one time JewishCare has around 20 families who are being supported by the staff in the Domestic Violence program.

The success of the campaign has been helped by the approach of engaging 'ambassadors' who promote it amongst their peers and family.

We invite you to attend our men's breakfast on:

When: Tuesday 25 November 2014

7:45am for 8am start

3 Saber Street Woollahra

Belinda Gold 0411 261 702 or email