2014 Highlights

The year in numbers:


  • Engaged with over 5,000 Jewish school students through our school Education Programs.
  • Stand Up ABC program has been a major success with over 110 bnei mitzvah students participating in Melbourne and Sydney.
  • The 10 Isaiah Fellows have had an incredible educational journey through their 4 excursions, 12 workshops and 2 retreats.

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Refugee Programs

  • Sudanese Homework club numbers grew from 26 children to 60 per week, across 3 homework clubs in Sydney and Melbourne.
  • 17 women attend our Sudanese Women’s Group every week. Sewing, making jewellery and improving their English.
  • We ran 9 massive holiday programs for the Sudanese community. 5 in Melbourne and 4 in Sydney.
  • 32 Sudanese community members receive weekly one on one mentoring through the Encounters program, and 3 have received scholarships for tertiary study courses.


  • 25,000 people viewed our What Would You Do campaign video, which was also shared to over 500,000 people on social media!
  • 1850 people have heard the What Would You Do? presentation.

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  • We raised $100 000 for victims of the typhoon in the Phillipines, and $40 000 for those affected by the bushfires in NSW.
  • 400 people attended our fun run and we raised $25000.
  • Over 3000 people like our facebook pages.
  • Over 5000 people on our ever growing database.
  • In 2009 our budget was $80 000. In 2014 it is $800 000. 10 times bigger.

How did we make all the above happen?

Owing to the generosity, dedication and passion of our: 15 invaluable staff, 7 brilliant board members, and close to 190 committed volunteers

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