Jewish Aid Australia (JAA) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to pursuing social justice for disadvantaged communities in Australia and overseas. Jewish values urge us to question injustice, act, and take collective responsibility. JAA sparks and sustains social change by channelling the unlimited passion and potential of Jewish change-makers into action for a more just world.
Our current community-based programs are Refugee Support, Indigenous Partnerships and International Engagement. We believe that creating long-term, meaningful partnerships is the most effective way of facilitating change. We aim to empower the communities with which we work by supporting them to develop the skills and networks to take action on their own behalf.
We have a vision
Jewish Australians actively pursuing social justice for all.
We have a mission
Effecting positive change by:
- Engaging with the Jewish community on issues of social justice;
- Educating the Jewish community about how to make a difference; and
- Empowering vulnerable communities in Australia and overseas.
We embody Jewish values
Through our work, JAA realises the Jewish values of Chessed (Kindness), Tzedek (Justice) and Tikkun olam (Repairing the World). We hope to inspire the Australian Jewish community to fulfil these obligations in their everyday lives.
We are unique
We aim to be the first port of call for any who wants to donate time, money or skills towards improving our world.
Our goal is to mobilise the Jewish community’s resources and networks towards empowering vulnerable communities.Jewish Aid Australia (ABN: 87 065 814 271) is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient.