Inspired by Jewish values, NCJWA (Vic) aspires to create a better world for women. 
We achieve this through our work in the Jewish and broader communities by:
 - Providing support to vulnerable women
 - Working to advance the status of women
 - Promoting a harmonious multicultural society
 - Supporting projects in Israel

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The Jam Project

Seeking participants

 Applications for buddies (19-25) closing 28 November 2016
Applications for girls (Year 9 2017) closing on 9 December 2016

Being a 14-16 year old young Jewish girl is a tough gig; it is a formative age where everyone wants to be cool, be ‘in’ and impress their friends, but many struggle to gain a sense of self and be their own person. Whilst teachers and parents provide the constant support, there’s nothing quite like chatting to an older girl who completely understands the goings on of high school.

The National Council of Jewish Women of Australia (Vic) is thrilled to get this project off the ground with support from Gandel Philanthropy and is now seeking expressions of interest from suitable young women (19-25) interested in volunteering to being a part of an exciting new pilot mentor program for teenage girls known as The Jam Project.

We are ideally seeking women who feel they can act as role models, offer guidance and have the ability to develop a positive friendship with a young person for approximately one year.

Participants will need to agree to undergo the selection and interview process including Police and Working with Children Checks and be available to attend a training day in December, monthly supervision and provide regular updates on their progress.

We are also seeking expressions of interest from teenage girls going into Year 9 in 2017 and who are interested in having an older female in their lives from whom to learn.

The Jam Project will be officially launched at Jamfest on 4 December at Central shule at 10.30am, where a festival celebrating women will take place. (See below for details!)

The Jam Project is generously supported by Gandel Philanthropy and the Jamfest is supported by Scott Winton Insurance Brokers. 

Click Here for Buddy Applications (age 19-25) closing 28 November 2016
Click Here for Girls applications (Year 9 2017) closing 9 December 2016

These links are also available on the NCJWA (Vic) website and The Jam Project Facebook page

For more information about the program, please contact Annette Sweet, NCJWA (Vic) Programs and Events Manager 9044 5403 or

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