Funding Target

$ 460,000

130 community members and their families supported

52 Camp Sababa 3-day youth camp attendees annually

47 attendees at Our Kitchen Hand and life-skills programs

20+ employees with a disability at Print 35

500+ community volunteers (across all programs)

Providing a framework for inclusion of community members with disabilities, this program offers residential youth camps, skills development, employment opportunities, family respite, and a number of safe housing placements for vulnerable members of the community.

The disability support service encapsulates Jewish ethos regarding inclusion. As an example, Camp Sababa provides a three day residential camp for children and young adults with disabilities in Sydney. This brings together a unique cohort of our community and allows some family respite. The camp is predominantly staffed by volunteers.

The service also encompasses Print 35 which is a community printing service which employs more than 20 people with an intellectual disability to help develop their skills and provide meaningful employment, whist still delivering a cost and quality competitive product to the community.

Our Kitchen Hand is a domestic skills project that teaches people with an intellectual disability to shop, cook and provide meals for themselves. Whilst teaching household skills this service also offers a financial skills program which aims to provide community members with intellectual disabilities with an understanding of budgeting, money management and everyday banking.

Supported accommodation ensures the safe housing of vulnerable residents in the community. This program operates 24/7. Without this funding the Disability Services support would be severely cut back.

$5.5m spend in this area in 2018 with JewishCare funding the majority from
their current operational revenue.

Over 200 individuals plus their families are supported through this service.


Established as the German Jewish Refugee’s Fund in the mid 1930’s in response to the atrocities in Europe. Through its work, several hundred Jews were saved from Nazi persecution and, after the war, continued to assist many people migrating to Australia and support them to settle.
JewishCare today is the major provider of non-residential services to our community, responding to the needs of the aged, people with a disability, families and youth in crisis, and people with mental health issues – often the most vulnerable people in our community and therefore those most in need of our help.

Other programs offered by this provider

JewishCare provides many programs to the community across a plethora of services. These include services to aged people living in their own homes, including Holocaust survivors, disability support and services, youth services, NDIS packages, families and individuals in crisis, friendship clubs and social events, Chai Emergency Relief and FirstCall, a hotline for all those who need assistance including anyone who is feeling vulnerable.

Founding Year


Joined JCA



Jason Sandler


Claire Vernon

Program Partnership

Camp Sababa – Wolper Jewish Hospital
Our Kitchen Hand – Jewish Folk Centre
Supported accommodation – Enabled Housing