• Entry type: Organisation
  • Entry ID: AWE1055

National Council of Jewish Women, Brisbane Section

(From 1927 – )
  • Occupation Lobby group, Membership organisation, Philanthropic organisation, Religious organisation, Women's Rights Organisation


The National Council of Jewish Women, Brisbane Section was formed in 1927 with Mrs E Isaacs as its founding president. Among the Section’s earliest activities were the formation of a Literary and Discussion Circle, and committees for Sewing, Hospital work, Catering, Entertainment, Immigrant Welfare, a Jewish Bush Book Club and a Girls Committee. As this indicates the Section encompassed a broad range of social, educational and welfare interests. They engaged in numerous fund raising endeavours, and concentrated on local philanthropic projects for both the Jewish and non-Jewish community. After the establishment of Israel, they also devoted their efforts towards support for the new Jewish State.

The Council continues today as a non-profit, voluntary, organisation for Jewish women, acting for their advancement and for social justice generally.

Published resources

  • Conference Proceedings
    • First Jewish Women's Conference, May 21st to 27th, 1929, 1929
  • Newsletter
    • The Council bulletin / National Council of Jewish Women, 1926-
  • Book
    • Making a Difference: A History of the National Council of Jewish Women of Australia, Newton, Marlo Leigh, 2000
  • Resource

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