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Upcoming Focus Group

19 January 2017

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It’s not too late to RSVP for the JCS Focus Group that will be facilitated as part of our ongoing community engagement and consultations with members of the Jewish community.

Sunday, 29 January 2017
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Beit Shalom Synagogue

RSVP to Community Engagement Focus Group on Sunday, 29 January

To read the latest news and updates, visit the Community Engagement and Consultations Page.

Community Engagement & Consultations

12 January 2017

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As part of our community engagement consultations currently underway with members of the Jewish community in SA, we have now added the Community Engagement & Consultations page to the JCS website for community members to keep updated with the latest information and opportunities to contribute and become involved by having your say.

To read the latest news and updates, visit the Community Engagement and Consultations Page.

Position Vacant

14 December 2016

We are searching for a talented and dedicated Home & Community Support Worker to join our small and close knit team in early 2017.


If you have a passion to deliver person centered and quality home and community support services, we would like to hear from you!

For a confidential discussion to learn about the benefits of working for a diverse and vibrant organisation like JCS, please contact us on 8363 5400.

Registered Charity Tick

07 December 2016


The ACNC has developed the Tick of Charity Registration (the Registered Charity Tick) for registered charities to show the public that they are registered with the ACNC.

The Registered Charity Tick aims to give reassurance to the public that registered charities are transparent and accountable by highlighting their presence on the ACNC Charity Register.

You can find out more about JCS including viewing our Annual Information Statements by clicking here

2016 Annual Report

05 December 2016


A copy of our 2016 Annual Report is now available to download.

To download a copy , click here

If you have trouble opening the annual report as a PDF document, please contact us on 8363 5400.

National Volunteer Week 2016

9 May 2016

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Today marks the beginning of National Volunteer Week 2016, which runs from 9-15 May. In 2016 the theme is Give Happy, Live Happy which, explores the research that shows volunteers live happier and healthier lives.

JCS says a huge THANK YOU to all our fantastic volunteers who dedicate many hours to support us deliver our valued services and programs to our community members.

Honouring SA’s Jewish ANZACS, 100 years on

14 April 2016


South Australia’s Jewish ANZACS will be honoured in a special event as part of the national Centenary of ANZAC Jewish Program at the Adelaide Hebrew Congregation at 2 pm on April 17. Read More

JCS achieves outstanding result following Quality Review

31 March 2016

Following our Quality Review undertaken by the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency on Tuesday, 22 March, we are pleased to advise that JCS successfully met each of the 18 Expected Outcomes. Read More 


Are you a Carer within the Jewish Community of SA?

9 March 2016

Are you a Carer within the Jewish Community of SA?  You are invited to register for our upcoming Carers Function to be held in April.

For further information, and to register your interest, click here

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Changes to Client Fees from 1 March

17 February 2016

From 1 March 2016, there will be changes to client contributions and fees for all JCS programs and services.  To learn more about these changes, please visit our information page

Carer support programmes funding extension for JCS

17 February 2016

The Assistant Minister for Social Services, Hon Alan Tudge MP, recently announced a 12 month grant extension for organisations delivering carer support services.

JCS is currently funded as part of the Counselling, Support, Information and Advocacy (CSIA) carer support programme and as part of this announcement we will have our grant agreement extended through to 30 June 2017.

To read the Media Release by Hon Alan Tudge MP, click here

JCS Receives CHSP Funding until 30 June 2018

JCS signs comprehensive funding agreement to deliver quality CHSP services to the Jewish Community until 30 June 2018

To read all the information, click here

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“JCS respects the client’s choice to involve an advocate of their choice, representing their interests, at any time and where it is the expressed wish of the client”. 

To view our Advocacy Policy, click here


Aged Care Complaints Commissioner
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From 1 January 2016 the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner is responsible for the management of complaints about the care and services provided to people receiving Australian Government subsidised aged care.

The Aged Care Complaints Commissioner provides a free service for anyone to raise their concerns about the quality of care or services being delivered to people receiving aged care services funded by the Australian Government.

To learn more, visit the Office of the Aged Care Commissioner Website

Carer Gateway
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Carer Gateway is a national online and phone service that provides practical information and resources to support carers.
The interactive service finder helps carers connect to local support services. To learn more about Carer Gateway telephone 1800 422 737 or visit the Carer Gateway Website


Your feedback is important to us so that we can learn what we are doing well and what areas we need to improve on.

To provide your feedback, click here

Health & Safety

“The safety and welfare of our people is our most important value. We are determined to operate our business so as to ensure that all our employees, volunteers, clients and contractors and the communities in which we operate are kept free of injury and illness”.

To view our Health & Safety Policy Statement, click here

Jewish Synagogues in Adelaide

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Adelaide Hebrew Congregation, established 1848, opened its first synagogue in 1850. South Australia’s orthodox synagogue is at 13 Flemington Street, Glenside. Learn More.


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Beit Shalom Synagogue,  which is registered as Adelaide Progressive Jewish Congregation, was founded by a dedicated group of lay leaders in 1963 and is located at 39 Hackney Road, Hackney.  Learn More.

Managing Heat and Heat Related Illness
Preventing Heat Related Illness

South Australia can experience long periods of extreme heat so it is important to know what the effects of extreme heat are, who is at risk and how you can prepare for and cope during times of extreme heat.

A range of resources on heat and managing heat related illness are available from the SA Health Website

To view the comprehensive ‘Guide to coping and staying healthy in the heat’ click here


My Aged Care


My Aged Care has been established by the Australian Government to help you navigate the aged care system. The Gateway is part of the Australian Government’s changes to the aged care system which have been designed to give people more choice, more control and easier access to a full range of aged care services.

To learn more, visit the My Aged Care Website

Planning Ahead – Take control of your future today
Planning Ahead

Planning Ahead is about taking control of your future. It is about putting things in place. It means that your choices will be known and acted on if you cannot express them yourself at some time in the future.

This may happen if you have a sudden accident, become very ill or develop a condition that affects your memory and your planning ability.

Various legal tools are available to help secure future health, financial, legal and personal choices – such as an Advance Care Directive, Enduring Power of Attorney, Will and registration for organ and tissue donation. Making wishes known in advance can help reduce family stress and conflict during times of crisis.

It is never too early to plan ahead:

  • Talk to your family now about your future wishes!
  • Act now to protect your future rights, wishes, values and preferences!

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Quality of Care Principles

The Quality of Care Principles 2014 set out the responsibilities of approved providers in providing care and services for residential and home care. The principles specify the care and services that an approved provider of residential care is to provide, set out the Accreditation Standards that must be met by a residential care service to achieve accreditation, specify the care and services that an approved provider of home care is to provide, and set out the Home Care Standards that a home care provider is expected to meet as a part of quality review.

To learn more about the Home Care Standards, click here

Protecting your Privacy
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“JCS respects every individual’s legal right to privacy. Our Privacy Policy has been updated and summarises how we handle your personal information”.

To view our Privacy Policy, click here

To download a copy of our Protecting your Privacy brochure, click here

For further information on Privacy and the Australian Privacy Principles, please visit the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner website.

Rights and Responsibilities

You have a right to be looked after properly, treated well and given high-quality care and services. To make sure you get the best care, Jewish Community Services must meet certain standards. The Charter acknowledges your rights and those of your family and carers, as well as your responsibilities.

For a copy of the Charter of Care Recipients Rights and ResponsibilitiesHome Care, click here or contact us to request a copy.


Our 2017 Social Program will be Available Shortly!


For further information about our 2017 Social Programs on offer, please contact Na’ama on 8363 5400.

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