Thank you to our partners – The Erdi Foundation, Spotlight Foundation, Loti & Victor Smorgon Family Foundation, Gandel Philanthropy and Besen Family Foundation, and to our community for your assistance and support during this once-in-a-century COVID-19 pandemic.

As donors, you stepped up in response to the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19 to comfort us and to encourage us, and to support our elders, clients and staff with donations of meals, personal protective equipment, masks, flowers, care packages, monetary gifts and much more.

Jewish Care is humbled by the outpouring of generosity and support from our community and Thank You for helping us meet these challenges so that we can continue to deliver vital supports and care with compassion, respect and excellence.

Besen Family Foundation

Erdi Foundation

Eva Selwyn

Gandel Philanthropy

Heat Group

Hupert Family Foundation

Jack & Robert Smorgon Families Foundation

Josh Liberman

Loti & Victor Smorgon Family Foundation

Naphtali Family Foundation

Nossbaum Family

Sonenberg Family

Spotlight Foundation

Sunraysia Foundation

The Gandel family and Gandel Philanthropy have been longstanding supporters of Jewish Care. Jewish Care is a leading communal organisation, supporting many important aspects of the Jewish community across Victoria. In recent times Gandel Philanthropy provided support for the communal COVID-19 Helpline, as it was clear this would be crucial to better manage support activities for the Jewish community through these difficult and challenging times”.

Nicole Brittain, Manager, Jewish and Israel programs, Gandel Philanthropy.


The Spotlight Foundation is honoured to partner with Jewish Care during this unprecedented time and continue its support of the much needed COVID-19 helpline.

As so many of our community will be faced with hardship and much uncertainty during this difficult period, Jewish Care will continue to tirelessly provide hope, comfort and safety for those in need”.

Dahlia Sable, Chief Executive Officer, The Spotlight Foundation.


The Besen Family Foundation has partnered with Jewish Care over many decades to support their services to the community through aged care, social services and respite care. We were impressed with Jewish Care’s urgent response to the impact of the coronavirus on the community and proud to support the establishment of their dedicated COVID-19 Help Line to ensure people had access to direct, immediate support, advice and referrals to other agencies”.

Debbie Dadon AM, Chair, Besen Family Foundation.

The Erdi Foundation partnered with Jewish Care early on in the Pandemic. Jewish Care played a vital role in supporting the most vulnerable and needy within our community during these challenging times”.

Philip Zajac, Erdi Foundation.


Our most recent commitment to the COVID-19 crisis appeal, was a reflection of a longstanding and respected relationship between Jewish Care and the Loti & Victor Smorgon Family Foundation. It was a commitment we felt was essential to ensure Jewish Cares continuity and success in delivering stakeholder support.

In response to COVID-19, Jewish Care stepped up boldly to serve the community, to meet the increasing and challenging needs this crisis has presented. They are working tirelessly to deliver exceptional support and assistance working diligently to protect the residents, the vulnerable and at-risk in our community.

We commend Jewish Cares, professional, agile and innovative response”.

Belinda Bardas, Loti & Victor Smogon Family Foundation.