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Moriah College Foundation

Contact

Name: Joseph Herschel

Position: Foundation Director

Email: foundation@moriah.nsw.edu.au

Address

Queens Park Rd

Bondi Junction

Sydney 2022

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Our Mission / Objective

The Moriah College Foundation aspires to provide Jewish children with access to greater opportunity through a Moriah education.

We share the vision of Moriah College by helping to educate children who will achieve personal excellence and make a positive contribution informed by the richness of their Jewish heritage.

Since its establishment following the 2011 Capital Appeal, the Moriah College Foundation has continued to focus on the sustainability of Moriah College and there the affordability of a Moriah education to members of Sydney’s Jewish community.

Giving our children a Jewish education, and thereby a Jewish moral compass with a strong Jewish identity, is central to our beliefs. Connecting our children to their Judaism and to Israel, and teaching them to be advocates for Israel is the key to Jewish continuity – now into the future.

The ultimate goal of the Moriah Foundation is, quite simply, to ensure that as many Jewish children as possible are able to receive a Moriah education.

Our Services

The Foundation has begun to raise much-needed funds to pay off the purchase of the Queens Park land as well as to address the issue of affordability. The Foundation aims to provide future generations of Moriah students with the opportunity to benefit from the world-class secular and Jewish education that Moriah College offers in state-of-the-art facilities.

Our learning environments must adapt as technology and teaching techniques evolve. The role of the Foundation is to drive innovative education programs to enable both our staff and students to achieve their personal best in a fast-changing world.

Our Beneficiaries

The Foundation provides means-tested bursaries and financial assistance to students whose family financial circumstances would otherwise prevent them from attending the College, and additional funding to enrich students’ Moriah education.

The landmark Israel Study Tour (IST) experience forges a deep and long-lasting sense of Jewish identity in all those who participate and help secure the future of our community. Participants begin with a week in Poland where they are exposed to the stark contrast between the vibrancy of Jewish life that once was, and the greatest atrocities that mankind has ever known. Their journey continues with six weeks in Israel through a wealth of spiritual, educational and fun encounters.

Projects in Progress

Bursaries

“I want you to know that I am grateful every day for the privilege of Abi* being a student at Moriah College. I can only see her going from strength to strength. Attending the Mitzvah celebration a few weeks ago, I could help but sit with a lump in my throat and reflect on how fortunate she is to be offered this incredible experience by being at a Jewish school.

– a letter to the College Principal from Abi’s mother.

Moriah College offers means-tested bursaries without any academic criteria. Consistent with any independent education, the cost of a Moriah education is increasingly challenging for many families.

To help address this financial pressure, the Moriah Foundation Bursary Program provides financial grants for students to further their education. A bursary differs from a scholarship in that no academic or performance-related criteria apply. A bursary also differs from Fee Assistance in that it is a fixed sum awarded for a fixed period and Fee Assistance is granted for a portion of tuition fees and is considered per school year upon application.

Bursaries are granted in accordance with criteria set by the College Principal and Board of Management, through the College’s Financial Assistance Committee.

Every contribution to the Bursary Program, no matter how large or small, will have a meaningful impact on the life of a Jewish child and assist in the continuity of our community.

 

 

Israel Study Tour (IST)

IST has shown me that the lessons we learned about being Jewish, our history and our people, are important for me to pass on to future generations, made possible only by the generosity of others.

– Reflection from a participant in IST, supported by the Foundation.

The Israel Study Tour experience forges a deep and long-lasting sense of Jewish identity for teenagers in Year 10. IST is a seven week program, including a week in Poland and six weeks in Israel, that consolidates Holocaust studies through Year 10 and celebrates Israel as the Jewish State. Identifying with and developing pride and passion in the State of Israel has been proven critical to our young people’s commitment to their Judaism and, there, to Jewish continuity.

IST subsidies

The Moriah Foundation assists as many Moriah students as possible to participate fully in the IST. To this end, through the generosity of our donors, we provide universal vouchers, interest-free loans, and, for our community’s most needy families, additional targeted subsidies.

Our People

CEO

John Hamey, College Principal

Names of Board Members

  • Brian Schwartz AM (Chairman)
  • Judy Lowy (President)
  • Cheryl Bart AO (Hon. Secretary)
  • Stephen Jankelowitz (Hon. Treasurer)
  • Jeremy Dunkel
  • Bruce Fink
  • Ian Fischl
  • Giora Friede
  • Ariane Fuchs
  • Jonathan Gavshon
  • Robert Gavshon

Ex-officio

  • John Hamey (College Principal)
  • Joseph Herschel (Foundation Director)

Number of Employees

1

Registration Information

ABN

98 077 604 961

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

A Bequest is a gift of education that will ensure intergenerational continuity

What we treasure, we must transmit: Our sacred task is to hand our heritage to the generations who will follow.

A gift to The Moriah Foundation in your Will makes a lasting contribution to Moriah College and will help ensure a health future for our Jewish community.

Bequests have played a significant part in the College’s development. Owing to the generosity of benefactors, funds have been given towards the construction of key facilities and invested to protect the College’s long-term financial future. Through bequests, we are reminded of our history and of the benevolent foresight of earlier generations who have contributed to ensuring the strength and viability of the Sydney Jewish community.

Will my bequest make a difference?

Every bequest, large or small, is an opportunity for you to make a very special, tangible and lasting gift, which will touch the lives of future Moriah College students.

Making a bequest to Moriah allows you to make a gift without diminishing your current assets, and enables you to perhaps make a more significant contribution than may otherwise be possible. You may also choose to nominate how you would like your bequest to be used, whether for general or specific purposes within the College. By nominating Moriah as a beneficiary in your Will, you are leaving an enduring legacy to advance the strategic educational vision of the College.

You can do this by:

  • Giving a specific amount of money
  • Leaving a specific item such as property, shares or artwork
  • Nominating a percentage of your estate
  • Leaving the residue of your estate, once your friends and family have been provided for.

Please call Joseph Herschel, Foundation Director, on +61 2 9375 1774 for more information.

 

General Donations

Deciding what part you can play to make a difference in Sydney’s Jewish community and for Jewish continuity is an important decision. What you may not realise is that by belonging to the Moriah Family – you and your family are already a part of a generational journey of Jewish continuity. Investing in the education of our children will deliver long-term benefits for your family and for our community.

All donations to the Moriah Foundation are tax deductible.

To find out more about how you can support The Moriah Foundation, please contact Joseph Herschel, Foundation Director, on +61 2 9375 1774.

Donations may also be made securely online at moriahfoundation.org.au

North American residents are encouraged to visit aisusafoundation.com

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Why volunteer?

Without our volunteers, we couldn’t function. We absolutely depend on you. Whatever your age, whatever your ability, whether you are working, unemployed or retired, there are opportunities to help at Moriah College.

As well as helping others, you’ll get the chance to develop skills, build your confidence and make new friends.

How can I contribute my skills and talents?

Depending on your time and skills, Moriah has a range of volunteer activities:

  • Administration
  • Arts and crafts
  • Events
  • College archives
  • Exam supervision and scribes
  • Discussion groups
  • Gardening (vege patch) for early learning centres, and primary and high schools
  • Shabbat program
  • Parents’ Safety Group

Next steps

To find out more, please call on 02 9375 1774.

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

The Moriah College Foundation aspires to provide Jewish children with access to greater opportunity through a Moriah education.

We share the vision of Moriah College by helping to educate children who will achieve personal excellence and make a positive contribution informed by the richness of their Jewish heritage.

Since its establishment following the 2011 Capital Appeal, the Moriah College Foundation has continued to focus on the sustainability of Moriah College and there the affordability of a Moriah education to members of Sydney’s Jewish community.

Giving our children a Jewish education, and thereby a Jewish moral compass with a strong Jewish identity, is central to our beliefs. Connecting our children to their Judaism and to Israel, and teaching them to be advocates for Israel is the key to Jewish continuity – now into the future.

The ultimate goal of the Moriah Foundation is, quite simply, to ensure that as many Jewish children as possible are able to receive a Moriah education.

Our Services

The Foundation has begun to raise much-needed funds to pay off the purchase of the Queens Park land as well as to address the issue of affordability. The Foundation aims to provide future generations of Moriah students with the opportunity to benefit from the world-class secular and Jewish education that Moriah College offers in state-of-the-art facilities.

Our learning environments must adapt as technology and teaching techniques evolve. The role of the Foundation is to drive innovative education programs to enable both our staff and students to achieve their personal best in a fast-changing world.

Our Beneficiaries

The Foundation provides means-tested bursaries and financial assistance to students whose family financial circumstances would otherwise prevent them from attending the College, and additional funding to enrich students’ Moriah education.

The landmark Israel Study Tour (IST) experience forges a deep and long-lasting sense of Jewish identity in all those who participate and help secure the future of our community. Participants begin with a week in Poland where they are exposed to the stark contrast between the vibrancy of Jewish life that once was, and the greatest atrocities that mankind has ever known. Their journey continues with six weeks in Israel through a wealth of spiritual, educational and fun encounters.

Projects in Progress

Bursaries

“I want you to know that I am grateful every day for the privilege of Abi* being a student at Moriah College. I can only see her going from strength to strength. Attending the Mitzvah celebration a few weeks ago, I could help but sit with a lump in my throat and reflect on how fortunate she is to be offered this incredible experience by being at a Jewish school.

– a letter to the College Principal from Abi’s mother.

Moriah College offers means-tested bursaries without any academic criteria. Consistent with any independent education, the cost of a Moriah education is increasingly challenging for many families.

To help address this financial pressure, the Moriah Foundation Bursary Program provides financial grants for students to further their education. A bursary differs from a scholarship in that no academic or performance-related criteria apply. A bursary also differs from Fee Assistance in that it is a fixed sum awarded for a fixed period and Fee Assistance is granted for a portion of tuition fees and is considered per school year upon application.

Bursaries are granted in accordance with criteria set by the College Principal and Board of Management, through the College’s Financial Assistance Committee.

Every contribution to the Bursary Program, no matter how large or small, will have a meaningful impact on the life of a Jewish child and assist in the continuity of our community.

 

 

Israel Study Tour (IST)

IST has shown me that the lessons we learned about being Jewish, our history and our people, are important for me to pass on to future generations, made possible only by the generosity of others.

– Reflection from a participant in IST, supported by the Foundation.

The Israel Study Tour experience forges a deep and long-lasting sense of Jewish identity for teenagers in Year 10. IST is a seven week program, including a week in Poland and six weeks in Israel, that consolidates Holocaust studies through Year 10 and celebrates Israel as the Jewish State. Identifying with and developing pride and passion in the State of Israel has been proven critical to our young people’s commitment to their Judaism and, there, to Jewish continuity.

IST subsidies

The Moriah Foundation assists as many Moriah students as possible to participate fully in the IST. To this end, through the generosity of our donors, we provide universal vouchers, interest-free loans, and, for our community’s most needy families, additional targeted subsidies.

Our People

CEO

John Hamey, College Principal

Names of Board Members

  • Brian Schwartz AM (Chairman)
  • Judy Lowy (President)
  • Cheryl Bart AO (Hon. Secretary)
  • Stephen Jankelowitz (Hon. Treasurer)
  • Jeremy Dunkel
  • Bruce Fink
  • Ian Fischl
  • Giora Friede
  • Ariane Fuchs
  • Jonathan Gavshon
  • Robert Gavshon

Ex-officio

  • John Hamey (College Principal)
  • Joseph Herschel (Foundation Director)

Number of Employees

1

Registration Information

ABN

98 077 604 961

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

A Bequest is a gift of education that will ensure intergenerational continuity

What we treasure, we must transmit: Our sacred task is to hand our heritage to the generations who will follow.

A gift to The Moriah Foundation in your Will makes a lasting contribution to Moriah College and will help ensure a health future for our Jewish community.

Bequests have played a significant part in the College’s development. Owing to the generosity of benefactors, funds have been given towards the construction of key facilities and invested to protect the College’s long-term financial future. Through bequests, we are reminded of our history and of the benevolent foresight of earlier generations who have contributed to ensuring the strength and viability of the Sydney Jewish community.

Will my bequest make a difference?

Every bequest, large or small, is an opportunity for you to make a very special, tangible and lasting gift, which will touch the lives of future Moriah College students.

Making a bequest to Moriah allows you to make a gift without diminishing your current assets, and enables you to perhaps make a more significant contribution than may otherwise be possible. You may also choose to nominate how you would like your bequest to be used, whether for general or specific purposes within the College. By nominating Moriah as a beneficiary in your Will, you are leaving an enduring legacy to advance the strategic educational vision of the College.

You can do this by:

  • Giving a specific amount of money
  • Leaving a specific item such as property, shares or artwork
  • Nominating a percentage of your estate
  • Leaving the residue of your estate, once your friends and family have been provided for.

Please call Joseph Herschel, Foundation Director, on +61 2 9375 1774 for more information.

 

General Donations

Deciding what part you can play to make a difference in Sydney’s Jewish community and for Jewish continuity is an important decision. What you may not realise is that by belonging to the Moriah Family – you and your family are already a part of a generational journey of Jewish continuity. Investing in the education of our children will deliver long-term benefits for your family and for our community.

All donations to the Moriah Foundation are tax deductible.

To find out more about how you can support The Moriah Foundation, please contact Joseph Herschel, Foundation Director, on +61 2 9375 1774.

Donations may also be made securely online at moriahfoundation.org.au

North American residents are encouraged to visit aisusafoundation.com

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Why volunteer?

Without our volunteers, we couldn’t function. We absolutely depend on you. Whatever your age, whatever your ability, whether you are working, unemployed or retired, there are opportunities to help at Moriah College.

As well as helping others, you’ll get the chance to develop skills, build your confidence and make new friends.

How can I contribute my skills and talents?

Depending on your time and skills, Moriah has a range of volunteer activities:

  • Administration
  • Arts and crafts
  • Events
  • College archives
  • Exam supervision and scribes
  • Discussion groups
  • Gardening (vege patch) for early learning centres, and primary and high schools
  • Shabbat program
  • Parents’ Safety Group

Next steps

To find out more, please call on 02 9375 1774.

Our Annual Reports

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