Community Organisation Directory
The WJCC is a proud home to these incredible community organisations and institutions
Holocaust Centre of New Zealand
The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand (HCNZ) is the nation’s leading organisation in Holocaust education and remembrance, dedicated to ensuring the lessons of the Holocaust remain relevant today and for future generations. Our activities span teaching, research, publishing, archiving, public commemorations and events, and recording and sharing survivor testimonies.
Jewish National Fund
The JNF is a non-profit organization. By 2007, it owned 13% of the total land in Israel. Since its inception, the JNF says it has planted over 240 million trees in Israel. It has also built 180 dams and reservoirs, developed 250,000 acres (1,000 km2) of land and established more than 1,000 parks.
New Zealand Jewish Archives
The archived collection includes historical material, period Hanukkah candelabras, ark curtains, religious books brought in by Jewish migrants in the 1800s and photos and correspondence from the nascent Jewish community in Wellington.
Council of Jewish Women
The Council of Jewish Women (CJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, CJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.
Wellington Hebrew Philanthropic Society
The Wellington Hebrew Philanthropic Society (WHPS) provides financial assistance to those in need.
Jewish Care of the Aged Society Wellington
WJCAS is an independent body caring for the elderly and infirm in the wider Jewish Community.
B'nai B'rith, the oldest Jewish service organisation in the world, has a Wellington unit which often meets at the Centre.
Chevra Kadisha Burial Society
Burial Society charged with making sure our deceased members are buried in accordance with our custom and all afforded dignity.
Wellington Regional Jewish Council
The Wellington Regional Jewish Council represents the Wellington Jewish community in matters related to rights, media and in addressing antisemitism
Community Safety Group
Our Community Safety Group (CSG) volunteers assist community groups with security and emergency preparedness advice. The group works closely with local emergency services and other similar groups elsewhere.
In an emergency always call 111 first.
Our Kosher Co-operative sells a range of hard-to-find kosher products, including meat and cheese. The Co-op also arranges supplies of kosher l’Pesach supplies for Pesach.
You can visit the Co-op at the Centre or you can order online and have your order delivered to you anywhere in New Zealand.
We offer kosher certification services for Kosher Kiwi (a partnership between the Wellington Jewish Community Centre and the Auckland Hebrew Congregation and New Zealand’s only orthodox certification) and for OU (Orthodox Union), one of the most widely recognised kosher certification agencies in the world.