Labor pledges funds to new Jewish Care home

Jewish Care has welcomed a commitment by the Victorian Labor Government of $625,000  towards upgrading its facility if re-elected in the next state election.

During a visit to Jewish Care’s St Kilda Road headquarters and Montefiore Homes, the Andrews Government pledged to commit the funds towards the construction of Jewish Care’s new Hannah & Daryl Cohen Family Building, which is due for completion in November 2019.

“Our older generations have given us so much – it’s only fitting we make sure they get the care and dignity they deserve in their later years,” Martin Foley, Minster of Housing, Ageing & Disability; Creative Industries; Equality; and Mental Health, said.


“We thank Ministers Foley and Dalidakis, and the Labor candidates for Caulfield, Prahran, the Southern Metropolitan Region and Macnamara for taking the time to visit Jewish Care,” said Jewish Care CEO Bill Appleby.

“We welcome the Andrews government’s pledge to commit $625,000 to support the construction of The Hannah & Daryl Cohen Family Building which will not only provide an inclusive and heimish home for our Elders, but also be a welcoming and vibrant hub for the community to share.”

“Jewish Care has supported the Victorian Jewish community for the past 170 years. The Hannah & Daryl Cohen Family Building, which is being built as part of our Growing. For the Community. Capital Campaign, will enable us to continue to provide quality care and support for future generations,” Mike Debinski, President of Jewish Care, said.

“Today’s announcement is further acknowledgement of the vital role Jewish Care plays in strengthening the Victorian Jewish community. We thank the Andrews Government for this generous pledge of support.”

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