Media Release

B’nai B’rith Courage to Care expands into classrooms across NSW 

Courage to Care, an anti-discrimination education program, has traditionally been attended by school groups throughout NSW visiting our travelling exhibition. Now, we are also going to go to them.

Managed by volunteers, this lightweight and flexible in-school program will increase Courage to Care’s reach to schools throughout NSW, helping empower more young people to stand up against prejudice and discrimination. By exposing students to first hand stories of rescue told by Holocaust survivors, they learn about the difference an individual can make to a person’s life.

Joining Courage to Care Queensland and Victoria, who already run  school incursion programs in their respective states, Courage to Care NSW is excited to spread its powerful message of ‘ordinary people – extraordinary acts’ to students throughout towns and suburbs in NSW.

Courage to Care is now recruiting volunteers to become presenters and workshop facilitators for the new program. It is with the efforts  of  these volunteers that we are able to make a positive difference in Australian communities.

As Courage to Care volunteer Vicki Israel says, “I have been a volunteer with Courage to Care since 2001 because I strongly believe in its anti-discrimination message and love seeing the positive impact on students. The new Courage to Care in the Classroom program means that we can reach more young people and help empower them to stand up to discrimination. Courage to Care is like an extended family. I enjoy working with dedicated volunteers and Holocaust survivors. I have learned new skills and get a great sense of satisfaction in being able to make a worthy contribution to society.”

For more information or to apply email

A  volunteer information evening is being held on Thursday 23rd February, 7 – 8pm at the NEW B’nai B’rith Centre, (Shalom College), UNSW.