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We are a non-profit on a mission to showcase all the incredible individuals, organisations, businesses, and initiatives that make our community thrive. From social and cultural interests and inspiring events to aid and support, we’ve got it all!

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Cost of Living Toolkit

Discover money-saving strategies without sacrificing your lifestyle. Our toolkit covers key areas like Medical, Utilities, and Interest-Free Loans in part one of our series. We will be adding more categories in coming weeks.

Featured Content

Take a look at our growing content under Blogs | Videos. New content is being uploaded weekly.

Our mission is to create connections within the community to empower each person’s journey. While you are on your individual journey we are opening your eyes to others, intertwining those who might be crossing your path along their own journey.  These synergies inspire, enrich and strengthen our Jewish community.

Through our Everybody Has A Story video series we highlight different issues and life choices.

Our aim is to open people’s minds and inspire our community. 

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Tammy Kanat Interview

Crafting Color and Collaboration: The Artistic Journey of Tammy Kanat

In this insightful interview with Michelle Dubrowin, Tammy Kanat, the Melbourne-based fibre artist and weaver, shares her journey of growth and creativity. From her beginnings as a jewellery designer to her current exploration of colour and texture i... read more

Ramona Chrapot Interview

Ramona Chrapot: Activist, Arts | Law Student, Influencer

Kobe Gold interviews Ramona Chrapot, a Law/Arts student, former Mount Scopus school captain, activist, and influencer. Ramona, who also manages the Instagram account "DidJewKnow," recently returned from a leadership mission to Israel where she and ot... read more

Jo Rogers and Darren Rubenstein Video

🇮🇱 From Relocation to Resilience: The Journey of Jo and Darren in Israel 🇮🇱

In August 2022, Jo Rogers and Darren Rubenstein and their kids embarked on a remarkable journey, leaving Melbourne behind to start anew in Israel. Little did they know, their adventure would intertwine with the complexities of life in a region and th... read more

Alon Cassuto - Everybody Has a Story

Embracing Unity: An Interview with Alon Cassuto, CEO of the Zionist Federation of Australia

In an exclusive interview with Ramona Chrapot, Alon Cassuto, the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Zionist Federation of Australia, shares his remarkable journey from the realms of corporate law and management consulting to community lea... read more

Ashley Browne Interview

Unveiling the Stories: From AFL Predictions to Investigative Triumphs with Ashley Browne

In an exclusive interview, Greg Lowe sits down with esteemed sports journalist Ashley Browne, the editor of AFL Record, to discuss the upcoming AFL season and delve into the thrilling world of Australian Rules Football. As they anticipate the excitem... read more

Matti Borowski Interview

Matti Borowski: A Journey Through Conflict and Understanding

Matti Borowski, a dedicated educator, father of four, and loving husband, recently returned from a profound journey to Israel amidst a time of conflict. In an exclusive interview with Amanda Smorgon, he delves into his motivations, personal experienc... read more

Tamir Berkman - the Divorce Cowboy

Exciting Day at Bayswater Ranch with Tamir Berkman, The Divorce Cowboy! 🐴

We are thrilled to share our visit with Tamir Berkman, a visionary divorce coach transforming the way we approach separation. At his ranch, we explored the powerful parallels between respect, communication, and equine therapy in our daily lives. 🌿 Ta... read more

Jaimee Krawitz Interview

Breaking Barriers: Candid Interview with Jaimee Krawitz on Eating Disorder Recovery

In this compelling interview, Michelle Dubrowin sits down with Jaimee Krawitz, a registered Counsellor with a personal journey through an eating disorder diagnosis at a young age. Jaimee's intimate understanding of the challenges, confusion, and isol... read more

Latest Blueprint Stories

Recent Blueprint Stories | Blog Posts. Keep checking back for new posts.

Where’s the Jews? By Sharon Kuper

Where’s the Jews? By Sharon Kuper

We all heard NSW Police say forensic analysis found no evidence the phrase “gas the Jews” was chanted by apologists for the depravity at the Sydney Opera House two days after the savage mutilations of entire families, horrific murders, rapes and host... read more

Bringing the Hostages to Your Seder: Seder Supplement

How might we integrate hope for the return of our hostages into our Seders this year? How might we meaningfully engage an intergenerational group with the hostage issue at the Seder table?Pesah celebrates the quintessential moment of ... read more

Let Our People Go The Power of Being an Upstander

“Let Our People Go”: The Power of Being an Upstander

What makes an effective upstander? Does one need to be a public leader in order to be an upstander? How might we find inspiration from the upstanders of the Passover story to become upstanders to help the hostages?Upstander (noun): On... read more

When the Four Children Aren’t There to Ask Questions at the Seder

How might we integrate hope for the return of our hostages into our Seders this year? How might we meaningfully engage an intergenerational group with the hostage issue at the Seder table?Pesah celebrates the quintessential moment of ... read more

Demand Nikon to Denounce the Award Given to the Associate Press for Picture of the Year

Demand Nikon to Denounce the Award Given to the Associate Press for Picture of the Year

The recent awarding of the 'Photo of the Year' by Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism has sparked controversy and outrage. One of the winning photos, featuring the dead body of Shani Louk, a victim of the 10/7 massacre,... read more

Who Speaks for Australian Jews

Who speaks for Australian Jews?

A culture of ‘two Jews, three opinions’ means any expectation that the Australian Jewish community will speak with a single voice is doomed. But not all those who speak on behalf of the community have equal claims to representativeness.DEBORAH ST... read more

Racism in Schools

Preventing and responding to racism in schools, and strengthening cultural safety

The State of Victoria (Department of Education) has put together a reference guide for preventing and responding to racism in schools and strengthening cultral safety.If you are experiencing any racism related issues at your childs school this r... read more

Ramona Chrapot Interview

Ramona Chrapot: Activist, Arts | Law Student, Influencer

Kobe Gold interviews Ramona Chrapot, a Law/Arts student, former Mount Scopus school captain, activist, and influencer. Ramona, who also manages the Instagram account "DidJewKnow," recently returned from a leadership mission to Israel where she and ot... read more

Israel Resources

Racism in Schools

Preventing and responding to racism in schools, and strengthening cultural safety

The State of Victoria (Department of Education) has put together a reference guide for preventing and responding to racism in schools and strengthening cultral safety.If you are experiencing any racism related issues at your childs school this r... read more

Taking responsibility for others in time of need

Purim Resources: Taking Responsibility for Others in Times of Crisis

Purim Resources How do I balance my self-interest with my responsibility to care for others? How can Queen Esther from the Purim story inspire us to take responsibility for our people? How do I approach government officials to intervene on behal... read more

Gift Giving as a form of Advocacy

Purim Resources: Mishloach Manot – Gift Giving as a Form of Advocacy

Purim Resources How can the mitzvah of Mishloach Manot on Purim, be used as a tool for action and advocacy for the hostages?Purim is the only Jewish Holiday where the story fully occurred outside of Israel. Where can we, as Jews who ... read more

Everyone Counts Educational Toolkit

EVERYONE COUNTS The # B r i n g T h e m H o m e N o w Educational Toolkit

Do you want to help, but aren’t sure how?This value-based tool for educators and individuals enables you to learn and act:  at home, in your school and your community. The five gateways below lead you to many inspiring options for imp... read more

Key Media Contacts Australia

Key Australian Media Contacts

Ready to make your voice heard? Check out our comprehensive list of contact numbers for Australian media! Whether you want to share your thoughts, advocate for a cause, or engage in meaningful conversations, we've got you covered.We would lik... read more

Government and University Contact List

Key Government | University Contacts

Ready to make your voice heard? Check out our comprehensive list of contact numbers for government officials and university leaders! Whether you want to share your thoughts, advocate for a cause, or engage in meaningful conversations, we've got yo... read more

Israel Positivity Influencers

Israel Positivity Influencer List

We are excited to bring you a list of Israel positivity influencers. We would like to thank all those who contributed to our list and hope that you find some new and exciting people to follow and garner positivity. Click below to open the list.In... read more

Celebrations and War Blog post

How can we celebrate while so many of our brothers and sisters worldwide are suffering?

How can we celebrate while so many of our brothers and sisters worldwide are suffering” was the question I was asked by a father whose son will soon be celebrating his Bar Mitzvah.“We are being encouraged to tone down on the Simcha of our upcomin... read more

Love notes to Israel

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Embracing Our Community

The Social Blueprint creates connections within the community to empower each person’s journey. While individuals are on their journey we endeavour to open their eyes to others, intertwining those who might be crossing your path along their own journey. These synergies inspire, enrich and strengthen our Jewish community.

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