jwave CHATS

jwave CHATS are online communities where parents of high school students connect, share information and support each other.

jwave CHATS

jwave CHATS are online communities where parents of high school students connect, share information and support each other.

 One of the most valuable resources to parents are other parents who share common experiences.

This is why jwave brings together parents of Jewish high school students of the same year who attend non-Jewish schools into WhatsApp groups we call jwave CHATS. 

We established a number of these Chats since 2019, and in 2021 we will be rolling out a lot more of them across schools and year groups, including at Killara High School, Reddam House, Rose Bay Secondary College and South Sydney High School. 

Parents use the Chats to connect in all kinds of ways, including to:

  • Find out about events within the Jewish community such as camps, BJE’s Israel program or volunteering opportunities.
  • Make plans for their kids to attend local events together or arrange lift schemes for their kids.
  • Ask what students are doing when a Jewish festival falls on a school day.
  • Meet other Jewish families when they are new to a school.
  • Arrange meal trains for a family going through a difficult time.
  • Share information about local events that are relevant to the families in the Chat.

80% of parents say that their jwave Chat provides them with a sense of community, connection, support and/or helpful information.

Ready to join your jwave CHAT? Join jwave and we’ll send you an invite!

If you would like to help us set up a Chat for your community, we’d love to help!
Please email us or register your interest to be a Chat Connector

More about jwave CHATS…

Unity Without Uniformity (and no spam!)

The jwave Chat’s Code of Conduct calls for everyone to treat each other with our shared values of kindness and inclusivity – and refrain from being spammy! (We promise to do the same!) 

Chat Connectors Build Community

Each Chat is administered by a volunteer from within the Chat’s cohort – we call them Chat Connectors. Chat Connectors are there to help make connections, share relevant information and build community that is authentic to that cohort.

What’s jwave’s Role in the Chats?

We worked with parents to create a structure for Chats so that community can flourish – this includes Chat Connectors, a Code of Conduct and security checks.

jwave also helps direct parents to the right Chat for them, so that parents who would otherwise not know about one another or have no easy way to communicate can connect.

Be part of an online community

of parents who share similar experiences.

More ways to connect coming soon!

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Connecting FAMILIES. Creating COMMUNITY.

jwave is powered by BJE which is a member of the JCA Family of Communal Organisations.

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