The New Zealand Jewish Council represents the community, acting as the representative to the government, and working to promote and protect the interests of the community. Its structure is comprised of five regional councils – Auckland, Waikato, Wellington, Canterbury, and Otago. They focus on combatting anti-Semitism and supporting Israel, among other things.
There are other communal representative organizations in New Zealand, with the more notable ones being linked to the New Zealand Jewish Council:
The Community Security Group works to protect Jewish life from the threat of anti-Semitism, working closely with the New Zealand police.
The Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS), a cross-communal organization that represents the interests of Jewish students in both New Zealand and Australia.
The Zionist Federation of New Zealand, an organization devoted to supporting both the Israeli and New Zealand Jewish community.
The Auckland Jewish Immigration, a voluntary organization that works under the auspices of the Auckland Hebrew Congregation to help welcome, settle, and integrate newly arrived Jewish families.
There are two Jewish old-age homes, with Shalom Court Boutique Home & Hospital in Auckland serving as the more notable of the two.
B’nai B’rith is active in New Zealand in all its activities.
Hadassah International is also present and contributes significantly to the support of the Hadassah Hospitals in Jerusalem.