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The Australian Jewish Democratic Society (AJDS) is a progressive voice among Jews and a Jewish voice among progressives. Members of the AJDS organise and participate in fund raising, educational campaigns, film screenings, demonstrations and vigils in order to provide a platform for discussion and debate on issues affecting contemporary Jewish life. Since 1984, AJDS members have spoken out about many issues in order to promote human rights and offer advocacy. Read more.

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    As Jews, we can at any time go to, and settle in Israel with support of […]

    The AJDS formally acknowledges that we, as an organisation, have members who live and work on […]

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Updates

Don’t ignore the 2017 AICE Israeli Film Festival

By Sol Salbe. This year’s Israeli Film Festival in Australia deserves a lot more attention than […]

Connecting the Shots: a new campaign from Sedq to map the global network of merchants of violence

Sedq – The Global Jewish Network for Justice, in which AJDS Executive Committee member, Dr. Jordy […]

Robin Rothfield on the Occupation and the Nakba

Members and supporters are invited to submit their own personal views. Write to editor@ajds.org.au with your […]

Projects

  • Reading Group
  • Laila El-Haddad
  • What’s Behind the JNF?
  • Don’t Buy Settlement Products
  • Oral History Project
  • t-shirts

Events

The Wanted 18: Palestine Intifada anniversary film screening (organised by the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid)
August 9, 2017 6:30 pm

The following description is taken from the event page: It is 1988, and the First Intifada […]

Justice for Elijah Fundraiser Narrm (Organised by Dtarneen Onus-Williams and Phillip Murray)
August 13, 2017 5:00 pm

The following is taken from the event page: “Join us for Elijah Doughty’s fundraiser for his […]

The Eighth Renate Kamener Oration with Abdi Aden (Organised by the Kamener Family and the AJDS)
August 13, 2017 3:45 pm

The Eighth Renate Kamener Oration presents: Abdi Aden, Somali refugee, community activist and author – A […]