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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 many from our community come from migrant backgrounds and are all too familiar with histories […]

    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 […]

    We are living at a time of unprecedented biophysical crisis. Human civilisation is facing a perfect […]


Come to a reading vigil of #NauruFiles, 12-16 September 2016

We share with you the following initiative from Love Makes a Way: Join us in a […]

Statement about Aboriginal incarceration and call to action

Like many around the country, members of the AJDS were appalled watching the Four Corners episode […]

Social change in Israel Palestine: Gesher Le-Aravit (Bridge to Arabic)

Gesher Le-Aravit (Bridge to Arabic) is a grassroots Arab-Jewish project and a unique social change model, developed […]


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Somebuddy’s Got Talent! (Organised by Healthy Futures and the Green Social Work Network)
October 1, 2016 6:00 pm

Want to see a sustainable future? Join Healthy Futures and the Green Social Work Network for […]

AJDS Reading Group and Potluck – Five short stories by Isaac Babel
October 9, 2016 6:30 pm

Five short stories by Isaac Babel (1894-1940) Download the selected stories: isaac babel – selected short stories Or read […]

“The Two State Solution”: Workshop with Liam Getreu (Organised by Robin Rothfield)
November 6, 2016 3:00 pm

Liam Getreu, Executive Director of New Israel Fund (NIF) Australia, will address a workshop on the […]