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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 […]


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 […]

"Plant Peace, Harvest Justice" / The Centre for Jewish Nonviolence

The following is taken from the campaign page of the Centre for Jewish Nonviolence: This summer, […]


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Occupation is not my Judaism – presentation (endorsed by AJDS)
August 25, 2016 7:30 pm

Please join Carly Rosenthal on Thursday 25th August to hear about the 10 days she spent […]

Decolonisation forum: From Australia to Israel-Palestine (Organised by the AJDS)
September 4, 2016 6:00 pm

This forum will address the topic of decolonisation, looking at the links between Aboriginal and Palestinian […]

Seventh Renate Kamener Oration with Julian Burnside QC (Organised by the Kamener Family and the AJDS)
September 11, 2016 3:45 pm

Australian barrister, prominent human rights and refugee advocate, and author, Julian Burnside QC will deliver an an […]