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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 […]

Updates

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, […]

"Israel is moving to the Right but we don't have to follow"

By Yael Winikoff, Sivan Barak and Linda Briskman. In New Matilda, 20/7/16. The Jewish community in […]

Projects

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  • Don’t Buy Settlement Products

Events

Immoral Detention: the fundamental flaws in our asylum policies
August 7, 2016 12:00 pm

The St John’s Uniting Church, Elsternwick, Annual Social Justice Lunch, with guest speaker, Daniel Webb, Director […]

“Ana min al Yahud, I am a Jew” by Almog Behar, at the AJDS Reading Group & Potluck
August 7, 2016 6:30 pm

“At that time, my tongue twisted around and with the arrival of the month of Tammuz […]

Seventh Renate Kamener Oration with Julian Burnside QC
September 11, 2016 3:45 pm

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