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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 […]


Yael Winikoff talks about Laila El-Haddad's Australian visit, and the AJDS

AJDS Community Organiser, Yael Winikoff, was recently interviewed by Veronica Matheson on J-Air about Laila El-Haddad’s imminent […]

Gen17: Monash university's survey of the Jewish population of Australia and New Zealand

I just completed the Gen17 survey, which follows Gen08, Monash University’s first iteration of this survey […]

Colleen Hartland and Nina Springle talk to the AJDS at the 2017 Annual General Meeting

The recent AJDS Annual General Meeting (26/2/17) generously hosted by Sivan Barak was attended by MPs […]


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The Unternationale’s Australian tour (co-sponsored by J Waks Cultural Centre and Krystal Fund)
March 19, 2017 12:00 am

The Unternationale, a world renowned Left wing Jewish music duo will be touring Australia in March […]

Politics and Parenting in Palestine: Laila El Haddad at the Wheeler Centre
April 5, 2017 6:15 pm

Laila El-Haddad is an award-winning Palestinian writer, social activist and public speaker who frequently lectures on […]

Laila el-Haddad at the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival (Organised by the AJDS)
April 6, 2017 6:30 pm

Proudly hosted by the AJDS, acclaimed international chef, activist and writer, Laila el-Haddad, will be conducting […]