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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 […]


Netanyahu comes to Australia amidst protests from the Australian Jewish community - media release 20/2/17

The Israeli Prime Minister is due to arrive in Australia on Wednesday 22nd at the invitation […]

Israel's expropriation bill and the response from AIJAC and ECAJ

On the 6th of February, late in the evening, the Israeli Knesset passed a bill 60-52 […]

The tradition of Palm Sunday rallies

By Yael Winikoff. Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter, celebrates Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem.  It has […]


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Melbourne Says No To Netanyahu! (Organised by Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid)
February 19, 2017 2:00 pm

Australian Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop in early September visited Israel, where she met with Israeli Prime […]

Social Justice conversation with OXFAM’s Helen Szoke (Organised by the Social Justice Hub)
February 23, 2017 5:15 pm

Dr. Helen Szoke will be speaking about Social justice work in 2017, and the question of […]

AJDS Annual General Meeting 2017
February 26, 2017 1:00 pm

This Annual General Meeting will look at our achievements and challenges in 2016, outline some plans […]