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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 […]


Antisemitism in the Palestine Solidarity Movement?

By Vivienne Porzsolt This is an abridged version of a paper presented at National Conference, BDS – Driving […]

AJDS Statement on Avi Yemini and the rise of far-right racism

The Australian Jewish Democratic Society is deeply concerned by the protest being organised by local personality […]

AJDS Statement on the ongoing persecution of Rohingya people

The Australian Jewish Democratic Society stands with Rohingya people and demands an end to crimes against […]


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Learn Yiddish – Beginners Adults Classes (Organised by Esther Diamond)
October 3, 2017 7:30 pm

Info session and mini taster class, with Esther Diamond. To find out more, contact Esther: Tuesday […]

Rockin for West Papua 2017 – Melbourne (Organised by One More Weekend & The Central Club Hotel)
October 6, 2017 7:30 pm

The following poster is taken from the event website – visit for more information.

First Nations and Refugees Solidarity Panel Discussion (Hosted by RISE: Refugees, Survivors and Ex-detainees)
September 16, 2017 2:00 pm

From the event page: As an extension of our ongoing work and last year’s #SovereigntySanctuarylaunch event at […]