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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

Robin Rothfield on the Occupation and the Nakba

Members and supporters are invited to submit their own personal views on social justice and progressive […]

Statement about Gaza, June 2017, from the Australian Jewish Democratic Society (AJDS)

Despite Israel’s disengagement in 2005, Israel remains the de facto ruler in Gaza. Some ten years […]

"Tales from the beginning of the Israeli Occupation" By Omri Shafer Raviv

Haaretz 4 June 2017. “We went in search of asses and found a kingdom,” [Samuel 9:1-10] […]

Projects

  • Reading Group
  • Laila El-Haddad
  • What’s Behind the JNF?
  • Don’t Buy Settlement Products
  • Oral History Project
  • t-shirts

Events

Queering the Air on 3CR: 2017 radiothon fundraiser at Hares and Hyenas (Organised by Queering the Air)
July 7, 2017 7:30 pm

From the event page: This is the fundraiser night for Queering the Air! There will be live […]

AJDS Reading Group and Potluck: Etgar Keret’s short stories and Israeli reality in miniature
July 9, 2017 6:30 pm

Etgar Keret burst onto the Israeli literary scene in the early 1990s, when he was completing […]

The Eighth Renate Kamener Oration with Abdi Aden (Organised by the Kamener Family and the AJDS)
August 13, 2017 3:45 pm

The Eighth Renate Kamener Oration presents: Abdi Aden, Somali refugee, community activist and author – A […]