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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

Laila El-Haddad in Melbourne

Last week Palestinian writer, cook and activist Laila El-Haddad appeared in Melbourne, hosted on her Australian tour by […]

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 […]

Projects

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

Events

Mabo Day Community Picnic and Celebration (Organised by Koorie Heritage Trust Inc)
June 3, 2017 12:00 pm

Federation Square and the Koorie Heritage Trust invite you to come together and celebrate Mabo Day […]

Samah Sabawi and Stephen Orlov on Double Exposure: Plays of the Jewish and Palestinian Diasporas
June 4, 2017 7:00 pm

The Australian Jewish Democratic Society (AJDS) and The Side Door, social justice hub, present: Samah Sabawi […]

Guarding the Galilee film night (Organised by JECO, Leo Baeck Centre and ARRCC)
June 10, 2017 7:00 pm

On Saturday 10th June at 7pm, the Jewish Ecological Coalition (JECO), in conjunction with the Leo […]