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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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Updates

AJDS Annual Dinner 2016 with Adi Sappir

A big thanks to all the AJDS members, supporters and friends that came along to our […]

Statement about One Nation coming to Caulfield

As many would be aware, One Nation senators Pauline Hanson and Malcolm Roberts will be coming […]

AJDS Decolonisation Forum: From Australia to Israel-Palestine - insights

On September 4, 2016, the AJDS held the Decolonisation Forum: From Australia to Israel-Palestine. The event […]

Projects

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

Events

AJDS Reading Group & Potluck – Anxious Sexualities and Jewish Humour
December 4, 2016 6:30 pm

The next Reading Group’s meeting and the last one for 2016 will revolve around three works […]

Afternoon tea for AJDS members (Organised by Robin Rothfield)
December 17, 2016 3:00 pm

Come to celebrate the end of a busy year at Robin Rothfield’s house with a pre-Chanukah […]

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 […]