‘We were once strangers’

By Robin Rothfield HOW should we Jews react to the worldwide refugee crisis? In light of the attacks in Paris, there are those who argue we should close our borders. The attacks resulted in around 130 deaths. This is horrendous and demonstrates the complete lack of respect for the sanctity of human life by the […]

Julie Bishop on Palestinian house demolitions and Susiya

In September 2015 the AJDS wrote a petition to end Palestinian house demolitions in Susiya and the West Bank. Read about and sign our petition here. In response to our request that the Australian government act to stop this injustice, Julie Bishop wrote to the AJDS on November 18: …Thank you for your letter of October 2015, attaching […]

Pictures from our annual dinner

Last night’s 2015 annual dinner and fundraiser for the Australian Jewish Democratic Society at the fantastic Arabesque was a full house and a great success. Thank you to the hard working staff and executive members that volunteered to make it happen. It was great to so many members and supporters. Shen Narayanasamy’s talk was inspiring, as she shared […]

Jews for Climate Action at the People’s Climate March

Thank you to the dozen who walked under the Jews for Climate Action banners at the People’s Climate March in Melbourne on Friday (25/11/2015). The rally drew an estimated 60,000 people in an unprecedented call to action from the government. AJDS executive member Sivan Barak described it as ‘Gathering the wondering Jews in Melbourne CBD, uniting across […]