Events

  • February 19, 2017

    Melbourne Says No To Netanyahu! (Organised by Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid)

    Australian Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop in early September visited Israel, where she met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Bishop invited Netanyahu to officially visit Australia in early 2017 saying that she wanted to "reaffirm our absolute enduring commitment to the state of Isra...

    • Venue:
      State Library of Victoria
    • Start:
      February 19, 2017 2:00 pm
    • End:
      February 19, 2017 3:30 pm
    • Address:
      328 Swanston Street
      Melbourne, ,
  • February 23, 2017

    Social Justice conversation with OXFAM’s Helen Szoke (Organised by the Social Justice Hub)

    Dr. Helen Szoke will be speaking about Social justice work in The Side Door, Social Justice Hub2017, and the question of whether acti...

    • Venue:
      The Side Door, Social Justice Hub, St. Johns Uniting Church
    • Start:
      February 23, 2017 5:15 pm
    • End:
      February 23, 2017 7:30 pm
    • Address:
      567 Glen Huntly Road
      Elsternwick, Victoria, 3185
  • February 26, 2017

    AJDS Annual General Meeting 2017

    [caption id="attachment_4521" align="alignright" width="450"]AJDS Annual General Meeting 2015 AJDS Annual General Meeting 2015[/caption] T...

    • Start:
      February 26, 2017 1:00 pm
    • End:
      February 26, 2017 3:30 pm
    • Address:
      Unit 5, 311 Alma Road
      Caulfield North, Victoria,
  • April 5, 2017

    Politics and Parenting in Palestine: Laila El Haddad at the Wheeler Centre

    Laila El-Haddad is an award-winning Palestinian writer, social activist and public speaker who frequently lectures on the situation in Gaza, the intersection of food and politics, and contemporary Islam. [caption id="attachment_4...

    • Venue:
      The Wheeler Centre
    • Time:
      All day event
    • Address:
      176 Little Lonsdale Street
      Melbourne, Victoria,
  • April 6, 2017

    • Venue:
      Raw Materials
    • Start:
      April 6, 2017 6:30 pm
    • End:
      April 6, 2017 8:15 pm
    • Address:
      148 Cowper Street
      Footscray, Victoria,
    • Cost:
      $58
  • April 9, 2017

    Palm Sunday Rally 2017 (co-organised in part by the AJDS and Jews for Refugees)

    Visiting the event page. This is the organisers' description of the rally:

    The 2017 Melbourne Walk For Justice For Refugees will be on Sunday April 9 at 2pm, commencing at the State Library (music from 1.30pm). Detenti...

    • Venue:
      State Library of Victoria
    • Start:
      April 9, 2017 2:00 pm
    • End:
      January 1, 1970 12:00 am
    • Address:
      328 Swanston Street
      Melbourne, Victoria,
  • April 30, 2017

    Workshop with Liam Getreu on 2 state solution and related issues (Organised by Robin Rothfield)

    Robin Rothfield has organised another workshop for AJDS members and friends, with Liam Getreu, CEO of the New Israel Fund (Australia), on the Two State Solution and related issues. WHEN: Sunday, 30 April 2017, 3pm WHERE: 8 Yarraford Avenue, Fairfield. Fu...

    • Start:
      April 30, 2017 3:00 pm
    • End:
      April 30, 2017 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      8 Yarraford Avenue
      Fairfield, Victoria, 3078
      Australia
  • February 11, 2017

    Let’s talk JNF (A Tu-Bishvat meeting organised by the AJDS)

    What do you know about the Jewish National Fund? the jewish national fund (JNF) The JNF is a familiar and significant entity among global Jewish co...

    • Start:
      February 11, 2017 1:00 pm
    • End:
      February 11, 2017 3:30 pm
    • Address:
      Unit 5, 311 Alma Road
      North Caulfield, Victoria,
  • February 4, 2017

  • February 3, 2017

    Protest Trump’s racist ban on Muslims and refugees! (Organised by Australia Says NO To Trump)

    Pasted from the event page: Mohamed Mohideen, President of Islamic Council of Victoria. Adam Bandt, Greens Federal MP for Melbourne Monther Alhamdoosh - Syrian community representative Aran Mylvaganam - Tamil Refugee Council L...

    • Venue:
      State Library of Victoria
    • Start:
      February 3, 2017 5:30 pm
    • End:
      February 3, 2017 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      Corner La Trobe and Swanson Streets
      Melbbourne, ,
  • January 29, 2017

    AJDS Reading Group – Identity Politics and Cultural Appropriation

    Visit the AJDS Reading Group and Potluck page to read the texts and find out more. On September 8 2016, the Brisbane Writers Festival opened with a keynote address by American novelist Lionel Shriver (The Mandibles, 2016). Her talk was about ...

    • Venue:
      The Side Door
    • Start:
      January 29, 2017 6:30 pm
    • End:
      January 29, 2017 9:00 pm
    • Address:
      567 Glen Huntly Road
      Elsternwick, Victoria, 3185
  • January 30, 2017

    Screening of “The Settlers” (Organised by the New Israel Fund)

    [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="394"]The Settlers: too comfortable to watch, writes Uri Klein "The Se...

    • Venue:
      Classic Cinema Elsternwick
    • Start:
      January 30, 2017 6:30 pm
    • End:
      January 30, 2017 8:45 pm
    • Address:
      9 Gordon Street
      Elsternwick, Victoria, 3185
  • January 26, 2017

    Invasion / Survival Day 2017

    This contentious, if not offensive, public holiday is touted as Australia Day. In solidarity with Indigenous Australians we call it Invasion Day or Survival Day. If you're in Melbourne you can attend the Belgrave Survival Day<...

    • Time:
      All day event
  • January 21, 2017

  • December 17, 2016

    Afternoon tea for AJDS members (Organised by Robin Rothfield)

    Image result for alternative chanukah 2016Come to celebrate the end of a busy year at Robin Rothfield's house with a pre-Chanukah afternoon tea p...

    • Start:
      December 17, 2016 3:00 pm
    • End:
      December 17, 2016 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      8 Yarraford Avenue
      Fairfield, Victoria, 3078
      Australia
  • December 12, 2016

  • December 4, 2016

    AJDS Reading Group & Potluck – Anxious Sexualities and Jewish Humour

    The next Reading Group's meeting and the last one for 2016 will revolve around three works about sexuality and anxiety delivered in a comic way. Erica Jong's Fear of Flying was a monumental novel in 1973, and we'll read a section from it. "The Whore of Mensa" was written...

    • Venue:
      The Side Door, St John's Uniting Church
    • Start:
      December 4, 2016 6:30 pm
    • End:
      December 4, 2016 9:00 pm
    • Address:
      567 Glen Huntly Rd
      Elsternwick, ,
      Vic
  • December 4, 2016

    We Remember: Celebrate Multiculturalism, Drown Out Racism (organised by Jews Against Fascism)

    One Nation Senators Pauline Hanson and Malcolm Roberts are slated to "speak to, and take questions from, the Jewish community" in Caulfield on December 4. We remember what their hate looks like. While Hanson and Roberts have been invited to speak about ‘the "dangers" of Muslim migration to Aus...

    • Time:
      All day event
  • November 27, 2016

    2016 AJDS Annual Dinner with live performance by Adi Sappir

    We are pleased to invite you to our 2016 Annual Dinner. The dinner is our key fundraising event for the year and a great opportunity to enjoy the company of other AJDS members and supporters along with a wonderful 3 course meal and music by the talented Adi Sappir. WHEN:  

    • Venue:
      Goat House
    • Start:
      November 27, 2016 6:30 pm
    • End:
      November 27, 2016 10:00 pm
    • Address:
      3 Elsternwick Pl
      Elsternwick, Victoria, 3185
    • Cost:
      $70 wages / $45 unwaged
  • November 6, 2016

    “The Two State Solution”: Workshop with Liam Getreu (Organised by Robin Rothfield)

    [caption id="" align="alignright" width="170"]liam getreu Liam Getreu is the ex...

    • Start:
      November 6, 2016 3:00 pm
    • End:
      November 6, 2016 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      8 Yarraford Avenue
      Fairfield, Victoria,
  • November 6, 2016

    Annual Run for Palestine

    This November 6 there will be another annual run in Melbourne's CBD to show support for human rights in Palestine. Read more about this event here

  • November 6, 2016

    Under the Olive Tree (Organised by Adi Sappir and the Boîte)

    Under The Olive Tree under-the-olive-tree Adi Sappir and The Boîte invite you to join us, on Sund...

    • Venue:
      The Immigration Museum
    • Start:
      November 6, 2016 1:30 pm
    • End:
      November 6, 2016 3:00 pm
    • Address:
      400 Flinders Street
      Melbourne, Victoria,
  • November 20, 2016

    Australian Urban Agriculture Forum (Organisers: Australian Food Network and UoM)

    urban agriculture forumUrban agriculture has an extensive and well-recognised role in many parts of t...

    • Venue:
      The University of Melbourne, Burnley Campus
    • Time:
      All day event
    • Address:
      500 yarra blvd.
      Richmond, Victoria,
  • October 30, 2016

    Vegan Masterclass Series – Volume 3: Lebanese Kitchen (FoE)

    Friends of the Earth Food Co-op's vegan masterclass is back! This class will be looking at all things Lebanese and will be taught by Middle Eastern cooking connoisseur Mich Zeitoun from Beirut. Mich will be cooking dishes from his childhood, with recipes passed down from hi...

    • Start:
      October 30, 2016 4:30 pm
    • End:
      October 30, 2016 6:30 pm
  • October 22, 2016

    Jews for Refugees Succoth fundraiser dinners for RISE refugees

    Jews for Refugees are hosting 4 Succoth dinners across Melbourne as a fundraiser event for RISE. It is open to EVERYONE who would like to come. Please bring a dish to...

    • Time:
      All day event
  • October 15, 2016

    National Day of Action against nuclear waste dumps in South Australia

    The following information was taken from the campaign page, here: Saturday October 15, 2016 marks 63 years since the first atomic bomb test at Emu Junction in South Australia. South Australia is a proud state rich in possibilities...

    • Time:
      All day event
  • October 9, 2016

  • October 1, 2016

    Somebuddy’s Got Talent! (Organised by Healthy Futures and the Green Social Work Network)

    Want to see a sustainable future? Join Healthy Futures and the Green Social Work Network for their first fundraising talent show, "Somebuddy's Got Talent!" [caption id="attachment_4344" align="alignright" width="450"]

    • Venue:
      Meat Market Performing Arts Theatre
    • Start:
      October 1, 2016 6:00 pm
    • End:
      October 1, 2016 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      5 Blackwood Street
      North Melbourne, Vic, 3051
  • September 20, 2016

    AJDS Meeting – Open to all Members

    On September 20th there will be an open executive meeting at 9 Fitzgibbon Avenue, Brunswick West, at 7:30pm. All paid up members are welcome. To submit items to the agenda, email Yael Winikoff co@ajds.org.au.  

    • Start:
      September 20, 2016 7:30 pm
    • End:
      September 20, 2016 9:30 pm
    • Address:
      9 Fitzgibbon Avenue
      Brunswick West, Vic, 3057
  • September 14, 2016

    Reading vigil of #NauruFiles (Endorsed by the AJDS and organised by Love Makes a Way)

    Love Makes a Way have organised a series of vigils and peaceful acts of civil disobedience to let the Australian Government and the Opposition know that its inhumane treatment of asylum seekers must end. Their public invitation reads:

    • Venue:
      Department of Immigration and Border Protection
    • Start:
      September 14, 2016 8:00 am
    • End:
      September 14, 2016 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      2 Lonsdale Street
      Melbourne, Vic,
  • September 14, 2016

    Samah Sabawi: My Words My Story! (endorsed by AJDS)

    A Palestinian Australian's Quest for Voice and Inclusion. "I was invited on ABC TV's Q&A last year, but the invitation was quickly rescinded. One of the show producers texted an apology, explaining the decision to have me on the show was 'vetoed by editorial'. I am no stranger to being dis...

    • Venue:
      Institute for Postcolonial Studies
    • Start:
      September 14, 2016 7:30 pm
    • End:
      September 14, 2016 9:00 pm
    • Address:
      78-80 Curzon Street
      North Melbourne, Victoria,
    • Cost:
      $5 waged / $3 unwaged / free to members
  • September 11, 2016

    Seventh Renate Kamener Oration with Julian Burnside QC (Organised by the Kamener Family and the AJDS)

    Australian barrister, prominent human rights and refugee advocate, and author, Julian Burnside QC will deliver an an oration titled Is Isamophobia the new anti-Semitism? WHEN: September 11th, 3:45 for a 4pm start WHERE:  Or...

    • Venue:
      Ormond College
    • Start:
      September 11, 2016 3:45 pm
    • End:
      September 11, 2016 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      49 College Crescent
      Parkville, ,
    • Cost:
      $15 admission / $10 students
  • September 4, 2016

    Decolonisation forum: From Australia to Israel-Palestine (Organised by the AJDS)

    This forum will address the topic of decolonisation, looking at the links between Aboriginal and Palestinian struggles against colonialism. Through our conversation we'll explore ideas and practices of solidarity and discuss ways we can all engage in movements for decolonisation. Donation entr...

    • Venue:
      Multicultural Hub - Drill Hall
    • Start:
      September 4, 2016 6:00 pm
    • End:
      September 4, 2016 8:30 pm
    • Address:
      26 Therry Street
      Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
      Australia
    • Cost:
      $15/$10
  • August 25, 2016

    Occupation is not my Judaism – presentation (endorsed by AJDS)

    Please join Carly Rosenthal on Thursday 25th August to hear about the 10 days she spent in the West Bank with the Centre for Jewish Non-Violence (CJNV)*. The CJNV delegation was made up of 40 International Jews, from 7 different countries, ranging from 20-68 years old. Throughout the 10 days t...

    • Venue:
      Beit Anielewicz
    • Start:
      August 25, 2016 7:30 pm
    • End:
      August 25, 2016 8:30 pm
    • Address:
      214 Inkerman Street
      East St Kilda, Victoria,
  • August 7, 2016

    “Ana min al Yahud, I am a Jew” by Almog Behar, at the AJDS Reading Group & Potluck

    "At that time, my tongue twisted around and with the arrival of the month of Tammuz the Arabic accent got stuck in my mouth, deep down in my throat. Just like that, as I was walking down the street, the Arabic accent of Grandfather Anwar of blessed memory came back to me and no matter...

    • Start:
      August 7, 2016 6:30 pm
    • End:
      August 7, 2016 6:30 pm
    • Address:
      Unit 5, 311 Alma Road
      Caulfield North, Victoria,
  • August 7, 2016

    Immoral Detention: the fundamental flaws in our asylum policies

    The St John's Uniting Church, Elsternwick, Annual Social Justice Lunch, with guest speaker, Daniel Webb, Director of Legal Advocacy, Human Rights Law Centre. Cost: $25 RSVP: 31st July Phone: 9530 0684 janeoldfield@netspace.net.au

    • Venue:
      St John's Uniting Church
    • Start:
      August 7, 2016 12:00 pm
    • End:
      August 7, 2016 2:00 pm
    • Address:
      567 Glen Huntly Rd
      Elsternwick, ,
    • Cost:
      $25
  • July 19, 2016

    AJDS Executive Committee meeting

    The next executive meeting is on July 19th, 7:30pm at 194 Smith St., Thornbury. An agenda will be distributed prior to the meeting.  

    • Start:
      July 19, 2016 7:30 pm
    • End:
      July 19, 2016 9:30 pm
    • Address:
      194 Smith Street
      Thornbury, ,
  • July 3, 2016

    NAIDOC Week

    3-10 July is NAIDOC Week, or the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. For events and details visit http://www.naidoc.org.au/. These are some suggestions raised there to mark NAIDOC week:

    • Dis...

    • Start:
      July 3, 2016 12:00 am
    • End:
      July 10, 2016 12:00 am
  • July 19, 2016

    AJDS Executive Committee meeting

    The next meeting of the Australian Jewish Democratic Society (AJDS) Executive Committee will take place on July 19, 2016, at 19:30 at 194 Smith Street, Thornbury. Agenda will be distributed prior to the meeting.

    • Start:
      July 19, 2016 7:30 pm
    • End:
      July 19, 2016 9:30 pm
    • Address:
      194 Smith Street
      Thornbury, Victoria,
  • June 26, 2016

    Limmud Oz 2016

    Our top picks from Limmud Oz 2016 are all happening this Sunday, June 26: At 9:30 Sivan Barak will be presenting a session titled "Fighting for co-existence":

    Having a dialogue in times of conflict is difficult, but essential if you wish to reach ...

    • Venue:
      Building H, Monash University, Caulfield Campus
    • Start:
      June 26, 2016 9:30 am
    • End:
      June 26, 2016 6:30 pm
    • Address:
      900 Dandenong Road
      Caulfield East, ,
  • June 12, 2016

    Friends of CSIRO Public Forum: Stop CSIRO Job Cuts – Invest in Science

    As Jews for Climate Action we encourage you to come along to the Friends of CSIRO forum on Sunday 12th June at 2pm at the State Library of Victoria.  Entry will be from Entrance 3 on La Trobe Street.  The State Library main entrance is on Swanston St...

    • Venue:
      State Library of Victoria
    • Start:
      June 12, 2016 2:00 pm
    • End:
      June 12, 2016 3:00 pm
    • Address:
      Cnr Swanson and La Trobe Streets
      Melbourne, ,
  • June 14, 2016

    AJDS Executive Meeting – Open to all members

    This meeting is open to all AJDS members. Please come along to share your ideas, listen, and participate in our discussion. Agenda will be distributed prior to the meeting. To submit items to the agenda email co@ajds.org.au  

    • Start:
      June 14, 2016 7:00 pm
    • End:
      June 14, 2016 9:00 pm
    • Address:
      Unit 7, 10 Emily Street
      Carnegie, Victoria, 3163
  • June 18, 2016

    Close Manus, Close Nauru, Bring Them Here! World Refugee Day rally

    "Close Manus, Close Nauru, Bring Them Here!" - World Refugee Day rally WHEN: Saturday, 18th June, 1pm WHERE: The State Library, corner of Swanston & Latrobe Sts, Melbourne ...

    • Venue:
      State Library of Victoria
    • Start:
      June 18, 2016 1:00 pm
    • End:
      June 18, 2016 2:00 pm
    • Address:
      Corner of Swanston and La Trobe Streets
      Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
  • May 31, 2016

    • Start:
      May 31, 2016 6:30 pm
    • End:
      May 31, 2016 8:30 pm
    • Address:
      Unit 5, 311 Alma Road
      Caulfield North, ,
  • May 12, 2016

    Info night: What’s happening on the ground in Israel Palestine

    Come and find out about the current situation in Israel and Palestine. In 2012 AJDS organised a speaking tour with Sahar throughout Australia to speak about issues of Israeli occupation and dissent. With a wealth of information and insight, we are pleased she will be able to join us again over...

    • Start:
      May 12, 2016 6:45 pm
    • End:
      May 12, 2016 8:45 pm
    • Address:
      Unit 5 311 Alma Road
      Caulfield North, Victoria,
  • May 5, 2016

    AJDS Executive Meeting

    This meeting is open to executive members only.

    • Start:
      May 5, 2016 7:00 pm
    • End:
      April 14, 2016 9:00 pm
    • Address:
      Ebden Street
      Brighton, ,
  • May 9, 2016

    Suad Amiry at the Wheeler Centre

    Suad Amiry is one of the most sensitive, startling voices coming out of the occupied Palestinian territories – and with work that traverses memoir, architecture, cultural conservation and poetry – she’s also one of the most versatile. Now based between Ramallah and New York, Amiry studied arch...

    • Venue:
      The Wheeler Centre
    • Start:
      May 9, 2016 6:15 pm
    • End:
      May 9, 2016 7:15 pm
    • Address:
      176 Little Lonsdale Street
      Melbourne, ,
  • May 3, 2016

    Jews for Refugees Panel and Q&A

    The treatment of refugees and asylum seekers in Australia is Internationally condemned, and subject to intense debate and public protest. Come and find out about the driving issues in the refugee debate, what's happening politically and across various NGOs, and what can be done to change the cur...

    • Venue:
      Beit Anielewicz, 214 Inkerman St, St Kilda East
    • Start:
      May 3, 2016 7:00 pm
    • End:
      May 10, 2016 9:00 pm
  • April 14, 2016

    Film screening: “Oriented”

    The New Israel Fund is hosting a screening of "Oriented" at the Classic Cinemas. It was called "A uniquely Middle Eastern spin on a classic coming-of-age tale" (Variety). A documentary based film, Oriented follows the lives of three Palestinian friends exploring their national and sexual ident...

    • Venue:
      Classic Cinemas
    • Start:
      April 14, 2016 7:00 pm
    • End:
      April 14, 2016 9:00 pm
    • Address:
      9 Gordon Street
      Elsternwick, ,
    • Cost:
      General admission $20 / Concession $17
  • April 17, 2016

    Book Launch – ‘In the Shadows of Memory: The Holocaust and the Third Generation’

    Come along to the launch of 'In the Shadows of Memory: The Holocaust and the Third Generation', edited by Esther Jilovsky, Jordana Silverstein and David Slucki. Bram Presser will launch the book and be in conversation with authors Esther Jilovsky and Jordana Silverstein, and contributing autho...

    • Venue:
      The Jewish Museum of Australia
    • Start:
      April 17, 2016 3:00 pm
    • End:
      April 17, 2016 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      26 Alma Road
      St Kilda, ,
  • April 24, 2016

    AJDS Community Passover Seder

    Join the Australian Jewish Democratic Society at our community Passover Seder! AJDS is committed to the Passover themes of freedom and liberation, so it is fitting that during this special festival we take the time to celebrate with each other as we continue to strive for these ideals. Ever...

    • Start:
      April 24, 2016 7:00 pm
    • End:
      April 24, 2016 10:00 pm
    • Address:
      Unit 5/311 Alma Road
      Caulfield North, ,
    • Cost:
      $20
  • March 20, 2016

    Palm Sunday rally for refugees

    Come along to the Palm Sunday rally for refugees, where the Australian Jewish Democratic Society (AJDS) will be walking under our banner to voice our objection to the detention of asylum seekers. The AJDS strongly objects to the offshore detention of refugees, as well as the imprisonment  within ...

    • Venue:
      State Library of Victoria
    • Start:
      March 20, 2016 2:00 pm
    • End:
      January 1, 1970 12:00 am
  • March 20, 2016

    In One Voice

    In One Voice Jewish culture street festival is on again this March 20, 2016, and AJDS will be there to represent progressive Jewish voices. This is a festival for the whole community! Music, food, kids' zone, community groups expo, nosh tent, art competition and exhibition, craft market and so mu...

    • Start:
      March 20, 2016 11:00 am
    • End:
      March 20, 2016 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      Sinclair and Selwyn Streets
      Elsternwick, ,
  • March 13, 2016

    Sunday reading group and pot luck dinner

    Come along to our pot luck and reading group, meeting for the first time at 6:30 on Sunday, 13 March 2016, at Unit 1, 311 Alma Road, Caulfield North.  In our first meeting we will be discussing A. B. Yehoshua's story "Facing the Forests". This short story firs...

    • Start:
      March 13, 2016 6:30 pm
    • End:
      March 13, 2016 8:30 pm
    • Address:
      Unit 1, 311 Alma Road
      Caulfield North, Victoria,