Statement against India’s growing religious intolerance

Statement with respect to the Delhi riots and violence against peaceful protestorsThe Australian Jewish Democratic Society is shocked by  the orchestrated communal riots in Delhi in the last week of February 2020, that has left more than forty people dead. We extend our solidarity and condolences to the families of those killed and affected.Even as […]

Purim Party

Follow the facebook event for details on artists and performances Still here. Still resisting. Come Party!!! Hosted by AJDS, Jews Against Fascism, Here Queer and Jewish and fully automated luxury kosher space kibbutz , we’re bringing together a range of our communities, and Jewish performers for one big party! Come build community, celebrate, and help us […]

Gaza freedom flotilla

Ship to Gaza info night Since 2008 activists around the world have been sailing to Gaza to break through the Israeli siege and pressure governments to take action. Under a global coalition- Freedom Flotilla Coalition- this year another boat will embark on this journey. On the panel: Samah Sabawi is a Gazan Palestinian living in […]

Trump’s so-called peace plan

A smokescreen for Israel’s territorial annexation ambitions The Plan unveiled by President Trump on the 28 January 2020 is anything but what it purports to be. It gives Israel just about everything that Netanyahu and his most extreme supporters want, whilst giving the Palestinians virtually nothing. In effect the Plan assents to unilateral Israeli annexation […]

A Jewish call for serious climate action

Beyond politics – a Jewish call for serious climate actionTogether with many other Australians, Jewish people are responding to a dreadful national disaster by contributing money and support to people who have lost loved family members, homes and other property and to volunteers fighting fires or rescuing injured wildlife. (1)This is what Australians do at […]

My Jewish father found sanctuary in that town

Letter published in The AgeJan 16th, 2020.Dennis Martin It was with a heavy heart that I read the article in Tuesday’s Age about a couple in the Mallee town of Beulah flying a swastika flag over their recently purchased home. One of the home owners is reported to have defended her right to fly the […]

JNF study tour

On Dec 24th, 2019,  AJDS sent the following letter to schools participating in the JNF Australia educators study tour to Israel.Details of the tour and participating institutions can be found here.  To whom it may concern, We were recently informed that teachers from your institution have been invited to participate in a trip to Israel for […]

Jewish museum trip

Join us on a group excursion to the Jewish Museum!Feb 16th. 2:00pmThere is currently a gorgeous exhibition at the Melbourne Jewish Museum which has been curated by one of our own executive members- Dr Jordy Silverstein. ‘Wild: Stories of a community pushing boundaries’ explores what it was like to create a new Jewish community in Australia, […]

AJN letter- UK antisemitism

AJDS letter published in the Australian Jewish News. 10th Jan, 2019.While Josh Burns (UK Labor and the ALP: very different beasts, Dec 20) reflects on the UK elections and the fear in English Jewry as “Enough of a reason to celebrate the Corbyn defeat,” there seems to be a collective blind spot to Boris Johnson’s […]

Golem painting

 ‘Golem’ painting 2019, (600 x 860) oil on canvas.  The figure on the left of the painting is based on the golem character from The Golem, How He Came into the World, a 1920 German expressionist film by Paul Wegener. The film is one of the high points of the period (roughly 1880-1930) when there […]