Annual dinner 2019

Please join us for a wonderful evening where we come together to celebrate our small (but growing) AJDS community 🍷 We are honoured and excited to be joined by guest speaker Madeline Wells from SEED. Madeline is a Palawa/Koorie woman who grew up in Tasmania. After spending the last 5 years volunteering for the Seed Indigenous […]

On indigeneity, colonialism and the Jewish people

This panel event is organised by the Australian Jewish Democratic Society in partnership with the Black Palestinian Solidarity conference. The event seeks to examine Israel through a framework of settler-colonialism in order to unpack the socio-political characteristics of the Israeli nation-state, and to then use this knowledge to look at models and forms of resistance […]

Sukkot picnic

Friends! 🌼🌷🌱 Sukkot is a great time to gather together, to welcome the strangers amongst us, to talk, to think and of course eat. Let’s do just that! We are gathering our old, new & growing community of Jewish Leftists & Progressives together to picnic. All* are welcome. Including any friends! 👴🏼🧔🏾🧕🏽👨🏻‍🦰 Bring some food […]

Jewish Bloc at Save Sacred Djabwurrung Landscape Rally

We invite all Jewish people (and friends) to join us in standing in solidarity with the Women of Djabwurrung. “The fight to save the sacred Djabwurrung Landscape from destruction at the hands of the Andrews Labor state government is ongoing. An eviction notice looms over protectors on country so we are going to bring the […]

Islamic museum tour

Join us on an AJDS excursion to the Islamic Museum of Australia.   The Islamic museum is the first museum of its kind in Australia.  It aims to showcase the artistic heritage and historical contributions of Muslims in Australia and abroad through the display of artworks and historical artefacts. We will attend a 1.5 hour guided […]

In conversation Orly Noy & Noura Mansour

Join us for an intimate evening conversation between Orly Noy, an Iranian Israeli, and Noura Mansour, a Palestinian from Akko. Delicious Moroccan snacks and drinks will be served.  https://www.moroccansoupbar.com.au/2-go Limited to 28 people so book fast !!! Accessibility: Event is upstairs,  This event will take place on the unceded land of the Wurundjeri people of […]

Tickets: From Australia to Israel/Palestine- Transnational solidarity against the intersections of colonialism and racism

What is settler-colonialism and how does it structure race for everyone living in a settler-colony? What is white supremacy, and how does it play out for differently racialised and colonised peoples? What can decolonisation in a settler colony look like and how can we work transnationally to fight for decolonisation and justice? Through this discussion […]

Tickets: Orly Noy: A Mizrahi Response to Zionism

In July 2018 the Israeli Knesset passed a controversial Nation-State Law and on January 1, 2019, Orly Noy and approximately 50 other prominent Israeli Mizrahi Jews (Jews from Arab/Middle Eastern countries) filed a petition to the Israeli High Court of Justice against it. They stated that the Law “erases their cultural legacy and perpetuates injustices […]

Pesach Seder for Freedom 5779

This year (2019/5779) the Australian Jewish Democratic Society hosted a community Pesach Seder outside the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. The Pesach Seder for Freedom was a protest against Australia’s inhumane treatment of asylum seekers and refugees.We brought our Seder table to the offices responsible for the administration of Australia’s cruel offshore detention centres, […]

Purim fundraiser party

Resisting Tyranny since 355 bce!!🎭 Still here. Still resisting. Join us to celebrate in your best fancy dress and enjoy a night of eclectic sounds and performance. 🎭And all for a good cause!Proceeds raised will go to Dalia Association-مؤسسة دالية المجتمعية and Australian Jewish Democratic Society (AJDS), to help us grow an active progressive movement […]