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 […]

Morrison for Jerusalem prize

The Jerusalem Prize for 2019 has been awarded to Scott Morrison, according to reports in the Australian Jewish News and J-Wire. Making the announcement, the President of the Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA), Jeremy Leibler, reportedly said that “The Jerusalem Prize acknowledges the genuine friendship and support of the Prime Minister and his Government for […]

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 […]

We joined the protest against Tsipi Livni — here’s why

We joined the protest against Tsipi Livni — here’s why The Sydney Left Jewish Collective and Jews Against the Occupation were strongly opposed to our community’s hosting of former Israeli Foreign Minister, Tsipi Livni in Sydney last week, and were proud to join the wider protest against her visit. We did so for a very simple […]

AJDS letter to radio national

This letter was submitted to the ABC on 13th August, 2019. Their response will be posted to our blog when received. Dear ABC, On Wednesday 24 July, Patricia Karvelas interviewed Israel’s Deputy Chief of Mission and charge d’affairs Ron Gerstenfeld on RN Drive. We understand that this interview was initiated because of a complaint that was […]

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 […]

Response to Executive Council of Australian Jewry and Emanuel – 24 July 2019

Orly Noy, a Mizrahi journalist and activist from Jerusalem, recently visited Australia on a speaking tour organised by the Australian Jewish Democratic Society (AJDS). Alongside a series of successful events in Melbourne and Sydney, in which hundreds of people heard her wisdom and insight, an event at Emanuel Synagogue was cancelled four days before the event, […]

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 […]