Who we are
The Australian Jewish Democratic Society was established in 1984, and since then we have been an active and vibrant community group taking action on social and environmental justice.
We are always thinking of new ways to struggle, examining what liberation can look like, exploring ways of doing solidarity and deepening our celebration of community.
- To strengthen Australian, global and Jewish movements for justice.
- To promote and contribute to justice in Israel/Palestine.
- To facilitate, support and grow progressive voices in the Jewish community.
- To be in solidarity with Indigenous fights for justice, land and water rights and decolonisation.
- To foster a specifically Jewish approach to the issues of peace and Social Justice.
AJDS archives and oral history project
The AJDS archives can be found at the Archive of Australian Judaica, University of Sydney.
The Oral History Project, developed in celebration of our 30-year anniversary. In this collection of interviews we focus not just on our rich history and the politics of AJDS, but on the personal stories of our members who make us who we are. On their humour, challenging of boundaries of Jewishness and identity, and on the importance of AJDS on their lives.
The AJDS functions through a core committee to represent the voice of our membership.
We also actively network and engage with other groups, projects and actions alongside the activities of the committee.
If you would like to join, If you have an idea, or are involved in something you would like to work with us on, please get in touch!
Your friendly AJDS staff and executive committee are: Yael Leah, Veronica Sherman, Sivan Barak, Jordy Silverstein, Yaelle Caspi, Rachel LIebhaber, David Rothfield, Vanessa Barolsky, Shiloh Ambrose and David Zyngier