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, […]

Legitimate lobbying or foreign agents? :: Dr. Larry Stillman

Activity in the Chinese and Jewish communities (or to be more exact, by certain well-resourced lobby groups) appears to be reaching a tipping point with respect to political influence in this country.  Chinese food has a peculiar attraction to Jews, and has probably been so for a century or more now, ever since Jews and Chinese […]

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 […]

AJDS statement on neo-Nazi terror attack in Christchurch

The Australian Jewish Democratic Society responds with horror to the neo-Nazi terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch New Zealand. We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the families of the victims and the New Zealand community.  We are even more disturbed to learn that an Australian was the key protagonist in the […]

Listen: Jewish community forum on BDS – hosted by AJDS

 Our Jewish community forum event discussing BDS in March 2019 brought together accomplished activists and writers to discuss the topic of BDS in the Jewish community. Jews, Israelis and Palestinians come together to answer some of the difficult questions onBDS, and broaden the conversation on Israel/Palestine. It saw close to 100 attendees and vibrant discussion that moved well […]

BDS: A JEWISH COMMUNITY FORUM

BDS: A JEWISH COMMUNITY DISCUSSION The event will bring together accomplished activists and writers to discuss the topic of BDS in the Jewish community. Jews, Israelis and Palestinians come together to answer some of the difficult questions on BDS, and broaden the conversation on Israel/Palestine.Everyone is welcome. The event will be moderated, with plenty of time for Q&A. […]