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 […]

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 […]