Contributors: John Goldlust, Nicky Jacobs, Timnah Baker, Tanya Munz, Amanda Goodman, David Graham
Today Australia’s Jewish communities, like other Diaspora communities, face significant midterm risks to continuity. Jewish Australians have a proud record of achievement, both in their contribution to Australian society and in their ability to nurture a thriving and diverse communal life.
However, the current balance in resource allocation – the mix of institutions and programs – is unlikely to be the most effective in meeting emerging challenges.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate evidence bearing on future Jewish life in Australia, with particular reference to the Melbourne and Sydney communities.
View the Jewish Continuity report
Education: a statistical analysis
The largest survey ever carried out among the Australian Jewish community, GEN08, found that about 70% of Australian-‐born Jewish adults aged under 35 had attended a Jewish day school for at least part of their education.
Poverty & Emergency Relief
This report focuses on poverty in the Jewish population of Melbourne, with comparative reference to the Jewish population of Sydney.
The New Zealand Jewish Community
In 2008, B’nai B’rith Auckland, in collaboration with the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilization at Monash University, conducted a survey of the New Zealand and Australian Jewish communities.
Antisemitism is an issue of major concern for the Jewish communities of Australia – as it has been since 1945, and before.
Older Jewish Australians
When considering a report such as this, the inclination is to ask – so what? What does all this data really tell me about service provision over the next twenty years for an ageing Australian Jewish population?
Gen08 Preliminary Findings
The key points to emerge from this survey
2006 Victorian Census – Key Findings
The census provides the most detailed demographic data on religious groups in Australia, but the data are not comprehensive because the key identifier, stated religion, is an optional census question and is not completed by a large number of people.