Over 120 years of fighting for frayhayt, glaykhayt un gerekhtikayt - freedom, equality & justice.

The Jewish Labour Bund in Melbourne was established in 1928 and continues to enact its ideological focus of frayhayt, glaykhkayt and gerekhtikayt (freedom, equality and justice) today. The Bund focuses on creating and nurturing a strong sense of secular Jewish identity through Yiddish language and culture in our community. Learn more about our history here.

The Bund runs a number of cultural and political events throughout the year and is involved in wider community forums and rallies such as the Bono Weiner Lecture, Yiddish music performances and events for Jewish yom toyvim (holidays). We also have an extensive collection of events, lectures and entertaining videos through our Bund Online page.


Archiving Call Out

We are currently seeking materials to add to our new Bund and SKIF archive. 

If you have any MELBOURNE related Bund, SKIF, Tsukunft photos, videos, sound bytes, documents, please get in touch to organise digitisation. 

Contact us here.

2020-21 Membership Drive

The Bund calling out for membership sign ups and renewals for the membership period of 2020-2021. Show your support for the work we do in supporting those in our community, marginalised communities and providing a progressive platform and voice in the Melbourne Jewish community.

With your support we are able to:

- Support the weekly running of our youth group, SKIF

- Host professional and high profile speakers

- Support Yiddish culture in Melbourne through sponsoring events

- Continue the 123 year history of the Jewish Labour Bund

Visit our Membership page for more info.

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Upcoming Events

Using Your Voice: The Uluru Statement Activism Workshop

Join us and learn from renowned Indigenous rights activist and unionist Thomas Mayor on how you can effectively advocate for the Uluru Statement from the Heart - the most significant campaign towards constitutional recognition. 

This event will be via Zoom only

Sunday 23 May 2021 at 7:30PM

Tickets: via Humanitix

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