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.

J. Waks Cultural Centre Appeal

It is nearing the end of the financial year! Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the J Waks Culture Centre fund, to help continue the work of SKIF, Bund and Mir Kumen On Yiddish Choir.

With your help, our organisation can continue to thrive, grow and flourish, so that we can indeed make a besere, shenere velt.

מיט אײַער הילף, מי און אונטערשטיצונג קענען מיר ווײַטער קעמפֿן פֿאַר אַ שענערער און בעסערער וועלט

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Upcoming Events

Coming Together:
A Stand Up Initiative

Come Together is a truth-telling conversation program where the voices, stories, emotions and histories of First Nations people are brought to Jewish organisations. 


The session will be co-delivered by Jewish volunteers and First Nations speakers and will include personal testimony from speakers, videos, activities, discussion and reflection. 


Registration details will be shared soon - numbers will be limited!

28 June 2022
Time TBA