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.

Remembering Moshe Goldberg

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of our khaver, Moshe Goldberg.

A former SKIFist and helfer, and a lifelong member of our Bund family, Moshe 'Spud' Goldberg was beloved by his khaveyrim.

On August 19, Moshe's article celebrating the 70th year of SKIF in Melbourne was published by

Plus61J Media. This article is perhaps, a shining example of Moshe's passionate nature. How proud he was to share his own experience and to pass this on to his children and eyniklekh.

As khaver Arnold Zable put it, "He was a beautiful man who lived and loved life with sensitivity and passion." He will be sorely missed.

We send our condolences to his wife Helene, daughters Devorah, Gita and Sarah, his parents Hania and Gooter, his sister Freda, his eyniklekh and the extended Goldberg family. Zolt ir mer nisht visn fun keyn tsar.

Koved zayn ondenk.

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

70 Years of SKIF in Melbourne

Join us for an evening of reminiscing over our favourite SKIF memories! No matter what era of SKIF you have attended, we all share a connection of shared experiences with this incredible organisation.
So gather your kraize members and help us celebrate the success of SKIF in Melbourne for 70 years!

Please note the option to buy a paid ticket to help us cover the costs of Summer Camp this year - we're aiming to run the biggest camp that we safely can!

Sunday 6 December 2020 at 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

SKIFistn young and old are welcome to the all-inclusive SKIF party.

Tickets: www.trybooking.com/BMIAP

Jewish Labour Bund
ייִדישער אַרבעטער בונד

Melbourne, Australia

The Jewish Labour Bund operates and stands on the traditional land of the Yaluk-ut Weelam Clan of the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We acknowledge and respect the cultural heritage of this land, and offer our respects to their elders – past, present and future.

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