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.

Bund features in Haaretz

Our organisation, as well as a few chaveyrim have recently featured in an article in Haaretz about Yiddish in Melbourne. Have a read by clicking the link below!

Recent Online Events / Videos

Recent Blog Posts

Upcoming Events

Waks House Working Bee

Come down and help spruce up our home!

Waks House and its garden is in need of some help from our community. It would be great to get many hands on deck to improve our space for everyone.

Please bring any gardening tools you may have with you.

See you there!

From 10am
31 July 2022

See you there!