The Jewish Labour Bund in Melbourne has a number of affiliated organisations.
Read more about them below.
Mir Kumen On Yiddish Choir
The Mir Kumen On Yiddish choir began in 2008 and has been led by Tomi Kalinski from its inception. The Mir Kumen On Yiddish choir learns Yiddish songs, both old and new, and performs around Melbourne.
People of all levels of knowledge of Yiddish are welcome (transliterated music is available), as well as people of all musical ability.
In One Voice Festival
Together with the Kadimah, SKIF and Bund present the In One Voice Jewish Culture festival annually in March.
IOV is a celebration of Jewish culture in Melbourne through music, food, art, markets and community group stalls.
In 2017, 8000 flocked the streets of Elsternwick to celebrate this unique Jewish community.
SKIF is the youth group of the Bund and caters for children aged 8-18. SKIF, which stands for Sotsyalistisher KInder Farband, translated to Socialist Children's Union, is a Jewish youth movement where kids can come and have fun with others their age while also learning about important current events and different aspects of their Jewish identity including exploring Yiddish as a language and culture. SKIF has weekly meetings on Sundays between 3 and 5 pm at Waks House, 281 Hawthorn Rd in Caulfield and runs THREE camps every year as well as a variety of events.
J. Waks Cultural Fund
J Waks Cultural Trust was set up by the Jewish Labour Bund in Melbourne to help fund and organise events focused on Yiddish culture and language.