Australasian Union of Jewish Students

Chairperson's Welcome

Chairperson's Welcome

AUJS continues to enrich Jewish student identity across 25 campuses, with thousands of current members across Australia and New Zealand. AUJS remains as the link for further development for Jewish during their time at university.

If you’re a recently enrolled AUJS member, you have hit a major milestone, Mazal Tov and welcome! If you’re returning, I’m sure you’ve already discovered some of the splendours that AUJS has to offer. University is a time to explore, learn and delve into a new world of opportunities. AUJS is here to guide your Jewish experience through these years, from political training seminars, leadership development to the best university balls, conferences and Purim parties. We have endless opportunities for extracurricular enrichment to offer you throughout your time at university and look forward to being by your side as the core of Jewish student engagement in Australasia.

If you’re interested in International Programs, AUJS is here for you. From a six-week immersive Israel exploration, Academy-Onward, to our ten-day Birthright trips where you truly discover your Jewish identity, to the Australasian Jewish communities premier Leadership Development Program that takes participants to America, Israel and third Diaspora country, explore your options with us here.

AUJS is the representative body for Jewish students across Australia and New Zealand. If politics is your thing, come to our Political Training Seminar in Canberra, for unfettered access to an amazing array of politicians and community leaders. On a day-to-day basis, we report anti-semitism, advocate for our students with universities, work with University chaplaincy and fight for the welfare of our students on campus.

If you’re interested in sparking Jewish Awareness, celebrating Israel or remembering the Holocaust, why not participate in one of our campaigns? If you’re keen on celebrating the holidays with friends away from the normal, our conferences are for you! If you’re passionate about political advocacy on campus the Susan Wakil Fellowship is for you. There’s something for everyone, so find your place in AUJS.

It’s an exciting time to be an AUJS member on campus, with many pathways of engagement through our four pillars - Judaism, Activism, Pluralism and Zionism. Make sure to “like” your campus Facebook page, I can’t wait for you to join this exciting movement.

Remember, your time at university is a time to explore who you are, and AUJS is a great way to start you off on the right path.

Looking forward to seeing you all on campus in 2017!


Isabella Polgar | AUJS National Chairperson