Australasian Union of Jewish Students

Our Pillars

Our Pillars

AUJS provides a wide variety of social, political, educational and cultural activities based on our four pillars – Judaism, Zionism, Pluralism and Activism. Our pillars describe who we are and what we seek to provide for Jewish students on campus across Australia and New Zealand.

Judaism

As the sole representative body for Jewish youth across Australia and New Zealand, AUJS seeks to provide opportunities for Jewish students to express their Jewish identity and heritage. Our events and activities encourage the connection of individual Jewish students to other Jews and to the Jewish community, and allow for Jewish youth to freely engage with Jewish culture and religion.

Zionism

AUJS subscribes to the Zionist ideals espoused in the World Zionist Organisation's Jerusalem Program. We seek to promote a positive image of Israel on campus; to encourage truth in student political dialogue; and to educate the wider student population about Judaism and Israel.

Pluralism

AUJS is committed to providing a voice and platform for every Jewish and Zionist student across Australia and New Zealand regardless of political affiliation or religious identity. We reflect the complete spectrum of Jewish student opinion, and are committed to providing our members with an open and pluralistic environment that promotes understanding between different Jewish denominations and other religious faiths.

Activism

AUJS is committed to remaining active on the social and political issues that affect both Jewish students and the wider student population. We strive to provide educational, cultural, political and social activities to engage Jewish and non-Jewish students alike with student life, Zionism and Jewish history, tradition and culture.