The Zionist Federation of Australia


 

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The Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) is the federal roof body of all Zionist organisations and activity in Australia, responsible for developing, enriching and supporting a meaningful relationship between the Australian Jewish community and the State of Israel.

Founded in Melbourne in 1927, by personalities such as Sir John Monash and Rabbi I. Brodie, the ZFA has grown to become one of the most active Zionist Federations across the globe and continues to be a relevant, active and central address for all Zionist activity throughout Australia.

The ZFA believes in the centrality of Israel as a determining factor in the creation and maintenance of Jewish identity. As such, the ZFA facilitates a series of annual activities and initiatives – be they cultural, educational or political – that are designed to strengthen personal ties and affiliations with the ever-evolving innovation that is Israel.

Furthermore, the ZFA is in regular consultation with the Australian and Israeli governments, is represented on a number of international Jewish and Zionist bodies, and is the Australian representative of the Jewish Agency For Israel (JAFI) and the World Zionist Organisation (WZO).

The ZFA proudly supports and endorses the Jerusalem Program, as accepted at the 27th World Zionist Congress in 1968 (following the 1967 Six Day War) and as updated in 2004:

 

ZFA NEWS

Birthright Israel gears up for the summer season

June 27, 2019 by  

With the support of Gandel Philanthropy its principal Australian partner of eight years, the Zionist Federation of Australia will send 160 young Australians, of which Gandel Philanthropy supports 80, on a 10-day special trip to Israel. [Read more]

Kangarusski the past in photographs

February 25, 2019 by  

Kangarusski has launched the photography exhibition of 17-yr-old Daniel Kuczko, 17 with the theme being A Study of the Jewish Métier in Sydney at the Sydney Jewish Museum. [Read more]

Thanks, Julie

February 25, 2019 by  

The Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) has expressed its deep gratitude to former Foreign Minister  Julie Bishop who will retire at the next federal election. [Read more]

Australian leadership condemns Hamas

December 9, 2018 by  

Australia’s Prime Minister and Foreign Minister have condemned Hamas following the failure of un general assembly resolution on ‘activities of Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza. [Read more]

ZFA condemns violations on Israel’s northern borders

December 7, 2018 by  

Earlier in the week, the IDF announced the beginning of Operation Northern Shield after discovering Hezbollah efforts to construct a network of terror tunnels on the Lebanon border. [Read more]

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