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

ZFA to send 160 young Australians to Israel

July 7, 2017 by  

160 young Jewish adults have left Australia on the Taglit-Birthright Israel visionary program that provides a gift of a 10-day educational tour of Israel, [Read more]

Educating the Educators

August 26, 2016 by  

A huge turn out to the recently  Zionist Federation of Australia’s (ZFA) 10th Biennial Educators’ Conference in Melbourne.  [Read more]

Hop aboard the Kangarusski Taglit-Birthright Bus!

August 17, 2016 by  

Birthright trips are a regular occurrence in Australia. The Zionist Federation of Australia provides the opportunity for Jewish young adults to visit Israel in the summer or winter and explore the country as well as their Jewish identity and heritage. [Read more]

Zionism presence in Canberra

December 21, 2015 by  

The first meeting of an interim ACT Zionist Council has been held in Canberra expressing very strong support to establish a local, Canberra-based Zionist organisation. [Read more]

First youth program group this summer heads to Israel

December 19, 2015 by  

40 young adults from all over Australia and New Zealand have travelled to Israel on the first organised program during the Australian summer season.  [Read more]

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