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

 “Israel Go”, a funding initiative providing financial support for Gap Year Programs in Israel

July 29, 2021 by  

The Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) has launched a new two-year pilot program– Israel Go – which provides financial support for young adults to participate in gap year Israel programs in 2022 and 2023. [Read more]

UPJ offers workshop to respond to heightened antisemitism

June 22, 2021 by  

After discerning a high level of urgency to respond to heightened levels of antisemitism and ways to effectively engage when confronted by anti-Zionist and anti-Israel voices, the Union for Progressive Judaism has held an online workshop. [Read more]

A Kangarusski Chanukah

December 18, 2020 by  

120 people gathered in Sydney with the Zionist Federation of Australia’s Kangarusski group to celebrate the second night of Chanukah – a festival which celebrates light and miracles. [Read more]

MASA Israel hosts global Chanukah event online

December 16, 2020 by  

Masa Israel Journey fellows, alumni and community members from around the world came together to celebrate Masa’s Global Chanukah Event. [Read more]

Eminent political historian to headline ZFA Plenary 2019

July 5, 2019 by  

The Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) has announced that Professor Gil Troy will be the guest speaker at our Plenary Conference which will be held in Sydney next month. [Read more]

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