MUJSS was established in the early 1900’s as a
representative body of Jewish students at the University of Melbourne. At
the time it was the first Jewish student representative body in the country!
Since then it has worked tirelessly to protect the rights of Jewish students
on the campus and abroad. In addition, fundamental to the aims of MUJSS is
the advocacy of the existence of the State of Israel- an imbedded component
in Jewish consciousness.
Today, MUJSS has over 200 members both Jewish and non-Jewish that play an
active role in the club. As a democratically elected and run organization,
MUJSS endeavours to fairly represent all of its members. The current
committee is determined to actively promote the right of existence of the
State of Israel and to increase awareness of Jewish rights on the campus
(including the increasing overt anti-Semitic rhetoric on campus). Moreover,
the committee aims to advocate a peaceful resolution to the Middle East
Committee members comprise of individuals with a range of political views;
all members are encouraged to voice their opinions regardless of their
active support for the continued survival and well being of the state of
Israel through the promotion of Aliyah (migration to Israel),
educational tours to Israel, resolute campaigns to explain Israel’s
case to students of the university of Melbourne and the wider community,
and through steadfast solidarity with the state of Israel.
national and international representation of Melbourne University Jewish
a complete spectrum of Jewish students opinions.
the knowledge and appreciation of Judaism.
the study of Jewish culture generally and the knowledge of the Hebrew
language and literature.
Jewish learning and to make available information pertaining to Jewish
education through summer programs, seminars, camps, lectures and
To work for
the strengthening of the state of Israel and to increase the ties b/n
the Jewish communities in Israel and Aust.
promote the rights to freedom of thought, expression, actions and
association of Jews who are oppressed around the world.
the principles and activities of both AUJS and WUJS.
funds and do all such things as the club may think incidental or
conducive to its attainment provided that such activities do not
interfere with similar activities by MUSU or AUJS.
To adopt the
Jerusalem program which states the aims of Zionism
i) The unity of the Jewish people and the centrality of the state
of Israel in Jewish life
ii) The ingathering of Jewish people in its historical homeland,
the land of Israel, through Aliyah and from all lands
iii) The strengthening of the state of Israel founded through
prophetic ideals of justice and peace.
preservation of the identity of the Jewish people through the fostering of
Jewish and Hebrew education and of Jewish spiritual cultural values
v) The protection of Jewish rights everywhere.
Why join the Melbourne University Jewish Students
MUJSS is a democratic society on campus open to any
student at Melbourne University who wants to become a member.
If you answer yes to 1 or more of these questions,
MUJSS may be for you…
Do you stand in principle for the ideals of
democracy, peace and equality?
Do you believe in freedom of speech and have
respect for other’s beliefs?
Do you disagree with anti-Semitism and racism in
Are you interested in the Jewish culture and
meeting students of Jewish faith on campus?
Are you interested to learn why the State of Israel
is so important to the Jewish people?
To join MUJSS or find out more simply contact our Political
Officer or alternatively all are welcome to any MUJSS function. To
find out about upcoming functions go to the upcoming