Who we are
The Indian Jewish Association of Australia and New Zealand Inc. (IJAANZ) was incorporated in May 2021.
Our aim is to create awareness, recognition and a deeper understanding among a wider audience of the Jewish communities who lived peacefully and flourished on the Indian sub-continent for 1,800 years without persecution.
Little is known about the rich art, culture and heritage of the five Indian Jewish communities – the Cochini, Bene Israel, Baghdadi, B’nei Menashe and Bene Ephraim – in Australia and New Zealand. Even less is known of the generosity of the people on the Indian sub-continent that enabled them to assimilate and thrive.
Our purpose is to instil in younger generations a confidence and pride in their rich heritage. Our message is one of tolerance and inclusivity.
What we do
The Indian Jewish Association of Australia & New Zealand will:
- Organise travelling exhibitions.
- Collect and display artefacts and memorabilia.
- Arrange talks and interviews with local and visiting artists, authors and historians.
- Partner with other organisations on local initiatives.
- Offer a platform for community members to network.
Name: Indian Jewish Association of Australia & New Zealand Inc.
Victorian Registration: A0112729D
Address: 27 McDonald Road, Epping VIC 3076 Australia
Rabbi George Mordecai (Progressive), Sydney, Australia
Chair: Yoel Samson
Secretary: Nathan Elijah
Treasurer: Arthur (Michael) Foxen
President (Sydney): Angelica Jacob
- Solomon Erulkar
- Samuel Mordechai
- Joshua Moses
Model Rules of Incorporated Association