Past projects and research reports

Like a Family: An Investigation into Gender in Melbourne's Jewish Organisations

In 2019, the Victorian branch of the National Council of Jewish Women Australia [NCJWA (Vic)] launched its gender equity campaign, #MakeSpaceForHer. The campaign aimed to increase the representation of Jewish women within Jewish communal organisations in Victoria. In late 2020, researchers from Monash University, in partnership with the NCWJA (Vic), launched a survey with the aim of examining the reception of the #MakeSpaceForHer campaign, and building upon it by investigating the experiences of women staff and volunteers in Jewish institutions in Victoria, in addition to leaders and board members. The research team sought to discover whether Jewish communal organisations are reported to be safe, inclusive, and equitable workplaces.

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Ausraeli Jews: a profile of Israel-born Australian Jewish residents

Migration from Israel to Australia is a varied migration stream: not all Israel-born regard themselves as Israelis, and Israel-born Jews in Australia do not necessarily regard themselves as part of the Jewish community. This report presents a profile of Israel-born Jews resident in Australia, including their views on selected topics related to identity, emigration, homeland, and religion.

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Australian census analysis

The Australian census is conducted every five years by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. There is, however, a problem with using the census for identification of a religious or ethnic population such as the Jewish.

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Jewish attitudinal surveys (Gen08 and Gen17)

The attitudinal surveys of the Jewish community are designed to collect information on individual experiences, needs and emerging issues and expectations. The results of this survey will help provide vital information to enable informed decision making and better allocation of funds for service provision.

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Australian olim survey findings report

This report, co-authored by David Mittelberg and Adina Bankier-Karp, presents an analysis of data collected as part of the Australian Olim Survey (2018-19). It presents an overview of the lives of the Australian olim before their aliyah, their aliyah experiences and how their lives and attitudes compare to those of Jews currently living in Australia. It also some of the predictors of re-migration to Australia and offers recommendations for communal policy.

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