The Eastern European Yiddish speaking immigrants who arrived in Australia in the inter-war years were committed to teaching their children Yiddish language and culture. They established the I.L. Peretz school in 1935 and then later the Sholem Aleichem school. When day schools were founded, they were outspoken supporters and much later developed the Sholem Aleichem College.
A curriculum for matriculation Yiddish has been developed and in recent years this was taught at a number of schools. Today Monash University offers Yiddish language and culture courses at the same time as informal groups meet for Yiddish conversation and culture in private homes.