AJA is a membership-based community organisation guided by authentic Torah values, as well as centre-right, conservative Australian values.
By Torah values, we mean a public policy outlook that is informed by the principles of traditional Halachic beliefs. This does not translate into any sort of requirement on the personal lives of our members. We welcome members at all levels of Judaic observance, who share our devotion to Am Yisrael (the Jewish nation) and Eretz Yisrael (the Land of Israel).
By centre-right Australian conservatism, we mean advocacy for public policies that advance the cause of individual liberty, economic freedom, limited government, a strong national defence, and the primacy of Australian law.
Support for Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people is an indispensable pillar of our worldview.
1. To be guided by Torah (in its broad sense) in policy development and advocacy;
Dr David Adler is a medical graduate of the University of NSW, where he also received the medical faculty prize for general proficiency and leadership.
Alan Freedman works as a consultant pharmacist in Melbourne providing medication reviews to people at home and in the aged care setting. His interest in Israel advocacy and Jewish issues expanded about 20yrs ago
Michael Burd now retired since 1996, had a 30-year background in the clothing Importing business with factories based in India and Pakistan. Michael married his Jewish, Indian-born wife in the only Synagogue in New Delhi nearly 40 years ago. Michael’s wife Rebecca’s family originates from Iraq..
Robert was admitted to the legal profession after graduating from Bond University in Queensland with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons). Returning to his birth city, Sydney he has held various roles, most recently in legal education where he produced several major events.
South African born, immigrated to Melbourne in 2001.
* Owner/ director: Hilary Falkow-Friedland Public Relations - South Africa.
Geoff Bloch is a Melbourne-based barrister and a graduate of Mount Scopus College and Monash University. In his student years Geoff studied in Yeshiva in Jerusalem and was a youth leader in Bnei Akiva and the Counterpoint programmes.
A South African graduate in Theoretical Physics, Engineering and Business Management, Brian Levitan worked on the NASA Mariner Mars Mission.
Michael was born in the UK, qualifying there as a Solicitor in 1981, the same year he moved to Sydney and was admitted to practice in New South Wales. The following year he started in search and recruitment and this was his career for 36 years till he retired in 2018.
Terry Davis arrived in Australia from London in 1983. He has lived in Sydney since emigrating from the UK, and is a member of the North Shore Synagogue congregation.