Welcome to the education website
of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies

Information and educational resources about Judaism and the history of Israel.

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Resources designed to meet the requirements of the NSW secondary school syllabus in Modern History and in Studies of Religion.

The Israel and Judaism Studies (IJS) Website

This Israel and Judaism Studies (IJS) website is a service of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, the official roof-body of the Jewish Community in New South Wales. The site provides basic information about Judaism and the history of Israel.

The site is specifically designed to meet the requirements of the NSW secondary school syllabus in Modern History and in Studies of Religion. It is hoped that this material will also be of interest to university students and to the general reader.

Resources for teachers are also provided here, including details of interschool and interfaith youth activities, professional development and tertiary courses, general adult education and Jewish community education programs.

Featured articles from our Resource Archives

Jewish Immigration after the Second World War
The Australian Jewish community today is a migrant community that is still growing in size. Its growth started during the pre-war years when Jews escaped Nazi rule seeing refuge in Australia. Prior to 1933 the community’s size decreased .
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The Biblical Narrative
As the only sustained literary source, the Hebrew Bible, described by Christians as the “Old Testament”, has to be the inevitable starting point for the historical investigation required by the syllabus. Of course the Biblical account is both much more and much less than historical narrative.
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Golda Meir 1898-1978
The Australian Jewish community today is a migrant community that is still growing in size. Its growth started during the pre-war years when Jews escaped Nazi rule seeing refuge in Australia. Prior to 1933 the community’s size decreased resulting from the high rate of inter-marriage and assimilation.
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