Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation

Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation (ACJC)

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Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation

The ACJC is an interdisciplinary centre that sits within the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies (SOPHIS) in the Faculty of Arts. Our researchers are immersed in the academic study of the cultures, literatures, politics and histories of Jewish civilisation. We are known for our global internships and overseas study trips to Israel, Europe and Rwanda.

Study with us

Units available in Semester 2, 2018. Students can choose to study a single unit or undertake a minor in Jewish Studies or Holocaust & Genocide Studies.


We believe that great research, when properly applied, can lead to lasting and positive change in the world.

Global study opportunities

The ACJC is known for its overseas study tours, global internships and scholarships which internationalise the student experience.

Get involved


Each year the ACJC invites Visiting Scholars to contribute to the teaching, research and public life of the Centre.

All ACJC Public Events are free to the public. Bookings are not required. Public lectures are mostly held in Building H of the Caulfield Campus, Ground Level (H116).


The ACJC hosts several conferences and workshops each year across our study areas.

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Or stay up to date with our events via Facebook events.

Online lecture recordings

If you missed out on attending one of our events, listen to our public lectures online!

Gen17 Australian Jewish Community Survey

Preliminary Findings now available
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Gifts and bequests

The generosity of donors to our Centre has transformed the face of tertiary Jewish studies in Australia.

A world of opportunity

A world of opportunity

You can take a semester at Monash’s Prato campus in Italy, or do an overseas internship as part of your study, or participate in a leadership program and gain valuable skills and real world experience.

Learning Abroad

Arts in Prato

Arts internships

Latest news from the ACJC

Sam Brygel’s internship at The Jewish Holocaust Centre

August 9, 2018

By Sam Brygel RECIPIENT OF ROBYNE SCHWARZ DOMESTIC PLACEMENT SCHOLARSHIP For almost three months from February until the end of April, I had the honour and pleasure of working as

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August 6, 2018

  Hear the ABC's Rachael Kohn interview Margaret Taft and Andrew Markus about their forthcoming book ‘A Second Chance: The Making of Yiddish Melbourne!   Click the

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We are happy to announce that Merav Carmeli – an adjunct at ACJC – was successfully awarded her Phd from Bar-Ilan University.

July 26, 2018

We are happy to announce that Merav Carmeli – an adjunct at ACJC – was successfully awarded her Phd from Bar-Ilan University. Her work is titled The Interaction with

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Interview participants needed for PhD study about Jews from the former Soviet Union in Melbourne!

July 3, 2018

Emmanuel Gruzman, born to Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union, is completing his PhD study about the settlement experiences and adaptation of Jews from the former Soviet

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It is not too late to enrol in second semester subject ‘Conflict and Co-existence 2: Jews, Christians and Muslims in the modern world’!

May 28, 2018

An exciting opportunity for Monash students at the ACJC   It is not too late to enrol in this stimulating and topical second semester subject: Conflict and Co-existence 2:

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