Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation

Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation (ACJC)

Changing the world...
One student at a time.

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 1 & 2, 2019. 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

Online lecture recordings

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


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

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Gen17 Australian Jewish Community Survey

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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

Photographs from the Tom Segev seminar series!

November 4, 2018

  Tom Segev is an Israeli historian and retired journalist. His weekly column was published for thirty years in Haaretz, Israel’s leading daily newspaper. Segev's eight

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September 20, 2018

People ask me why I love Africa so much, and this is my answer: There is a lesson for everyone in Africa. We could all do with a share of the qualities of African people. I am far

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Polish Jewish Youth on the Eve of the Holocaust

August 16, 2018

Public Lecture Wednesday 3rd October, 2018 7:30 PM Monash Caulfield Campus H1.16 Ground Floor, Building H  900 Dandenong Rd, Caulfield East     What did the lives of

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One cannot know what one cannot imagine: The legacy of Claude Lanzmann and Shoah (1985)

August 16, 2018

Public Lecture Panel:  Dr. Noah Shenker Dr. Daniel Kupfert Heller Professor Susannah Radstone Wednesday 5th September, 2018 7:30 PM   Monash Caulfield Campus H1.16 Ground

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