The attitudinal surveys of the Jewish community are designed to collect information on individual experiences, needs and emerging issues and expectations. The results of this survey will help provide vital information to enable informed decision making and better allocation of funds for service provision.
The Australian census is conducted every five years by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.There is, however, a problem with using the census for identification of a religious or ethnic population such as the Jewish.
This site seeks to augment informed public discussion of immigration and population issues.
The material on the site was compiled by Professor Andrew Markus and is provided to further informed understanding of (1) population change in Australia, as indicated by statistics detailing immigration and population growth and (2) Australian public opinion on immigration and population issues.
This website is part of a major project undertaken within the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation, Monash University, to document and record a comprehensive history of the way of life and institutions of the Yiddish speaking immigrants who settled in Melbourne, and the values and outlook of their descendants.
The Yisroel Shtern Project aims to present all of his work in Yiddish on the net, together with representative English translations. The project has been supported by the voluntary work of gifted translators on two continents, and by the Australian Centre for the Study of Jewish Civilisation, which has a special interest in Polish Jewry between the world wars.