Bund Membership 2022-2023
Mitarbet. Mit Undz. Mitglid.
(Cooperation. With Us. Member)
This year, the Bund turns 125 years old. Throughout our history our mission remains the same: to make a shenerer un beserer velt far ale (a more beautiful and better world for everyone). By every measure, we continue to be true to our beliefs and our mission, with Yiddishkayt, Doikayt, Sotzyalism at the core of the many activities we staged this past year.
In the past 12 months we have:
Resumed in-person activities, and since the beginning of this year have staged a memorable April 19th commemoration, a rollicking In One Voice Festival, and an inspiring May Day lecture on "What's Left of Your Rights at Work". Together with SKIF, we co-hosted a thoughtful and educational Tikkun Leil with 8 lecture sessions, and followed up co-hosting a community wide Tikkun Leil Shevues with similar-minded organisations attended by hundreds of dedicated left wing young (and not so young) Jews.
We hosted multiple, popular online events including: our annual Bono Wiener Memorial Lecture - where we hosted Nyadol Nyuon, two episodes of Bad Ass Bundistkes relating the history of women's working for the Bund, two secular Yom Kiper events (one for adults and one for toddlers), we hosted the authors of the 2020 report "Like a Family: An Investigation into Gender in Melbourne's Jewish Organisations" and a video celebration of Itzik Manger's work.
We have launched the Melbourne Bund Online Archive, which is an ongoing project led by Henry Nusbaum. To date, there are thousands of incredible archival materials relating to the Melbourne Bund, SKIF and Tsukunft organisations which are available at the tap of a keyboard: photos, publications, videos, posters and more across the past few decades! Register for access and upload your own documents to the archive via www.jewishlabourbundarchive.net
We also hosted an intimate event 'Come Together', a truth-telling conversation program that discussed the ongoing effects of colonisation on First Nations communities with First Nations representatives.
Our ongoing regular activities haven't ceased. Bundist radio broadcasts weekly. The Mir Kumen On choir meets weekly. SKIF Sundays meet weekly. And this year three in-person camps were staged, including the biggest summer camp in decades giving hundreds of kids the chance to experience a SKIF life and be educated, inspired and entertained by those who enjoyed that experience in the years before.
Bund membership is growing, SKIF attendances are growing and the audience at our events is growing. There is a visceral hunger for our ideas and our activities, and it is essential that we keep providing these, both to satisfy the demand for thoughtful, progressive, Jewish activity and to build the next generation of Bundistn dedicated to making Jewish life richer and the world better.
Join for the membership year 2022-2023 and you get:
- discounted merch and tickets to events
- a Bund membership card (on 100% recycled card)
- a Bund sticker
- voting rights at AGM and EGMs*
- an overwhelming sense of Chavershaft
Membership packs will be shipped at the conclusion of the Membership Drive.
*Please note that International members do not have AGM and EGM voting rights.
Please note that all new members are subject to committee approval.