Acknowledgment of Country
UJEB respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which we live, learn, work, and play.
UJEB’s head office is on the Country of the Boonwurrung/Bunurong and Wurrundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation.
We recognise their continuing connection to the land and waterways.
We pay respect to their Elders past, present, and emerging.
We acknowledge First Nations’ stories, traditions, histories, and living cultures.
We extend this respect to all First Nations’ peoples.
As an organisation championing young people, we recognise that education plays an important role in the continuation of the cultural and spiritual practices of our peoples, and the continuity of our communities.
Jewish Australians and Australian First Nations people have often fought together to uphold truth telling, justice, and human rights.
We maintain our shared commitment to the rights for self-determination.
We will continue to work towards a unified, respectful, and thriving community that embraces First Nations’ peoples’ experiences of the past, resilience in the present, and aspirations for the future.
We aim to achieve this through our 4 key Values:
Our programs support learners in exploring and understanding their Jewish identity. We hope to foster a feeling of connection to Jewish life and Israel.
The quality educational experiences provided aim to create curious and passionate learners who are engaged with their Jewish identity.
Program participants can begin establishing a lifelong connection and commitment not only to their local Jewish community, but to the wider, global Jewish community.
We strongly believe that all Jews have a right to learn about their Jewish identity. We aim to create programs that cater to those with special needs, and programs that are affordable to all.