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About Us

Our mission

To lead and encourage Jewish and Zionist activity and expression within Queensland, to represent the Jewish community, to promote and communicate Israel’s interests within the broader Queensland community and to promote Queensland's relationship with Israel.

Our role

  • As the roof body of all Zionist Organisations in Queensland, to provide an opportunity for discussion, debate and expression of Jewish and Zionist thought.
  • To develop deeper connections between the Queensland Jewish community and Israel, in particular attempting to include a wider cross section of the community in our activities.
  • To conduct cultural, educational and informational activities and events.
  • To create an atmosphere within the community that values Zionist thought and expression, the Hebrew language and culture, and pride in Israel and her achievements.
  • Promoting and fostering Jewish communal voluntary and professional leadership and management.

Ideologically, the impetus for the activities of the Council is taken from "The Jerusalem Program" - the charter of the World Zionist Movement which was revised in 2004. The Jerusalem Program essentially calls for the recognition of the centrality of Israel in Jewish life worldwide, and promotes the ingathering of the Jewish people into their historical homeland through aliya.

The diversity of the SZC's constituents is its major strength. Affiliated organisations include the Zionist youth movements, fundraising organisations, Jewish day schools, orthodox and progressive congregations, political and social groups. The SZC represents the broad range of community organisations that serve the Jewish community.

The State Zionist Council was formed in the 1940’s in Queensland, and in its years of activity has played an important role in advancing Israel’s cause in both the Jewish and wider communities.

 

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