About Us

Stand Up envisions an Australian Jewish community actively pursuing social justice for all. Our three key areas are: Refugee Programs, Indigenous Partnerships, Education

Our Purpose

Inspired by the Jewish commitment to pursue social justice, Stand Up works tirelessly to repair the world.

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Our People

Stand Up is fortunate to have a fantastic team of board members, staff and volunteers. The strength of Stand Up is the strength of the people who make up our organisation. Click on the icons below to get to know our Board and Staff better.

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“When establishing Stand Up,  our aim was to create within the Australian Jewish community a recognisable organisation that could provide a collective response to important humanitarian issues in the non-Jewish world.”
– Dr Arnold Shmerling, Co-Founder of Stand Up: Jewish commitment to a better word. 

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In The Media

“Stand Up exists because Jewish values implore us to stand up and take responsibility for those in need. Whether it be raising funds for victims of natural disasters, running leadership training for Aboriginal youth, or helping a newly arrived refugee find a job, pursuing social justice is our ultimate goal.”
– Gary Samowitz CEO

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