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Thank you for your payment to attend Stand Up's ABC program.


We are very excited to meet you and begin our social justice journey together!


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to get in touch with me at [email protected]



I look forward to speaking with you all soon


Kind regards,


Hannah Weinberg

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The Stand Up Fellowship

A fellowship for adults, of any age, that has been reimagined into a program that teaches participants how to build power in civil society. A program that looks at the mechanics of social change and social movement theory, and how to convert and harness these theories into decentralised, community level action. Where we train change makers in the social change and civil society sectors with the skills to achieve systems change for a better world.

To accomplish the vision of Stand Up: Jewish people realising an Australia free from systems and attitudes that entrench disadvantage—we need to provide Jewish people with the skills and knowledge required to do so. The realisation of a better Australia will require more than just a shift in attention—it requires intentional structures that improve the capacity and ability of the community to create enduring social change.

This fellowship is not designed to help people understand how to start or run a not-for-profit organisation—it is designed to equip people with the skills to build and win their own campaign and/or how to join an existing political, social or justice movement that is agitating for change that requires shifts to the status-quo.

Almost 100 young people have done the Stand Up fellowship between 2014 and 2020. A year-long leadership and social entrepreneurship course for Jewish young adults aged 22 – 32 that provided Fellows with unique leadership development and community building opportunities and immersed participants in group experiences that fostered social conscience, creativity, innovation, ingenuity and inspiration.

Now, we're shifting gears and changing the dynamic and goal of our iconic Fellowship, building on its incredible foundation but taking it in a new direction.


Step Up

Program Overview:

Young people are growing up in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. They can see, perhaps more than any generation that has come before them, the challenges and the opportunities that lie ahead. At Stand Up, we are committed to playing our part in helping young people understand the social justice landscape, while inspiring them to make their own invaluable contribution to the Jewish and wider community.

Our Step Up education program is designed to give B'nei Mitzvah aged students the opportunity to take a step up into their Jewish adulthood and to understand the responsibilities and challenges that come with that, grappling with these questions through an innovative social justice experience. Step Up enhances the Bar/Bat Mitzvah year by providing a pivotal learning curve for students to gain a greater understanding of the world around them. The program empowers young Jewish Australians to become leaders in their community, guided by core Jewish values of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), Tzedakah (justice) and Chessed (kindness) to create positive change in the world.


My favorite program was going to the market and doing the $2 challenge. I learnt about Indigenous rights, the poverty cycle, and so much more. Something that shocked me was the privilege walk. I learnt how privileged I am.
– Anoushka


This program is proudly supported by Stand Up's major partner: The Gandel Foundation.



For further information, or to get on the waiting list for other school terms, please contact our education team at [email protected].


We have reimagined Stand Up as an organisation where education and action are not separate ideas but inextricably intertwined.

In the words of Herbert Spencer: “The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.” Stand Up has been good enough to do both for a long time – now we are tying these two great objectives together more closely. 

In line with our new program principles, we're committed to offering a suite of programs that are dynamic, best practice and sustainable, and where anyone can come to Stand Up and make their contribution towards our vision of a world where everyone can thrive, unconstrained by systems and attitudes that entrench disadvantage.