Derech Eretz Program

AUJS & Derech Eretz

If you’re interested in learning about First Nations Australia, while also cultivating your leadership skills as a Jewish student, this program’s for you!

AUJS is once again teaming up with Stand Up to offer a one-of-a-kind cultural immersion and volunteering experience for Jewish students in the predominantly-Aboriginal communities of Toomelah and Boggabilla, NSW.

In 2005, a group of Jewish students set out to establish an enduring relationship with a First Nations community. They were connected with community members in Toomelah and Boggabilla, NSW, who identified school holiday programs as a useful service that young Jewish adults could deliver while simultaneously building relationships between our two communities. This is how Stand Up’s ‘Derech Eretz’ was born.

This year, Derech Eretz is taking place on NAIDOC Week from July 8-16 2024.

Join Derech Eretz for a chance to create and lead engaging school holiday programs for local youth, connect with community adults and Elders, and participate in sessions aimed at bridging the gaps in Australia’s mainstream education system with respect to First Nations Australia.

Applicants must be Uni/Tafe/College students and AUJS members.


Shortly after completing the Derech Eretz registration form, AUJS and Stand Up’s Derech Eretz coordinator will be in touch with you to arrange an interview.

For any questions please contact

JULY 8-16, 2024