What would you do?


If you were a Hazari father of a family fearing for their lives from the Taliban in Afghanistan, or a mother of a family fearing for her life and her families life in a war-torn, dictatorship-driven Somalia, What would YOU do?

JAA’s biggest campaign to date embarks on a difficult yet attainable task: striving to instill a basic humanity back into the Australian discourse on asylum seekers and refugees.

This campaign is launched by Australian thought-leaders on asylum seekers – Kon Karapanagiotidis, David Manne and Michael Gawenda.

Through various campaign activities, a new interactive website and video, the mobilization of business and community leaders and the exposure of asylum seeker stories, we hope to galvanize the Jewish community around a fresh conversation, infused with renewed compassion.

Visit the campaign site here and share your thoughts on: What Would You Do?

Like the campaign’s facebook page here.

JAA is proud to be a signatory of the Refugee Council of Australia’s recommendations on a new approach to processing asylum seekers. Click here to read the statement.


The launch of What Would You Do? was held Thursday, August 29th at The White House, 11 Princes St, St Kilda and in Sydney on Sunday 22nd September at  Shalom College, Eric Caspary Learning Centre, Barker Street, UNSW.

We launched the campaign video in February 2014. Watch it below.

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