Life’s like snowboarding: it’s a lot more fun when you know what you’re doing.


Join the action at Aish Australia. Connect with other young Jews in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Learn Jewish wisdom to help you get more pleasure out of life and get yourself closer to reaching your potential. And have a lot of fun along the way.



This week, make plans to join us on Monday evening at 8:00pm – 19 February – at South Caulfield Shule to hear Rabbi Ken Spiro give one of his inspired lectures: “Why the Jews?”

“Why the Jews” explores the deeper meaning and message behind humanity’s longest, strangest and most intense hatred – Antisemitism. This presentation will completely alter your understanding of antisemitism, the Holocaust and Jewish History. (Presented by JWA and hosted by the South Caulfield Hebrew Congregation.)

Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door. To purchase online, go to

South Caulfield Shule
46 Leopold St, South Caulfield
Melbourne, VIC 3162

Your next adventures

Whether it’s a party, a huge Friday night dinner, a seminar in our Multimedia Library or a trip away, there’s always something going on at Aish.

Meet the team

Rabbi Andrew Saffer

Rabbi Andrew Saffer

Executive Director

Rabbi Andrew Saffer went to Scopus and Monash, anticipating a career in internet law at the same commercial law firm as his many cousins.

A six-week Jerusalem Fellowship summer trip to Israel changed that. Andrew stayed on after the program ended, and after six years at Aish Jerusalem (while moonlighting as a graphic designer and events photographer — he shot Dame Margaret Thatcher!), Andrew became a rabbi.

He met his wife, Rachelle (also from Melbourne) in Jerusalem the very next day. They married, moved back to Australia and now share five very cute children. Andrew spends his spare time listening to the same music your parents did and making ‘dad’ jokes.

Contact Rabbi Saffer 

Rabbi Jon Neumann

Rabbi Jon Neumann

Educational Director

Rabbi Jon Neumann grew up in Melbourne, went to school and university for a bit before deciding that working in Consulting and IT were more fun. After maxing out his corporate life, Jon moved to Israel, and spent 7 years learning at Aish HaTorah Jerusalem and working to expand Aish’s international outreach efforts.

In 2006, Jon moved back to Melbourne to join Aish Australia and help teach and share the wisdom of Torah with the local community.

Jon is married to Rivka and they have four amazing children who specialise in coming up with new schemes to ensure their parents don’t have too much free time on their hands.

Contact Rabbi Neumann

Rachelle Saffer

Rachelle Saffer

Events Director

Rachelle Saffer went to Beth Rivkah Ladies College and Lauriston Girls School, planning to study psychology. After Year 12, she also went on a Jerusalem Fellowship program to Israel – and stayed…

While at Neve Yerushalayim Seminary, where she studied in the Moreshet teacher training program and the Maalot University program, she met Andrew. They were married soon after.

Rachelle now divides her time between preparing exquisite salads and explaining her husband’s bad jokes to people who don’t catch his obscure cultural references.

Contact Rachelle 

Meet the sponsors who make it all happen

Aish International

Aish Australia is part of a global network of dozens of branches and programs, with headquarters directly across from the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Our goal is to revitalise the Jewish people, and we’re regarded as a world leader in creative Jewish educational programs and leadership training.

Find out more at the world’s most popular Jewish content website,

Meet our ambassadors

Aish HaTorah enables young Jews to visit their heritage, to become immersed in it, to understand the fount of inspiration that drives Jewish history, to become better Jews, prouder Jews and more secure Jews.

Bibi Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister

Aish HaTorah means to me the passion of teaching, the passion of learning. The study of Torah, the source of Jewish values, is the way to Jewish survival.

Elie Wiesel


Thank you Aish HaTorah for the good work you do, and the message you put out. I could have used you in my life about 25 years ago.

Steven Spielberg

Producer and Director

Aish HaTorah has made tremendous strides in highlighting the key contributions of Jewish heritage to Western civilization. Keep up your excellent educational endeavors.

Dame Margaret Thatcher

Former British Prime Minister

Support our work

Through our weekly learning opportunities, Shabbat dinners and events, we have created a place for young Jews from all Jewish backgrounds.

We are a tax deductible charity organisation. All our activities rely on private donations and corporate sponsorships.

If you’d like to see real opportunities for Jewish twentysomethings in Melbourne, click here to discuss sponsorship opportunities with Aish Australia’s Executive Director, Rabbi Andrew Saffer.

46 Balaclava Road St Kilda East VIC 3183 Australia
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