Understanding identity, social change and emerging needs: Melbourne's Jewish community and Australian society

  • Markus, Andrew (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Frayman, Anita (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Jacobs, Nicky (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Goldlust, John (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

How has the identity of members of religious and ethnic groups changed over the last decades? What is the significance of changes that may be occurring? This project will build on two earlier studies to establish the patterns of change within the Jewish community of Melbourne. On the basis of these findings it will investigate other ethno-religious communities in Melbourne and Sydney. The result will be a richly detailed analysis of communal identity in the first decade of the twentieth century. It will provide the basis for informed development of policy at the national, state and communal levels.
Effective start/end date1/08/0730/06/11


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$115,356.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$75,354.00
  • Jewish Care (Victoria) Inc: A$86,056.00
  • Private Donors - pooled funds for contributions to research: A$80,000.00