Victorian Association of Jewish Ex & Servicemen & Women Australia Incorporated

Founding Member General Sir John Monash GCMG KCB VD

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VAJEX Upcoming Events

Anzac Commemoration

VAJEX Australia

Anzac Commemoration Service

Sunday 29 April 2018, 10.30am

Glen Eira Town Hall
Cnr Hawthorn & Glen Eira Roads, Caulfield
(Enter through portico)

If you wish to bring a wreath to lay, please notify the secretary:

Proudly sponsored by Glen Eira City Council

Kosher refreshments will be served after the servicepoppy

Shrine of Remembrance Pilgrimage

VAJEX Australia

~ Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Remembrance ~

Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

Date: 6 August 2017
Time: 12.00pm

(AJEX Australia (Victorian Association of Jewish Ex & Servicemen & Women Australia Incorporated) cares for Jewish military personnel and is open to all who are currently serving, or have served, in Allied Forces. Membership is also open to their families as non-service members and supporters as a Friend of VAJEX Australia. 
The VAJEX Australia pilgrimage is to remember and recognise the Victorian Jewish Fallen who served alongside fellow Australians and Allied Forces. Australian Jews have demonstrated their loyalty by serving their country in the Boer War 1899-1902, WWI, WWII, Korea, Malaya, Vietnam, Gulf War, Iraq, Afghanistan and have also served as Peace Keepers. 

Formed in 1929, VAJEX Australia has a proud history. 

For more details email
Shrine Representative: Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson RFD ED.

Joint RSL Remembrance


Sunday 5th November 2017 at 10.45am

4 St Georges Road, Elsternwick

Jointly hosted by

Caulfield RSL Sub Branch
Caulfield RSL Sub-Branch
  03 9528 3600

New Zealand RSL Sub Branch
New Zealand RSL Sub-Branch
  0417 570 956

VAJEX australia
VAJEX Australia
  1300 824 000

The three exservice organisations combine to have an inclusive service that the whole community can attend.  The service is conducted in the flag area at the front of the club unless there is inclement weather, in which case it will conducted in the Dining Room.

We would like to invite everyone from the community to attend this service.  It is the only one, world wide, that is run by the Aussies, Kiwis and Jews jointly.  After the service we invite you to join us in the Member’s Lounge for light refreshments.

RSVP to the RSL receptionist on 9528 3600 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Please advise the receptionist if you will lay a wreath.  

With my fellow Presidents Colin Bradley, and Ross Himona and I look forward to seeing you on the day.
Harry Lubansky, President VAJEX Australia.

Lest We Forget.

Remembrance Commemoration Service

VAJEX Australia


Wreath Laying
The Ode, Last Post, Minute's Silence, Rouse

Kaddish will be said

Date: Sunday 12 November 2017
Time: 11.00 am

 For details contact 1300 824 000 or

Lest We Forget

Followed by Book of Remembrance Reception

Remembrance Reception

Remembrance REception 2015

Book of Remembrance Reception

Keynote Speaker:

David Howell

David Howell is a Melbourne based historian, author and tour guide. Growing up with the stories of the war in New Guinea by his grandfather, David has made over 40 crossings of the famous Kokoda Track along with visiting most of the major battlefields in PNG. David spent the last five years working at the Shrine of Remembrance where he created their journal Remembrance. He is a serving member of the Army Reserve and has deployed on peacekeeping operations. David is also currently the Hon Secretary of the 39th Australian Infantry Battalion. David will be speaking on the Kokoda Campaign.

Date: Sunday, 12 November 2017
at 12.30pm

Bookings: Email

$30 per person & sit where you wish
Note: Service and Ex-service members are complimentary.

Payment Options


Please make cheques payable to: VAJEX Australia 
Mail to:

The Secretary
VAJEX Australia
PO Box 2121
Moorabbin, Victoria 3189

Direct Deposit

Account Name: VAJEX Australia
Bank: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
BSB: 063 303
Account No: 10047068

Online Payment

Pay online with SecurePay


Join us for our annual social get-together and enjoy a delicious meal with desserts and an entertaining guest speaker. The new buffet style milchig reception with open seating has resolved two important issues. The cost has come down considerably and you can sit where you like.

VAJEX Australia extends condolences to all bereaved families on the loss of their loved one and wishes long life and you should have only simchas. We are committed to honouring our fallen, whether the loss occurred while in service or after returning home from service.

Our volumes of the Books of Remembrance exist as one means of remembrance. A page is dedicated to all our fallen and one page is generated for each service or ex-service person. Families assist with providing the details and each page is uploaded on our website for family and friends to view at any time.

The Pages for our fallen from the last 12 months are dedicated each year at the Remembrance Reception. We invite family members to join us to place the page in the Book and light a candle to memory of their loved one. Any family member can be appointed to do this, or a VAJEX Australia representative can do it on your behalf while you are standing by.

Donations are appreciated to help further the vital role that VAJEX Australia plays in the Jewish community. We are all volunteers who feel privileged to give of our time to care for our veterans and their families and we exist only by the donations of generous people.

We would like to encourage families to further honour the memory of their loved one by joining our association as non-service members. We must have new members supporting us to keep VAJEX Australia viable. You can help do this in a very real way with ongoing membership.

~ We were there when our country needed us ~
~ Now VAJEX Australia is here to honour the memories of our fallen ~

Annual General Meeting

VAJEX Australia

Annual General Meeting

Sunday 4 March 2018, 10.30am

Lamm Jewish Library Australia
304 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield South

Come and hear what your elected Board has been doing for the last year as your representatives.

Please support this vital event as we need your vote for the election of Office Bearers. In order to vote, you must be a current financial member.

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