Victorian Association of Jewish Ex & Servicemen & Women Australia Incorporated

Founding Member General Sir John Monash GCMG KCB VD

VAJEX Upcoming Events

Annual General Meeting

VAJEX Australia

Annual General Meeting

Sunday, 6th March 2022


Lamm Jewish Library of Australia

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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Anzac Commemoration

VAJEX Australia

Anzac Commemoration Service

Keynote Speaker

C8A33363 11D6 48B1 A581 D3D43FF319FFCaptain Stephen Bowater OAM RAN
Chair, Board of Trustees, Shrine of Remembrance

 Sunday, 8th May 2022


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

If you wish to bring a wreath to lay, please email:

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

Postponed indefinitely due to the pandemic

(VAJEX 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


Postponed indefinitely due to the pandemic

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, I look forward to seeing you on the day.

Marvin Bude
President VAJEX Australia

Lest We Forget.

Remembrance Commemoration Service

VAJEX Australia


new jewish memorial

Sunday, 13th November 2022
11.00 am

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

Special Guests
Brett Kaye and The St Kilda Shule Choir

Kaddish will be said

 For location and other details contact: 1300 824 000 or

Lest We Forget

Remembrance Reception

Remembrance REception 2015

Remembrance Reception

Keynote Speaker:
MAJGEN Jeffrey V Rosenfeld AC OBE KStJ (Ret'd)

Sunday, 13 November 2022, 12.30 am
Luncheon is Complimentary
to financial members
by invitation only
(Donations appreciated)

For bookings: Email

Please make cheques payable to: VAJEX Australia 
Mail to:

The Secretary
VAJEX Australia
PO Box 197
Elsternwick, Victoria 3185

Direct Deposit:

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

Or: 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 an important issue. You can sit where you like and enjoy an informal gathering with family and friends.

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 existed as one means of remembrance. A page on our website is now dedicated to each of our fallen and 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 web 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 light a candle in 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 ~

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