Multicultural Directory

Aleph Melbourne (for GLBTIQ Jews) –


Mr Michael Barnett
Phone: 0417 595 541


C/- Unit 2 / 24 Winbirra Parade

Postal Address

Unit 2 / 24 Winbirra Parade

Aleph Melbourne is a friendly, secular, social and support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people (and non-GLBTIQ allies) who have a Jewish heritage, living in and around Melbourne, Australia.

The Intent of Aleph Melbourne (for GLBTIQ Jews):

Aleph Melbourne

  • is a social and support group for people who have a Jewish heritage.
  • is for people living in and around Melbourne, Australia
  • welcomes people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer or just not heterosexual
  • welcomes straight/GLBTIQ-friendly allies
  • is for people who are questioning or confused about their sexuality or gender
  • is for people of all ages
  • offers confidential and anonymous support
  • is a secular humanitarian organisation
  • is nonpartisan on religious, political and nationalistic ideologies
  • unconditionally supports equal rights for all people

Recent Accomplishments of Aleph Melbourne (for GLBTIQ Jews):

Since 1995 Aleph Melbourne has held a variety of activites including Shabbat dinners, Jewish festival celebrations, group meetings, participated in the Gay & Lesbian Pride March, manned a stall at the "Concert in the Park" Jewish Community carnivals, held movie and theatre nights and dinner outings. We hold very successful dinners each year to coincide with major Jewish festivals. For the first time Aleph Melbourne attended Chanukah in the Park in 2002, with a very good turnout of members, some of whom hadn't celebrated Chanukah previously.

Beginning 2003 Aleph Melbourne holds very successful Shabbat dinners for Pesach and Rosh Hashanah at the Leo Baeck Centre in Kew.

2005 saw 10 years since Aleph Melbourne was founded. In that January we held a very successful celebration at The Outlook in South Yarra to mark this occasion. Members of Aleph Melbourne, along with members of other gay and lesbian multicultural groups came along on the night. Special guest Deputy Lord Mayor of Melbourne Gary Singer also attended the celebration.