Jewish communities have deep historical experience of hate and prejudice. To counter anti-semitism we need to challenge prejudice whenever it occurs, whether it is directed at Jews or at other minorities. Since 1979 ADC has worked to prevent, understand and counter anti-semitism and all forms of racism. We build bridges with people outside our community and educate others to respect difference. We work to create a society resistant to hate, both for ourselves and for others. Anti-semitism is our top priority but we also act on other areas of racism. We aim to educate both the Jewish and general community about the dangers of racism. Victoria is our focus, but we are also appropriately engaged with Australian and international issues in consultation with other organisations.