The Armchair Society is an engaging, thought provoking and passionate discussion group of current affairs.

Run by B’nai B’rith volunteer Ron James, who, in his inimitable style, brings to the table a series of interesting topics for discussion. With an open forum, Ron encourages you to share your views and feelings about current issues and news items facing us. Held fortnightly throughout the year, these sessions are a great way to keep abreast of what’s going on in our world and the opportunity to take part in a lively, healthy discussion.

6 Jul 2024, 9:04pm

6 Jul 2024, 9:04pm B'nai B'rith Armchair Society Series

6 Jul 2024, 5:23pm

6 Jul 2024, 5:23pm B'nai B'rith Armchair Society Series On April 9, Professor Andrew Markus gave a talk at the Lamm Library on the topic: “Understanding support for radical Islam after October 7”. J-AIR is proud to bring you a recording of this talk as part of our efforts to broadcast special events that take place across our community.    Andrew Markus is Emeritus Professor in Monash University’s School of International, Historical and Philosophical Studies. 

6 Jul 2024, 5:18pm

6 Jul 2024, 5:18pm B'nai B'rith Armchair Society Series

22 Jun 2024, 6:12pm

22 Jun 2024, 6:12pm B'nai B'rith Armchair Society Series Jeff Kennett is a former Australian Liberal politician who served as Premier of Victoria between 1992 – 1999. At this talk, Jeff spoke about the Australian political scene, expressing concern that our political leaders are not providing any leadership. He referred in particular to the dire financial situation facing the Victorian government. Jeff Kennett is not one who shirks controversy, being a strong opponent of political correctness. 

6 Jun 2024, 3:09pm

6 Jun 2024, 3:09pm B'nai B'rith Armchair Society Series Dr David Adler recently spoke on the topic of Principled Advocacy on Israel and Antisemitism as part of the B'nai Brith Armchair Series. Dr David Adler is the President of the Australian Jewish Association and an influential voice advocating for Jews and Israel in Australia.