In 2003, the Jewish Community Council of South Australia and the Adelaide Muslim community joined together to create Project Abraham, a program dedicated to creating a model for peace and reconciliation between Muslims and Jews. In 2005, the South Australian Council of Churches, as a fellow Abrahamic faith, joined Project Abraham. The initiative was supported by the Australian Government’s Living in Harmony program during its inception and initial stages, from 2003-2007, with grants totaling over $300,000.

Project Abraham hosted a series of seminars and school programmes and also staged an exhibition, which included religious artifacts and sacred writings from the three Abrahamic faiths. The program toured South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and the Northern Territory.

In 2011, the Jewish Community Council of South Australia and Beit Shalom Synagogue established the Abraham Institute, which is based in Adelaide and continues to promote the original ideals of Project Abraham. The new organization has now expanded to include all World Religions.