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Sunday, June 9 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Om nom yom: Examining community celebrations and commemorations of the yoms

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The question of the relevance of the 'yamim' (HaShoah, HaZikaron, Ha'atzmaut, Yerushalayim) isn't one that's examined in great depth - the baseline assumption being that these days are of unquestionable relevance and significance for each member of the community. But what if they're not? Does the problem lie with the individual or with the communal approach to commemoration and celebration? We'll explore the relevance of these events; whether they're 'working' and engaging people positively and leaving them fulfilled; what the barriers to widespread engagement are; and whether we're doing enough to get young people to commemorate and celebrate.

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Liam Getreu

Liam Getreu is the executive director of the New Israel Fund Australia. He is a graduate of Habonim Dror, a former chairperson of both the Australian Zionist Youth Council (AZYC) and the Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS). Liam is a former columnist for the Australian Jewish... Read More →

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Avril Alba

Avril Alba is the Roth Lecturer in Holocaust Studies and Jewish Civilisation in the Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies at the University of Sydney. Former Education Director at the Sydney Jewish Museum, she served as the Project Director/Curator for the refurbishment... Read More →
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Nomi Blum

Nomi Blum is an eternal student who dabbles in a variety of community affairs and spends countless hours scrutinising all the madness and greatness of the Jewish world at large.
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Michael Jaku

Michael Jaku is the child of two Holocaust survivors. He is 64, married to Linda, father of two and grandfather of three. Michael has been involved with the Australian Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Descendants and the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies for many years. He... Read More →

Sunday June 9, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm AEST
Engineering Building Room G1

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