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Sunday, June 9 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
The underbelly of the Jewish community

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The Australian Jewish community is generally perceived as a prosperous, supportive and affable community – and this is largely true. However, there are certain dreadful realities that lie beneath the surface that challenge this perception. The incidence of poverty, domestic violence and sexual abuse in our community are issues we can neither ignore any longer or remain ignorant about. This session will consider evidence on the extent of poverty, with comparative reference to Sydney and Melbourne; the increasing number and public profile of revelations of child sexual abuse; and the unspoken subject of domestic violence and how we can support its victims.

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Bettina Cass

Bettina Cass is Emeritus Professor of Social Policy in the Social Policy Research Centre, University of NSW. She is Chair of the Social Justice Committee of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies. She does research on disability policies, aged care services and family carers, and social... Read More →

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Judith Levitan

Judith Levitan is a solicitor and founding member of the Jewish Alliance Against Family Violence, a community organisation that educates about family violence and promotes respectful relationships. Judith has worked for a number of years in the social justice sector as a solicitor... Read More →
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Andrew Markus

Andrew Markus is a research professor in the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation, Monash University. He is the lead researcher on the Australian Jewish population and Yiddish Melbourne projects. He has published extensively on Australian race relations and immigration histo... Read More →
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Manny Waks

Manny Waks is Founder and CEO of Tzedek, Founder and President of the Capital Jewish Forum and Director of the Online Hate Prevention Institute. He is a former Executive Officer of the B'nai B'rith Anti-Defamation Commission, Past President of the Canberra Jewish Community, Past... Read More →

Sunday June 9, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm AEST
Scientia Building Gallery 1

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