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Monday, June 10 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Justice, justice you shall pursue

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This line from Deuteronomy in the Torah speaks to the centrality of justice in Jewish life. Jewish tradition is concerned about how we treat the weakest in our midst and the concept of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) is one of the most universal and compelling values in Judaism. Hear from three leading activists in the field of social justice in Israel, the US, and Australia and around the world about where and how the Jewish goal to better the world is needed more than ever. 


Moderators
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Steve Denenberg

Steve Denenberg is an English-born, Israel-trained social worker who has been a proud Australian since he moved to Sydney with his wife and two daughters in 1986. He was CEO of Jewish Care (NSW) for 17 years and head of the federal Jewish welfare organisation. He later joined Emanuel Synagogue as CEO before taking on his current role, Executive Director of the Union for Progressive Judaism. He has also worked as a volunteer for numerous... Read More →

Presenters
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Mickey Gitzin

Mickey Gitzin is the Executive Director of Israel Hofshit ('Be Free Israel'), a grassroots organization that aims to influence public opinion and policy making on the issues of religion and state in Israel. Previously Mickey was the spokesperson of MK Ilan Gilon (Meretz). He was also a Project Director at European Friends of Israel and worked as the Associate Director of 'Festival Beshekel', which works to develop avenues for cultural and... Read More →
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Janet Granek

Janet Granek is the Sydney Education Coordinator of Jewish Aid Australia and mum of two precious little girls. She has worked with the Jewish community in Sydney since 2004, mainly developing youth, young adult and family programs at North Shore Temple Emanuel. At Jewish Aid Australia, she is excited to provide the Jewish community opportunities to connect to their Judaism through social justice work. 
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Ruth Messinger

Ruth W. Messinger is president of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the leading Jewish organization working to promote human rights and end poverty in the developing world. Ruth assumed this role in 1998, following a 20-year career in public service in New York City. As a leader in the interfaith human rights arena, she currently serves on the Obama administration’s Working Group on Religion and Foreign Policy. Ruth frequently speaks... Read More →


Monday June 10, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Scientia Building Gallery 1

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