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Monday, June 10 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Why be Jewish?

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While there is no shortage of options outlining how one can practise Judaism in our community, the question of why engage with anything to do with Judaism is rarely addressed. This expert panel aims to shed light on this question from a range of perspectives.


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avatar for Ittay Flescher

Ittay Flescher

Ittay Flescher, born in Israel, has been exploring and observing Jewish life for as long as he can remember. He currently teaches a course on Israeli society, through film, at the Jewish Museum of Australia, and Judaic Studies at Mount Scopus Memorial College. In 2007 he spent a year at the Hebrew University on the Senior Educators Program, where he completed a major project on teaching Tanach in a pluralist setting.

Presenters
avatar for Bryan Conyer

Bryan Conyer

Bryan Conyer has worked in Jewish education for many years, with a passion for nurturing pluralism within the Jewish community. Bryan received a PhD from Sydney University, after researching pluralism in Jewish Schools. He now works as the Deputy Principal Jewish Life, Emanuel School, and has a full-time job raising four gorgeous children.
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Rebecca Forgasz

Rebecca Forgasz is the Director of the Jewish Museum of Australia in Melbourne. She has previously worked in exhibition-related roles at major state institutions and she is an experienced Jewish educator. Rebecca holds Masters Degrees in Women’s Studies and Jewish Studies as well as a Diploma of Education.
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Jeremy Lawrence

Rabbi Jeremy Lawrence is Chief Minister of The Great Synagogue, Sydney. He is a religious advisor to the Executive Council of Australian Jewry and the New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies; a founder member of the NSW Jewish Arbitration and Mediation Service (JAMS); and President of the Religious Zionist Organisations of Australia. He is active in interfaith dialogue and has represented the New Zealand and Australian Jewish communities to... Read More →


Monday June 10, 2013 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Engineering Building Room 101

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