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Sunday, June 7
 

12:00pm AEST

A Burundian African Jew could be coming to a shul near you soon
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Standing in a synagogue one Friday night, Philip heard his Burundian refugee friend singing Hebrew with the congregation. The current genocide in Burundi has forced half a million refugees to leave. Many residing here are subject to intimidation by Burundian spies, while refugees in Tanzania are being forced back to Burundi facing a very uncertain future. “Never again” someone once said ...

Speakers
avatar for Philip Feinstein

Philip Feinstein

Phil started Music for Refugees 12 years ago to help stressed refugees in detention. He gives free musical instruments and music lessons to refugees Australia-wide. He recently started helping African Burundian refugees because of the genocide there. Phil has travelled to east Africa... Read More →


Sunday June 7, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEST
ROOM 13

12:00pm AEST

Jewish contribution to climate science
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Climate science from contemporary Jewish climate scientists, from Prof Susan Solomon’s (MIT) discovery of the ozone hole, through Prof Lindzen’s (MIT) work on climate sensitivity to Prof Shaviv’s (Hebrew University) discovery of the effect of cosmic interactions on climate change. Some video clips will be shown, leading to a discussion on the possible implications and influence of Jewish culture and thinking on their work.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Levitan

Brian Levitan

Brian is experienced in Jewish adult education – Melton/ Mosaic Facilitator in Jewish Ethics, Philosophy, Literature. Has presented at six previous Limmud events. A past president of the NSS and then SZC, he is currently a volunteer chazan at Montefiore. He has qualifications in... Read More →


Sunday June 7, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEST
ROOM 3

6:30pm AEST

Bending spoons and autism: a spectrum guide to Jewish humour and the search for reality
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There is a place in time, and in relationship, where everyday reality is bent so far that it turns onto itself only to reveal a renewed distilled truth. Join storyteller Tal Spinrad as we do some reality bending, with an autistic twist, with a little help from the three “B”’s….Bruce, Brooks and Buber.

Speakers
avatar for Tal Spinrad

Tal Spinrad

Tal Spinrad is the KULANU Project Manager at UJEB. A career Jewish educator and inclusion advocate with close to four decades of service to Jewish communities worldwide, Tal is also a talented storyteller who blends the passion of Ezekiel with the humour of Mel Brooks.


Sunday June 7, 2020 6:30pm - 7:30pm AEST
ROOM 7

6:30pm AEST

Politics in Lockdown
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We will be diving into discussion and asking the key questions: How have they found the transition into lockdown? How are they keeping connected to constituents? Do they miss the 'Canberra bubble'? and more!

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Josh Burns

Josh Burns

Josh Burns is Labor’s Member for Macnamara, previously the seat of Melbourne Ports.Born and raised in Caulfield, Josh is the grandson of Jewish migrants who left Europe and settled in Melbourne in search of a safe place to raise their families.From their experiences, Josh has learnt... Read More →
avatar for Dave Sharma

Dave Sharma

Dave was elected to the Australian Parliament for the seat of Wentworth, in eastern Sydney, in May 2019 as a candidate of the Liberal Party. Prior to politics, Dave enjoyed an extensive and distinguished career as an Australian diplomat.Driven by a sense of service, he became an Australian... Read More →


Sunday June 7, 2020 6:30pm - 7:30pm AEST
ROOM 1

6:30pm AEST

The politics of Israel-China medical cooperation in the light of Covid-19
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The recent shadow of Covid-19 and the rising tensions between US and China puts the growing ties between Israel and China under the spotlight. One aspect of this growing bilateral ties is the increased collaboration between the medical industries of both countries. What pushed these countries into partnership with in the field of medicine? What are its economic and geopolitical implications?

Speakers
avatar for Aston Kwok

Aston Kwok

Social Science teacher, Moriah College
Social Science Teacher, Moriah College; Keen community chef; Researcher on Chinese foreign policies


Sunday June 7, 2020 6:30pm - 7:30pm AEST
ROOM 13

7:30pm AEST

Is everything unprecedented? Gauging antisemitism in an age of hyperbole
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When you hear pronouncements about how bad antisemitism is, or to the contrary why it is no great problem, have you ever wondered what the speaker is using as the basis for the claim? What data is available, how is it collected, who collates it and who uses it honestly? How did the European Union and later the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance develop guidelines and definitions to enable responses to antisemitism? What motivated the London Declaration by Parliamentarians condemning antisemitism? Perspectives based on more than thirty years studying the data, participating in conferences and formulating policies.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Jones

Jeremy Jones

Writer, public speaker, dialogian, researcher, photographer, traveller, Pentecost Islander initiate, Australian Human Rights Medal Winner, Australian representative at UN meetings and Asia/Pacific Dialogues, Multicultural Advisor, anti-racism activist, cartoon character on Japanese... Read More →


Sunday June 7, 2020 7:30pm - 8:30pm AEST
ROOM 6

7:30pm AEST

Koora Koora Nyitting: We Are Here
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In 2019, the presenters were involved in the WE ARE HERE! Foundation's Upstander's Project, founded by Eli Rabinowitz. The aim of the project is to promote Human Rights and Social Justice through the principle of the Upstander. It saw The Partisan Song translated into Noongar (indigenous language to Perth region) and arranged for the Ellenbrook Secondary College Choir. Originally a Jewish anthem of resistance during the Holocaust, it lyrics are timeless to those experiencing oppression. In this talk, the presenters will discuss their collaboration to create this new work and how it hopes to reach all people across cultural divides.

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Kosowitz

Suzanne Kosowitz

Suzanne Kosowitz is an award-winning composer of concert, theatrical and film music. Born and raised in Perth, she completed her studies in Composition and Music Technology at Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2011. Her works have been performed around Australia and... Read More →
avatar for Jesse Fleay

Jesse Fleay

Jesse J. Fleay is a Noongar-Irish Lecturer at Kurongkurl Katitjin, Edith Cowan University. As a delegate to Uluru, his PhD at Notre Dame is on the Statement from the Heart and a model for a new Australian State.
avatar for Stuart Rhine-Davis

Stuart Rhine-Davis

Stuart is the director of music at Ellenbrook Secondary College, a specialist music school in Perth. He has been recognised and acknowledged in both Federal and State Parliament as a Teacher of Excellence. His choir competed in the ASPIRE International Youth Music Festival in 2019... Read More →


Sunday June 7, 2020 7:30pm - 8:30pm AEST
ROOM 12
 
Monday, June 8
 

10:00am AEST

Is that what I look like? Holding a mirror to the Jewish community
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Jewish communities are organised around the world in various ways. Poland was famous for the Council of Four Lands. America has Federations. Is there anything unique about Australia? Why aren't Sydney and Melbourne organised the same way? What does disruption and other recent social movements look like in the Jewish community?

Speakers
avatar for Marlo Newton

Marlo Newton

Marlo Newton has worked as a Jewish communal professional for most of her life. She has a Master’s in History and is the author of several publications. Her interests include women in Jewish life, Talmud study, history, and books. Marlo is married to Tal Spinrad and they have three... Read More →


Monday June 8, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am AEST
ROOM 7

11:00am AEST

From Moses to Greta: leadership lessons for facing up to climate change
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The current pandemic has heightened awareness that we are part of a global community and interconnected with all life on earth. Although climate change is a new problem, people have not changed much since ancient times, so there is plenty that Torah can teach us about how to respond. Each of us can apply lessons from the story of Moses to overcome fear, inspire hope, and explore how we can do our part to bring about lasting solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Mirele Goldsmith

Mirele Goldsmith

Co-chairperson, Jewish Earth Alliance
Mirele B Goldsmith is an environmental psychologist and activist and an expert in human behaviour change – the key to solving environmental problems and building a sustainable future. Mirele founded Jewish Earth Alliance, a coalition mobilizing Jews to raise a moral voice for action... Read More →


Monday June 8, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm AEST
ROOM 6

11:00am AEST

Toward Inclusion
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Through the eyes of a parent with a child living with a disability and a rabbinical lens, Reuvi will delve into ways we can make our community more inclusive.

Speakers
avatar for Reuvi Cooper

Reuvi Cooper

Born and raised in Melbourne, Reuvi has been working with kids and teens at Chabad Malvern for the past 13 years. He is the father of 5 (including Mendy with Angelman Syndrome) and enjoys bringing out the spark of Judaism in the younger generation and loves helping others.



Monday June 8, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm AEST
ROOM 10

12:00pm AEST

Being Green and Jewish
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A panel discussion of younger and older activists about why and how their Jewishness led them logically and inevitably to join The Greens. Why Jews must engage in issues of human rights, peace, justice and
sustainability for all of humanity, not just for Jews, and for all societies, not just Israel. Why and how it is incumbent upon Jewish Greens to find ways of moving beyond standard defensive, alienated and
trauma laden reactions to perceptions of antisemitism, to develop productive and effective ways of imparting their insights, understandings and points of view, thereby impacting significantly on the outcome

Speakers
avatar for Dan Coleman

Dan Coleman

Dan Coleman was a founder of the North Carolina Green Party in 1985. His book, Ecopolitics: Building a Green Society, was published in 1994 by Rutgers University Press. Before moving to Australia, he served on the Carrboro, North Carolina city council. Currently, Dan is a contributing... Read More →
avatar for Miriam Solomon

Miriam Solomon

Miriam is the co-convenor of Jewish-Greens, an official working group of the Victorian Greens. She has been a life-long activist for social justice, peace and sustainability.
avatar for Maddy Blay

Maddy Blay

Maddy Blay was the merakezet of the Zionist youth movement, Hashomer Hatzair Australia. She writes about social and political justice and is studying politics and international relations.
avatar for David Zyngier

David Zyngier

David is the co-convenor of Jewish-Greens, an official working group of the Victorian Greens. He has been a life long activist for social justice, peace and sustainability.


Monday June 8, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEST
ROOM 3

12:00pm AEST

Owning your curls
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Curly girls, guys, and allies all welcome for a light-hearted but passionate look at embracing our Jewish curls as part of our identity politics. Come share your tips, tricks, and products to tame your frizz—but no straightening irons allowed.

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Berger

Sharon Berger

Sharon is the program manager at NIF Australia. A Limmud junkie, she writes a column for Plus61J. She was educated in 5 continents, including a BA from UC Berkeley and an MPhil in Modern ME Studies from Oxford. She is still in the midst of her curly hair journey.


Monday June 8, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEST
ROOM 7

12:00pm AEST

Proud to be Jewish; proud to be gay
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Jarod has had a long journey with his gayness. A longer one with his Judaism. His life has its share of conflict. Inner turmoil. Some painful memories. But the focus will be on the inspiring moments he has had on his Jewish gay journey. Ultimately, his life is a tale of unwavering love, positivity and understanding. Because he has waded through the darkness, the light shines twice as bright. And I’m here.

Speakers
avatar for Jarod Rhine-Davis

Jarod Rhine-Davis

Jarod is a Jewish gay man living his best life in Melbourne, and has a keen interest in bringing the Jewish and LGBTIQA+ communities together. He actively volunteers and as a job is involved in helping disadvantaged people to find employment. He is looking forward to sharing his... Read More →
avatar for Adam Samuel

Adam Samuel

Adam Samuel is a Jewish/gay award-winning radio broadcaster and journalist, working with KIIS, GOLD, 3AW and JOY 94.9, and notably associate producing the Melbourne AIDS Conference. Adam is also a festival and event MC, and is often seen walking along Glenhuntly Rd with a really large... Read More →


Monday June 8, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEST
ROOM 11

6:30pm AEST

Anti-Zionism: the newest iteration of the oldest hatred
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Leftist critics of Zionism argue that their animus toward the Jewish state is untainted by ethnic bigotry. But is their anti-Israel agitation merely the newest iteration of the oldest form of ethnic bigotry. In this session Australian Jewish Association Executive Director Ted Lapkin will argue that, beneath its rhetoric, anti-Zionism is the pernicious product of naive purblindness or animus against the Jewish people.

Speakers
avatar for David Adler

David Adler

Dr David Adler, President of the Australian Jewish Association (AJA), is a medical graduate of the University of NSW, where he also received the medical faculty prize for general proficiency and leadership.He is formerly the Deputy Medical Secretary of the Australian Medical Association... Read More →
avatar for Ted Lapkin

Ted Lapkin

Ted Lapkin is a prolific commentator on politics and public affairs whose work has appeared on the opinion pages of leading newspapers in both Australia and the United States.He was born in the United States, and his family immigrated to Israel when he was 12. Ted grew up in Israel... Read More →



Monday June 8, 2020 6:30pm - 7:30pm AEST
ROOM 1

6:30pm AEST

Growing up Jewish in Australia
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What was it like growing up Jewish in Australia during world War ll? In this provocative lecture based on her newly published book of the same name, author Helen Wolfers describes the challenges she experienced growing up as the daughter of Jewish immigrants in the xenophobic, virulently anti-Semitic Australia of her childhood. She takes us on a journey which is sure to stir many different reactions amongst its listeners of all generations, especially the children and grandchildren who may never before have heard about this aspect of their parents’ and grandparents’ lives.

Speakers
avatar for Helen Wolfers

Helen Wolfers

Helen was born in Sydney in 1932 and graduated from Sydney Girls High School in 1949 and from Melbourne University in 1956. She worked for the United Nations population control programs in Singapore, London and New York from 1965 to 1974. She lived in Israel from 1977 to 1994 and... Read More →


Monday June 8, 2020 6:30pm - 7:30pm AEST
ROOM 7

6:30pm AEST

The Jewish Left, ASIO and the Move to the Right
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Rather than theology, it was a series of historical occurrences that attracted Jews to the Left. This attraction resulted in surveillance by security agencies. Why were ASIO and its organisational predecessors preoccupied with the Jewish Left? Recent events have resulted in Jews shifting their political allegiance to the Right. This is a global trend. In Israel the social democrats have been replaced by coalitions of right-wing religious parties. What drove this political apostasy?

Speakers
avatar for Michael Komesaroff

Michael Komesaroff

A graduate in engineering who has spent a large part of his life living and working in Asia, Michael is also a freelance journalist and frequent contributor to conferences and journals on Asia and its economies. He was previously a faculty member of the School of International Affairs... Read More →


Monday June 8, 2020 6:30pm - 7:30pm AEST
ROOM 11

7:30pm AEST

A homicidal troll and the riddle of God’s name: identity in the digital age
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In a 2015 case of stolen identity, a white supremacist published a post on The Times of Israel using a Melbourne lawyer’s identity in a failed attempt to cause harm. The shocking incident raises questions about the meaning of “true” identity. Viewed through a Jewish lens, we consider our history of name switching, and our duty to both be who we are and become someone different.

Speakers
avatar for Miriam Herschlag

Miriam Herschlag

Miriam is editor of The Times of Israel’s opinion and blogging platform, a global marketplace of ideas committed both to embracing diversity and fostering community. She began as a reporter and anchor for Israel’s English radio and TV news, founded a Hong Kong-based business webzine... Read More →


Monday June 8, 2020 7:30pm - 8:30pm AEST
ROOM 8

7:30pm AEST

The climate crisis and need for cooperation in the Middle East
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EcoPeace Middle East is a unique organisation that brings together Jordanian, Palestinian, and Israeli environmentalists. In this session, you will hear about how they work to promote cross-border cooperative efforts in order to protect their shared environmental heritage.

Speakers
avatar for Ittay Flescher

Ittay Flescher

Ittay Flescher is the Education Director at Kids4Peace Jerusalem, an interfaith movement for Israelis and Palestinians and Israel Correspondent for Plu61J Media. He also frequently teaches on gap year programs about the identity, narratives and cultures of the people who call Jerusalem... Read More →
avatar for Gidon Bromberg

Gidon Bromberg

Gidon Bromberg is the co-founder and 25 year Israeli Director of EcoPeace Middle East. Gidon has written extensively on the relationship between water issues and Middle East peace.
avatar for Nada Majdalani

Nada Majdalani

Nada Majdalani is the Palestinian Director of EcoPeace Middle East and has served in leading technical positions with several international agencies in the areas of infrastructure development, mainly water and sanitation, sustainable and clear production as well as various tasks on... Read More →
avatar for Yana Abu Taleb

Yana Abu Taleb

Yana Abu Taleb is the Jordanian Director of EcoPeace Middle East. Yana leads EcoPeace activities concerning the Jordan River, the Dead Sea, the Good Water Neighbors and the Water Energy Nexus Projects.


Monday June 8, 2020 7:30pm - 8:30pm AEST
ROOM 2

8:30pm AEST

Soloveitchik and the GP
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Sharon Schwartz has been running a pharmacotherapy program to help opiate addicts within the friendly environment of a GP practice for 25 years. She will discuss the causes of opiate addiction and the manifold difficulties her patients face. She will explain how she uses the wisdom of our sages as a guide in this work.

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Schwartz

Sharon Schwartz

Married in 1977, graduated in 1983 and migrated from South Africa in 1988, Sharon has two daughters and has practised as a GP in a family medical clinic in Reservoir since 1989. She has been a member of the North Eastern Jewish War Memorial Centre since 1989 and is a regular shul... Read More →


Monday June 8, 2020 8:30pm - 9:30pm AEST
ROOM 7
 
Saturday, June 13
 

8:00pm AEST

Trump’s peace plan: taking a closer look
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Trump's newly announced peace plan for Israel-Palestine is titled "Peace to Prosperity" but is better known as the "Deal of the Century". The plan had been both praised and criticised even before it came out. But a knee jerk reaction is not enough, and a thorough examination of the plan is required to understand its potential impact on the future of the conflict. On what principles is the plan based? How does it address the new developments in the region? What plausible outcomes could it lead to? How can it succeed where other plans failed?

Speakers
avatar for Oren Thaler

Oren Thaler

Moved to Sydney with my family from Jerusalem four years ago. I have a BA in Middle East studies and currently completing a Masters in Peace and Conflict studies in Sydney University. I teach a course on the History of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Melton.


Saturday June 13, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm AEST
ROOM 6
 
Sunday, June 14
 

10:00am AEST

Tikkun Olam: be careful what you ask for
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Tikkun Olam has developed to mean almost anything to to anybody and thus to mean almost nothing at all. How can we remedy this?

Speakers
avatar for Mannie Gross

Mannie Gross

Attended Mount Scopus College & Melbourne Uni. Interested in biblical archaelogy, Dead Sea Scrolls & the historical development of different strands of Judaism


Sunday June 14, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am AEST
ROOM 9

11:00am AEST

Welcoming a big-nosed supporter of evil whose people kill prophets
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Indonesia is the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation, an important neighbour of Australia and a vibrant multicultural and multi-religious society. With a miniscule Jewish population, a cultural awareness of Jews and proud of anti-Israel foreign policies. What do Indonesians know about Jews, Judaism and Israel? What do they ask a Jewish Australian when told everything is on the table? Spoiler:nose size, kippot, apes and pigs, tephillin and Shimon Peres' cooking may well be mentioned...

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Jones

Jeremy Jones

Writer, public speaker, dialogian, researcher, photographer, traveller, Pentecost Islander initiate, Australian Human Rights Medal Winner, Australian representative at UN meetings and Asia/Pacific Dialogues, Multicultural Advisor, anti-racism activist, cartoon character on Japanese... Read More →


Sunday June 14, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm AEST
ROOM 14

12:00pm AEST

Social inclusion: what does it look like in these times?
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Ilan Abrahams will facilitate this panel discussion, featuring Ruth Barson – Director of the Human Rights Law Centre, Rabbi Gersh Lazarow – Head Rabbi at Temple Beth Israel, and Gideon Reisner – Chief Executive Officer at Stand Up. They will address the challenges and opportunities these organisations face in working towards greater social inclusion during changing times, and in our Jewish context.

Speakers
avatar for Ilan Abrahams

Ilan Abrahams

Ilan is a lecturer and PhD candidate in the School of Public Health at La Trobe University. His research interests include the social determinants of health, and building compassionate communities.
avatar for Ruth Barson

Ruth Barson

Ruth is an Executive Director at the Human Rights Law Centre. She leads a team of lawyers working across Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' rights, the rights of people behind bars, racial justice and economic justice. Ruth holds a Masters of Human Rights Law from the... Read More →
avatar for Gersh Lazarow

Gersh Lazarow

Gersh Lazarow is Senior Rabbi of Temple Beth Israel but prefers to be seen as TBI's CEO - Chief Engagement Officer. He is a passionate educator with a strong commitment to Progressive Jewish values, tradition and community.  Through his dynamic teaching and innovative programs, Gersh... Read More →
avatar for Gideon Reisner

Gideon Reisner

Gideon is a passionate social justice campaigner and an experienced media, policy and campaign professional. Before starting at Stand Up, Gideon worked on and managed four state and federal election campaigns. Gideon is also on the board of the Jewish Climate Network. In his spare... Read More →


Sunday June 14, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEST
ROOM 3

6:30pm AEST

Living in the age of Covid-19
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Lisa Jackson Pulver will be sharing her perspective on living in the age of a global pandemic and how it relates to her roles in public health and education.


Sunday June 14, 2020 6:30pm - 7:30pm AEST
ROOM 3

7:30pm AEST

Rapid Transformation: The Digital Age, Social Media and the Jews
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We have always been known as the people of the book, now we are becoming the people of the Facebook. Drawing on preliminary work for his doctorate, Alon will share the rapid transformation that has occurred within the Jewish community due to social media. Go back in time to explore the changes the advent of the printing press brought to Judaism, and see the similarities to changes in the 21st century.

Speakers
avatar for Alon Meltzer

Alon Meltzer

Alon is the Director of Programs at Shalom and Rabbi of Or Chadash Synagogue. He is studying a PhD in Law and has several degrees focusing on different passions. He loves to cook, paint, and learn. Father of 3 girls, he is a staunch Orthodox Feminist.


Sunday June 14, 2020 7:30pm - 8:30pm AEST
ROOM 16

7:30pm AEST

Stories from the ground: implementing water, sanitation, and hygiene programming in Vanuatu
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This session will provide a first-hand account of IsraAID's humanitarian aid work around the globe. In the session, Mori will share his wealth of experience implementing water, sanitation, and hygiene programs, focusing on his most recent posting in Vanuatu.

Speakers
avatar for Mori Neumann

Mori Neumann

Mori Neumann is IsraAID's water, sanitation, and hygiene specialist, currently stationed in a remote Vanuatu village. Over the past five years, Mori has worked with IsraAID providing water solutions to vulnerable and post-disaster communities in Puerto Rico, Vanuatu, El Salvador and... Read More →


Sunday June 14, 2020 7:30pm - 8:30pm AEST
ROOM 10

8:30pm AEST

Jewish diaspora media: mission (virtually) impossible?
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The coronavirus pandemic has forced the closure of two venerable diaspora newspapers and driven several other to put out their hands for emergency funding. The digital revolution, plunging ad revenue, plummeting sales and now the coronavirus have created a perfect storm.
Is this crucial part of the Jewish diaspora on life-support?
US-Israeli journalist Eetta Prince-Gibson, former Editor-In-Chief of The Jerusalem Report and now correspondent for a broad range of international Jewish publications, talks to Michael Visontay, Editor of Plus61JMedia, about the challenges facing Jewish diaspora media.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Visontay

Michael Visontay

Michael Visontay is Editor of Plus61JMedia. He has worked as a journalist and editor for more than 30 years, including as Assistant Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald and Deputy Editor of the Sun-Herald. Michael is the author of several books, including Who Gave You Permission... Read More →
avatar for Eetta Prince-Gibson

Eetta Prince-Gibson

Eetta Prince-Gibson, who lives in Jerusalem, previously Editor-in-Chief of The Jerusalem Report, is the Israel Editor for Moment Magazine and a regular contributor to Haaretz, The Forward, PRI, and other Israeli and international publications.


Sunday June 14, 2020 8:30pm - 9:30pm AEST
ROOM 11

8:30pm AEST

Putting our money where our mouth is: super Jewish superannuation
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It would take 7.7% of all the money in Australian superannuation funds to completely transition to renewable power. A practical session on how and why.

Speakers
avatar for Elinor Hasenfratz

Elinor Hasenfratz

Programs and communication coordinator, Jewish Climate Network
Elinor is the programs and communications coordinator for the Jewish Climate Network. Inspired by the Jewish value of pikuach nefesh, the saving of life, JCN was established with the aim of catalysing the Jewish community to support and strongly advocate for action on climate cha... Read More →
avatar for Shamir Caplan

Shamir Caplan

Rabbi Shamir was born in rural South Africa & raised in rural West Texas. He attended the University of Texas, Yeshivat Darche Noam, Yeshiva University, and the Gruss Kollel in Jerusalem. Rabbi Shamir has worked for Hillel in Washington and Philadelphia, and is currently chaplain... Read More →
avatar for Lillian Kline

Lillian Kline

Lillian is passionate about working with individual investors, family offices and organisations to help them align their personal values with their philanthropic, business and investment values. Lillian has Bachelor Degrees in law and business management as well as a Masters in Human... Read More →


Sunday June 14, 2020 8:30pm - 9:30pm AEST
ROOM 15

8:30pm AEST

Undateable or superhuman? Perceptions of disability in Jewish community
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Every day, we’re bombarded with imagery about disabled people in public media. But how is this affecting the Jewish community, and how are Jewish people with disabilities being impacted? Come along to find out about the tropes that enforce prejudice towards disabled people in society, and take part in this crucial conversation about inclusion and whether we're really as accessible as we'd like to think.

Speakers
avatar for Hannah Brady

Hannah Brady

Hannah chaired Limmud Festival 2019, and is a women's and disabled empowerment activist/educator. Outside Limmud, Hannah is Global Project Director at eyeforpharma by Reuters Events (pharma's world-leading events company). She recently ran the industry's first ever virtual conferences... Read More →
avatar for Sam Brady

Sam Brady

Sam Brady is a PhD student at the University of Glasgow, researching the social, political and technical history of the sports wheelchair. He has researched and published on varied themes around disability and Judaism, and has spoken at synagogues and Limmud events across the UK... Read More →


Sunday June 14, 2020 8:30pm - 9:30pm AEST
ROOM 7
 
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