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Thursday, July 15

9:00am AEST

Year 12 Keynote address by President of the Zionist Federation of Australia
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Jeremy Leibler

Jeremy Leibler is the President of The Zionist Federation of Australia. He is a Partner at Arnold Bloch Leibler practising in commercial and corporate law and has served on the boards of numerous organisations within the Jewish community, including, the United Jewish Education Board... Read More →

Thursday July 15, 2021 9:00am - 9:45am AEST

10:00am AEST

How to understand the collapse of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process - CANCELLED
In the early 1990s, Israelis and Palestinians began a series of peace negotiations. What led to their failure, and what lessons can we learn from these negotiations? This session explores these questions, and many more.

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Dan Heller

Dan Kupfert Heller is an award-winning teacher and historian specialising in the Arab-Israeli conflict. He teaches units on modern Israel at the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation in Monash University.

Thursday July 15, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am AEST

11:15am AEST

How to understand Israel's history in one hour
What are the most important and significant historical events in the life of the state of Israel? Let’s use 50 minutes to do a crash course in Israel’s history.

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Matti Borowski

Matti has been a passionate Jewish educator for close to two decades. He completed his Law, Arts and Education degrees at Monash University and his Masters in Jewish Education from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has spent many years living and learning in Israel and served... Read More →

Thursday July 15, 2021 11:15am - 12:15pm AEST

12:15pm AEST

How to think about Jewish thought
Aristotle, Maimonides, Hegel, Kook—if these names mean nothing to you now, after this session these four philosophers might be the people in history you most want to meet. Chaya will take a deep dive into Jewish philosophy by looking at examples of philosophers who were once considered radical and controversial by the religious Jewish 'mainstream'. If you are a philosophically-minded student, hoping to learn a little more about theism and the way Jewish thinking sits within the general philosophy of its time—this session is for you!

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Chaya Herszberg

Chaya Herszberg is a postgraduate law student at the University of Melbourne. Chaya holds a Bachelor of Arts with majors in Philosophy and Creative Writing. Chaya is active in the Australian Jewish community and loves thoughtful discussion and rigorous learning.

Thursday July 15, 2021 12:15pm - 1:15pm AEST

12:15pm AEST

How to respond to the pledge of 'never again' after the Shoah
After the Holocaust, the phrase ‘never again’ became a catch-cry for the world to rally against injustice and mass atrocity. And yet, in every decade since the Holocaust, crimes against humanity occurred on almost every continent. This lecture will examine the genocide in Rwanda and discuss the global consequences of this genocide. It will also explore how Israel has taken concrete measures to help the survivors, in particular Rwandan orphans, to overcome the aftermath of this horrific tragedy.

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Sue Hampel OAM

Sue Hampel OAM is a well-known public speaker and lecturer. She holds a Masters degree in Holocaust and Genocide Studies and serves as Co-President of the Jewish Holocaust Centre. Sue is currently an academic mentor to indigenous students and a teaching associate in the History faculty... Read More →

Thursday July 15, 2021 12:15pm - 1:15pm AEST

2:00pm AEST

How to advocate for Agunot and work towards eradicating their existence
Jewish women are being increasingly exploited in religious divorce cases by husbands who refuse to give them a Jewish divorce or Gett. How do we navigate the inequalities of the process and free Agunot from marriages which are no longer viable?

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Esther Althaus

Esther Althaus established Perspective Financial Services Pty Ltd in 2003 and has become an award winning financial adviser who is actively involved in the financial advice community and her community promoting financial literacy, particularly to women. Esther is involved in various... Read More →

Thursday July 15, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm AEST

2:00pm AEST

How to navigate Zionist activism in the age of social media
Social media has transformed how we communicate with each other and access information. Communication is instant, and information is unregulated. This session will explore how we can develop our Zionist identity and navigate our advocacy within such a chaotic environment.

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Joey Wilkinson

Josef Wilkinson is 24 years old, studying a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts majoring in Political Science and Holocaust Education at Deakin University. Josef has worked as a crew member and board observer at the Reach Foundation. Josef joined the Australasian Union... Read More →

Thursday July 15, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm AEST