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Thursday, July 15
 

10:00am AEST

How to run a society: merit or equality? - CANCELLED
What does Am Yisrael’s relationship with bread teach us about how to structure a society and allocate resources? In this session we’ll zoom in on some key stories from Tanach and unpack the values and lessons we can learn and apply to political philosophy today.

Speakers
avatar for Shula Lazar

Shula Lazar

Shula is the principal of Carmel School in Perth. Prior to that she was Deputy Principal and Head of Jewish Studies (Secondary) at Leibler Yavneh College. Shula has a Master of Education (Gifted and Talented), a Diploma of Education and a Bachelor of Economics. She has also completed... Read More →


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

11:15am AEST

How to be a Jewish leader
A Jewish leader's reflections on Jewish leadership. This session will explore Jewish leadership values and styles through Tanach, particularly focusing on the leadership of Moshe Rabeinu.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi James Kennard

Rabbi James Kennard

Rabbi Kennard is the principal of Mount Scopus College.


Thursday July 15, 2021 11:15am - 12:15pm AEST
H223

11:15am AEST

How to give up your Judaism - CANCELLED
This session will shed light on a part of our people’s story often overlooked. Let’s rethink everything we know about Hagar and explore how close she was to being a matriarch of the Jewish people. What can this story teach us about Jewish identity and responsibility?

Speakers
avatar for Shula Lazar

Shula Lazar

Shula is the principal of Carmel School in Perth. Prior to that she was Deputy Principal and Head of Jewish Studies (Secondary) at Leibler Yavneh College. Shula has a Master of Education (Gifted and Talented), a Diploma of Education and a Bachelor of Economics. She has also completed... Read More →


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

11:15am AEST

How to view consent and #metoo through a Jewish lens - CANCELLED
This session will explore questions such as: What do traditional Jewish texts say about sex, power, consent and relationships? What is their relevance in 2021, especially in light of the #metoo conversation in Australia and the revelations of Grace Tame, Brittany Higgins and Chanel Contos? How can we apply these ideas to create healthy, balanced and meaningful interactions and relationships?

Speakers
avatar for Rabbanit Judith Levitan

Rabbanit Judith Levitan

Rabbanit Judith Levitan is a community educator and lawyer with over 15 years’ experience in the field of social justice. She currently works at Legal Aid NSW where she uses Human Centred Design to innovate and improve legal services for disadvantaged people. She holds degrees in... Read More →


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

12:15pm AEST

How to ensure no one's voice is lost - CANCELLED
In a patriarchal world of intellectual elitism, one unnamed working-class woman in the Talmud stands out as a person of unusual intelligence and wit. She was a maid in the house of R' Yehudah HaNasi, the author of the Mishna. In this session we'll explore this "handmaid's tale", and discuss a critical question for modern Jewry: how can we make sure that no one's voice is lost?

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Charak

Sarah Charak

Sarah is a law student, educator and coffee addict living in Bondi. She studied Tanach, Talmud and Jewish philosophy at Midreshet Lindenbaum and Nishmat in Jerusalem, and Drisha in New York. Sarah has worked in educational roles for Bnei Akiva, Limmud Oz, NSW ZYC and Or Chadash Synagogue... Read More →


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

2:00pm AEST

How to time travel using the Talmud - CANCELLED
The Talmud is a core Jewish text that has informed and influenced Jewish thinking and custom over millennia and up to today. There are 2760 pages of the Talmud. What can we find on ‘a daf’ (a page) of Talmud? In this introduction to the Talmud, we will ‘learn the daf’ - We will follow the arguments as they wind through the page and throughout Jewish history. We will also listen out for all the different voices that make up ‘the Talmud’ - both on and off the page.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbanit Judith Levitan

Rabbanit Judith Levitan

Rabbanit Judith Levitan is a community educator and lawyer with over 15 years’ experience in the field of social justice. She currently works at Legal Aid NSW where she uses Human Centred Design to innovate and improve legal services for disadvantaged people. She holds degrees in... Read More →


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