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Thursday, July 15

11:15am AEST

How to critically analyse - Jewish representation in TV and literature
Representation and authenticity are the buzzwords of this century. How are Jews being represented by Jews? How is our reading or watching of these works affected by who we are? What does a work of art like 'Shtisel' tell us about ourselves even when we are not living the life of a Charedi Jew? An exploration of the tricky territory of representation in the wider world.

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Tali Lavi

Tali Lavi is a writer, critic, public interviewer and programmer of Melbourne Jewish Book Week. Her work has been published in 'The Saturday Paper', 'The Monthly', 'Australian Book Review' and 'Garden Among Fires: A Lockdown Anthology'.

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

12:15pm AEST

How to discover Israel without leaving home
Israel has produced many great literary artists, whose works can provide a unique insight into the lives and perspectives of Israelis as they go from building a country, fighting wars and finding love. We will be exploring Israeli texts and learning how to use the texts to understand Israeli society.

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Eitan Meyerowitz

Eitan Meyerowitz is a Yavneh and Hineni graduate. He studies Occupational Therapy at Monash University and is a Jewish life educator at Leibler Yavneh College. He is currently the president of an all abilities theatre company 'Stars and the Moon.'

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

12:15pm AEST

How to unlock the soul through Hip Hop and Jazz
An experiential workshop exploring the connection between contemporary music and ancient Jewish spirituality.

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Rabbi Noam Sendor

Noam Sendor is an educator at Leibler Yavneh College and The Rabbi at Blake Street Hebrew Congregation. He is also the singer in the Alter Jazz Ensemble, a pioneering project with Adam Starr, which merges ancient Jewish melodies with Jazz and soul music. Most importantly, he is a... Read More →
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Adam Starr

Adam Starr holds a PhD in Composition at the University of Melbourne and received Associate Representation with the Australian Music Centre at the same time. He also has a Masters in Composition for the Screen. Adam has scored 5 feature film scores, over 30 short films, music for... Read More →

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

2:00pm AEST

How to Jew it yourself
Hide the hummus and hold on tight to your shofar, because you're in for a wild Jewish ride. Follow Bram Presser as he spins out of control; from the Scopus back oval, to mosh pits and music festivals around the world, he licks cobras, picks fights with Adam Sandler, eats his weight in falafel and accidentally kills Israel's most beloved singer. When the dust settles, he descends into the dark recesses of Jewish history and comes up to tell the story. Jewish punk pioneer to multi-award winning author, this is the story of a Jewish life lived on the edge.

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Bram Presser

Bram Presser is a semi-reformed punk rocker, recovering academic, occasional criminal lawyer, award winning author and two-time cartoon character.

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