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Sunday, June 17 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Transformation on the page: Jewish texts that changed me

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Jewish writing connects us to over two thousand years of thought and action in the world. Think the Bible, Rambam, Emma Lazarus, Etgar Keret, Spinoza, Anne Frank, Gloria Steinem. Your panellists will explore their favourites texts, ranging from biblical to contemporary, and how these words have transformed their lives and shaped their identities. You will come away with a new, inspiring reading list.

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Aviva Winton

Aviva works in social media for the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies and has a BA (Hons) in Jewish Studies and English Literature. She is married with children, has a cavoodle, loves going for bushwalks, watching movies and having time to read a great book!

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Raf Dascalu

Raphael is a native of Sydney, currently residing in Melbourne. After studying at the University of Sydney and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, he completed his PhD at the University of Chicago, focusing on medieval Jewish history and philosophy. He has studied at Yeshivat Hakibbutz... Read More →
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Emily Filler

Chair and Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at Earlham College
Emily is Chair and Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at Earlham College, Indiana, where she teaches modern philosophy and ethics alongside Jewish text. A PhD from the University of Virginia, she is particularly interested in the possibility that ‘troubling texts’ — violent... Read More →
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Goldie Markovits

Goldie has learned and taught Torah in Sydney, Israel, and the US. She has a passion for philanthropy and learning, with a deep interest in classic Jewish text and Hasidic philosophy. Although she works in the finance world, she has taught Jewish Studies in Sydney and was a Summer... Read More →
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Yoav Yaron

Yoav is the AUJS NSW Shaliach. During his teenage years in Israel, Yoav was a youth counsellor and activist and participated in Jewish Agency for Israel summer programs in the USA. He served in the IDF for six years, in the Strategic & International Divisions, where he gained vast... Read More →

Sunday June 17, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm AEST