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Sunday, June 17

9:30am AEST

Get centred with effortless meditation
WORKSHOP | The principle of Tikkun Olam urges us to make a contribution to changing the world. In order to direct energy outward, you have to first harness it internally. Join Nikki as she takes you through the practice and principles of effortless meditation. She promises it will be easy, enjoyable, and effective. Following an expertly guided meditation, and a brief discussion on the evidence base, you will be left feeling refreshed and revived, ready to contribute to the day ahead.

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Nikki Jankelowitz

Nikki is the co-founder of Centred Meditation, a corporate meditation business with a drop-in meditation studio in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. She stumbled upon meditation online while studying psychology at university and was astounded by its immediate effects on all aspects of... Read More →

Sunday June 17, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am AEST

10:45am AEST

Feldenkrais: awareness through movement
WORKSHOP | Israeli scientist and engineer Moshe Feldenkrais developed a new exercise therapy method in an effort to rehabilitate his own injured knees. The Feldenkrais Method uses directed attention to improve movement and enhance human functioning. We will explore the fascinating history of the man and his methodology, and why it is favoured by neuroscientist Norman Doidge, author of The Brain That Changes Itself. We'll also conduct an 'awareness through movement' lesson, to find out if it really works!

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Margaret Kaye

Margaret Kaye has been teaching the practice of Feldenkrais for over 20 years and is an Assistant Trainer and member of the Australian Feldenkrais Guild. Due to an occupational overuse injury Margaret was unable to work for several years. This is now a speciality area, amongst others... Read More →

Sunday June 17, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am AEST

1:45pm AEST

Bobbie's sauerkraut revamped: ferments and pickles
WORKSHOP | This is bobbie's sauerkraut from the old country revamped! In this kosher session I give a brief introduction to sauerkrauts and perhaps also a basic pickle (which is not fermented). I will lead you through making a sauerkraut — choosing ingredients, chopping, weighing, salting, and packing into jars, which you will take home and leave to ferment. You will come away armed with confidence to make and create sauerkrauts of your very own to bring a wow factor to your next Shabbat dinner.

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Carla Stern

From science researcher to business consultant to fermented food maker — Carla produces and sells fermented foods and other nutritious snacks and runs workshops on incorporating these products into everyday life. Trained in molecular genetics and biochemistry, she has always had... Read More →

Sunday June 17, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm AEST

3:00pm AEST

Pen of the soul: composing the niggun
WORKSHOP | The niggun (a traditional Hasidic melody without words) is a powerful instrument of devotion. We will explore the origin of the niggun and some of its history, and learn some niggunim. Participants will then have a chance to improvise short melodies that will be woven into a niggun for presentation.

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Ted Labow

Cantor Ted Labow has served congregations in Singapore, Canada and the United States. As a baritone, he has appeared on opera stages in Italy, the US and Canada. As a composer, he has had works performed at cantorial conventions, synagogues and in film and TV. Recent works include... Read More →

Sunday June 17, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm AEST

5:30pm AEST

Kosher Theatresports
WORKSHOP | Everyone knows that Theatresports is short for 'fun and games'… But it's also good for your heart and health! Improvised theatre games, whether competitive or just for fun, are a great release and outlet for creativity. Not to mention hilarious for participants and spectators alike. This introductory workshop will get everyone involved and performing for each other… poems, scenes, stories, songs… maybe a kosher comic opera! No experience needed. Chutzpah more important than talent!

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Geoff Sirmai

Geoff swapped a high-profile journalist and consumer advocate kippah for one as a full-time performer and arts publicist. Countless stage and screen roles include iconic Jewish ones such as The Laden Table, The Diary of Anne Frank, Fiddler on the Roof, The Merchant of Venice, Merchants... Read More →

Sunday June 17, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm AEST