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Sunday, June 17
 

9:30am

Who do you think you are? Jewish Australian stories
With ancestors including First Fleet convicts, free settlers, and soldiers in WWI, these panelists are part of Jewish families who have lived Down Under for well over a century (or two!). When, and how, did their ancestors come to Australia? What does it mean to be part of such a long line of Jewish Australians and custodians of their stories? How do we cultivate an awareness of our family histories? Join us for some captivating story-telling and discussion.

Moderators
avatar for Jacqui Wasilewsky

Jacqui Wasilewsky

Jacqui Wasilewsky is Manager of Community Stories at the Sydney Jewish Museum. Her department has recorded more than 150 interviews and published 76 biographies. Jacqui completed her BA/LLB in 1987 and MA (History) in 1998 at UNSW and Certificate of Interactive Multimedia in 2004... Read More →

Speakers
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Peter Allen

As National Coordinator of the Centenary of Anzac Jewish Program, Peter organised the publication of Jewish Anzacs by Mark Dapin, facilitated projects in every State from 2014 to 2018 and attended centenaries of the Battles of Fromelles and Beersheba. One of Peter's ancestors was... Read More →
avatar for Shelley Einfeld

Shelley Einfeld

Shelley Einfeld is a Jewish Australian with a strong family history of communal contribution. Her grandfather Sydney Einfeld was named for the city, being born just 3 weeks after his parents’ 1909 arrival for his father to become chazan at The Great Synagogue. Syd became an icon... Read More →
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Jono Herrman

Jono is a devotee of the Sydney and Israeli startup scenes and descendant of Jewish convict Abraham Rheuben and his uncle, Charles Dickens’s Fagin. His early Jewish life was traditional—a Bar Mitzvah, Friday nights, synagogue 3x a year—and communal involvement over the years... Read More →
avatar for Eli Levi

Eli Levi

Eli is a law and politics graduate of the University of Sydney and last year completed a Jewish text-study fellowship in New York. She comes from a long line of Jewish Australians and is passionate about contributing to the Jewish community — working for the ECAJ and volunteering... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
JERUSALEM ROOM