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Society and politics [clear filter]
Sunday, June 17

3:00pm AEST

Facing forward: future-proofing the Australian Jewish community
Armed with the insights of over 8,000 Jewish Australians in Gen17, we turn to leaders of both established and grassroots organisations to map out the future of the Sydney Jewish community. How will we use the data to ensure our community flourishes? What changes will we need to make to adapt to new needs and outlooks? Most importantly, where are we headed?

avatar for Jake Campbell

Jake Campbell

Jake has been in the young adult Jewish communal space since 2009. Now the Executive Director of the Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS), Jake was a student leader at AUJS from 2009 until 2013, becoming National Development Convener, where he led AUJS's campaigns, conferences... Read More →

avatar for Donny Janks

Donny Janks

Donny is a politically progressive Jew from Sydney. He has a background in Habonim Dror as a madrich and chairperson, and works in informal education at Emanuel School and Emanuel Synagogue. Donny is passionate about engaging young Jews through new channels for participation, expression... Read More →
avatar for Tamara Samuel

Tamara Samuel

Tamara has been the CEO of Shalom since November 2016. Tamara has led strategy and management teams at the Boston Consulting Group, Commonwealth Bank, Qantas, Jurlique skincare and NARS cosmetics. Prior to Shalom, she was on the JCA strategic planning committee. She was involved in... Read More →
avatar for Claire Vernon

Claire Vernon

Claire has been CEO of JewishCare since 2007. She trained as a social worker in the 1970s and then spent over 10 years as a front-line caseworker, which informed her work in developing and implementing government policy and programs in diverse areas such as women's health, crime prevention... Read More →

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

5:30pm AEST

Out loud: LGBTQI+ experiences in the Jewish community
What's the experience of being LGBTQI+ and Jewish in Australia? Our panellists — from differing Jewish backgrounds and religious upbringings — share their thoughts around expectations, conflicts and what it means to be part of the community. How bound up are these distinct identities? How sensitive or insensitive are communal institutions? And has the experience changed for the better in a post-marriage-equality-vote Australia?

avatar for Zehava Heinrich

Zehava Heinrich

Zehava is a fourth-year law student at UTS and an openly gay Jewish woman. She has been actively involved with AUJS for the past two years and is now serving as AUJS president at UTS. As part of her engagement with the student community/politics, Zehava was president of Out2Party... Read More →

avatar for Roz Bellamy

Roz Bellamy

Roz is a writer, researcher and educator whose writing has appeared in The Big Issue, Daily Life, Huffington Post, Junkee and SBS. Roz's work was shortlisted for the Scribe Nonfiction Prize in 2014 and won the Stonnington Prize for Poetry in 2016.
avatar for Nemi Lobel

Nemi Lobel

Nemi Lobel is a year 12 student and current school captain at Kesser Torah College. She has always been involved in school leadership and extracurriculars and strives for positivity and enthusiasm in whatever she does. Nemi is passionate about animal welfare and plans to study veterinary... Read More →
avatar for David Rosenberg

David Rosenberg

David is an Israeli-born Australian who grew up in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. A lawyer with a background in industrial design and engineering, he has been very active in the Jewish community across a range of initiatives and organisations, most recently in collaboration with Emanuel... Read More →

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

7:00pm AEST

Biggest F*Ups
A brand strategist, chef, future Olympian and entrepreneur gather in one room to talk about the biggest taboo word in the professional world: failure! Biggest F*Ups will completely redefine your idea of success, with tales of failure, determination and sheer will. What did they learn? What would they never do again? And what does being Jewish have to do with it?

avatar for Jonathan Sankey

Jonathan Sankey

Jonathan is an entrepreneur and brand strategist who has helped grow some of Australia's most recognisable brands. Once one of the most watched Australians in the world on YouTube, he was named Employer of Year for a dating startup he grew during his time at university. He also has... Read More →

avatar for Daniella Menachemson

Daniella Menachemson

Daniella Menachemson is the founder of 'Furniture and Me' and the bespoke commercial furniture business 'B Seated Global'. With over 10 years' experience in the furniture industry, Daniella is passionate and focused about design and delivering custom furniture at affordable price... Read More →
avatar for Ashleigh Werner

Ashleigh Werner

Ashleigh has been involved in high level sport since the age of 4, testing the waters with swimming (pun originally not intended), track and field, netball (representing Australia at Maccabiah Games, winning gold in both), touch football, rugby union, rugby 7s and currently rugby... Read More →
avatar for Adam Wolfers

Adam Wolfers

Adam began his career in the kitchens of celebrated restaurants Est and Marque, before travelling abroad. Honing his focus towards Ételek (‘food’ in Hungarian), he has initiated a series of pop-ups serving modern Jewish food, held at the likes of Ester, Bar Brosé, Lee Ho Fook... Read More →

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