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Sunday, June 7 • 21:00 - 22:00
Judaism without Halacha

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This panel will feature three experts who have devoted a great deal of time and thought to the question of how one maintains a Jewish identity without adherence to halacha. Panelists will share their experiences of creating new rituals and giving meaning to age old customs, as well as exploring the role of Hebrew and Israel in contemporary Jewish identity.

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Ittay Flescher

Ittay Flescher is the Education Director at Kids4Peace Jerusalem, an interfaith movement for Israelis and Palestinians and Israel Correspondent for Plu61J Media. He also frequently teaches on gap year programs about the identity, narratives and cultures of the people who call Jerusalem... Read More →

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Sharon Berger

Sharon is a serial Limmudnik - having attended in the UK, US and Australia. She helps organise Limmud as part of her responsibilities as Program Manager for Encounters@Shalom. She is a wandering Jew having lived in South Africa, Australia, the US, the UK and Israel. A former journalist... Read More →
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Shahar Burla

Shahar Burla is a Sydney-based researcher and lecturer and a contributing editor for Plus61JMedia. Shahar holds a Master’s degree in political science from the Hebrew University and a PhD from Bar-Ilan University. He is the co-editor of “Australia and Israel: A Diasporic, Cultural... Read More →
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Josh Traurig

At the age of 4 I was made to join the Board of Jewish Education (BJE). The BJE was my sole Jewish experience (besides my family) until my new step-brother dragged me to Habo camp literally kicking and screaming in year 7. Since then I have never looked back, going on Habo shnat (Habo's... Read More →

Sunday June 7, 2015 21:00 - 22:00 AEST
Room 101