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Short courses

Can we trust the Bible?

Paul Forgasz
Monday morning or evening 10am to 12pm or 7.15pm to 9.15pm
8 week course starting July 16

Fantasists and Fools: women and men telling tales

Yvonne Fein
Monday afternoon 12.30pm to 2.30pm
4 week course starting August 13

Players upon thrones – Jewish kingship

David Solomon
Monday afternoon or evening 12.30pm to 2.30pm or 7.15pm to 9.15pm
6 week course starting July 16

The food that binds us: the people of the book, eating through the ages

Rita Erlich
Mondays 12.30pm to 2.30pm
3 week course starting July 23


David Solomon

David Solomon is a globally roaming scholar, teacher, writer and translator, currently completing the first-ever English translation of the fundamental kabbalisitc text, Tiqunei HaZohar. David teaches Jewish History, Tanach, Jewish Philosophy, Hebrew, and Kabbalah; he is, however, perhaps best known for his dynamic presentation, The Whole of Jewish History in One Hour. For more information please visit

Marcia Jacobs

Paul Forgasz

Paul Forgasz’ career has spanned both the secondary and tertiary sectors of education. For more than a decade he was the Headmaster of the secondary school campus of Mount Scopus College. Currently Paul lectures in Jewish history at Monash University’s Australian Centre for Jewish Education and he also teaches about Jewish education in the university’s Faculty of Education. Paul has maintained an active involvement for many years in Jewish adult education. For a number of years Paul was the head of faculty at the Florence Melton Adult Mini School in Melbourne. He has also developed and taught a great many of the Jewish Museum of Australia’s short course programs with which he is still involved. Paul has contributed regularly to Limmud OZ since its inception. He has been the community scholar-in-residence for the Jewish Education Institute in Pittsburgh, the Shalom Institute in Sydney, The Abraham Institute in Adelaide and the Wellington Jewish Community Centre. Since 2010, under the auspices of the Jewish Museum of Australia, Paul has led a number of sell-out study tours focusing on Jewish medieval Spain and on the Jews of Germany. In 2014, he also plans to conduct a Jewish heritage tour of Eastern Europe.

Rita Erlich

Rita Erlich is a distinguished food writer, author and editor who began her career in journalism at the Australian Jewish News. Since then she has written for a range of newspapers and magazines, including The Age, and is responsible for 30 books. Her most recent books include Melbourne by Menu, a history of Melbourne restaurants since the 1980s, and The Makers: a story of food, family and foreigners.

Yvonne Fein

Yvonne Fein is the daughter of Holocaust survivors. A past lecturer at the Australian Jewish Museum she holds an MA (Monash University) and Diploma of Creative Writing (Prahran College). Novels published: April Fool, Torn Messiah, Rachel Racing Time. Awards: Gotham Screenplay (NY) and Rhode Island Film Festival. Theatre: two full-length dramas. Editing: two literary journals and award-winning Holocaust memoirs, notably World of My Past (Abraham Biderman, Random House). Her essays, reviews and stories are published in Australia, US and UK.