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.
Sue Hampel was an English and History teacher for over 30 years at Mount Scopus Memorial College in Melbourne. She is currently working as International Programs co-ordinator and senior tutor in Holocaust, Genocide and Post Conflict studies at Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation (ACJC), Monash University. Sue is co-president of the Jewish Holocaust Museum and Research Centre.
Sue has been recognised for her community service by receiving numerous awards including a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in January 2014 for Service to the community through the promotion of understanding and tolerance through education. Sue holds a Masters degree in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Sue has led numerous groups of students and adults to Poland and Rwanda.
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