Ittay Flescher is the Plus61J Jerusalem Correspondent and the Education Director at Kids4Peace Jerusalem. A former teacher at the Adass Israel school, he has attended over 20 court dates in the Malka Leifer trial with both a personal and professional interest. As an insightful educator with a strong sense of justice, Ittay hopes this course will comfort the troubled and trouble the comfortable.
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 of Mount Scopus College. Paul lectured in Jewish history at Monash University’s Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation, and taught Jewish education in the university’s Faculty of Education. Since 2010, under the auspices of the Jewish Museum of Australia, Paul has led a number of sell-out study tours focusing on Jewish life across Europe.
Robin Moss is the Director of Strategy for UJIA, the largest Israel organisation within the British Jewish community. Widely acknowledged as one of the leading Israel educators working in the Jewish world today, he currently heads a team of 15 educators who deliver an Israel Engagement program that reaches over 12,000 young people a year. Robin grew up in LJY-Netzer, the Zionist youth movement of Liberal Judaism, and has worked with young people in Jewish and non-Jewish schools, on campuses, in youth movements, in synagogue settings and on Israel trips. He has extensive experience of adult education, and has travelled the world teaching about Israel in Australia, Hungary, North America and South Africa.
Dr Ruth Balint is a Senior Lecturer in History at the University of New South Wales, as well as Convenor of History and Area Studies. She teaches and writes on Australian migration and European post-war displacement. Her forthcoming book, The Last Million: Displaced Persons and their Quest to Leave Europe, is published by Cornell University Press. Ruth also produces radio documentaries, with her most recent about her late grandmother called Cooking for Assimilation, which is now available as a podcast.