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Short Courses

Evolution of the "Chosen People" in Judaism

Paul Forgasz
Monday 12.15-2.15pm
6 week course starting February 8

From Rabin Square to Balfour Street: The Protests That Made Israel

Ittay Flescher
Tuesday 8.00–9.30pm
6 week course starting March 16

Yiddish Women Writers in Translation

Hinde Ena Burstin
Mondays 8.00–9.30pm
Thursdays 10.30am–12.00pm


Hinde Ena Burstin

Hinde Ena Burstin is a Yiddish scholar specialising in Yiddish women’s literature. She is an award-winning Yiddish poetry translator, and an internationally published and performed Yiddish and bilingual writer. She has designed and taught in Yiddish and Yiddish literature courses in Melbourne, Sydney and New York, and has given guest lectures on Yiddish literature in New York, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Montreal, Paris, Brussels and Cape Town, as well as in Sydney and Melbourne.

Ittay Flescher

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

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.