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Short Courses

Issues That Divide: The Jewish World Today (Zoom)

Paul Forgasz
Monday 1–3pm
Monday 7.15–9.15pm
4 week course starting June 14


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 campus 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.


Paul has moreover maintained an active involvement in Jewish adult education. For a number of years, he was the head of faculty at the Florence Melton Adult Mini School in Melbourne; he has also developed and taught a vast number of the Jewish Museum of Australia’s short course programs. Paul has contributed regularly to Limmud OZ since its inception, and has served as the community scholar-in-residence for the Jewish Education Institute in Pittsburgh, Shalom Institute in Sydney, The Abraham Institute in Adelaide, and 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 life in Spain and Germany. In 2014 and 2018, he conducted inaugural Jewish heritage tours of Eastern Europe and Italy respectively, and will next year journey with a group to uncover Jewish Greece.