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Short Courses

The Birth of Modern Hebrew Literature (Zoom)

Steve Israel
Monday 7.30–9pm
8 week course starting October 5


Laurence Maslon

Laurence Maslon is an arts professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and associate chair of the Graduate Acting Program. He wrote  and co-produced the 2019 American Masters documentary, Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me, and continues to host and produce the radio series Broadway to Main Street on the local NPR-affiliate station WPPB-FM, which won the 2019 ASCAP Foundation/Deems Taylor Award for Radio Broadcast. Laurence’s most recent book is the companion volume to the Broadway phenomenon Come From Away, as well as an update third edition companion volume to the PBS series Broadway: The American Musical. He served on the nominating committee for the Tony Awards from 2007 to 2010, and has written for the New Yorker, New York Times and Washington Post.

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.

Steve Israel

Steve Israel made Aliyah in 1975. In 1982, he commenced a Masters in Jewish History at the Hebrew University, then entered the field of informal Jewish education, where he has worked ever since. Steve teaches and trains educators in various frameworks in Israel and abroad, as well as publishing educational material. He is married to Dena (an ex-New Yorker) and together they have four sons and memories of what used to be a very noisy house in Jerusalem.

Sue Hampel

An english and history teacher for over 30 years at Mount Scopus Memorial College, Sue Hampel currently  works as the International Programs Coordinator and Senior Tutor in Holocaust, Genocide and Post Conflict Studies at the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation at Monash University. She is also Co-President of the Jewish Holocaust 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.