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.
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.
Dr Rachael Kohn AO, FRSN taught Religious Studies at universities in Canada, Britain and Australia, was the producer and presenter of radio and TV programs on Religion for the ABC, Australia (July 1992–Dec 2018). She received multiple awards, including for her best-known program The Spirit of Things. She is the author of The New Believers: Reimagining God and Curious Obsessions in the History of Science and Spirituality, and The Other Side of the Story (Oct 2021). She recently edited Fear and Faith: Christian, Jewish and Evolutionary Perspectives (June 2021).