Jewish world of Jesus

Date: Tuesday 23 April 2019, 1pm to 4.30pm
Jewish Museum of Australia
$38 per participant (minimum of 10 required)
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Program accredited by the Catholic Education Office of Melbourne – 1 hour category A and 2.5 hours category C

Explore the Jewish world of Jesus in the Jewish Museum, as well as the nearby St Kilda synagogue. We begin with a portrait of contemporary Jewish religious belief and practices as a point of comparison to the Jewish world of Jesus’ day.

This program would be of particular relevance to the year 8 RE curriculum, in particular the module focusing on ‘The Jewish Context of the Life and Words of Jesus’.

This program will be presented by Paul Forgasz

Paul Forgasz lectures in Jewish history at the Centre for Jewish Civilisation at Monash University. He teaches Jewish education, as well as school leadership, in the university’s faculty of Education. Beyond Monash University, Paul has had an extensive career in Jewish education. He was headmaster of the secondary division of Mount Scopus College for over a decade and has played a leading role in the development of the curriculum for VCE ‘Texts and Traditions’, as well as ‘Religion and Society’. Paul is currently a member of the exam setting panel for both these subjects. He has contributed to two VCE ‘Religion and Society’ textbooks and a number of educational journals. Paul also teaches a number of courses in the Jewish Museum adult education program and has served as scholar-in-residence for the Jewish Education Institute in Pittsburgh, the Shalom Institute in Sydney and the Wellington Jewish Community Centre.