Being Jewish in the 21st Century

Being Jewish in the 21st Century helps students understand the many shared traits and interests of all young Australians, regardless of their religious backgrounds. This program uses the narratives and photographs of a young Australian Jew to teach participants about contemporary Jewish life.

Questions are posed in the album and, by exploring our Belief and Ritual gallery, students find the corresponding answers. By contributing distinct pieces of information, they build their personal understanding alongside the group’s in relation to various Jewish religious ideas, beliefs and practices.

This also presents an opportunity to examine the conflicts or challenges young Jews may encounter when living a contemporary Australian lifestyle.

This program is suitable for Years 7–12.

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Civics & Citizenship
Ethical Capability
Intercultural Capability
Interpersonal Development
Religion and Society
Texts and Traditions