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Dr Rachel Naomi Remen in conversation with Miriam Hechtman

To mark the publication of her first children’s book The Birthday of the World: A Story about Finding Light in Everyone and Everything, author and doctor Rachel Naomi Remen offers us insights into her life’s

How an Arab Doctor Saved a Jewish Girl in Hitler’s Berlin

Ronen Steinke in conversation with Michaela Kalowski Anna & Dr Helmy: How an Arab Doctor Saved a Jewish Girl in Hitler’s Berlin is the remarkable story of Mohammed Helmy, the Egyptian doctor who risked his

The (Jewish) Books That Made Us

This was the topic of discussion for a panel of authors at the 2022 Sydney Jewish Writers Festival (SJWF) moderated by Scott Whitmont. The authors who participated were: Dr Rachael Kohn, Natasha Sholl, Ashley Goldberg

The Hitler Haggadah

‘The Americans came in great haste’ are the opening words of The Hitler Haggadah, a fascinating retelling of the Passover story told from the perspective of North African Jews during World War II. The Hitler

Purim – Celebrating in Difficult Times

I’ve always loved the irreverent, carnivalesque side of Purim - the colourful masks and costumes, the street parades, the rowdy festive atmosphere at shul, the drinking (it’s a mitzvah!), the unabashed generosity of mishloach manot

Ethel Rosenberg: A Cold War Tragedy

Join the SJWF and Anne Sebba, the author of the gripping new biography recounting the tragic story of Ethel Rosenberg, who was executed for espionage-related crimes during the Cold War following one of the most

The Promise with Damon Galgut

Damon Galgut won the Booker Prize in 2021 for The Promise, having been shortlisted for the prize twice before (The Good Doctor and In A Strange Room). He lives and works in Cape Town. Damon

The Dressmakers of Auschwitz with Lucy Adlington

British dress historian and author Lucy Adlington joined the Sydney Jewish Writers Festival to share the true story of the women and girls who sewed to survive the Holocaust. At the height of the Holocaust

Communal Mapping Project

Young Adult Engagement (ages 20-40) Shalom is undertaking a Communal Mapping Project focussing on Young Adult Engagement (Ages 20-40) across our Sydney Jewish Community. We would like to ask you to complete the following survey.

Brewing Mindfulness

Joining the Adamama team, I’ve been learning a lot about how to care for the land. And to honour the start of 5782 – which is a Shmitah year – I’d like to care for