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Shalom News 28/11/2023

  Join us all year and celebrate the past, present and future of Jewish education, culture and arts in Australia. “Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”   - Rainer Maria

Who Will be For Us

Who Will Be For Us? Unpacking antisemitism with David Baddiel & Alex Ryvchin Recorded at the Sydney Jewish Writers Festival, 27 August 2023   David Baddiel, author of bestselling non-fiction polemic 'Jews Don’t Count', joins

PJ Library Educators Workshop

Shalom PJ Library had the great pleasure of hosting an Educators Workshop facilitated by authors Hanoch Piven and Shira Hecht-Koller. Inspired by the newly released book 'Dream Big, Laugh Often' as a tool for teaching,

The Night Travelers – Armando Lucas Correa

Armando Lucas Correa joined us again at Shalom Sydney Jewish Writers Festival, this time to launch his latest book, The Night Travelers. “To get to the other side, you must travel as lightly as possible.”


It’s hard to know where to start, so let’s start at the end of the night with cake! Celebrating the notorious, brilliant, iconic and wise Ruth Bader Ginsburg on what would have been her 90th

The Atlas of Jewish Food – Claudia Roden

The Atlas of Jewish Food is a new series exploring Jewish Cookbooks all over the world. For our first event we were thrilled to have the esteemed cookbook writer and anthropologist Claudia Roden as our

Secrets Beyond the Screen

SJWF had the pleasure of hosting Anita Jacoby in conversation with Michael Visontay at Gertrude & Alice cafe bookstore. Anita Jacoby AM is one of Australia’s most distinguished television producers. Now she uncovers one of

It’s A Shame About Ray

 Jonathan Seidler in conversation with Michaela Kalowski An extraordinary and powerful memoir about family, love and the power of music. Blackly funny and frequently devastating, this memoir traverses family, death, hope, love, survival, compassion

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