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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

Shmitah: A year to rest, reset and reflect 

By Mitch Burnie  Shmitah is first mentioned in the Torah in Exodus 23:10-11. “And six years you shall sow your land, and you shall gather in its produce. And the seventh year you shall release it

Walking Meditation for Rosh Hashana 5782

Rosh Hashana this year will be . . . different. Without shule or family gathering we have to adapt and find new ways to connect to this moment.   This idea of this meditation practice

A work in progress: Women, feminism & Jewish life

High Holy Days Supplement 2021 / 5782 What has been the impact of 50 years of Jewish feminism? What have we changed? Where have we failed or stumbled? Did we transform Jewish life?   Women

Sasha Sagan and Sarah Krasnostein

I read Sasha Sagan’s book For Small Creatures Such as We and Sarah Krasnostein’s The Believer almost a year apart. But they are that rare thing – two great works that speak to each other.

Gideon Haigh in Conversation

Gideon Haigh ‘The Brilliant Boy: Doc Evatt and the Great Australian Dissent’ – in conversation with John Faulkner Author Gideon Haigh talked with John Faulkner about Haigh’s book ‘The Brilliant Boy: Doc Evatt and the

Menachem Kaiser in Conversation

There have been periods in my life when I’ve had to take a long break from reading anything that is even remotely connected to that sea of Holocaust related literature, times when the weight has