December 1 2016

Professor Shlomo Biderman and Liat Weiss-Shahaf -“Beyond the Startup Nation: How Social Business Entrepreneurship is used to fight social disparities and improve solidarity in Israel”

Professor Shlomo Biderman and Liat Weiss-Shahaf

 

“Beyond the Startup Nation: How Social Business Entrepreneurship is used to fight social disparities and improve solidarity in Israel”

Professor Shlomo Biderman is the President of the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo (MTA). Prior to joining MTA, Prof. Biderman worked at Tel-Aviv University, where he served in many leadership positions. Prof. Biderman is a prolific scholar of Indian and comparative philosophy. Prof. Biderman also served on several committees of the Israeli Council for Higher Education and of the Israel Science Foundation. At MTA, Prof. Biderman pioneered the model of a New Academia that builds relevant and inclusive knowledge for the 21st century.

Liat Weiss-Shahaf is a senior resource development specialist with over 15 years of experience working for leading NGOs and philanthropic organisations in Israel. Weiss-Shahaf joined MTA in 2007. Weiss-Shahaf is a leading entrepreneur, playing a key role in the application of the New Academia model at MTA. She directs the College's fundraising initiatives and academic collaborations in Israel and abroad, through building tri-sector partnerships with public sector agencies, private businesses, and civil society groups. She has been instrumental in the developing some of College’s most innovative programs and projects. 

From a Lecture given on 29/11/16.

 

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April 13 2016

Rabbi Davey Blackman on “The Minhag of Kitniyot” The origins and scope of the practice

Feed your Soul and Feed your Body 

with

Rabbi Davey Blackman

 

“The Minhag of Kitniyot”

The origins and scope of the practice

Rabbi Blackman studied for more than a decade at Yeshivat Har Etzion, under the famed Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein. It was there that he developed an amazing breadth and depth of knowledge in vast areas of Jewish learning. He also has a degree in Education and Jewish Philosophy from the University of South Africa. Rabbi Blackman served in leadership roles in Bnei Akiva , South Africa, from his early youth, and also in the crack Givati infantry unit in the Israeli army. He is a husband to Deborah and father of 6 children.
Rabbi Blackman displays a unique blend of mental acuity, integrity and personal warmth, which endears him to one and all. Combined with his dynamic personality and refreshing sense of humour, Rabbi Blackman’s world-class lectures are infused with colour, charisma and creative thought, effectively portraying the relevance, appeal and majesty of Torah for contemporary audiences. Rabbi Blackman is the Rabbi of JLC in Sydney.

From a lunchtime lecture on Wednesday, 6 April 2016. 


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February 18 2016

Rabbi Davey Blackman on “The Portrait of Moses”

Rabbi Davey Blackman

 

“The Portrait of Moses”

Rabbi Blackman studied for more than a decade at Yeshivat Har Etzion, under the famed Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein. It was there that he developed an amazing breadth and depth of knowledge in vast areas of Jewish learning. He also has a degree in Education and Jewish Philosophy from the University of South Africa. Rabbi Blackman served in leadership roles in Bnei Akiva , South Africa, from his early youth, and also in the crack Givati infantry unit in the Israeli army. He is a husband to Deborah and father of 6 children.
Rabbi Blackman displays a unique blend of mental acuity, integrity and personal warmth, which endears him to one and all. Combined with his dynamic personality and refreshing sense of humour, Rabbi Blackman’s world-class lectures are infused with colour, charisma and creative thought, effectively portraying the relevance, appeal and majesty of Torah for contemporary audiences. Rabbi Blackman is the Rabbi of JLC in Sydney.

From a lunchtime lecture on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. 

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December 10 2015

Rabbi Kennard “Lighting and re-lighting” How an Argument between two medieval Biblical commentaries sheds light on our light”

Rabbi Kennard

“Lighting and re-lighting” 
How an argument between two medieval Biblical commentaries sheds light on our light”

Lecture from Thursday, 10 December 2015
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September 8 2015

Rabbi Johnson & Rebecca Goldman “Child Custody in Family Law - A comparison of the approach in Halacha and the Australian legal system”

“Child Custody in Family Law - A comparison of the approach in Halacha and the Australian legal system”

Featuring

Rabbi Yonason Johnson  &  Rebecca Goldman

Rabbi Yonason Johnson serves as the dean of Kollel Menachem college for advance Rabbinic studies and the Director of Adult Education of the Yeshivah Centre in Melbourne. Rabbi Johnson has been a Torah teacher and lecturer in Adult Education for over 12 years. He received Semicha from Machon Chaim of Melbourne and has studied under notable halachic authorities in the USA. From 2004-2006, Rabbi Johnson was a full-time teacher/lecturer for Bina, a Sydney-based Adult Torah Education organisation. He then spent 5 years in Crown Heights directing the Manhattan Kollel and lecturing in Brooklyn. Rabbi Johnson is a highly sought-after speaker and lecturer presenting on topics of Jewish law, Talmud and Chassidic teaching.

Rebecca Goldman is a special counsel at Kliger Partners with over 17 years’ experience practising exclusively in the area of family law.  Rebecca has experience dealing with all aspects of family law matters.  She has particular expertise dealing with complex parenting disputes (including interstate and international relocation cases), complex property disputes including matters with large asset pools, valuation disputes and complex corporate structures, spousal maintenance applications, child support departure applications and drafting Financial Agreements.  Rebecca has conducted many family law cases in the Family Court and Federal Magistrates Court in respect of both parenting and property issues and represented clients in relation to Intervention Order disputes in the Magistrates Court.

From a lunchtime lecture on September 1, 2015. 

 

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Dr. Norman Goldwasser “”Teshuva/Repentance: The Key to Becoming an Optimal Business Leader” How to use the process of Teshuva to build a successful business team and environment.

Dr Norman Goldwasser 

"Teshuva/Repentance: The Key to Becoming an
Optimal Business Leader"

How to use the process of Teshuva to build a successful business team and environment.

Dr. Norman Goldwasser is a Licensed Psychologist based in Florida. Dr. Goldwasser received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and a Masters Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Dr. Goldwasser has been the Director of Horizon Psychological Services for the past 22 years, where he has led an interdisciplinary team of mental health professionals who work collaboratively to meet the increasingly complex needs of the community. His areas of expertise include addictions, trauma, sexual attraction issues, marital conflict, relationship difficulties, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, depression, anxiety and phobias, and Adult Attention Deficit Disorder. Dr. Goldwasser is also the Clinical Director of Jewish Community Watch, an organization whose mission is to stop child sexual abuse, and to provide support and treatment for victims. He also is an experienced practitioner and consultant in EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, a dramatic treatment for trauma,that literally transforms the lives of victim of traumas. 

From a lunchtime lecture on September 8, 2015. 

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August 21 2015

Aliza Bulow “From Puritan to Rebbetzin”

Aliza Bulow 
"From Puritan to Rebbetzin"


Aliza Bulow is the Director of Ner LeElef's North American Woman's Program. She mentors graduates of their international leadership training program, as well as others who work in Jewish Adult Education and Outreach throughout North America. Aliza’s fascinating upbringing by activist parents led her on a journey to eventually find Judaism at the age of 16. Her own activism took root during her early high school years in the fight for freedom for Soviet Jews. Aliza then went to Israel where she studied for 2 years and then served in the Israeli Defense Forces from 1982-1984 during the first Lebanon War. Aliza eventually ended up back in the States and completed her degree in Hebrew and Jewish Social Studies. The Senior Educator at The Jewish Experience in her home city of Denver, Colorado, Aliza has been a Jewish Educator for over thirty years. In addition to teaching ongoing classes locally, she lectures internationally on a wide array of Jewish subjects. 
From a lunchtime lecture on Wednesday, August 19th, 2015. 
 
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July 29 2015

Rabbi Dudi Winkler “24/6: How Can A Digital Business Keep Shabbat?”

Rabbi Dudi Winkler 

“24/6: How Can A Digital Business Keep Shabbat?”

Jewish businesses traditionally close on Shabbat and Chagim.

But, how does this translate to the online world?

Rav Dudi Winkler studied at Yeshivot in Eli and Dimona and received Semicha from the Meretz Kollel. He served as a combat medic in the IDF, and then, after many years dedicated to learning, began teaching at Yeshivat Lev HaTorah. In 2011, he and his family went on shlichut to Melbourne, Australia where Rav Dudi spent three years as Rosh Kollel of the Mizrachi Bet Midrash. Upon their return to Israel last year, Rav Dudi resumed his post as Rebbe at Yeshivat Lev HaTorah and took on an additional role as inaugural director of Lev LaChayal, the Yeshiva Center for Lone Soldiers of the IDF.  

From a lunchtime lecture on Tuesday, July 28th, 2015. 

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May 26 2015

Rabbi Moshe Taragin “Why Doesn’t the Torah Mention the Afterlife?” If the afterlife is so pivotal to religion why doesn’t the Torah mention it? Where is true heaven?

Rabbi Moshe Taragin

 

Why Doesn’t the Torah Mention the Afterlife?

If the afterlife is so pivotal to religion why doesn’t the Torah mention it? Where is true heaven?


Rav Moshe Taragin has been a Ram at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Gush Etzion since 1994. He has Smicha from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, a BA in Computer Science from Yeshiva College, and an MA in English Literature from City University. Rabbi Taragin previously taught Talmud at Columbia University, lectured in Talmud and Bible at the IBC and JSS divisions of Yeshiva University, and served as Assistant Rabbi at the Fifth Avenue Synagogue. In addition, Rabbi Taragin currently teaches at the Stella K. Abraham Beit Midrash for Women of Yeshivat Har Etzion in Migdal Oz in Gush Etzion. He is the author of an Internet shiur entitled "Talmudic Methodology" with over 5,000 subscribers, and authors an audio shiur for KMTT - Ki Mitzion Teitze Torah - The Torah Podcast, entitled "Redemptive Sketches."


From a lunchtime lecture on Friday, 22nd May. 



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May 13 2015

Rabbi Michael Baris “The mirror reflected: land registration and Jewish law”

Rabbi Michael Baris

The mirror reflected: land registration and Jewish law

Rabbi Michael Baris, a member of the Israeli Bar, holds a PhD in Philosphy from Bar-Ilan and a law degree from Hebrew University.  Rabbi Baris teaches Jewish Law, Philosophy of Law and Labour Law at the Sha'arei Mishpat Academic Center in Hod Hasharon. A former Rosh Kollel in Ofra, and Rabbi (Ram) at the Yeshivat Hesder in Karnei Shomron, he is currently the Rabbi of the Synagogue founded in Tel Aviv by the late Chief Rabbi of Israel and the IDF, Rabbi Shlomo Goren.

From a lunchtime lecture held on Wednesday, 13th of May 2015. 


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