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Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation (ACJC)



Cover of "The Messenger"       Yannick Haenel in Conversation with Mark Baker

(Wednesday 16 February 2011)



Cover of "Racial Fever"      What's Jewish? Freud, Race, Identity 

An Evening Salon with Dr Eliza Slavet, Author of "Racial Fever:  Freud and the Jewish Question"
(Tuesday 22 February 2011)



Photograph of Michael Schudrich       The Future of the Past:  Polish Jewry -- Then and Now

Public Lecture by The Chief Rabbi of Poland, Dr Michael Schudrich -- Visiting Fellow ACJC (Tuesday 1 March 2011)


Photograph of Avrom Sutskever       A Commemorative Tribute to Yiddish Poet Avrom Sutzkever

( Sunday 6 March 2011)



Poster for Rethinking Jewish Community in Australia       Rethinking Jewish Community in Australia:  policy and praxis

APG 4648/5648: Jewish Communal Service and Leadership intensive unit  ( Sunday 13 March - Thursday 17 March 2011)


Image for "What's Israel?"       What's Israeli? Nation, Religion, Identity

Panel discussion:  Under the auspices of the Leon Liberman Chair in Modern Israel Studies, an international panel of academics join together to unlock the question of what makes Israel tick.  Multiple viewpoints will be represented including A Lawyer, Palestinian Poet, A Futurist (Thursday 31 March 2011)


Academic Colloquium
The Israeli Nation State:  Political, Constitutional and Cultural Challenges

Hosted by the Leon Liberman Chair in Modern Israel Studies ( Friday 1 April 2011)


Image for Winter School       Winter School 2011

Two intensive seminar series featuring eminent overseas scholars  (running concurrently during May and June 2011)


Photograph of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz       A Taste of Talmud with Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

A morning of Talmud study on the topic "The world is a human responsibility" (15 May 2011)


Writing After Decimation

Literary recovery in Aboriginal, Native American and Jewish cultures (17 May 2011)


       Monash Wallenberg Oration Photograph of "Holocaust by Bullets"

       Father Patrick Desbois:  Holocaust by Bullets (Thursday 2 June 2011)


Photograph of Aftermath "mask"       Aftermath International Conference

(Sunday 5-Monday 6 June 2011)



Jewish Community image       The Jewish Community:  What's in it for me?

Public forum on Jewish continuity
(Sunday 31 July 2011)



Photograph of Amos Oz       Monash Israel Oration

Amos Oz (Wednesday 3 August 2011)

2000 people came to hear Amos Oz deliver the Monash Israel Oration. Listen to the talk here online: Amos Oz - Israel: War, Peace & Storytelling - The Wheeler Centre:  Books, Writing, Ideas

Photo of man with elephant       Israel Today:  Real Stories

Monash Israel Lecture Series 2011
(Wednesday, 3, 10 & 24 August 2011)



Yiddish Research Seminars image       Yiddish Research Seminars

Monthly series on Yiddish language, literature and culture
(Thursday, 1 September, 6 October & 17 November 2011)



Photograph of Avram Mlotek       Avram Mlotek: In Song and Conversation

A young person's connection to Yiddish
(Sunday, 2 October 2011)


Shoah image       Claude Lanzmann's Shoah: A 25 Year Retrospective

A four-part Masterclass comprising screening and discussion of this controversial film
(Wednesday, 26 October, 2 November, 9 November, 16 November 2011)



Wagner image       Wagner and the Jews

Professor Leah Garrett to discuss how central Jewish thinkers reworked Wagner's opera to present Jewish cultural concepts
(Wednesday, 23 November 2011)



Shtetl image       A Shtetl in Ek Velt (A Shtetl at the End of the World)

Launch of book about growing up in pre-war Carlton (compiled and edited by Julie Meadows)
(Sunday, 4 December 2011)