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Saturday, August 24 • 17:00 - 18:00
PANEL: Stories of the Jewish People in Some Countries You Have Probably Never Been To

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Join four presenters from diverse backgrounds and geographies as they speak about  the Jewish experience in different parts of the world: Iran; Iraq; Serbia; and the Middle East in general. Some of the events might be well known, some less so. How do these experiences impact on the present and how important is it for us as a Jewish community to remember these stories?
Panelists: Arash Abaie, Karen Kallman, Edwin Shuker, Sonja Viličić  and moderated by Ronnie Gotkin

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Arash Abaie

Arash is an activist in Iranian Jewish culture and community life, based in Tehran, a community which has had a presence in the region since 727 BCE.  He teaches Judaism at the University of Religions and Denominations and is a service leader at synagogues around Tehran. He has also... Read More →
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Karen Kallmann

Karen is a passionate Limmudnik, engaged Jew, adventurous world traveller, concerned environmentalist and feminist. Karen is the mother of 5 wonderful children.
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Edwin Shuker

Edwin is Vice President of the the Board of Deputies of British Jews and a member of the Limmud International Advisory Council. Activist and an international public speaker on Middle East issues especially on Jews from Arab counties, Edwin is a protagonist of the documentary “Remember... Read More →
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Sonja Viličić

Based in Belgrade, Serbia, Sonja worked for the Joint Distribution Committee in Budapest in various positions. She is also a graduate of the Melton Senior Educators Program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Sonja is one of the founders and an Executive Director of NGO Haver Srbija... Read More →
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Ronnie Gotkin

A graduate of Herzlia, Ronnie holds a BA Hons, B Ed and M Ed degrees from UCT and an HDE from UNISA, all of which were awarded with distinction. After many years as principal of Herzlia Highlands Primary, Ronnie is currently Director of Hebrew Studies at Herzlia. Ronnie also lectures... Read More →

Saturday August 24, 2019 17:00 - 18:00 SAST