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Sunday, August 27 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
REMOTE JUDAISM – MAINTAINING JEWISHNESS IN SMALL KIWI COMMUNITIES
When it comes to community, it's not the size that counts...it's what you do with it that matters! Sylvie Rabinovitch-Bolstad and Todd Nachowitz from Hamilton will facilitate a participatory discussion session, aimed particularly to include those in more remote communities who are trying to maintain their Jewish identity in the absence of infrastructures and resources. Come to share your own stories and concerns and let’s see what we can do to help each other ! Also learn about the recent activities of the newly-formed New Zealand Progressive Jewish Forum, examine ways and means to extend support, build community, share resources, and to widen the profile of NZ Jewry beyond the main centres.

Speakers
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Sylvie Rabinovitch Bolstad

Sylvie is originally from Montreal, with a large Jewish and multicultural population, but has lived, worked and raised her family with husband Bill in Hamilton NZ since 1971. In the absence of any constituted Jewish congregations in Hamilton, she was one of the founding members o... Read More →
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Todd Nachowitz

Todd is currently a Lecturer in the Studies in Religion programme at the University of Waikato where he teaches courses on comparative world religion and religious fundamentalism, extremism and terrorism. He is also the Centre Establishment Coordinator of the Religious Diversity Centre of Aotearoa New Zealand (RDC), based in Auckland. His 2015 PhD focused on cultural and religious diversity and multicultural policy in Aotearoa in both historical and contemporary contexts, and proposed a new framework for diversity governance. Previously, Todd received a BA (1984) in South Asian Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an MA (1991) in Development Anthropology from Syracuse University on indigenous resistance to large-scale development projects in India and Northern... Read More →


Sunday August 27, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 171 (Wharenui)