Canon Dr Colleen O’Reilly and Rabbi Fred Morgan AM discuss ‘Miriam – Sister of Moses and Mother of Jesus’

Dr Colleen O’Reilly and Rabbi Fred Morgan AM


Sister of Moses and Mother of Jesus:
the figure of Miriam in
Jewish and Christian sources
Canon Dr Colleen O’Reilly is the Vicar of St George’s Anglican Church in Malvern.  She is also a Canon of St Paul’s Cathedral and a member of various church bodies in Melbourne Diocese and nationally.  She was Associate Dean of the then Melbourne College of Divinity from 1994-1999.  In the 1970’s Colleen was part of the movement towards full acceptance of women into ordained ministry in the Australian Anglican Church.  A significant part of that journey was the recovery of the stories of women in the scriptures as empowering for women of faith today.  Colleen is married to the Revd Walter McEntee.  She has two sons and is grandmother to three boys who live in London.

Rabbi Fred Morgan AM was for several years a Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Bristol in the UK before entering Leo Baeck College in London to study for the rabbinate.  During his 30 year career as a rabbi he served North West Surrey Synagogue in the UK and Temple Beth Israel in Melbourne.  He became Rabbi Emeritus at TBI in 2013.  He is currently Hon President of the Council of Christians and Jews (Victoria) and Professorial Fellow in the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy, Australian Catholic University.  In 2015 Rabbi Morgan coordinated the “Grass Roots Dialogue Project” for the CCJ.  He also leads Jewish-themed tours to places as diverse as India, Morocco, the Baltic States and the Balkans.  His next tour, in 2017, is to Central Asia.  Rabbi Morgan is married to Sue, a Pastoral Carer, and they have three children and a grandchild.
Sunday, 11th September 2016 at 3.00 pm
St Georges Anglican Church
296 Glenferrie Road, Malvern 3144

Admission $10.00 including kosher afternoon tea

If possible please advise attendance by contacting the CCJ office 326 Church Street, Richmond 3121; Tel:  9429 5212 or Email:

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