The Council of Christians and Jews (Vic) Inc
Recipient of The Victorian Multicultural Commission Award for Excellence 2017
The Annual Sr Shirley Sedawie Oration
To be delivered online by DR DEBBIE WEISSMAN live from Jerusalem!
Debbie will speak on “Reflections on Living Through Difficult Times”.
Sunday 18 October 4 pm to 5.30 pm. Please note the later start time to accommodate the time difference with Israel
Zoom meeting details: Meeting ID: 953 7777 1465 ~ Passcode: 229603. Full details in the flyer.
After moving to Jerusalem in 1972, Dr Debbie Weissman taught Jewish education and women’s studies at the Hebrew University, and was also the director of the Kerem Institute, a teacher training Institute for Israeli high school teachers. Her PhD in Jewish Education is on the social history of Jewish women’s education. She was president of the International Council of Christians and Jews from 2008 to 2014, the first Jewish woman (and only the second woman at all) to have served in that position in well over 50 years. She is a long-time friend of the Sisters of Our Lady of Sion and the author of Memoirs of a Hopeful Pessimist: A Life of Activism Through Dialogue (KTAV Publishing, 2017).
Sister Shirley Sedawie NDS, OAM (1924 – 2011) was a member of the Sisters of Our Lady of Sion, who succeeded in building bridges of understanding between the Catholic Church and Jewish people in Australia and beyond after World War II, and was a co-founder the Council of Christians and Jews (Vic). After her passing in late 2011, the Council of Christians and Jews (Vic) inaugurated the Annual Sister Shirley Sedawie Oration, which was first delivered in 2013 and has been an event that members have looked forward to each year since.
Click here to download the flyer: https://www.ccjvic.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Sedawie-Oration-Debbie-Weissman.pdf