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In Conversation with a Holocaust Survivor

For our final session participants are invited to hear from someone who survived the Holocaust. In conversation with Morgan, the survivor will share the story of their family, survival and the impact of the Holocaust on their lives. This session will take place at the Sydney Jewish Museum. Course Update: Due to the current COVID situation we will... [More]
$22 Limited

For our final session participants are invited to hear from someone who survived the Holocaust. In conversation with Morgan, the survivor will share the story of their family, survival and the impact

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02 Jul

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Introduction to the Holocaust

This session will introduce participants to some of the significant factors that can help us understand how the Holocaust unfolded. Why were the Jewish people targeted by Hitler and his Nazi party? What led to the final decision to systematically destroy the European Jewry? These are some of the questions we will grapple with in this session. This... [More]
$22 Limited

This session will introduce participants to some of the significant factors that can help us understand how the Holocaust unfolded. Why were the Jewish people targeted by Hitler and his Nazi party?

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04 Jun

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Resisting the Holocaust

The old image, that Jews went ‘like lambs to the slaughter’ falls into the realm of historical legend. Jews resisted the Nazi genocide from the very beginning and in diverse ways. In this session, participants will explore some of the many courageous acts of resistance by the Jewish people during this difficult time. This course is part of a joint... [More]
$22 Limited

The old image, that Jews went ‘like lambs to the slaughter’ falls into the realm of historical legend. Jews resisted the Nazi genocide from the very beginning and in diverse ways. In this session,

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11 Jun

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The Danish Resistance and the Flight of the Danish Jewry

The survival of over ninety five percent of the Danish Jewry during the Holocaust is a remarkable chapter amidst the horrors of the Holocaust. In this session, we will explore not only what happened but try to understand how and why it happened. This course is part of a joint initiative between WEA Sydney, the Sydney Jewish Museum and Shalom... [More]

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The Memory of the Danish Resistance

With time the story of the flight of the Danish Jewry has become bigger than the very events that inspired it. In this session, we will think critically about the legacy of the event and its role within the Danish memorial culture. This course is part of a joint initiative between WEA Sydney, the Sydney Jewish Museum and Shalom Theatre to celebrate... [More]
$22 Limited

With time the story of the flight of the Danish Jewry has become bigger than the very events that inspired it. In this session, we will think critically about the legacy of the event and its role

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25 Jun

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The Ten "Plagues" of Sydney: Epidemics and their Impact

For many years the settlement of Sydney was protected from epidemics by the buffer of distance. But evolving technology shortened the trip, so more ships brought fatal diseases. Over the decades we have faced smallpox, measles, scarlet fever, typhoid, Asiatic flu, Bubonic plague, Spanish Influenza, polio, and AIDS, with a disheartening pattern of... [More]
$49 Limited

<p>For many years the settlement of Sydney was protected from epidemics by the buffer of distance. But evolving technology shortened the trip, so more ships brought fatal diseases. Over the decades

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05 Jun

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Three Jews Walk into a Bar – The History of the Jokes Jews Used to Tell about Themselves

Jewish humour is one of the distinctive art forms of the 20th century. Over one evening, we trace the various attitudes and forces – religious, cultural, linguistic and political – that drove the rise and eventual decline of what we think of as the Jewish joke. Also you will hear some classic Jewish jokes. DELIVERY MODE This class will be delivered... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Jewish humour is one of the distinctive art forms of the 20th century. Over one evening, we trace the various attitudes and forces – religious, cultural, linguistic and political – that drove the

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19 Jun

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Amsterdam and the Golden Age

Once the Netherlands proclaimed independence from Spain, it was full sailing ahead for the Dutch. The 17th century was Amsterdam’s Golden Age. Ships from the city sailed to North America, Indonesia, Brazil and Africa and formed the basis of a worldwide trading network. We explore Amsterdam’s canals, museums and history. DELIVERY MODE This class... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Once the Netherlands proclaimed independence from Spain, it was full sailing ahead for the Dutch. The 17th century was Amsterdam’s Golden Age. Ships from the city sailed to North America, Indonesia

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16 Jun

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Japanese Beginners 4

This is a continuation course from lower levels of Japanese Beginners study, open to anyone wishing to develop their language skills. Students will develop enhanced basic skills in communication, reading, listening, and writing. It assumes that students are familiar with Unit 1 to 8 of the main text book. DELIVERY MODE This class will be delivered... [More]
$275 Limited / $248

This is a continuation course from lower levels of Japanese Beginners study, open to anyone wishing to develop their language skills. Students will develop enhanced basic skills in communication,

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25 Jul

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The Poetry of Sydney

This is a course based on the text Sydney’s Poems, an anthology collected for the 150th anniversary of Sydney. It contains contributions from poets from colonial days to the present time. Poets such as Henry Lawson, Dorothea McKellar, Kenneth Slessor, Patrick White, David Malouf and John Tranter are included. The course will look at the role that ‘... [More]