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Monday, June 17 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
From exclusion to hope: a changing LGBTQI+ experience

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With more acceptance both formally and informally in parts of the Jewish community, and more spaces to be open about identity, LGBTQI+ Jews can start to look forward. They are no longer asking for acceptance, instead asking questions like "What will my Jewish wedding look like?" and "On which side of the mechitza do I stand?" This panel will ask LGBTQI+ Jews what answers they are looking for and how communities can transform tolerance into celebration.

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Benjamin Huggins Strum

Benjamin is a budding documentary filmmaker. He started his career as the Creative Producer at Heaps Gay, publishing short videos about LGBT+ issues online. He has since worked as associate producer at Mint Pictures, where he developed and shot an SBS hour-length documentary about... Read More →
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Alex Linker

Queer advocate
Alex is a passionate queer advocate who is pushing for trans acceptance. After coming out as trans at Moriah College in year 12 in 2014, they have been an openly trans voice within the Jewish and wider community. Alex has previously held the role of Dayenu president as well as UNSW... Read More →
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Bruria Hammer

Bruria Hammer is a full-time book store manager, part-time photographer, and occasional writer. She lives with her grandparents in Sydney.
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Rebecca Forgasz

Director & CEO, Jewish Museum of Australia
Rebecca has been Director & CEO of the Jewish Museum of Australia since 2010. She is an experienced curator and Jewish educator, having taught for many years in adult education and at secondary and tertiary levels. Rebecca has a Masters degree in Jewish Studies from Oxford as well... Read More →

Monday June 17, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
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