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Sunday, June 16 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
From atheist to traditional: the evolving identity of Russian-speaking Jews

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Former Soviet Jews immigrated to Australia after decades of official regime discrimination that almost completely destroyed Jewish religion and culture in the public sphere. After living in Australia in proximity to thriving Jewish communities for several decades, how have Russian-speaking Jews adapted their identity? The latest findings about Russian-speaking Jews in Melbourne are presented, based on data from the Gen17 survey and interviews.

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Emmanuel Gruzman

Emmanuel is a final-year PhD candidate at the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation at Monash University and recipient of the Jewish Care Victoria and Zeleznikow scholarship. He attained a Rabbinical Degree in Israel and speaks seven languages. His research project is about the... Read More →

Sunday June 16, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm PDT
Room 8