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Jewish Educators’ Conference

The ZFA 11th Biennial Jewish Educators’ Conference

Lifelong Teaching, Lifelong Learning

12-13 August 2018

Mt. Scopus Memorial College

Burwood, Victoria

We are delighted to invite you to the Zionist Federation of Australia’s 11th Biennial Jewish Educators’ Conference. Join over 500 delegates, from across Australia, New Zealand, North America, Israel and Asia. The conference will be informative, innovative and will address formal and informal Jewish education from early childhood to high school. It will be a wonderful networking opportunity with global leaders in Jewish, Hebrew and Israel education.


We have secured an exciting range of high calibre international educators.

Rabbi Rafi Feuerstein: President of the Feuerstein Institute. The Institute engages in the research, development and dissemination of the Feuerstein Method, a widely acclaimed series of cognitive tools to systematically assess and advance thinking and learning skills.

Udi Cohen: Head of a progressive early learning centre in Jerusalem. Widely regarded as a most creative early childhood educator, he has written several children’s books in Hebrew on the chagim.

Sharon Kangisser-Cohen: Academic Director of the Oral History Division of the Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Specialises in pedagogical approaches to Shoah education.

Amichai Pardo: Actor in the Orna Porat Theatre for children and youth. Turns significant historical figures into sources of inspiration for the next generation. His work with teachers, inspired by Janusz Korczak’s philosophy, is captivating

Michael Soberman: Program Director, Israel Education at iCenter, Toronto Canada. Was Director of the Canadian Federations committed to maximising the number of students and young adults travelling to Israel on programs such as Taglit-Birthright, March of the living and high school youth programs. Also lead educator for the Holocaust Education Teacher Training program offered to faculties of education and school boards across the country. Known as a master storyteller.

Eran Berkovich: Executive Director – Education Department – World Zionist Organisation. Eran is known to many in Australia from his time here as a Shaliach, serving as the Jewish Agency’s head of the shlichim delegation from 2010 – 2012 and as Habonim Melbourne Shaliach. Eran will bring to the conference his expertise in informal education, his senior role in Education in the WZO and his understanding of Australian environment.

Yoel and Orly Ganor: Established Ulpan Or an innovative centre forlearning Hebrew language, connected to Israeli culture. Their program has campuses in Israel and in centres around the world as well as existing in an on-line program as well as self-study kits. They promote rapid language acquisition methods which allow students to learn Hebrew at a fast pace.

David Meyer: Executive Director of PAJES, Partnership for Jewish Schools, U.K. Rabbi Meyer was previously very successful Headmaster of Hasmonean Grammar School. Currently involved in teacher training, Principal mentorship, advisor and nurturer to school boards and school leadership.

Oshra Koren: A well-known exciting and innovative Jewish educator who founded and directs Matan Hasharon where she teaches Talmud and Tanach. Rabbanit Koren established Matan’s Ayanot program for furthering women’s leadership within the religious community. Created the international Bat-mitzvah program used around the world. Leads the Bat Kol Ensemble, enabling religious women to express their creative voice through music, dance, storytelling and drama.

Zvi Koren: Together with his wife, Rav Zvi founded the Kinor David community in Raanana. He studied at Shaalavim and Har Etzion Hesder Yeshivot and has over 2 decades of teaching experience in religious and general high schools in Israel.


To find out more about discounted accommodation rates, click here.

To find out more about the iTalam program on Tuesday 14th August, click here.

The ZFA 11th Biennial Educators’ Conference is proudly supported by:

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