Volume 31 Issue 25 19 Aug 2022 22 Av 5782

Ma Koreh

Adam Carpenter – Head of Jewish Life Primary

ZFA Biennial Jewish Educators’ Conference

After a COVID enforced break, the Biennial ZFA Jewish Educators’ Conference was held earlier this week at the Mt Scopus campus in Melbourne. Our Hebrew and Jewish Studies teachers and informal educators were joined by Tany Milner from Primary and Terry Aizen and Alex Levy from Kornmehl in a cohort of over 400 educators from across Australia for the conference.

This conference is a unique opportunity for professional learning and networking and the atmosphere buzzed with passionate educators coming together with a shared sense of purpose and mission. 

Our staff were able to select from a wide range of sessions relating to Hebrew, Jewish text, pedagogy, Jewish history and informal education given by international and local presenters. Some of these inspirational presenters have been at school this week, speaking to students and staff.

The sessions provided new ideas, concepts, methodologies for us to bring to our classrooms. It was wonderful to reconnect with past Emanuel students and staff, including Bryan Conyer and Daniel Samowitz.  


Kol Hakavod to the Emanuel staff who presented sessions: Terry Aizen, Alex Levy, Hagit Bar-On and Rebecca Gaida.