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May 29

JTalk: This week, Tali Slome on digital education; next week Irwin Manoim on Reform history

Following the service on Shabbat mornings, Beit Emanuel hosts an interesting and informed speaker on a thought-provoking topic. Sessions run for approx. an hour starting at approx. 11.15 am.

30 May – Tal Slome will talk on – ‘The digital education revolution: reflections from Australian and South African contexts, and the implications for Beit Emanuel’s youth and community.’

Tal is our newly appointed youth coordinator with the historic surname, Slome, and South African/Israeli/Australian heritage. She has worked in schools, youth organisations and for Apple. She is passionate about integrating technology in an impactful way into education.

6 June – Irwin Manoim will discuss –History of the Reform movement in South Africa (Part III) – The nineteen forties and fifties were a golden era for the Reform movement, which expanded across the country, running education programmes with thousands of students, and becoming a plausible threat to Orthodox hegemony. But then came a split with Cape Town that almost derailed the movement.