Cancellation of Roger Cohen's events

Unfortunately, we have had to indefinitely postpone our scheduled speaking tour with New York Times columnist Roger Cohen’s scheduled trip to Australia due to an illness in his family. All of us at NIF send our best wishes to Roger and his family at this time.

In the meantime, we are planning to host a webinar with Roger in the next few weeks, and will be in touch once we have finalised those details. We are still hoping that Roger will come to Australia as a guest of NIF in the near future, and will keep you updated.

For those of you who have already booked tickets to his NIF event in Melbourne, we will be processing refunds for you in the next week. We are also working with our partners at the Sydney Jewish Writers Festival, the Melbourne Writers Festival and Limmud NZ about this, they will be making changes to their schedules and ticketing shortly, and will be in touch independently. (We would still encourage you to check out the other great speakers and sessions at those festivals!)

We are currently exploring alternative NIF programming for the rest of the year – including a number of incredibly impressive, and very prominent thinkers, writers and activists – and in the meantime want to share with you some other events, run by NIF and our friends, that you might be interested in:

Naomi Chazan FellowshipLearn more about important issues facing Israeli society with our Naomi Chazan Fellows

Events with Asaf Weitzen, head legal counsel for NIF grantee the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants, which works for the rights of asylum seekers and refugees in Israel:

Other events:

  • I will be speaking to the topic “Taking Responsibility for One Another – How Our Generation Will Shape Israel's Jewish Future” at Kehilat Nitzan Synagogue in Melbourne this coming Shabbat, August 15th. More details here

We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused you, but we hope to see you at one of the other events we’ve listed above over the next month.

Please feel free to be in touch if you have any questions.

B’shalom,

Liam Getreu
Executive Director 


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