Meeting These Challenging Times with Rabbanit Ellyse Borghi and Joey Wilkinson

Meeting These Challenging Times with Rabbanit Ellyse Borghi and Joey Wilkinson

Sun 11 Feb 2024 at 7pm - 8pm

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These past few months have been challenging and oftentimes demanding. Since October 7, our attention has been tightly focused on the ongoing violence unfolding in Israel and Gaza. 

Our calls to immediately return the hostages, our concern for loss of life and our attentiveness to rising tensions locally have put significant pressure on us all. These past weeks have been dramatic and tense. 

This event aims to respond to the many challenges in this moment and answer how we can deal with these various dilemmas. With guidance, advice and reflections from community leaders, the event aims to help shape our community’s dilemmas that have been sustained since the heinous acts of October 7. 

Join Rabbanit Ellyse Borghi and AUJS GM, Joey Wilkinson for a discussion that talks to the awful news coming from Israel-Palestine each day and increased challenges locally in Australia.

We’ll also host a short update from NIF Israel CEO, Mickey Gitzin, in order to bring some more detail about the current reality in Israeli society.

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About the Speakers

Rabbanit Ellyse Borghi received smicha (Orthodox rabbinic ordination) from Beit Midrash Har'El in Jerusalem in 2019. She is a qualified pre-marriage teacher and certified to appear as a lawyer in Batei Din (rabbinic courts). She previously worked for NIF grantee Centre for Women’s Justice in Jerusalem. Ellyse spends her days as a children's lawyer and her evenings learning and teaching Torah. She lives with her husband Adam and their three daughters in Melbourne. 

Joey Wilkinson is the current General Manager of the Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS). Studying law at Deakin University, Joey also works as a consultant for The Jewish Library of Australia and Stars and the Moon. Previously Joey has consulted and served in board positions with Caulfield Hebrew Congregation, Zionism Victoria, the Reach Foundation, and B’nai B’rith International among others.

Joey is deeply passionate about empowering youth voices within our community, and is dedicated to expanding the community’s reach to include those not traditionally engaged with. He’s passionate about music, good coffee and is a tragic Melbourne Demons fan.