Melbourne – New Gen Roundtable 2019 (feat. MK Tamar Zandberg) - New Israel Fund Australia

New Gen Roundtable 2019 (feat. MK Tamar Zandberg)

Sat 30 Nov 2019 at 11am - 3pm

Justin Art House Museum
3 Lumley Ct
Prahran VIC 3181

Map & Directions

Contact Sharon Berger ( ) for more information.

Due to the ongoing political situation in Israel the date of this event has changed.

Unfortunately, Tamar has to return to Israel earlier than planned.

The event will now take place at 11am on Saturday 30 November at the same venue, Justin Art House Museum.

If you have a ticket and can no longer make it, please email sharon@nif.org.au for a refund.


For the first time, New Gen supporters of human rights and social justice in Israel will come together to brainstorm, workshop and discuss the future of liberal democracy in Israel. And we’ll be doing it with a special guest: Meretz MK Tamar Zandberg.

Join New Gen (20s & 30s) supporters of NIF for a deep dive into Israeli democracy and politics and workshops on how to shape the Jewish community’s conversation about Israel.

Scroll below for the current schedule.

The Roundtable’s keynote session will be delivered by Democratic Union Knesset member Tamar Zandberg. She will lead a discussion on “The Future of Israeli Democracy”. A former academic, Zandberg was a leader of the 2011’s social justice protests of 2011 and a member of Tel Aviv’s city council before entering the Knesset for the Meretz party in 2013 and going on to lead the party from 2018 - 2019.

NIF’s Naomi Chazan Alumni will run an interactive session focusing on critical issues facing Israeli democracy, including people seeking asylum, shared society between Jewish and Arab Israelis, human rights work in the occupied Palestinian territories, and more.

NIF Australia executive director Liam Getreu will also run a workshop titled “How to Have a Persuasive and Productive Conversation about Israel”.

Included in the Roundtable is lunch, private access to the magnificent Justin Art House Museum for the day and entry to the public event featuring MK Tamar Zandberg in conversation with journalist Deb Whitmont at Memo Music Hall on Thursday 28 November.

Parking and entry advice for the event

  • JAHM is located at 3 Lumley Court (corner of 38 Williams Rd) Prahran, between Dandenong Road and High St.
  • It is well served by public transport: trams #64 and #5 on Dandenong Road, and #6 on High St. Windsor train station is close by on Chapel St.
  • Do note that Saturday is often a very heavy traffic day in both directions of Williams Road, but all day parking is available in Williams Road and side streets.
  • Parking in Lumley Court is discouraged as it is a tiny cul de sac and is also currently a building worksite.
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Here's the draft schedule for the 2019 NIF New Gen Roundtable:

11am - 11:15am Registration
11:15am - 11:30am Welcome and acknowledgement of country
11:30am - 12:30pm Discussion Groups with NIF’s Naomi Chazan Fellows
Alumni from NIF’s Naomi Chazan Fellowship will lead discussions about some of the most pressing social justice and human rights issues facing Israel today, including people seeking asylum, shared society between Jewish and Arab Israelis, human rights work in the occupied Palestinian territories, and more.
12:30pm - 1:30pm Keynote and Q&A with MK Tamar Zandberg: “The Future of Israeli Democracy”
Tamar Zandberg is a member of Knesset for the Democratic Union (Meretz), a former Meretz leader, and is a longtime social and feminist activist, passionately advocating for human rights, sustainable urban planning and transport, affordable housing, religious pluralism, women rights and the legalisation of cannabis.
1:30pm - 2:15pm Lunch
2:15pm - 3:15pm Workshop by NIF Executive Director Liam Getreu: “What Works – Having Productive & Persuasive Conversations About Israel”
How can we take cues from successful campaigns from all over the world and apply it to our issues? How do we open up the conversation about what’s happening in Israel so people will hear our concerns? By using important language tools and putting our own experiences at the centre, this interactive workshop will leave you able to make your Israel conversations more constructive.
3:15pm - 3:30pm Wrap up and close