Sunday, 6 November 2022
Limmud FSU Australia
Sydney
John Niland Scientia Building
UNSW Sydney
Library Rd, Kensington NSW 2033

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Limmud FSU Festival Sydney

A day of concentrated experience and new knowledge.
The festival will bring together participants from all over the world.
Experts from different countries, professional fields and cultural backgrounds.

About the Festival
Featuring International and local presenters, celebrities and experts.
Face to face and on Zoom

  • Seminars, lectures and workshops from morning until late
  • Full day Kids program
  • Social discussions and debates
  • Free Kosher Catering for the duration of the festival
  • Evening entertainment program

Unforgettable cultural and community experience that will inspire you!

Speakers
Our esteemed line-up of keynote speakers from all over Australia, Israel and countries of the Former Soviet Union will speak to our community, share their knowledge and experience on a variety of engaging topics and current affairs.

Meet our presenters

Владимир Фридман (Израиль)
Популярный актер театра и кино. В Израиле с 1991. Лауреат премии "Человек года" в 2004 и 2019 годах. "Лучший актер года - 2016" в израильском театре.
Известен в Австралии по фильму "Голоса за кадром"
Ludmila Stern
Professor of Interpreting at UNSW Sydney and the founder of the Master of Interpreting and Translation. Her research focuses on Interpreting War Crimes Prosecutions in international and domestic courts. From the Nuremberg Trials to the International Criminal Court.
Dr Ron Weiser AM
Dr Ron Weiser AM former president of the Zionist Federation of Australia and is Hon Life President of the Zionist Council of NSW. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Sochnut (the Jewish Agency). Ron is a well known speaker around the community on Israel and related topics.
Victoria Stankeeva
Russian Australian marketing expert, digital influencer, Instagram blogger and owner at Marketing Agency 105ideas
Jeremy Sean Jones AM
Director of International and of Community Affairs at the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council. An Honorary Life Member and former President of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry

He has represented Australian and world Jewry at human rights conferences, the United Nations and major intercultural events in more than 30 countries.

Jeremy was the first Jewish Australian to receive the Australian Human Rights Medal and has received a series of other awards from governments and major NGOs. He is a global figure in interfaith dialogue, fighting antisemitism and promoting a realistic understanding of Israel.
Eli Itin
Eli Itin is Founder and Senior Consultant at Northern Star Innovation, having worked extensively in the Israeli innovation ecosystem. Previously he was the Head of Global Organizational Innovation at Amdocs, Israel. Eli advises organisations on creating internal innovation via unique presentations and workshops.
Eli has an MBA Cum Laude (Innovation) from the Reichman University in Herzliya, Israel and degrees in Law and Commerce from UNSW.
He has lectured on innovation at international conferences and leading universities, including the Technion, Bar Ilan University's Executive MBA program and UNSW's innovation internship program. He currently teaches innovation at UTS and online at MIT, Columbia, and Dartmouth universities. Eli is passionate about the power of creativity and improvisation as a driving force for innovation.

Pearls & Sapphires
The award-winning trio Pearl & Sapphires consists of three talented young singers – Veronica, David and Gabriel. All of them come from Russian speaking Jewish background. The band performed a diverse repertoire of different music styles and in many languages with a major focus on traditional Jewish and contemporary Israeli music. The band was founded in 2019 and since then won many hearts in Australia and around the world, constantly participating in the events of the Jewish and Russian communities in Sydney as well as in international online events.
Mishka Bobrov
Mishka had been training Krav Maga for 3 years. He loves the community krav maga has created and the many physcial and mental benefits it has given to him and other people that train in Krav.
Diana Ulitsky
Case Manager with years of experience working in Jewish Care and looking after elderly of the community
Lilly Wolf
Lilly was born in 1927 in Budapest. When Hitler came, Lilly's father was deported out of Hungry and later sent to Auschwitz. Lilly's mother died the same year leaving Lilly an orphan at age 14…
Ksenia Radchenko
Ksenia Radchanko received her Ph.D. in Comparative Culture from the University of Southern California, where she taught courses on Russian art and literature. Her research revolves around early twentieth century Russian culture. She works at Sydney Living Museums and University of Sydney Chau Chak WIng Museum and leads private museum and galleries tours. She is a frequent guest at SBS Russia podcast Artsy.
Alex and Larisa Kleytman
Аlех (1938), Odesa, Ukraine, a civil engineer. Larisa (1946), Craiova, Romania, math teacher. Their family fell into the ranks of "refuseniks" after an unsuccessful application to emigrate to Australia in the 1979 year. Our second attempt was successful and in 1992 we landed in Sydney. In 1993, Alex began working in large construction companies, where he worked for more than 20 years. He participated in tenders for many outstanding projects across Australia, including Olympic Stadium, a Desalination plant, and others. Alex Kleytman's first book "Relay of Memory. Known and Unknown Jews" tells about the heroic struggle of the Jews against the fascist invaders during the Great Patriotic War. 192 Jewish warriors were awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union or Hero of Russia; 16 people were named who were nominated for this title more than once but did not receive this title. Many names of Jews, men, and women, who accomplished feats and were unjustly forgotten, are named. The book was published in 2 languages - Russian (left page) and English (right).
Sebastian Inwentarz
Sebastian has been the ZFA Birthright Australia Director since 2019, where he is responsible to oversea and coordinate all the aspects of the program. He's always been passionate about the Jewish community (both locally and globally), has been part of the Taglit-Birthright Israel family for almost 15 years in different roles. In 2007 as a participant and in 2014 as a group leader, guiding 40 young Jews in their Birthright experience.
Grigory Punanov
Grigory is a co-founder and director of the Sydney Programming School CODE4FUN (www.code4fun.com.au), which teaches primary & high school students the basics of computer science and coding. CODE4FUN runs weekly coding classes before, after and during school hours in 30 different schools and education centres all across Sydney and also online via Zoom, teaching over 1,600 students from grade 1 to grade 12.
Marat Shapilsky
Over 20 years in the Health and Fitness industry. Founder and Director of Everest Fitness. Marats' mission is to help influence parents and busy, overworked professionals, stressed and feeling out of shape to optimise their health through a holistic approach. He believes that for an individual to reach their full potential truly and to be abundantly happy with themselves, they must embody growth and learn across all areas of life, including mental, emotional, physical and spiritual. This is why Marats' main focus has always been on teaching the four key pillars of health: Mindset, Movement, Nutrition and Recovery. www.everestfitness.com.au
Eli Schlanger
Assistant Rabbi at Chabad of Bondi.
JEWISH CHAPLAIN of Corrective Services NSW, POW NSW, St Vincent Hospital.
Lectures
Full day of concentrated experience and new knowledge
Guests
The festival will bring together participants from all over the world
Experts
Experts from different countries are invited to the conference
Sydney Limmud FSU Festival Program
Jewish History
Ludmila Stern is a Professor of Interpreting at UNSW Sydney and the founder of the Master of Interpreting and Translation. Her research focuses on Interpreting War Crimes Prosecutions in international and domestic courts. From the Nuremberg Trials to the International Criminal Court.
@Jewish History
Jeremy Sean Jones AM Director of International and of Community Affairs at the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council. An Honorary Life Member and former President of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry

He has represented Australian and world Jewry at human rights conferences, the United Nations and major intercultural events in more than 30 countries.

Jeremy was the first Jewish Australian to receive the Australian Human Rights Medal and has received a series of other awards from governments and major NGOs. He is a global figure in interfaith dialogue, fighting antisemitism and promoting realistic understanding of Israel.
@Jewish History
Lilly Wolf was born in 1927 in Budapest. When Hitler came, Lilly's father was deported out of Hungry and later sent to Auschwitz. Lilly's mother died the same year leaving Lilly an orphan at age 14…
Аlех Kleytman(1938), Odesa, Ukraine, a civil engineer. Larisa Kleytman(1946), Craiova, Romania, math teacher. Their family fell into the ranks of "refuseniks" after an unsuccessful application to emigrate to Australia in the 1979 year. Our second attempt was successful and in 1992 we landed in Sydney. In 1993, Alex began working in large construction companies, where he worked for more than 20 years. He participated in tenders for many outstanding projects across Australia, including Olympic Stadium, a Desalination plant, and others. Alex Kleytman's first book "Relay of Memory. Known and Unknown Jews" tells about the heroic struggle of the Jews against the fascist invaders during the Great Patriotic War. 192 Jewish warriors were awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union or Hero of Russia; 16 people were named who were nominated for this title more than once but did not receive this title. Many names of Jews, men, and women, who accomplished feats and were unjustly forgotten, are named. The book was published in 2 languages - Russian (left page) and English (right).
Modern Jewish Society
Dr Ron Weiser AM former president of the Zionist Federation of Australia and is Hon Life President of the Zionist Council of NSW. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Sochnut (the Jewish Agency). Ron is a well known speaker around the community on Israel and related topics.
@Israel
Diana Ulitsky, Case Manager in Jewish Care, with years of experiece looking after the elderly of the community
Eli Schlanger - Assistant Rabbi at Chabad of Bondi JEWISH. CHAPLAIN Corrective Services NSW, POW NSW and St Vincent Hospital.
Sebastian has been the ZFA Birthright Australia Director since 2019, where he is responsible for overseeing and coordinate all the aspects of the program. He's always been passionate about the Jewish community (both locally and globally), has been part of the Taglit-Birthright Israel family for almost 15 years in different roles. In 2007 as a participant and in 2014 as a group leader, guiding 40 young Jews in their Birthright experience.
Inspiration
Владимир Фридман популярный актер театра и кино. В Израиле с 1991. Лауреат премии "Человек года" в 2004 и 2019 годах. "Лучший актер года - 2016" в израильском театре.
Известен в Австралии по фильму "Голоса за кадром"
Victoria Stankeeva Russian Australian marketing expert, digital influencer, Instagram blogger and owner at Marketing Agency 105ideas.
@General Knowledge
Eli Itin is Founder and Senior Consultant at Northern Star Innovation, having worked extensively in the Israeli innovation ecosystem. Previously he was the Head of Global Organizational Innovation at Amdocs, Israel. Eli advises organisations on creating internal innovation via unique presentations and workshops. Eli has an MBA Cum Laude (Innovation) from the Reichman University in Herzliya, Israel and degrees in Law and Commerce from UNSW. He has lectured on innovation at international conferences and leading universities, including at the Technion, Bar Ilan University's Executive MBA program and UNSW's innovation internship program. He currently teaches innovation at UTS and online at MIT, Columbia, and Dartmouth universities. Eli is passionate about the power of creativity and improvisation as a driving force for innovation.
@General Knowledge
The award-winning trio Pearls & Sapphires consists of three talented young singers – Veronica, David and Gabriel. All of them come from Russian-speaking Jewish background. The band performed a diverse repertoire of different music styles and in many languages with a major focus on traditional Jewish and contemporary Israeli music. The band was founded in 2019 and since then won many hearts in Australia and around the world, constantly participating in the events of the Jewish and Russian communities in Sydney as well as in international online events.
Mishka Bobrov
Ksenia Radchanko received her Ph.D. in Comparative Culture from the University of Southern California, where she taught courses on Russian art and literature. Her research revolves around early twentieth-century Russian culture. She works at Sydney Living Museums and the University of Sydney Chau Chak Wing Museum and leads private museum and gallery tours. She is a frequent guest at SBS Russia podcast Artsy.
Grigory is a co-founder and director of the Sydney Programming School CODE4FUN (www.code4fun.com.au), which teaches primary & high school students the basics of computer science and coding. CODE4FUN runs weekly coding classes before, after and during school hours in 30 different schools and education centres all across Sydney and also online via Zoom, teaching over 1,600 students from grade 1 to grade 12.
Marat Shapilsky has over 20 years in the Health and Fitness industry. Founder and Director of Everest Fitness. My mission is to help influence parents and busy professionals who are overworked, stressed and feeling out of shape to optimise their health through a holistic approach. I believe that for an individual to truly reach their full potential and to be abundantly happy with oneself, we must embody growth and learning across all areas of life, including mental, emotional, physical and spiritual. This is why my main focus has always been on teaching the 4 key pillars of health: Mindset, Movement, Nutrition and Recovery. www.everestfitness.com.au
Tickets
  • Adult - $119
  • Child (school age) - $69
  • Child 3-5 - $49
  • Pensioner - $89
  • Young Adults (Under 30) - $89
  • Family - $299 (2 adults, 2 children)
  • RJA - 20% discount (does not apply to early bird)
  • Volunteers - 25% discount (refunded after the festival, does not apply to early bird)
  • Early Bird 1/9/22 - 30/9/22 - 15% discount for all tickets except RJA Members and Volunteers
Venue Information and Conditions
Getting There
There is a variety of transport options available to get you to LimmudFSU Sydney Festival

THE LOCATION

University of New South Wales -
John Niland Scientia Building faces the Scientia Lawn, on top of the University Mall. The building is adjacent to the John Goodsell Building and the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

ACCESSIBILITY

UNSW John Niland Scientia building is fully accessible, but be sure to contact us so we can assist as necessary.

DRIVING & PARKING

Parking at NIDA car park or inside the university is FREE on Sunday.
The nearest parking lot to the John Niland Scientia Building located HERE

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Light Rail

With the light rail, you can now arrive at our doorstep within 20 minutes from Sydney's CBD. Catch the L2 Randwick line and disembark at the UNSW High Street stop.

Bus

Less than 20 minutes from Sydney's CBD, UNSW is easily accessible with nearly 1,700 UNSW express bus services per week from Central station. Guests can also access UNSW from Coogee, the Inner West, Botany and Circular Quay.

  • 392, 393, 395, operate along Elizabeth St in the city.
  • 370 from Leichardt, Glebe, Newtown Green Square and Coogee.
  • 400 from Bondi Junction, Airport, Rockdale and Burwood.
  • 891, 890, 892 (peak hour) - Express service to and from UNSW from Central station.
  • Other services include routes 302, 303, 348, 357, 359 and 410

CYCLING

UNSW is accessible for cyclists with bike racks available across campus.
Condition of entry
We will follow NSW Public Health Orders and Restrictions
Help Desk
For any queries or information, you can visit us at the information desk. There will be a volunteer in attendance to assist at all times whilst sessions are underway.
ID You will be given your name badge at registration. This is essential for everyone's security so please wear it visibly at all times.
Emergency
In Case of an Emergency If you require first aid while at Limmud FSU, please see Limmud FSU volunteer for assistance.
If you have a serious medical emergency, call 000.
Please check the map for the Emergency Assembly Area.
Environment
Please help us do our bit for the environment by putting all rubbish into the bins provided
Damage
We ask that all participants of Limmud FSU are mindful of their surroundings during their stay. Please respect the conference centre, rooms and facilities as if they were your own. Participants of Limmud FSU are liable for all damages and breakages of the property.
Jewish Texts
Please don't put unwanted photocopies of religious Jewish texts in the bins. Take them to the Info Desk and we'll arrange for their burial after the event.
Lost Property
A lost property station will be set up at the Help Desk over the duration of the event
Mobile Phones
Please switch off your mobile phone during sessions or set it to silent
Alcohol Consumption
Limmud FSU respects the rights of attending participants who are over the age of 18 years to consume alcohol over the duration of the dinner in a responsible and legal manner. This is on the understanding that the consumption of alcohol will not have a detrimental effect on the individual or any other individuals partaking in Limmud FSU. Limmud FSU has the right to refuse service and eject individuals who fail to cooperate in an appropriate manner. No BYO alcohol will be allowed.
Smoking
Participants are to adhere to the venue's Smoking Policy. Smoking is strictly prohibited at the venue or in the rooms
Previous Limmud FSU Festivals in Sydney
We are building on the success of two previous festivals
Contacts
Limmud FSU Australia
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