Plenum to discuss students’ campus situation

March 13, 2012 by Community Editor
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The political situation for Jewish students on our university campuses will be the focus of next week’s NSW Jewish Board of Deputies plenum meeting.

Vic Alhadeff

Three student leaders will explore the political situation on Australian campuses, how it affects Jewish students and how the Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS) is responding.
The panel of speakers at the plenum will comprise: Andrew Goldberg, chair of NSW AUJS; Sarah Segal, NSW AUJS vice-chair; and Daniel Cohn, chair of AUJS at the University of Sydney.
“The situation on our campuses is often fraught for our students and we feel that it is both important and topical for the broader community to hear from those who are at the coal-face,” Board of Deputies chief executive officer Vic Alhadeff said.
“This is an opportunity to engage with our student leaders, and we encourage members of the community to hear what they have to say and to support them in what can frequently be a very challenging environment.”


3 Responses to “Plenum to discuss students’ campus situation”
  1. Otto Waldmann says:

    I shouldn’t be so tough and intollerant on the young ones. I have, occasionally,one at home who reminds me of the way I brought him up, to be more like his old man. And he is more(er) !!! It comes down to the way we instruct them and in this respect the Board has succeeded marveleously although can’t really blame its executives,some half a dozen. One of them could not attend to the AUJS because very very busy patrolling the treacherous waters of Sydney harbour at the helm and on course.
    The other ones also busy visiting a kindergarten in Woy Woy explaining with suggestive drawings from the Lion King how in Africa certain people are combating anti Semitism by dancing with spears and shields vividly coloured and, if not, he will help the audience colour them in in just ten minutes available because another old people’s home is waiting for a fascinating presentation in Kurajong.The subject: Lucky Numbers in Jewish Misticism Useful at Bingo.
    All in all the entire Board has dedicated the months of March and April schedulling David Landau’s world tour with daily gigs in Sydney’s Western subburbs pubs during the happy hour and lengerie waitresses sponsored by Berlei. SO, HOW COULD THEY FIT IN aujs !!! Fair enough ??!!

    Is this acceptable, Henry, or sacred cow NSWJBD must be treated strictly seriously, because ,in good conscience, I cannot ??!

  2. Otto Waldmann says:

    Considering the outstanding reaction of our AUJS students during the Israel Apartheid Week (IAW)I reckon we should leave Vic out of it, if we really want to do him a favour !

    I also expect our young/enthusiastic student leaders to display just a bisshele realistic modesty if and when attempting to justify their explicit shortcommings in the courage of confronting the immediate challenges on campuses ( see again IAW !!)
    Last time I encountered our AUJS leaders at the Board I could not believe the young and precious children of ours’ determination to demonstrate that they knew it all and us, their OLDer/useless/redundant counreparts, had a lot to learn from their lack-of-experience experience.
    I may go on Tue., passing the tight security, that is . Hope to see Vic as well.He owes me an email reply !

  3. Estie says:

    Every single student in NSW would do well to listen to, and learn from, what Vic Aldaheff has to say on this topic. He is an outstanding speaker and educator.

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