Never too late to learn Part 2

June 16, 2012 by J-Wire Staff
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Tomorrow [Sunday] is Yom Limmud in Sydney and we would like to introduce you to some more of the presenters who will take you one step further along your Jewish journey…



Roy Horovitz


Roy Horovitz is an actor, director and dramaturg. He is also a Lecturer of Play Analysis and Theatre History (Tel Aviv and Haifa Universities) and between 2004 and 2009 was the Dramaturg and Artistic Consultant of Beer-Sheva Municipal Theatre. Roy has performed many roles for various theatres (including ‘My First Sony’, a one-man show by Benny Barbash, and ‘The TimeKeepers’ and ‘Volunteer Man’ by Dan Clacy, in both Hebrew and English) and was awarded Best Actor at the International Children and Youth Festival, Haifa, 1997. He has directed a succession of critically acclaimed productions, which were performed throughout Israel (including ‘Not About Nightingales’ by Tennessee Williams, ‘Distracted’ by Lisa Loomer, ‘Rabbit Hole’ by David Lindsay-Abaire and ‘Beyond Therapy’ by Christopher Durang). Roy has also worked in film, most notably in ‘The Body’ with Antonio Banderas. He is a graduate of the Nisan Nativ Acting Studio and of the Drama Department in Tel-Aviv University, where he gained an BA with Distinction and an MA, and has been awarded several scholarships from the America-Israel Culture Fund in recognition of his achievements.
Roy will be presenting My First Sony at 11.20am – 12.20pm and When the Omelette Touches the Salad at 3.20 – 4.20pm.






Thorston Wagner

Thorsten Wagner is a German-Danish historian who was born and raised in Sønderborg, Denmark and who has lived in Berlin since 1993. After having been a docent at the Jewish Museum of Berlin and a research fellow at the Danish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, since 2008 he has been involved with research and teaching at the Humboldt University of Berlin. He currently holds a permanent position as associate professor at DIS/University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and is European Director of FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics). Thorsten has co-authored several books, and he is currently – as an historical consultant – part of a high-profile team producing a documentary about the rebuilding of Jewish life in Germany since the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Thorsten will present Remembering for the Future at 9.00 – 10.00am and Muslims and Jews in Europe – a Strained Relationship at 4.30 – 5.30pm.








Peter Beinert

View a recording of the debate between Daniel Gordis and Peter Beinart, followed by discussion.
Peter Beinart is Associate Professor of Journalism and Political Science at The City University of New York, Senior Political Writer for The Daily Beast-Newsweek, and a Schwartz Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation. He is the author of The Crisis of Zionism, The Good Fight: Why Liberals—and Only Liberals—Can Win the War on Terror and Make America Great Again and The Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris. He is also editor of the Daily Beast blog, Open Zion, which fosters an open and unafraid conversation about Israel, Palestine and the Jewish future.
Beinart is a former editor of The New Republic and former Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He has written for The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Time, Die Zeit and many other major publications. He has also appeared on television and radio media.
Peter will appear in Beinart v. Gordis: Zionist heavyweights clash at 11.20am – 12.20pm.







Roxanne Azoory

Roxanne Azoory moved to Sydney from Canada to do a Postgraduate Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and still hasn’t left. If she is still here to present at Yom Limmud, it will mean the first stage of her permanent residency application was accepted and she hasn’t been chucked off the continent yet. Besides a busy professional life focusing on neck injury rehabilitation and participating in research on whiplash disorders, Roxanne is also Chair of the NSW Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Committee and Vice Captain of the Sydney University Cheerleading Team – deemed the most dangerous sport for women…possibly just after she joined. Roxanne has a keen interest in film, film analysis and the use of film to explore human behaviour and experience.
Roxanne will present Public menacing, indecency and lawsuits: How does Sacha Baron Cohen get away with it all? at 4.30 – 5.30pm.







…and there will be plenty to do for the little ones….

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