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Sunday, August 26 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm

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Kay Harris will be speaking about the BRCA gene mutation, which can cause cancers affecting those with Jewish Ashkenazi ancestry far more than the average population. She will be speaking about the gene mutation, explaining its effects, giving information about how the gene can be detected, and what help is available to minimise its effects.

A minute or two after checking his DNA results, Mike  Regan received an email from a stranger in the USA. In it she said she had just received information from Ancestry showing a very close match and that “Your last name is my adopted mother’s last name.” Over the next few weeks connections were checked and evidence gathered before the relationship could be confirmed and the family informed. The news was welcomed – well, almost.

Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish PeopleWhat does it all mean and why all the fuss?
Having recently passed a new Basic Law which legislates Israel as the Nation State of the Jewish People, Israel has come into a wave of strong criticism from inside and outside of the country, with many anti-Israel groups using the law to further their views. Rob Berg asks: Is it justified or an over-reaction?

Randomly added months or complex mathematical calculations: the story of the Jewish Calendar. Presented by Josh Sampson

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Rob Berg

Rob Berg was born and raised in London and had a long association there with Jewish youth movements and community at large. Rob is a graduate of Machon L’Madrachia Chutz l’Aretz and lived for two years in Israel, serving a year in the Israeli Army. Returning to the UK, he worked... Read More →
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Kay Harris

Kay is passionate about education and learning. She recently retired from Glendowie College where she was Head of Languages for over 30 years
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Mike Regan

Mike is a long time Wellington enthusiast who was editor of the New Zealand Jewish Chronicle for some 13 years. Now retired and living in a multi-generational household with his grandchildren a fabulous part of his daily life.
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Josh Sampson

Joshua is currently in his final year of school at Kristin, as well as being a junior madrich at Bnei Akiva.

Sunday August 26, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
C155 / Jerusalem