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TED Talk [clear filter]
Sunday, August 26


In 2011 Carli Davis was a participant on March of the Living, and in 2018 she returned to Poland / Israel for the march - this time as a leader

In April this year, Maia Szecket was given the opportunity to go on the Holocaust memorial programme March of the Living. This consisted of a very educational and emotional week in Poland, where 15,000 Jews from around the world participated in the March from Auschwitz I to Auschwitz-Birkenau, and a second week in Israel, traveling around markets and synagogues and the western-wall. Maia will share her unique experiences from the trip.

Stav Rogel presents 'Women Wage Peace': a broad grassroots movement, which has tens of thousands of members from the right, the center and the left of the political spectrum, all of whom are united in a demand for a mutually binding non-violent accord, agreeable to both sides.

Seth Schanzer presents his experience living in Auckland's Moishe House and being fortunate enough to attend the international conference for the organisation; Seth will recount why he loves the idea behind this young innovative organisation, and why you should too!

Ted Talk 1 is facilitated by Sacha Sampson.

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Carli Davis

Carli is currently working as an analyst in the Management Consulting team for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Auckland, where she founded the Sustainability Committee. Carli has a Bachelors degree in Environmental Studies / Sustainable Development, and completed a Masters of Business Administration... Read More →
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Stav Rogel

Stav Rogel is the Shlicha for the ZFNZ and Habonim Dror. Originally from Israel, Stav grew up in kibbutz Malkiya that is located in the Upper Galili at the very tip of north Israel. She studied music and Zoology and has traveled to many places in the world. She has worked with different... Read More →
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Sacha Sampson

Sacha is a student, Bnei Akiva junior madricha and Sgan Rosh Auckland Ken, member of Beth Shalom and has been at every LIMMUD NZ.
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Seth Schanzer

Seth is currently in his 5th and final year of Architecture School at Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau / University of Auckland, writing a thesis linking  architectural atmospheres with straw bales. Previously the head of Bnei Akiva New Zealand and resident of Auckland's Moishe... Read More →
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Maia Szecket

Maia is 17 and is in year 12 at ACG Parnell College and she is involved in the youth group Habonim Dror.

Sunday August 26, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
C175 / Akko


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