An Evening Discussion


You are invited to an evening discussion devoted to:

Early First Century Judaism and Christianity

Speakers: The Rev Dr Lorraine Parkinson and Mr. Paul Forgasz

Wednesday August 10 7.45 pm
at Slome Hall, Temple Beth Israel
82 Alma Road East St Kilda 3182

The Rev Dr Lorraine Parkinson is an ordained minister of the Uniting Church, currently at St Aidan's, North Balwyn. She has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Jewish Studies, a B.Theol and a D.Theol written in Jerusalem, concerning the historical Jesus in the context of first century Judaism. Lorraine has been a member of CCJ since 1990; member of the 1995-8 Assembly Task Group charged with educating the UCA regarding its relationship with the Jewish community; secretary of the Victorian Council of Churches Working Group on Christian-Jewish Relations for 3 years; Chair of the UCA Synod of Victoria and Tasmania Working Group on Christian-Jewish Relations since 1998; member of the National UCA/Executive Council of Australian Jewry Dialogue Group since 1998; regular speaker to congregations and seminars on avoiding an antisemitic interpretation of scripture, particularly at Easter.

Mr. Paul Forgasz has been involved in Jewish education for the past thirty years, including a decade as Headmaster of the Secondary School at Mt Scopus College. He was Chief Examiner for VCE Biblical Studies and is currently a member of the examination panel for Texts and Traditions as well as Religion and Society. Presently, Paul lectures in Jewish history and comparative religion at Monash University in the Centre for the Study of Jewish Civilisation.

A light supper will follow the discussions. You are most welcome and if possible please advise the CCJ office if you are attending.

Tel 9817 3848. Email