Lynda Ben-Menashe

Speaker Bio

Lynda Ben-Menashe M Ed is a passionate builder of social capital and has worked in Australia and Israel in education, publishing and public diplomacy. For 14 years until January 2022 she served the NSW Jewish community through the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, finishing as its Head of Engagement. To build social cohesion in the Jewish and wider communities Lynda developed programs including the We Are All Sydney community leadership program, the Shared Table Project, Talking About Israel, the Women of Diversity Dinner, Your Shabbat Your Way Home Shabbat dinners and study tours of Israel and Palestine for mixed groups of NGOs to examine grassroots peacebuilding. She has 3 grownup children and a strong, supportive partner, and is a feminist, a Zionist, an optimist and a realist.

Speaking Topics

Talking About Israel
Israel-Palestine, peacebuilding etc
Jewish community issues
Jewish engagement with other groups

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