Mandi Katz

Speaker Bio

Mandi is a governance and risk professional with more than thirty years of experience in the financial services sector. From 2015 – 2019 she was president and is now a Board member of Shira Hadasha Melbourne, an orthodox and partly egalitarian synagogue based on the ‘partnership model’ first implemented at Shira Hadasha in Jerusalem in Israel and now widespread in Israel and North America. She is a past Chair and Programming chair of multiple Limmud Oz Melbourne events and was a founding member of the New Israel Fund Australia. She is currently a director of Kadimah Melbourne which promotes Yiddish lanague and culture in Australia.

Target Audience

Adults, youth

Speaking Topics

(1) Pluralism and dialogue in Jewish communities (including how we talk about Israel) ;

(2) Increasing participation of women in ritual in orthodox life;

(3) The state of modern orthodoxy;

(4) diversity in Jewish identities.

Previous Publications

Numerous articles in plus 61J

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