Commission for Ecumenism & Interfaith Dialogue

CCJNSW Luncheon Club: Dr Debbie Weissman


Great Synagogue Auditorium, 166 Castlereagh St, Sydney

A time for Recommitment

Building a new relationship between Christians and Jews

Dr Debbie Weissman, President, International Council of Christians and Jews

Dr Debbie Weissman
Dr Debbie Weissman.
The Council of Christians and Jews (NSW) Inc (CCJNSW) invites you to its Luncheon Club on Tuesday 8 May to hear

Dr Debbie Weissman President, International Council of Christians and Jews.


Tuesday 8 May at 12.30pm


The Great Synagogue Auditorium
166 Castlereagh St, Sydney
(near cnr Park St)

Kosher sandwich lunch – admission $5 and additional gold coin donations appreciated

RSVP to:

William Szekely - Ph: 9290.3222 M: 0418-464056 E:


Dr Weissman was born in New York and settled in Jerusalem in 1972. She holds a BA from Barnard College and an MA from New York University (both in sociology) and a PhD in Jewish education from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Her main field of academic research is the social history of Jewish women’s education.

A prize-winning Jewish educator, Debbie has had extensive experience in both formal and informal Jewish education, both with Israelis and with Diaspora youth and adults. For nine years, she was the director of a teacher training institute for Israeli high school teachers.

Prior to this, Dr Weissman worked for 12 years at the Hebrew University, primarily in the Melton Centre for Jewish Education and the School for Overseas Students. Other affiliations in the past have included the Pardes Institute, the Hartman Institute, the Institute for Training Jewish Youth Leaders from Abroad, and the education branch of the Israel Defense Forces. In the 1970s, Dr Weissman was one of the founders of the Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education. For many years, she has developed a specialisation in teaching about Judaism to Christians.

She is currently Co-Chair of the Inter-Religious Coordinating Council in Israel, as well as President of the International Council of Christians and Jews (the first Jewish woman to be elected to that post in the Council's more than 60-year history).

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