Victoria: Panel Discussion on Voluntary Assisted Dying

The Council of Christians and Jews Victoria present a panel discussion on Voluntary Assisted Dying taking place on Sunday, 29 October, at 3 pm, at the Eva Besen Centre at the National Council of Jewish Women of Australia in Hawthorn Road, Caulfield.



David Brooker is currently Senior Minister at Southern Community Church of Christ in Cheltenham, an active and diverse community of faith that has a long and strong heritage of engagement with the local community, a reflection of David’s passion for people of faith to be agents of transformation and harmony within their local communities. David has served as an ordained minister for 36 years, most of them in various local church contexts,
but he also spent seven years as State Minister with the Churches of Christ in South Australia & Northern Territory and has exercised a number of leadership roles within Boards and agencies of Churches of Christ in Victoria & Tasmania. At present, David is Chair of the City of Kingston Interfaith Advisory Committee, a role which he finds energising and educative.

Raphael Dascalu is a native of Sydney, currently residing in Melbourne. He completed his BA in Philosophy, Religious Studies and Classical Hebrew at the
University of Sydney; his MA in Comparative Religion at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem; and his PhD at the University of Chicago, focusing on medieval Jewish history and philosophy. In addition to his academic training, he has a broad background in the traditional study of rabbinic literature and law. Raphael has spent time studying in yeshiva at Yeshivat Hakibbutz Hadati (Ein Tzurim), in the kolel of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, in the beit midrash of the Shalom Hartman Institute and in the Havruta beit midrash program at the Hebrew University. He is currently an Adjunct Research Associate at Monash University and works in translation and editing.

Rev. Dr. John Dupuche is a Priest of the Archdiocese of Melbourne. He is Associate Professor at the University of Divinity and an Honorary Fellow at the Australian Catholic University and chair of the Catholic Interfaith Committee of the Archdiocese.

Rabbi Kim Ettlinger was ordained at Hebrew Union College (HUC) where she earned two Master of Arts Degrees, in Jewish Education and in Hebrew Letters. In 1997 she was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Politics, Philosophy and Sociology from Murdoch University in Perth. She joined Temple Beth Israel in 2010 and has served the congregation since then and currently oversees Education and Religious Life at TBI. Rabbi Ettlinger is passionate about liturgy, contemporary issues and how they interact with Rabbinic Judaism throughout Jewish history.

Event Details:

Program: Panel Discussion on Voluntary Assisted Dying
Date: Sunday, 29 October 2017,
Time: at 3.00 pm
Location: Eva Besen Centre, 131 – 133 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield VIC 3161
Cost: $10.00 entrance (includes Kosher afternoon tea)
RSVP: Tel 9429 5212 or email
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