Victoria: Launch of the annual ‘Gesher’ Journal 2018

Gesher is the annual journal of the Council of Christians and Jews Victoria. The Council of Christians and Jews in Victoria invite you to the 2018 Launch of the annual ‘Gesher’ Journal on Wednesday, 31st October 2018 at 7.00pm. The Guest Speaker is Dr Nick Dyrenfurth.


Gesher is the annual journal of the Council of Christians and Jews Victoria. It promotes the aims of the Council which are to educate Christians and Jews to appreciate each other’s distinctive beliefs and practices and their common ground; to promote the study of and research into the historical, political, economic, social, religious and racial causes of conflicts between people of different creeds and colour; and to promote, for the benefit of the community, education in those fundamental ethical teachings common to Christianity and Judaism which relate to respect and understanding between people of different creeds.

Speaker: Dr Nick Dyrenfurth

About the speaker: Dr Nick Dyrenfurth is Executive Director of the John Curtin Research Centre. He has worked as an academic and written or edited seven books, including A Little History of the Australian Labor Party (with Frank Bongiorno), Mateship: A Very Australian History and Boycotting Israel is Wrong: the Progressive Path to Peace between Israel and the Palestinians (with Philip Mendes). Nick has worked as a Labor Party advisor and speechwriter as well as having acted as a commentator for newspapers and on television and radio. Nick is an Adjunct Research Fellow in Historical Studies at Monash University, where he attained a PhD in Australian history.

Event Details

  • Program: Launch of the annual ‘Gesher’ Journal
  • Date: Wednesday 31 October 2018
  • Time: 7:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Location Alex Theatre, Theatre 1, Level 1, 133-135 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda VIC 3182
  • Guest Speaker: Dr Nick Dyrenfurth
  • Cost: $10.00 including Kosher supper and a copy of Gesher. Tickets at the door.
  • RSVP: : phone 03 9429 5212; email: office: 326 Church Street, Richmond