Lockdown Learning this Sunday will be a special event. A panel of four Australian olim who have already made an impact on their new country will join former ZFA president Philip Chester to discuss identity and belonging; what took them to Israel, how their Australian identity has shaped their time there, what they’ve accomplished and how they’re doing.
Tune in this Sunday at 8pm AEST (6pm in Perth, 1pm in Israel) right here on our Facebook page!
Sarah Vanunu moved to Israel from Sydney in 2005. She is the marketing manager at Team8, which builds and invests in companies specialising in enterprise technologies, data, AI and cybersecurity. She also helps run the Australians Living in Israel Facebook group. Sarah has a masters in diplomacy, strategy and conflict studies and a bachelor in media and communication.
Tali Amir moved to Israel from Sydney in 2012. Active in the Zionist movement as a youth, she met her husband whilst in Israel for AUJS. Tali is a tour guide and runs the travel-themed Colour Your World. She lives in the Arava, a direct result of visiting there on an Australia Arava Partnership program. She has a bachelor of art education, and also studied at Bezalel Art School, in Jerusalem.
Jason Blankfield moved to Israel from Perth in 2010. After serving in an elite unit in the IDF, he established Peak State Performance, to coach and mentor professional athletes. In 2019, he established Frontline Leadership, a mentoring business that works with millennial business leaders, start-ups, professional athletes and more. He holds a bachelor in sports science from the University of Western Australia.
Dr Michael Harari moved to Israel from Melbourne in 2011. Shortly after he arrived, the Syrian civil war began, and injured Syrian soldiers and children came across the border seeking treatment. Michael, a paediatrician based in Ziv Hospital in Tzfat, treated over 200 wounded Syrian children between 2013 and 2018, along with running a clinic for hundreds of non-wounded, chronically ill Syrian children. Michael is also a part-time tour guide.
Join us as we connect with old friends and hear the stories of Australians who have made Israel their home.