Paul Forgasz

Lecturer in Jewish history, Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation
Lecturer in Jewish education, Faculty of Education

Paul Forgasz is the coordinator and lecturer of the two first year “foundation” courses in Jewish history offered by the Centre for the Study of Jewish Civilisation – The Bible as History (ATS1323) and Conflict & Coexistence: Jews, Christians, Muslims (ATS1322). Paul also lectures in Jewish education in the university’s Faculty of Education.

Beyond Monash University, Paul has had an extensive career in Jewish education. He was Headmaster of the secondary division of Mount Scopus College for over a decade. He has also played a leading role in the development of the curriculum for VCE Texts and Traditions, as well as Religion and Society. Paul is currently a member of the exam setting panel for both these subjects. He has contributed to two VCE Religion and Society textbooks and a number of educational journals.

Paul is also actively involved in community adult Jewish education where he is a regular contributor to the Jewish Museum of Australia’s community education program.