Acclaimed for international experience in community development, interfaith dialogue and government liaison Jeremy Lawrence is an entertaining facilitator, interviewer and host.
Jeremy's background in law has seen these skills used for mediation and dispute resolution. With 25 years as a senior congregational rabbi, Jeremy Lawrence has a proven reputation as a captivating public speaker, broadcaster and educator within and beyond the Jewish community.
“Our religious traditions are an extraordinarily powerful moral resource. Not as a source of universal truth; for we live in a Babel of many truths. But, at the fundamental level of creating communities built on moral vision, and in educating us to a collective pursuit of the good.”
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Reith Lectures 1990
The Persistence of Faith p45
Envisioning Faith Inspired Solutions and Faith Inspired Resolutions through Dialogue
Jeremy has a degree in jurisprudence from Oxford University, trained in arbitration in Sydney and presented to the Law Faculty in the University of Wollongong. His seminar on Jewish and Civil Law is the basis of a chapter in a book published by Routlege. His address to the Sydney Law Service 2010 was published in teh Asutralian Law Journal.
Jeremy was instrumental in the establishment of the Jewish Arbitration and Mediation Service (JAMS) in Sydney, providing alternative dispute resolution under the aegis of the Sydney Beth Din.
Jeremy is training as a mediator and will qualify in autumn 2023.
You are only leading, if someone else is following. Ahead of the pack is not the head of the pack.
Jeremy has worked with representative Jewish Organisations in the UK, New Zealand & Australia advising on community concerns such as anti-semitism and shechita.
He played a significant role in engaging Australian faith communities and opening up avenues for religious organ donation.
He has championed sustainable development goals and ethical benchmarking of enterprise at The Global Foundation international roundtables in Rome.