CONNECTIONS 2017

Mili Haber

Participant, Shnat Program
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Mili Haber

Mili Haber lives in Wollongong, few hours south of Sydney, Australia. There is a small Jewish community, although she attended Emanuel Synagogue in Woollahra. She attended the Illawarra Grammar School, a private Anglican school in her hometown. Through her school, Mili got involved with many volunteering opportunities, one of which became her current employment position. Mili started working for The Disability Trust during her final years of school, which involved running a soccer development program and working at vacation care over the holidays and on weekends for kids with disabilities.

Through her family’s involvement in EmanuelSynagogue they were introduced to Netzer. Mili joined in year 2, aged 8 with her 3 older siblings. The choice to come on Shnat had always been something she wanted to do, and has already had a major positive effect on her life. The past few years since being on Shnat have been an essential role in my Netzer journey and Jewish identity; she feels that through questioning Netzer’s ideology within her own life she has become a more informed decision maker, constantly critically analysing the world around her. Mili is proud to be Jewish and believes Judaism will always play a large role in her life. She is unsure, as she grows older, where she will be or what she will be doing with her life, but she will always strive to empower and inspire the youth of today to critically analyse the society they live in, and to constantly be active in what they believe in.