Manny Waks

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Manny Waks is the executive officer of the B'nai B'rith Anti-Defamation Commission.

""Manny was born in Israel to an Australian father and an Israeli mother, but grew up mostly in Melbourne, Australia. Growing up in an ultra-Orthodox environment Manny is one of seventeen siblings. At the age of 18 Manny returned to Israel where he served in the Israel Defence Forces and subsequently worked in the Israeli security establishment. Upon returning to Australia, Manny completed a degree in International Relations at La Trobe University in Melbourne. During this time he undertook work and an internship with federal parliamentarian, Michael Danby MP, as well as an internship with the Lowy Institute for International Policy in Sydney. In 2006 Manny was appointed as the Executive Officer of the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission. He was awarded the Bernard Lustig Scholarship as well as the Marion and Kurt Lippmann Scholarship, and undertook an extensive professional development program with the Anti-Defamation League in the United States. Manny is married and has two children." [1]

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  1. Manny Waks, Limmud Oz Festival, accessed December 7, 2007.