This Sunday, a panel will discuss the role that psychedelics will have in treating mental health disorders. And you can be part of the conversation! 



Our mental health epidemic is increasing daily and further exacerbated by the pandemic. In the quest for new treatment options for mental illness and psychiatric disorders, attention is being paid to the potential role of microdoses of psychedelic drugs as adjuncts to psychotherapy for conditions including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and addictions.

With trials now also underway for dementia, OCD and eating disorders, this Sunday, Emanuel Synagogue’s Rabbi Jeffrey Kamins OAM, will present a forum that will examine the evidence for psychedelic-assisted therapy and investigate the potential applications of this novel therapy.

This online health conversation will feature three fantastic speakers, in order to articulate and define this brave new world of mental health. This is a pay what you can event, with tickets available between $5-$20. To register, follow this link.



Tania de Jong AM

Tania de Jong AM is one of Australia’s most successful female entrepreneurs and innovators with 5 businesses and 3 charities under her belt. Tania has recently been named in the 100 Women of Influence and the 100 Most Influential Entrepreneurs in Australia.  She works across the public, private, creative and community sectors and is passionate about mental health, innovation, diversity and inclusion.  She was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in June 2008 for service to the Arts.



Dr Josephine Anderson

Dr Josephine Anderson is a Conjoint Associate Professor at the UNSW and Clinical Director at the Royal Far West Centre for Country Kids, Manly. She also works as a consultant psychiatrist for the NSW Mental Health Review Tribunal, the Black Dog Institute and the Early Psychosis Program in South East Sydney Local Health District. Although Dr Anderson’s work is primarily clinical she has a keen interest in teaching and service development, with a focus on early intervention, innovative models of care and service integration, including those embracing partnerships with GPs and NGO care providers.



Peter Hunt AM

As an investment banker Peter Hunt AM advised local and multinational companies and governments in Australia for nearly 35 years.  He co-founded and was Executive Chairman of one of Australia’s leading investment banking advisory firms, Caliburn Partnership. Peter was a member of the Advisory Panel of ASIC and chaired the Vincent Fairfax Family Office. Peter is a Director of Project Rozana and an Advisory Board member of the Monash Sustainable Development Institute. Peter was made a member of the General Division of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2010 for services to the philanthropic sector.





The discussion will be from 10:00 am on Sunday 21st February 2021 led by Rabbi Jeffrey Kamins OAM at Emanuel Synagogue.This health conversation is a pay what you can event, with tickets available between $5-$20. Space is limited, register now:

For more information, contact Robert Klein at Emanuel Synagogue, on either 0410 439 347 or email:






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