Association for Studies of Religion

NSW Board of Jewish Education PD 2017

The NSW Board of Jewish Education will be presenting an excellent professional dvelopment day for teachers on Tuesday 21st March at the Sydney Jewish Museum from 8.30am to 3.30pm.

For more information got tothe BJE Flyer 2017 , BJE Response Form 2017 and BJE Lunch Order Form 2017.

Shabbat Dinner 2017

The ASR has organised a Shabbat dinner for teachers of Studies of Religion in collaboration with the Sydney Jewish Museum. The evening will be hosted by Holocaust survivors and Museum educators. It will involve a tour of the musuem which has recently reopened after extensive and impressive renovations. This will be followed by a 3 course kosher dinner along with insights into the Jewish Sabbath.

The cost will be $100 per person and this will cover entry to the museum as well as kosher food and drinks.

To attend this very special evening please view the Shabbat Dinner Invitation 2017 and then click on this registration link .

For further information please contact Sandy Hollis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The ASR Committee and the Sydney Jewish Museum look forward to sharing this evening with you.

Welcome to the Association for Studies of Religion Website

Welcome to the Association for Studies of Religion website, designed to support teachers in the delivery of the NSW Board of Studies Stage 6 Courses: Studies of Religion 1 Unit & Studies of Religion 2 Unit.


We are a small association, relying on the generosity of our members as well as the generosity of the ASR committee to organise a number of events each year for valuable and quality teacher support and development. Over the previous years there have been a number of Twilight Conferences which have been extremely well attended by SoR teachers. All SoR teachers can view the keynote addresses, however the workshop presentations are provided for members only. 


In 2014 members were able to attend two Twilight Conferences, in May and in August. The first issue of the online journal : ASR eView - for ASR Members was launched in May and the second issue is now available under member resources.

In 2015 the committee has organised a further two twilight conferences,  one held in May and one in August. The topics were  'Sacred Texts and Writings' and 'Reconciliation'.  In 2016 the twilight conference titles included: 'Essential Learnings from the 2015 HSC Examination' and 'The Dreaming: Past, Present and Future'.


Membership is vital for the continuation of these high quality events and as such, the ASR committee welcomes previous, as well as new members, to complete their 2017 membership renewals now- go to 2017-guideline-asr-membership.


All SoR teachers are encouraged to use both the Facebook and Twitter feeds as a means of sharing their ideas, events and resources related to Studies of Religion.


The ASR Committee would like to thank you for accessing this site and for supporting your teacher association. We hope that as the site continues to develop that it will be of immense value to all members.

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