« Limmud Conference 2016 - Presenters
Programme director of the Eshkolot Project, a new Jewish initiative in Russia with a focus on engaging Moscow’s young professionals in Jewish study, Simon has an MA in Social Philosophy and in Hebrew and Jewish Literature, and a PhD in Medieval Hebrew Literature from St. Petersburg State University. He is a graduate of the Jerusalem Fellows programme at the Mandel Institute.
Tatiana attended her first Limmud FSU Conference in Moscow in 2009 and fell in love with Limmud's values. In 2015, she was appointed Limmud FSU project manager for Russia. Now based in Israel, she continues to serve as Project Manager for Limmud FSU Volga-Urals, St Petersburg and Europe.
|Monday 14:30||Limmud FSU: the first decade|
Joel Peck is an evolutionary biologist working at the University of Cambridge. He has published in leading scientific journals, including Nature, Science, Evolution, and Genetics. His research interests including the evolution of altruism, the evolution of sex, and the design of human societies.
|Saturday 11:30||Darwinian evolution and human social behaviour: what’s it all about and why does it matter?|
|Sunday 14:30||How can we encourage kindness? A perspective from evolutionary biology|
Leon Pein is the founder of Biblical Foods, a supporter and supplier of both organic kosher and halal meat to Jews and Muslims across the UK
|Monday 10:30||Ethical Kosher and the Future of Food|
Ashley Perry (Perez) is currently President of Reconectar, which is reconnecting with 100 million descendants of Sephardi communities. Perry was adviser to Israel's Foreign Minister Yvet Lieberman from 2009 until 2015, and has also worked with Ministers of Defense, Tourism, Immigrant Absorption and in the Prime Minister's Office.
|Sunday 20:10||What if there were double the amount of Jews in the world than previously thought?|
|Monday 14:30||Israel's foreign policy challenges from the inside|
|Tuesday 12:00||Should Israel and the diaspora need each other?|
Michael Picardie is a trained psychiatric social worker and was a lecturer at Oxford, Cardiff and Botswana Universities. He writes and acts in plays and has an MPhil and a PhD in theatre, and runs classes on yoga, kabbalah and meditation in Bristol.
|Saturday 14:45||Yoga, kabbalah and meditation|
|Monday 20:10||Yoga, kabbalah and meditation|
Winston Pickett is a writer, analyst and storyteller. He has a PhD in Bible and the Ancient Near East and was a columnist for Jewish newspapers in the US, Israel and the UK, where he directed communications for Jewish communal organisations. He is a founding member of Sussex Friends of Israel.
|Tuesday 21:40||Brighton & Hove Jewry: A celebration of 250 years of history|
Clelia Piperno is the Director of the Talmud Italian Translation Project, promoted by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the Ministry of Education, the CNR and the Italian Union of Jewish Communities. Prior this role, she worked as a researcher at the University of Teramo.
|Monday 18:50||Traduco: The Obviousness of Invisibility|
|Tuesday 09:15||Talmud project: any journey begins with a first step|
|Wednesday 16:40||A Jewish woman for a Jewish project|
|Wednesday 18:50||The Venice Ghetto, 500 years of life (55 mins)|
Yotam Polizer is global development director of IsraAID, Israel’s biggest humanitarian NGO. Following the September 2015 refugee crisis, he led a humanitarian mission in Lesbos, Greece, to support Syrian refugees. Yotam also established IsraAID Germany, which provides support for Yazidi refugees.
|Sunday 20:10||The refugee crisis: a call for action|
|Monday 12:00||The refugee crisis as an opportunity to build bridges|
|Monday 16:40||Yazidis and Jews - shared destiny and a call for action|
|Wednesday 14:30||The trauma of the refugees: A story untold|
Michael is an educator. He has semicha from the legendary Hebron Yeshiva and studied philosophy at the LSE. Specialising in Talmud and Jewish Thought, he will be reviewing the highlights of the world of publishing over the past 12 months in addition to being part of the Beit Midrash Faculty.
|Sunday 21:40||Daf Yomi (1 of 4)|
|Monday 10:30||Beit Midrash Group A: 18th Century Perspective (1 of 4)|
|Monday 21:40||Daf Yomi (2 of 4)|
|Tuesday 10:30||Beit Midrash Group A: 20th century perspective (2 of 4)|
|Tuesday 21:40||Daf Yomi (3 of 4)|
|Wednesday 10:30||Beit Midrash Group A: Modern Halachic Perspective (3 of 4)|
|Wednesday 21:50||Daf Yomi (4 of 4)|
|Thursday 09:45||Beit Midrash Group A: The Academic Perspective (4 of 4)|
Izzy Posen grew up in the ultra-Orthodox community of Stamford Hill, London. After loosing his faith in the teachings of his community, he has struggled to recreate his Jewish identity, one which does not have God in it. He is a Jewish educator and teaches in several Jewish institutions and schools.
|Monday 18:10||Am I an atheist? And if so, are you?|
|Tuesday 10:30||The Charedi world: does free choice exist and what drives communal loyalty?|
Tirtsa Posklinsky Shechory
Tirtsa is a writer, educator and manager of programs to develop employability. Published a book of poems, "Transparent Jellyfish Goes". An active participant in Limmud Galil Israel and fifth year student at Tmura institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism that trains secular Jewish leaders and rabbis.
|Sunday 13:15||Gender issues in the Talmud|
Anna grew up in Nottingham and was active for many years in LJY Netzer as well as working for Netzer Olami in Jerusalem. She is currently a second year rabbinical student at Leo Baeck College.
|Monday 21:40||Jewish themes in The West Wing|
Mancunian David R Prager studied chemistry in London. Following a prestigious career with BP, he led its speciality chemicals merchanting team through a buy-out, becoming MD of IMCD UK and chair of its pensions trustees. He retired in 2008. He has published a number of articles on cantorial history.
|Tuesday 14:30||Was the Nazis' favourite Italian tenor Gigli secretly Jewish?|
Rob is a management consultant and also the Accommodation Chair at Conference. He has spent the last year working with criminal justice agencies and has a particular interest in this field, having previously worked as an assistant to Dominic Grieve QC MP, the former Attorney-General.
|Wednesday 10:30||Jewish teachings and experiences of the criminal justice system: trial and error (2 of 3)|
|Thursday 09:45||Jewish teachings and experiences of the criminal justice system: from the inside looking out (3 of 3)|
Mike founded Merchavim – The Institute for the Advancement of Shared Citizenship in Israel; and remains a trustee. His forthcoming book, “A Place for Us All; Social Cohesion and The Future of Israel”, explores inter-group relations in Israel. He is Senior Adviser to the Ted Arison Family Foundation.
|Monday 13:15||How can Muslims and Jews coexist?|
|Tuesday 14:30||Educational Strategies for Social Cohesion in Israel's Four Separate School Streams|
|Thursday 09:45||Tribes collide: who are Israel's 8.5 million citizens? How are we getting on?|
Lucy Prevezer grew up in RSY-Netzer as a chanicha, taking part in their hadracha programme and volunteering as a madricha on camps and Israel Tour. She is a movement worker with a strong passion for Reform Judaism, Zionism and feminism. She has a degree in Managing Performance from Leeds University.
|Tuesday 20:10||Jewish Articulate|
|Tuesday 23:20||Classic shira!|
Rose Prevezer is the student rabbi at IKAR, a leading-edge Jewish community in Los Angeles. A London native, she now calls Venice Beach, California, her home.
|Monday 21:40||Don't judge Judy - a tribute to the Chanukah heroine|
|Tuesday 10:30||It's not just about the presents...|
|Tuesday 21:40||Misogynist Film Club: the musical!|
|Wednesday 14:30||Shame on you|
Leonid is a world-renowned pianist and composer. A graduate from the Gnessin Academy of Music in Moscow, he has performed as a soloist at concerts all over the world, including Carnegie Hall. Now based in Israel, Leonid is the founder and artistic director of International Jazz Festivals in Israel.
|Monday 21:40||Jazz around the world|