« Limmud Conference 2016 - Presenters
Adam is a barrister specialising in human rights. In 2015 he founded RightsInfo, an award-winning human rights public education charity. He tweets a lot.
|Sunday 16:40||The Nuremberg Trials and human rights: the hidden link|
|Thursday 11:00||How to send the perfect tweet|
Dr Julia Wagner is a writer, lecturer and public speaker specialising in film. She is film reviewer for the Jewish Quarterly journal and her blog on film and memory is published on the Huffington Post UK. She holds a PhD in Film Studies from UCL.
|Monday 10:30||Pears Short Film Fund winners 2016|
|Monday 16:40||"Transparent": our best bits|
|Tuesday 10:30||Filming guilt: Jewish films and guilty feelings|
Mikael grew up in France and settled in Jerusalem. He has lectured and worked as an interpreter for over a decade. Consumed by a passion for history and archeology, he recently qualified as an Israeli tour guide, and now enjoys spending time on the (bumpy) roads of the country.
|Thursday 12:30||The Jerusalem Quiz|
When her fifteen year old son came out as gay, Alison did not know who she could talk to. Alison is the convenor of Jewish Parents of Gays and Lesbians, which was set up in May 1996 to support parents when their child comes out as gay.
|Monday 16:40||LGBT+ Jewish Narratives|
Jeff Ward is an engineer born in the US, trained in the UK, and currently working in LA. He is president of Congregation Tikvat Jacob in Manhattan Beach. He joined his synagogue board specifically to assist in rabbinical transition. He has also served as Chairman of LimmudLA.
|Sunday 16:40||Attracting, selecting, and transitioning to a new congregational rabbi|
Dawn Waterman is Government Affairs Officer at the Board of Deputies of British Jews.
|Monday 10:30||Agunah - action and education: a communal response to the challenges of agunah|
In 2015, Sarah Waxman founded At The Well. Sarah’s life has taken her from being an overweight kid to a national champion athlete, from a student of sociology to a student of holistic medicine, and from a passionate member of the Jewish community to an organiser of an international women's network.
|Monday 14:30||Rosh Chodesh ritual and mental health|
|Tuesday 21:40||Well Circle Workshop|
|Wednesday 14:30||Who run the world?|
|Wednesday 18:10||Niddah and finding a spiritual connection with menstruation|
Currently teaching Maths at an independent school in Hampstead, Garry Wayland has worked as rabbi at Woodside Park United Synagogue, focusing on youth and young families. He has also been Jewish student chaplain in Scotland.
|Monday 12:00||Reflections of a rabbinical Mathematics teacher|
|Monday 13:15||Was Darth Vader King David's father?|
Gabriel is community development manager at Finchley Progressive Synagogue. He has previously worked for Mitzvah Day and LJY-Netzer, and has an unusual sideline as a freelance legal journalist investigating former prime ministers' expense claims.
|Sunday 10:40||Politics from the pulpit: religious leaders, electioneering and the law|
|Sunday 15:50||Just William and the Jews|
|Tuesday 14:30||Blog Workshop: "Now therefore write ye" (Deuteronomy 31:19)|
Naomi is a law student and lifelong Limmudnik, with a particular interest in children's rights.
|Tuesday 21:40||The lost generation?|
|Wednesday 10:30||Charedi schools and children's rights|
Michael is chief executive of UJIA. Apart from running this amazing charity, Michael also loves teaching with a focus on texts dealing with history, literature and identity. Michael has lived and worked in Israel, the USA and the UK.
|Monday 13:15||Text and the city (1 of 2)|
|Tuesday 09:15||Zooming in on the Middle East: December 2016|
|Tuesday 13:15||Text and the city (2 of 2)|
|Tuesday 18:10||When does criticism of Israel become unacceptable ... and who decides? (3 of 4)|
|Wednesday 09:15||Trends and challenges in Israel-Diaspora relations|
Josh Weinberg is president of ARZA. He made Aliyah in 2003 and served on faculty for NFTY-EIE program. He is a reserve officer in the IDF Spokesperson’s unit and studied for an MA at Hebrew University in Jewish Education. He was ordained from the HUC-JIR Israeli Rabbinic Program.
|Sunday 21:40||Build Your Own Jewish State|
|Monday 16:40||"For you were strangers yourself..."|
|Tuesday 14:30||The Jews Are Coming: Controversial Topics in Israeli Society|
|Wednesday 09:15||Zionism in the Diaspora|
|Wednesday 16:40||Is too much expected of the Israeli Defense Force?|
Chaim Weiner is one of the leading Masorti rabbis in Europe. He founded and heads the European Masorti Bet Din and Masorti Europe, developing and supporting new communities. Chaim is known for innovative work in Jewish education and fascinating tours to destinations around the world.
|Monday 10:30||Ask the rabbi – through the lens of Google analytics. Part 1: Jewish status (1 of 2)|
|Monday 13:15||My son the portfolio careerist - work and careers in the 21st century|
|Monday 16:40||DIY Judaism – Part Two|
|Tuesday 18:50||The Temple Mount: A historical (un)reality?|
|Wednesday 09:15||Jewish journeys: Sicily|
|Wednesday 14:30||Ask the Rabbi: through the lens of Google analytics. Part 2: Jewish Observance (2 of 2)|
Arthur is a market researcher/trainer who helps clients find intelligence they thought it couldn’t be found. Previous Limmud talks include "Great Jewish Spies", "Pimps and Prostitutes: the Jewish white slave trade" and "Defending Israel: using the internet to find the truth behind anti-Israel propaganda".
|Wednesday 09:15||Forgotten or Sidelined? Historical female leadership in Orthodoxy 1500-1900|
Anna Wexler is a documentary filmmaker and writer, currently completing her PhD in the Department of Science, Technology and Society at MIT. She co-directed the feature documentary film Unorthodox (2013), which follows three rebellious Orthodox Jewish teenagers as they struggle with their faith.
|Monday 10:30||Pears Short Film Fund winners 2016|
|Monday 13:15||Unorthodox: Screening and Q&A (120 minutes)|
|Wednesday 12:00||Seeding controversy: did Israel "invent" the cherry tomato?|
Mike Whine is Government and International Affairs Director at the Community Security Trust and the UK Member of ECRI, the Council of Europe human rights monitoring commission which inspects and advises Member States.
|Monday 18:10||Confronting the threats to Jewish life|
|Tuesday 18:50||Antisemitism and Islamophobia: two sides of the same coin?|
Tom Wilson is a fellow at the Henry Jackson Society where he focuses on Middle Eastern politics and counter extremism. Tom regularly appears on television and radio and has been published in the Wall Street Journal, the Independent, the Jerusalem Post, the Spectator, Commentary and Standpoint.
|Tuesday 14:30||Is Anglo-Jewry a safe space for Zionists?|
|Tuesday 21:40||Is the Jewish Right out of ideas?|
|Wednesday 09:15||Infiltrating Europe: how Jihadists exploited the migrant crisis|
Atira Winchester is the director of programming for New Israel Fund UK. Her past roles include head of creative learning at JW3 and section editor at the Jerusalem Post. She holds an MA in English Literature and is passionate about Hebrew, Israel and civil rights.
|Monday 14:30||Magash Hakesef (The Silver Platter)|
Irene Wise is an artist and senior lecturer in Media and Culture at University of Roehampton. Irene is an Imperial War Museum Fellow in Holocaust Education and a creative educator at the British Library. She has written and illustrated articles and books and has written/curated an app on Anne Frank.
|Saturday 21:45||Gene Wilder: pure imagination|
|Sunday 18:50||Refugees: Jews and the art of exile|
|Tuesday 10:30||People of the book|
|Tuesday 12:00||Refugees: human rights, does anyone care?|
Jonathan Wittenberg is rabbi of the New North London Synagogue and Senior Rabbi of Masorti Judaism. Interests are pastoral and interfaith work, environment and history. He likes people, animals, nature and literature. He's married to Nicola Solomon and they have three children and a dog.
|Sunday 14:30||Keep Quiet (97 mins)|
|Sunday 16:40||Being and being Jewish: an exploration of Jewish ethics and spirituality|
|Sunday 18:50||What’s the point of prayer? (1 of 2)|
|Monday 10:30||Seeking refuge in Israel|
|Monday 16:40||What's the point of prayer? Kavanah - concentration (2 of 2)|
|Monday 18:50||My dear ones: Onefamily and the Final Solution|
|Tuesday 16:00||Chanukah Candelighting for Kids|
|Tuesday 18:10||Learning from the Righteous|
Maurice Wren is chief executive of the Refugee Council, the leading organisation working with refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.
|Tuesday 13:15||The refugee crisis: where are we now?|
|Tuesday 14:30||The refugee crisis: the next ten years|
Tamra Wright is director of Academic Studies at LSJS and a visiting lecturer at King’s College London. A specialist in 20th century Jewish thought, she teaches modules on Jewish philosophy as part of the LSJS/King’s MA in Jewish Studies, and is programme leader for the LSJS MA in Jewish Education.