Limmud Festival 2017 - Presenters

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Orna Dale Eliashiv

Qualified as a Feldenkrais practitioner in 1988, Orna has worked for the Israeli National Health Service and has given classes at various community centres and individual sessions at her private studio. Currently Orna is teaching at JW3 and at her studio in Temple Fortune.

Tuesday 17:30 Feldenkrais - the gentle way to improve your movement & posture

Laziza Dalil

In 2012 Laziza joined a foreign diplomatic mission in Rabat and has experience in diplomatic outreach and international trade affairs. She currently serves as Mimouna’s vice president, a Moroccan NGO that seeks to preserve the Moroccan Jewish heritage and promote Jewish-Muslim dialogue.

Tuesday 09:20 Coexistence between Jews and Muslims in Morocco

Debbie Danon

Passionate about developing inclusive leadership in the community and beyond, Debbie's career spans interfaith, education, corporate training & leadership coaching. In 2017 she co-founded leadership & inclusion consultancy TrustLab. She volunteers with GrassrootsJews, KeshetUK and The Advocacy Academy.

Tuesday 21:50 My untold Jewish story: Jewish status (3 of 3)

Aviva Dautch

Aviva Dautch teaches English Literature and Creative Writing at the British Library and is a freelance museum consultant and curator, currently working with Bethlem Museum of the Mind (the original Bedlam). She has a PhD in poetry and her poems, reviews, and literary essays are widely published.

Saturday 11:30 Stories of influence
Sunday 13:20 Limmud Book Club: All the Rivers (1 of 4)
Sunday 16:00 Literary lives: Shakespeare and the Jews (1 of 3)
Monday 10:40 Limmud Book Club: Chess (2 of 4)
Monday 16:00 Literary lives: T.S. Eliot and the Jews (2 of 3)
Monday 17:30 Creating Culture: Jewish Arts for Wider Audiences
Tuesday 10:40 Limmud book club: A Horse Walks Into A Bar (3 of 4)
Tuesday 16:00 Literary Lives: Ted Hughes and the Jews (3 of 3)
Wednesday 10:40 Limmud Book Club: The Power (4 of 4)
Wednesday 23:10 Limmud's Late Night Cabaret
Thursday 12:10 Our Brilliant Friend: The unmasking of Elena Ferrante

Offer David

Offer is a reserve Navy Captain in the IDF and holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from Haifa's Technion and an MBA from Haifa University.

Saturday 20:30 My Ethiopian experience
Sunday 14:40 INS Dakar - 3 decades of search for a lost Israeli submarine

Alex Davidson

Alex Davidson is the film programmer at JW3 and a former curator for the BFI National Archive.

Wednesday 13:20 Misogynist Film Club: unashamedly queer

Amy Decker

Amy Decker is a youth movement worker for RSY-Netzer. She has just graduated with a degree in Speech and Language Sciences from the University of Sheffield. She has a particular interest in youth development and has spent a significant period of time teaching sex and relationships education.

Tuesday 23:10 Let's talk about sex

Jessica Deutsch

Jessica Tamar Deutsch is a New York based artist. She earned her BFA in illustration from Parsons School of Design where she began the creation of her first published book, "The Illustrated Pirkei Avot". Deutsch's work explores the meeting points of ancient Jewish tradition and contemporary culture.

Sunday 16:15 Chain of tradition
Monday 18:30 Comic Mishnah making
Tuesday 17:15 The illustrated ethics of the Limmud Festival zine!

Barbara Dresner

Barbara Dresner was northern Social Worker for the Association of Jewish Refugees for 11 years, now retired. She is a founder member of the Second Generation Network and has facilitated groups for Second and Third Generation members since 2004.

Tuesday 18:50 Being Second or Third Generation, what does that mean to you?

Omer Drori

Omer Drori is a Jewish Agency Shlicha for FZY. She works in Manchester & Leeds leading weekly meetings and leadership programmes, working to increase connections to Israel & Judaism. Omer grew up in Kibbutz Saad, a religious kibbutz near Gaza. She served in the IDF as a commander for lone soldiers.

Sunday 21:50 The IDF as a melting pot?
Tuesday 14:40 Gaza strip - living the conflict

Leigh Dworkin

Leigh Dworkin is the current Chairman of the JGSGB. He has been researching his mainly Polish family for the last 30 years, but also tries to research into Lithuania and Belarus, where his surname originates. He regularly presents at JGSGB Regional Groups, Special Interest Groups and Conferences.

Wednesday 13:20 Genealogy consultation drop-in

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