Limmud Festival 2017 - Presenters

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Gabby Edlin

Gabby Edlin is the founder of Bloody Good Period, an organisation that provides period supplies for asylum seekers, refugees and those who can't afford them.

Tuesday 13:20 We can stop talking about periods when we've ended period poverty
Tuesday 14:40 Unorthodox Live!

Sheila Eizensharf

Sheila was born in Israel, grew up in Latvia, joining an Israeli dance performance troupe at 13. She has taught Israeli dance for 6 years to children, teenagers, students & adults, organising “Riga Rokedet” Baltic dance workshop. About to get a masters in Human Resources; in “real life” works in HR.

Sunday 21:50 Israeli dance party (1 of 4)
Monday 14:40 Rikud Hadash
Monday 20:10 Israeli dance party (2 of 4)
Tuesday 18:30 Hamishpacha shelanu: family dancing
Tuesday 20:10 Israeli dance party (3 of 4)
Wednesday 18:50 Israeli dance party (4 of 4)

Benjamin Ellis

Benjamin helped establish and is now chair of KeshetUK, the organisation working so that no one should ever have to choose between their Jewish and LGBT+ identity. He enjoys cycling, swimming, cooking vegetarian food, and sings in Jewish and LGBT+ choirs.

Sunday 20:10 Chanukah - a step back in time for LGBT+ inclusion?
Monday 21:50 From shatnez to Brexit - what can mixed fibres can tell us about being "citizens of nowhere"?
Tuesday 13:20 LGBT+ inclusion in schools workshop
Tuesday 17:30 Purim - reading the megillah with pink-tinted spectacles

Ilan Emanuel

Ilan was born in the US, raised in the UK, and returned to the US to study at Hebrew Union College where he was ordained as a Reform rabbi in 2005. He has served congregations in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Toronto, Ontario, and is currently the rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel in Corpus Christi Texas.

Monday 09:20 Judaism and American politics: Trump edition!
Tuesday 21:50 Midrash of Thrones: Game of Thrones and Jewish ethics!

Daniel Epstein

Daniel Epstein has been leading the 1,100 member Cockfosters and N Southgate United Synagogue since June 2014, together with his wife Ilana. Governor at JFS School, rabbinic educator for the Holocaust Educational Trust, initiator of Mental Health Awareness Shabbat and excited about Anglo Jewry.

Wednesday 13:20 How to grow your community in 150 funerals
Wednesday 16:00 We're Ghana change the world - orthodox Judaism meets social action in West Africa

Ilana Epstein

Ilana Epstein is head of Project Development for the Jewish Living Department at the United Synagogue, rebbetzen at Cockfosters & N Southgate Synagogue, educator on March of the Living UK, member of the US Women’s executive, qualified pastry chef, lover of history, sought-after speaker, mum of four.

Wednesday 14:40 Shakespeare's Shylock - villain or victim?
Wednesday 16:00 We're Ghana change the world - orthodox Judaism meets social action in West Africa

Yaffa Epstein

Yaffa serves as the Director of Education, N.A. for the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. She received Rabbinic ordination from Yeshivat Maharat, and holds a law degree from Bar Ilan. She loves Talmud, and helping others to love it! She has participated in over 25 Limmud events on 5 continents.

Saturday 15:00 Judah and Joseph: sibling rivalry is as old as the Bible
Sunday 13:20 Rabbinic rebels and rebellious rabbis: understanding authority in the Talmud (1 of 3)
Sunday 21:50 Braitah in the bar: a spirited session of Talmud
Monday 23:10 It says what?! In the Talmud?
Tuesday 13:20 The Beit Midrashification of the world: can Torah study unite us?
Tuesday 20:10 Rabbinic rebels and rebellious rabbis: understanding authority in the Talmud (2 of 3)
Wednesday 13:20 Rabbinic rebels and rebellious rabbis: understanding authority in the Talmud (3 of 3)
Thursday 10:40 Hadarat Nashim: the exclusion and inclusion of women in Jewish life

Lucas Espinosa Menendez

Lucas is a photographer by vocation, design anthropologist by profession, Talmudist aficionado. He holds Colombian and Spanish Passports and is a Danish resident. Lucas has worked in UK, Spain, Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden.

Sunday 13:20 Genetically modified food and Kashrut
Monday 23:10 Danish Jewish community

Karen Ettinger

Karen Ettinger leads educational projects of the National Library of Israel. Born in Birmingham, England, Karen made aliyah at the age of 11. She has a master's degree in Learning Technologies and has acquired many years of experience in the field of online education and instructional design.

Wednesday 09:20 Famous Jewish scientists (and some notorious ones…)
Wednesday 18:50 The first decade of the State of Israel through the camera lens
Thursday 09:20 Naomi Shemer – the songwriter who wrote the soundtrack of the State of Israel

Estelle Eugene

Estelle Eugene has been offering yoga sessions at Limmud for many years. She worked as administrator for the Yakar Educational Foundation and co-founded the Jewish Yoga Network with Marcus Freed.

Tuesday 13:20 Chair yoga

David Evans

David is an Emmy-nominated, multi-award-winning director of film and television, both drama and documentary. He is a big fan of Limmud, having attended the Limmud Festival/Conference for each of the last eighteen years.

Tuesday 09:20 My Nazi Legacy
Wednesday 14:40 Yazidi

Michael Even David

Mijael was born in Chile, made Aliyah in 2005, and did rabbinical and MA studies in Jerusalem. He held positions in Omer, Ashkelon, and Karmiel in Israel, and was Noam Israel's rabbi. Today he is the rabbi of Edgware Masorti Synagogue. He is married to Raya and father of two children.

Sunday 16:00 RoboEthics and rabbis: being Jewish during the robot apocalypse
Sunday 18:50 Shutfut: A "wedding" ceremony for all genders
Monday 10:40 Build me a Sanctuary
Tuesday 20:10 Zakhar U'Nekevah Barah Otam: Towards a definition of gender in Jewish Law

Raya Even David

Raya is an informal Jewish educator currently employed by Edgware Masorti Synagogue and previously was head of Jewish Studies in Alma Primary School, Raya moved to London 3.5 years ago from Israel and is married to Mijael Even David. Together they have two children; Hallel aged 3.5 and Yair aged 2.

Sunday 16:15 Happy Hebrew songs
Tuesday 09:20 Bibliodrama: Book of Ruth
Wednesday 12:10 Café ivrit

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