Limmud Festival 2017 - Presenters

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Alec Nacamuli

Born in Egypt, Alec chairs Sephardi Voices UK recording the lives of Jews from Arab countries living in the UK. He is on the council of the Nebi Daniel International Association aiming to preserve the Jewish religious heritage in Egypt. He is a volunteer guide on Egyptology at the British Museum.

Tuesday 12:10 Sephardi Voices: are Arab countries rediscovering their Jewish heritage?

Mahbub Nazir

Mahbub from Leeds influences young people including Jews to bring about love, openness, & collaboration whilst creating a safe space for difficult conversation. Mahbub uses a dignified approach for individuals to be proud of their identity & promotes living a peaceful & positive role in the society.

Sunday 13:20 Dialogue and interfaith work

Josh Nelson

One of the most popular performers and composers in modern Jewish music, Josh Nelson brings his extraordinary message of hope, unity and spirituality to concert stages and worship services across the globe.

Sunday 23:10 Late night kumsitz (sing-along)
Monday 20:10 Josh Nelson in Concert
Tuesday 10:40 From piyyutim to yeshiva a capella: the evolution of Jewish music
Tuesday 14:40 Prayer as protest, melody as mutiny, anthem as appeal
Wednesday 23:10 Beatles tribute concert

Samuel Neumann

Sammy was born in Manchester from European refugee parents and reared as modern orthodox with several years at yeshivah and university. Though a full time businessman, Sammy spends time touring schools to share his mother’s war story and to explore with students what it means to be human.

Monday 16:00 The Holocaust & Social Action

Danny Newman

Danny is a rabbi at Finchley Reform Synagogue & the founder of HaMakom, which organises Jewish meditation retreats. He read Jewish Studies at Oxford, studied at Yeshivat HaKibbutz Hadati & Leo Baeck College & has worked as Chair of UJS & in corporate law. He is a student of Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi.

Monday 13:20 Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Jewish Renewal & the Jewish spiritual path (1 of 2)
Tuesday 18:50 Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Jewish Renewal & the Jewish Spiritual Path (2 of 2)

Graham Newman

Graham grew up in Leeds & made aliyah to London. He found the Torah more fascinating than had been taught at cheder, discovered the esoteric side was exciting whilst becoming a spiritual healer & NLP practitioner; an antidote to day job of chartered accountant. He loves sharing those discoveries.

Monday 23:10 DIY or YID humour

Moshiel Newman Daphna

Orthodox Jewish Gay Drag Queen are not words one normally see next to each other, yet they perfectly describe intersectional identities that Moshiel holds dear. He is very excited to really open a dialogue that is rarely seen in the orthodox world, one of intersectionality, and acceptance.

Sunday 21:50 Papa Can You Hear Me - My Journey from Gemara to Gowns
Monday 13:20 Life's a Drag, Queen!
Tuesday 17:30 What does the future hold for religious LGBT Jews?
Wednesday 23:10 Limmud's Late Night Cabaret

Jeremy Newmark

Jeremy Newmark is a Political Consultant. He chairs the Jewish Labour Movement and leads the Labour Group at Hertsmere Council. Formerly CEO of the Jewish Leadership Council and Spokesman for former Chief Rabbi Sacks. He contested and nearly won Finchley & Golders Green in the 2017 General Election.

Tuesday 14:40 Jewish and Labour - under assault? A very narrow bridge (Gesher Tsar Meod)
Wednesday 12:10 Can Labour win back the Jewish community?
Wednesday 16:00 Jon Lansman of Momentum meets Jewish leaders one year on

Jacqueline Nicholls

An artist and Jewish educator, who uses art to engage with traditional Jewish ideas in untraditional ways. In her ongoing project, Draw Yomi, Jacqueline is drawing the Talmud, with the daf yomi cycle. She programmes Arts and Culture at JW3, teaches at LSJS, and also contributes to BBC R2 Pause for Thought.

Sunday 17:30 Jerusalem dreams
Monday 17:30 Creating Culture: Jewish Arts for Wider Audiences
Monday 23:10 It says what?! In the Talmud?
Wednesday 13:20 Misogynist Film Club: unashamedly queer
Wednesday 14:40 Jewish women taking on the patriarchy
Wednesday 23:10 The Rebbetzins' Disco

Mira Niculescu

Mira is the founder of "Neshama", a Jewish spirituality project. A certified "Jewish Mindfulness Teacher", she teaches Torah and Jewish Meditation internationally. A former Yesod "European Leader fellow" at the Pardes Institute in Jerusalem, she is currently completing a PhD at the EHESS in Paris.

Tuesday 10:40 Cheshbon ha Nefesh: a face of Jewish meditation (1 of 2)
Wednesday 09:20 Hashkata: A face of Jewish meditation (2 of 2)

Hadas Nir

Director of Fellowship Program in Diller Teen Fellows, Hadas is a certified Group Workshop Facilitator and a Jewish Renewal programer. She has worked in many organisations such as Shatil, Bnei Hamoshavim and more. Hadas holds an MA in Sociology and Anthropology and a BA in Communication and Management.

Sunday 14:40 Introduction to Jewish peoplehood
Monday 21:50 Two Jews, five opinions

Jo Nissim

After many years of volunteering and community work, Jo Nissim jumped into the professional world of Jewish community and volunteer work from the world of entertainment PR and events. She started at Tikun, before moving to Jewish Care four years ago to work with Sonia Douek in Community Engagement.

Tuesday 18:50 Would Abraham have used an app to host a tea party?
Wednesday 09:20 Looking at the challenges that face British Jewry today and into the future

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