Limmud Festival 2017 - Presenters

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Leonid Okneanski

Leonid Okneanski is an ardent Limmudnik. He was born in Moldova, received his education in Bulgaria and the US, and lives in Amsterdam. In his Limmud-free time Leonid works as a Fixed Income Portfolio Manager and manages assets for pension funds, companies, and charities.

Tuesday 09:20
Tuesday 09:20 Israeli economy: a short analysis

Daniel Oppenheimer

Daniel lives in NW London with his family. He has been studying Talmud on and off for 15 years and thinks he may finally be getting the hang of the easier bits. In his professional life he is a charity finance director.

Monday 16:15
Monday 16:15 Whose fault is it anyway? Mishnah for kids

Mark Oppenheimer

Mark Oppenheimer is editor at large for Tablet and hosts its hit podcast, Unorthodox. He holds a PhD from Yale, where he now teaches, and has written three books, including "Thirteen and a Day: The Bar and Bat Mitzvah Across America." For 6 years, he was religion columnist for The New York Times.

Sunday 21:50
Sunday 21:50 The nose knows!
Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 Superheroes/Hebrews: The role of Jews in film and comics
Monday 20:10
Monday 20:10 The Donald and the Jews
Tuesday 14:40
Tuesday 14:40 Unorthodox Live!

Tamir Oren

Tamir is the Executive Director of StandWithUs UK. Tamir initiated The StandWithUs UK Leadership programme, to empower students to be informed, active and articulate future leaders. Tamir is a reserve duty officer in the Paratrooper’s brigade and commands 140 soldiers in reserve duty.

Tuesday 14:40
Tuesday 14:40 A story of an IDF paratrooper in Gaza – reflection and vision for the future in the UK

Ged Ornstein

Ged is a co-producer of the "Whitewashed" documentary and a director of Kitty Hawk Press Limited, publisher of "Whitewashed" (the book). Ged is a trustee of several charities including StandWithUs UK and the Estelle Trust.

Monday 14:40
Monday 14:40 Whitewashed - antisemitism in the Labour Party

Judith Ornstein

Judith Ornstein is a UK based passionate supporter of the arts, combatting the cultural boycott of Israel. She is the instigator of the Whitewashed Project, fighting Labour's problems with Jews. The book, the film, and valuable links can be found at

Monday 14:40
Monday 14:40 Whitewashed - antisemitism in the Labour Party

Yoav Oved

Yoav sings around London, promoting unity through music by combining Ashkenazi and Mizrakhi music in concerts. He also sings in many shuls, as a soloist and chorister. He is also a Hebrew teacher at WLS, Halcyon, and Spiro Ark. Yoav enjoys dancing salsa and bachata in his spare time.

Friday 21:15
Friday 21:15 Community or culture - what is more relevant in Judaism today?
Sunday 16:00
Sunday 16:00 Songs of Israel: Mizrach and Ashkenaz
Monday 13:20
Monday 13:20 Vocal projection workshop
Tuesday 12:10
Tuesday 12:10 Salsa fiesta!

Adam Overlander-Kaye

Adam is chief executive of ORT UK - part of World ORT's global network empowering young people through life-changing education. Over the last 22 years he's worked in education & fundraising for Bnei Akiva, UJS, UJIA & Reform Judaism. This is his 18th Limmud and is here with Jessica, Ayala and Eitan.

Monday 14:40
Monday 14:40 Israel, Israel, Israel... time for another view through poetry
Monday 17:30
Monday 17:30 Creating Culture: Jewish Arts for Wider Audiences
Tuesday 18:50
Tuesday 18:50 The Binding of Isaac - the real story
Wednesday 17:30
Wednesday 17:30 Hacking Judaism: A discussion with the tech community

Eli Ovits

Eli is chief executive of Limmud. Representing Limmud globally, he supports the development of Limmud and its volunteers. Eli is a Captain (res) in the IDF Spokespersons Unit. He has lectured widely, working to strengthen global Jewish life. Eli served in organisations including JU, TIP and JDC.

Monday 13:20
Monday 13:20 What will be your legacy?
Tuesday 18:50
Tuesday 18:50 Limmud Volunteering Happy Hour

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