Limmud Festival 2017 - Presenters

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Jacqueline Tabick

Jackie Tabick is the first woman ordained in the UK. She is the Convenor of the Reform Beit Din, also overseeing Progressive conversions in Europe. She is the rabbi at West Central Liberal Synagogue. Her PhD thesis was on understanding the outcomes of conversion to Judaism 1952-2002.

Monday 13:20 Does the apple fall far from the tree? Parents vs. Children
Tuesday 09:20 The Rabbi who couldn't grow a beard
Wednesday 16:00 Choosing Judaism: narratives from the Reform Beit Din

Jeremy Tabick

Jeremy is pursuing a PhD in Talmud at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He works at Mechon Hadar, an egalitarian yeshiva in New York, where he teaches and manages their online presence and content. Talk to him about Project Zug, Hadar's online chavruta learning platform, and being British in the US.

Saturday 15:00 “As a sign upon your hand”: taking Torah seriously, not literally
Monday 13:20 Does the apple fall far from the tree? Parents vs. Children
Tuesday 10:40 Finding meaning in a (possibly) meaningless world
Wednesday 10:40 “If the Torah is empty, it’s your fault!”: Rabbi Yishmael and Rabbi Akiva in conflict (3 of 4)
Thursday 10:40 Who is Rabbi Eliezer? Mnemonist and magician (4 of 4)

Larry Tabick

Larry Tabick is rabbi of Shir Hayim/Hampstead Reform Jewish Community (until 31 December), and lecturer in Kabbalah and Hasidism at the Leo Baeck College. He is the author of Growing into Your Soul (2005) and The Aura of Torah (JPSA, 2014).

Sunday 21:50 In a Spiritual Bind? Zohar as Mystical Midrash (1 of 2)
Monday 13:20 Does the apple fall far from the tree? Parents vs. Children
Monday 21:50 That daft old man: Zohar as fantasy novel (2 of 2)

Roni Tabick

Roni is the rabbi of New Stoke Newington Shul and assistant rabbi of New North London Synagogue. He was recently ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York where he got his masters in Ancient Judaism. Apart from his family, his main love is Jewish mythology.

Monday 10:40 Four Jewish new years - Beit Midrash beginners (1 of 4)
Monday 13:20 Does the apple fall far from the tree? Parents vs. Children
Tuesday 10:40 Breaking the rules to keep the rules - Bet Midrash Beginners (2 of 4)
Wednesday 10:40 The use and abuse of power - Bet Midrash Beginners (3 of 4)
Thursday 10:40 A rabbinic revolution - Bet Midrash beginners (4 of 4)

Lea Taragin-Zeller

Lea Taragin-Zeller is a Jewish chaplain at University of Cambridge. She is also a doctoral student at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an affiliated researcher at the Woolf Institute in Cambridge.

Monday 14:40 The social life of texts: towards an anthropology of Midrash (1 of 2)
Wednesday 16:00 The social life of texts: towards an anthropology of Midrash (2 of 2)
Thursday 12:10 Daf yomi - Shevuot 30

Sam Taylor

Sam Taylor is the Community Rabbi at Western Marble Arch Synagogue. He has a degree in Management from the Cass Business School and masters degree in Jewish Education from the Azrieli Graduate School. He is studying towards a certificate in non profit management at Harvard University.

Monday 13:20 Hallowed & holy
Monday 16:00 Lessons in leadership

Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz

Lindsey studied archaeology and anthropology at Cambridge, prehistory at the Hebrew University, and completed a PhD at UCL on the religious lives of Orthodox women. She's a teaching fellow at LSJS, has lectured at Cambridge and SOAS, and edits books for the Littman Library of Jewish Civilization.

Sunday 14:40 Holy war: the Jewish view (1 of 2)
Tuesday 12:10 Choosing the right Bible translation for you!
Tuesday 17:30 Holy war: the Muslim view (2 of 2)
Thursday 10:40 Mishlei/Proverbs: weaving the web of wisdom

Ruth Taylor-Jacobson

Ruth studied painting and etching at the Slade and architectural glass at Central St. Martins, London. Her work is an exploration of her Jewish identity. In 2004the Victoria and Albert Museum commissioned a glass panel for the Judaica display, Sacred Silver and Stained Glass Gallery.

Sunday 16:00 “That’s no job for a nice Jewish…”: Jews in creative industries
Monday 09:20 Marc Chagall - painter, poet

Limmud Chavruta Team

Chavruta - studying in pairs - is an iconic Jewish practice and a Limmud tradition. Here on Festival, we invite you to join us to engage with some carefully selected texts in an accessible, friendly environment. No prior experience, Hebrew knowledge or a partner needed.

Monday 09:10 Morning chavruta – Encountering the Divine: Creation (1 of 3)
Monday 20:10 Evening chavruta – Peoplehood (1 of 2)
Monday 23:10 Late night chavruta – Encountering the Divine: Creation (1 of 3)
Tuesday 09:10 Morning chavruta – Encountering the Divine: Partnership (2 of 3)
Tuesday 20:10 Evening chavruta – Miracles (2 of 2)
Tuesday 23:10 Late night chavruta – Encountering the Divine: Partnership (2 of 3)
Wednesday 09:10 Morning chavruta – Encountering the Divine: Study (3 of 3)
Wednesday 23:10 Late night chavruta – Encountering the Divine: Study (3 of 3)

The Not The Gala Team

The Not The Gala team have been working for months to bring you an exciting, fun-packed show. Actually we haven’t. And there is no ‘team’. But come along anyway if you must, to a show where anything can happen – and probably won’t.

Wednesday 20:10 Not The Gala

Brian Teeman

With a background in RSY Netzer and Jewish community activism, Brian has never been slow to express an opinion. As a believer that software should be open, Brian has been an internet pioneer for over 20 years.

Sunday 17:30 Meet a secret billionaire
Wednesday 17:30 Hacking Judaism: A discussion with the tech community

Sophie Teff

Sophie Teff is a Primary School teacher, currently teaching Year 2 at Chalgrove Primary School, Finchley. Sophie volunteers as a Young Adult ambassador for The Together Plan, a charity working to rebuild Jewish communities and support community activities within Belarus and the Former Soviet Union.

Thursday 12:10 We're back in the USSR: The survival and revival of Jewish life in Belarus

Nava Tehila

Nava Tehila band invites you to a celebration of music and kavana (intention). Hailing from Jerusalem's innovative spiritual scene, Nava Tehila’s original melodies has been sweeping the Jewish world from shules to Jewish Rock Radio. Come sing, chant, lift up your heart (and maybe even dance) with us.

Monday 18:50 The Art of Chant Leading: workshop for singers, musicians, cantors, rabbis, and lay leaders
Tuesday 20:10 Nava Tehila in concert
Wednesday 21:50 Chant Circle with Nava Tehila

Luz Toff

Luz is a life-long Limmudnik and recent Geography graduate. She is a self-confessed foodie with a passion for that which is both nutritious and delicious, despite many dietary restrictions, not all of her choosing.

Tuesday 18:50 What does a Jew look like?
Thursday 09:20 K'mo b'bayit- what does home mean to you?
Thursday 10:40 Guess who (and their food allergies) is coming to (Shabbat) dinner?

Penelope Toff

Penelope Toff is a medical doctor working in public health and as a life and careers coach. She is passionate about supporting people to develop their potential and find work they love. She is a long-time Limmudnik and a former chair of the Limmud Conference UK Arts and Culture programme.

Sunday 14:40 I'm a grown-up woman - shouldn't I know what job I want by now? Anytime of life is the right time to find the work you were born to do.
Thursday 10:40 Guess who (and their food allergies) is coming to (Shabbat) dinner?

Joshua G Townsend

A native of Los Angeles, Judaism has been a consistent current throughout Joshua's life. Though he now works in communications in Switzerland after obtaining a law degree in Washington DC, he continues to study torah. His approach infuses modern and traditional elements.

Monday 10:40 Noah and righteousness: have our values changed in 3000 years?

Francis Treuherz

Francis Treuherz MA RSHom FSHom has been in private & NHS practice since 1984. He is a Board member of the Society of Homeopaths, teaches, writes, & works on the Homeopathic Helpline, sees patients in London NW2 & Letchworth. He is a member of the Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue, Maida Vale, London.

Tuesday 18:50 Practical first aid advice
Thursday 10:40 Homeopathy in Jewish Life

Isaac Treuherz

Isaac is at uni studying Physics with Music. His musical activities are an odd mess of choirs, folk bands and light opera, while the physics is a worse mess of maths problems and missed deadlines. His parents met at Limmud so he'd like to take this opportunity to thank Limmud for his birth. Ta.

Sunday 23:10 A complete history of Jewish music in seven Adon Olam tunes

Shai Tsabari

Born in 1974, Shai grew up in Bat-Yam surrounded by a melting pot of musical cultures and genres combining Yemenite religious singing and Mizrachi pop and rock. These influences played an enormous part on his debut album titled “SHAHARIT” and led him to successful tours in Israel and abroad.

Sunday 20:10 Shai Tsabari Trio
Tuesday 10:40 From piyyutim to yeshiva a capella: the evolution of Jewish music
Wednesday 17:30 A voice in the woods

Noru Tsalic

Noru is Jewish by identity, Romanian by birth, Israeli by citizenship, British by current residence. He writes for Politically-incorrect Politics & The Times of Israel, takes part in presentations & debates. A former IDF soldier, he serves as UK envoy for the Israeli organisation Reservists on Duty.

Friday 21:15 You think you know what Netanyahu should do? So tell me!
Monday 18:50 Is the left right or is the right right? A discussion of political positions in the modern world, in Israel and in the Middle East
Thursday 12:10 How much antisemitism is there in the United Kingdom?

Jonathan Turner

Jonathan Turner is a barrister and chair of UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI), a voluntary association of lawyers which he and others founded in 2011. UKLFI uses the law to support Israel and to counter boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaigns and other efforts to undermine Israel.

Tuesday 16:00 We have rights too! Using the law to beat BDS around the world
Thursday 10:40 We have rights too! Using the law to beat BDS in the UK

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