Limmud Festival 2017 - Presenters

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Presenters: V

Marie van der Zyl

Marie van der Zyl is Vice President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews. She is Chair of the Defence and Interfaith Relations Division, which also deals with campus affairs, and she is an employment lawyer.

Monday 17:30 Researching antisemitism: who, what, why and how many?
Monday 18:50 Is campus a safe space for Jews?

Ian Vellins

Ian Vellins is a retired lawyer and Judge and has MA degrees in Law, Holocaust Studies and Modern History at Oxford, Manchester and Leeds. He has taught the Melton Hebrew University courses and is a regular presenter at Limmuds, historical societies and Art societies.

Monday 20:10 On the Kindertransports. Four boys from hell to Hull.

Naomi Verber

Naomi Verber is a management consultant by day and an artist by night. She studied History of Art at Sotheby's Institute of Art with a particular interest in the inter-war period.

Monday 10:40 Degenerate: the most infamous art exhibition ever held

Richard Verber

Richard Verber is World Jewish Relief's Head of External Affairs and Senior Vice President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews. He spent four years working for the Union of Jewish Students, is an educator for March of the Living UK and was co-chair of Limmud Conference 2013.

Sunday 14:40 How to enthuse the Jews in the pews? Making our synagogues flourish
Sunday 17:30 'Bored of Deputies'?
Monday 21:50 The secret Jewish history of vodka – with tastings!
Wednesday 13:20 Meet a Syrian refugee

Limmud Volunteers Team

The Limmud Volunteers Team are here to help Limmud Festival be #MadeByYou! Have an hour spare and fancy lending a hand? Come by the Volunteers Hub and we'll find the perfect job for you!

Saturday 20:30 Come and join the Limmud bag packing party!

Yitzach von Schweitzer

Yitzach was born in Austria 1926. He saw German war service in 1944-45, and was then a POW in London until 1948. He studied at the LSE, worked for John Lewis in London and ITT in New York, before settling in Johannesburg. He is married with five children, and has been an Orthodox Jew since 1984.

Sunday 12:10 Bomb disposal in London - 1946 to 1948

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