Limmud Festival 2018 - Presenters

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Sharon Darwish

Sharon is a Neuroscientist-turned-writer. Since graduating from King’s College London, she has developed pieces ranging from science blogs for the Guardian to journalistic content for traders, techies and more. She is now exploring some of the most interesting parts of the tech world at what3words.

Monday 14:40 The life-saving tech set to improve Israel’s emergency services this year

Aviva Dautch

Aviva Dautch teaches English Literature and Creative Writing at the British Library, Jewish Culture at Roehampton University and Modern Jewish Literature at JW3 and the London School of Jewish Studies. She has a PhD in poetry and her poems, reviews, and literary essays are widely published.

Sunday 13:20 Limmud Book Club: The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish (1 of 4)
Sunday 20:30 Celebrating Maureen at Limmud
Monday 13:20 Limmud Book Club: Goodbye Columbus by Philip Roth (2 of 4)
Monday 16:00 Jewish Bloomsbury: salons and schmoozing (1 of 3)
Tuesday 13:20 Limmud book club: Focus by Arthur Miller (3 of 4)
Tuesday 16:00 Jewish Bloomsbury: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (2 of 3)
Tuesday 21:50 Goodbye Columbus
Wednesday 13:20 Limmud Book Club: The Dark Circle by Linda Grant (4 of 4)
Wednesday 14:40 Jewish Bloomsbury: the remarkable Isaac Rosenberg (3 of 3)
Wednesday 16:00 Letters Live at Limmud with Clive Lawton and friends

Jono David

Jono is a British/American independent photographer who specializes in documenting Jewish life, culture and history. His archives include more than 100,000 images from 110 countries.

Sunday 17:30 The Jews of Africa: A photographic journey
Tuesday 14:40 A stranger with a camera: Photographing the Jewish world
Wednesday 10:40 Life before the Holocaust: Portaits of character

Josephine Davidoff

Josephine is a graduate from Coventry University, passionate about Interfaith education, hate crime prevention and positive social action. She currently work for Streetwise by Maccabi GB, giving workshops in schools to Jewish youth across the UK.

Monday 14:40 Out of the bubble: interfaith at university

Olivia Davidson

Oli is the co-founder of Laviot, a social group for queer, Jewish women, and this year’s Families Shabbat Coordinator. She runs the children’s service for Kol Rina Partnership Minyan and presents science themed birthday parties all across London, alongside her academic career in zoology.

Saturday 20:15 Inclusion and Exclusion: Being LGBT+ on Shabbat
Sunday 23:00 Laviot Pub Quiz

Amy Decker

Amy Decker is a movement worker for RSY-Netzer. She recently graduated with a degree in Speech and Language Sciences from the University of Sheffield where she specialised in adults with learning difficulties.

Monday 14:40 Am I enough? Women and impostor syndrome
Tuesday 21:50 RSY-Netzer Shira

Sarah Derriey

Sarah is an ambassador for Save A Child’s Heart. She was introduced to the humanitarian organisation that facilitates paediatric cardiac surgery throughout the developing world. Sarah’s background is in law and politics but now runs an event curation company Backyardlondon.

Wednesday 16:00 Save A Child’s Heart

Judith Devons

Judith is a freelance printmaker, painter and ceramicist with a love of experimentation. As well as exhibiting her own work and undertaking commissions, she leads workshops for all ages and abilities in schools and community venues, as well as leading master classes in her London home/studio.

Wednesday 10:40 Creativity of creation: a Jewish perspective

The Not The Gala Directorate

At the 53rd annual meeting of the Not The Gala International Congress, it was resolved by the People's Not The Gala Revolutionary Committee to establish a Directorate to ensure that Not The Gala 2018 will be even less amusing than Not The Gala 2017.

Wednesday 20:30 Not The Gala

Angela Donen

Angela is a lawyer and mediator who is intrigued by the bible as A recipe book. Using it as a starting point she has developed a menu which might have sustained our ancestors.

Sunday 13:20 Inside the Ancient Hebrew Kitchen

Max Donen

Max is an avid videogame blogger and Jewish history enthusiast. His session, considering the issue of Holocaust elements in videogames, received excellent feedback at Nottingham Progressive Jewish Community. He now invites Limmud to consider this topic’s challenges to 21st Century Judaism.

Monday 18:40 Videogame depictions of the Holocaust

Omer Drori

Omer is a Jewish Agency Shlicha for FZY. She works in Manchester and Leeds leading meetings and leadership programmes for the youth, working to increase their connection to Israel. Omer Grew up in Saad, a religious Kibbutz near the Gaza strip. She served in the IDF as a commander for lone soldiers.

Monday 23:00 Israel update
Wednesday 09:10 Gaza strip and its challenges

John Dunston

John has sung both on "Top of the Pops" and with the Hamburg State Opera. He conducts the Oxford Jewish Community choir and directed the Maidenhead Synagogue choir in Carl Davis's work about the Kindertransport, "Last Train to Tomorrow". He is Director of Music at Harris Manchester College, Oxford.

Monday 14:40 Johann Sebastian Bach and the Jews

Joseph Dweck

Joseph Dweck is the Senior Rabbi of the S&P Sephardi Community of the UK. He is American born and studied under, and received Semikha from, former Sephardi Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef z”l. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies and a Master of Arts Degree in Jewish Education.

Wednesday 12:00 Steering clear from kabbalah
Wednesday 16:00 Letters Live at Limmud with Clive Lawton and friends
Wednesday 18:40 Why I’m a Maimonides addict

Leigh Dworkin

Leigh is Chairman of the JGSGB (Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain). He has been researching his mainly Polish family for the last 30 years, but also tries to research into Lithuania and Belarus, where his surname originates. He regularly presents at JGSGB Regional Groups, Special Interest Groups and Conferences.

Wednesday 10:40 Genealogy Consultation Drop-in Session

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