Limmud Festival 2018 - Presenters

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Harry Lampert

Harry has been coming to Limmud for so long that he has forgotten when he started. He has just begun his MSc and on the side, works at a cocktail bar and runs a successful cookery blog. At the same time, he plays a couple of instruments and has performed in several pit bands for shows.

Sunday 14:40 You can't succeed on Broadway if you don't have any Jews
Monday 23:00 Gefiltefest: Cocktail Making

Ehud Landau

Ehud Landau is professor in the Department of Chemistry, University of Zurich and member of the board of the Jewish Liberal Community (JLG) Or Chadasch in Zurich, Switzerland. His research interests are membrane biophysics, synthesis of biologically inspired nanomaterials, and history of science.

Tuesday 20:30 The Wondrous Story of the Budapest Physicist Quartet

Juliet Landau-Pope

Juliet Landau-Pope is a certified coach, professional organiser and educational consultant, helping teenagers and adults to develop time management and organising skills. She has recently written two books: Being More Productive (2017) and Clearing Your Clutter (2018).

Monday 12:00 How NOT to revise for exams: tips for students and parents
Thursday 09:20 “The more possessions, the more worries”. How to declutter your home throughout the Jewish life cycle

Yoav Landau-Pope

Yoav is a clinical psychologist, trained in Israel, and now lives and works in London. He practices as a therapist, clinical supervisor, and consultant to various Jewish organisations. Yoav's interests include community mental health, immigration, multiculturalism, political trauma and human rights.

Sunday 17:30 Talking about health and mental health: 'I don't want to worry you' (1 of 2)
Monday 20:30 Talking about health and mental health: 'You don't want to worry me' (2 of 2)

Jo Landy

Jo learnt she was dyslexic after having struggled through school, toiled through University, and obtained a PhD in Law. Since finding more about this fascinating condition she has come to regard this ‘disability’ as an asset. Jo is a businesswomen and co-chaired Cambridge Limmud in 2016.

Tuesday 17:30 The dyslexic advantage

Jon Lansman

Jon is founder of Momentum, and a major Jewish supporter of Jeremy Corbyn.

Sunday 20:30 In conversation: Jon Lansman and Luke Akehurst
Thursday 10:40 Jon Lansman in conversation with Emily Thornberry

Stephen Laughton

Stephen's new play, One Jewish Boy, opens in December 2018. He has worked with the Royal Court, Headlong, Hampstead Theatre, Theatre503 and the Young Vic. TV work includes original series The Hobby, Black Hill, Forward, and Tumble and he has written episodes of Cloud 9, Glue and Doctors.

Wednesday 12:00 How to write a play
Wednesday 16:00 Pop-Up podcast!
Wednesday 19:10 Theatre and antisemitism

Jeremy Lawrence

Jeremy is senior rabbi at Kinloss since Aug 2014 and Hon Principal of Sacks Morasha JPS. Formerly in Auckland and Sydney, he has held leadership roles in the Australian and NZ Jewish Community, particularly interfaith. He has an MA in Law, and his wide ranging interests include medical and business ethics to computer animation.

Monday 12:00 Jews and Christians: where are we going?
Monday 17:30 Gefiltefest: All hail the Kosher cheeseburger?
Tuesday 13:20 Pontifical Palaces, Mud Huts and the Kingdom of Heaven
Wednesday 14:40 Confidentiality, confession and cover-up in halacha
Thursday 10:40 The curious case of Licoricia of Winchester

Clive Lawton

Co-founder of Limmud, Clive is now its Senior Consultant. He is also CEO of the Commonwealth Jewish Council, scholar-in-residence at JW3, a magistrate and works worldwide in educational development.

Friday 17:30 Why all Jews should observe shabbat
Sunday 20:30 Celebrating Maureen at Limmud
Monday 10:40 Should we worry about antisemitism?
Monday 16:00 The Bagel Podcast - LAUNCH
Wednesday 16:00 Letters Live at Limmud with Clive Lawton and friends
Wednesday 17:30 Unsolved problems

Rachel Lazar

Rachel Lazar is from Transylvania and made aliyah 12 years ago. She earned her degrees from Hebrew University of Jerusalem and speaks four languages. Rachel is currently a programme manager for TheHive and TheNest accelerators in Tel Aviv helping new immigrant entrepreneurs to settle in Israel.

Wednesday 21:50 Tragedy and inspiration: Miklos Radnoti, a Hungarian Jewish poet in the 20th Century

Samuel Lebens

Samuel is an academic philosopher and Orthodox rabbi. Originally from England, Sam lives in Israel, with his wife and children, teaching at the University of Haifa. His first book defends a theory of meaning proposed by Bertrand Russell. His forthcoming book explores the foundational principles of Judaism.

Monday 13:20 Holy moly
Tuesday 17:30 Two Jewish philosophers walk into a bar
Tuesday 23:00 Divine contractions: giving birth to a dream
Wednesday 12:00 Poo and the philosophy of excrement
Wednesday 16:00 Letters Live at Limmud with Clive Lawton and friends
Wednesday 21:50 Baba Batra and the Communist Manifesto

Adam Lehman

Adam is the chief operating officer at Hillel International. He previously held senior positions at Lotame Solutions, Rock Ridge Ventures and AOL. Educated at Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School, a Truman Scholar and founding member of Jewkvox (a cappella). Adam is married to Belinda and has two amazing daughters.

Sunday 17:30 Shocking data from college campuses! (What works in engaging Jewish students)

Berlin Leiman

Born in Russia where he attended theatre school, he then immigrated to the US where he became part of wonderful Jewish community in Cleveland OH. Berlin moved to the UK 10 years ago and studied systemic family therapy.

Monday 17:30 Jordan Peterson and Rabbi Sacks

Joey Leskin

A Yemeni Jew from London, Joey is director of International Experiences for KAHAL, connecting young people abroad to Jewish life in over 100 cities worldwide. He previously worked with the Turkish community as Senior Fieldworker for the JDC. He has a Masters in IR and has visited over 50 countries.

Sunday 14:40 Where in the world are all the Jews?
Sunday 21:50 How not to date: round 2
Monday 13:20 We don't eat bagels here: Turkey's Jewish community
Monday 22:00 EasternBeats presents: Yalla Habibi Disco Party - Live!
Wednesday 17:30 Around the world in 7 tales

Shonna Levin

The child of a rabbi and morah, Orthodox LGBTQ activist Shonna Levin grew up Haredi in Monsey. Shonna has taught in the US, Sweden and Austria, is the founder of Trans Kollel and a Talmud Boot Camp for Haredi women and most of all: has a deep love for Hashem and all of His creations.

Friday 17:30 Anorexia at the shabbos table
Sunday 13:20 Believing in a God that doesn’t believe in me (on being gay and orthodox)
Monday 21:50 As You Are; an Open Mic
Tuesday 13:20 93 Queen
Wednesday 12:00 How can you be LGBT+ and Jewish in an orthodox community?
Wednesday 14:40 Queer Shulchan Aruch

David Levin-Kruss

"Judaism is technology that makes the world better," says David Levin-Kruss, Jewish Education Director for JDC-Europe, which supports European Jews in finding their Jewish voice. David loves text-life interplay. Prior to JDC, David taught at Pardes and was community director of Stanmore Synagogue.

Wednesday 14:40 Marilyn Monroe and Judaism: The Seventy Faces of Torah
Thursday 12:00 Bob Marley, Bob Dylan and Being Jewish

Andrew Levine

Andrew is an entrepreneur and accomplished public speaker on topics ranging from Business Strategy to Jewish Ethics and their applicability to today’s challenges.

Monday 20:30 The disappearance of the INS Dakar. A 50 year mystery

Annie Levy

Annie is a movement worker for RSY-Netzer. She read International History and Politics at the University of Leeds, specialising in the relations between British Nongovernmental Organisations and women in Afghanistan. She loves Jewish pluralism, international development and psychometric testing.

Monday 14:40 Am I enough? Women and impostor syndrome

Clare Levy

Clare is in her final year of a Religious Studies degree at the University of Edinburgh. She is engaged with Interfaith both on and off campus as the Faith Rep for the Student Union and the Treasurer for the Edinburgh Interfaith Association. Clare is also a student leader for CCJ.

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

Charlie Lewin

Charlie is an ex Haredi artist and musician. Through her artwork and lyrics, she tells her story of escaping an arranged marriage and the challenges of navigating the 'evil' outside world. Charlie is currently studying Fine Art at university in London.

Monday 21:50 Stamford Hell

Ben Lewis

Ben is a PhD student at Imperial College London's Institute of Chemical Biology. Within the Jewish community, he works as a Communications Consultant for Reform Judaism and volunteers with Limmud, Rene Cassin and the Jewish Labour Movement.

Sunday 16:00 Genetics is #FakeNews
Tuesday 14:40 Meet the Chairs!

Jacqueline Lewis

Jackie Lewis Rose is a Whitefield-based GP, researcher & public speaker with a special interest in nutrition. Dr Lewis has researched the impact of diet on disease prevention & liaises with leading academics & scientists around the world on diet-based health & longevity.

Sunday 20:30 Eat healthy, feel younger: is age an attitude of mind?
Monday 13:20 Gefiltefest: How to have your kugel and eat it

Stuart Lewis

Stu Lewis, who lives in the Kansas City area, has been attending Limmud.UK since 2013 and has presented on a variety of topics, both Biblical and cultural. A retired civil servant, he tutors bar/bat mitzvah students at his congregation and writes programme notes for the Lyric Opera of Kansas City.

Saturday 19:00 That old time religion: the Yom Kippur sacrifice
Sunday 20:30 Two Jewish Boys Write a Catholic Mass

Miriam Libicki

Miriam is the creator of the Israeli Army graphic-novel memoir “jobnik!” and the book of drawn essays “Toward A Hot Jew” (recipient of the 2017 Vine Award for Canadian Jewish Literature). She lives in Vancouver and teaches illustration at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.

Sunday 12:00 Inking the unthinkable: a very different comics workshop
Monday 14:40 Strange-ing the welcomer: a theory of Black and White and Jews all over
Tuesday 10:40 Cartooning a split Jewish identity
Wednesday 21:50 Hidden identities in popular comics

Kevin Lieberman

Kevin is a Robotics PhD Candidate at the University of Michigan where he researches human-robot interaction in high risk environments. He is the past graduate student on the Hillel International Board of Directors, founder of the DC Design Workshop, and an ROI Community member.

Monday 21:50 Get inspired: Lightning talks by ROI
Tuesday 12:00 What are your thoughts about Jewish student life on campus?
Wednesday 18:40 Human-centred design and your Jewish community
Thursday 09:20 High-risk robotics and Jewish community leadership

Eliana Light

Through meaningful music, powerful prayer, excellent education, and creative consulting, Eliana works with Jewish communities worldwide to unlock the wonders of our sacred heritage.

Monday 16:00 Let’s all sing (about Jewish things!)
Wednesday 16:00 New Jewish Voices: Concert & Conversation

Elements @ Festival Limmud

The Limmud Elements team supports Limmud communities worldwide, both individually and collectively. At Festival we will be creating a platform to engage in challenging issues, strategic thinking and relationship building to strengthen the global Limmud community.

Monday 16:00 What is your brand essence? A workshop for nonprofit organisations
Wednesday 13:20 Limmud leadership - is this for you?

March of the Living

Mala was born in 1930 in Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland. Mala was in Ravensbruck concentration camp and Bergen-Belsen. After the war she joined her brother, Ben Helfgott, in London. During the past twenty years, Mala has been giving her testimony.

Wednesday 14:40 In conversation with Mala Tribich
Wednesday 16:00 Tea with Mala

Benji Lovitt

Since making aliyah in 2006, comedian/educator Benji Lovitt has shared his hilarious and unique perspectives on Israel for audiences around the world and has been featured in publications such as USA Today, Time Magazine, the Atlantic, BBC Radio, the Times of Israel, and the Jerusalem Post.

Sunday 17:30 "Curb your confusion": cultural differences through Larry David
Sunday 23:00 “What War Zone?” stand-up comedy from Israel
Monday 16:00 Start-up nation and the West: exploring cultural differences
Monday 21:50 Please God by you: speed dating for 36 - 49, hosted by Benji Lovitt!
Tuesday 13:20 “The Middle East is Funny”: explore Israeli history through comedy
Wednesday 13:20 But apart from Mel Brooks, Bette Midler, Larry David, Joan Rivers, Jerry Seinfeld, David Baddiel, Sarah Silverman, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jackie Mason and Mrs Maisel….what have the Jews ever Done For Comedy
Wednesday 16:00 Letters Live at Limmud with Clive Lawton and friends
Wednesday 21:50 Late Night Laughs at Limmud!

Katie-Marie Lynch

Brum based media producer and filmmaker passionate about using the media to explore curiosities and different ways of thinking. Other projects have included an international documentary about home education in communities also around America, as well as the Netherlands, Australia and across the UK.

Sunday 19:10 Keeping The Flame Alive - Documentary film, Premiere!

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