Limmud Festival 2018 - Presenters

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Max Naar

Max is Partnerships Coordinator at Limmud, responsible for development and maintaining relationships with external organisations. Outside of work Max has varied interests- he enjoys travel, David Attenborough documentaries, baking, whisky, children’s literature and experiencing the unexpected.

Tuesday 21:50 What does a village in Rwanda have to do with me?
Wednesday 17:30 Around the world in 7 tales

Allan Nadler

Allan has a BA from McGill, an MA and a PhD from Harvard. He has been a professor of Jewish Studies at Drew University since 1998 and the director of research at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (NYC) 1991-1998. Allan was rabbi of Congregation Shaar Hashomayim in Montreal, 1981-1991.

Monday 10:40 Is Jewish theology dead?
Monday 14:40 Bialik's pious but secular children: Chaim Grade and A.M. Klein
Tuesday 18:40 Maimonides' irony: dogmatist and heretic
Wednesday 18:40 Litvaks and Galitsianers: Relgious, cultural and linguistic differences

Yonatan Neril

Yonatan is a rabbi and founded and directs the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development and its Jewish Eco Seminars branch. He speaks widely on religion and ecology, and co-organised ten interfaith eco-conferences. He completed an MA & BA at Stanford and lives with his wife and two kids in Jerusalem.

Friday 17:30 Let's play games on ecology, Jewish, and Israel
Saturday 11:45 What can we do to save the environment as a Jewish community?
Sunday 16:00 Are most kosher animal products ethical? Views of an Orthodox vegan rabbi
Monday 10:40 What is the climate crisis asking of Jews at this key moment in history?
Tuesday 14:40 I just met Pope Francis. Here's why I'm excited about interfaith ecological cooperation

Jonathan Neumann

Jonathan Neumann is the author of the bestselling book "To Heal the World: How the Jewish Left Corrupts Judaism and Endangers Israel" (2018). He was recently listed as one of the Jewish community's 30 under 30.

Monday 19:10 Stop doing tikkun olam!
Tuesday 17:30 Is Trump's foreign policy good for Israel?
Wednesday 12:00 Debate: This house believes that the Jewish left corrupts Judaism and endangers Israel

David Newman

David Newman is professor of Geopolitics and founder of the Department of Politics at Ben Gurion University. Originally from the UK he has lived in Israel since 1982. In 2013 he was awarded an OBE for promoting scientific cooperation between Israel and the UK.

Friday 17:30 The impact of Lithuanian rabbis on Anglo Jewry in the Twentieth century
Sunday 13:30 The David Hillman stained glass windows
Monday 10:40 Borderline Israel I: beyond the Two State Solution: peace without borders (1 of 4)
Tuesday 13:20 Borderline Israel II: the futility of borders - children encounter the Israel-Palestine divide (2 of 3)
Wednesday 21:50 Hot off the press! New elections in Israel- what does it mean? Who are the players? What will the result be?
Thursday 10:40 Borderline Israel III: Haredi society and the political future of Israel (3 of 3)

Graham Newman

Graham was Leeds born and bred. 50 years in London. Discovered what you can learn about Torah after cheder is more interesting. Learned bits about the occult and spiritual healing as a counter to life as a chartered accountant. Tries to regularly move out of comfort zone. Was treasurer of Limmud for 5 years.

Monday 09:10 Why do intelligent people study the Torah for 70 years and not get bored?

Jacqueline Nicholls

Jacqueline is an artist and Jewish educator who uses art to engage with traditional Jewish ideas in untraditional ways. Jacqueline co-ordinates Arts & Culture events at JW3 London and regularly teaches at LSJS. Jacqueline is also a regular contributor to BBC R2 Pause for Thought.

Sunday 12:00 JW3's Arts Salon - Refugees
Sunday 16:00 JW3's Misogynist Film Club; #MeToo
Sunday 17:30 Jewish women taking on the patriarchy
Tuesday 10:40 Feminist midrash through visual art, poetry and music
Tuesday 14:40 The year in scandal
Wednesday 13:20 The Talmud in poetry and art (Daf Yomi - Chullin 29)
Wednesday 22:00 The Rebbetzin's Disco

Martyn Niman

Soul Jump, the UK’s new animated band! Soul Jump features live vocalists that sing alongside animated music videos. Soul Jump’s original songs appeal to all ages, mixing meaningful pop with comedy to deliver a truly fun show like nothing else.

Sunday 17:30 Soul Jump! - Animated band live show

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