Limmud Festival 2018 - Presenters

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Nic Abery

Nic Abery is the Director of LooktoLearn and an education consultant for EFI and PaJeS. Her most recent achievement was creating Israel70: Building Artistic Connections which is being showcased at Festival, having been previously on display at JW3 and Israel.

Tuesday 09:10
Tuesday 09:10 How 6500 children engaged with Israeli history, art and culture
 
Tuesday 17:30
Tuesday 17:30 Israel70: Building Artistic Connections exhibition tour (1 of 3)
 
Wednesday 17:30
Wednesday 17:30 Israel70: Building Artistic Connections exhibition tour (2 of 3)
 

Vanessa Abraham

Vanessa loves to laugh. Vanessa is a qualified Psychotherapist. She is passionate about her work and promoting wellbeing. Her enthusiasm has lead her to facilitate laughter wellbeing sessions and she takes this seriously and will be delighted to bring this to Limmud this year.

Sunday 14:40
Sunday 14:40 Get out of your head and into your body
 
Tuesday 17:30
Tuesday 17:30 Laughter yoga wellbeing (1 of 2)
 
Wednesday 19:10
Wednesday 19:10 Why laughter is the best medicine? (2 of 2)
 

Robert Abrams

Rob is a co-founding member of the group 'Na'amod, British Jews against Occupation'. Previously involved with the All That's Left Collective and the Centre for Jewish Nonviolence, he completed an MA in Transitional Justice and Human Rights at the Hebrew U while living in Jerusalem.

Tuesday 13:20
Tuesday 13:20 British Jews opposing the occupation
 

Eli Abt

Apart from his work in architecture and music, Eli's interests include the often surprising meanings behind the striking images in medieval Hebrew manuscripts. He has spoken and written on this subject for many years in the UK and abroad and is currently working on a book on the Catalan Haggadah.

Friday 17:30
Friday 17:30 Passover protest: subversive images in the C14 Haggadah
 

Amira Aharonovich

Amira is the deputy director general and COO of the Jewish Agency for Israel. Amira holds an MA in Business Management and is a graduate of the Mandel Educational Leadership Institute in Jerusalem. Amira has been working for more than 22 years at The Jewish Agency for Israel in management positions

Monday 17:30
Monday 17:30 Why impact investing is inherently Jewish
 
Tuesday 13:20
Tuesday 13:20 Taking up the timbrel! Jewish women in the forefront of social organisations
 

Mohinder Ahluwalia

Mohinder Singh Ahluwalia is the chairman and visionary for the Nishkam Group of Charitable Organisations. One of top 100 most influential Sikhs in the world, he has received many awards for his service in propagating the Sikh faith and engagement in interfaith work.

Sunday 18:40
Sunday 18:40 Make friends - Jewish and interfaith perspectives on friendship
 

Vivian Aisen

Vivian started her diplomatic career at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs more than 20 years ago. Prior to her current mission, she served at the Israeli Embassy in Brussels, in London, in Chile and in Kazakhstan. Born in Brazil, she moved to Israel 30 years ago. She is fluent in English, Hebrew, Portuguese, Spanish and French.

Wednesday 13:20
Wednesday 13:20 Mashav - The Israeli Agency for International Development Cooperation
 
Wednesday 16:00
Wednesday 16:00 Save A Child’s Heart
 

Luke Akehurst

Luke has been director of We Believe in Israel since 2011. We Believe in Israel is a BICOM initiative and is a broad coalition of over 17,500 supporters of Israel. Outside of work he was a Hackney Councillor for 12 years, has stood for Parliament twice and served on the Labour Party NEC.

Sunday 20:30
Sunday 20:30 In conversation: Jon Lansman and Luke Akehurst
 
Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 What do the British public really think about Israel?
 

Jamal Alkirnawi

Jamal is the founder and executive director of A New Dawn in the Negev. A passionate visionary, the now 10-year-old organization is a manifestation of his desire to raise the level of education for the Bedouin community in Israel’s Negev region.

Sunday 21:50
Sunday 21:50 Empowering Israel's Bedouin Youth for a Better Shared Future
 
Monday 13:20
Monday 13:20 Creating inclusive shared societies in the face of seemingly vast divides
 
Tuesday 14:40
Tuesday 14:40 I just met Pope Francis. Here's why I'm excited about interfaith ecological cooperation
 
Wednesday 13:20
Wednesday 13:20 Inside out: my Israeli Bedouin identity
 

Ellen Allard

Ellen is a recording artist, music educator, composer, performer, has a BA in Music, Master’s in Education, is a health coach, teaches kid’s yoga/music and lives in Boston. She has 2 daughters, 2 sons-in-law, 5 grandkids, 2 granddogs, and she extolls the virtues of eating dark chocolate daily.

Sunday 16:00
Sunday 16:00 Rhythm 'n' Ruach: drumming and singing for kids and grownups
 
Tuesday 17:30
Tuesday 17:30 Family concert with Ellen Allard and the Limmud House Band
 
Wednesday 16:00
Wednesday 16:00 New Jewish Voices: Concert & Conversation
 

Daniel Allen

Danny is a consultant psychiatrist working for the NHS and privately. He has a special interest in Jewish medical ethics and his practice is also doing pioneering work with a new Israeli-developed treatment to help people suffering from Alzheimer's.

Monday 18:40
Monday 18:40 The halachah of psychiatric treatment
 
Wednesday 09:10
Wednesday 09:10 The UK experience of rTMS-COG in Alzheimer's disease
 

Emma Alter

Emma is a professional musician and Feldenkrais teacher. She has twenty years experience of both world-class performance and teaching, specialising in working with performers. Her clients come from all walks of life and share a desire to improve their quality of life, through how they move.

Sunday 14:40
Sunday 14:40 Feldenkrais: finding better balance - the feet (1 of 4)
 
Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 Feldenkrais: finding better balance - the hips (2 of 4)
 
Tuesday 14:40
Tuesday 14:40 Feldenkrais: finding better balance - a flexible chest (3 of 4)
 
Wednesday 14:40
Wednesday 14:40 Klezmer tunes learning session
 
Wednesday 17:30
Wednesday 17:30 Feldenkrais: finding better balance - freeing up the neck (4 of 4)
 

Shulamit Ambalu

Shulamit Ambalu recently joined Sha'arei Tsedek, North London Reform Synagogue, as it's new Principal Rabbi. She has taught rabbinic literature as well as vocational skills at Leo Baeck College for some years, and sees teaching and learning as the heart of her Jewish life.

Sunday 20:30
Sunday 20:30 Progressive Jews and women: loving the texts that hate us
 
Monday 09:10
Monday 09:10 Becoming the parents/adults we want to be
 

Daniel Anderson

Daniel presents and facilitates thought-provoking lectures, discussions and workshops. He aims to leave attendees with more questions than answers and can be found at CNSS in North London. A former Limmud Programming Chair, in another life Daniel is Deputy Leader on Enfield Council.

Sunday 14:40
Sunday 14:40 Can the market ever be moral?
 
Sunday 21:50
Sunday 21:50 What is Torah and what does it mean to you?
 
Tuesday 09:10
Tuesday 09:10 Ashkenazi Jews – Who do we think we are?
 

Martine Therese Andrevon Gottstein

Therese Martine is a scholar of Jewish-Christian relations. She has studied changes in Christian theology of Judaism and the formation of the landmark declaration Nostra Aetate, in which the Catholic Church made the most dramatic theological about-face, with reference to its teaching in Judaism.

Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 The religious revolution - how the Catholic Church changes its teachings on the Jews
 
Tuesday 14:40
Tuesday 14:40 A Christmas special - Are Catholics our Friends or Enemies?
 
Wednesday 09:10
Wednesday 09:10 Jews telling Christians what to believe - then and now
 

Jane Ansell

Jane founded Sleep Scotland, supporting families of children and young people with additional support needs and sleep problems, and TEENS+ post-school special needs education programme. She co-founded the Edinburgh Jewish Dialogue and Cultural Centre, and delivers various Jewish learning programmes.

Sunday 16:00
Sunday 16:00 Sleep: how do we achieve it & what does the Torah have to say about it?
 

Itai Arik

Having worked for various Jewish organizations in the UK, Israel and Canada, Itai decided to make a twist in his career and pursue his culinary passion. After founding Jaffa Mama back in Israel, a social enterprise connecting people through food, he created Lev&Tine and a co-founded Market Polo Group.

Monday 14:40
Monday 14:40 Gefiltefest: Itai Arik of Lev&Tine
 

Yakov Ashkenazi

Yakov is Israeli in origin and has lived in the UK for seven years. He studied economics at Kings College London and is currently working at Bloomberg LP

Sunday 16:00
Sunday 16:00 A journey out of ultra-orthodoxy and into the modern world - how can mentors help?
 

Gefiltefest at Limmud

Gefiltefest is the biggest Jewish food event in Europe and brings people together to experience the connection between Judaism and food. Education, enthusiasm and exploration are at the heart of this proud, cross-communal celebration of Jewish food. These values make a perfect fit for Limmud Festival.

Monday 10:40
Monday 10:40 Gefiltefest: Is Bamba the only real Israeli food?
 
Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 Gefiltefest: Making bread shouldn't be a PITA
 
Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 Gefiltefest: Humous War - food at the frontier of conflict
 
Monday 13:20
Monday 13:20 Gefiltefest: How to have your kugel and eat it
 
Monday 14:40
Monday 14:40 Gefiltefest: Itai Arik of Lev&Tine
 
Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 Gefiltefest: These are a few of my favourite Ottolenghi things
 
Monday 17:30
Monday 17:30 Gefiltefest: Pickle and sauerkraut making: fun with (lacto)fermentation
 
Monday 17:30
Monday 17:30 Gefiltefest: All hail the Kosher cheeseburger?
 
Monday 20:30
Monday 20:30 Gefiltefest: The Jewish roots of Spaghetti Bolognese
 
Monday 21:50
Monday 21:50 Gefiltefest: The secret Jewish history of vodka - with tastings
 
Monday 21:50
Monday 21:50 Gefiltefest: Sadeh Farm
 
Monday 23:00
Monday 23:00 Gefiltefest: Cocktail Making
 

Joely Axelrod

Joey is a history teacher. In her final year studying History, she came across one sentence in an article on suffragettes that just said 'the Jewish League for Women's Suffrage existed'. This sparked her interest and so she turned one sentence into a 9000 word dissertation. The rest is history.

Sunday 10:40
Sunday 10:40 Who were the Jewish suffragettes?
 

Gabor Balazs

Gabor received his PhD. at Bar Ilan University in Israel. He is a professor of Jewish and Israeli Philosophy at the University of Jewish Studies, and he is active in numerous frameworks of Jewish adult education.

Monday 20:30
Monday 20:30 Can we read Yuval Noah Harari's books as Jewish philosophy?
 

Banot Band

Banot is a NYC based band, created for the love of Jewish & Israeli music. Co-founded by Berklee graduates Yonit, Tali, Ella Joy, Mikhal, Marian, and Lihi, they seek new ways to interpret traditional Jewish & modern Israeli music. Banot recently released their debut album Bakesh Shalom.

Monday 21:50
Monday 21:50 Banot LIVE in concert!
 
Tuesday 12:00
Tuesday 12:00 Singing with Banot
 

Daphna Baram

Daphna is Jerusalem born, London based, director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolition, UK Chapter (ICAHD UK) and a stand up comedian, with background in journalism and human rights law. Her book Disenchantment: The Guardian and Israel, was published in 2004.

Wednesday 13:20
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 17:30
Wednesday 17:30 Is the Israeli government doing enough to promote peace with the Palestinians?
 
Wednesday 21:50
Wednesday 21:50 Late Night Laughs at Limmud!
 

Isabel Bard

Isabel is in her final year at the University of Birmingham, studying English Literature and Philosophy. She's an alumna of the Drisha High School Programme, Yeshivat Hadar, and the Conservative Yeshiva. Her interests include the philosophy of charitable obligations, and tzitzit.

Sunday 18:40
Sunday 18:40 Shevet Dinah Podcast Launch
 

Genna Barnett

Originally from Scotland, Genna has lived and worked in London, Tel Aviv, Burundi and Ghana. She was diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome at the age of seven. After years of feeling embarrassed by it, she’s happy to share her experiences and embrace it as a unique and interesting part of her identity.

Sunday 17:30
Sunday 17:30 Jews who tic (1 of 2)
 
Monday 21:50
Monday 21:50 In God's image #inclusion style (2 of 2)
 

Nikki Barnett

Nikki is currently studying International Development at Sussex University. She was diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome and ADHD at five years old, and has experienced cycles of severity of the conditions throughout her life. She is happy to share her experiences and what she has learned.

Sunday 17:30
Sunday 17:30 Jews who tic (1 of 2)
 
Monday 21:50
Monday 21:50 In God's image #inclusion style (2 of 2)
 

Eldad Beck

Berlin-based Europe-Correspondent of the daily "Israel Hayom", author of "Beyond the Border - Travels to forbidden countries", "Germany, at Odds“, "Merkel, Israel and the Jews". Born in Haifa, Eldad studied Arabic and Islam at the Sorbonne, Paris

Sunday 21:50
Sunday 21:50 The unbelievable story of Angela Merkel
 
Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 Israel at 2019
 
Monday 19:10
Monday 19:10 Why isn’t there peace in the Middle East? Personal perspectives
 
Tuesday 19:10
Tuesday 19:10 Germany at Odds: where is Germany heading to?
 

Barbara Bell

Barbara is a teacher and artist. As well as exhibiting her paintings, she has also contributed to the Raul Wallenberg Foundation Art book, set up Community Arts projects and initiated Interfaith study groups. In her current work, Barbara explores the relationship between faith and the Shoah.

Sunday 16:00
Sunday 16:00 The big no and the unforgotten: An artist's engagement with Holocaust theology
 

Amir Ben Hur

As JAFI’s emissary in Leeds, Amir aims to engage the community to become actively involved in securing a vital Jewish future. He studied music and biomedicine, took part and led “HaZamir”, and was involved in youth movements and voluntary organisations. Amir served in the Air Force Military Band.

Tuesday 12:00
Tuesday 12:00 Music and the military
 

Geoffrey Ben-Nathan

Born in London 1944, Geoffrey was educated at St. Paul's and SOAS with a degree in Anthropology and Ethiopian Studies. He has authored two books and conducts private research on Israelites, Canaanites, Jews and Palestinians.

Sunday 12:00
Sunday 12:00 Parashat Vayechi - A Comparison of the Masoretic and Samaritan Texts
 
Monday 09:10
Monday 09:10 Re-Animating an Ancient Land and Family Relationship
 

Aaron Benderski

Aaron is from Ashdod and is an emissary on campuses throughout the UK. He has a B.A. in Political Science and IR from Hebrew U, is a former tour guide in the Knesset and was involved with an Israeli-Palestinian program through which he interned in U.S Congress. Aaron was born in Belarus and is fluent in Russian, Hebrew and English.

Tuesday 20:30
Tuesday 20:30 Party all the time!
 

Jon Benjamin

A lawyer with over 20 years’ senior leadership experience in the charity sector, Jon now runs a busy consultancy, advising charities (and others) on how to navigate an increasingly complex regulatory environment, and trustees on their responsibilities and good governance.

Tuesday 19:10
Tuesday 19:10 Volunteering with confidence - charity governance, GDPR and all that
 

Siona Benjamin

Siona is a painter from Bombay, now living in the US. Her work reflects her background of being brought up Jewish in a Hindu and Muslim India. She combines the imagery of her past with the role she plays in America today, making a mosaic inspired by illuminated manuscripts.

Saturday 18:30
Saturday 18:30 Blue like me: - documentary film and q&a
 
Sunday 18:40
Sunday 18:40 Blue Like Me: The Art of Siona Benjamin - documentary film and art project
 
Tuesday 09:10
Tuesday 09:10 The Making of Super Heroes and Heroines
 
Tuesday 17:30
Tuesday 17:30 Indian/Persian Miniature Painting Workshop
 
Wednesday 14:40
Wednesday 14:40 Midrash and megillah painting workshop
 

David Benkof

David is a Jerusalem-based teacher whose sessions at Limmuds worldwide analyze Jewish cultural products – fiction, poetry, musicals, films, lyrics. His other hats include Jewish historian, political analyst, six-language polyglot, essayist, theater enthusiast, philanthropist, and trivia buff.

Saturday 11:45
Saturday 11:45 Keep Today’s Segregated Kotel Architecture: Change My Mind
 
Monday 23:00
Monday 23:00 Beatles Torah
 
Tuesday 12:00
Tuesday 12:00 Philip Roth 101
 
Thursday 12:00
Thursday 12:00 Polyglatt: be a maven in Hebrew and other languages
 

Janet Berenson

Teacher, author, poet, meditator, imperfect Kabbalist, procrastinator, singer and God-wrestler. These don't sum Janet up, but explain why she seeks enlightenment in every encounter. After working in the Reform movement she now offers courses, day study and personal guidance.

Saturday 18:30
Saturday 18:30 Every life tells a story
 
Sunday 10:40
Sunday 10:40 Bring the wisdom of kabbalah into your life (1 of 3)
 
Monday 20:30
Monday 20:30 Bring the wisdom of kabbalah into your life (2 of 3)
 
Tuesday 09:10
Tuesday 09:10 Bring the wisdom of kabbalah into your life (3 of 3)
 

Jake Berger

Jake was born and raised in Manchester. He previously lived in Helsinki, spent a year at Pardes in Jerusalem, and holds a B.A. in Psychology & Philosophy from the University of Oxford (where he also founded the Oxford Schnitzel Society). Jake now works at the Board of Deputies of British Jews.

Wednesday 17:30
Wednesday 17:30 Around the world in 7 tales
 

Rahel Berkovits

Rahel is a senior lecturer in Mishnah, Talmud and Halachah at the Pardes Institute. She is the halachic editor of JOFA’s Hilkhot Nashim, to be published by Koren and serves on Shirah Hadasha’s halachah committee. Rahel received Rabbinic Ordination from Rabbis Herzl Hefter and Daniel Sperber.

Sunday 20:30
Sunday 20:30 Sexuality and Sanctity: Consent in Sexual Relations (1 of 3)
 
Monday 10:40
Monday 10:40 Is Jewish theology dead?
 
Monday 13:20
Monday 13:20 Sexuality and sanctity: the pleasure principle - sex acts and positions (2 of 3)
 
Monday 23:00
Monday 23:00 Mikva the Musical: Music and Monologues from the Deep – excerpts and discussion
 
Tuesday 21:50
Tuesday 21:50 Limmud Festival, First Century CE style! The Mishnah’s view on teachers, learners, and the power of diversity
 
Wednesday 09:20
Wednesday 09:20 Sexuality and sanctity: sex between women - a halakhic opening? (3 of 3)
 

Linda Berkowitz

While teaching Film in Brighton 22 years ago, Linda joined the Board of UK Jewish Film (it was Brighton Jewish Film Festival) & has remained associated ever since. She looks forward to joining the wonderful Limmud audiences in appreciating the wide range & high quality of films from UKJF .

Sunday 13:30
Sunday 13:30 Winter Hunt
 
Sunday 21:50
Sunday 21:50 Pears Short Film Fund Winners
 
Monday 09:20
Monday 09:20 Forgotten Soldier
 
Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 Antenna
 
Tuesday 13:20
Tuesday 13:20 93 Queen
 
Tuesday 17:30
Tuesday 17:30 Refuge Britain: Stories of Émigré Designers
 
Tuesday 21:50
Tuesday 21:50 Goodbye Columbus
 
Wednesday 10:40
Wednesday 10:40 Remember Baghdad
 

Uri Berkowitz

Uri is a graphic designer whose clients are often Jewish. He was originally drawn into the web of Limmud by designing the second chavruta book. 20 books later he has since volunteered on programming, training, the board and Limmud internationally. Uri is a graduate of Lead’s Gamechangers programme.

Saturday 19:00
Saturday 19:00 Judge a book by its cover
 
Tuesday 14:40
Tuesday 14:40 The year in scandal
 

Adele Berlin

Adele Berlin is Professor Emerita of Biblical Studies at the University of Maryland. She is especially interested in biblical narrative and poetry, and in ancient and modern interpretations of the Bible.

Sunday 13:20
Sunday 13:20 The book of Esther as comedy
 
Monday 19:10
Monday 19:10 Reading Biblical poetry (1 of 2)
 
Tuesday 16:00
Tuesday 16:00 Reading Biblical Poetry (2 of 2)
 
Wednesday 12:00
Wednesday 12:00 Translating the Bible: what do the words really mean?
 

George Berlin

George Berlin was Professor of Jewish History and Dean of Undergraduate Studies at the Baltimore Hebrew University. He is now Professor Emeritus at Towson University. His specialty is American Jewish History.

Sunday 12:00
Sunday 12:00 The Hebrew Bible in Early American Culture
 
Tuesday 10:40
Tuesday 10:40 American Jews and Zionism
 
Wednesday 16:00
Wednesday 16:00 American Jews: How they attained their civil and political rights
 

Robby Berman

Robert Berman graduated from Harvard University, Baruch College, Yeshiva University (MPA, MBA, BA), Gruss Kollel and Yeshivat Hakotel. Published in the Jerusalem Post and Ha’aretz, he is the founder and director of the Halachic Organ Donor Society and the Alliance for Organ Donor Incentives.

Monday 20:30
Monday 20:30 Organ donation for transplantation in Judaism
 
Tuesday 17:30
Tuesday 17:30 Buying kidneys from poor people is illegal, but is it moral?
 
Wednesday 10:40
Wednesday 10:40 Brain Death and Organ Donation in Halacha
 

Yoni Berrous

Yoni was born in France and made Aliyah with his family in 1992. He is the Head of the European Jewish Programming at the International School for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem.

Sunday 21:50
Sunday 21:50 The Holocaust and film - truth or distortion?
 
Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 Generation Z - how do we engage them with the Holocaust?
 
Tuesday 10:40
Tuesday 10:40 The Yad Vashem educational philosophy: Are we still relevant in the 21st century?
 
Wednesday 16:00
Wednesday 16:00 No laughing matter - Holocaust and humour
 

David Bilchitz

David is a Professor of Fundamental Rights at the University of Johannesburg and Secretary-General of the International Association of Constitutional Law. He co-founded Limmud South Africa, co-chaired the first Limmud Connect event for Global Limmud Volunteers and is on the Limmud Board.

Sunday 19:10
Sunday 19:10 The Jewish Quarterly presents: Are progressive voices being crowded out in the Jewish community?
 
Monday 21:50
Monday 21:50 Creating a future in the shadow of a difficult past: reflections on living a year of Jewish life in Berlin
 
Wednesday 13:20
Wednesday 13:20 From pride to protest: reflections on Israel at 70
 

Shoshana Bloom

Shoshana created LivLuv, a disability inclusion consultancy to enable the meaningful inclusion of people with additional needs in their communities. A passionate Limmudnik, ROIer, Schusterman Fellow & Makaton teacher, she’s also a Limmud trustee & founder of the international Limmud L’Am programme.

Monday 21:50
Monday 21:50 Get inspired: Lightning talks by ROI
 

Rebecca Blumenfeld

Rebecca (Bex) lives in Oxford with her husband and young son. Ordained as a chazzan with a Masters in Jewish Studies from Hebrew College, she works with several Masorti communities in the UK, focusing on Jewish liturgy, text, music and family education.

Sunday 13:20
Sunday 13:20 Shabbat Musaf - The whole Shebang (1 of 3)
 
Monday 10:40
Monday 10:40 Shabbat Musaf - The whole shebang (2 of 3)
 
Tuesday 09:10
Tuesday 09:10 Shabbat Musaf - The whole Shebang (3 of 3)
 

Sam Blustin

Sam is a fourth year rabbinical student at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He is also the co-founder of Shira B'dira, a bi-monthly prayer community specialising in beautiful, traditional egalitarian davening.

Tuesday 23:00
Tuesday 23:00 Why do we pray?
 

Kenneth Bob

Kenneth Bob is national President of Ameinu, Chair of Project Rozana USA, on the J Street Board of Directors and a member of the Jewish Agency for Israel Board of Governors Executive Committee. Ken’s “day job” is a management consultant, having previously served as CEO for technology companies.

Sunday 16:00
Sunday 16:00 Corbyn’s Labour and the American Democratic Party on Israel and the Jewish Community
 
Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 Why are American Jews democratic voters? Will that change in the future?
 
Tuesday 17:30
Tuesday 17:30 Is Trump's foreign policy good for Israel?
 
Wednesday 13:20
Wednesday 13:20 Progressive Zionism in 2018: where do we go from here?
 
Wednesday 16:00
Wednesday 16:00 Understanding Israeli politics - how do you run a country with 12 parties represented in the Parliament?
 
Wednesday 21:50
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 09:20
Thursday 09:20 Building Israeli-Palestinian understanding through healthcare
 

Yoni Bock

Yoni has more than 15 years international disaster relief/humanitarian assistance experience, participating, leading, and educating on best practices and civil-military coordination. He is a proud Bostonian and alumnus of Orthodox high school, Israeli yeshiva, McGill and Tufts Universities. Yoni married his husband in 2011.

Monday 21:50
Monday 21:50 Why do we care about earthquakes and war?
 

Alexander Bodin Saphir

Alexander is a filmmaker and writer who produced and co-directed the award-winning film, 'Who's Gonna Love Me Now?'. He is currently the publisher of the Jewish Quarterly. And his new play, 'Rosenbaum's Rescue' about Denmark during WWII, will premiere at Park Theatre in January 2019.

Sunday 19:10
Sunday 19:10 The Jewish Quarterly presents: Are progressive voices being crowded out in the Jewish community?
 
Wednesday 09:10
Wednesday 09:10 Writing stories - it's simple, see!
 
Wednesday 16:00
Wednesday 16:00 Who's Gonna Love me Now?
 

Shana Boltin

Originally from Melbourne, Shana works as an children's occupational therapist. A coffee, Ottolenghi and Yiddish enthusiast, she previously chaired Limmud Conference and is currently a Limmud Board member with a volunteer training support role. But most excitingly, she is DJing again this year!

Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 Gefiltefest: These are a few of my favourite Ottolenghi things
 
Tuesday 22:00
Tuesday 22:00 Silent Disco: The Challah Back Girls and DJ Van Der Kleij
 

Bat-el Borenstein

Bat-el is an actress, writer, producer, and lecturer. She is the sole creator and performer of the enormously successful and inspirational one-woman show I am Bat-El viewed by over one million people in Israel.

Tuesday 13:20
Tuesday 13:20 I am Bat-el - An inspirational comedy show
 

Emma Boyar

Emma is passionate about promoting the power of giving. A Senior Consultant for Charidy Australia, Emma partners with amazing causes to help them achieve their philanthropic outcomes and exceed fundraising budgets.

Tuesday 18:40
Tuesday 18:40 The future of fundraising in the Jewish world
 

Hannah Brady

Passionate about women's and disabled empowerment, Hannah loves to start challenging conversations with a touch of humour. She works in public health marketing, delivering high profile national campaigns such as Change4Life, Drink Free Days and the upcoming mental health campaign Every Mind Matters.

Tuesday 14:40
Tuesday 14:40 Meet the Chairs!
 
Wednesday 16:00
Wednesday 16:00 One in every minyan: navigating intersectionality in the Jewish world
 

Sam Brandman

Sam is CEO of Two Generations, a new Social Enterprise that matches older people (looking for a bit of company and help around the house) with friendly younger people (looking for cheaper accommodation).

Tuesday 10:40
Tuesday 10:40 My Yiddishe Momma gets lonely at home sometimes...
 

Laurence Brass

Laurence is a retired asylum judge who spent six years as vice president of the Board of Deputies, which is a different type of asylum! He is now a JCORE trustee and vice chair of Oasis of Peace UK which promotes "Neve Shalom/Wahat-al-Salam" Israel's unique peace village.

Tuesday 16:00
Tuesday 16:00 Village of hope
 

Aviva Braun-Finkler

Aviva Braun L.C.S.W. is a feminist psychotherapist with a private practice in NYC. She is a speaker, writer and photographer. Her exhibit the emBODYment of Jewish femininty (2016). She has been profiled and has been a contributor to The Sisterhood blog of the Forward and Parents.com.

Tuesday 10:40
Tuesday 10:40 Feminist and modern day perspectives on Jewish women’s bodies from biblical times until now
 
Wednesday 16:00
Wednesday 16:00 One in every minyan: navigating intersectionality in the Jewish world
 
Thursday 09:20
Thursday 09:20 The emBODYment of Jewish femininty- the female body as seen through the lens of a photographer/therapist
 

Alina Bricman

Alina is the elected president of the European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS). She grew up in Bucharest and studied Political Science in universities in Bucharest and Budapest. Before taking over her current role, Alina volunteered and then served as EUJS Program Officer between 2015-2017.

Monday 17:30
Monday 17:30 Is Campus a safe space for Jewish students?
 

Robert Brody

Robert has been a tenor soloist for over 50 years presenting both secular and cantorial music with many Jewish choirs as well as recording with the BBC Singers for Radio 3. He has acted as chazan in many countries and recently was soloist in an international cantorial conference in Prague.

Monday 13:20
Monday 13:20 The cantorial art
 

Sarah Bronzite

Previously a social researcher, now a primary school teacher, Sarah's current academic research aims to change the UK sex education curriculum so that it meets young people's needs. She also writes about childfree women and gender-based violence. Judaism is her second religion, after choral singing.

Sunday 17:30
Sunday 17:30 Jewish women taking on the patriarchy
 
Monday 13:20
Monday 13:20 The sex education (‘RSE’) edition! Who wants to be a millionaire?
 
Wednesday 21:50
Wednesday 21:50 “But you’d be such a great mum…”: understanding the views of childfree women
 

Mekella Broomberg

Mekella Broomberg is head of Arts and Culture at JW3, the first Jewish Community Centre and arts venue of its kind to exist in London. The team curate year-round events which showcase the very best of Jewish music, film, theatre and literature.

Sunday 12:00
Sunday 12:00 JW3's Arts Salon - Refugees
 
Sunday 16:00
Sunday 16:00 JW3's Misogynist Film Club; #MeToo
 
Sunday 17:30
Sunday 17:30 Jewish women taking on the patriarchy
 

Leilah Broukhim

Flamenco dancer and artistic director Leilah Broukhim moved to Madrid from New York after receiving a B.A. from Columbia University. She performs in Spain's principal tablaos, teaches workshops globally and currently tours with her own dance company in international theaters and festivals.

Monday 20:30
Monday 20:30 Flamenco dance workshop
 
Tuesday 17:30
Tuesday 17:30 Flamenco and the influence of Sephardic culture
 
Wednesday 10:40
Wednesday 10:40 Music and spirituality
 

Sara Bucciarelli Zanardo

Sara has taught and worked with modern foreign languages in Europe and Israel for over 10 years. Currently Sara lives in Hove with her husband, three children and Amelia the cat, where she teaches MFL, including Hebrew, in schools, after school clubs and cheder.

Wednesday 21:50
Wednesday 21:50 How Akiva could have changed 40 years of his life
 

Libby Burkeman

Libby is Head of Grants for a Trust that supports the work of other charities. She has volunteered & worked in education at Reform Judaism, Tzedek, the Science Museum & even Limmud! She's DJed at Limmud since 2013 & is excited for 2018. Libby likes lunch for £4, follow her on Insta & join the hunt!

Tuesday 22:00
Tuesday 22:00 Silent Disco: The Challah Back Girls and DJ Van Der Kleij
 

Georgina Bye

Georgina has been heavily involved in building inclusive, cross-communal Jewish communities and is a seasoned Jewish educator. She works for JDC Entwine and OLAM, organisations involved with international development. She's also passionate about women's spaces, feminism, food and travelling.

Monday 10:40
Monday 10:40 Tikkun olam throughout the ages
 
Tuesday 21:50
Tuesday 21:50 What does a village in Rwanda have to do with me?
 
Wednesday 09:10
Wednesday 09:10 Improving the world, together
 
Wednesday 17:30
Wednesday 17:30 Around the world in 7 tales
 

Daniel Cainer

Daniel is a multi-award-winning songwriter, storyteller, performer, broadcaster, several other words ending in ‘er’, and a regular favourite at Limmud. Currently touring his ever-evolving, one person show of Jewish themed stories-in-song. He also writes music for TV, theatre, radio and synagogues.

Saturday 20:15
Saturday 20:15 Daniel Cainer: More Gefilte Fish and Chips
 
Sunday 21:50
Sunday 21:50 Daniel Cainer: Even More Gefilte Fish and Chips
 

Daniel Carmel-Brown

Daniel Carmel-Brown is Chief Executive Officer of Jewish Care, has lived in Redbridge, Israel, Finchley and now back in Redbridge.

Sunday 18:40
Sunday 18:40 Wes Streeting of Ilford North - it used to be quite Jewish
 

David Cassuto

David Cassuto studied law in Holland, Scotland and Israel. He is a modern Orthodox Jew who lives in Jerusalem since 2015. He still lectures law in Holland. In Israel he studies Jewish and non-Jewish sources. He develops a vision on masculinity in the modern world.

Monday 09:10
Monday 09:10 "For not making me a woman" Really? Is it great to be a (Jewish) man?
 
Tuesday 17:30
Tuesday 17:30 The prophetess Deborah on masculinity
 
Wednesday 21:50
Wednesday 21:50 All Spanish and Portuguese aboard! Brainstorm for international event
 

Harrie Cedar

Harrie is an academic in homeostasis and health, a chaplain in a central London NHS hospital and runs a Post Graduate Certificate in Multi-faith Healthcare Chaplaincy. The training promotes meaningful encounters for the patients and staff who hold a diversity of faiths and beliefs.

Monday 20:30
Monday 20:30 Why care? The role for a Jewish healthcare chaplain in a secular NHS
 

Ela Cenudioğlu

Ela is an international lawyer. Having practiced commercial law in Luxembourg, she reengaged with the local Jewish community in various leadership roles, and recently returned to practice in Istanbul. Ela is also a member of the World Jewish Congress Jewish Diplomatic Corps.

Monday 13:20
Monday 13:20 We don't eat bagels here: Turkey's Jewish community
 
Tuesday 19:10
Tuesday 19:10 The World Jewish Congress Diplomatic Corps Flagship Program
 
Wednesday 10:40
Wednesday 10:40 Portuguese citizenship for Sephardic Jews
 

Susan Chalom

Susan has been educating teenagers for over 15 years and she loves being in the modern, dynamic classroom. She has an honours in creative writing and has written for the Jewish Observer magazine for five years. She is currently teaching at Yeshiva College in Johannesburg.

Sunday 09:10
Sunday 09:10 Breathing into imagination
 

Chaim Chesler

Chaim is founder and chairman of the Executive Committee of Limmud FSU. Chaim served as an executive director of the Israel Public Council for Soviet Jewry, headed the Jewish Agency's delegation to the FSU and the USA and served as treasurer of the Jewish Agency.

Tuesday 09:10
Tuesday 09:10 The continuing journey of Russian speaking Jewry
 

Beit Midrash Chevrah

The Limmud Beit Midrash Chevrah are a small group of volunteers who build, teach and study in the Limmud Beit Midrash. The LBM provides detailed textual learning in a Beit Midrash setting morning, afternoon and night, around the theme of Night and Day. We're also running a tisch!

Wednesday 19:10
Wednesday 19:10 Limmud Beit Midrash Tisch
 

Anne Clark

Anne was the founder and director of Jewish Resource Centre at the University of Roehampton, London. She has worked as a Jewish educator in the UK with Jews and non-Jews of all ages and is a UJIA Ashdown Fellow. Now semi-retired, she divides her time between Jerusalem and London.

Sunday 10:40
Sunday 10:40 Out of the Blue
 

Celia Clyne

Celia and her team are responsible for feeding you at Limmud. She has worked her entire life in the food industry – from teaching, to running restaurants to large scale events. She has become a household name in Kosher food with an unrivalled reputation for great food and event experiences.

Wednesday 21:50
Wednesday 21:50 Strictly Limmud Dancing
 

Adrian Cohen

Adrian is a serial macher, with involvement in communal affairs for 35 years. He’s lay chair of Labour Friends of Israel & London Jewish Forum and a Jewish Leadership Council trustee. He’s also a trustee of Reprieve, campaigning against the death penalty and a partner in an international law firm.

Sunday 18:40
Sunday 18:40 Wes Streeting of Ilford North - it used to be quite Jewish
 

Angy Cohen

Angy is a postdoctoral fellow at the School of Cultural Studies (Tel Aviv University). She researches the construction of identity among Spanish-Moroccan Jews. She is a member of the Sephardi feminist Beit Midrash Arevot (Jerusalem) and coordinator of education of Makom Sefarad in Spain.

Sunday 21:50
Sunday 21:50 Modernity and Sephardim: a different historical experience
 
Tuesday 17:30
Tuesday 17:30 Hair covering not obligatory for married women: an answer by Rav Yosef Massas in Morocco (1954)
 
Wednesday 12:00
Wednesday 12:00 Daughters of Israel in the East: Flora Sasson, a Mizrachi talmidat chachamim
 

Ariel Cohen

Originally from New York City, Ariel made aliyah three years ago. She has been at OLAM for two years and is their operations and communications manager. Ariel holds a BA in History and International Development and Conflict Resolution and an MA in Conflict Resolution and Mediation.

Monday 10:40
Monday 10:40 Tikkun olam throughout the ages
 
Wednesday 09:10
Wednesday 09:10 Improving the world, together
 

Elaine R. S. Cohen

Elaine is a retired Jewish educator and an active community volunteer in Teaneck, NJ. Professionally, Elaine was a head of school and served as the national director of the Schechter Day School Network. Elaine now enjoys having more flexibility to pursue her many interests.

Tuesday 10:40
Tuesday 10:40 A taste of Wise Aging
 

Eliot Cohen

Eliot is a law student in London, and recently returned from studying in Israel in Yeshivat Ma'ale Gilboa. He also spent the summer studying in Yeshivat Hadar in New York. Eliot has an MPhil and BA in Philosophy of Religion from the University of Cambridge. This is his first Limmud event!

Monday 09:20
Monday 09:20 Morning Seder (Advanced) - Transitions (1 of 4)
 
Tuesday 09:20
Tuesday 09:20 Morning Seder (Advanced) - Purim (2 of 4)
 
Tuesday 23:00
Tuesday 23:00 The fire and the flesh: God, the body, and limitation
 
Wednesday 09:20
Wednesday 09:20 Morning Seder (Advanced) - Pesach (3 of 4)
 
Thursday 09:30
Thursday 09:30 Morning Seder (Advanced) - Clothing (4 of 4)
 

Hayden Cohen

Hayden is a writer, performer, educator and podcaster from Leeds currently living in London. His proudest achievement remains playing Tevye from Fiddler on the Roof aged 8.

Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 The Bagel Podcast - LAUNCH
 
Tuesday 09:10
Tuesday 09:10 Philosophy of cherry picking
 

Jenny Cohen

Jenny is an active member of Northwood US. Having no brothers, she said kaddish for her father last year and appreciates the great support received from the Northwood and Pinner minyanim. In her spare time, Jenny is a professor of public health at UCL and editor of the Journal of Transport and Health.

Tuesday 17:30
Tuesday 17:30 Orthodox women and saying kaddish
 

Lawrence Cohen

Having reached three score and ten, Lawrence has acquired much knowledge but little wisdom. Regretfully, there is little he can teach anyone. Nevertheless, there are one or two enthusiasms which he would like to share while there is still time.

Monday 14:40
Monday 14:40 Hinay Zeh Bah! Here it comes on YouTube!
 

Tal Cohen

Tal is a Jewish Israeli and has spent the last 5 years in Nepal working for Tevel b'Tzedek- an Israeli Jewish organization committed to sustainable community development in developing countries. We draw our work from Jewish Values and believe in our Jewish responsibility to help repair the world.

Sunday 12:00
Sunday 12:00 I worked with rural women in Nepal and all I got was a new perspective on life
 
Monday 17:30
Monday 17:30 Meaningful, belonging, commitment: the stepping stones to build a strong community
 
Tuesday 21:50
Tuesday 21:50 Jewish responsibility and tikkun olam
 
Wednesday 09:10
Wednesday 09:10 Social justice in a globalised world – doing it right
 
Wednesday 12:00
Wednesday 12:00 Debate: This house believes that the Jewish left corrupts Judaism and endangers Israel
 

Rotem Cohen Kahlon

Rotem is the youngest woman council member ever in the city of Ramle. A social activist for the periphery in Israel. Director at ISEF Foundation. Rotem served as a parliamentary adviser in the 'Kulanu' party of Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon.

Sunday 21:50
Sunday 21:50 Does everyone have an equal opportunity to reach the Israeli academia?
 
Monday 14:40
Monday 14:40 Gaps in Israeli society - why do children in Ramle receive less than children in Tel Aviv?
 
Tuesday 12:00
Tuesday 12:00 Local politics - is this a place for a young woman?
 

Henry Cohn

Henry was a historian of Germany who for 43 years lectured at three British universities, latterly at Warwick, and then made aliyah from Birmingham to North London.

Wednesday 09:10
Wednesday 09:10 Two Breslau Jews
 

Liat Collins

Liat Collins was born in the UK, moved to Israel in 1979 and joined the IDF. She has a BA in Chinese and international relations and an MA in communications from The Hebrew University. She has worked at The Jerusalem Post since 1988, edits The International Jerusalem Post and writes a weekly column.

Monday 13:20
Monday 13:20 An “op-pressed” people
 
Tuesday 17:30
Tuesday 17:30 Is Trump's foreign policy good for Israel?
 
Wednesday 14:40
Wednesday 14:40 Trump Station, Jerusalem: mind the gap!
 
Wednesday 17:30
Wednesday 17:30 Is the Israeli government doing enough to promote peace with the Palestinians?
 
Thursday 10:40
Thursday 10:40 Beyond the headlines, beyond hasbara
 

Jeremy Conway

Jeremy is a property solicitor and the rabbi of The Queenshill Synagogue in Leeds. My semicha (rabbinical ordination) is in the Laws of Shabbat.

Sunday 22:00
Sunday 22:00 Fundamental Concepts in the Laws of Shabbat - An Exploration
 
Tuesday 20:30
Tuesday 20:30 L'chatchila and Bedi'avad in the Laws of Shabbat
 

Ann Conway-Jones

Ann is an honorary research fellow at the University of Birmingham, specialising in early Jewish-Christian relations and biblical interpretation. She has been involved in interfaith dialogue for over thirty years, and is Chair of Birmingham CCJ.

Wednesday 17:30
Wednesday 17:30 Who was Jesus the Jew?
 

Belinda Copitch

Belinda is a TCK: a Third Culture Kid. Born in South Africa, teen years in Israel, adulthood in UK. She was variously schooled in a convent in SA, Jewish schools in SA and Presbyterian mission school in Israel. She was so motivated to find out who she was that she got a PhD in Identity Development.

Tuesday 17:30
Tuesday 17:30 Highs and lows of being a TCK - a Third Culture Kid
 

Esther Craven

Esther is the youth & student outreach worker at Yachad, the pro-Israel pro-peace movement in the UK. A University of Manchester graduate, she has been involved with Jeneration and creating progressive Jewish spaces in Manchester. Now back in London, she is a member of New Stoke Newington Synagogue.

Monday 14:40
Monday 14:40 The Nation State Law and Diaspora Jewry’s relationship with Israel
 

Mark Creeger

Currently working in Corporate Ethics and Compliance software, Mark has taught Jewish Education and IT at primary, secondary, and university levels. A regular speaker and davener at Barnet Synagogue, he has also taught Barmitzvah for 33 years. He is married to fabulous comedian Rachel Creeger.

Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 Learn a Haftarah at Limmud (1 of 2)
 
Monday 19:10
Monday 19:10 Rockefeller, Carnegie, Eugenics and the Master Race - American big business and the Holocaust (2 of 2)
 
Tuesday 14:40
Tuesday 14:40 Learn a Haftarah at Limmud (2 of 2)
 
Wednesday 09:10
Wednesday 09:10 IBM and Ford - American big businesses and the Holocaust (1 of 2)
 
Thursday 12:00
Thursday 12:00 Billion dollar fines and whistleblowing bonuses - a Jewish view of ethics and compliance
 

Rachel Creeger

Rachel Creeger is an award winning comedian, director and playwright, and currently the only practising orthodox Jewish female comedian on the mainstream UK circuit. Rachel is a respected Jewish educator and sought after speaker at communities around the country. As heard on BBC Radio London and 3CR.

Monday 10:40
Monday 10:40 Funny for Five at Festival (1 of 2)
 
Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 Funny for Five at Festival - the performance! (2 of 2)
 
Monday 20:30
Monday 20:30 Please God by you: speed dating for 50 – 64
 
Tuesday 14:40
Tuesday 14:40 It's No Job For A Nice Jewish Girl
 
Wednesday 13:20
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 21:50
Wednesday 21:50 Late Night Laughs at Limmud!
 
Thursday 10:40
Thursday 10:40 Tears of a Clown - Jews, Comedy and Mental Health
 

Katharine Crew

Katharine Crew is Campus Leadership Manager at the Council of Christians and Jews. She has been running the Campus Leadership Programme since its inception in 2016 and is involved in CCJ’s work with young professionals. She is training as a local preacher in the Methodist Church.

Saturday 11:45
Saturday 11:45 Living on a prayer
 

Ben Crowne

Ben lives in, serially volunteers for, and writes about the Jewish community. He serves as a trustee or advisor to several charities, and is Limmud's representative on the Board of Deputies, having previously chaired Limmud Conference.

Sunday 20:30
Sunday 20:30 Celebrating Maureen at Limmud
 
Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 The Bagel Podcast - LAUNCH
 
Tuesday 12:00
Tuesday 12:00 The Crowne: A forensic look at the royal accounts
 
Tuesday 14:40
Tuesday 14:40 The year in scandal
 
Wednesday 13:20
Wednesday 13:20 Better Know a Jewish Charity - Zionism!
 

Natalie Cumming

Natalie worked as PA to Lord Kissin of the Guinness Peat Group and then worked as PA to Lord Jacob Rothschild before retiring. Made Freeman of City of London 1983 and Member of the Guild in 2003. She is a supporter of Missing People Charity from 1986 where she served as Trustee for 16 years and is still involved with them.

Sunday 13:20
Sunday 13:20 The fiddle - factual account of a violin's journey from Russia in 1917 through the Holocaust
 

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
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
Sunday 13:20 Limmud Book Club: The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish (1 of 4)
 
Sunday 20:30
Sunday 20:30 Celebrating Maureen at Limmud
 
Monday 13:20
Monday 13:20 Limmud Book Club: Goodbye Columbus by Philip Roth (2 of 4)
 
Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 Jewish Bloomsbury: salons and schmoozing (1 of 3)
 
Tuesday 13:20
Tuesday 13:20 Limmud book club: Focus by Arthur Miller (3 of 4)
 
Tuesday 16:00
Tuesday 16:00 Jewish Bloomsbury: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (2 of 3)
 
Tuesday 21:50
Tuesday 21:50 Goodbye Columbus
 
Wednesday 13:20
Wednesday 13:20 Limmud Book Club: The Dark Circle by Linda Grant (4 of 4)
 
Wednesday 14:40
Wednesday 14:40 Jewish Bloomsbury: the remarkable Isaac Rosenberg (3 of 3)
 
Wednesday 16:00
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
Sunday 17:30 The Jews of Africa: A photographic journey
 
Tuesday 14:40
Tuesday 14:40 A stranger with a camera: Photographing the Jewish world
 
Wednesday 10:40
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
Monday 14:40 Out of the bubble: interfaith at university
 

Oli 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
Saturday 20:15 Inclusion and Exclusion: Being LGBT+ on Shabbat
 
Sunday 23:00
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
Monday 14:40 Am I enough? Women and impostor syndrome
 
Tuesday 21:50
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
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
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
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
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
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
Monday 23:00 Israel update
 
Wednesday 09:10
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
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
Wednesday 12:00 Steering clear from kabbalah
 
Wednesday 16:00
Wednesday 16:00 Letters Live at Limmud with Clive Lawton and friends
 
Wednesday 18:40
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
Wednesday 10:40 Genealogy Consultation Drop-in Session
 

Miriam Edelman

Miriam is an organisational psychologist, and teaches tikkun olam to rabbinic students at Leo Baeck College, and Judaism and ethics for teens at Wimbledon Synagogue. A fully bilingual American who has lived in London since 1994 and has been a Limmudnik nearly as long. Miriam is Limmud’s Treasurer.

Sunday 12:00
Sunday 12:00 Dealing with difficult volunteers
 

Dovid Efune

Dovid is editor and CEO of The Algemeiner. He regularly appears on major TV channels including CBS, CNBC, Fox News and CNN and has met with both US President Donald Trump and Israeli PM Netanyahu. Efune is a popular public speaker and has been widely published.

Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 Anatomy of American Jewry
 
Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 Donald Trump and the Jews
 
Tuesday 17:30
Tuesday 17:30 Is Trump's foreign policy good for Israel?
 
Wednesday 09:10
Wednesday 09:10 Israel and the Information Age: How to Win in the Battleground of Ideas
 

Yehuda Efune

Yehuda has been the rabbi to the Chelsea Synagogue community in central London, since 2011.

Sunday 23:00
Sunday 23:00 Kohelet: anatomy of futility?
 
Tuesday 20:30
Tuesday 20:30 What is Jewish philosophy?
 
Thursday 09:20
Thursday 09:20 Songs of yearning, songs of ecstasy
 

Daniel Eisenberg

Daniel grew up in London. He studied German and French at university and was a Noam movement worker. He spent a year at the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem and now lives in London where he helps run Ohel Moed, a halachic-egalitarian minyan. He works in children social services.

Tuesday 13:20
Tuesday 13:20 British Jews opposing the occupation
 
Tuesday 21:50
Tuesday 21:50 Mystical nostrils: the long and short of Jewish noses from Tanakh to Zohar
 

Sheila Eizensharf

Born in Israel, Sheila grew up in Latvia and started doing Israeli dance at the age of 13. She works with children, teenagers, adults, volunteers for Baltic Israeli Arts festival “Inbal” and organises “Riga Rokedet” Israeli dance Baltic workshop. Participates in Machol Europa annual Israeli dance teaching course.

Sunday 18:40
Sunday 18:40 Rikud chadash - youth dance
 
Sunday 20:30
Sunday 20:30 Israeli dance party
 
Monday 13:20
Monday 13:20 Tayelet - your introduction to Israeli dance
 

Judith Elkan

Judith is chair of UK Friends of the Bereaved Families Forum. Born in Jerusalem, she is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist living in the UK. She has been involved all her life in building bridges between Israelis and Palestinians to live peacefully and creatively side by side.

Tuesday 14:40
Tuesday 14:40 Two Sided Story: An Israeli/Palestinian Film
 
Wednesday 19:10
Wednesday 19:10 Peace-building in Israel and Palestine: what's new?
 

Benjamin Ellis

Benjamin helped establish and is now chair of KeshetUK, the organisation working so that no one should ever have to choose between their Jewish and LGBT+ identity. He enjoys cycling, swimming, cooking vegetarian food, and sings in Jewish and LGBT+ choirs.

Wednesday 17:30
Wednesday 17:30 “The Wellbeing of LGBT+ pupils: A Guide for Orthodox Jewish Schools” – how KeshetUK worked with Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis to create this guide and what is next?
 

Tamar Elram

Tamar Elram is an ObGyn and expert in HealthCare Admin, trained at Hebrew University (MD) and Harvard (MPA) as a Wexner fellow. Current director of Hadassah Mt Scopus. Past assistant to director general of the Health Ministry, deputy director of Hadassah Ein Kerem and director of Misgav Ladach Hospital.

Sunday 23:00
Sunday 23:00 Why Rachel died in child birth and other obstetrical insights and complications in Jewish history
 
Tuesday 09:10
Tuesday 09:10 Climbing Mt Scopus - a personal national Hadassah story
 
Wednesday 17:30
Wednesday 17:30 Jewish values and healthcare - can two walk together?
 

Nadine Epstein

An award-winning journalist, Nadine reported for the Chicago bureau of the New York Times. Nadine holds a B.A. & M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and was a University Fellow in Columbia University. Nadine has written several books and a documentary film shortlisted for an Academy Award.

Monday 20:30
Monday 20:30 Jewish genes as time machines
 
Tuesday 13:20
Tuesday 13:20 The Nation of Islam and antisemitism in the US
 
Wednesday 17:30
Wednesday 17:30 Elie Wiesel: An Extraordinary Life and Legacy Writings, Reflections, Photographs — Edited by Nadine Epstein, Foreword by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and Afterword by Ted Koppel.
 

Lucas Espinosa Menendez

Photographer by vocation, Design Anthropologist by profession, Talmudist aficionado. Colombian and Spanish Passports. German Resident.

Monday 19:10
Monday 19:10 The Golem, Frankenstein and our virtual self
 

Estelle Eugene

Estelle has been offering yoga sessions at Limmud for many years. She worked as administrator for the Yakar Educational Foundation and co-founded The Jewish Yoga Network with Marcus Freed.

Wednesday 12:00
Wednesday 12:00 Chair Yoga
 

Limmud Families Team

The Families team are here to make sure there are fantastic families provisions at Limmud Festival 2018.

Sunday 18:40
Sunday 18:40 PJ Library Storytime (1 of 4)
 
Monday 18:40
Monday 18:40 PJ Library Storytime (2 of 4)
 
Tuesday 18:40
Tuesday 18:40 PJ Library Storytime (3 of 4)
 
Wednesday 18:40
Wednesday 18:40 PJ Library Storytime (4 of 4)
 

David Farbey

David Farbey has lectured widely, including at Oxford, Bradford and Westminster universities and is the author of several books. He has made a particular study of eta and opera singers, on which he lectures extensively.

Tuesday 14:40
Tuesday 14:40 Jewish opera composers - Nineteenth Century (1 of 2)
 
Wednesday 12:00
Wednesday 12:00 Jewish opera composers - Twentieth Century (2 of 2)
 

Howard Feldman

Howard volunteers as a mentor for Mavar, supporting charedim who wish to transition to the modern world. He is also a technical and management consultant in satellite communications, and is an executive coach and mentor.

Sunday 16:00
Sunday 16:00 A journey out of ultra-orthodoxy and into the modern world - how can mentors help?
 

Miriam Feldmann Kaye

Miriam is interested in the impact of postmodernism in contemporary Jewish philosophy. As a Post-Doctoral lecturer at the Hebrew University, and project director of the Israel branch of the Faith and Belief Forum, she is author of ‘Jewish Theology for a Postmodern Age’.

Sunday 20:30
Sunday 20:30 Celebrating Maureen at Limmud
 
Monday 10:40
Monday 10:40 Confusion, language and multiple meanings in the creation and collapse of the Tower of Babel (1 of 2)
 
Tuesday 10:40
Tuesday 10:40 Confusion, language and multiple meanings in the creation and collapse of the Tower of Babel (2 of 2)
 
Tuesday 17:30
Tuesday 17:30 Two Jewish philosophers walk into a bar
 
Wednesday 13:30
Wednesday 13:30 The Matrix and the Maharal: the new Jewish philosophy of Rav Shagar
 

Leon Fenster

An artist who creates intricate, exuberant dream-scapes. Get lost in whimsical worlds which capture the totality of an experience: A city, a life, an architectural fantasy, or a Midrashic story. Current projects include depictions of Israeli cities, a Haggadah and a Sino-Israel exhibition.

Sunday 10:40
Sunday 10:40 A Jewish architectural fantasy
 
Tuesday 16:00
Tuesday 16:00 Your city as you've never seen it before
 

Sarah Feuer

Sarah is a Research Fellow at Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Security Studies and a Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. In 2017 she made Aliyah and she currently lives in Tel Aviv.

Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 Shifts in American Support for Israel: Causes, Consequences, and Strategic Options for Jerusalem
 
Tuesday 17:30
Tuesday 17:30 Is Trump's foreign policy good for Israel?
 
Wednesday 19:10
Wednesday 19:10 Ideological trends in the Arab world and implications for Israel
 

David Finlay

David is a writer of songs and performance pieces which bring to life Jewish history. In this 70th anniversary year of the creation of the State of Israel David presents A Promised Land: Those who Dared to Dream, based on the words of those who brought the dream to reality.

Monday 17:30
Monday 17:30 A Promised Land: those who dared to dream
 

Ellen Flax

Ellen Flax is a longtime member of Limmud's International Chavruta team and has worked as a grant maker, director, and consultant at several foundations. She received her rabbinic ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

Sunday 13:20
Sunday 13:20 Limmud May Have Saved My Life...
 
Tuesday 09:10
Tuesday 09:10 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
 

Dalia Fleming

Dalia is KeshetUK’s first executive director, working to ensure no Jewish LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans) person has to choose between their LGBT+ and Jewish identity. Responsible for the strategic direction of KeshetUK, Dalia has been involved in the UK Jewish and LGBT+ community for over 10yrs.

Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 Learn how to create a more inclusive LGBT+ environment. What can you do to make your community better for LGBT+ people?
 
Monday 18:40
Monday 18:40 LGBT+ and Jewish: a discussion around what an inclusive Jewish community looks like for you
 
Monday 21:50
Monday 21:50 LGBT+ social space
 
Tuesday 13:30
Tuesday 13:30 LGBT+ Families: a discussion around what an inclusive Jewish community looks like for you and your family
 
Tuesday 20:30
Tuesday 20:30 Through the eyes of young Jewish women
 
Wednesday 17:30
Wednesday 17:30 “The Wellbeing of LGBT+ pupils: A Guide for Orthodox Jewish Schools” – how KeshetUK worked with Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis to create this guide and what is next?
 

David Ford

David Ford is Regius Professor of Divinity Emeritus in the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Selwyn College. In the 1990s, with Peter Ochs and Dan Hardy, he co-founded the practice of Scriptural Reasoning. He serves in the Rose Castle Foundation and the Elijah Interfaith Institute, Jerusalem.

Sunday 18:40
Sunday 18:40 Make friends - Jewish and interfaith perspectives on friendship
 

Jessica Foster

Jess is a tutor in interfaith engagement at a training college for Christian ministers. She is also policy advisor to the Bishop of Birmingham and is heavily involved in interfaith work in the community. She has participated in two CCJ study tours in Israel-Palestine.

Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 Jews and Christians: where are we going?
 

Batsheva Frankel

Batsheva is the author of The Jewish Educator’s Companion, developed the award-winning LaunchBox products and Lenses of Questioning method. She has given workshops all over the US and is director of New Lens Educational Consulting and co-director of The Areté Institute.

Saturday 18:30
Saturday 18:30 Benefit of Doubt Game Show
 
Sunday 14:40
Sunday 14:40 Good questions are the answer: the lenses of questioning technique for educators
 
Monday 23:00
Monday 23:00 Mikva the Musical: Music and Monologues from the Deep – excerpts and discussion
 
Wednesday 16:00
Wednesday 16:00 Family game-changer
 

Harry Freedman

Harry writes books for anyone- Jewish or not- who is interested in the history of classical Jewish texts. His next book, Kabbalah: Secrecy, Scandal and the Soul, will be published by Bloomsbury in January. His previous books include The Talmud: A Biography and The Murderous History of Bible translations.

Sunday 21:50
Sunday 21:50 Permitting the forbidden - how Shabbetai Tzvi tore up the Talmud
 
Monday 10:40
Monday 10:40 Is Jewish theology dead?
 
Monday 20:30
Monday 20:30 Descending to the Chariot
 
Tuesday 13:20
Tuesday 13:20 Who wrote the Zohar?
 
Wednesday 14:40
Wednesday 14:40 The strange story of Christian Kabbalah
 

Paul Freedman

Paul studied Physics at Bristol, Education at Cambridge and for the rabbinate at Leo Baeck College, where he has also taught Biblical Hebrew. He is Senior Rabbi at Radlett Reform Synagogue, final editor of the Reform Haggadah and coeditor of the forthcoming High Holyday Machzor. His 23rd Limmud!

Sunday 13:20
Sunday 13:20 Pointless? (Hebrew Dots for Dummies) (1 of 2)
 
Monday 09:10
Monday 09:10 Pointless? Hebrew dots for dummies (2 of 2)
 
Tuesday 14:40
Tuesday 14:40 Tzitzit? Why knot!
 

Sigalit Freeman

Sigalit Freeman is the Jewish Agency Central shlicha for student activity in the UK. Previously Sigalit organised Birthright programmes in Israel and served as a Jewish Agency shlicha in Miami, Florida. She has a degree is special education development. She is married with two young children.

Monday 10:40
Monday 10:40 Gefiltefest: Is Bamba the only real Israeli food?
 
Tuesday 13:20
Tuesday 13:20 Taking up the timbrel! Jewish women in the forefront of social organisations
 
Tuesday 23:00
Tuesday 23:00 From bourekas to Oscars
 

Rachael Fried

Rachael identifies as a Destigmatist, using her social work and systems design backgrounds to approach taboos and to reduce stigmas and biases. She is Deputy Director at JQY, a nonprofit in New York that supports LGBTQ youth from Orthodox homes. In her spare time, Rachael creates lovable monsters.

Saturday 19:00
Saturday 19:00 Ultra-Orthodox LGBTQ youth and the art of guerrilla marketing
 
Sunday 20:30
Sunday 20:30 Meet your Monsters!
 
Monday 18:40
Monday 18:40 LGBT+ and Jewish: a discussion around what an inclusive Jewish community looks like for you
 
Tuesday 12:00
Tuesday 12:00 JQY Drop-in Center: The Fashions of Gender and Judaism
 
Wednesday 12:00
Wednesday 12:00 How can you be LGBT+ and Jewish in an orthodox community?
 

Mordechai Friedman

Mordechai Fridman is the director at the Institute of Research of Zionism in the JNF, previously academic director in the Central Zionist Archive, Jerusalem. He is the author of the books: "The bush is burning and consumed - Herzl Zionist Journey" and "Moshe Sachs a yeke a haredi and a Zionist".

Sunday 13:20
Sunday 13:20 Herzl’s Legacy
 
Monday 09:10
Monday 09:10 Pioneers of the Old Settlement in 19th-Century Jerusalem
 
Tuesday 16:00
Tuesday 16:00 Herzl and Jerusalem
 

Eva Frojmovic

Eva grew up in Czechoslovakia and Germany, before moving to the UK in 1993. She has been teaching history of art and Jewish studies at the Uni of Leeds since 1995. Her main interests are Jewish art, Jewish-Christian polemics (medieval), Jewish museums and Heritage.

Tuesday 20:30
Tuesday 20:30 From Frankfurt to Los Angeles: the lost and found Rothschild Chumash
 
Wednesday 21:50
Wednesday 21:50 Images of Jewish women
 

Hadassah Fromson

Hadassah is a psychologist and a rebbetzin (GGS). For her PhD she studied religion & sexual satisfaction and now teaches Torah and has a practice in focussing on parenting, relationships, and work with teens. Hadassah was born in Israel, raised in Gibraltar and studied in UCL, Michlalah and Matan.

Sunday 13:20
Sunday 13:20 Parenting perspectives: casting roles
 
Sunday 18:40
Sunday 18:40 Shevet Dinah Podcast Launch
 
Sunday 21:50
Sunday 21:50 Meaning through music
 
Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 Why do kids ask questions?
 
Tuesday 10:40
Tuesday 10:40 Parenting perspectives: self worth and social media
 
Wednesday 13:20
Wednesday 13:20 Does religion spoil your sex life?
 

Sam Fromson

Sam is a rabbi, husband, dad and entrepreneur. He went to CLS and learnt in yeshiva in Jerusalem before studying NatSci in Cambridge and then completing smicha. Sam is assistant rabbi in Golders Green Shul, whilst running an insurtech startup, yulife.

Sunday 13:20
Sunday 13:20 Parenting perspectives: casting roles
 
Sunday 21:50
Sunday 21:50 Meaning through music
 
Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 Why do kids ask questions?
 
Monday 17:30
Monday 17:30 Help! The rabbi is coming for shabbat lunch
 
Tuesday 10:40
Tuesday 10:40 Parenting perspectives: self worth and social media
 

Ran Gabrieli

Ran is an Israeli educator, lecturer worldwide and founder of ELSE foundation in the US. He is the father of Ayala and Noga and partner for life to Naama. He has an M.A. in gender studies from Tel Aviv University and is author of the viral (18,000,000 views) TEDx Talk "Why I stopped Watching Porn".

Thursday 10:40
Thursday 10:40 Porn, moral clarity and ethical capitalism
 

Ian Gamse

Many years ago, Ian was the first full-time UJS education worker, having studied at Yeshivat Or Etzion and Cambridge. Then he met R. Micky Rosen z'l and helped him, just a little, in changing the world. He can be found at Magen Avot and LSJS in Hendon, and occasionally at Yakar in Jerusalem.

Sunday 18:40
Sunday 18:40 Job inside out
 
Monday 09:20
Monday 09:20 Morning Seder (Advanced) - Transitions (1 of 4)
 
Tuesday 09:20
Tuesday 09:20 Morning Seder (Advanced) - Purim (2 of 4)
 
Tuesday 14:25
Tuesday 14:25 Just blood and guts (Daf Yomi - Chullin 28)
 
Wednesday 09:20
Wednesday 09:20 Morning Seder (Advanced) - Pesach (3 of 4)
 
Thursday 09:30
Thursday 09:30 Morning Seder (Advanced) - Clothing (4 of 4)
 

Philippa Gamse

Philippa is usually known as a digital marketing expert. However in her other life she has studied "Soul Memory Discovery" with her teacher Ellen Kaufman Dosick and others since 2005 and has recently been researching the topic of reincarnation from a Jewish perspective. Come and hear her gleanings!

Sunday 10:40
Sunday 10:40 Do Jews do karma? Reincarnation in Jewish thought (1 of 2)
 
Tuesday 16:00
Tuesday 16:00 Do Jews do karma? Reincarnation in Jewish thought (2 of 2)
 

Joshua Garroway

Joshua teaches at HUC-JIR in Los Angeles. He was ordained at HUC-JIR and earned his PhD from Yale. He has written two books on Paul and many articles about Judaism and Christianity in antiquity. A native of New York, Josh currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their three boys.

Sunday 20:30
Sunday 20:30 Inside the mind of God: Plato and the rabbis
 
Tuesday 09:10
Tuesday 09:10 Making Meaning in Ancient Alexandria
 
Tuesday 13:20
Tuesday 13:20 The first (and forgotten) Messiah
 
Wednesday 14:40
Wednesday 14:40 Paul, the Torah, and Modern Judaism
 

Eli Gaventa

Eli is an Israel engagement educator at UJIA where he works with Jewish youth movements and other community partners. As an educator and activist, he has worked with many community groups as an education worker at Bnei Akiva and as community director at Muswell Hill Synagogue.

Wednesday 09:10
Wednesday 09:10 HaTikva and Jerusalem of Gold: A Two-National-Anthem Solution?
 

Hannah Gaventa

Hannah Gaventa is IsraAID’s country director for the island of Dominica, supporting the recovery of the Caribbean region after Hurricane Maria. In the past year, Hannah has led humanitarian work in Puerto Rico, Guatemala and Dominica, meeting many unique local Jewish communities along the way!

Monday 10:40
Monday 10:40 Paper towels in Puerto Rico: humanitarian aid in a US territory
 
Tuesday 13:20
Tuesday 13:20 The only Jew on the Caribbean island
 
Tuesday 21:50
Tuesday 21:50 Volcanoes, hurricanes, and some unique Jewish experiences
 
Wednesday 17:30
Wednesday 17:30 Around the world in 7 tales
 

Julia Gazdag

Julia Gazdag is a filmmaker, photographer, and feminist writer. Her work has appeared on HG, Huffington Post, and The Representation Project, and she has worked with the White House on women's issues. She performs comedy, such as stand-up at New York's UCB theatre and improv in London at The Miller.

Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 The Bagel Podcast - LAUNCH
 

Jonah Geffen

Jonah Geffen is a rabbi and the spiritual leader of Congregation Shaare Zedek and Senior Jewish Educator at the Hunter College Hillel. He was the National Rabbinic Director for the J Street Education Fund and lives in Harlem with his beloved, Julia Mannes, and their two daughters.

Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 Miracle? How do we celebrate Israel?
 
Wednesday 12:00
Wednesday 12:00 Arranging the coals and stoking the fire: whole hog barbecue and the true Jewish soul
 

Peter Geffen

Peter is Founder (1981) of the Abraham Joshua Heschel School in NYC and of KIVUNIM (1999). This unique international gap-year program is based in Jerusalem, combining study and travel from Morocco to India. Students receive a nuanced appreciation of the Jewish historical experience. Peter's participation was made possible with generous support from The Covenant Foundation.

Saturday 11:45
Saturday 11:45 Experiencing Jewish history beyond the pogrom: Kivunim's international education perspective
 
Saturday 19:00
Saturday 19:00 Morocco and her Jews: a story of grandeur and surprise
 
Monday 13:20
Monday 13:20 The spiritual humanism of Abraham Joshua Heschel
 
Tuesday 20:30
Tuesday 20:30 A young Jew in the American Civil Rights Movement: a personal story from 1965-66
 

Noa Gendler

Noa Gendler is a journalist by day and a yeshiva bocher by night. She is constantly looking for ways to combine these alter egos.

Sunday 18:40
Sunday 18:40 Shevet Dinah Podcast Launch
 

Merissa Nathan Gerson

Merissa Nathan Gerson's writing on sexuality, disability, Judaism, and the body appears in Tablet, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Playboy and beyond. She was the inherited trauma consultant to Amazon's Transparent, and founded Ken Means Yes, a Jewish sexual consent education initiative.

Sunday 13:20
Sunday 13:20 Inherited trauma 101
 
Tuesday 10:40
Tuesday 10:40 Consent is a Jewish value
 
Wednesday 12:00
Wednesday 12:00 Sex and Judaism 101
 

Liam Getreu

Liam has been been involved in the Australian Jewish community for many years including as president of AUJS, an executive member of the Zionist Federation of Australia and columnist at the Jewish News. He has been director of NIF Australia since 2013 and has presented at many Limmud Oz conferences.

Sunday 17:30
Sunday 17:30 “Let's call the whole thing off!" When Israel programming at Limmud descends into chaos (and how to avoid it)
 
Monday 14:40
Monday 14:40 Is Israel alienating the Diaspora?
 
Wednesday 18:40
Wednesday 18:40 Under attack: the defenders of Israel’s democracy
 

Sheila Gewolb

Sheila Gewolb DL was elected Senior Vice President in 2018. She now chairs the Board of Deputies International Division. Sheila has represented Cardiff United Synagogue as a Deputy since 2009. In 2015, she was elected Vice President and became chair of the Community and Education Division.

Wednesday 21:50
Wednesday 21:50 Strictly Limmud Dancing
 
Thursday 09:20
Thursday 09:20 Will we still be here?
 

Andrew Gilbert

Andrew is a trustee of London Jewish Forum and helps create interesting lists for Jewish News. A highlight of his wide communal involvement was his time as chair of Limmud from 1990-97 and as the first chair of Limmud International from 2004-10. Recent gigs include chairing the JLM conference.

Sunday 13:20
Sunday 13:20 Wes Streeting in conversation with Andrew Gilbert
 
Sunday 16:00
Sunday 16:00 Corbyn’s Labour and the American Democratic Party on Israel and the Jewish Community
 
Tuesday 20:30
Tuesday 20:30 The future of Holocaust Education? Finding out more of our own family experience of the Shoah.
 

Malcolm Ginsberg

Malcolm is a long-established UK specialist air and business travel journalist and successful public relations practitioner, publisher and writer. He is Editor in Chief of Business Travel News and writes on travel, motoring, cruising and aviation matters, appearing from time to time on TV.

Tuesday 12:00
Tuesday 12:00 Deep sea cruising
 

Paul Ginsberg

Involved with both IT and nonprofits since leaving school, Paul is impassioned about how IT can unlock potential. This year Paul won the first ever Netherlands "Golden Hoodie", an award from the largest CRM/database provider in the world (Salesforce), in recognition of his community work.

Thursday 12:00
Thursday 12:00 Achieving Tikkun Olam through technology
 

Talia Glantz

Talia is one of the movement workers for RSY-Netzer. She has recently graduated from the University of Leeds, with a degree in Biomedical Sciences. Her interest in genetics has grown since the completion of her dissertation on the genetics behind kidney disease.

Wednesday 12:00
Wednesday 12:00 Can we live in a world without genetic disorders? How they impact the Jewish community and what we can do about it
 

Nicky Gluch

Nicky Gluch is the 2018-19 Junior Conducting Fellow with the Zemel Choir, London. Hailing from Sydney, Nicky has worked for various organisations combining her passions for music and writing. She is a current PhD candidate at the University of Sydney, exploring leadership in conducting.

Wednesday 14:40
Wednesday 14:40 The original 10-point plan: Kabbalah as a pedagogical model of leadership
 

Leah Golan

Leah is The Jewish Agency’s Executive Director Head of Delegation, UK. She held various senior positions in JAFI including Deputy Director General of Programs and more. Leah was the CEO of the "Orr Shalom" association for children and youth at risk - Israel’s largest non-profit organization.

Monday 21:50
Monday 21:50 How do you recruit and maintain volunteer leadership?
 
Tuesday 13:20
Tuesday 13:20 Taking up the timbrel! Jewish women in the forefront of social organisations
 

Ian Gold

Ian is the baal tefilla at Moseley Minyan, Birmingham. Just for fun he is a police court hack in Midlands Magistrates’ & Crown Courts.

Monday 23:00
Monday 23:00 Sing along with the Rubens
 

Micah Gold

Micah is a consultant specialising in public services, housing, social enterprise & charities. He has previously been a Limmud chair and Board member.

Sunday 16:00
Sunday 16:00 Housing need in the Jewish community? Really?
 
Tuesday 10:40
Tuesday 10:40 My Yiddishe Momma gets lonely at home sometimes...
 

Sasha Gold

Sasha made aliyah six years ago from London, and now lives in South Tel Aviv where she works as the Director of Education and Leadership in the international department of BINA - a non-profit dedicated to bringing together the worlds of Jewish learning, social action and community.

Monday 09:10
Monday 09:10 Tikkun olam - is it really our place to repair the world?
 
Wednesday 16:00
Wednesday 16:00 Social judaism - what's that?
 
Thursday 12:00
Thursday 12:00 Our Promised Land - a dialogue with early Zionist texts
 

Daniel Goldfarb

Daniel is a native of Boston and 40+ years in Israel. He practiced law in Jerusalem and was Director of the Conservative Yeshiva and editor of the Torah Sparks parashah weekly. He continues to teach Torah in Jerusalem and at Limmuds and synagogues around the world.

Saturday 20:15
Saturday 20:15 Alenu L’Shabeach and Imagine – In Memory of Maureen
 
Tuesday 09:10
Tuesday 09:10 Family Matters, in Torah and in Life – The First Couple
 
Wednesday 16:00
Wednesday 16:00 Water in Israel: source of life and conflict, from then to now
 

Mark Goldfarb

Mark is the CEO of a Jerusalem tech startup. He was an early pioneer of the application of technology into businesses and education. Mark has managed companies in both the US and Israel. He brings experience of dealing with governmental institutions, investor relations, and team management.

Sunday 13:20
Sunday 13:20 The Entrepreneur's Dance: Giving and Taking
 
Tuesday 20:30
Tuesday 20:30 Jerusalem Startups: The Wave on the Horizon is Growing
 
Wednesday 12:00
Wednesday 12:00 Startup Nation creates startups... but what does it get back?
 

Eric Goldman

Eric is an adjunct professor at Yeshiva University. He co-hosted, on Turner Classic Movies TV, “The Jewish Experience on Film” and currently hosts “Jewish Cinematheque” on JBS-TV. Author of “The American Jewish Story through Cinema,” Eric is currently writing a book on Israeli society through cinema.

Monday 20:30
Monday 20:30 The American Jewish experience through cinema (to 1947) (1 of 2)
 
Tuesday 12:00
Tuesday 12:00 The American Jewish experience through cinema (1947 - present) (2 of 2)
 
Wednesday 19:10
Wednesday 19:10 Israeli society through the lens of cinema
 

Naomi Goldman

Naomi is the rabbi of Kol Chai Hatch End Reform Jewish Community. Her first career was as a journalist for BBC News. For the last 30 years she has been a member of the Ruach Chavurah, a Jewish Renewal community. She has two sons, aged 9 and 13 who teach her a lot.

Monday 09:10
Monday 09:10 Do you believe in God?
 
Tuesday 16:00
Tuesday 16:00 When two worlds meet: the impact of neo-Hasidism on Progressive Judaism
 
Wednesday 09:10
Wednesday 09:10 The weekday amidah as a guided meditation
 

Aviva Goldschmidt Kaufmann

Aviva set up one of the first women's megilla readings in the UK and works hard to increase women's engagement in orthodox Judaism. She is on her shul board and teaches maths to young adults who need an extra helping hand. She started dating at Limmud and now have four children.

Monday 21:50
Monday 21:50 "For not making me a woman": should I be offended that men are thanking God for not being a woman?
 

Mark Goldsmith

Mark is rabbi at Alyth-North Western Reform Synagogue. He teaches Jewish Life Cycle and Homiletics at Leo Baeck College and has written and taught extensively on Judaism and business ethics. He is fascinated by new ways of discovering Jewish spirituality and loves teaching and studying Talmud.

Sunday 17:30
Sunday 17:30 Big in Property in Babylonia
 
Monday 10:40
Monday 10:40 The Prophet and the Griot
 
Monday 21:50
Monday 21:50 Family therapy for the Abrahamsons
 

Aaron Goldstein

Aaron is senior rabbi of Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue and chair of Liberal Judaism's Conference of Rabbis and Cantors. He ‘Counts Jews In, Not Out’ and championed the Equal Marriage campaign for LJ. He loves cycling and digging on the allotment.

Sunday 14:40
Sunday 14:40 Prague meets Middlesex
 
Monday 13:20
Monday 13:20 Marrying in not out
 

Harry Goldstein

Harry is founder of North London Friends of Israel and a longstanding advocate for Israel. An early career in far left politics has given him some insights both into left-wing anti-Zionism and the need for supporters of Israel to match the anti-Zionists in local presence and organisation.

Sunday 17:30
Sunday 17:30 How to talk about Israel - Advocacy in your local community
 

Jonathan Goldstein

Jonathan is the Chair of the Jewish Leadership Council, the umbrella body of Anglo Jewry’s central organisations and charities. He was elected to this position in May 2017.

Sunday 14:40
Sunday 14:40 The future of the Jewish community
 
Sunday 16:00
Sunday 16:00 Corbyn’s Labour and the American Democratic Party on Israel and the Jewish Community
 
Sunday 18:40
Sunday 18:40 Wes Streeting of Ilford North - it used to be quite Jewish
 

Yoni Goldstein

Yoni is the editor of the Canadian Jewish News, Canada's national Jewish newsweekly. His work has also appeared in Ha'aretz, the Jerusalem Report, and the Wall Street Journal.

Saturday 18:30
Saturday 18:30 The challenge of Jewish media
 
Wednesday 08:00
Wednesday 08:00 Morning news and brews! With Canadian Jewish News' Yoni Goldstein
 

Andres Gomberoff

Andrés is a theoretical physicist. He obtained is PhD at University.de Chile in 1996. Currently a professor at Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, his research work is focused on gravitational theory and black hole physics. He has published various books for the general public.

Wednesday 14:40
Wednesday 14:40 Einstein for the perplexed
 

Marian Gomez Villota

Originally from Madrid, Spain, Marian is a Latin Grammy-nominated studio and live sound engineer, producer and guitar player based in Brooklyn, New York. Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music, she is currently working with many emerging and established artists in the US.

Monday 21:50
Monday 21:50 Banot LIVE in concert!
 
Tuesday 12:00
Tuesday 12:00 Singing with Banot
 
Tuesday 14:40
Tuesday 14:40 Both sides now - Catholic and Jewish Music
 

Jenny Goodman

Jenny Goodman qualified as a doctor back in 1982, and for the past 20 years has been specialising in Ecological Medicine, looking at how nutritional and environmental factors affect our health. She also has a master's degree in psychotherapy. Her first Limmud was in 1987.

Tuesday 16:00
Tuesday 16:00 What's got into you?
 

Simon Gordon

Simon Gordon served as speechwriter to Israeli Ambassador Daniel Taub and Douglas Carswell MP. Previously, he was the assistant editor of Mosaic Magazine in New York. He represents Kol Nefesh Masorti Synagogue on the Board of Deputies. He chaired the History & Politics track for Limmud Festival.

Sunday 14:40
Sunday 14:40 The rise of populism in Europe: How bad is it for Jews?
 
Wednesday 12:00
Wednesday 12:00 Debate: This house believes that the Jewish left corrupts Judaism and endangers Israel
 

Alon Goshen-Gottstein

Alon is an orthodox rabbi, scholar of Rabbinics and a leading theoretician and activist in the field of interfaith relations, He has spent the past 20 years convening the world's premier religious leaders in thinking together, cultivating friendship and deepening understanding between religions.

Sunday 18:40
Sunday 18:40 Make friends - Jewish and interfaith perspectives on friendship
 
Monday 13:20
Monday 13:20 Being inspired by the religious geniuses of other faiths
 
Tuesday 13:20
Tuesday 13:20 Is Hinduism avoda zara (idolatry)?
 
Tuesday 21:50
Tuesday 21:50 Meditating with Breslav nigunim
 
Wednesday 10:40
Wednesday 10:40 Luther was an antisemite - What does that mean for us?
 

Mark Gottlieb

Mark is Senior Director of the Tikvah Fund. Previously, he led two historic institutions in the US: the Maimonides School and Yeshiva University HS for Boys. His writing has appeared in First Things, Jewish Review of Books, and Public Discourse. Mark lives in NJ with his wife and family.

Monday 18:40
Monday 18:40 Exploring the worldview of a radical Haredi thinker
 
Tuesday 19:10
Tuesday 19:10 Old Wine in New Bottles
 
Wednesday 10:40
Wednesday 10:40 The Piaseczna Rebbe’s Progressive Educational Vision
 
Thursday 09:20
Thursday 09:20 Pioneer of Postmodern Orthodoxy? Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik revisited
 

Celia Gould

A Christian within the Anglican tradition, Celia Gould was a Student Leader for the Council of Christians and Jews for 2017-2018, based at the University of Birmingham. In this role, Celia organised interfaith activities on campus and also participated in branch and national events organised by CCJ.

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

Alan Grabinsky

Alan is a writer based in Mexico City covering travel, cities, and Jews. His work has appeared in Tablet, Haaretz, The Guardian and many more. Alan currently works as a copywriter in the humanitarian agency CADENA.

Sunday 10:40
Sunday 10:40 Tikun olam, Latin American style
 
Monday 14:40
Monday 14:40 Mexico City and it's Jews: a gastronomical history
 
Tuesday 09:10
Tuesday 09:10 The cultural impact of Jews in Mexico
 

Louis Graham

Louis is a movement worker for RSY-Netzer. He studied philosophy at the University of Liverpool and has a passion for music within prayer.

Tuesday 21:50
Tuesday 21:50 RSY-Netzer Shira
 

Michael Green

Michael is an environmental consultant during office hours and a forager at most other times. He leads guided wild food walks and is passionate about how wild edibles connect us with nature and Jewish traditions, as well as the role fungi play in sustaining the health of people and planet.

Tuesday 16:00
Tuesday 16:00 Jesus was a magic mushroom
 

Joanne Greenaway

Jo is excited to be incoming CEO of LSJS and looks forward to seeing you there! She started life as a lawyer in the City before moving to the London Beth Din as Get Case Director. She is one of the Chief Rabbi's first Ma'ayan cohort and graduate of the Bradfield and Gamechangers leadership programmes.

Monday 17:30
Monday 17:30 Hair covering and the Jewish woman today
 
Tuesday 14:40
Tuesday 14:40 Be fruitful and multiply: The contraception question
 
Wednesday 09:10
Wednesday 09:10 Dealing with a difficult case of Get refusal
 

Lauren Gross

Lauren Gross is a non-profit strategic adviser. She has spent the last four years in communications roles in the Middle East and East Africa, and is focused on growing philanthropy. She is a fellow with Jews United for Justice, manages Flames of Giving, and serves on the Development Team for ASYV.

Monday 09:10
Monday 09:10 How a mother-daughter duo is changing the concept of giving from their kitchen table
 
Tuesday 21:50
Tuesday 21:50 What does a village in Rwanda have to do with me?
 
Wednesday 17:30
Wednesday 17:30 Around the world in 7 tales
 

Jason Guberman

Jason is a summa cum laude graduate of Sacred Heart University, co-founder of the Diarna Geo-Museum of MENA Jewish Life, & alumnus of Tikvah & Core18. Jason is a social entrepreneur who specializes in building broad coalitions & melding intellectual & technical innovation.

Saturday 21:45
Saturday 21:45 Rescue Mission: Inside the race to save Jewish heritage in the Middle East and North Africa
 
Sunday 12:00
Sunday 12:00 Passport to Jewish History: An Interactive Tour of the Diarna Geo-Museum
 
Monday 20:30
Monday 20:30 Hidden in plain sight: forgotten Jewish architects and their famous creations
 
Tuesday 10:40
Tuesday 10:40 The need of the hour: revitalizing classic sephardic judaism
 
Wednesday 13:20
Wednesday 13:20 D’Fina: Jewish Treasures of Southern Morocco
 

Oded Gvaram

Oded is the Jewish Agency Shlicha for the community of Redbridge (JCC) Previously Oded was a Community Organizer in Jaffa and Jerusalem, and a Social Entrepreneur. He has also served as an Israel Fellow at Hillel at Davis and Sacramento CA

Monday 20:30
Monday 20:30 L'chaim santé! Cheers! 100 years of alcohol in Israel
 

Caroline Hagard

Caroline has been teaching for many years in religion schools. A storyteller, songwriter and creator of children's services for the High Holy Days, Caroline is passionate about Judaism & her sessions are great fun. In her spare time she is a full-time medical secretary.

Saturday 11:45
Saturday 11:45 A magical journey for Shabbat
 

Matthew Halfin

Matt is the founder of Unstoppable!, a coaching business that helps people be at their best mentally and emotionally at times of significant change or challenge. He is an accredited IHEART facilitator delivering emotional resilience programmes for students in schools and further education.

Tuesday 16:00
Tuesday 16:00 Student guide to being unstoppable!
 

Eve Harow

Eve is an Israeli tour guide, veteran radio personality and international speaker whose expertise is giving history a modern context. A longtime resident of Gush Etzion and mother of 7, she's passionate about her people, faith and land.

Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 Israel - by and for women
 
Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 Alternatives to a two-state solution
 
Tuesday 10:40
Tuesday 10:40 Tu B’Av- the Jewish woman's holiday of love
 
Tuesday 19:10
Tuesday 19:10 The Anatomy of De-Feet
 
Wednesday 12:00
Wednesday 12:00 Debate: This house believes that the Jewish left corrupts Judaism and endangers Israel
 
Wednesday 17:30
Wednesday 17:30 Is the Israeli government doing enough to promote peace with the Palestinians?
 

Laurence Harris

Laurence is a professional genealogist specialising in Jewish family history, tracing ancestors and living individuals around the globe. He has researched and presented on the BBC “Who Do You Think You Are?” TV series, and is a former Chairman of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain.

Monday 14:40
Monday 14:40 Building a family tree - how to trace your Jewish ancestors and living relatives
 
Wednesday 10:40
Wednesday 10:40 Genealogy Consultation Drop-in Session
 

Elizabeth Harris-Sawczenko

Elizabeth is Director at the Council of Christians and Jews. She served as a Director at the New Israel Fund in Jerusalem and as Public Affairs Director at the Board of Deputies of British Jews. She is a trustee of Abraham Fund and holds an MA in Contemporary Jewry and MSc in Charity Management.

Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 Jews and Christians: where are we going?
 

Lihi Haruvi

Lihi is an accomplished Israeli musician and performs around the world. She worked with many artists including UNESCO Artist for Peace Danilo Perez, “Rock & Roll Hall of Fame” drummer Max Weinberg, and the multi-platinum Israeli artists David Broza, to name a few.

Monday 21:50
Monday 21:50 Banot LIVE in concert!
 
Tuesday 12:00
Tuesday 12:00 Singing with Banot
 

Fleur Hassan Nahoum

Fleur is a Jerusalem councilwoman, and the most senior British born political leader in Israel today. Widely known as Jerusalem's "Ambassador to the World" she is the leading voice for the advancement of women, economic development and pluralism in the City of Jerusalem.

Monday 13:20
Monday 13:20 Jerusalem uncovered: the challenges and opportunities for the capital of the Jewish nation
 
Tuesday 16:00
Tuesday 16:00 Can career mothers have it all? Can we really lean in?
 
Wednesday 10:40
Wednesday 10:40 Master your message, reach your goals
 
Wednesday 17:30
Wednesday 17:30 Is the Israeli government doing enough to promote peace with the Palestinians?
 
Wednesday 21:50
Wednesday 21:50 Hot off the press! New elections in Israel- what does it mean? Who are the players? What will the result be?
 

Holly Blue Hawkins

Natural Deathcare advocate, author, educator and Rosha of a Chevra Kadisha in Santa Cruz, California, Holly Blue provides training in a wide variety of end-of-life subjects in both Jewish and secular settings, including Kavod v'Nichum conferences, and studies with Gamliel Institute.

Saturday 21:45
Saturday 21:45 Taharah – a journey of body and soul
 
Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 Death Café: an open conversation around the end of life
 
Wednesday 16:00
Wednesday 16:00 What 20 years in a Chevra Kadisha has taught me about living
 

Shirah Hecht

Shirah Hecht, Ph.D., is a sociologist/evaluator, Jewish formal and informal educator for adults and children, and aspiring story-teller who loves text and meaning. She studied egalitarian minyanim for her thesis (Chicago) and about Israel (SIIS/Brandeis). She is 2018 Limmud Boston Program team lead.

Tuesday 16:00
Tuesday 16:00 Israel and Diaspora stories: can this marriage be saved?
 
Wednesday 17:30
Wednesday 17:30 Tales from the field: teaching, camping and the Torah of life
 
Thursday 10:40
Thursday 10:40 What did you know and when did you know it? Spring awakenings from Purim to Shavuot
 

Stuart Hecht

Stuart teaches theatre at Boston College and is Editor of New England Theatre Journal. His book Transposing Broadway: Jews, Assimilation and the American Musical led to the Peabody Award winning documentary, “The Broadway Musical: a Jewish Legacy.”

Tuesday 13:20
Tuesday 13:20 Oscar Hammerstein III: Garnering American Acceptance Through Double-Couple Musicals
 
Wednesday 18:40
Wednesday 18:40 Jerome Robbins: Bridging Assimilation and Preserving an American Jewish Presence
 
Thursday 09:20
Thursday 09:20 How Abie’s Irish Rose Gave Way to Awake and Sing and Why It Matters
 

Daniel Heller

Daniel works in NHS management, hails from South London, and was recently shocked to hear that some people have never heard of a Womble. Daniel has been an active Limmud volunteer, both in the UK and further afield, for over a decade and has presented on a range of topics.

Tuesday 14:40
Tuesday 14:40 Meet the Chairs!
 

Paul Heller

Paul is cantor at Belsize Square Synagogue, and member of the Cantors Assembly, European Cantors Association. He has held positions at the Great Synagogue in Stockholm, Sweden, and Quito, Ecuador. In his native Colombia combined with his dental practice, he studied at Yeshiva in Jerusalem and Jewish Theological Seminary N.Y.

Tuesday 10:40
Tuesday 10:40 The Magrepha in 2018, Bringing the Temple Organ to the Synagogue
 
Thursday 10:40
Thursday 10:40 The Rebirth of the Marranos in Colombia
 

Charlotte Hempel

Charlotte is a professor of Hebrew Bible and Second Temple Judaism at University of Birmingham. She is currently working on a project supported by the UK's Arts and Humanities Research Council on Ezra's Legacy and the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Sunday 13:20
Sunday 13:20 Ezra’s legacy in the 21st Century and in antiquity
 

Annika Hernroth-Rothstein

Annika is a political journalist who writes for the Wall Street Journal, National Review, Jerusalem Post and the Washington Examiner. Annika has just finished her first book, "Like Diamonds- stories from the Jewish diaspora", to be published by Bombardier Books in the fall of 2019.

Saturday 07:30
Saturday 07:30 Morning news and brews! Wall Street Journal's Annika Hernroth-Rothstein
 
Sunday 14:40
Sunday 14:40 The rise of populism in Europe: How bad is it for Jews?
 
Sunday 19:10
Sunday 19:10 Sister, brothers, settlers and others - Jewish life from Israel to Irkutsk
 
Monday 10:40
Monday 10:40 Sweden, the immigration crisis and the fall of a liberal kingdom
 
Monday 14:40
Monday 14:40 Is Israel alienating the Diaspora?
 
Tuesday 17:30
Tuesday 17:30 Djerba - Jewish life on the island of the Kohanim
 
Wednesday 16:00
Wednesday 16:00 The good hatred - how the political left became a hotbed of antisemitism
 
Wednesday 21:50
Wednesday 21:50 Hot off the press! New elections in Israel- what does it mean? Who are the players? What will the result be?
 

Michael Hilton

Michael is Scholar in Residence at Liberal Jewish Synagogue, London, lectures at Leo Baeck College, and is an Hon Research Fellow at Manchester Uni. He is the author of “The Christian Effect on Jewish Life” and “Bar Mitzvah: A History.” He is trying hard to learn Arabic and Yiddish.

Sunday 16:00
Sunday 16:00 Three faiths make the news
 
Sunday 17:30
Sunday 17:30 The history and mystery behind B'Mitzvah
 
Tuesday 12:00
Tuesday 12:00 Where the Jordan meets the Thames - interfaith encounter in Israel and Britain
 

Sherre Hirsch

Sherre is a rabbi, author, speaker and media expert for the Today Show. As Hillel International’s senior rabbinic scholar she serves 550 campuses. She has published We Plan, God Laughs and Thresholds with Random House. She lives in LA, is married with four children, a foster son and dog, Latke.

Tuesday 09:10
Tuesday 09:10 Prayer in 90 seconds
 
Tuesday 21:50
Tuesday 21:50 Thresholds: Walking through the Hallways of our Lives
 
Wednesday 12:00
Wednesday 12:00 Modern loss
 

Avital Hochstein

Avital is President of Mechon Hadar in Israel and research fellow at the Hartman Institute. She is author of "Women out, women in: the place of women in midrash" along with the late Prof. Hana Safrai, and a graduate of the Rabbanut Yisraelit Hartman/Oranim program.

Monday 09:20
Monday 09:20 Morning Seder (Intermediate): the day and night identity of a rebel (1 of 4)
 
Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 Happily ever after?
 
Tuesday 09:20
Tuesday 09:20 Morning Seder (Intermediate): the day and night identity of a rebel (2 of 4)
 
Tuesday 20:30
Tuesday 20:30 Catherine MacKinnon and Carol Gilligan Walk into the Beit Midrash
 
Wednesday 09:20
Wednesday 09:20 Morning Seder (Intermediate): the day and night versions of Talmudic marriage (3 of 4)
 

David Hoffman

David is a Jewish rock musician and songwriter, with several albums out, including ‘Blues for Jews’, ‘Kadosh’ and ‘Ancient Inspiration’, available online. He leads ‘Shir Chadash’ musical services based in Manchester. He is also a longstanding Limmud volunteer, currently chair of Limmud.

Saturday 21:45
Saturday 21:45 Acoustic Cafe
 
Sunday 23:00
Sunday 23:00 Blues for Jews
 
Tuesday 21:50
Tuesday 21:50 Volunteer drinks
 
Wednesday 13:20
Wednesday 13:20 Limmud leadership - is this for you?
 

Vered Hollander Goldfarb

Vered loves to learn and teach Tanach, which she does at the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem and at the Hartman Midrashiya. She asks the self-study questions (sometimes without knowing the answers) for the weekly Torah Sparks on the Parasha.

Saturday 18:30
Saturday 18:30 Forty years of love in the desert
 
Sunday 12:00
Sunday 12:00 Retirement at 120? It is still Difficult: Moshe’s last day.
 
Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 Infidelity at Baal Peor – A taboo story (1 of 2)
 
Tuesday 17:30
Tuesday 17:30 Who is a Jew? The biblical version (2 of 2)
 

Noemi Holtz

Noemi Holtz is a Gestalt psychotherapist, educator, passionate reader and writes in Swiss German.

Sunday 12:00
Sunday 12:00 'A Woman of Genius': the six lives of Anna Marie Jokl
 

Gil Hovav

Born in Jerusalem in 1962, Gil Hovav is an Israeli author, TV personality and restaurant critic. His memoir Candies from Heaven was recently published in English and Chinese.

Tuesday 10:40
Tuesday 10:40 Wartime Cooking in Jerusalem
 
Wednesday 12:00
Wednesday 12:00 Our sweetest war (a hummus demo)
 
Wednesday 21:50
Wednesday 21:50 My great (and short) great grandfather, Eliezer Ben Yehuda, and the revival of the Hebrew language
 

Ernie Hunter

Ernie is a volunteer Holocaust educator at the Manchester Jewish Museum and president of his Bnai Brith Lodge. He is invited annually by the Museum of Christians and Jews in Laupheim, Germany, to give talks on his family. He gives similar talks in the UK. He is also happy to be a working Grandpa!

Sunday 16:00
Sunday 16:00 Two Roots - Two Routes: The Experiences and Perceptions of Two German Families (1902-1945)
 

Jonathan Hunter

Jonathan spends a large amount of his non-Limmud leisure time at various modern jive events around the country, and is very much looking forward to sharing the fun of dancing with all at Limmud Festival this year!

Sunday 17:30
Sunday 17:30 An introduction to modern jive (1 of 2)
 
Wednesday 17:30
Wednesday 17:30 More modern jive (2 of 2)
 

Monawar Hussain

Monawar Hussain is an Imam and the Muslim tutor at Eton College, Windsor; Muslim Chaplain to the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; founder of The Oxford Foundation and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham.

Sunday 16:00
Sunday 16:00 Three faiths make the news
 

Joseph Hyman

Joe is an Orthodox LGBT activist working towards greater inclusion for LGBT Jews in our community. He grew up in an Orthodox community where he has grappled with issues of sexuality and religion his whole life.

Wednesday 12:00
Wednesday 12:00 How can you be LGBT+ and Jewish in an orthodox community?
 

Adam Ifield

Adam studied in yeshivot in Israel and studied law at LSE before training as a solicitor. Adam lives in London with his family and currently works at the Competition and Markets Authority. He recently completed a masters in philosophy, writing his dissertation on philosophy and religious experience.

Tuesday 13:30
Tuesday 13:30 Aveirah lishma - sinning for the sake of heaven
 

Maya Ilany

Maya is the deputy director of Yachad. She has previously worked in Parliament for senior Labour MP Ian Austin. Growing up in Israel, Maya served in the IDF for three years as a journalist and presenter in the official forces radio station, broadcast across the country.

Wednesday 13:30
Wednesday 13:30 Film screening: A Land Without Borders + Panel Discussion
 
Thursday 12:00
Thursday 12:00 The attack on free speech in Israel
 

Marjorie Ingall

Marjorie is a columnist for Tablet Magazine and author of Mamaleh Knows Best: What Jewish Mothers Do to Raise Successful, Creative, Empathetic, Independent Children. She's a regular contributor to The New York Times Book Review and co-creator of the apology watchdog site SorryWatch.com.

Monday 14:40
Monday 14:40 "He had a hat!": the history of Jewish mother jokes
 
Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 The Bagel Podcast - LAUNCH
 
Tuesday 12:00
Tuesday 12:00 Why it's good to raise geeks
 
Wednesday 17:30
Wednesday 17:30 The importance of storytelling
 

Stephen Innes

Stephen is the Scholar in Residence at the Council of Christians and Jews, and is also a Visiting Lecturer at Strathclyde University, where he teaches philosophy. He did his doctoral research on the work of Emmanuel Levinas, and uses his work as a model for interfaith relations.

Wednesday 09:10
Wednesday 09:10 Is the Other to be feared, made more like me/us, or simply welcomed? How Jewish ethics can inform how we think about contemporary problems
 
Thursday 12:00
Thursday 12:00 The ethical gift of scepticism: Emmanuel Levinas on the need for an ever-improving justice
 

Ben Gurion International

Like his chanteuse mother Orly, Ben is famous since winning the Shiru-Shir-Negev-regional-contest aged 8. His dream Eurovision almost came when he was joint 7th in the Israel-Song-for-Europe-Contest. Ben has many fans in Israel - also in FYROM/Bulgaria. When not entertaining the nation he’s a dental-assistant.

Tuesday 22:00
Tuesday 22:00 Jerusalem Calling: the Euro/Israelvision Song Contest live from Birmingham!
 

Dana International

World-famous singer and LGBT advocate, Dana is best known as the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1998 with the song “Diva.” She has since released many albums and hits, and in 2011 became a judge on the Israeli TV music talent contest Kokhav Nolad.

Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 Dana International in conversation with Yigal Ravid
 
Tuesday 20:30
Tuesday 20:30 Dana International in performance
 

Carol Isaacs

A musician, Carol has worked with Sinead O’Connor (Ireland), Indigo Girls (USA), Natacha Atlas (Egypt), Ahmed Mukhtar (Iraq) and Phongsit Kampee (Thailand). She is a founder/member of London Klezmer Quartet & Hamsa. AKA The Surreal McCoy cartoonist: published in New Yorker, Spectator, Sunday Times, Jewish News.

Sunday 17:30
Sunday 17:30 The Wolf of Baghdad - a memoir of a lost homeland
 

Judith Ish-Horowicz

A passionate advocate of uniting the generations, Judith is co-founder and director of Apples and Honey Nightingale, a social enterprise and the UK's first co-located nursery within a care home, Nightingale Hammerson. She now supports others to develop a variety of intergenerational models.

Monday 13:20
Monday 13:20 Toddlers in a care home
 
Tuesday 10:40
Tuesday 10:40 My Yiddishe Momma gets lonely at home sometimes...
 

Shoshi Ish-Horowicz

Shoshi is an educator, book blogger and long-term Limmudnik. She does freelance educational technology consultancy, is on the editorial board for Jewish Renaissance magazine and fits in as much reading as she can between these commitments and her job as a Learning Technologist at the LSE.

Sunday 10:40
Sunday 10:40 Beyond the silver screen: the invention of Hedy Lamarr
 
Sunday 13:20
Sunday 13:20 Limmud Book Club: The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish (1 of 4)
 
Monday 13:20
Monday 13:20 Limmud Book Club: Goodbye Columbus by Philip Roth (2 of 4)
 
Tuesday 13:20
Tuesday 13:20 Limmud book club: Focus by Arthur Miller (3 of 4)
 
Tuesday 18:40
Tuesday 18:40 Beyond the silver screen: cinema’s first sex symbol
 
Tuesday 21:50
Tuesday 21:50 Goodbye Columbus
 
Wednesday 13:20
Wednesday 13:20 Limmud Book Club: The Dark Circle by Linda Grant (4 of 4)
 

Joseph Israel

Joey has a traditional yeshiva background from 3 years at Yeshivat Har Etzion (Gush). He has particular interest in holistic analysis of talmudic sugyot and is a fan, student, teacher and former organiser of Limmud Beit Midrash. He lives and teaches Talmud in NW London and works in private equity.

Sunday 22:00
Sunday 22:00 Exploring the Nazir
 

Dan Jacobs

Dan is a board member of the Jewish Vegan Society and a regular supporter of Grassroots and Limmud.

Monday 17:30
Monday 17:30 Gefiltefest: All hail the Kosher cheeseburger?
 

Ivor Jacobs

Director/Trustee of Friends of LouisJacobs.org. Semi-retired from his hybrid software/print business. Co-founder of the New North London Synagogue and Masorti in the UK. Aged rock and roller still available for gigs!

Monday 10:40
Monday 10:40 Is Jewish theology dead?
 
Monday 23:00
Monday 23:00 Sing along with the Rubens
 
Wednesday 21:50
Wednesday 21:50 Strictly Limmud Dancing
 

Zöe Jacobs

As cantor at FRS, Zoe is a passionate advocate for innovation within liturgical and Jewish music. Inspired by outstanding song leaders and cantors in her studies at HUC-JIR in New York, Zoe believes in the power of music to inspire Jewish life and created the biennial Shirei Chagigah conference in 2011.

Sunday 14:40
Sunday 14:40 From the Byrds to the Beatles: Using secular music to illuminate liturgy.
 
Monday 17:30
Monday 17:30 Lullabies and love songs
 
Wednesday 13:20
Wednesday 13:20 DIY choir: the joy of homemade music!
 

Elliot Jebreel

A proud Jewranian and bureaucrat by trade, Elliot helps make the Jewish community embrace it's diversity; fighting ashkenormative & heteronormative attitudes in our structures and mindsets. He’s a trustee of Sephardi Voices UK, alum of Adam Science & a member of the ROI community. Elliot is one of the Programming co-Chairs this year. If you have any issues with the programme, please contact co-Chairs Sarah & Ezra.

Friday 22:00
Friday 22:00 Shabbat in an ashkenormative world
 
Monday 21:50
Monday 21:50 Get inspired: Lightning talks by ROI
 
Tuesday 14:40
Tuesday 14:40 Sephardic-Mizrahi and LGBTQ+: a Jewish community on the margins
 
Wednesday 16:00
Wednesday 16:00 One in every minyan: navigating intersectionality in the Jewish world
 
Wednesday 18:40
Wednesday 18:40 Sephardi Voices: first hand stories from MENA Jews
 

Caleb Jennings

A graphic designer who has previously worked with Reform Judaism UK on Real Conversations, and with Lior Kaminetsky, the rabbi of Birmingham Central United Synagogue on several design projects. The most recent of these is a documentary about Jewish communities in small communities in Middle America.

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

London Male Jewish Choir

Founded in 1926 in London’s East End, London Jewish Male Choir has entertained audiences worldwide with quality performances across the spectrum of Jewish music. Britain’s oldest Jewish choir, its repertoire includes liturgical, Yiddish, Ladino, Chassidic , Renaissance, folk and contemporary music.

Monday 13:20
Monday 13:20 London Jewish Male Choir
 

UK Jewish Film Festival

UK Jewish Film showcases a wide range of feature films, documentaries and shorts, which tell varied stories of Jewish and Israeli life, to be enjoyed by the widest possible audience. Since inception in 1997, our UK and international film festivals have reached over 150,000 visitors.

Sunday 13:30
Sunday 13:30 Winter Hunt
 
Sunday 21:50
Sunday 21:50 Pears Short Film Fund Winners
 
Monday 09:20
Monday 09:20 Forgotten Soldier
 
Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 Antenna
 
Tuesday 13:20
Tuesday 13:20 93 Queen
 
Tuesday 17:30
Tuesday 17:30 Refuge Britain: Stories of Émigré Designers
 
Tuesday 21:50
Tuesday 21:50 Goodbye Columbus
 
Wednesday 10:40
Wednesday 10:40 Remember Baghdad
 
Wednesday 16:00
Wednesday 16:00 Who's Gonna Love me Now?
 

Lyn Julius

Lyn is the author of 'Uprooted: How 3,000 years of Jewish civilisation in the Arab world vanished overnight' (Vallentine Mitchell, 2018). She co-founded Harif, blogs at Point of No Return and has written for Times of Israel, JC, Guardian, Huffington Post and JNS News.

Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 Who owns Jewish heritage in the Middle East?
 
Monday 13:20
Monday 13:20 What Jeremy Corbyn needs to know about Mizrahi Jews
 
Monday 14:40
Monday 14:40 Is Israel alienating the Diaspora?
 

Roi Kahlon

Roi works for the Israel Ministry of finance. He is a CPA and has a BA and MA in Economics from Ben Gurion University, and lectured at the university. He served as a combat sordier in a special unit in the IDF for three years. Roi is married to Rotem and a father to Omer.

Monday 09:10
Monday 09:10 The Israeli economy: are there two different economies?
 

Keith Kahn-Harris

Keith Kahn-Harris is a sociologist and writer. He is a senior lecturer at Leo Baeck College and runs the European Jewish Research Archive at the Institute for Jewish Policy Research. His most recent book is 'Denial: The Unspeakable Truth.'

Wednesday 09:10
Wednesday 09:10 Holocaust denial in the post-truth era
 
Wednesday 12:00
Wednesday 12:00 Debate: This house believes that the Jewish left corrupts Judaism and endangers Israel
 
Wednesday 16:00
Wednesday 16:00 Letters Live at Limmud with Clive Lawton and friends
 

Lior Kaminetsky

Lior is Rabbi of Birmingham's United Central Synagogue and an internationally-acclaimed violinist. He holds a doctorate of Musical Arts from USC & Rabbinic Semicha from OTS. He occupies a unique niche, combining Judaism and Music. He has released 2 albums: "From Bach to Carlebach" 2017 and "Mediteranean Klezmer" 2006

Sunday 13:20
Sunday 13:20 Is there any point in having a Jewish school without Jews?
 
Sunday 19:10
Sunday 19:10 Keeping The Flame Alive - Documentary film, Premiere!
 
Wednesday 19:10
Wednesday 19:10 From survival mode to a leadership mode!
 

Elliott Karstadt

Elliott is a fourth-year student rabbi at Leo Baeck College in London. He serves a number of different communities across the Liberal and Reform movements, and particularly enjoys bringing Jewish texts to life with adults and teens in community settings.

Sunday 19:10
Sunday 19:10 Who was the Apiqoros?
 
Tuesday 20:30
Tuesday 20:30 Will we rise again? The question of bodily resurrection in the Talmud
 
Wednesday 21:50
Wednesday 21:50 Birkat Haminim
 

Ben Kasstan

Ben is a medical anthropologist at the University of Sussex, researching reproductive health and decision-making. In any spare time he is teaching on social justice at Brighton and Hove Progressive, supporting interfaith projects, and promoting sexual and reproductive health rights.

Monday 14:40
Monday 14:40 Haredi cultures of reproductive health in Israel and the UK
 

Elie Kaunfer

Elie Kaunfer is a rabbi and CEO of the Hadar Institute. He has worked as a journalist, banker, and corporate fraud investigator. A graduate of Harvard, he holds a doctorate in liturgy and is the author of Empowered Judaism: What Independent Minyanim Can Teach Us about Building Vibrant Jewish Communities.

Sunday 17:30
Sunday 17:30 The Mourner’s Kaddish – A New Interpretation
 
Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 Resurrection revisited: a closer look at the second Blessing of the Amidah
 
Tuesday 22:00
Tuesday 22:00 Night Seder: A Literary Exploration Into the Origins of the Amidah
 
Wednesday 10:40
Wednesday 10:40 How can I pray what I don't believe? - A Case Study
 
Wednesday 13:20
Wednesday 13:20 Brave new world: are alternative communities reshaping the Jewish landscape?
 

Gordon Kay

Gordon has attended Limmud since 1998. A former Sussex Day Limmud co-chair, he is now part of a team aiming for a new Jewish school in Brighton and Hove. For work, he helps organisations tell their stories better and helps NHS patients to share their experiences to influence improvements in services.

Tuesday 20:30
Tuesday 20:30 Pesach top five or 'It's only a ruach 'n' roll seder... but I like it!"
 

Shelley Kedar

Shelley is the founding director of The Shlichut Institute, chaired by Natan Sharansky. Previously a Senior Shlichah -Director of Campus Shlichim and Hillel International’s first VP of Israel Education and Engagement. In 1999-2002, she was the educational shlichah to Liberal Judaism!

Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 Selling values: how Israeli TV and online ads reflect what is really important for Israelis
 
Tuesday 13:20
Tuesday 13:20 Taking up the timbrel! Jewish women in the forefront of social organisations
 

Melanie Kelly

Melanie is Living Bridge Programme Manager for UJIA having previously worked in Jewish primary education for many years. In her spare time she is a compulsive knitter and newly learnt crochet nut.

Sunday 14:40
Sunday 14:40 Knit and natter
 
Monday 14:40
Monday 14:40 Knit and natter
 
Tuesday 10:40
Tuesday 10:40 Teacher Tell, Teacher Share
 
Tuesday 14:40
Tuesday 14:40 Knit and natter
 
Wednesday 14:40
Wednesday 14:40 Knit and natter
 

Maureen Kendal

Academic, film-maker, poet, multi media producer, visual effects, virtual realiity producer, Company director of Cybercare and DreamStudio. Maureen is also contributing author to ' Conquer the Web' published in 2018.

Tuesday 17:30
Tuesday 17:30 On being an avatar
 

Shay Kerem

Shay is Dana International's manager and a well-known and dominant figure and personality in the LGBT community in Israel and around the world.

Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 Israel at 2019
 

Susie Kessler

Susie is the Director of Makom, the Center for Meditation and Spirituality at the Marlene Meyerson JCC in New York City and the Site Manager for the "What Matters: Caring Conversations about the End of Life" programme. She also co-teaches a “Wise Aging” course at the JCC.

Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 It's never too early to start aging wisely! (1 of 2)
 
Tuesday 09:10
Tuesday 09:10 Everyday meditation
 
Tuesday 17:30
Tuesday 17:30 It's never too early to start aging wisely! (2 of 2)
 

Barry Kleinberg

Barry is an orthodox rabbi and teaching fellow at the London School of Jewish Studies. He currently trains osteopaths at two universities and has been practicing osteopathy for over 10 years. Before that he was a solicitor. He is about to start his PhD in Jewish philosophy.

Wednesday 14:40
Wednesday 14:40 Orthodoxy, what's in the name?
 
Wednesday 18:40
Wednesday 18:40 The Rav - Rav Soloveitchik on the State of Israel (1 of 2)
 
Wednesday 21:50
Wednesday 21:50 Universalism in Jewish thought?
 
Thursday 09:20
Thursday 09:20 The Rav - Rav Soloveitchik on interfaith issues (2 of 2)
 

Sana Knaneh

Sana is Development Director of UK Friends of the Bereaved Families Forum and passionate about peace-building in the Middle East. Sana is a Palestinian citizen of Israel, has an MA in International Relations from the Hebrew University and MSc from LSE in International Strategy and Diplomacy.

Tuesday 14:40
Tuesday 14:40 Two Sided Story: An Israeli/Palestinian Film
 
Wednesday 13:30
Wednesday 13:30 Film screening: A Land Without Borders + Panel Discussion
 
Wednesday 19:10
Wednesday 19:10 Peace-building in Israel and Palestine: what's new?
 

Roman Kogan

Roman is executive director of Limmud FSU. A graduate of Hebrew University’s department of International Relations and Journalism, Roman was a press attaché in the Knesset, and a shaliach of the Jewish Agency in St. Petersburg and in the Baltic states.

Tuesday 09:10
Tuesday 09:10 The continuing journey of Russian speaking Jewry
 

Tomi Komoly

Tomi was born in Budapest in 1936. He left Budapest in 1956 during the uprising and moved to the UK, where he studied and graduated. He then worked as a project manager in Europe and Asia, and as a design consultant. He lives in England, and has two daughters and seven grandchildren. Tomi often visits Hungary to keep in touch with events.

Tuesday 17:30
Tuesday 17:30 A Hungarian Experience - Living Under Fascism and Communism
 

Lev Konstantinovskiy

Lev is an artificial intelligence engineer making computers understand human language. He has been writing algorithms for checking political facts at Full Fact. He is a long-time Russian Limmudnik based in London after a couple of years of digital nomading with a laptop and a backpack.

Sunday 20:30
Sunday 20:30 Fighting Misinformation with Artificial Intelligence
 
Wednesday 08:00
Wednesday 08:00 Astanga Yoga
 

Jessica Kosmin

Jessica is an independent communications consultant living in Israel. She provides communications and public speaking training to companies and Jewish organizations in Israel and the US. She has an MA in Government and a BA in Ancient and Medieval History.

Tuesday 12:00
Tuesday 12:00 The personal is political - everyday lives of women in Israel/Palestine
 
Tuesday 20:30
Tuesday 20:30 Advocating for Israel on Facebook - Best Practices
 

David Krantz

David Krantz leads Aytzim (Jewcology, Green Zionist Alliance, EcoJews, and Rabbis and Cantors for the Earth) and serves on the boards of the American Zionist Movement and Interfaith Moral Action on Climate. He’s also a National Science Foundation fellow at Arizona State’s School of Sustainability.

Saturday 11:45
Saturday 11:45 What can we do to save the environment as a Jewish community?
 
Monday 17:30
Monday 17:30 Gefiltefest: Pickle and sauerkraut making: fun with (lacto)fermentation
 
Tuesday 20:30
Tuesday 20:30 Eco-Zionism, Diaspora politics and Israel’s shadow government: how you can make a difference
 
Wednesday 18:40
Wednesday 18:40 A tree of life: mapping the growth of the Jewish-environmental movement
 

Jacob Kraus

Jacob Spike Kraus is a 27 year old songwriter based in NYC, where he is the music teacher for Beit Rabban Day School. He has been song leading for over a decade; his music has been included in the cantorial curriculum of Hebrew Union College, and featured on Jewish Rock Radio and PJ Library.

Saturday 20:15
Saturday 20:15 Jewish songwriting: l'chadesh - making the old new
 
Sunday 20:30
Sunday 20:30 Jacob Spike Kraus concert
 
Tuesday 10:40
Tuesday 10:40 The spirituality of secular music
 
Wednesday 16:00
Wednesday 16:00 New Jewish Voices: Concert & Conversation
 

Itamar Kremer

Itamar Kremer is director of the Koret International School for Jewish Peoplehood Studies at The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot. He is a former aliyah shaliach in NYC, school principal in the Arava and field officer it the IDF

Sunday 09:10
Sunday 09:10 The Jewish Lens - Photograph Yourself Jewishly!
 
Monday 17:30
Monday 17:30 Cultural competence as part of bridge building in Israeli society - the museum example
 
Tuesday 20:30
Tuesday 20:30 Repairing Jewish Dialogue
 

Ilana Kurshan

Ilana Kurshan is the author of If All the Seas Were Ink (St. Martin's Press). She teaches Talmud at the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem and works as the Books Editor of Lilith Magazine.

Sunday 18:40
Sunday 18:40 If All the Seas Were Ink
 
Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 Limmud in the Third Century
 
Tuesday 16:00
Tuesday 16:00 Forgetting the Torah We Learn
 
Wednesday 10:40
Wednesday 10:40 Juliet's Balcony
 
Wednesday 13:20
Wednesday 13:20 The Talmud in poetry and art (Daf Yomi - Chullin 29)
 

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
Sunday 14:40 You can't succeed on Broadway if you don't have any Jews
 
Monday 23:00
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
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
Monday 12:00 How NOT to revise for exams: tips for students and parents
 
Thursday 09:20
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
Sunday 17:30 Talking about health and mental health: 'I don't want to worry you' (1 of 2)
 
Monday 20:30
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
Tuesday 17:30 The dyslexic advantage
 

Jon Lansman

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

Sunday 20:30
Sunday 20:30 In conversation: Jon Lansman and Luke Akehurst
 
Thursday 10:40
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
Wednesday 12:00 How to write a play
 
Wednesday 16:00
Wednesday 16:00 Pop-Up podcast!
 
Wednesday 19:10
Wednesday 19:10 Theatre and antisemitism
 

_ Laviot Programming

Laviot is a community of queer Jewish women which fills a gap in the social landscape. Though we recognise our three pillars as LGBT+, woman-identifying and Jewish, we’ll let you define them for yourself. However you define it, we support it.

Sunday 23:00
Sunday 23:00 Laviot Pub Quiz
 

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
Monday 12:00 Jews and Christians: where are we going?
 
Monday 17:30
Monday 17:30 Gefiltefest: All hail the Kosher cheeseburger?
 
Tuesday 13:20
Tuesday 13:20 Pontifical Palaces, Mud Huts and the Kingdom of Heaven
 
Wednesday 14:40
Wednesday 14:40 Confidentiality, confession and cover-up in halacha
 
Thursday 10:40
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
Friday 17:30 Why all Jews should observe shabbat
 
Sunday 20:30
Sunday 20:30 Celebrating Maureen at Limmud
 
Monday 10:40
Monday 10:40 Should we worry about antisemitism?
 
Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 The Bagel Podcast - LAUNCH
 
Wednesday 16:00
Wednesday 16:00 Letters Live at Limmud with Clive Lawton and friends
 
Wednesday 17:30
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
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
Monday 13:20 Holy moly
 
Tuesday 17:30
Tuesday 17:30 Two Jewish philosophers walk into a bar
 
Tuesday 23:00
Tuesday 23:00 Divine contractions: giving birth to a dream
 
Wednesday 12:00
Wednesday 12:00 Poo and the philosophy of excrement
 
Wednesday 16:00
Wednesday 16:00 Letters Live at Limmud with Clive Lawton and friends
 
Wednesday 21:50
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
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
Monday 17:30 Jordan Peterson and Rabbi Sacks
 

The Leo Baeck Education Center Haifa

Noga, Noi, Gal, Ika and Ely are five high-school students from the Leo Baeck Education Centre in Haifa, Israel, joining Limmud this year. They are wonderful young Israelis from diverse backgrounds who attend one school, bringing a variety of Israeli experiences and eager to share and learn.

Friday 17:30
Friday 17:30 To witness our brothers' burdens, and our sisters' too
 
Sunday 10:40
Sunday 10:40 Points of view from Israeli teens
 
Tuesday 21:50
Tuesday 21:50 Sources of inspiration for Israeli teens
 

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
Sunday 14:40 Where in the world are all the Jews?
 
Sunday 21:50
Sunday 21:50 How not to date: round 2
 
Monday 13:20
Monday 13:20 We don't eat bagels here: Turkey's Jewish community
 
Monday 22:00
Monday 22:00 EasternBeats presents: Yalla Habibi Disco Party - Live!
 
Wednesday 17:30
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
Friday 17:30 Anorexia at the shabbos table
 
Sunday 13:20
Sunday 13:20 Believing in a God that doesn’t believe in me (on being gay and orthodox)
 
Monday 21:50
Monday 21:50 As You Are; an Open Mic
 
Tuesday 13:20
Tuesday 13:20 93 Queen
 
Wednesday 12:00
Wednesday 12:00 How can you be LGBT+ and Jewish in an orthodox community?
 
Wednesday 14:40
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
Wednesday 14:40 Marilyn Monroe and Judaism: The Seventy Faces of Torah
 
Thursday 12:00
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
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
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
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
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
Sunday 16:00 Genetics is #FakeNews
 
Tuesday 14:40
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
Sunday 20:30 Eat healthy, feel younger: is age an attitude of mind?
 
Monday 13:20
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
Saturday 19:00 That old time religion: the Yom Kippur sacrifice
 
Sunday 20:30
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
Sunday 12:00 Inking the unthinkable: a very different comics workshop
 
Monday 14:40
Monday 14:40 Strange-ing the welcomer: a theory of Black and White and Jews all over
 
Tuesday 10:40
Tuesday 10:40 Cartooning a split Jewish identity
 
Wednesday 21:50
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
Monday 21:50 Get inspired: Lightning talks by ROI
 
Tuesday 12:00
Tuesday 12:00 What are your thoughts about Jewish student life on campus?
 
Wednesday 18:40
Wednesday 18:40 Human-centred design and your Jewish community
 
Thursday 09:20
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
Monday 16:00 Let’s all sing (about Jewish things!)
 
Wednesday 16:00
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
Monday 16:00 What is your brand essence? A workshop for nonprofit organisations
 
Wednesday 13:20
Wednesday 13:20 Limmud leadership - is this for you?
 

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
Sunday 17:30 "Curb your confusion": cultural differences through Larry David
 
Sunday 23:00
Sunday 23:00 “What War Zone?” stand-up comedy from Israel
 
Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 Start-up nation and the West: exploring cultural differences
 
Monday 21:50
Monday 21:50 Please God by you: speed dating for 36 - 49, hosted by Benji Lovitt!
 
Tuesday 13:20
Tuesday 13:20 “The Middle East is Funny”: explore Israeli history through comedy
 
Wednesday 13:20
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
Wednesday 16:00 Letters Live at Limmud with Clive Lawton and friends
 
Wednesday 21:50
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
Sunday 19:10 Keeping The Flame Alive - Documentary film, Premiere!
 

Dan Mackenzie

Dan started dancing modern jive during his time at University and just kept going once he finished, the addiction quickly spiraled out of control. Dan now enjoys social dancing and competing in a variety of styles around the world so come join us for a taster class in this fun hobby

Sunday 17:30
Sunday 17:30 An introduction to modern jive (1 of 2)
 
Wednesday 17:30
Wednesday 17:30 More modern jive (2 of 2)
 

Jodi Magness

Jodi is the Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is an archaeologist specialising in the Roman and Byzantine periods in the Land of Israel.

Sunday 21:50
Sunday 21:50 Ancient synagogues in the Land of Israel
 
Monday 10:40
Monday 10:40 More than just mosaics: the ancient synagogue at Huqoq in Israel's Galilee
 
Tuesday 14:40
Tuesday 14:40 Masada: last stronghold of the Jewish resistance against Rome
 
Wednesday 17:30
Wednesday 17:30 The archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls
 

Yochai Maital

Yochai is co-founder of the Israel Story podcast and radio show. His work is on the seam of journalism and art. Yochai spends his days combing Israel and the world for stories. In these sessions we will bring real tales and situations to the table, and together we will grapple with them through a Jewish lens.

Sunday 21:50
Sunday 21:50 Milk, honey and sweet Mary Jane
 
Monday 17:30
Monday 17:30 Who does my body belong to?
 
Tuesday 16:00
Tuesday 16:00 How do you say Anne Frank in Tigrinya?
 
Wednesday 16:00
Wednesday 16:00 Pop-Up podcast!
 

Ghassan Manasra

As a peacemaker from the Holy Land, Ghassan believes that people of all religions are equal and must work together to build a world of peace, harmony, and humanity. For 20 years he has taught at conferences and events in the Holy Land and lectured internationally on peacemaking, interfaith, and multifaith.

Tuesday 12:00
Tuesday 12:00 Where the Jordan meets the Thames - interfaith encounter in Israel and Britain
 
Wednesday 16:00
Wednesday 16:00 Yerushalayim El-Kuds - from the heart of the conflict: dreaming the future of Jerusalem
 

Saar Maoz

Born in a Kibbutz, Saar moved to London in 1995."Who's Gonna Love me Now?" A film documenting his life published in 2016, The film was awarded prizes globally. In 2013 he returned to Israel to work at the Israel AIDS Task Force as Deputy CEO & gay Community Coordinator supporting people living with HIV.

Sunday 17:30
Sunday 17:30 30 years of activism to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic
 
Wednesday 09:10
Wednesday 09:10 Israel AIDS Task Force - Bringing sexual health to the forefront of Israeli society
 
Wednesday 16:00
Wednesday 16:00 Who's Gonna Love me Now?
 

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

Ezra Margulies

Ezra completed an MPhil in Cambridge, writing about the concept of "Orthodox" Judaism. He was an editor for the Littman Library of Jewish Civilization and the Louis Jacobs Project, and recently entered the private sector with Voxburner. Most importantly, he co-chaired the Programming team for Limmud Festival 2018 alongside Sarah and Elliot, and used the immense power thus bestowed upon him to submit a PIF longer than 300 characters. If you have any issues with the Limmud programme, please contact his co-chairs Elliot & Sarah.

Tuesday 17:30
Tuesday 17:30 Two Jewish philosophers walk into a bar
 
Wednesday 14:40
Wednesday 14:40 Orthodoxy, what's in the name?
 

Gabi Markham

Gabi grew up in YTL, is a fully indoctrinated Limmudaholic and co-chairing Shabbat at Festival this year. Gabi recently co-founded Laviot, a social group for queer Jewish women. When not at her laptop sending various Laviot and Limmud emails Gabi can be found traveling around London teaching yoga.

Saturday 20:15
Saturday 20:15 Inclusion and Exclusion: Being LGBT+ on Shabbat
 
Sunday 23:00
Sunday 23:00 Laviot Pub Quiz
 
Wednesday 16:00
Wednesday 16:00 One in every minyan: navigating intersectionality in the Jewish world
 

Josh Marks

Josh is in his second year on the Mazkirut (Movement Team) for FZY, having previously completed a BA in modern languages in Cambridge. He's interested in Judaeo-Spanish, Israeli literature and pottery-painting.

Sunday 23:00
Sunday 23:00 Topless Men! The Jewish male body through Zionist art and writing.
 

Laura Marks

Laura is a serial entrepreneur (she likes setting things up) and a campaigner. She set up Mitzvah Day in 2018, Nisa-Nashim in 2015 and is Chair of HMDT. As past SVP of the BoD Laura knows (almost) everyone in the Jewish community and her favourite thing is to bring people together.

Monday 10:40
Monday 10:40 Jews and Muslims - can we really stand together?
 
Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 Israel - by and for women
 

Itzchak Marmorstein (Even-Shayis)

Itzchak Evan-Shayis is a rabbi, a passionate student of Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook TZ’L, he brings Rav Kook to the world through classes, writings and musical presentations. He is the gabbai of Jerusalem’s Beit HaRav Kook Synagogue. He is musmach (certified) by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach Z'L.

Monday 19:10
Monday 19:10 Orot HaRav Kook - the prophetic utopian lights of Rav Kook
 
Tuesday 12:00
Tuesday 12:00 Rav Kook's "New Guide to the Perplexed" - Selected Readings
 
Wednesday 21:50
Wednesday 21:50 "All existence whispers to me is secret": the poetry of Rav Kook
 
Thursday 12:00
Thursday 12:00 HaRav HaNazir - The Mystic Sage of our Time
 

Josh Martin

Josh is Director of Informal Education at Reform Judaism where he supports youth programming, student work, Wellbeing and Inclusion. Before this, Josh taught Physics at JCoSS where his lessons often blurred the lines of informal and formal, and segued into Jewish Education whenever appropriate.

Monday 20:30
Monday 20:30 Social Media: dystopian future or current reality?
 

Arya Marvazy

A first-generation American born to Iranian parents, Arya has been trailblazing for LGBTQ+ equality within his community since 2015. Building on a decade-long career in the Jewish communal sector, Arya proudly serves as the Managing Director of LA based nonprofit JQ International (Jewish Queers).

Saturday 20:15
Saturday 20:15 Inclusion and Exclusion: Being LGBT+ on Shabbat
 
Sunday 17:30
Sunday 17:30 LGBTQ+ Inclusion training 101
 
Monday 14:40
Monday 14:40 LGBTQ+ Allyship in action
 
Tuesday 14:40
Tuesday 14:40 Sephardic-Mizrahi and LGBTQ+: a Jewish community on the margins
 
Wednesday 16:00
Wednesday 16:00 Letters Live at Limmud with Clive Lawton and friends
 

Peter Mason

As the national secretary of JLM and a member of the Labour Party’s highest disciplinary committee, Peter has had a front row seat to Labour’s longstanding antisemitism crisis. A councillor in Southall, West London, his other passion is urban planning and fixing London’s broken housing market.

Sunday 17:30
Sunday 17:30 Prejudicial and grossly detrimental behaviour: Scratching beneath the surface of the Labour Party’s antisemitism nightmare
 

David Maxa

David grew up in Prague. He studied Religious and Jewish Studies at the Charles University and University of Bayreuth. Since 2014 he is enrolled as a rabbinical student at the Abraham Geiger College, University of Potsdam. David had internships in various congregations in Israel and all over Europe.

Sunday 14:40
Sunday 14:40 Prague meets Middlesex
 

Monique Mayer

Monique trained as a facilitator through The Mussar Institute, and runs Mussar classes in her communities. She received rabbinic ordination from Leo Baeck College and a Master of Education from Harvard University. Monique serves the progressive congregations in Bristol and Cardiff.

Sunday 20:30
Sunday 20:30 Introduction to mussar (1 of 3)
 
Monday 10:40
Monday 10:40 Intro to mussar - what does a patient person look like? (2 of 3)
 
Tuesday 13:20
Tuesday 13:20 Intro to mussar - developing an attitude (3 of 3)
 

Oded Mazor

Oded is an Israeli Reform Rabbi and Educator working at the Leo Baeck Education Centre in Haifa and teaches Judaism in different programs in the Galilee. Oded co-edited HaSimcha SheBaLev, the Israeli Reform Movement's Prayer-book for the three Pilgrim festivals. Member of Kibbutz Hannaton.

Friday 17:30
Friday 17:30 To witness our brothers' burdens, and our sisters' too
 
Sunday 10:40
Sunday 10:40 Points of view from Israeli teens
 
Tuesday 21:50
Tuesday 21:50 Sources of inspiration for Israeli teens
 

Ella Joy Meir

An accomplished singer-songwriter based in NYC. She earned her B.A. from Berklee College of Music in Contemporary Writing and Electronic Production and Vocal Performance. Ella Joy is leader and songwriter of Indie Pop band, Iris Lune, and co-founder of Banot, an all-female Jewish band.

Monday 21:50
Monday 21:50 Banot LIVE in concert!
 
Tuesday 12:00
Tuesday 12:00 Singing with Banot
 
Wednesday 17:30
Wednesday 17:30 Singing free
 

Claudia Mendoza

Claudia Mendoza is director of Policy and Public Affairs at the Jewish Leadership Council. She has an MA in Israeli and Jewish Diaspora Studies from SOAS and a BSc in Biochemistry from UCL. She is an alumna of the Adam Science Foundation Leadership Programme

Monday 17:30
Monday 17:30 Antisemitism, Brexit, Corbyn: an ABC of UK Jewish public policy
 

David Michael

David develops co-housing communities, is a maths teacher, psychotherapist and under-5's worker. He loves and hates running, has been vegan for a year, stood for parliament and the EU. Loves drinking coffee, losing arguments so that he learns and being with his beautiful grandchildren and friends.

Monday 09:10
Monday 09:10 Co-housing Communities - What are they and how to start one?
 

Helena Miller

Helena is the Senior Lecturer in Jewish Education Studies at the London School of Jewish Studies and is senior editor of the Journal of Jewish Education. She has led many innovative education projects. Helena co-chaired Limmud International 2009-12.

Sunday 20:30
Sunday 20:30 Celebrating Maureen at Limmud
 
Monday 17:30
Monday 17:30 From 11 to 18 - changing Jewish lives
 
Wednesday 16:00
Wednesday 16:00 Letters Live at Limmud with Clive Lawton and friends
 

Steve Miller

Steve is the founder of Tzedek, Restore Community Projects, and currently Senior Consultant to Faith Based Regeneration Network. He works with organisations who share a vision of a more just, creative, connected, inclusive and sustainable society. Steve teaches in Jewish communities across the UK and Europe.

Sunday 20:30
Sunday 20:30 Celebrating Maureen at Limmud
 
Monday 09:10
Monday 09:10 The burglar, the carpenter, the aboriculturalist and the dustbinmen
 
Tuesday 13:20
Tuesday 13:20 Scandals, vandals and angels – the sculptor Jacob Epstein
 
Tuesday 21:50
Tuesday 21:50 Social justice – the basis of Jewish ethics
 
Wednesday 16:00
Wednesday 16:00 Wrestling with divine and human beings
 

Ephraim Mirvis

Ephraim Mirvis is the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth and Associate President of the Conference of European Rabbis. He is well known as a principled leader, who has broken new ground in the areas of education, tolerance, interfaith and social responsibility.

Tuesday 10:40
Tuesday 10:40 Five Jewish texts that inspire leadership
 
Tuesday 13:20
Tuesday 13:20 Study an eye-opening passage of Talmud with the Chief Rabbi
 

Michael Mocatta

Michael holds a degree in Hebrew from Cambridge University, and an MA in Jewish Studies from Kings College London. He also has an MBA which he leveraged into a career in marketing and entrepreneurship. He says the score remains 1-1 after a bruising 90 minutes. He blogs on mental health and recovery.

Sunday 14:40
Sunday 14:40 What Jews talk about when Jews talk about love
 

Ibrahim Mogra

Ibrahim is an imam in Leicester and a member of the Muslim Council of Britain. He has been a representative for Jewish-Muslim relations for many years. In 2016, he was awarded the Hubert Walter Award for Reconciliation and Interfaith Cooperation by the Archbishop of Canterbury "for his sustained contribution to understanding between the Abrahamic faiths".

Sunday 18:40
Sunday 18:40 Make friends - Jewish and interfaith perspectives on friendship
 

Gary Mond

Former Conservative Party Parliamentary candidate (1987, 1992) and councillor (1996 - 2002), Gary has been a board member of Conservative Friends of Israel since 2007. He has been the director and trustee, JNF, since 2011 and is the Board of Deputies Defence division vice chairman (2018-).

Sunday 14:40
Sunday 14:40 The rise of populism in Europe: How bad is it for Jews?
 

Abigail Morris

Abigail is chief executive of the Jewish Museum in London. She is passionate about the museum representing the entire Jewish community whilst also facing out to the wider world, engaging with urgent questions of identity and heritage and exploring Jewish art and culture. She is a keen runner.

Sunday 20:30
Sunday 20:30 Celebrating Maureen at Limmud
 
Monday 08:00
Monday 08:00 V'yarutz v'yomer: and he ran and he talked, or "run and chat" (1 of 4)
 
Tuesday 08:00
Tuesday 08:00 V'yarutz v'yomer: and he ran and he talked, or "run and chat" (2 of 4)
 
Tuesday 16:00
Tuesday 16:00 Jews and Money - The Ultimate Taboo?
 
Wednesday 08:00
Wednesday 08:00 V'yarutz v'yomer: and he ran and he talked, or "run and chat" (3 of 4)
 
Wednesday 14:40
Wednesday 14:40 Roman Vishniac rediscovered
 
Thursday 08:00
Thursday 08:00 V'yarutz v'yomer: and he ran and he talked, or "run and chat" (4 of 4)
 

Nina Morris-Evans

Nina is a keen Reform Jew from London who spent her gap year studying the conflict in Israel. Now somewhat of a political activist, Nina sometimes writes for Jewish news outlets. When she is not involved in informal political debate, she studies it formally as her part of her PPE degree at Oxford.

Sunday 19:10
Sunday 19:10 The Jewish Quarterly presents: Are progressive voices being crowded out in the Jewish community?
 
Tuesday 13:20
Tuesday 13:20 British Jews opposing the occupation
 

Adam Moscoe

Adam Moscoe is a public servant committed to advancing peace and human rights. He is a singer and actor specialising in musical theatre, frequently performing with the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Previously, he served as Policy Advisor to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Sunday 17:30
Sunday 17:30 Leonard Bernstein at 100: the man, the music, and his Judaism
 
Monday 21:50
Monday 21:50 Get inspired: Lightning talks by ROI
 
Wednesday 21:50
Wednesday 21:50 Reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous peoples: Jewish engagement and response
 

Naftali Moses

Naftali Moses, PhD, moved to Israel over 30 years ago. He has also written and taught on Talmud, Bible, Jewish thought and medical ethics. The author of Mourning Under Glass and Really Dead?, Naftali lives in Tekoa where he is currently writing his next book: a reading of Rebbi Nachman's tales.

Sunday 20:30
Sunday 20:30 Mirror, Mirror… Rebbe Nachman and the aesthetics of the real
 
Monday 17:30
Monday 17:30 Moving past happiness
 
Tuesday 16:00
Tuesday 16:00 When Rebbe Nachman met Gal Gadot: From proto-to post-Feminism
 
Wednesday 13:30
Wednesday 13:30 Prayer laboratory
 

Mike Moskowitz

Mike Moskowitz is a rabbi who is the Scholar-in-Residence for Trans and Queer Jewish Studies at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah. He is a deeply traditional and radically progressive advocate for trans rights and a vocal ally for LGBT inclusivity.

Saturday 20:15
Saturday 20:15 Inclusion and Exclusion: Being LGBT+ on Shabbat
 
Monday 13:30
Monday 13:30 Balancing solo and communal spiritual practice
 
Wednesday 12:00
Wednesday 12:00 How can you be LGBT+ and Jewish in an orthodox community?
 
Wednesday 14:25
Wednesday 14:25 Gender and clothing: concealing of expressing identity?
 
Wednesday 21:50
Wednesday 21:50 Ally-Ship as Spiritual Practice
 

Robin Moss

Robin Moss is UJIA Director of Strategy, leading UJIA's work engaging young British Jews with Israel. He grew up in LJY-Netzer and is a member of the Board of National Officers of Liberal Judaism. A long-time Limmud volunticipator, he is the Co-Chair of Publications and edits Limmud On One Leg

Sunday 17:30
Sunday 17:30 The Israeli Constitution and the Nation-State Basic Law – a beginner’s guide: 1948-1992 (1 of 3)
 
Sunday 20:30
Sunday 20:30 Celebrating Maureen at Limmud
 
Monday 09:10
Monday 09:10 The Israeli constitution and the Nation-State Basic Law – a beginner’s guide: 1992-2011 (2 of 3)
 
Tuesday 13:20
Tuesday 13:20 The Israeli constitution and the Nation-State Basic Law – a beginner’s guide: 2011-2018 (3 of 3)
 
Wednesday 21:50
Wednesday 21:50 Hot off the press! New elections in Israel- what does it mean? Who are the players? What will the result be?
 

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
Tuesday 21:50 What does a village in Rwanda have to do with me?
 
Wednesday 17:30
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
Monday 10:40 Is Jewish theology dead?
 
Monday 14:40
Monday 14:40 Bialik's pious but secular children: Chaim Grade and A.M. Klein
 
Tuesday 18:40
Tuesday 18:40 Maimonides' irony: dogmatist and heretic
 
Wednesday 18:40
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
Friday 17:30 Let's play games on ecology, Jewish, and Israel
 
Saturday 11:45
Saturday 11:45 What can we do to save the environment as a Jewish community?
 
Sunday 16:00
Sunday 16:00 Are most kosher animal products ethical? Views of an Orthodox vegan rabbi
 
Monday 10:40
Monday 10:40 What is the climate crisis asking of Jews at this key moment in history?
 
Tuesday 14:40
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
Monday 19:10 Stop doing tikkun olam!
 
Tuesday 17:30
Tuesday 17:30 Is Trump's foreign policy good for Israel?
 
Wednesday 12:00
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
Friday 17:30 The impact of Lithuanian rabbis on Anglo Jewry in the Twentieth century
 
Sunday 13:30
Sunday 13:30 The David Hillman stained glass windows
 
Monday 10:40
Monday 10:40 Borderline Israel I: beyond the Two State Solution: peace without borders (1 of 4)
 
Tuesday 13:20
Tuesday 13:20 Borderline Israel II: the futility of borders - children encounter the Israel-Palestine divide (2 of 3)
 
Wednesday 21:50
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
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
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
Sunday 12:00 JW3's Arts Salon - Refugees
 
Sunday 16:00
Sunday 16:00 JW3's Misogynist Film Club; #MeToo
 
Sunday 17:30
Sunday 17:30 Jewish women taking on the patriarchy
 
Tuesday 10:40
Tuesday 10:40 Feminist midrash through visual art, poetry and music
 
Tuesday 14:40
Tuesday 14:40 The year in scandal
 
Wednesday 13:20
Wednesday 13:20 The Talmud in poetry and art (Daf Yomi - Chullin 29)
 
Wednesday 22:00
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
Sunday 17:30 Soul Jump! - Animated band live show
 

Frauke Ohnholz

Frauke Ohnholz tried a self-experiment in 2017 to shop rubbish-free. Since then, she has been reflected why she failed and how she could do better. We need to change our behaviour - indifference and laziness are the main challenges. Frauke lives in Berlin and is a board member of Limmud Germany.

Saturday 11:45
Saturday 11:45 What can we do to save the environment as a Jewish community?
 

Asher Ostrin

Affiliated with the Joint since 1986. Spent most of his career working in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union on all aspects of Jewish communal development. Currently working on issues of property restitution and studying and lecturing on contemporary Jewish Life. Lives in Jerusalem.

Monday 09:10
Monday 09:10 The Joint and the arc of Jewish history over the last 100 years
 
Tuesday 19:10
Tuesday 19:10 A history of Soviet Jewry in documents and pictures
 

Mia Ottman

Mia is a medical student at Nottingham University who started performing improvised comedy 5 years ago as a way to take her mind off all of the ill people. She regularly performs at comedy nights in Nottingham and has also performed long form improv with her troupe at the Edinburgh Fringe this year.

Tuesday 21:50
Tuesday 21:50 Improv comedy jam!
 

Haim Ovadia

After serving as a pulpit rabbi for decades in the Americas and Israel, Haim now runs a free online ordination program, open to all. His vision is to make Jewish practice user-friendly and joyful, provide real solutions to halakhic problems, and promote empathy in the spirit of Sephardic tradition.

Friday 22:00
Friday 22:00 Shabbat in an ashkenormative world
 
Sunday 14:25
Sunday 14:25 A critical academic approach to Talmud (Daf Yomi - Chullin 26)
 
Sunday 22:00
Sunday 22:00 Night seder: halachic definition of night and day
 
Monday 20:30
Monday 20:30 Rabbis* don't wear makeup, and God knows sign language
 
Tuesday 12:00
Tuesday 12:00 You/we make the rules: SpongeBob and the endangered Jewish banana
 
Tuesday 21:50
Tuesday 21:50 Rachel speaks, God and men listen!
 
Wednesday 09:10
Wednesday 09:10 The Binding of Sarah
 

Eli Ovits

Eli is Chief Executive of Limmud. Representing Limmud in 42 countries, Eli supports the development of Limmud and its volunteers. Eli is a Captain (res) in the IDF Spokespersons Unit. He has lectured widely working to combat extremism and strengthen our global Jewish community.

Sunday 12:00
Sunday 12:00 Creating community: strengthening our global Jewish family
 

Robert Owen

Robert is a Board member of Limmud with a programming support role. He previously programmed for Limmud Conference for many years. Like many others, he met his partner at Limmud. In his day job he is a Consulting Actuary.

Sunday 20:30
Sunday 20:30 Programming Limmud events
 

Christine Owinyi

Christine was born in Kenya, and has joined “Mashav” programme, where she successfully completed two courses in Israel, and since has been implementing her training in sustainability in her native country. She is Head of the Education for Sustainability Department at Kenya Education Management Institute. She is married and has 3 kids.

Wednesday 13:20
Wednesday 13:20 Mashav - The Israeli Agency for International Development Cooperation
 

Tracy Tharissa Maria Pater

Tracy was born and raised on Curacao, known for having one of the oldest synagogues in the Caribbean, with the floor covered with sand from the Sinai dessert. Her personal view is that in order to understand other faiths a knowledge of Judaism and Hebrew is essential.

Sunday 13:20
Sunday 13:20 Is there any point in having a Jewish school without Jews?
 

Dan Patterson

Dan is a television writer and producer responsible for shows such as Whose Line Is it Anyway? Room 101 and Mock the Week. He has also written plays such as The Duckhouse. He is a former member of Habonim-Dror and therefore likes a good sing-along.

Sunday 23:00
Sunday 23:00 Sing Along with Dan Patterson and Simon Style
 
Monday 20:30
Monday 20:30 Sing along with Dan Patterson and Simon Style
 

Sammy Patterson

Sammy is a filmmaker, working part-time as a cinema programmer at JW3. Working with homeless refugees in Calais and Paris for the last 5 years, she started by taking pop up cinema to refugee camps and most recently has been documenting a clown troupe tour the children's refugee camps in Lebanon.

Sunday 12:00
Sunday 12:00 JW3's Arts Salon - Refugees
 
Sunday 16:00
Sunday 16:00 JW3's Misogynist Film Club; #MeToo
 

Nathan Peres

PhD candidate at Sorbonne university on the history of the Jews of Lebanon. Nathan is a Young Jewish Diplomat at the World Jewish Congress and works at the Jewish Cultural Center FLEG, Marseille. Nathan graduated in Government at the IDC Herzliya and in Middle Eastern Studies at Hamburg university

Tuesday 20:30
Tuesday 20:30 The Jews of Lebanon - an exceptional community
 

Phil Peters

Despite his mother's protestations, Phil gave up a 'steady' job at Tesco to join Zing Zing in 2016 and has overseen the Chinese takeaway chain’s rapid growth since. In his spare time, Phil is the vice chair of the Maccabi Football League and former Chair of BBYO.

Monday 17:30
Monday 17:30 Gefiltefest: All hail the Kosher cheeseburger?
 

Jared Peysner

Jared is a young professional working on some of the UK's biggest entertainment TV shows. Having grown up in a Modern Orthodox household, Jared prioritised work over all other aspects of his life in order to build his career and is now trying to figure out where religion fits in his lifestyle.

Sunday 13:20
Sunday 13:20 Jew-Ish: Figuring out where religion fits in a modern lifestyle
 

Michael Picardie

Michael Picardie has a M.Phil. and a Ph.D. in theatre aesthetics and post-modern critical theory and an M.A. in psychiatric social work. He taught social and developmental psychology at Barnett House, Oxford University, and at Cardiff and Botswana Universities. He teaches yoga and kabbalah.

Tuesday 12:00
Tuesday 12:00 Jewish Meditation (1 of 2)
 
Wednesday 10:40
Wednesday 10:40 Yoga and kabbalah (2 of 2)
 

Sarah Pinch

Sarah Pinch is one of the three co-chairs for this year's Limmud Festival. In her spare time and work life she is a social media supremo and an avid spag bol slurper...having pioneered Spaghetti Blogonese, a blog about the hunt for the best spag bol. If you have any issues with the Limmud programme, please contact her co-chairs Elliot & Ezra.

Monday 20:30
Monday 20:30 Gefiltefest: The Jewish roots of Spaghetti Bolognese
 
Wednesday 16:00
Wednesday 16:00 Letters Live at Limmud with Clive Lawton and friends
 

Marcia Plumb

Marcia Plumb is the rabbi of Congregation Mishkan Tefila in Boston MA. She is passionate about Mussar and has taught and studied it for over 20 years. She is a trained Jewish spiritual director and Jewish meditation facilitator.

Tuesday 19:10
Tuesday 19:10 Mussar for Managing Stress
 

Gabriela Pomeroy

Gabriela works as a journalist at BBC News. She started Grassroots Jews in 2009. She is a trustee of the Jewish Quarterly.

Sunday 14:40
Sunday 14:40 The rise of populism in Europe: How bad is it for Jews?
 
Wednesday 13:20
Wednesday 13:20 Brave new world: are alternative communities reshaping the Jewish landscape?
 
Thursday 10:40
Thursday 10:40 Grassroots Jews: “The Glastonbury of Rosh Hashanah services”
 

Hilary Pomeroy

Hilary is an honorary research fellow at UCL, where she taught the culture and history of the Jews of Spain and the Sephardi diaspora. A specialist in Ladino language and literature, she has published many articles in academic journals and a book on Ladino ballads from Morocco.

Tuesday 16:00
Tuesday 16:00 How Muslim Spain from 8th century onwards has influenced Jewish food, art, music, culture, architecture and folklore
 

Tirtsa Posklinsky Shehory

Tirtsa is a poet, she graduated from the Tmura- International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism, has a Msc in Industrial Engineering & Management, majoring in IT and Financial Management from Ben Gurion Universitv. Her poetry books include "Transparent jellyfish goes" and "Cache of geckos"

Saturday 20:15
Saturday 20:15 Play writing in the spirit of talmud
 
Monday 20:30
Monday 20:30 "Women are Frivolous" - What is it about all women?
 

Chloe Pourmorady

Chloe is a Persian-Jewish musician & composer influenced by the rich musical language of her roots and by the countries she has travelled. Chloe is passionate about creating camaraderie through music, blending different styles together, and pushing the narrative of her roots into the future.

Tuesday 21:50
Tuesday 21:50 The Marriage of Hebrew Prayer & Persian Poetry
 
Wednesday 10:40
Wednesday 10:40 Music and spirituality
 
Wednesday 16:00
Wednesday 16:00 The most international Jewish melody
 

Frederick Powell

Frederick is a Talmud enthusiast and a barrister specialising in human rights law. He is an alumnus of Yeshivat Hadar and the Conservative Yeshiva. He founded and helps to organise Ohel Mo'ed, an independent, halakhic-egalitarian minyan, and loves hummus to an extent that some find implausible.

Wednesday 13:20
Wednesday 13:20 Brave new world: are alternative communities reshaping the Jewish landscape?
 
Wednesday 22:00
Wednesday 22:00 Night Seder: Shabbat on a Desert Island
 

House Band Programming

Wednesday 23:00
Wednesday 23:00 Late night sing along!
 

Participant Care Programming

The Limmud Participant Care Team is here to help you get the most out of your time at Festival.

Friday 12:00
Friday 12:00 Site Sat Nav
 
Friday 13:15
Friday 13:15 Site Sat Nav
 
Sunday 13:20
Sunday 13:20 The Limmud app - a user's guide
 
Sunday 14:40
Sunday 14:40 Site Sat Nav
 
Monday 14:40
Monday 14:40 Site Sat Nav
 
Monday 17:30
Monday 17:30 Oy what a day...
 
Tuesday 17:30
Tuesday 17:30 Oy what a day...
 
Wednesday 17:30
Wednesday 17:30 Oy what a day...
 

Shabbat Programming

The Limmud Shabbat Team is so excited to welcome you for Shabbat this year. Please join us for some exciting sessions over the next twenty five hours!

Friday 12:00
Friday 12:00 Nosh & Natter
 
Friday 13:15
Friday 13:15 Build your own Besamim
 
Friday 13:15
Friday 13:15 Picture the parshah
 
Friday 22:00
Friday 22:00 Late Night Chavruta
 
Friday 23:15
Friday 23:15 Games Night
 
Saturday 07:30
Saturday 07:30 Morning news and brews! Wall Street Journal's Annika Hernroth-Rothstein
 
Saturday 07:30
Saturday 07:30 Toys and chill in the Family Lounge
 
Saturday 09:45
Saturday 09:45 Shabbat Stroll
 
Saturday 09:45
Saturday 09:45 The Breakfast Club
 
Saturday 09:45
Saturday 09:45 Shabbat morning chavruta
 
Saturday 18:30
Saturday 18:30 Layla Tov Time
 
Saturday 20:15
Saturday 20:15 Bag Packing Party
 
Saturday 23:15
Saturday 23:15 Havdalalala Disco
 
Saturday 23:15
Saturday 23:15 Late Night Chavruta
 

Social Programming

The Limmud Social Programming Team are here to make your Limmud experience a more social one! Look out for a range activities and sessions that will help you to meet new people, try out new skills, have some time to relax and much more.

Saturday 07:30
Saturday 07:30 Morning news and brews! Wall Street Journal's Annika Hernroth-Rothstein
 
Sunday 09:10
Sunday 09:10 Morning news and brews! Times of Israel's Noru Tsalic
 
Sunday 14:40
Sunday 14:40 Knit and natter
 
Sunday 20:30
Sunday 20:30 Never too old for friendship (for 65+)
 
Sunday 21:50
Sunday 21:50 Board game café
 
Sunday 21:50
Sunday 21:50 How not to date: round 2
 
Monday 08:00
Monday 08:00 Morning news and brews! The Jewish Chronicle's Daniel Sugarman
 
Monday 08:00
Monday 08:00 Walking club
 
Monday 14:40
Monday 14:40 Knit and natter
 
Monday 14:40
Monday 14:40 Bridge and Kaluki
 
Monday 20:30
Monday 20:30 Please God by you: speed dating for 50 – 64
 
Monday 21:50
Monday 21:50 Board game café
 
Monday 21:50
Monday 21:50 Please God by you: speed dating for 36 - 49, hosted by Benji Lovitt!
 
Monday 22:00
Monday 22:00 Video game arcade
 
Monday 23:00
Monday 23:00 Please God by you: speed dating for 25 - 35, hosted by Hasadick!
 
Tuesday 08:00
Tuesday 08:00 Morning news and brews! BBC's Anthony Reuben
 
Tuesday 08:00
Tuesday 08:00 Walking club
 
Tuesday 14:40
Tuesday 14:40 Knit and natter
 
Tuesday 21:50
Tuesday 21:50 Board game café
 
Tuesday 22:00
Tuesday 22:00 Video game arcade
 
Tuesday 00:10
Tuesday 00:10 Midnight pub quiz
 
Wednesday 08:00
Wednesday 08:00 Morning news and brews! With Canadian Jewish News' Yoni Goldstein
 
Wednesday 08:00
Wednesday 08:00 Walking club
 
Wednesday 14:40
Wednesday 14:40 Knit and natter
 
Wednesday 21:50
Wednesday 21:50 Board game café
 
Thursday 08:00
Thursday 08:00 Walking club
 

Alicia Jo Rabins

Alicia is a writer, musician and Torah teacher based in Oregon. An award-winning poet and performer, she is the creator of hybrid music projects Girls in Trouble and A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff and author of two poetry books, Divinity School and Fruit Geode. Alicia's participation was made possible with generous support from The Covenant Foundation.

Sunday 19:10
Sunday 19:10 Girls in Trouble curriculum: Vashti and the daughters of Tzelofchad
 
Monday 20:30
Monday 20:30 Girls in Trouble concert & 10th anniversary celebration!
 
Tuesday 10:40
Tuesday 10:40 Feminist midrash through visual art, poetry and music
 
Wednesday 21:50
Wednesday 21:50 A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff and Chavruta: A Drummer's Bat Mitzvah
 

Karen Radkowsky

Karen heads Impact:NPO, helping nonprofits achieve greater impact through branding, communications and measurement. Earlier, she spent 20+ years at global marcoms agencies: Ogilvy, BBDO & Ketchum. A member of Limmud’s International Advisory Council, she was previously the trustee overseeing marcoms.

Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 What is your brand essence? A workshop for nonprofit organisations
 

Onjali Rauf

Onjali founded Making Herstory, tackling abuse and trafficking of women and girls. She delivers emergency aid for refugees in France. She specialises in Women's Studies at the University of Oxford. The Boy at the Back of the Class is her first novel. Onjali is a key part of Nisa-Nashim.

Monday 10:40
Monday 10:40 Jews and Muslims - can we really stand together?
 

Yigal Ravid

Yigal Ravid is a TV and radio personality, reporter and editor on Channel 1 and Channel 2 along with Israel’s national radio and Jewish-Israeli radio in the USA. He was the host of Eurovision 1999.

Sunday 19:10
Sunday 19:10 King Bibi and the Likud revolution
 
Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 Israel at 2019
 
Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 Dana International in conversation with Yigal Ravid
 
Tuesday 14:40
Tuesday 14:40 Eurovision and Israel: we are on the map
 

Alma Reisel

Alma is a KeshetUK trustee, the charity working so that no one has to choose between their Jewish and LGBT+ identity. Alma is also a life-long Limmudnick, feminist, family social worker, and Jewish educator.

Sunday 17:30
Sunday 17:30 Jewish women taking on the patriarchy
 
Tuesday 13:30
Tuesday 13:30 LGBT+ Families: a discussion around what an inclusive Jewish community looks like for you and your family
 
Wednesday 17:30
Wednesday 17:30 “The Wellbeing of LGBT+ pupils: A Guide for Orthodox Jewish Schools” – how KeshetUK worked with Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis to create this guide and what is next?
 
Thursday 10:40
Thursday 10:40 Isaac and Rebecca attend family therapy
 

Dan Reisel

Dan is an O&G Specialist Registrar and a Senior Research Associate at UCL, where he teaches graduates and undergraduates and participates in research into epigenetics and patient outcomes.

Sunday 16:00
Sunday 16:00 Unanswered Prayers
 
Sunday 20:30
Sunday 20:30 Celebrating Maureen at Limmud
 
Monday 17:30
Monday 17:30 The Book of Job according to Maureen Kendler, z"l
 

Anthony Reuben

Anthony is a senior journalist with the BBC's fact-checking Reality Check team. His book about how to avoid being misled by dodgy stats is due to be published next year.

Tuesday 08:00
Tuesday 08:00 Morning news and brews! BBC's Anthony Reuben
 

Danny Rich

Danny has been the senior rabbi & chief executive of Liberal Judaism since the middle of 2005 and was the rabbi to Kingston Liberal Synagogue for nearly two decades. He is a Justice of the Peace, a hospital and prison chaplain and a former president of the Council of Christians & Jews.

Wednesday 17:30
Wednesday 17:30 Who was Jesus the Jew?
 

Angela Ripoff

Angela is a much admired and well known British television journalist. Known for reporting, presenting the news and even hosting the Eurovision Song Contest. Awarded the STD on the Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to ball-gowns. She has a species of arctic penguin named after her.

Tuesday 22:00
Tuesday 22:00 Jerusalem Calling: the Euro/Israelvision Song Contest live from Birmingham!
 

Marcus Roberts

Marcus Roberts, founder and director of JTrails, researches and creates Anglo-Jewish Heritage trails and Holocaust trails, as well as carrying out community heritage work. JTrails is the UK leg of the ‘European Routes of Jewish Heritage’, part of the official ‘European Routes of Heritage’.

Sunday 10:40
Sunday 10:40 Jewish country houses in England
 
Sunday 18:40
Sunday 18:40 The Medieval Jewish heritage of England in 50 objects
 

Russ Roberts

Russ spends his time trying to make economics understandable to normal human beings. He is the host of the EconTalk podcast, the author of three economic novels, and co-creator of the Keynes-Hayek rap videos. His latest book is How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life.

Saturday 11:45
Saturday 11:45 How an economist makes a motzi
 
Sunday 10:40
Sunday 10:40 The Jewish side of Adam Smith
 
Sunday 19:10
Sunday 19:10 The economics of forgiveness
 
Monday 17:30
Monday 17:30 Hayek, humility and halacha
 

Yael Roberts

Yael Roberts is Young Adults Community Organiser for Reform Judaism. She has taught at Alyth, BIMA, and Nesiyah, and has studied at the Pardes Kollel and the CY. She is on the team for the Open Talmud Project and this year's Limmud Beit Midrash. She also works as an independent artist-printmaker.

Saturday 08:15
Saturday 08:15 Shabbat morning chanting circle
 
Sunday 13:30
Sunday 13:30 A tzadik walks into Mitzrayim: Elimelech of Lizhensk on Parshat Sh'mot
 
Monday 09:20
Monday 09:20 Morning Seder (Beginners) - Times to Pray: Traditionally Radical Talmud (1 of 4)
 
Monday 14:25
Monday 14:25 Shechting with a vegan (Daf Yomi - Chullin 27)
 
Tuesday 09:20
Tuesday 09:20 Morning Seder (Beginners) - Times to Pray: Traditionally Radical Talmud (2 of 4)
 
Wednesday 09:20
Wednesday 09:20 Morning Seder (Beginners) - Times to Pray: Traditionally Radical Talmud (3 of 4)
 
Thursday 09:30
Thursday 09:30 Morning Seder (Beginners) - Times to Pray: Traditionally Radical Talmud (4 of 4)
 

Jonathan Robinson

Finally Jonathan has found his USP - he is the only person to have chaired both a Limmud Conference and a Limmud Festival - and he is taking the opportunity at Festival to scale new heights and challenges...

Tuesday 14:40
Tuesday 14:40 Meet the Chairs!
 
Wednesday 21:50
Wednesday 21:50 Strictly Limmud Dancing
 

Ruti Roche

Ruti grew up in Leeds. Her gap year was on Machon Lemadrichim, including the Six Day War. Her degree is in English and Hebrew. She and husband Nahshon live in Ilford, whilst their three children and grandchildren live on Bnei Akiva Kibbutzim and a Moshav.

Friday 17:30
Friday 17:30 Shabbat Shalom songs, stories and games
 
Tuesday 23:00
Tuesday 23:00 An easy introduction to Gematria
 
Thursday 12:00
Thursday 12:00 Anim zemirot
 

Simon Rocker

Simon is assistant editor (education) at the Jewish Chronicle, editing its education, Judaism and diary sections. He is co-writer of A Rocky Road, the memoirs of Rabbi Abraham Levy, which was published last year.

Monday 14:40
Monday 14:40 Is Israel alienating the Diaspora?
 

Anna Roiser

Anna Roiser is the Engagement and Outreach Coordinator at the New Israel Fund, a charity supporting Israeli organisations promoting democracy, equality and human rights. Previously a family lawyer, in 2017 Anna spent time living in Jerusalem developing her passion for progressive Israeli causes.

Monday 14:40
Monday 14:40 The Nation State Law and Diaspora Jewry’s relationship with Israel
 
Wednesday 18:40
Wednesday 18:40 Under attack: the defenders of Israel’s democracy
 
Thursday 12:00
Thursday 12:00 The attack on free speech in Israel
 

Ella Rose

Ella is the former director of the Jewish Labour Movement and previous Public Affairs Officer at the Israeli Embassy and President of the Union of Jewish Students, where she is now a trustee. She is the Chair of Catering for Limmud Festival 2018, so please send all food related comments to her.

Sunday 16:00
Sunday 16:00 Corbyn’s Labour and the American Democratic Party on Israel and the Jewish Community
 
Sunday 20:30
Sunday 20:30 In conversation: Jon Lansman and Luke Akehurst
 
Tuesday 20:30
Tuesday 20:30 Through the eyes of young Jewish women
 

Hannah Rose

Hannah is the President of the Union of Jewish Students, the representative organisation for the 8,500 Jewish students in the UK and Ireland, and the umbrella body for 65 J-Socs. She recently graduated from Bristol University, where she studies Spanish and Portuguese.

Monday 17:30
Monday 17:30 Is Campus a safe space for Jewish students?
 
Tuesday 20:30
Tuesday 20:30 Through the eyes of young Jewish women
 
Wednesday 21:50
Wednesday 21:50 Strictly Limmud Dancing
 

Judi Rose

Judi is the daughter of the legendary Evelyn Rose and collaborated with her mother on articles, recipes & books. Previously a BBC science & technology producer, she followed in Evelyn’s footsteps as a cookbook author, food writer and chef instructor. Judi runs the Cookery Studio in West London.

Monday 13:20
Monday 13:20 Gefiltefest: How to have your kugel and eat it
 

Rachel Rose

Rachel Rose is a keen traveller and social activist, who recently graduated from the University of Sussex in History and Sociology. She is currently working for Noam, is an NIF New Gen fellow, and is the co-chair of the ZYC.

Monday 21:50
Monday 21:50 You can't spell memes without emes
 
Wednesday 18:40
Wednesday 18:40 Under attack: the defenders of Israel’s democracy
 
Wednesday 21:50
Wednesday 21:50 Strictly Limmud Dancing
 

Hannah Rosen

Hannah is delighted to be coming to Limmud this year as a YTL madricha. She is also representing Sadeh Farm at Gefiltefest and is looking forward to sharing her enthusiasm for the UK’s first Jewish farm of her generation.

Monday 17:30
Monday 17:30 Gefiltefest: All hail the Kosher cheeseburger?
 
Monday 21:50
Monday 21:50 Gefiltefest: Sadeh Farm
 

Jeanette Rosenberg

Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain (JGSGB) Dedicated to promoting Jewish family history and genealogy, we encourage research and preservation of Jewish genealogy records. Library, databases and specialist advice available. enquiries@jgsgb.org.uk - www.jgsgb.org.uk

Wednesday 10:40
Wednesday 10:40 Genealogy Consultation Drop-in Session
 

Joel Rosenberg

Joel is a second year RSY-Netzer Movement Worker. He has been involved in RSY-Netzer since he went on Israel Tour in 2011 where he fell love with the community and ideology. After his gap year travelling, he went to the University of Leeds to study Biochemistry and graduated in 2017.

Wednesday 12:00
Wednesday 12:00 Can we live in a world without genetic disorders? How they impact the Jewish community and what we can do about it
 

Philip Rosenberg

Phil is Public Affairs Director at the Board of Deputies of British Jews. Until standing down in May 2018, he served as a Labour Councillor in the London Borough of Camden, where he still chairs the Faith Leaders Forum. Previously, he was Executive Director of the Faiths Forum for London.

Sunday 14:40
Sunday 14:40 The rise of populism in Europe: How bad is it for Jews?
 
Sunday 19:10
Sunday 19:10 The Jewish Quarterly presents: Are progressive voices being crowded out in the Jewish community?
 
Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 Jews and Christians: where are we going?
 
Monday 17:30
Monday 17:30 Antisemitism, Brexit, Corbyn: an ABC of UK Jewish public policy
 

Daniel Roth

Daniel is the director of the Pardes Center for Judaism and Conflict Resolution. He also teaches graduate courses on religion and peace building at Bar-Ilan University, Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University and is a regular lecturer for National Geographic/MEJDI Tours.

Monday 19:10
Monday 19:10 “Fake news” or uncovering the truth? From Joseph, Hamilton and John Major to today - Mahloket Matters!
 
Tuesday 12:00
Tuesday 12:00 Fear war or trust peace? From Jacob, Chamberlain and Menachem Begin to today - mahloket matters!
 
Tuesday 17:30
Tuesday 17:30 Xenophobia or national security? From Pharaoh and WWII to today - mahloket matters!
 
Wednesday 14:40
Wednesday 14:40 Coexist or separate? From Isaac and Ishmael to Jews and Muslims Today- Mahloket Matters!
 

Caroline Rothstein

Caroline is a New York City-based internationally touring and award-winning writer, poet, performer, and educator. Her work has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Buzzfeed, Narratively, NYLON, The Forward, Kveller, and elsewhere. She was called a “very inspiring woman” by Lady Gaga.

Monday 21:50
Monday 21:50 We are the ones we have been waiting for
 
Tuesday 12:00
Tuesday 12:00 #MeToo, #TimesUp and speaking your truth
 
Wednesday 10:40
Wednesday 10:40 Body image with a Jewish lens: a poetry writing workshop
 
Wednesday 16:00
Wednesday 16:00 Letters Live at Limmud with Clive Lawton and friends
 

Isaiah Rothstein

Isaiah is the rabbi-in-residence for Hazon. He was central to founding the Union Street Sanctuary, the Beis Community and his musical collaborative Zayah projects which celebrate Jewish Diversity. Isaiah is a Jew of Colour and lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Monday 19:10
Monday 19:10 "I'm not White, I'm Jewish": (how) did the Jewish community negotiate their Whiteness in North America
 
Tuesday 09:10
Tuesday 09:10 Jewish Engagement in the 21st Century: A Moment or a Movement?
 
Wednesday 17:30
Wednesday 17:30 Radical inclusivity & religious diversity: is it possible?
 

Emma Rozenberg

Emma researches mamzerut as a contemporary issue in the British Jewish community. She is a PhD student at King's College London, a former matrimonial lawyer, and a longstanding Limmudnik. To participate in her research, or for more information, please contact emma.rozenberg@kcl.ac.uk.

Tuesday 21:50
Tuesday 21:50 Jewish ‘untouchables’: the plight of the mamzer in the 21st century
 

Bianca Sakol

Bianca works for RSY-Netzer as youth and events manager. Having previously worked for Limmud and been a volunteer, she is looking forward to trying Limmud as a participant! She is passionate about raising awareness for carrier screening of Jewish genetic disorders after two affected pregnancies.

Sunday 21:50
Sunday 21:50 Ceilidh time!
 
Wednesday 12:00
Wednesday 12:00 Can we live in a world without genetic disorders? How they impact the Jewish community and what we can do about it
 

Gary Sakol

Gary Sakol works and volunteers in the community as executive director at Westminster Synagogue and trustee for Habonim Dror UK. But most importantly for Limmud, he is Scottish and loves a ceilidh!

Sunday 21:50
Sunday 21:50 Ceilidh time!
 

Joel Salmon

Joel is the Parliamentary Officer at the Board of Deputies of British Jews. He is responsible for political and parliamentary engagement, domestic antisemitism and extremism. He is the secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group on British Jews.

Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 Gefiltefest: Humous War - food at the frontier of conflict
 

Leonora Samuel

Leonora learnt to leyn with Victor Tunkel in the 1990s. She is an educator. She helps people to gain key skills in numeracy and ICT and to get new insights into the Biblical text.

Friday 17:30
Friday 17:30 Talking with Torah?
 

Sassy

Sassy is the accommodation and bar chair and quizmaster for Limmud Festival. He is also a national tournament director for the card game bridge, and in his spare time works in the Medical School at King’s College London doing something-or-other, having previously been a university admissions Officer.

Sunday 16:00
Sunday 16:00 Jew-niversity application tips
 

Sahar Sazgar

The UJIA & the Jewish Agency shaliach to Manchester, UK. Sahar is responsible to strengthen the feelings and the relationship between the community and Israel. Sagar finished her army service as a commander at 'Egoz' unite (special forces, IDF). Grew up at 'Maccabi Tzair Hadera' youth movement.

Tuesday 16:00
Tuesday 16:00 #Hashtag Israel
 

Rosalind Schogger

Rosalind is a travel writer and photographer. She journeys frequently to Ethiopia. By working with the Jewish community of Gondar and extensively exploring this huge, land-locked country, she has developed friendships, which have given her fascinating insights into how Ethiopia ticks.

Tuesday 13:20
Tuesday 13:20 Ethiopia: What makes this place and its Jews so special?
 

Rosemary Schonfeld

Rosemary is a professional musician and composer now based in Devon. She has recorded and produced/co-produced six albums, co-run a recording studio, devised a teaching package for percussionists, and is currently working on a rock opera.

Saturday 20:15
Saturday 20:15 Finding Relly - my family, the Holocaust, and me
 
Sunday 12:00
Sunday 12:00 Finding Relly - using the book 'Finding Relly' to raise awareness about the Holocaust's contemporary relevance.
 

Amos Schonfield

Amos is the founder and director of Our Second Home, the youth movement for refugees and asylum seekers in the UK. He is currently studying Migration Studies at Oxford University. Previously he worked at Yachad, who he represents at the Board of Deputies, and at Noam Masorti Youth.

Monday 18:40
Monday 18:40 Eight things we learned building the refugee youth movement
 

Kevin Sefton

Kevin is a management consultant, former Limmud chair and amateur breadmaker. At one time, really amateur. His bread was awful. So he set about making it better. And he now enjoys not just baking his bread, but eating it too.

Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 Gefiltefest: Making bread shouldn't be a PITA
 

Nathan Servi

Nathan has been involved in Jewish Education for 20 years. He is head of education at Maccabi GB and manages Streetwise, the PSHE and RSE provider for Jewish Schools, which engages 23,000 young people across the community each year. In 2017 he created ‘Stand Up! Education Against Discrimination’

Monday 13:20
Monday 13:20 The sex education (‘RSE’) edition! Who wants to be a millionaire?
 
Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 Everybody is talking about antisemitism; how should we discuss it with our youth? What about non-Jewish young people?
 

Sam Severijnse

Sam grew up in a small Jewish community in the Netherlands. He has lived in London since 2003. He is a volunteer for the Society for Jewish Study.

Tuesday 23:00
Tuesday 23:00 Friends of Erik Weisz
 

Peter Sevitt

Peter is a lover of informal Jewish learning and founder of Limmud Toronto. Peter is also an outdoor enthusiast and a thespian, and brings his passion, enthusiasm, energy and curiosity to all that he does. Originally from the UK, he immigrated to Canada over 45 years ago.

Tuesday 20:30
Tuesday 20:30 Jacob's Sheep!
 

Mei-Tal Shabtai

Native Israeli, Tali recently moved to London. She created an innovative program to express creativity and gain insights into Jewish Texts. An experienced educator, she most recently taught History and creative writing in a Jerusalem High School. Tali has a BA in Jewish history & MA in NGO management from the Hebrew U.

Sunday 20:30
Sunday 20:30 Explore the mystery between the lines: creative writing through Biblical stories and Talmudic tales (1 of 2)
 
Monday 10:40
Monday 10:40 Explore the mystery between the lines: creative writing through Biblical stories and Talmudic tales (2 of 2)
 

Baraa Shaiban

Baraa is a MENA caseworker with Reprieve. He participated in the peaceful demonstrations in 2011 and served as a youth representative in Yemen's National Dialogue (a body charged with negotiating Yemen's new constitution). Baraa was involved in negotiations with the Houthi movement in 2014 and 2015.

Monday 13:20
Monday 13:20 A dummies guide to Yemen: past, present and future
 

Zahavit Shalev

Zahavit is on the rabbinic team at New North London Synagogue. A student at Leo Baeck College, she hopes to be ordained as a rabbi 2019. She enjoys seeing her students join the Jewish people (70+ and counting), feminist Biblical and Talmud criticism, 90% dark chocolate, and undignified dancing.

Monday 09:20
Monday 09:20 Morning Seder (Intermediate): the day and night identity of a rebel (1 of 4)
 
Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 Happily ever after?
 
Monday 21:50
Monday 21:50 Sleep in Talmudic times
 
Tuesday 09:20
Tuesday 09:20 Morning Seder (Intermediate): the day and night identity of a rebel (2 of 4)
 
Tuesday 19:10
Tuesday 19:10 Why do we need rabbis anyway?
 
Wednesday 09:20
Wednesday 09:20 Morning Seder (Intermediate): the day and night versions of Talmudic marriage (3 of 4)
 
Wednesday 13:20
Wednesday 13:20 Crying and dying
 
Thursday 09:30
Thursday 09:30 Morning Seder (Intermediate): the day and night versions of Talmudic marriage (4 of 4)
 

Dave Shaw

Dave is a founding trustee of KeshetUK – the charity ensuring that no person should have to choose between their Jewish and LGBT+ identity. He also chairs Gay Jews In London, a group with nearly 900 members, programming social activities for those identifying as gay and Jewish in London.

Wednesday 12:00
Wednesday 12:00 How can you be LGBT+ and Jewish in an orthodox community?
 

Marvin Shaw

Marvin Shaw is a poet and author. His five creative self-help books include Poetry for Health and Mindful Judaism. Marvin is currently working on a thrilling new book and project entitled Creative Starts, Creative Sparks - How to Liberate your Inborn Creativity and Bring Joy to Yourself and Others.

Sunday 13:20
Sunday 13:20 A short course in creativity - how creativity boosts mental health and wellbeing (1 of 3)
 
Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 A short course in creativity - Kabbalah, colour and the creative soul (2 of 3)
 
Tuesday 18:40
Tuesday 18:40 A short course in creativity - discovering your unique creative vision (3 of 3)
 

Clive Sheldon

Clive Sheldon QC is a leading barrister in the fields of public law and employment law, often appearing before the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Clive is the chair of the New Israel Fund in the UK, having previously served as co-chair of Masorti Judaism in the UK and as a member of the JLC.

Monday 14:40
Monday 14:40 The Nation State Law and Diaspora Jewry’s relationship with Israel
 
Wednesday 13:30
Wednesday 13:30 Film screening: A Land Without Borders + Panel Discussion
 
Wednesday 18:40
Wednesday 18:40 Under attack: the defenders of Israel’s democracy
 

Ruben Shimonov

Ruben is an educator, community builder and social innovator focusing on Jewish diversity. His hybrid identity as a Bukharian, Sephardi, Mizrahi and queer Jew drives his leadership work. He’s the founder/director of the Sephardic-Mizrahi Q Network, a unique platform for LGBTQ Sephardim and Mizrahim.

Sunday 16:00
Sunday 16:00 Understanding, and wrestling with, ashkenormativity
 
Monday 10:40
Monday 10:40 At the crossroads of Sephardic, Mizrahi, and Russian-speaking: the Jewish communities of Central Asia and the Caucasus (pt. 1: Bukharian Jews) (1 of 2)
 
Tuesday 10:40
Tuesday 10:40 Maktuv: an Arabic-Hebrew interfaith calligraphy workshop
 
Tuesday 14:40
Tuesday 14:40 Sephardic-Mizrahi and LGBTQ+: a Jewish community on the margins
 
Wednesday 14:40
Wednesday 14:40 At the crossroads of Sephardic, Mizrahi, and Russian-speaking: the Jewish communities of Central Asia and the Caucasus (pt. 2: Georgian and Mountain Jews) (2 of 2)
 

Colin Shindler

Colin is the first professor of Israel studies in the UK, the author of numerous books on Israel and a frequent contributor to the national, international and Jewish press. He is proud to have been present at the very first Limmud in 1980.

Wednesday 13:20
Wednesday 13:20 The closing of the progressive mind: Jeremy Corbyn and Zionism
 
Wednesday 17:30
Wednesday 17:30 Is the Israeli government doing enough to promote peace with the Palestinians?
 

Daniel Shine

Danny has been going to Limmud for so long despite attempts to ban him. His sessions are usually controversial so not really for the weak-hearted.

Sunday 19:10
Sunday 19:10 Why UK drug laws are a danger to everyone
 
Monday 23:00
Monday 23:00 Death
 
Tuesday 18:40
Tuesday 18:40 The case against having children
 

Michael Shire

Michael is dean of Jewish Education at Hebrew College Boston and founder of Torah Godly Play, a spiritual pedagogy for telling Bible stories. He is also a graduate of Jewish history and now interested in American Jewish history.

Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 Telling Torah stories to children with spiritual intent
 
Wednesday 10:40
Wednesday 10:40 Benjamin Franklin and the Musar movement
 

Beverly Shrand

Beverly is a senior lecturer at the University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business. She facilitates adult learning in the areas of systems thinking, business ethics and marketing. She recently completed her doctoral thesis in organisational psychology.

Sunday 12:00
Sunday 12:00 Solving complex problems using a systems thinking approach
 

Edwin Shuker

Edwin Shuker is Vice President of the Board of deputies and a member of the Limmud International Advisory Council. Activist and an international public speaker on Middle East issues especially on Jews from Arab counties, Edwin is a protagonist of the documentary “Remember Baghdad.“

Sunday 17:30
Sunday 17:30 The Wolf of Baghdad - a memoir of a lost homeland
 
Monday 13:20
Monday 13:20 Mosul Jewish sites liberated from ISIS
 
Tuesday 10:40
Tuesday 10:40 The Iraqi Jewish archives
 
Wednesday 10:40
Wednesday 10:40 Remember Baghdad
 
Wednesday 19:10
Wednesday 19:10 The spy next door
 

Aaron Simmonds

Aaron Simmonds has been failing to stand up for 28 years: luckily he is far better at comedy than standing up. He has a unique perspective on life, which gives him stories to tell and a sore neck. Aaron was a finalist at the BBC New Comedian of the Year and won Jewish Comedian of the Year 2017.

Wednesday 21:50
Wednesday 21:50 Late Night Laughs at Limmud!
 

Raymond Simonson

Raymond is CEO of JW3, London's JCC; sits on the Limmud FSU International Steering Committee, the advisory boards of Mitzvah Day and the London Jewish Forum; has a BA in Jewish History, MA in Applied Anthropology and Community & Youth Work, and was Limmud’s first full time Executive Director.

Sunday 20:30
Sunday 20:30 Celebrating Maureen at Limmud
 
Wednesday 13:20
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
Wednesday 16:00 Letters Live at Limmud with Clive Lawton and friends
 
Wednesday 22:00
Wednesday 22:00 The Rebbetzin's Disco
 

Chaya Singer

Chaya Singer is the Diplomatic and first Parliamentary Liaison for the South African Jewish Board of Deputies. Prior to joining the SAJBD, she served terms as Chairperson of the South African Union of Jewish Students (SAUJS) and thereafter as Chairperson of the World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS).

Saturday 20:15
Saturday 20:15 Perspectives from Parliament: 24 years into South African Democracy
 
Monday 14:40
Monday 14:40 The Israel Apartheid analogy: ground zero
 
Wednesday 12:00
Wednesday 12:00 Practical approaches to combatting antisemetism: a South African case study
 

Naomi Soetendorp

Naomi is a qualified social worker employed as Practice Learning coordinator for an inner London borough. Co-founder of Wandering Jews and Grassroots Jews, Naomi coordinated Grassroots Jews 2018.

Tuesday 23:00
Tuesday 23:00 Social work, a good job for a nice Jewish boy or girl?
 

Mor Sofer

Mor is the Jewish Agency Shaliach to the northern universities via UJS. Mor lived the Israeli media. He was a member of the Israeli Journalists Association, reporter in the IDF's magazine "Bamahane", digital director for an marketing agency focusing on soldiers and was the FZY Shliach in Manchester.

Monday 10:40
Monday 10:40 Free military press
 
Monday 21:50
Monday 21:50 Enough with the cherry tomatoes
 

Laynie Soloman

Laynie is a faculty member and the director of educational initiatives at SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva. Laynie has learned and taught in a variety of batei midrash, including at Yeshivat Hadar, where they currently serve as an adjunct faculty member.

Saturday 11:45
Saturday 11:45 Preferring sages to prophets: interpretation as revelation
 
Saturday 20:15
Saturday 20:15 Inclusion and Exclusion: Being LGBT+ on Shabbat
 
Sunday 18:40
Sunday 18:40 Shevet Dinah Podcast Launch
 
Monday 09:20
Monday 09:20 Morning Seder (Beginners) - Times to Pray: Traditionally Radical Talmud (1 of 4)
 
Tuesday 09:20
Tuesday 09:20 Morning Seder (Beginners) - Times to Pray: Traditionally Radical Talmud (2 of 4)
 
Tuesday 13:30
Tuesday 13:30 Lev Yodea Marat Nafsho: Trans identity and self-determination in halacha
 
Wednesday 09:20
Wednesday 09:20 Morning Seder (Beginners) - Times to Pray: Traditionally Radical Talmud (3 of 4)
 

Shira Solomons

Community director at the Jewish Community of Berkshire in Reading, Shira organises cheder, community events and Judaism talks at schools. She is passionate about practical spirituality, and Jewish education that enables children, women, and men to expand their intellectual and spiritual horizons.

Friday 17:30
Friday 17:30 An Idiot's Guide to Synagogue services and Jewish Prayer
 
Sunday 16:00
Sunday 16:00 Jewish origami for kids
 
Monday 21:50
Monday 21:50 Revelation of a hidden God: Connections between Shavuot and Purim
 
Tuesday 17:30
Tuesday 17:30 When not to keep your mouth shut
 
Tuesday 23:00
Tuesday 23:00 Jewish origami for big people
 

Zvi Solomons

Zvi is founding rabbi of the Jewish Community of Berkshire based in Reading, UK. He and Shira reach out to unattached families as well as providing Judaism talks to schools and training to RE teachers all over the region. Zvi enjoys teaching and learning and is at his 20th Limmud this year.

Saturday 11:45
Saturday 11:45 How a Christian school built 3 Sukkahs and other stories
 
Tuesday 19:10
Tuesday 19:10 The Jewish Whisky Appreciation Society
 
Wednesday 14:40
Wednesday 14:40 Race in Judaism
 
Wednesday 17:30
Wednesday 17:30 Humour in Jewish texts
 

Gary Somers

Gary is married to Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers. Gary has worked at SOAS for more years than he cares to remember. He is currently learning Issur v'Heter in Rabbi Landes' Online Kollel with a view to receiving Semicha as long as he can remember his sources.

Saturday 21:45
Saturday 21:45 You say Reform, I say Orthodox, let's call the whole thing off
 

Izchak Sonnenschein

Izchak is the head of the UK delegation of the WZO. Prior to this, he was head of the Programs Division of Israeli TV, head of the Israel Delegation for Eurovision and Ambassador for the Israeli Broadcast Authority. He was also CEO for the 40th Anniversary of the Unification of Jerusalem programme and Head of Israel Official Events and Ceremonies at Merkaz Hahasbara.

Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 Israel at 2019
 
Monday 20:30
Monday 20:30 Eurovision's factory production and politics - stories from behind the scenes
 
Tuesday 14:40
Tuesday 14:40 The truth and the media - Fake News in Israel
 

Jessica Spencer

Jessica is a programme manager at the Council of Christians and Jews, where she leads CCJ’s social action programmes, Jewish educational programmes, and CCJ’s partnership with Near Neighbours. She also edits CCJ’s award-winning journal, Common Ground.

Saturday 11:45
Saturday 11:45 Living on a prayer
 
Monday 14:40
Monday 14:40 Out of the bubble: interfaith at university
 

Vivien Spevock

Vivien is a former primary and special needs teacher. She enjoys handicrafts, and sewing.

Tuesday 16:00
Tuesday 16:00 Embroider a Hebrew letter
 

Yonit Spiegelman

Yonit is an NYC-based bassist, producer, composer and vocalist. Founder and leader of the music group Foreign Hues and Banot, Yonit has achieved widespread success amongst her fellow musicians with intimate and unique compositions, accurate bass lines and whole-hearted productions.

Monday 21:50
Monday 21:50 Banot LIVE in concert!
 
Tuesday 12:00
Tuesday 12:00 Singing with Banot
 

Jonathan Spyer

Jonathan is a journalist and analyst of Middle East affairs. He is the director of the Middle East Center for Reporting and Analysis (MECRA), and is a research fellow at the Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies and the Middle East Forum.

Monday 10:40
Monday 10:40 Days of the fall: A reporter's journey in the Middle East wars
 
Tuesday 19:10
Tuesday 19:10 Syria: Current situation and prospects
 
Wednesday 12:00
Wednesday 12:00 The Middle East: a strategic overview
 

Judith Stanton

Judith is the CEO of Tzedek, the UK Jewish International Development charity. Her background is a doctor and educator. Her speciality is in population health. Judith joined Tzedek, as CEO, in 2017.

Tuesday 13:20
Tuesday 13:20 The power of storytelling
 

David-Yehuda Stern

David-Yehuda is a rabbinical student at Leo Baeck College. He holds a BA in Film and Television Studies from the University of Nottingham and an MA in Jewish Education from the London School of Jewish Studies (LSJS). He leads the cheder team at New London Synagogue and blogs at hereiswonder.com

Saturday 18:30
Saturday 18:30 Jewish mentalities towards mental health
 
Tuesday 18:40
Tuesday 18:40 God talk: in search of a useful theology
 

Helen Stone

Helen is a retired secondary teacher who has, for the past seven years been in regular demand as a second generation speaker at Holocaust events. In October 2018 she was the key speaker at the launch of the Wiener Library's "Shattered" exhibition.

Tuesday 21:50
Tuesday 21:50 Preserving the power of testimony
 

Maurice Stone

Maurice is chairman of the Israeli Dance Institute (IDI) and works for UJIA. He has been teaching dance for many years at Limmud in the UK, Russia and Ukraine. He believes that Israeli dance is a fundamental educational tool promoting Jewish identity and a connection with Israel. So let’s dance!

Sunday 18:40
Sunday 18:40 Rikud chadash - youth dance
 
Sunday 20:30
Sunday 20:30 Israeli dance party
 
Monday 19:10
Monday 19:10 Strictly Partner Dances
 
Wednesday 09:10
Wednesday 09:10 Providing a Kad Shemen for Jewish life - dance as food for the soul
 
Wednesday 21:50
Wednesday 21:50 Strictly Limmud Dancing
 

Robert Stone

Robert is a political economist who advises governments on financial sector policy, particularly in low and middle income countries. He has a lifelong interest in cross-cultural influences in religion and philosophy and is a member of Finchley Reform and Kol Nefesh Masorti Synagogues.

Tuesday 18:40
Tuesday 18:40 Biblical Bitcoins - the role of the shekel in Torah
 

Yoni Stone

Yoni Stone is a proud product of the streets of Radlett. Having spent a year studying in Jerusalem at the Conservative Yeshiva, he now works full-time for Noam and Marom.

Monday 21:50
Monday 21:50 You can't spell memes without emes
 

Claire Straus

Active in Limmud for many years, Claire works as a professional career coach, supporting jobseekers, graduates and those in mid-career transition understand and explore their career options and secure employment. She earned a Masters in Career Management and Coaching at Birkbeck, specialising in networking.

Sunday 20:30
Sunday 20:30 Getting networking to work
 
Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 How can your voluntary experience enhance your CV?
 

Wes Streeting MP

Wes Streeting is the Labour MP for Ilford North and a member of the Treasury Committee. He was first elected in 2015, having bucked the trend to defeat the Conservatives. A friend of the community since his time as NUS President, Wes co-chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Jews.

Sunday 13:20
Sunday 13:20 Wes Streeting in conversation with Andrew Gilbert
 
Sunday 18:40
Sunday 18:40 Wes Streeting of Ilford North - it used to be quite Jewish
 

Simon Style

Singer, songwriter, accountant and key cutter, Simon Style has been leading singalong sessions for the last 150 years and knows most words to about a million songs.

Sunday 23:00
Sunday 23:00 Sing Along with Dan Patterson and Simon Style
 
Monday 20:30
Monday 20:30 Sing along with Dan Patterson and Simon Style
 

Richard Sudworth

Richard is reverend and secretary for inter-religious affairs to the Archbishop of Canterbury and national inter religious affairs adviser for the Church of England. He is on a committee working on a proposed Anglican theology of Christian-Jewish Relations.

Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 Jews and Christians: where are we going?
 

Daniel Sugarman

Daniel is a journalist for the Jewish Chronicle, covering social, political and religious issues.

Monday 08:00
Monday 08:00 Morning news and brews! The Jewish Chronicle's Daniel Sugarman
 
Wednesday 21:50
Wednesday 21:50 Strictly Limmud Dancing
 

Tali Swart

Tali has been teaching Pilates for 12 years with special care and attention for lower back pains and injuries. Tali runs her own classes in Finchley progressive synagogue Barnet U3A and Southgate, as well as running workshops and retreats in Kent.

Tuesday 08:00
Tuesday 08:00 Pilatkes
 

Abigail Symons

Abi is a freelance writer with a background in producing live comedy and events. She is an occasional Jewish community moonlighter who has coordinated Gefiltefest at Limmud this year. She thrives on good stories and good coffee and is a fierce feminist advocate and activist.

Tuesday 14:40
Tuesday 14:40 The year in scandal
 

Joseph Symons-Smyth

Joseph has been a folk musician since he was twelve, and a Limmudnik since he was nineteen. This year he's going to try and make the worlds collide.

Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 Morris dancing
 

Moshe Szyf

Moshe is a professor of Pharmacology at McGill University Medical School in Montreal Canada and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Moshe has pioneered research in epigenetics and is recognized as a founder of the field of behavioural epigenetics.

Saturday 11:45
Saturday 11:45 Justice, mercy, and kindness in the liturgical poetry of Rosh Hashana
 
Monday 19:10
Monday 19:10 How is maternal experience registered in our DNA
 
Wednesday 12:00
Wednesday 12:00 Freedom of choice, genetics and epigenetics
 

Myriam Tangi

Myriam was born, lives and works in Paris. She is a painter, photographer, and poet with awards in these three disciplines and exhibitions in France and abroad. Her photographic essay: "MEHITZA. Seen by women" was published in Israel and USA. She has three books of poetry (Académie française award), and also leads writing workshops.

Sunday 23:00
Sunday 23:00 Seduction and Mehitza after #MeToo
 
Monday 09:10
Monday 09:10 Creativity and Good Health - Vision and Practice of an Artist
 
Tuesday 14:40
Tuesday 14:40 A memory of Yemen: The Last Jews
 
Wednesday 14:40
Wednesday 14:40 MEHITZA. Seen by women - A photographic essay
 

Lea Taragin-Zeller

Lea Taragin-Zeller is the Jewish chaplain for Cambridge and East Anglia universities. She is also a research fellow at the Woolf Institute and an affiliated researcher at the Reproductive Sociology Research Group (ReproSoc) at the University of Cambridge.

Monday 14:40
Monday 14:40 Haredi cultures of reproductive health in Israel and the UK
 
Tuesday 16:00
Tuesday 16:00 In the belly of the whale: a psychological and anthropological approach to the Book of Jonah.
 

Lev Taylor

Lev is a second year rabbinic student at Leo Baeck College. Prior to training for the rabbinate, Lev worked as a campaigner for a number of charities.

Sunday 13:30
Sunday 13:30 Sodom and Gamorah revisited
 
Sunday 16:00
Sunday 16:00 Three faiths make the news
 

Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz

Lindsey studied Archaeology & 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, Oxford, & SOAS, & edits books for the Littman Library of Jewish Civilization.

Sunday 17:30
Sunday 17:30 Beit Midrash kickoff session: Night and Day
 
Sunday 20:30
Sunday 20:30 Celebrating Maureen at Limmud
 
Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 Maccabees: four lost books for the price of one
 
Monday 22:00
Monday 22:00 Night Seder: Meaning at Midnight
 
Tuesday 09:10
Tuesday 09:10 Maiden and Matronita: female Images of Jerusalem through the ages
 
Wednesday 16:00
Wednesday 16:00 Letters Live at Limmud with Clive Lawton and friends
 

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 2004 the Victoria and Albert Museum commissioned a glass panel for the Judaica display, Sacred Silver and Stained Glass Gallery.

Tuesday 09:10
Tuesday 09:10 From Chagall to Heine - stained glass inspirations
 

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 16:00
Monday 16:00 Limmud Chavruta Project - Israel @ 70 - Freedom and Pilgrimage (1 of 3)
 
Monday 00:10
Monday 00:10 Midnight Chavruta - Israel @ 70 - Freedom and Pilgrimage (1 of 3)
 
Tuesday 16:00
Tuesday 16:00 Limmud Chavruta Project - Israel @ 70 - Independence (2 of 3)
 
Tuesday 00:10
Tuesday 00:10 Midnight Chavruta - Israel @ 70 - Independence (2 of 3)
 
Wednesday 16:00
Wednesday 16:00 Limmud Chavruta Project - Israel @ 70 - Shelter and Unity (3 of 3)
 
Wednesday 00:10
Wednesday 00:10 Midnight Chavruta - Israel @ 70 - Shelter and Unity (3 of 3)
 

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 a leading internet pioneer for over 20 years.

Sunday 10:40
Sunday 10:40 Bereshit - the creation of the internet
 

Bruce Thompson

Bruce is a church leader and co-founder of Methodist Friends of Judaism. He is also a writer and broadcaster.

Sunday 14:40
Sunday 14:40 Echoes of Contempt - a history of Judeophobia and the Christian Church
 

Rob Thompson

Rob is Senior Programme Manager at the Council of Christians and Jews. He works particularly in Holocaust education, dialogue on Israel-Palestine, and public policy. Rob is a Local Preacher in the Methodist Church and is studying part-time for an MA in Jewish History and Culture.

Saturday 11:45
Saturday 11:45 Living on a prayer
 

Emily Thornberry

Emily Thornberry is the shadow foreign secretary and Member of Parliament for Islington South and Finsbury.

Thursday 10:40
Thursday 10:40 Jon Lansman in conversation with Emily Thornberry
 

Amy Todd

Amy is the public engagement officer for the Layers of London project. Layers of London brings together digitised historic maps, photos, stories and memories of London via an online map-based history project.

Thursday 10:40
Thursday 10:40 Mapping London's history
 

Luz Toff

Luz is a lifelong Limmudnik. One of her passions is learning Jewish texts and trying to make authentic Judaism meaningful and relevant to our lives now.

Saturday 11:45
Saturday 11:45 Some Mishnayot that used to trouble me as a woman and a feminist
 

Penelope Toff

Penelope is a doctor working in public health and as a hypnotherapist and coach. She is passionate about freeing people from whatever is holding them back from a life and work they love. She is a long-time Limmudnik and a former Chair of the Limmud Conference UK Arts and Culture programme.

Sunday 12:00
Sunday 12:00 Making friends with your mind: how to win confidence and influence yourself for good
 

Lesley Trenner

Lesley is a qualified and experienced life coach specialising in midlife change, career development and coping with ageing parents. She is an advisor at Resource (Jewish employment). Lesley combines empathy with ‘tell it like it is’ and has the ability to switch seamlessly from serious to funny.

Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 Antenna
 
Tuesday 12:00
Tuesday 12:00 Crisis, what crisis?! How to cope with mid-life change
 

Francis Treuherz

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

Monday 09:10
Monday 09:10 Homeopathy in Jewish life & sources (1 of 2)
 
Tuesday 09:10
Tuesday 09:10 Homeopathy in Jewish life & sources (2 of 2)
 

Gil Troy

Gil is an American presidential historian who has written nine books on the US presidency, and a Zionist activist who has written three books about Zionism. His latest, 'The Zionist Ideas', invites people into a broad conversation about what Zionism means today, left to right, religious to secular.

Sunday 14:40
Sunday 14:40 The rise of populism in Europe: How bad is it for Jews?
 
Sunday 18:40
Sunday 18:40 A Zionist salon, Limmud style
 
Monday 18:40
Monday 18:40 When ultra nationalists give all nationalism a bad name
 
Tuesday 12:00
Tuesday 12:00 From the Zionist Idea to the Zionist Ideas
 

Louis Trup

Louis, sometimes known as DJ Van Der Kleij, has DJ-ed at Simchas in a grand total of 3 different British counties. When it comes to music, food and jokes, he specialises in cheese. He still maintains that 'A-ba-ni-bi' is Israel's greatest ever Eurovision song.

Tuesday 22:00
Tuesday 22:00 Silent Disco: The Challah Back Girls and DJ Van Der Kleij
 

Noru Tsalic

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

Friday 22:00
Friday 22:00 The Netanyahu Show – 2018
 
Sunday 09:10
Sunday 09:10 Morning news and brews! Times of Israel's Noru Tsalic
 
Sunday 16:00
Sunday 16:00 Israel's "Nation State" Law: the end of democracy?
 
Monday 20:30
Monday 20:30 Can there be a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
 
Wednesday 10:40
Wednesday 10:40 Is Israel “a racist endeavour”?
 

Irina Tsukerman

Irina is a human rights and national security lawyer/analyst. She writes about Jewish issues, international relations, the Middle East, and geopolitics. She is on the board of Moroccan Americans in New York, promoting Moroccan culture/the cultural attache for American Sephardi Federation.

Friday 17:30
Friday 17:30 Tribalism and Factionalism - How Westerners Can Understand the Middle East through the lens of rising populism
 
Sunday 12:00
Sunday 12:00 Responding to Middle Eastern populism through direct contact
 
Monday 17:30
Monday 17:30 The place for right-leaning pro-Israel Jews in the human rights world
 
Tuesday 10:40
Tuesday 10:40 How Middle Eastern propaganda wars in the US affect American Jews
 

Jonathan Turner

Jonathan Turner is a barrister and co-founder of UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI), which he chaired from its formation in 2011 until earlier this year when he became its Chief Executive.

Sunday 21:50
Sunday 21:50 "It was they who made it famous" - who should have Jerusalem and why?
 
Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 Occupiers in their own land
 
Wednesday 18:40
Wednesday 18:40 Lifting up our eyes to the hills - the Golan Heights and international law
 

Linda Turner

Linda is director and co-founder of Mavar, a charity set up in 2013 to support Charedi men and women exploring paths beyond ultra-orthdoxy. She previously produced theatre education projects and worked in arts marketing and fundraising for the Israel Museum, the British Museum and the Arts Council.

Sunday 16:00
Sunday 16:00 A journey out of ultra-orthodoxy and into the modern world - how can mentors help?
 

Nahum Twersky

Nahum Twersky holds an MBA and an MA in Jewish Philosophy, with Semiha from Yeshiva University. He is a Modern Orthodox innovative presenter on contemporary themes and chair of multi denominational/pluralistic groups in New York. He has also worked with marketing executives to Fortune 100 corporations.

Sunday 12:00
Sunday 12:00 Wine and cheese
 

Wojciech Tworek

Wojciech is a Ray D. Wolfe Postdoctoral Fellow at the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto. His forthcoming book (SUNY 2019) explores temporality in the teachings of Shneur Zalman of Liady. His current research project concerns Hasidism in interwar Poland.

Monday 17:30
Monday 17:30 When Mossad searched for a child abducted by Haredim
 
Tuesday 09:10
Tuesday 09:10 Reinventing Chabad: Rosh Hashanah on 19th Kislev?
 
Tuesday 18:40
Tuesday 18:40 Anarchy in the yeshiva and riots in Lublin
 
Wednesday 17:30
Wednesday 17:30 The music and myths of Yom Tov Simkhah Ehrlich
 

Zakir Uddin

Zakir lives in Moseley and sends his children to King David school. He descends from the Pathans of Afghanistan who identify themselves with the so called 'lost' tribes of Israel. His family tradition says they are of Benjamin but DNA testing has confirmed he is a Cohen.

Sunday 13:20
Sunday 13:20 Is there any point in having a Jewish school without Jews?
 

Yael Valier

Yael is the creative director of Theater & Theology Jerusalem, exploits the beauties and quirks of religion to produce meaningful shows + post-show discussions. Yael is a member of Rabbi Natan Cardozo's think tank, learns and loves Torah, acts, teaches drama, and voices characters for the Fox Network.

Friday 22:00
Friday 22:00 Mikva the Musical: Music and monologues from the deep – Excerpts and discussion
 
Sunday 18:40
Sunday 18:40 Off the Derech Dolorosa: a (Very Jewish) comedy about a Catholic school teacher – excerpts and discussion from Theatre & Theology’s production
 
Monday 23:00
Monday 23:00 Mikva the Musical: Music and Monologues from the Deep – excerpts and discussion
 
Tuesday 12:00
Tuesday 12:00 Divine right: Nahmanides’ debate against the Church – excerpts and discussion from Theater & Theology’s production
 
Wednesday 10:40
Wednesday 10:40 When Jews Play Catholics for Jewish Audiences: Directing, Producing, and Theology
 

Marie van der Zyl

Marie is the president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews. She was elected in May of this year and is pleased to be the second female president since the Board of Deputies was founded in 1760. In her professional life she is a solicitor specialising in employment/equalities law.

Sunday 18:40
Sunday 18:40 Wes Streeting of Ilford North - it used to be quite Jewish
 
Wednesday 18:40
Wednesday 18:40 Do Jews have a future in the UK?
 

Kath Vardi

Kath is the rabbi of North West Surrey Synagogue. A graduate of Leo Baeck College, she has a keen interest in feminist (re)readings and imaginings of text. A keen runner, Kath finds pounding the pavements a perfect antidote to the emotional and physical challenges of work and parenthood.

Sunday 21:50
Sunday 21:50 Whose Hymen is it Anyway? Where Women’s “Shame” and Men’s “Honour “ Collide - A Feminist (Re)Reading of Deuteronomy 22:13-21
 

Ian Vellins

Ian is a retired lawyer and immigration 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 arts societies.

Sunday 17:30
Sunday 17:30 The life and death of Primo Levi
 

Naomi Verber

Naomi is a management consultant by day and art historian by night, Naomi studied History of Art at the Sotheby's Institute specialising in the art of the interwar period.

Tuesday 16:00
Tuesday 16:00 Otto Freundlich: The greatest artist you never heard of
 

Richard Verber

Richard is the United Synagogue's communications director. He is a Holocaust educator for March of the Living UK and is a former Limmud Conference chair. He is the former Senior Vice President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews and previously worked for World Jewish Relief, the Union of Jewish Students and University Jewish Chaplaincy.

Sunday 20:30
Sunday 20:30 Celebrating Maureen at Limmud
 
Monday 21:50
Monday 21:50 Gefiltefest: The secret Jewish history of vodka - with tastings
 
Tuesday 21:50
Tuesday 21:50 How to curse a witch: a practical guide
 
Wednesday 14:40
Wednesday 14:40 In conversation with Mala Tribich
 
Wednesday 16:00
Wednesday 16:00 Tea with Mala
 

Jacobo Viskin

Jack Viskin is winner of Mexico Chidon HaTanach youth contest, 1967. Has BSc at the Technion, Haifa. MSc at Victoria University of Manchester. Spent four years in the UK (Manchester, Edinburgh, London) before returning to Mexico. Thirty years experience at the local insurance market.

Sunday 23:00
Sunday 23:00 Deciphering Genesis, Chapter 1: an in-credible reading
 

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 17:30
Sunday 17:30 Three bestselling short histories of the world and humankind by three Jewish authors: Moses, Ernst Gombrich and Yuval Noah Harari
 

Anthony Warrens

Anthony is a practising renal physician. He is Dean for Education at Barts and The London School of Medicine. He is a past president of the British Transplantation Society. He is a former chair of LSJS and is currently co-chair of Immanuel College.

Monday 20:30
Monday 20:30 Organ donation for transplantation in Judaism
 
Tuesday 17:30
Tuesday 17:30 Buying kidneys from poor people is illegal, but is it moral?
 
Wednesday 10:40
Wednesday 10:40 Brain Death and Organ Donation in Halacha
 

Lewis Warshauer

Lewis has been coming to Limmud since the time of King Arthur and presenting since the Norman Conquest. He now teaches Jewish studies to adults on an independent basis in New York.

Sunday 16:00
Sunday 16:00 Free Will, Free Choice: Do We Have It?
 

Gabriel Webber

Gabriel is a rabbi-in-training at Leo Baeck College and (very) attached to the York Liberal Jewish Community. He has a particular interest in the crossroads between Jewish law and civil law. He also crochets and writes shorthand - even though for some reason neither is taught on his rabbinic course.

Sunday 20:30
Sunday 20:30 IHRA in the style of Talmud
 
Monday 13:20
Monday 13:20 Solomon and the baby: who WAS the mother?
 
Tuesday 23:00
Tuesday 23:00 Kapos arrive in Israel
 

Sandra Webber

Sandra is from South London (yes South). She has taught cheder for 23 years. She chairs the Borough of Kingston's Holocaust Memorial Day schools project. She studied Italian, German & public administration. She has retired twice and now has three jobs in miscellaneous corners of government.

Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 Book-crashers : "The Periodic Table" by Primo Levi
 

Yehudah Webster

Community organiser Yehudah Webster works to ensure we remain committed to the fight for collective liberation. He's the director of B'nai Mitzvah Campaign, an innovative b'nai mitzvah tutoring company that provides meaningful learning experiences to students on their journey to Jewish adulthood.

Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 Escaping the "Sunken Place"
 
Tuesday 17:30
Tuesday 17:30 Brave space not safe space
 
Wednesday 16:00
Wednesday 16:00 One in every minyan: navigating intersectionality in the Jewish world
 
Thursday 10:40
Thursday 10:40 Brave Space Not Just Safe Space
 

Chaim Weiner

Chaim Weiner is one of the leading Masorti Rabbis in Europe. He founded and heads the European Masorti Bet Din and heads Masorti Europe, developing and supporting new communities. He is known for innovative work in Jewish education, and fascinating tours to Jewish destinations around the world.

Sunday 14:40
Sunday 14:40 Revisiting halacha: public transport on Shabbat
 
Monday 09:10
Monday 09:10 Revisiting halacha: counting women in a minyan
 
Wednesday 10:40
Wednesday 10:40 Revisiting halacha: is vegetarian cheese kosher?
 

Mikhal Weiner

Mikhal is an Israeli-born alternative indie artist living and creating in Brooklyn, NY. She recently released her debut LP, Daughter of the Sea, in May 2017. She is currently co-producing events for Salomé ArtHaus, a community centered art-sharing venue in Brooklyn, as well as performing with her band.

Monday 21:50
Monday 21:50 Banot LIVE in concert!
 
Tuesday 12:00
Tuesday 12:00 Singing with Banot
 
Tuesday 14:40
Tuesday 14:40 Both sides now - Catholic and Jewish Music
 
Wednesday 17:30
Wednesday 17:30 Singing free
 

Hannah Weisfeld

Hannah is director and founder of Yachad, which mobilises British Jews in support of a political resolution to the Israel-Palestine conflict. She passionately believes that Diaspora Jews have a part to play in shaping Israel’s future and is committed to ensuring Yachad plays this role in our community.

Sunday 12:00
Sunday 12:00 The West Bank
 
Monday 09:10
Monday 09:10 Who runs the country?
 
Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 Israel - by and for women
 

Jonathan Weissbart

Jonathan has always had a passion for synagogue music and finds time among his professional, family and fitness commitments to sing and/or conduct synagogue choirs.

Wednesday 16:00
Wednesday 16:00 Which music came first - synagogue or church?
 

Jake Welford

Jake is an avid shul hopper, is somewhat of a maverick and is one half of the duo of... Jcal, the one stop shop for all Jewish events (online), launching late 2018. He is currently writing a book titled: "Thinking Backwards: The Untold Power of Contrarian and Counter-Intuitive Thinking".

Sunday 20:30
Sunday 20:30 Syncing up the Jewish world with Jcal
 
Monday 18:40
Monday 18:40 Contrarian and counterintuitive thinking in secular society and Judaism
 

Jack Wertheimer

Jack is a professor of American Jewish History at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He writes about the religious, communal and educational lives of American Jews since World War II. His most recent book is 'The New American Judaism: How Jews Practice Their Religion Today.'

Sunday 18:40
Sunday 18:40 What is the role of religion in the lives of American Jews?
 
Monday 14:40
Monday 14:40 Is Israel alienating the Diaspora?
 
Tuesday 20:30
Tuesday 20:30 Are Synagogues Yesterday’s Institutions?
 
Wednesday 13:20
Wednesday 13:20 How big givers are transforming American Jewish philanthropy
 

Steven Wilson

Steven has spent much of his career working in communities – in the environmental research community at home and abroad and now as Chief Executive of the United Synagogue. He believes ‘It’s all about people, and both groups love a good argument but are deeply committed to their ideals’.

Monday 13:20
Monday 13:20 Festivals, seasons in Judaism and climate change
 

Eli Wimpfheimer

Eli was born in Jerusalem and lives in Tel Aviv. Eli served as VP Development for the Israeli Volunteer Association. Eli served as The CEO of Brit Olam International Development. In 2018 Eli established a new organization that works in international social development through culture and art.

Tuesday 21:50
Tuesday 21:50 What I Discovered in Uganda: Judaism, Identity and Ethics
 

Vivian Wineman

Educated at Yavneh Rabbinical academy and Cambridge, Vivian is a former President of the Board of Deputies, Chairman Council European Jewish congress and of Inter Faith Network for the UK. Vivian practised as a commercial Lawyer now doing doctoral research at UCL on Jewish Muslim relations.

Tuesday 18:40
Tuesday 18:40 Did the Jews pray for Hitler?
 
Wednesday 10:40
Wednesday 10:40 Muslim Jewish relations in history: golden age or ghetto?
 

Ben Winton

Ben is a qualified teacher in secondary-school maths and primary-school philosophy. He pursued his interest in Jewish Studies by attending Yeshivat Maale Gilboa, Pardes and Hadar. Other than thinking about the future of the Jewish people, Ben enjoys climbing, meditating and a good book.

Saturday 11:45
Saturday 11:45 Young Philosophers (ages 8-12)
 
Sunday 14:40
Sunday 14:40 What are we doing when we pray? A (more) rational interpretation of liturgy
 

Irene Wise

Irene is an artist and senior lecturer in Media and Culture at the University of Roehampton. She is creative educator at the British Library and an Imperial War Museum Fellow in Holocaust Education. Irene exhibits artwork and publishes illustration, and writes on a variety of cultural subjects.

Saturday 19:00
Saturday 19:00 Neil Simon – A Celebration of his life and work
 
Saturday 20:15
Saturday 20:15 Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986), Introduced by Irene Wise
 
Sunday 19:10
Sunday 19:10 The Art of Maurice Sendak: an American in Limboland
 
Tuesday 09:10
Tuesday 09:10 The Art of Cynthia Pell – A Jewish Expressionist?
 
Tuesday 21:50
Tuesday 21:50 Goodbye Columbus
 
Wednesday 13:20
Wednesday 13:20 Charlotte Salomon: art and death, life or theatre?
 

Michael Wise

Michael Wise is the founder and Co-CEO of Honeymoon Israel. Prior to Founding HMI he was CEO of Buffalo Jewish Federation. He was CEO of the JCC's of Atlanta. He spent 22 years in Akron Ohio as CEO of the Jewish Community Board. He is married to Rhonda Wise and they have two sons, Eric and Daniel.

Monday 21:50
Monday 21:50 Welcoming those on the fringes of Jewish Life
 
Wednesday 10:40
Wednesday 10:40 Intermarriage - good, bad or simply a reality?
 

Tirhas Woldai

Terri is a loving mum of three kids and grew up in Holland with Eritrean background. She worked for the NHS for the last 4 years. Despite growing up in a Kaptishe Christian home, she decided to send her kids to an Orthodox Jewish school for many reasons.

Sunday 13:20
Sunday 13:20 Is there any point in having a Jewish school without Jews?
 

Suzanne Wolfe

Suzanne is chief executive of the Industrial Dwellings Society, set up by Lord Rothschild in 1885 to address acute housing need among Jews and others in London. Suzanne has over 30 years experience of managing homes and encouraging communities to prosper. She lives in North London.

Sunday 16:00
Sunday 16:00 Housing need in the Jewish community? Really?
 

Tamra Wright

Tamra Wright is director of Academic Studies at LSJS and a visiting lecturer at King’s College London. She is the author of “The Twilight of Jewish Philosophy: Emmanuel Levinas's Ethical Hermeneutics”, as well as articles on Buber, Levinas and post-Holocaust Jewish thought.

Sunday 14:40
Sunday 14:40 From the Oval Office to Cicely, Alaska: Jewish themes in ‘The West Wing’ and ‘Northern Exposure’
 
Sunday 20:30
Sunday 20:30 Celebrating Maureen at Limmud
 
Monday 14:40
Monday 14:40 Spirituality and positive psychology (1 of 2)
 
Tuesday 14:40
Tuesday 14:40 Spirituality and positive psychology (2 of 2)
 
Wednesday 17:30
Wednesday 17:30 Prayer for atheists
 

Noga Yechieli Wind

Noga Yechieli Wind is a theatre-maker, director, actor, writer, drag king, and queer activist from Jerusalem. Her work focuses on merging queer activism and art, using documented interviews as the source material. Noga is based in LA and has a BFA in Acting from California Institute of the Arts.

Monday 23:00
Monday 23:00 Please God by you: speed dating for 25 - 35, hosted by Hasadick!
 
Tuesday 18:40
Tuesday 18:40 Gender Exploration Through Performance
 
Tuesday 23:00
Tuesday 23:00 Red and Boiling + Q&A
 
Wednesday 18:40
Wednesday 18:40 Drag 101
 

Roderick Young

Roderick studied English at Oxford, Jewish Studies at JTS and was ordained by HUC. He has been rabbi to: CBST in New York, Leicester Progressive Jewish Community, West London Synagogue and Finchley Reform Synagogue. He is now a freelance rabbi, living and writing in the UK and Italy.

Sunday 16:00
Sunday 16:00 My father's secret life
 
Tuesday 10:40
Tuesday 10:40 Living with the first Blood Libel
 
Wednesday 18:40
Wednesday 18:40 Graham Greene and the disappearing Jews
 

Debbie Young-Somers

Debbie is a rabbi, Community Educator at Reform Judaism, and a local and national broadcaster. She’s excited about helping people discover what excites them about Judaism, thinking through better consumption, storytelling, comedy, interfaith, ritual, and where these all intersect!

Friday 22:00
Friday 22:00 Mikva the Musical: Music and monologues from the deep – Excerpts and discussion
 
Saturday 21:45
Saturday 21:45 You say Reform, I say Orthodox, let's call the whole thing off
 
Monday 13:30
Monday 13:30 Just a quick fiddle
 
Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 The Bagel Podcast - LAUNCH
 
Tuesday 10:40
Tuesday 10:40 Bringing a new woman to your Seder
 
Tuesday 19:10
Tuesday 19:10 Why do we need rabbis anyway?
 
Wednesday 09:10
Wednesday 09:10 Can we really quit plastic and does Judaism care?
 

Mikayla Zagoria-Moffet

Mikayla is a PhD candidate in English at the CUNY Graduate Centre in NYC and lives in St Albans, where she works as a Youth & Family Coordinator and Cheder instructor for St Albans Masorti Synagogue. Interests include women's issues and egalitarianism, crafting, baking and literature.

Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 It's a wrap: a how and why of tichels
 

Andrea Zanardo

Born in Italy, emigrated to Israel, studied in Jerusalem and Finchley, now the Rabbi of the biggest synagogue in Sussex and enjoying his first sabbatical. His professional skills include astrology, advertising, academia and rabbinic. He lives with Sara and their three children in Hove, actually.

Sunday 12:00
Sunday 12:00 The good and the bad of the social media. And what Judaism has to say about this.
 

Raphael Zarum

Raphael is Dean of LSJS where he lectures in Jewish Education and new readings of ancient texts; as well as training teachers, rabbis and educators. He has Semicha (Montefiore Kollel), a PhD (Theoretical Physics KCL), an MA (Adult Education, UCL), and is a Jerusalem Fellow (Mandel School).

Sunday 16:00
Sunday 16:00 Exodus: the ultimate war of good vs. evil
 
Sunday 20:30
Sunday 20:30 Celebrating Maureen at Limmud
 
Monday 10:40
Monday 10:40 Five approaches to help you pray regularly (even if you aren’t sure what you believe)
 
Monday 17:30
Monday 17:30 The seven loves of Isaac
 
Tuesday 16:00
Tuesday 16:00 Jews and Money - The Ultimate Taboo?
 
Wednesday 17:30
Wednesday 17:30 Thanos, Noah and overpopulation: a Jewish reading of Marvel’s Infinity War
 
Thursday 10:40
Thursday 10:40 Did Ezra edit the Torah?
 

Mordechai Zeller

Mordechai Zeller is a rabbi, the Jewish Chaplain for Cambridge University and teaches at the LSJS. Before coming to Cambridge Mordechai served as a rabbi and spiritual guide at Yeshivat Maale Gilboa. Mordechai also worked as a clinical and educational psychologist at a local mental health clinic.

Monday 23:00
Monday 23:00 Up the ladder - on dreams and mystical ascensions
 
Tuesday 16:00
Tuesday 16:00 In the belly of the whale: a psychological and anthropological approach to the Book of Jonah.
 
Tuesday 19:10
Tuesday 19:10 Why do we need rabbis anyway?
 
Wednesday 16:00
Wednesday 16:00 Yerushalayim El-Kuds - from the heart of the conflict: dreaming the future of Jerusalem
 

Ruvi Ziegler

Ruvi is associate professor in international refugee law at Reading, academic fellow at Inner Temple, research associate at the Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford and senior research associate at the Refugee Law Initiative, UoL. He is chair of New Europeans UK, chair of the Oxford European Association, and researcher at the Israel Democracy Institute.

Monday 18:40
Monday 18:40 'Citizen of nowhere?' The Brexit fallout and (my) Jewish identity
 
Tuesday 13:20
Tuesday 13:20 Israel's dysfunctional asylum system
 
Wednesday 13:30
Wednesday 13:30 Film screening: A Land Without Borders + Panel Discussion
 

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