Limmud Festival 2020 - Presenters

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Daniel Cainer

Daniel is a multi-award winning songwriter, storyteller, broadcaster, veteran of six off-Broadway runs, fifteen years at Edinburgh Fringe and concerts all around the world with his ever evolving Jewish themed stories-in-song. He also writes music for TV, theatre, radio and synagogues. Daniel is also known as the comic bard of Anglo Jewry (The Jewish Chronicle).

Saturday 20:00
Saturday 20:00 Chava Mirel in concert with Daniel Cainer
Tuesday 20:00
Tuesday 20:00 Daniel Cainer in virtual concert

Valentina Calo'

Valentina Calo was born in Italy, but lived in Israel for 6 years. Valentina studied finance and specialized in public administration. She moved back to Rome to join the United Nations Development Programme, where she is currently working as partnership and management officer. Valentina is a resident of the Moishe House Rome, which she started as the very first house in Italy.

Tuesday 11:00
Tuesday 11:00 My grandpa would have said " Io so' jodìo romano" (short session)

Daniel Carmel-Brown

Daniel was appointed to the role of CEO at Jewish Care in April 2018. Having started on the front line of the organisation, Daniel held a variety of roles in community centres. Prior to his current role, Daniel was the Director of Fundraising and Marketing where he held responsibility for the organisation’s annual £20million+ voluntary income.

Monday 15:00
Monday 15:00 Sustainable fundraising during COVID-19 and beyond

Danny Caro

Danny Caro's name is synonymous with Jewish sportsmen and women across the UK, having worked as Sports Editor at The JC and The JN for more than 20 years. Danny has made guest appearances on BBC Football Focus, TalkSport and 5Live radio and is widely recognised as being the voice of Jewish sport. He enjoyed a successful playing career and represented GB at the Maccabiah Games playing cricket. Danny is co-founder and Editor of J Sports Monthly, and e-magazine, to ensure the continued coverage of Jewish sport.

Tuesday 14:00
Tuesday 14:00 Does your rabbi know you're here? Football and the Jewish people

Graham Carpenter

Graham’s professional role is UK Community Manager for OLAM & JDC Entwine. He is also the Vice Chair for Liberal Judaism and a board member for the World Union for Progressive Judaism in a lay capacity. Outside of work, Graham is an avid cyclist and guitar player, although not at the same time.

Tuesday 18:00
Tuesday 18:00 Is 2020 a turning point in how Jewish communities function?

Haim Casas

After graduating from the Law School of the University of Seville, Haim committed himself to the recovering of Jewish Spain. In 2005 he started Casa de Sefarad, the Jewish museum of Cordoba. Since then he has started Beit Rambam, the first progressive congregation in Andalusia and was ordained at the Leo Baeck College in 2017.

Sunday 11:00
Sunday 11:00 Live Walking Tour: Discovering the city of Maimonides - Jewish Cordoba.

Liz Cashdan

Liz is a published poet and tutor in Creative Writing for the Open College of the Arts and locally for the Folk House in Bristol, and now does workshops online. Liz has presented at Limmud before, most recently in December 2019 when Liz did a creative writing workshop for adults and one for children.

Sunday 15:00
Sunday 15:00 Writing your life

Danielle Chaimovitz

Danielle Chaimovitz-Basok was born and raised in Jerusalem, she served as the Rebbetzyn of Wroclaw for 4 years where she focused on teaching Judaism and Jewish culture mainly through food. Danielle currently lives in Tallinn Estonia with her husband and two children and is working as a Jewish Educator for the Jewish community of Estonia.

Sunday 13:00
Sunday 13:00 How to raise Jewish children in a non-Jewish environment

Limmud Chavruta

Come and join in for Limmud Festival 2020 Chavruta. This session is for you even if you have never done Chavruta learning before.

Sunday 09:00
Sunday 09:00 Chavruta - Sunday
Sunday 10:00
Sunday 10:00 Chavruta - Sunday (continued)
Sunday 15:00
Sunday 15:00 Afternoon Chavruta with Hadar's Project Zug
Monday 09:00
Monday 09:00 Chavruta - Monday
Monday 10:00
Monday 10:00 Chavruta - Monday (continued)
Monday 15:00
Monday 15:00 Afternoon Chavruta with Hadar's Project Zug
Tuesday 09:00
Tuesday 09:00 Chavruta - Tuesday
Tuesday 10:00
Tuesday 10:00 Chavruta - Tuesday (continued)
Tuesday 14:00
Tuesday 14:00 Afternoon Chavruta with Hadar's Project Zug

Natasha Chechik

Natasha joined Limmud FSU in 2016 as the Director of Public Affairs and Communications. She was born in Moscow, made Aliyah in 1997 and performed her IDF service as a commander of recruits. She graduated in International Relations and Journalism from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Later she had positions at the Ministry of Economy, media and strategy consulting firms in the private sector, and as a spokesperson for an international company. Natasha speaks Hebrew, Russian, English and Spanish, and lives in Tel Aviv.

Monday 17:00
Monday 17:00 Spotlight on: Limmud FSU Labs!

Daniel Chernilo

Daniel Chernilo is a professor of Sociology at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez in Santiago. He is a visiting professor in Social and Political Thought at Loughborough University. His main books are A Social Theory of the Nation-State (Routledge, 2007), The Natural Law Foundations of Modern Social Theory (CUP 2013), and Debating Humanity (CUP 2017).

Monday 20:00
Monday 20:00 The best of Limmud Chile: What’s going on in Chile? From the end of the Pinochet dictatorship to its current crisis of democracy.

Gail Chester

Gail Chester celebrated 50 years of involvement in Women's Liberation in the autumn having just missed protesting at the Miss World demo. Gail has been in many groups ever since including the Jewish Feminist Group. Otherwise, Gail has mostly been involved in radical and small press publishing and various non-aligned Jewish groups in Hackney where she lives.

Monday 13:00
Monday 13:00 Where is Jewish feminism today?

Anthony Clavane

Anthony Clavane is an award-winning sportswriter, and an associate lecturer at London College of Communication. Anthony’s book 'Promised Land: A Northern Love Story' won the Football Book of the Year and the Sports Book of the Year in 2011. A lifelong Leeds supporter, Anthony’s second book ‘Does Your Rabbi Know You’re Here?’ was widely praised.

Tuesday 14:00
Tuesday 14:00 Does your rabbi know you're here? Football and the Jewish people

Laliv Clenman

Dr Laliv Clenman is senior lecturer in Rabbinic Literature at Leo Baeck College and visiting senior lecturer in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at King's College, London. Her research explores issues in talmudic and midrashic discourse, including problems related to status and violence.

Tuesday 16:00
Tuesday 16:00 Intermarriage in Early Rabbinic halachah and aggadah

Benyamin Cohen

Benyamin Cohen is the author of “My Jesus Year: A Rabbi’s Son Wanders the Bible Belt in Search of His Own Faith," named one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly and for which he received the Georgia Author of the Year award. He is based in West Virginia, where he lives with his wife, dogs and a flock of chickens known as the Co-Hens.

Sunday 17:00
Sunday 17:00 My Jesus Year: What a rabbi's son learned from spending 52 Sundays at 52 churches

Hannah Cohen

Hannah Cohen joined JVN as a trustee in April 2020. She has worked for a range of communal organisations and for a leadership development charity in the education sector. After some time away from work caring for her son through his cancer treatment, she is now a freelance project manager working with charities in the education and community sectors.

Sunday 11:00
Sunday 11:00 How do we keep this amazing year for volunteering ongoing?

Julie Cohen

Julie Cohen is a documentary filmmaker and television news producer. Most recently, she directed and produced RBG, about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Sunday 17:00
Sunday 17:00 The Making of RBG

Naomi Cohen

Naomi has been a civil engineer, Synagogue leader, Suzie Bradfield leadership graduate and Camp Simcha community liaison coordinator. She was project manager for the Woodside Eruv which went live in 2016. She is often to be found performing guerrilla pruning operations around North London with a 3m long set of secateurs.

Monday 11:30
Monday 11:30 Don’t fence me in! (short session)

Henry Cohn

Henry formerly lectured at the universities of Glasgow, Leicester and Warwick, and is now a lecturer and author in European and Jewish history. He is ex-president of Birmingham Progressive Synagogue, and a member of Alyth Reform since making aliyah to the North London ghetto. Living in the former Colney Hatch Asylum suits him.

Tuesday 09:00
Tuesday 09:00 Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust

Levi Cooper

Levi was in Melbourne and teaches at the Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies and Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Law. He volunteers as a rabbi in Zur Hadassa. He authored "Relics for the Present: Contemporary Reflections on the Talmud". His current project is "Rabbinic Responses to Past Pandemics".

Monday 15:00
Monday 15:00 Plague in the promised land

Sam Cowan

Sam has an MSc in public health and the focus of her work in the last few years has been on increasing food security. As well as working in food, Sam also loves eating it and is very fond of wandering around farmers' markets, getting her weekly organic veggie box and trying out delicious, healthy ethnic dishes.

Monday 14:00
Monday 14:00 Getting beyond the foodbank: lots of practical ideas on how to step up

Rachel Creeger

Rachel Creeger is an award-winning comedian, director and playwright, and the only practising Orthodox Jewish woman on the UK comedy circuit. A respected Jewish educator, she’s a sought after speaker at communities around the world. Rachel is co-host of Jew Talkin’ To Me? podcast and a regular guest on BBC Radio London. As heard on BBC Radio 2 & BBC Radio 4.

Sunday 20:00
Sunday 20:00 Jew Talkin' To Me? Podcast - live recording!
Monday 21:00
Monday 21:00 Late night laughs at Limmud!

Ben Crome

Ben lives with his partner and cat in Tel Aviv, where he is active in the local Reform community and works in strategic communications. He grew up in the Jewish hinterland of North Staffordshire and remains connected to British Jewry through his ardent support for Tottenham Hotspur.

Tuesday 12:00
Tuesday 12:00 Does Am Yisrael Chai?

Ben Crowne

Ben lives, teaches and works in London’s Jewish community. He is Limmud's treasurer and a senior volunteer at a number of organisations, including JW3, the Board of Deputies, and the counter-extremism charity Nahamu. Described by the Jewish News as "the go-to project manager in the Jewish community", he is not currently taking on new projects.

Monday 19:00
Monday 19:00 Oy! What a day... (2/3)
Tuesday 17:00
Tuesday 17:00 House of...Nahamu

László Csősz

László is a senior archivist and historian at the National Archives of Hungary and Claims Conference University Partnership in Holocaust Studies Lecturer at the ELTE University in Budapest. He is the co-author of (with Gábor Kádár and Zoltán Vági) The Holocaust in Hungary: Evolution of a Genocide (Washington, DC: USHMM, 2013).

Tuesday 12:00
Tuesday 12:00 The Witness and the Historian – Parallel views on Hungary’s Holocaust and Stalinist tyranny

Joaquín Cuervo Rojman

Joaquín Cuervo Rojman is a visual effects digital compositor, or in other words: one of the guys that creates effects for films and video. Such as adding explosions, people in stadium's terraces or cutting people body parts. He lives in Moishe House Barcelona. He like to watch films, write shortfilms and cook with whatever he has in the fridge.

Sunday 17:30
Sunday 17:30 Feeling with pictures (short session)

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