Limmud Festival 2020 - Presenters

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Brent Davidoff

Brent has been a servant-leader and social innovator in both the Jewish and broader South African communities. His attraction to diverse and purpose-driven organisations has brought him to Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, one of South Africa’s most prominent and progressive NGO’s. There he designs and deploys innovative learning solutions for millions of young work-seekers in South Africa and Rwanda. Brent is passionate about the intersection between technology and human potential and believes in the life-changing power of a good conversation.

Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 From surviving to thriving: empowering young Rwandans and South Africans, one conversation at a time.

Dennis Davis

Dennis Davis is a judge of the High Court of South Africa since 1998. Prof. of law at UCT, WITS and university of Western Cape. Dennis has been a visiting prof. at NYU, Harvard, Georgetown and Melbourne. He is the author of 11 books. One time presenter of current affairs programe on South Africa televison

Monday 11:00
Monday 11:00 The best of Limmud South Africa: RBG tzedek tzedek tirdof

Eleanor Davis

Eleanor is a student rabbi at Leo Baeck College, with a particular love of Rosh Chodesh, music and baking (not always separately). Originally from Gloucestershire, she now lives in Edgware with her husband Robert, a singer.

Sunday 10:00
Sunday 10:00 Elisheva: mother, midwife, mourner

Mick Davis

Mick Davis is the immediate past President of the Council of Members and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Leadership Council, and is Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Holocaust Commission of the UK. He is currently the Chairman of MacSteel.

Sunday 19:00
Sunday 19:00 Maajid Nawaz in conversation with Mick Davis: a response to the Uyghur crisis

Ruth Deech

Ruth Deech was Principal of St Anne's College Oxford from 1991-2004. She was formerly a Governor of the BBC, trustee of the Rhodes Scholarships, chair of the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority, Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education, & chair of the Bar Standards Board. In 2005 she was created a life peer.

Tuesday 10:00
Tuesday 10:00 Brexit and the Jews
Tuesday 14:00
Tuesday 14:00 Israel and the Palestinians: what's the end game?

Maxim Delchev

Maxim Delchev dreamed of becoming the king of Bulgaria as a child, despite the fact that Bulgaria is a republic. After growing up he became the second best thing after the king – a Jewish educator. He is currently working for the Jewish community in Bulgaria where he is helping everyone to find the next steps of their Jewish journey.

Monday 13:00
Monday 13:00 Educational Inclusivity

Ari Deller

Ari is a writer and Philosophy student at the University of Edinburgh.

Tuesday 18:00
Tuesday 18:00 Do vile views make you a vile person?

Judy Dewinter

Judy is chair of the Royal Free Charity and lead governor at the Royal Free London (RFL), where she has been treated over many years for myeloma. She is proud of the relationship between Royal Free Charity and the RFL which is one of the strongest charity/hospital partnerships across the NHS. Judy is also president of Myeloma UK.

Tuesday 10:00
Tuesday 10:00 Dealing with Covid: The Royal Free London and Royal Free Charity's response

Elizabeth Diament

Liz is an educator at the National Gallery of Art where she helps teachers integrate art and critical thinking into curriculum. As a leader in experiential museum education, Liz trains volunteers to engage with children and adults. In her other life she leads interactive sessions exploring how Jewish texts can be interpreted through art.

Monday 18:00
Monday 18:00 Never heard of her! Rediscovering the American modernist artist, Theresa Bernstein

Zaki Djemal

Zaki is Managing Partner of Israeli early-stage VC He is the Co-Founder of Kulna, a non-profit dedicated to bridging social and economic gaps between East and West Jerusalem. He graduated with honors from Harvard University where he studied behavioral economics. In 2018, Zaki was elected to the Forbes 30 under 30 list in tech.

Monday 10:00
Monday 10:00 Can Backgammon Bring Peace to the Middle East?

Avi Dolgin

Avi Dolgin works in mental health and education leading services and creating rituals at synagogue in Vancouver. A theatrical midrash of Jonah created for Yom Kippur services, has toured 4 Limmuds in North America. This year, it's this online midrash of The Akeda. Avi is a 4-time Chairperson of Limmud Vancouver.

Sunday 16:00
Sunday 16:00 Isaac in a Bind - a theatrical midrash on The Akeda

Boaz Dorot

Boaz Dorot is a tefillah leader and musician. He is a recipient of the 2018 Guild of Temple Musicians Young Composer’s Award. He was raised in Kehilat Kol HaNeshama in Jerusalem and is deeply involved with the Israeli Reform Movement. He is the musical director at Kehilat Kol HaNeshama and co-founder and musical director of Nigunim Ensemble.

Sunday 09:00
Sunday 09:00 Ashreichem Yisrael: A musical Shacharit with Nigunim Ensemble

Lauren Dubell-Beadle

Lauren Dubell-Beadle is the Communications Director for Birthright Israel UK (with Israel Experience), based in London. Formerly a Drama and Theatre Studies teacher and a movement worker for LJY-Netzer, Lauren has been a contributor to Smashing the Glass, the world’s largest Jewish wedding blog and is a keen calligrapher.

Sunday 16:00
Sunday 16:00 Can interfaith marriage and relationships work within the Jewish community?

Joseph Dweck

Joseph Dweck is the senior rabbi of the S&P Sephardi Community of the United Kingdom, the oldest Jewish community in Britain, established in 1656, serving as spiritual head and overseeing all ecclesiastical functions of the community.

Monday 13:00
Monday 13:00 “Is Existentialism a Jewish Idea?"

Leigh Dworkin

Leigh Dworkin is the current chairman of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain. He has been researching his mainly Polish family for the last thirty-five years, but also tries to research into Lithuania and Belarus, from where his surname originates. He regularly presents at JGSGB Regional Groups, Special Interest Groups and conferences.

Sunday 19:00
Sunday 19:00 Tips for Researching Your Jewish Genealogy and Q&A Session

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