Limmud Festival 2020 - Presenters

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House of Pardes

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies is an open, inclusive, diverse and intellectually challenging Jewish learning community-based in Jerusalem with programs worldwide:

Monday 19:00
Monday 19:00 Pardes get together - all welcome!

Marcos Peckel

Marcos is the executive director of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Colombia. He is a lecturer on international relations and a columnist on international affairs in two leading Colombian dailies: El Espectador and El Pais. He is a speaker at international events on International relations, geopolitics, Judaism, the Middle East and terrorism.

Tuesday 20:00
Tuesday 20:00 Spotlight on Limmud Bogotá: HASKALA. The movement that forever changed the Jewish People

Peta Pellach

Peta Jones Pellach (Jerusalem), Senior Fellow, Kiverstein Institute (“Proudly Feminist”), Director of Education, Elijah Interfaith Institute. Co-Founder Limmud-Oz (Sydney); co-founder, Praying Together in Jerusalem, secretary Rainbow Group for Jewish-Christian Dialogue, teacher, Bibliodramatist, Israeli folk-dancer, Scrabble addict.

Tuesday 19:00
Tuesday 19:00 Four Women Who Made Israel

Jonah Pesner

Jonah Dov Pesner serves as the director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. He has led the Religious Action Center since 2015. He also serves as a rabbi & senior vice president of the Union for Reform Judaism, a position to which he was appointed to in 2011. He is an inspirational leader and tireless advocate for social justice.

Tuesday 14:00
Tuesday 14:00 Prophetic Power & Politics: How Jews Can Create a More Just World

Simi Peters

Simi Peters, author of "Learning to Read Midrash", specializes in providing access to a wide variety of classic Jewish texts for audiences at all levels of Jewish literacy. With unique expertise in Tanach, Biblical exegesis, and Midrash, Simi has made it her mission in life is to get people to stop saying “it’s just a midrash.”

Monday 17:00
Monday 17:00 Veils and twins

Anshel Pfeffer

Anshel Pfeffer has been a journalist in Israel and Britain for the 23 years. He is currently senior correspondent and columnist for Haaretz and Jerusalem correspondent for The Economist, The Jewish Chronicle, The Times and The Sunday Times. He is the author of the biographies of Benjamin Netanyahu and Rabbi Ovadya Yossef.

Tuesday 12:00
Tuesday 12:00 Does Am Yisrael Chai?
Tuesday 14:00
Tuesday 14:00 In conversation with Moshe (Bogie) Ya’alon: Can Israel’s opposition defeat Benjamin Netanyahu in March?

Matt Plen

Matt is the chief executive of Masorti Judaism. He recently completed a PhD in the philosophy of education at UCL, where his research focused on Jewish Social Justice Education. Matt loves thinking and teaching about philosophy, progressive politics and community organising. Favourite thinkers include Martin Buber, Hannah Arendt and Paulo Freire.

Sunday 21:00
Sunday 21:00 What happens to Judaism after the synagogue?
Tuesday 12:00
Tuesday 12:00 Zoom and the philosophy of dialogue

Marcia Plumb

Marcia Plumb is Rabbi of Congregation Mishkan Tefila, Boston. She has studied and taught Mussar for many years. She led a Boston Mussar conference and teaches an international online Mussar group for USAers and Brits. She worked as a rabbi in London for 25 years.

Tuesday 12:00
Tuesday 12:00 The mussar of Star Trek

Ezequiel Podjarny

Associate at UN Watch and Research Assistant at the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy. BA in Government and International Relations from Universidad Argentina de la Empresa and studying for an MSc in Human Rights at the London School of Economics.

Monday 21:00
Monday 21:00 The best of Limmud Buenos Aires: UNHRC’s anti-Israel problem and why we should fight it

Gabriel Pogrund

Gabriel Pogrund is the Sunday Times' Whitehall correspondent, and the author of Left Out: The Inside Story of Labour under Corbyn. He has covered Congress for the Washington Post, and reported from Israel, Eritrea and Pakistan. He is also a proud former Limmudnik, having previously been involved in RSY-Netzer.

Monday 15:00
Monday 15:00 Left out: the inside story of Labour under Corbyn

Michael Pollak

Michael Pollak is a graduate of the legendary Chevron Yeshiva in Jerusalem and the Department of Philosophy at the London School of Economics. He is Head of the Philosophy Department at JFS school and works at PaJeS. He is on the LSJS academic faculty and gives the daily Daf Ha Yomi shiur at Ner Yisrael Synagogue.

Monday 21:00
Monday 21:00 What's new in Jewish Philosophy 2020

Vicki Prais

Vicki Prais is an internationally experienced human rights lawyer and independent human rights consultant. She has 24 years' professional experience in the human rights sector which extends to the UN, the Council of Europe, as a Human Rights Advisor to the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, the not-for-profit sector and academia.

Tuesday 10:00
Tuesday 10:00 "Everything you wanted to know about working in human rights but were too afraid to ask"

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