Limmud Festival 2020 - Presenters

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Cassy Sachar

Cassy studied fine art, specialising in bookbinding, before completing her MA in Library and Information Studies at UCL. She specialised in art and design librarianship before joining her professional experience with her enthusiasm for Jewish learning as the senior librarian at Leo Baeck College.

Sunday 20:00
Sunday 20:00 Intriguing texts, beautiful bindings - three fascinating books from the Leo Baeck College Library

Beth Saffer

Beth Saffer is the Head of Older People Programmes at World Jewish Relief, where she leads the organisation supporting thousands of older Jewish people living in Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus and Georgia. She is a Russian speaker and previously worked for the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre and Chernobyl Children's Project (UK).

Tuesday 11:00
Tuesday 11:00 Belarus in 2020: on the brink of change

Tanya Sakhnovic

Originally from Belarus, Tanya is Rabbi at Nottingham Liberal Synagogue. She works closely with Nottingham Citizens, is a co-founder and trustee of the Jewish-Muslim charity Salaam-Shalom Kitchen, and represents Liberal Judaism on the steering group for Eco-Synagogue. She regularly speaks on Thought for the Day on BBC Radio Nottingham.

Tuesday 19:00
Tuesday 19:00 The Task is Urgent: Confronting the Moral Demands of the Climate Crisis

Paul Salahuddin Armstrong

Paul Salahuddin Armstrong is the Managing Director of the Association of British Muslims and Muslim Chaplain at the University of Birmingham. A US State Department IVLP alumnus, Associate of St George’s House, member of the Naqshbandi order and Nahdlatul Ulama, Paul respects all mainstream religions and has worked in interfaith nearly two decades.

Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 What do you have in mind when you say Messiah / Mashiach?

Stav Salpeter

Stav Salpeter is a Norwegian-Israeli researching International Law in Scotland. She is an Education Board Member at the Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation and Founding Co-President of the Palestinian-Israeli Dialogue Society EUPIDS: an award-winning initiative with affiliated branches across the world. Stav holds the 2020 UJS Interfaith Activist Award.

Sunday 11:00
Sunday 11:00 Revolutionizing Palestinian-Israeli Discourse on Campus (short session)

Mich Sampson

Mich is a singer, ba'alat tefillah and choir director. She has the fabulous job of working with communities from as far north as Edinburgh to as far east as East London (!) to develop their confidence in using music to create ruach. As Director of Music at Finchley Reform Synagogue, she is currently missing her choirs and eagerly awaiting the time to see them again in 2021.

Tuesday 21:00
Tuesday 21:00 And still we sing!

Laura Samuels

Laura discovered that she was a BRCA 1 mutation carrier in 2015. BRCA has has also affected Laura's family. In 2016 at the age of 27, Laura was diagnosed with stage 3C ovarian cancer. After being cancer free for two and a half years, Laura had a recurrence. Thankfully, she is clear again. On 4th December, Laura had a preventive breast surgery to get rid of her high breast cancer risk.

Sunday 18:00
Sunday 18:00 BRCA and Me

Jonathan Sarna

Jonathan is University Professor and Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University, and directs the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies. He chairs the Academic Advisory & Editorial Board of the Marcus Center, American Jewish Archives and is chief historian of the National Museum of American Jewish History.

Sunday 16:00
Sunday 16:00 Yellow fever, Covid and the Jews: Lessons from two great plagues in the United States

Leah Sarna

Leah Sarna is a Rabbanit and the Associate Director of Education and Director of High School Programs at the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education. She was ordained at Yeshivat Maharat in 2018, holds a BA from Yale University in Philosophy & Psychology. She loves spreading her warm, energetic love for Torah with Jews in all stages of life.

Tuesday 15:00
Tuesday 15:00 Food and Intimacy: Hilchot Kashrut as a Spiritual Practice

Noa Sattath

Noa Sattath is a rabbi and the Director of Israel Religious Action Center, the social justice arm of the Reform movement in Israel. She is charged with leading the staff of the organization, developing and implementing social change strategies in the fields of separation of religion and state, women's rights, and the struggle against racism.

Monday 19:00
Monday 19:00 Disqualifying Hate: IRAC's Work Against Jewish Supremacists and Hate Groups -

Charles Savenor

Charlie Savenor is the director of congregational education at Park Avenue Synagogue in New York. He graduated from Brandeis University, JTS Rabbinical School, and Columbia University Teachers College. Charlie writes on parenting, leadership, and Judaism in the 21st century. Charlie lives in New York City with his wife and two sons.

Sunday 14:00
Sunday 14:00 Lessons from my Bubbe's doorstep

Hannah Teddy Schachter

Hannah Teddy Schachter is a doctoral student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem researching the relationship between queens and the Jews in medieval Europe. Interested in gender, art, and social history, she holds a BA in German Studies from Clark University (USA) and an MA in Jewish Studies from the Hochschule für jüdische Studien Heidelberg (Germany).

Tuesday 16:00
Tuesday 16:00 Jews on the Move: Responses to the Plague in Medieval Europe

Tal Schneider

Tal Schneider, Diplomatic & Political Correspondent, Globes Business Newspaper. Former D.C. Correspondent for Maariv Daily (2004-2009), and political blogger running her own political blog “The Plog” (2010- 2017).

Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 2020: the year that changed the Middle East?

Amos Schonfield

Amos is founder and director of Our Second Home, a youth movement that empowers refugees and migrants to flourish in the place they call home. He is also the volunteer coordinator at Student Action for Refugees, where he speaks across UK campuses about the challenges in the UK asylum system.

Tuesday 15:00
Tuesday 15:00 Does the UK welcome refugees? The asylum system explained

Martin Schubert

Martin Schubert is a mindfulness teacher in Berlin, Germany. With a background in Marketing and Journalism, he offers communication workshops in addition to personal growth retreats in Europe and Asia. In 2019 he published the audio course "7 Yogic Principles for Men". Now he is working to support Jewish communities with methods of resilience.

Monday 09:00
Monday 09:00 Jewish meditation and breathwork

Moses Seitler

Moses Seitler is an educator who specialises in asylum, migration and human rights. He delivers workshops and lectures for René Cassin, the Jewish voice for Human Rights, and works with displaced young people at Refugee Support Network. He is an ambassador for the Ben Azzai Programme and an alumnus of the Refugee Studies Centre at Oxford University

Monday 19:00
Monday 19:00 As young British Jews, what are our responsibilities towards vulnerable global communities during the post COVID-19 era?
Tuesday 18:00
Tuesday 18:00 What's education got to do with it? Understanding the role of education in refugee journeys

Emma Sevitt

Emma is a Canadian living in London. She is a long time Limmud-nik and history teacher specialising in US Civil Rights. She enjoys creating innovative Jewish ritual for life cycle events. She is thrilled to be presenting this session with her father, a Brit living in Toronto. She just got married in August 2020 in the middle of the pandemic!

Sunday 18:00
Sunday 18:00 Jewish Marriage Ceremonies through the Ages

Peter Sevitt

Peter is a founding member of Limmud Toronto and an avid long life informal Jewish Learner. He recently retired from the Limmud NA Board and from his professional practice as a CPA. He has presented at past Limmuds. In August 2020 his daughter Emma got married during the covid crisis in the UK and they are both thrilled to be presenting together.

Sunday 18:00
Sunday 18:00 Jewish Marriage Ceremonies through the Ages

Limmud Shabbat Team

The Limmud Shabbat Team has been working to create the Limmud Shabbat experience at Festival this year. Shabbat Shalom!

Friday 12:00
Friday 12:00 Challah baking with the Chair
Friday 12:00
Friday 12:00 Mandala Yoga: drawing with mindfulness
Friday 13:00
Friday 13:00 Joseph’s Tent of Games: now in technicolour
Friday 14:30
Friday 14:30 Limmud Kabbalat Shabbat

Zahavit Shalev

Zahavit is a rabbi at New North London Synagogue (Masorti) where she runs the conversion programme, and looks after young families. She loves feminist Biblical and Talmud criticism, 90% dark chocolate, and singing in crowds. She (almost) always says yes to requests for rabbinic coffees/chats.

Monday 13:00
Monday 13:00 One Step Further: The Impact of Limmud

Angela Shapiro

Angela Shapiro is a member of the Gathering the Voices Association.

Tuesday 09:00
Tuesday 09:00 'And then I came to live in Glasgow'

Alan Share

Alan has lived a life unplanned. His shop, initially rejected, grew to a have a turnover over £300m. Now retired, Alan holds an MA in Law from Oxford with three years at the Bar and three years as an executive of the Liberal Party. As governor of a special school, he wrote "Death of a Nightingale" and now "Kafka's Cycle: Slow Death of a Complaint".

Sunday 11:00
Sunday 11:00 Death of a Nightingale - is Equality a mischief word?

Carole Shaw

Carole started performing at the age of six, entertaining local children with her sister. She has been presenting solo comedy shows since 1992 appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2006 and 2019, and the Brighton Fringe in 2019 and 2020. In 2020 she debuted in Australia performing in Perth and Adelaide, and performed at South Africa's National Arts Festival, in Boulder USA and Whangerai New Zealand. She will be returning to Australia in February 2021. When not performing Carole is a linguist.

Sunday 21:00
Sunday 21:00 Keep kalm and kvetch

Shai Shen-Orr

Shai Shen-Orr is the co-founder and chief scientist of CytoReason and a professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the Technion—where he directs the laboratory of Systems Immunology and Precision Medicine. Shai develops new analytical methodologies for human immune monitoring and its use for precision medicine and drug development.

Sunday 10:00
Sunday 10:00 Human immune monitoring coming of age

Sybil Sheridan

Sybil Sheridan is a long time participant and presenter at Limmud. She is the new executive director of the Lyons Learning Project - an independent progressive Jewish learning forum. With a long career as a congregational rabbi behind her, she currently serves the Newcastle Reform Synagogue and runs a distance learning programme for the Reform Judaism Bet Din.

Tuesday 17:00
Tuesday 17:00 Regina Jonas - may a woman hold rabbinic office?

Colin Shindler

Colin Shindler was the first professor of Israel Studies in the UK, and is the honorary president of the European Association of Israel Studies. He is the author of 10 books on Israel including the best selling History of Israel (Cambridge University Press, 2008, 2013). Most important of all, he attended the first Limmud conference in 1980.

Tuesday 11:00
Tuesday 11:00 Tzipi Hotovely, Israel’s ambassador to the UK, in conversation with Colin Shindler

Michael Shire

Michael Shire is a rabbi and the Academic Director of the Master's in Jewish Education at Hebrew College Boston. He is a regular teacher at Limmud and LimmudBoston, particularly focusing on little known historical and educational gems of Jewish life!

Monday 17:00
Monday 17:00 Filling the half empty bookcase: Otti Berger; master teacher at the Bauhaus

Hana Siková

Hana Šiková is a Masters student of sociology from Prague. She is a resident of Moishe House Prague and leads the only Jewish Scout group in the Czech Republic. She looks for unexpected connections between Judaism, history, science and philosophy. The core issues of her programs in the community are ecology, sustainability and ethics.

Sunday 11:00
Sunday 11:00 Can Judaism be eco-friendly?

Esther Sills

Esther is a programme manager at the Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) where she leads on Social Action. Esther has a BA in Social Policy and Law and is passionate about using creative models to challenge injustice.

Sunday 18:00
Sunday 18:00 Flickers of Hope

Alan Silman

Alan is Professor of Epidemiology at and Senior Research Fellow at Green College, Oxford University. He was previously Medical Director of Arthritis Research UK and before that Director of the Epidemiology Research Unit at Manchester University. He has written over 500 research articles and several textbooks.

Monday 14:00
Monday 14:00 Vaccination against CoVid-19: an individual or societal responsibility?

Judith Silver

Judith is a composer, singing facilitator and performer, and the founder of Companion Voices. She's a familiar face and voice at Limmud and especially loves to co-present with Mich Sampson and Zöe Jacobs.

Tuesday 21:00
Tuesday 21:00 And still we sing!

Jon Silverman

Jon Silverman is Professor of Media & Criminal Justice at the University of Bedfordshire. As BBC Home Affairs Correspondent, he won the Sony Gold Award for his exclusive investigations into Britain’s Nazi war crimes inquiries. These played a role in the prosecution of two Belorussian Nazi collaborators. He is writing a book on the subject.

Monday 20:00
Monday 20:00 Safe Haven: the UK and Nazi war crimes inquiries

Susan Silverman

Susan Silverman is a rabbi, writer and activist. She is the founding director of Second Nurture: Every Child Deserves a Family -- and a Community which helps communities prioritise fostering and adoption among their families. She is the author of Casting Lots: Creating a Family in a Beautiful, Broken World (Da Capo Press).

Tuesday 14:00
Tuesday 14:00 Bones and Souls: When our Adopted Heroes Save Them Both

Robert Simmons

Robert Simmons is the Chair of Limmud Festival 2020! He loves volunteering and community organising and cannot wait to meet you all in a zoom room soon.

Friday 12:00
Friday 12:00 Challah baking with the Chair
Tuesday 21:00
Tuesday 21:00 What will change our world in the next 40 years?

Philip Simon

Former Jewish Comedian of the Year Philip Simon is a stand up comedian, writer and actor who's worked on Mock the Week and TaskMaster. Before lockdown he gigged throughout the UK, Europe, Israel, America, New Zealand and Scandinavia. He’s also the host of the lockdown kid’s show School’s Out Comedy Club & weekly chat show podcast Jew Talkin’ To Me?

Sunday 20:00
Sunday 20:00 Jew Talkin' To Me? Podcast - live recording!

Raymond Simonson

Raymond is CEO of JW3, the UK's only Jewish Community Centre and arts venue of its kind. He was Limmud’s first full time executive director and holds a BA in Jewish History and an MA in Applied Anthropology and Community & Youth Work. In a voluntary capacity he sits on various community advisory boards and mentors young leaders

Monday 13:00
Monday 13:00 One Step Further: The Impact of Limmud
Tuesday 14:00
Tuesday 14:00 Decision making to secure a Jewish future

Ramie Smith

Rabbanit Ramie Smith was ordained at Yeshivat Maharat, the first Orthodox institution granting ordination to women, in New York. She was the assistant Rabba at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale and taught Talmud at Shalhevet High School in Los Angeles. Rabbanit Ramie spent 3 years hosting and producing the podcast “The Joy of Text” which explored sexuality and Jewish text. She has taught over 100 Kallahs and is the co-founder and executive director of the organization GETToutUK which is working to help Agunot one their journeys towards freedom.

Sunday 17:00
Sunday 17:00 Vicar of Dibley, Shmicar of Dibley: meet the ordained (and soon to be ordained) Orthodox women of the UK!

Limmud Social Programming

Created by Limmud programming volunteers, these sessions are designed to give you space to relax, meet other participants, and enjoy some time out from the intensities of this year's awesome programme.

Friday 12:00
Friday 12:00 How to "use" Limmud this year!
Saturday 18:00
Saturday 18:00 Havdalah and Limmud Festival 2020 Opening Ceremony
Saturday 20:00
Saturday 20:00 The Limmud Lockdown Lock-In Pub Quiz (1.5hrs)
Saturday 21:00
Saturday 21:00 The Limmud Lockdown Lock-In Pub Quiz (continued)
Sunday 09:00
Sunday 09:00 How to "use" Limmud this year!
Sunday 18:00
Sunday 18:00 Speed Friending
Sunday 19:00
Sunday 19:00 Oy! What a day... (1/3)
Sunday 21:00
Sunday 21:00 The Rebbetzin's Disco
Monday 14:00
Monday 14:00 Escape R(z)oom!
Monday 17:00
Monday 17:00 Fast friends!
Monday 19:00
Monday 19:00 Oy! What a day... (2/3)
Monday 20:00
Monday 20:00 Open Mic Night
Tuesday 16:00
Tuesday 16:00 Silly Games for Grown Ups (Zoom Edition)
Tuesday 18:00
Tuesday 18:00 Lockdown Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday 19:00
Tuesday 19:00 Oy! What a day... (3/3)

Naomi Soetendorp

Naomi is Practice Education Manager for an inner London council, specialising in reflective practice and critically reflective supervision. Naomi previously co-founded Wandering Jews and Grassroots Jews and is now a member of Makor Hayim who successfully incorporate grassroots innovation and inclusivity within a multi-generational synagogue community.

Monday 14:00
Monday 14:00 The use and abuse of reflective practice

Victor Sorenssen

Victor Sorenssen is director of the AEPJ (European Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage). He has been director of the Comunidad Israelita de Barcelona and founder of the Jewish Cultural platform Mozaika, where he has helped develop projects such as the Jewish Book Festival or the Salam-Shalom initiative

Monday 13:00
Monday 13:00 Live Walking Tour: Visit Jewish Barcelona - past and present!

Jessica Spencer

Jessica is a Masorti rabbinical student from Edinburgh, currently sojourning in Boston. She has studied at Hebrew College, the Drisha Kollel, and Yeshivat Hadar. When not learning extra hilchot eruvin for fun, she can be found cooking or jumping into cold bodies of water.

Monday 09:00
Monday 09:00 Daughters of Jerusalem: Talmudic Retellings

Barry Spivack

Barry studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University. He then worked in the furniture industry and taught Transcendental Meditation part time. His first book, "An Antidote to Violence: Evaluating the Evidence" was published this year by Changemakers Books. Barry has been helping to run the Suffolk Liberal Jewish Community for the last 8 years.

Sunday 20:00
Sunday 20:00 Creating coherence in the collective consciousness can create peace in the Middle East: a brain based approach to peace.

A Spotlight on Limmud around Asia

Tuesday 12:00
Tuesday 12:00 Spotlight on: Jews in Asia!

A Spotlight on Limmud Buenos Aires

Monday 21:00
Monday 21:00 The best of Limmud Buenos Aires: UNHRC’s anti-Israel problem and why we should fight it
Tuesday 19:00
Tuesday 19:00 The best of Limmud Buenos Aires: Inclusive language and diversity, a Jewish-Argentine perspective

A Spotlight on Limmud Chile

Sunday 20:00
Sunday 20:00 The best of Limmud Chile: The music of the cosmos: variations on scientific themes from Pythagoras to Neutron Stars
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.

A Spotlight on Limmud FSU

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

A Spotlight on Limmud FSU Belarus

Monday 13:00
Monday 13:00 Spotlight on: Limmud FSU Belarus!

A Spotlight on Limmud FSU Canada

Monday 19:00
Monday 19:00 Spotlight on: Limmud FSU Canada! A unique Limmud for a unique Community

A Spotlight on Limmud FSU Volga-Urals

Tuesday 13:00
Tuesday 13:00 Spotlight on Limmud FSU Volga-Urals: Russian Facebook, between fiction and non-fiction

A Spotlight on Limmud Mar Del Plata

Kevin Ary Levin is a sociologist and Jewish educator from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has an MA in Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies from Columbia University in New York. In addition to academic research, he has had journalistic contributions in various outlets. He is currently the academic director of Martin Buber High School in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Tuesday 21:00
Tuesday 21:00 The best of Limmud Mar del Plata: Argentine Jewish film, a window into the soul of a community

A Spotlight on Limmud South Africa

Sunday 17:00
Sunday 17:00 The best of Limmud South Africa: Aroused to laughter: Sarah’s conception scene re-visited
Monday 11:00
Monday 11:00 The best of Limmud South Africa: RBG tzedek tzedek tirdof

A Spotlight on Limmud Sydney

Presenters: Simon Holloway and Kylie Skalicky.

Tuesday 09:00
Tuesday 09:00 Spotlight on Limmud Sydney: The Transmission of Oral Torah

A Spotlight on Mexico

Shulamit Goldsmit is a member of Mexico's Limmud committee. She holds a Ph.D. in Mexican History and Political Science. She is the founder of the first Jewish studies programme at one of Mexico´s best universities. She currently gives classes in literature and Yiddish literature. Her zoom classes have been a great success.

Sunday 21:00
Sunday 21:00 The best of Limmud Mexico! Rescuing musical instruments from the Shoah, How music saved lives
Monday 21:00
Monday 21:00 The best of Limmud Mexico! Mariachis and Klezmer: Musical expression of two cultures
Tuesday 21:00
Tuesday 21:00 The best of Limmud Mexico! The Jewish question in modern literature: Marcel Proust and James Joyce

Alexandra St John Murphy

Alexandra is a fellow with the Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations and lived in Minsk until recently. She has been a research assistant at the Estonian Centre of Eastern Partnership. She has a Double MA from the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies and the University of Tartu, and a degree from the University of Glasgow.

Tuesday 11:00
Tuesday 11:00 Belarus in 2020: on the brink of change

Keir Starmer

Sir Keir Starmer is Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition. He was elected MP for Holborn and St Pancras in 2015 and in 2020 was elected Labour leader.

Monday 10:00
Monday 10:00 In conversation with Keir Starmer, Leader of the Labour Party

Abby Stein

Abby Stein is a rabbi, author and activist. She has given speeches around the world on LGBTQ issues in Judaism, antisemitism, and more. Her book, Becoming Eve, was published in 2019. In 2020 she was named by Prospect Magazine 1 of The World's Top 50 Thinkers, and by The Forward, as one of the their Forward 50 most influential American Jews.

Sunday 21:00
Sunday 21:00 Tolerance is for Latke Toppings - LGBTQ Jews We Celebrate: A Personal and Communal Journey

Victoria Sterman

Victoria joined Resource as its first CEO, having spent most of her career in leadership positions in the pharmaceutical industry. Victoria has deep knowledge of recruitment, on-boarding, resource management, and people development, and has very much enjoyed developing a team of over 50 talented and professional volunteers at Resource.

Tuesday 11:00
Tuesday 11:00 You're hired: how to get a job in 2021

Lior Sternfeld

Lior Sternfeld is a social historian of the modern Middle East with particular interests in the histories of the Jewish people and other minorities of the region. His first book, titled “Between Iran and Zion: Jewish Histories of Twentieth-Century Iran” was published in 2018 by Stanford University Press.

Tuesday 17:00
Tuesday 17:00 Iranian Jews in the Twentieth-Century: Between Iranian Nationalism, Communism, and Zionism

Beverley-Jane Stewart

As a visual writer, Beverley-Jane Stewart looks in intricate detail at how Jewish heritage operates in contemporary multi-cultural society fusing facts with emotions. She tells the story of the Jews from past to present, displaying history in its various periods. Beverley-Jane’s commissioned painting capturing and titled ‘125 years of the United Synagogue’ hangs in their head office. Her work has also been featured in numerous publications including on the cover for Jonathan Sacks’ book ‘Community of Faith’ as well as the cover and illustrations for the book ‘The Jewish Community of Golders Green: A Social History’ by bestselling author Pam Fox and Rachel Kosky: Jewish London. Her painting ‘Balfour Accomplished’ commissioned by the Jerusalem Biennale, now hangs in the office of the Mayor of Jerusalem.

Monday 19:00
Monday 19:00 Owning our cultural inheritance

David Stone

David Stone is a public health physician and academic director of StandWithUs UK, an organisation that educates about Israel. He has worked in both the UK and Israel and served as a doctor in the IDF. He says "Establishing an evidence-based narrative is essential. I strongly endorse the motto of StandWithUs that education is the road to peace."

Monday 10:00
Monday 10:00 Red herring or elephant in the room? The role of antisemitism in the Arab-Israeli conflict

Helen Stone

Helen Stone was a secondary teacher of English and Special Needs and Head of English in a Pupil Referral Unit in the London Borough of Brent. Since her retirement, she has been presenting her mother’s story to schools. She teaches English to refugees and asylum seekers at Barnet Refugee Service and is a founder member of Generation 2 Generation.

Monday 09:00
Monday 09:00 Transforming trauma into tolerance

Maurice Stone

Maurice Stone 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 & Ukraine. He believes that Israeli dance is a fundamental educational tool promoting Jewish identity and a connection with Israel. So let’s dance!

Monday 21:00
Monday 21:00 Tayelet: Israeli dance for Zoom at home

Robert Stone

Robert Stone is a historian and political anthropologist whose work is focused on advising governments in low and middle income countries on poverty reduction strategies. He has a lifelong interest in cross cultural influences in religion throughout history. He is a member of Finchley Reform Synagogue and Kol Nefesh Masorti Synagogue

Sunday 15:00
Sunday 15:00 The Sarajevo Rescues – a masterpiece and a girl

Gideon Sylvester

Gideon Sylvester is the United Synagogue's Israel rabbi. He has worked as an adviser at the Office of the Prime Minister of Israel and taught Jewish approaches to human rights. He is currently writing his doctorate at Bar Ilan University and teaching at a Midrasha for religious women studying Torah and the Arts. Prior to making aliyah, Gideon served as one of Jonathan Sacks’s rabbis at Radlett United Synagogue.

Saturday 19:00
Saturday 19:00 A Limmud tribute to Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks zt”l

Ilai Szpiezak

Ilai Szpiezak is the dance development manager for the Israeli Dance Institute (IDI). From Argentina, he has been in the UK for 9 years and teaches children, youth & adults as well as creating stage choreographies and his own dances. He has developed an international reputation for high class teaching through Zoom during the Pandemic.

Sunday 12:00
Sunday 12:00 Family Dance at Home - exercise your body and mind!

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