Limmud Festival 2020 - Presenters

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Yona Taub

Yona is an ambassador for Project Impact, an organisation that works to encourage young people to become involved in volunteering in the Jewish community and beyond. Yona is rosh (head) of his local synagogue Bnei Akiva.

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

Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz

Lindsey studied at Cambridge, Hebrew University, UCL, and now Yeshivat Maharat. She teaches at King's College London and is a research fellow at the London School of Jewish Studies. Her first book 'Challenge and Conformity: The Religious Lives of Orthodox Jewish Women' comes out in 2021. She is now a post-doctoral fellow at Manchester University, researching the history of Limmud!

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!
Monday 11:00
Monday 11:00 Unity and division: the tower of Babel
Monday 21:00
Monday 21:00 Reliving the origins of Limmud

Brian Teeman

Brian is an advocate for internet and software freedom believing that only by working together as communities can we repair the world. Brian has been an internet pioneer for over twenty years and is a regular speaker at events across the world. He is a university drop-out like so many successful participants in the Digital Revolution.

Monday 11:00
Monday 11:00 Making a billion dollars prepared me for lockdown

Rossella Tercatin

Rossella Tercatin is the archaeology reporter at The Jerusalem Post, where she also writes on the Jewish world and innovation. Born and raised in Milan, she is also an editor at the Italian Jewish paper Pagine Ebraiche and her articles have appeared on major Italian publications including Corriere della Sera and La Stampa. She lives in Jerusalem.

Sunday 20:00
Sunday 20:00 The Top Israeli Archeological Breakthroughs of 2020: A Reporter’s Notebook

Hilary Thomas

Hilary has written four books on Northern Jewish communities in Bolton, Oldham, Wigan and Blackburn. She wrote the history of the Manchester Jewish Representative Council in celebration of its centenary in 2019 and was co-chair of Manchester Limmud that year. Hilary has been a member of Menorah Synagogue (Cheshire Reform Congregation) for 45 years and served twice as its chair.

Sunday 12:00
Sunday 12:00 The rich footprint of Jewish life across the UK

Pete Tobias

Pete Tobias is rabbi of The Liberal Synagogue Elstree. He is a published author, having written ‘Liberal Judaism: A Judaism for the 21st Century’ (published 2007), Never Mind the Bullocks (2009), ‘Why Am I Here?’ (2012). His most recent publication, ‘Putting the ‘o’ in God’ was published at the start of 2020.

Sunday 09:00
Sunday 09:00 Chavruta - Sunday
Monday 09:00
Monday 09:00 Chavruta - Monday
Tuesday 09:00
Tuesday 09:00 Chavruta - Tuesday

Anna Tooms-Yun

In 2017 Anna and some friends started feeling the lack of a progressive Jewish community in Korea, and decided to do something about it. Since then, they have received a grant from Israel's Ministry of the Diaspora to assist in growing their community to almost 50 members!

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

House of Tour of Britain

Limmud UK organises day events throughout the UK which are just like Limmud Festival only smaller and with a regional focus. This year also saw the first online event "Limmud Tour of Britain" showcasing Jewish life in the UK's regions.

Monday 20:00
Monday 20:00 Limmud UK's day events volunteers meetup!

Noru Tsalic

Noru is Jewish by identity, Romanian by birth, Israeli by citizenship, British by current place of residence. He writes for The Times of Israel, presents and participates in debates. A former IDF soldier, he serves as UK envoy for the Israeli organisation Reservists on Duty. This is Noru’s 8th year as a Limmud presenter. No eggs were thrown so far!

Sunday 15:00
Sunday 15:00 How NOT to teach history: a textbook example
Tuesday 14:00
Tuesday 14:00 Israel and the Palestinians: what's the end game?

Ethan Tucker

Ethan Tucker is Rosh Yeshiva at Hadar and directs Mechon Hadar’s Center for Jewish Law and Values. Ethan was ordained by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and earned a doctorate in Talmud and Rabbinics from the Jewish Theological Seminary and a BA from Harvard College.

Friday 13:00
Friday 13:00 Can You Fast Half a Day?: 10 Tevet and the Minor Fasts

Tom Tugendhat

In 2015, Lt Col Tom Tugendhat MBE was elected as Member of Parliament for Tonbridge, Edenbridge and Malling. In July 2017 he was elected Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, which he also Chairs in this current Parliament. Tom previously served in the British Army on operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and as the military assistant to the Chief of the Defence Staff. He has visited Israel and has studied and worked in the Middle East. Tom studied Theology at Bristol University and Islamics at Cambridge University. He is passionate about charity – from working in a homeless shelter in Bristol to his work today as a Dementia Friend and an active supporter of the Alzheimer's Society.

Tuesday 17:00
Tuesday 17:00 Tom Tugendhat in conversation with Hannah Rose

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