Limmud Festival 2020 - Presenters

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Limmud Elements @ Festival (LE@F)

Limmud Elements @ Festival is designed to enable Limmud volunteers from around the world to connect, develop skills and access the support as individual volunteers and as representatives of their Limmud communities. The Limmud Elements team runs centralised training throughout the year and can also offer bespoke training for your Limmud community.

Monday 11:00
Monday 11:00 LE@F - Putting the Limmud values into Limmud
 
Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 LE@F - Mingle Mingle Mingle! Networking with other international volunteers
 
Tuesday 11:00
Tuesday 11:00 LE@F - Tzedakah vs. Charity: How Fundraisers Help Donors
 

Limmud @40 Programming

This year marks Limmud's 40th birthday! Join us for sessions looking back at how Limmud has got to this point and ahead as we discuss the big questions which will shape the 40 years to come.

Sunday 09:00
Sunday 09:00 40 years of stories - what has Limmud meant to you?
 
Sunday 21:00
Sunday 21:00 What happens to Judaism after the synagogue?
 
Monday 13:00
Monday 13:00 One Step Further: The Impact of Limmud
 
Monday 17:00
Monday 17:00 How do we keep having 'arguments for the sake of heaven'?
 
Monday 20:00
Monday 20:00 The evolution of Limmud - 40 years in 40 minutes
 
Monday 21:00
Monday 21:00 Reliving the origins of Limmud
 
Tuesday 12:00
Tuesday 12:00 Does Am Yisrael Chai?
 
Tuesday 13:00
Tuesday 13:00 Do smaller Jewish communities have a future?
 
Tuesday 15:00
Tuesday 15:00 How does the Jewish community remain intact?
 
Tuesday 16:00
Tuesday 16:00 Are the kids alright?
 
Tuesday 18:00
Tuesday 18:00 Is 2020 a turning point in how Jewish communities function?
 
Tuesday 20:00
Tuesday 20:00 A taste of Limmud - highlights from the years
 
Tuesday 21:00
Tuesday 21:00 What will change our world in the next 40 years?
 

Nic Abery

Nic has 20+ years experience in Jewish and formal education in the USA, Israel, Europe and the UK. She consults for both the Partnership of Jewish Schools (PaJeS) and Educating for Impact (EFI) using museum, art, objects and culture in the teaching of Jewish themes for schools and communities.

Sunday 10:00
Sunday 10:00 Sister Squad: how to get pre-batmitzvah girls engaged in Jewish learning and doing
 
Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 "Hello Kitchen": a guide to the culinary novice
 
Tuesday 19:00
Tuesday 19:00 The future and present of Jewish education
 

Aliza Abolafia

Aliza Abolafia is the User Coordinator at Project Zug and a masters student at Harvard Divinity School. She spent two years learning at Hadar in NYC and is the prayer leader at the Havurah Minyan in Albany NY. Project Zug aims to connect Jews from across the world with each other - and with Jewish tradition - through 1:1 hevruta learning.

Sunday 15:00
Sunday 15:00 Afternoon Chavruta with Hadar's Project Zug
 
Monday 15:00
Monday 15:00 Afternoon Chavruta with Hadar's Project Zug
 
Tuesday 14:00
Tuesday 14:00 Afternoon Chavruta with Hadar's Project Zug
 

Grisha ( Ryhor) Abramovich

Limmud FSU Belarus organizing committee member, Chief Rabbi of the Progressive Jewish community of Belarus.

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

Hester Abrams

Hester Abrams is project leader and curator of the National Lottery supported House of Life at Willesden Jewish Cemetery, which opened as a public heritage site in 2020. She has conceived and produced new permanent exhibits, guided walks, events and exhibitions. Hester was director of Jewish Book Week and a Reuters journalist.

Monday 11:00
Monday 11:00 "Invisible City" A landscape of sound at Willesden Jewish Cemetery
 

Simon Albert

Simon Albert is a lawyer based in London practising competition law. Born in Frankfurt, Germany on the anniversary of Kristallnacht to 'second generation' expat British parents, he is a dual British/Czech national, having spent two years from 2017 restoring his late grandparents' former Czechoslovak citizenship.

Sunday 12:00
Sunday 12:00 My father was a wandering European: triple loyalties in Brexit Britain - British, Jewish, European?
 

Anoushka Alexander-Rose

Anoushka Alexander-Rose is a postgraduate researcher at the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish at the University of Southampton. Her PhD thesis is titled 'Vladimir Nabokov: Jewishness in Life and Work' and uses historical contexts to map the evolution of Nabokov's literary treatment of Jewishness throughout his oeuvre.

Tuesday 11:00
Tuesday 11:00 Vladimir Nabokov's wandering Jew: mapping the history of Agasfer
 

Rabbi Nathan Alfred

Nathan Alfred is a British-Israeli rabbi based in Jerusalem, where he works as Head of International Development and Community Building for the World Union for Progressive Judaism. He has built liberal communities in Brussels, Luxembourg and Singapore, as well as small groups across Southeast Asia.

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

Emma Alter

Emma Alter is both professional musician and Feldenkrais teacher. She has over twenty years experience of both world-class performance and teaching, specialising in working with performers. Her clients are diverse, but share a desire to improve their quality of life, through how they move.

Tuesday 09:00
Tuesday 09:00 Are you sitting comfortably? Feldenkrais @ Limmud
 

Muhammed Amin Evans

Shaykh Muhammad Amin Evans graduated from the Al-Mahdi Institute with the Alimiyyah degree and also has a BA in Humanities and Religious Studies. He is currently a Director of Theology to the Association of British Muslims and a founding member of the Interreligious Symposia where Imams, Priests and Rabbis meet to discuss theology, textuality, history and eat together.

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

Daniel Anderson

Daniel presents and facilitates thought-provoking lectures, discussions and workshops on Jewish ethics, philosophy and history. He aims to leave attendees with more questions than answers and runs the popular 'Lunch & Learn' programme at Cockfosters & N. Southgate Synagogue.

Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 Atheism’s Black Box: Godless morality - or just arbitrary ethics?
 

Rachel Anticoni

Rachel is currently the Chief Operating Officer at the Royal Free Hospital London and is also a trustee for Jewish Care. She has most recently featured in the BBC’s ‘Hospital’ programme documenting life inside the Royal Free during the first Covid peak and the recovery that followed.

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

Sandra Anusiewicz-Baer

Sandra Anusiewicz-Baer holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in education, Jewish studies and Islamic studies as well as a Ph.D. in education. At present, she works as the coordinator of the Zacharias Frankel College and lectures at the University of Potsdam, Germany on all topics related to religious education.

Tuesday 09:00
Tuesday 09:00 "One size fits all" - new models for religious education in German public schools and their implications for the Jewish community
 

Jonathan Arkush

Jonathan Arkush is the immediate past President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, where he served from 2015-2018. He is Co-chair of Milah UK, the communal body that defends and protects brit milah in the UK and beyond. He sits on the executive committee of Shechitah UK which has the same role for shechita. In professional life he is a barrister, mediator and part time judge in the Business and Property Courts of England and Wales.

Sunday 13:00
Sunday 13:00 The Threat to Jewish Religious Freedom in Europe
 

Yonatan Arnon

Yonatan Arnon, a rabbinical student and BeWise Fellow in Jewish Entrepreneurialism at HUC-JIR. He began dancing at an early age and has integrated his spiritual and movement experiences, founding his signature MoveMeant - Embodying Sacred Texts. Kobi Goodwin,singer-songwriter and High Holiday prayer leader performed for audiences across America.

Sunday 19:00
Sunday 19:00 MoveMeant-Embodying Sacred Texts
 
Tuesday 20:00
Tuesday 20:00 Rashut Harabim as a Pluralistic Hub for Jewish Entrepreneurship in Jerusalem
 

Bradley Shavit Artson

Bradley Shavit Artson holds the Abner and Roslyn Goldstine Dean's Chair of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies and is Vice President of American Jewish University in Los Angeles. A Professor of Philosophy, he is particularly interested in theology, ethics, and the integration of science and religion. He is also dean of the Zacharias Frankel College at the University of Potsdam, Germany, ordaining Conservative rabbis for Europe.

Monday 18:00
Monday 18:00 Adam, Eve, & the Snake: Look What Happens When You Don’t Include Women!
 

Ian Austin

Ian Austin is chair of Mainstream, the Campaign Against Extremism and is the UK Trade Envoy to Israel. He was the MP for Dudley North, 2005-2019.Ian is Non-aligned member of the House of Lords as He left the Labour Party in 2019 in protest at antisemitism. He is a supporter of Labour Friends of Israel and chaired the Parliamentary Group on Holocaust Commemoration

Monday 17:00
Monday 17:00 Can antisemitism mean different things to different people?
 

Kenneth Austin

Kenneth Austin is senior lecturer in Early Modern European History at the University of Bristol, and author of 'The Jews and the Reformation' (Yale University Press, 2020)

Sunday 10:00
Sunday 10:00 Jews and Christians in Early Modern Europe
 

Daniel Aviv

Daniel Aviv was born in Israel and moved to Germany when he was six years old. Still wondering whether he is a German Jew, jewish German or just simply a Jew living in Germany, he also explores this question professionally by pursuing a Master of Education degree in Jewish Education and Political Science.

Sunday 14:30
Sunday 14:30 Ashkenas 2.0? The new Jewish identities in Germany (short session)
 

Ami Ayalon

Ami Ayalon is the former commander of the Israeli navy, director of the Shin Bet security agency, cabinet minister, Knesset member, and recipient of the Medal of Valour, Israel’s highest military decoration. He organised and was featured in the Academy Award-nominated documentary The Gatekeepers. He is the author of Friendly Fire.

Tuesday 17:00
Tuesday 17:00 Friendly Fire: how Israel became its own worst enemy
 

Charley Baginsky

Charley Baginsky is the Chief Executive Officer of Liberal Judaism and is responsible for setting the direction and priorities for the movement, fundraising, communities and communications. Charley was a congregational rabbi for many years and is the mother to Joshua, Eliana and Cassia.

Sunday 09:00
Sunday 09:00 Theology and leadership -being radically open to oppositional voices
 
Monday 15:00
Monday 15:00 The Lily's Legacy Project: Exploring the voices and visions of Liberal Judaism
 
Monday 19:00
Monday 19:00 Climate Change Emergency! Green Party Co-Leader, Siân Berry, in conversation with Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Charley Baginsky
 

Russell Balkind

Russell Balkind is a TV Producer and writer. He has produced such shows as BBC2’s ‘The Mash Report’ and E4’s ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’ and 'The Alternative Election Night' for Channel 4. Over the years he has also worked on a number of the UK’s favourite comedy entertainment shows including ‘Would I Lie To You?’ and ‘Mock The Week’ and ‘The Crystal Maze’.

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

Joshua Bamford

Josh grew in up in Western Australia, with his biologist parents and their menagerie. Following a brief career as an opera singer, he moved to Europe to study the psychology of music. He is currently researching the social bonding functions of music and dance, at the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford.

Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 Building temples in time: the science of synchrony and social bonding
 

Or-ly Barlev

Or-ly Barlev is an Israeli journalist and social activist. She was the first independent journalist, not backed by a media outlet, to be accepted to the Israeli Journalism and Media Council. Her live reports from this year’s mass protests against Benjamin Netanyahu are viewed by hundreds of thousands on social media per broadcast.

Sunday 15:00
Sunday 15:00 How an independent journalist covering this year’s anti-Netanyahu protests has successfully challenged Israel’s mainstream media
 

Eve Barlow

Eve Barlow is a culture journalist based in LA. She grew up in the UK, working in London from 2008-2014, and was Deputy Editor of NME. Since 2014, Eve has been critiquing pop, profiling artists and covering music and film for The Guardian, New York Magazine, ELLE, Pitchfork, Billboard, LA Times, Playboy, etc.

Monday 17:00
Monday 17:00 Can antisemitism mean different things to different people?
 

Debra Barnes

Debra Barnes is the author of The Young Survivors, a novel inspired by her mother, a child Holocaust survivor. She runs AJR’s (Association of Jewish Refugees) My Story testimony project, producing life-story books for Holocaust survivors & refugees, and works on a new 2G project for the AJR. She is part of the Jewish Book Week Schools’ Programme and is a speaker for Generation2Generation.

Sunday 10:00
Sunday 10:00 How to keep your family story alive
 

Eddie Bass

Eddie has an eclectic education, but now very interested in drama, poetry, comedy and the humorous stories, which writes himself, and digs deep from the legends of Chelm - the ancient 'Village of Idiots'. In modern chelm, there's plenty of shaggy dog tales to get you laughing (or weeping)!

Tuesday 19:00
Tuesday 19:00 Tales (of the wagging shaggy doggy stories) from Chelm
 

Nadine Batchelor-Hunt

Nadine Batchelor-Hunt is a journalist and broadcaster. She has written for a variety of publications, including The Guardian, The Independent, and The Huffington Post.

Tuesday 16:00
Tuesday 16:00 Celebrating ethnic diversity in the Jewish community helps us fight racism
 

Sarit Baum

Sarit read Biomedical Sciences at UCL, during which she travelled with the Ben Azzai programme to India. India greatly inspired her, and she decided to embark on a Master's at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in Nutrition for Global Health. Sarit will be making aliyah in January, where she hopes to continue working in international development, and campaigning for global justice.

Monday 19:00
Monday 19:00 As young British Jews, what are our responsibilities towards vulnerable global communities during the post COVID-19 era?
 

Elisheva Baumgarten

Elisheva Baumgarten is the Yitzhak Becker Professor for Jewish Studies and teaches in the Department of History and of Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Elisheva studies the Jews of northern Europe (Ashkenaz) during the High Middle Ages.

Tuesday 15:00
Tuesday 15:00 The plague and the Jews: an introduction to the Black Death
 

Aimee Belchak

From working on the West End production of Fiddler on the Roof to playing a real life Yente, millennial matchmaker Aimee Belchak shares the joys and pitfalls of setting up a Jewish blind dating agency during a global pandemic.

Sunday 19:00
Sunday 19:00 Modern day Yente
 
Monday 17:00
Monday 17:00 Fast friends!
 

Irina Belskaia

Irina is a member of LIMMUD FSU Belarus’ organizing committee, holds a Master’s in Jewish Education from Leo Baeck College, London. She works for the UPJ in Belarus, and is the co-author and editor of various Jewish themed children’s books.

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

Hanoch Ben Pazi

Hanoch Ben-Pazi is the Chair of Dept. of Jewish Philosophy. His research is dedicated to Contemporary Philosophy and Modern Jewish Thought,especially to the philosophical writings and Jewish thought of Martin Buber and Emmanuel Levinas. His last book was Zionism: A Levinasian View - Identity, Ethics, and Responsibility, Tel Aviv 2019.

Monday 15:00
Monday 15:00 “Translating the Bible into Greek”: Ethics and Wisdom in the thought of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks zt’l and Emmanuel Levinas
 

Jeremy Ben-Ami

Jeremy Ben-Ami is president of J Street, the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans. He has been a prominent voice in the evolving American debate around Israel and US foreign policy in the Middle East, and consults regularly with leading lawmakers and officials on these topics.

Monday 20:00
Monday 20:00 What does a Biden Presidency mean for US foreign policy and Israel?
 

Calev Ben-Dor

Calev Ben-Dor is a former analyst in the Israeli Foreign Ministry’s Policy Planning Division and has spent over a decade in policy circles inside and outside government within Israel. Calev grew up in the UK and moved to Israel in 2005. He is currently Deputy Editor of the Fathom Journal.

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

Aviva Ben-Ur

Aviva Ben-Ur is a historian and Professor in the Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the USA. Her latest book is "Jewish Autonomy in a Slave Society: Suriname in the Atlantic World, 1651-1825" (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020).

Sunday 19:00
Sunday 19:00 The problem with slave memorials: a perspective from Jewish history
 

Maskit Bendel

Maskit Bendel joined ACRI in 2009. She currently focuses on social and economic rights, and particularly on the right to live in dignity. Prior to joining ACRI (Associate for Civil Rights in Israel), Maskit served as Director of Projects in the Occupied Territories for Physicians for Human Rights – Israel.

Monday 11:00
Monday 11:00 The socio-economic effect of COVID-19 in Israel: what can be done, and why it matters
 

David Benkof

David Benkof is a Jerusalem-based teacher whose Jewish Culture 101 online classes (tinyurl.com/BenkofClasses) help students find meaning in cultural products like literature, musicals, art, music, and TV/film – from puppetry to poetry. Favourite “101” classes: Philip Roth, Stephen Sondheim, Mel Brooks, Debbie Friedman, Bob Dylan, Roy Lichtenstein.

Sunday 14:00
Sunday 14:00 Jewish identity in Philip Roth
 

Marc Bennett

Marc Bennett, a native of Brooklyn, New York, is a contemporary artist and filmmaker who is committed to art and film as visual languages that can entertain, engage, educate and inspire, as well as be vehicles for positive change and philanthropy worldwide.

Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 "The Tattooed Torah" screening with Q&A
 

Simi Bennett

Simi is Executive Director of fundraising charity Shaare Zedek UK and has worked in charities for 15 years. She runs an online network of Jewish charity staff and advises causes within her passion areas of youth and female empowerment. If she won the lottery Simi would set up an inclusive community centre with self-directed education at its heart

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

Sarah Benor

Sarah Bunin Benor, Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies at Hebrew Union College, received her PhD in linguistics from Stanford University in 2004. Her books include Becoming Frum: How Newcomers Learn the Language and Culture of Orthodox Judaism and Hebrew Infusion: Language and Community at American Jewish Summer Camps.

Sunday 16:00
Sunday 16:00 Jewish Surnames and Name Changing Around the World: Diversity and Unity
 

Michele Benson

Michele has enjoyed lots of in-person Limmud events. She finds lively discussions at Limmud a great way to make new friends. She would love your ideas for future events!

Sunday 18:00
Sunday 18:00 Speed Friending
 

Mike Beral

Mike is the video producer for the Lily’s Legacy project. As a lifelong member of different Liberal Judaism communities, he joined the project in its early days and recorded over 100 video snippets of people’s stories from around the country – initially face to face and then through Zoom. Mike has also followed the development and success of Resource for many years and became a Trustee in 2017.

Monday 15:00
Monday 15:00 The Lily's Legacy Project: Exploring the voices and visions of Liberal Judaism
 
Tuesday 11:00
Tuesday 11:00 You're hired: how to get a job in 2021
 

Jeff Berger

Jeff Berger was born in the USA and moved to the UK in 2000, after living in Tokyo and in Jerusalem. He was ordained at Judith Lady Montefiore College in 2009 and founded Rambam Sephardi Synagogue in 2011. In 2019, Jeff was appointed interfaith adviser at Mitzvah Day UK. He's appeared on BBC Radio2, in local newspapers and at Limmud.

Monday 09:00
Monday 09:00 Listening to the Angels - Exploring 11th-12th Century Sephardi Piyutim
 

Sergio Bergman

Sergio Bergman is President of the World Union for Progressive Judaism and was Minister for the Environment for Argentina between 2015–19. In 2019 Apolitical named him one of the hundred most prominent people in the fight against climate change. He was a founder of the Reform Rabbinical Seminary in Buenos Aires and has authored seven books.

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

Jonathan Bergwerk

Jonathan is an HR & Organisational Development professional with extensive experience in providing consultancy services to major organisations undergoing change. He started and grew Advanced Personnel Technology to a multi-million pound venture, employing a staff of 20, before selling it and working more recently on a freelance basis.

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

Sally Berkovic

Sally Berkovic was brought to London in 1993 by a epistolary romance. Since 2009, Sally has been the CEO of the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe, supporting Jewish heritage and culture across Europe. She is the author of Under My Hat, focused on Orthodoxy and feminism, and blogs occasionally on the Times of Israel.

Sunday 19:00
Sunday 19:00 Under My Hat: What does Orthodox feminism offer Jewish life?
 

Adena Berkowitz

Adena Berkowitz, scholar-in-residence at Kol HaNeshamah, NYC and senior educator at Manhattan Jewish Experience, has a background in law, Jewish studies and psychotherapy. A practicing therapist and author of The Jewish Journey Haggadah and co-author of Shaarei Simcha: Gates of Joy, Adena lives in New York with her husband Zev Brenner and children.

Sunday 19:00
Sunday 19:00 Under My Hat: What does Orthodox feminism offer Jewish life?
 

Matthew Berkowitz

Matthew is Director of Israel Programs for JTS, where he was ordained, and co-founder of Kol Ha-Ot, a venture devoted to exploring the arts and Jewish learning. He is a member of The Wexner Heritage Program Faculty and completed his undergraduate work in International Relations and Middle East Studies. He is married to Nadia Levene, lives in Arnona, Jerusalem, and takes great pride in raising three Israeli children!

Saturday 20:00
Saturday 20:00 Rembrandt and the rabbis: Jacob wrestling
 

Sian Berry

Siân Berry is Co-Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales having been elected in 2018 and re-elected in 2020, as well as being a London Assembly Member since 2016, and a councillor on Camden Council since 2014. Siân became known in politics in 2003 by campaigning against the use of 4X4 vehicles in urban areas, and has since built a reputation of trusted expertise across transport, housing and the environment. Beyond her elected roles, she is the author of a number of books on sustainable living. Siân is the Green Party candidate for Mayor of London.

Monday 19:00
Monday 19:00 Climate Change Emergency! Green Party Co-Leader, Siân Berry, in conversation with Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Charley Baginsky
 

Robert Bieber

Robert Bieber MBE is an historian interested in law, conflict and security, and mental health. A member of a United Synagogue shul (synagogue), Robert is co-chair of the South West London and Dittons branch of the Council of Christians and Jews. He is a retired charity solicitor and is a visiting research fellow at Kings College, London.

Monday 15:00
Monday 15:00 Black British history: remembering rightly as Jews and Christians
 

David Bilchitz

David Bilchitz is Professor of Fundamental Rights Law at the University of Johannesburg and the University of Reading. He was a founder of Limmud SA and chair of Limmud International. He also co-founded Jewish Outlook: SA LGBTI Alliance and the Jewish Democratic Initiative. He married Ruvi Ziegler in February 2020 just before lockdown.

Sunday 13:00
Sunday 13:00 Our Big Fat Jewish Egalitarian Gay (Vegan) Wedding
 

Laura Birnbaum

Laura Birnbaum, MRICS is a surveyor and is head of property in a public sector department. She has a keen interest in architecture, geography and Jewish heritage.

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

Michael Biton

Michael Biton is Israel's Minister for Strategic Affairs and Minister for Civil and Social Affairs in the Israeli Ministry of Defense. From 2010-2018 he served as Mayor of his hometown Yeruham in Southern Israel, and in 2019 he was elected to the Knesset, representing the Blue and White Party. As Mayor and MK, he has led numerous initiatives to tackle problems affecting Israel’s periphery.

Monday 18:00
Monday 18:00 The modern-day Return to Zion in the Negev as mirrored in the endeavours and vision of Yeruham in light of the Jewish sources
 

Ian Black

Ian Black is a fellow of the London School of Economics Middle East Centre. He worked for the Guardian for 36 years as Middle East editor, Diplomatic editor, European editor and Jerusalem correspondent. His book, "Enemies and Neighbours: Arabs and Jews in Palestine and Israel, 1917-2017", was chosen as a book of the year in 2017 by the Financial Times, Economist and Sunday Times.

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

Deborah Blausten

Deborah is a rabbi and part of the clergy team at Finchley Reform Synagogue. She holds a BSc in Medical Sciences and an MA in Education and Technology from UCL and is a former Limmud conference programming co-chair. Off the bimah she collects rare sneakers, and serves on the executive board of the World Union for Progressive Judaism.

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

Derek Bloom

Derek Bloom grew up in Islington and Finchley. He still uses the Haggadah given to him in 1958 by North London Shul in Lofting Road before the shul closed down and its Victorian building was demolished. He commenced work as an accountant in 1966 aged 16, and before this year ends he will be 71 and amazingly still working full-time.

Monday 11:00
Monday 11:00 "Invisible City" A landscape of sound at Willesden Jewish Cemetery
 

Kira Blumer

Kira is the CEO of Tzedek. She is from Calgary, Canada, where she worked with Jewish youth through Hillel, BBYO, and Jewish camp. She moved to London in May 2017, where she has continued in the Jewish nonprofit sector, expanding from youth engagement to Jewish social responsibility and international development April 2020.

Tuesday 17:00
Tuesday 17:00 Charity Starts at Home, or Does It? Poverty, a pandemic, and why you should care about people you've never met.
 

Inbar Bluzer Shalem

Inbar is a rabbi and Executive Director of Rashut Harabim-Jerusalem Forum for Jewish Renewal Organisations. An ordained rabbi from Israel's Hebrew Union College, she holds a BA in economics and two MA's- in pluralistic Jewish education from Hebrew University and in "Humanitarian Affairs" through a joint program of Israelis and Palestinians.

Tuesday 20:00
Tuesday 20:00 Rashut Harabim as a Pluralistic Hub for Jewish Entrepreneurship in Jerusalem
 

House of Board of Deputies

The Board of Deputies of British Jews is the 260 year old, democratically elected representative body for the UK Jewish Community. The Board of Deputies is the first port of call for Government, the media and all others seeking to understand Jewish community interests and concerns.

Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 Deputies Limmud Social!
 

Carolyn Bogush

Carolyn has been a Limmud participant and volunteer since 1994, and is Co-Chair of the trustee board. She is Vice-Chair of the Union of Jewish Students, and was Chair of her synagogue, and a trustee and volunteer at several other Jewish charities. Carolyn is an Organisational Psychologist supporting leaders and teams in reaching their potential.

Saturday 19:00
Saturday 19:00 A Limmud tribute to Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks zt”l
 
Monday 10:00
Monday 10:00 In conversation with Keir Starmer, Leader of the Labour Party
 

Shana Boltin

Originally from Melbourne, Shana works as a children's occupational therapist. A coffee, Ottolenghi and Yiddish enthusiast, Shana has volunteered across many community organisations including Limmud, and more recently set up a partnership minyan in the NW6/NW2 area. Her yearly Limmud highlight is DJing with her Challah Back Girl buddy, Libby.

Monday 21:00
Monday 21:00 Challah Back Girls
 

Jeremy Borovitz

Jeremy Borovitz served in Ukraine as a Peace Corps Volunteer from 2010-2012, and then as a JSC fellow for the JDC in Kyiv. He studied at Pardes and worked for Moishe House as the European Director of Jewish Education. Jeremy received Semikha from Rabbi Daniel Landes and is the Director of Jewish Learning for Base Berlin/Hillel Deutschland.

Sunday 13:00
Sunday 13:00 Theodosius of Rome and the eternal suspicions of the diaspora
 

Amanda Bowman

Amanda Bowman is Vice President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews and chairs the Defence Division that focuses on the defence of Jewish freedoms, rights and security, specifically all forms of antisemitism, racism, anti-Israel extremism and bigotry. As a Deputy for The Hampstead Synagogue since 2012, she was Chair of BODSA (the Board’s Social Action Group) and its first Gender Equality Champion before being elected Vice-President. Outside of the Board, Amanda specialises in communications, responsible business and international development working with multinational companies and international not-for-profits.

Sunday 13:00
Sunday 13:00 The Threat to Jewish Religious Freedom in Europe
 

Amy Braier

Amy Braier is director of Pears Foundation, a major philanthropic foundation which focuses on understanding, engagement and wellbeing, investing around £20million in a wide range of organisations and causes. Amy is a former trustee of Limmud and the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and is currently vice chair of the Miscarriage Association.

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

Kenneth Brander

Kenneth Brander is President & Rosh HaYeshiva of the Ohr Torah Stone network of 30 educational institutions; leadership development programs; advocacy, outreach & social action initiatives. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy, ordination from YU & a 2nd ordination from Machon Puah & haRav Mordechai Eliyahu in medical ethics & reproductive technology.

Tuesday 17:00
Tuesday 17:00 My Egg, My Husband, Her Womb, Whose Child? Artificial Insemination, Four Parent Babies, Posthumous Paternity and Surrogate Motherhood through the Prism of Jewish Law
 

Dina Brawer

Dina Brawer holds a BA in Hebrew & Jewish Studies, University of London, an MA in Education & Psychology, Institute of Education, and Semikha from Yeshivat Maharat. She founded JOFA UK and produced #YourTorah podcast, with over 180,00 downloads to date. Dina lives in Boston and is Director of Recruitment and Admissions for Maharat.

Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 Our House, in the Middle of the Street
 

Naftali Brawer

Naftali Brawer, is the Neubauer Executive Director at Tufts Hillel, the University's Jewish chaplain and a professor in the Judaic studies program, where he teaches Jewish mysticism.

Sunday 17:00
Sunday 17:00 The uses of desire: from illicit to Divine love
 

Erica Brown

Erica Brown is the director of the Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership and an associate professor at The George Washington University. She is the author of twelve books and has been published in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Tablet, First Things, and The Jewish Review of Books. Her daily podcast is "Take Your Soul to Work."

Monday 19:00
Monday 19:00 "Boredom is so interesting: a Jewish perspective on monotony during COVID"
 

Ben Brownson

Outside of my day-job as a Chartered Accountant, I am a keen volunteer within the Community. Most recently, I have become an Ambassador of the Jewish Volunteers Network. In addition, I am Chairman of Golf at Maccabi GB, an Executive Member of Manchester Maccabi Community & Sports Club, and a member of the UJIA Si3 Advisors Committee

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

Stephen Bush

Stephen Bush is a British journalist, political editor of the New Statesman and chair of the Board of Deputies Commission on Racial Inclusivity.

Monday 11:00
Monday 11:00 Commission on Racial Inclusivity in the Jewish Community
 

Leah Bushkanets

Professor, Head of the Department of Foreign Languages in the Sphere of International Relations, Institute of International Relations, Kazan Federal University, Russia, Member of the Chekhov Society (Russian Academy of Sciences), Member of the Guild of Literature Scholarships (Moscow), Executive Director of the «Cultural Diplomacy Foundation»

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

Georgina Bye

Georgina is the chief executive of Mitzvah Day, which brings people of all faiths and backgrounds together through Jewish-led social action. Georgina has worked and volunteered for a range of Jewish organisations and is a passionate community builder, feminist, foodie and bibliophile.

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

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". www.pardes.org.il/faculty/levi-cooper

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)
 

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 fresh.fund. 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
 

Nathan Eddy

Nathan is interim director of the Council of Christians and Jews, a Christian minister, a dad to nearly-teenage girls, and a passionate advocate for Jews and Christians listening to each other and learning together. He also teaches Hebrew and Bible in London, where he lives.

Monday 15:00
Monday 15:00 Black British history: remembering rightly as Jews and Christians
 

House of EFI Educating for Impact

Educating for Impact is a groundbreaking, transformative initiative, designed to support Jewish communities in Europe through increasing the impact of their Jewish schools. This initiative is led and supported by a consortium of Jewish foundations and non-profit organizations.

Monday 17:00
Monday 17:00 EFI get together!
 

Warren Elf

Warren Elf is freelance Rabbi working with two Reform synagogues, a founding trustee of the Forum for Discussion of Israel and Palestine (FODIP) and Director of the Faith Network for Manchester. He was awarded an MBE for services to communities in Manchester, for interfaith and community cohesion work. Until recently he thought Zoom was just an ice lolly!

Monday 20:00
Monday 20:00 Embracing the Future of Israel with Muslims and Christians
 

Louise Ellman

Louise was born in Manchester and was first elected to public office in 1970. She was elected to Lancashire County Council in 1970 and was council leader from 1981-1997. She was Labour/Co-operative MP for Liverpool Riverside from1997-2019 and chaired the transport select committee from 2008-2017. She has chaired Labour Friends of Israel , the Jewish Labour Movement and the all party group on the B’hai’ faith. She was a council member of the Holocaust Educational Trust. Louise resigned from the Labour Party in October 2019 after 55 years membership because of Labour’s antisemitism under Jeremy Corbyn and said that he was not fit to be prime minister. She stated she would return to Labour if its antisemitism problem was resolved

Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 Women of valour: Dame Margaret Hodge and Dame Louise Ellman, on Antisemitism, Labour and Israel
 

Lawrence Englander

Lawrence Englander is Rabbi Emeritus of Solel Congregation of Mississauga, Canada. He holds a doctorate in Jewish Mysticism and Rabbinics and has taught a semester at Leo Baeck College in London. He is an avid fan of folk music, both by listening and singing (the latter done in private!). In 2005, he was appointed to the Order of Canada.

Sunday 19:00
Sunday 19:00 The Mizrachi revolution in Israeli music and literature
 

Harrison Engler

Harrison is the mazkir (national director) of Habonim Dror, the Socialist-Zionist youth movement. He grew up in South Manchester, and has recently graduated from Oxford University with a First in History, and served as president of the Oxford University Jewish Society. After his time with Habonim Dror, he plans to pursue a career at the Bar.

Sunday 10:00
Sunday 10:00 Rethinking Jewish immigration at the fin-de-siecle
 
Tuesday 14:00
Tuesday 14:00 Israel and the Palestinians: what's the end game?
 
Tuesday 16:00
Tuesday 16:00 Silly Games for Grown Ups (Zoom Edition)
 

Daniel Epstein

Daniel and Ilana Epstein have been serving the Cockfosters & N. Southgate United Synagogue since June 2014 and will be moving to Western Marble Arch in Spring 2021. Daniel is involved in interfaith dialogue; adult education, political, social and economic thought and works to raise awareness of mental health challenges in the Jewish community.

Tuesday 16:00
Tuesday 16:00 “Zot Torat Hollywood” - When Sages And Scripts Get Together
 

Yaffa Epstein

Rabba Yaffa Epstein is the director of the Wexner Heritage Program, The Wexner Foundation. She received Orthodox rabbinic ordination from Yeshivat Maharat, and from Rabbi Daniel Landes. Yaffa is a proud Limmudnick, having presented at over forty Limmud events around the globe and virtually, and is a member of the Board of Limmud North America.

Sunday 18:00
Sunday 18:00 “And you shall teach your children”: How about your parents? And friends? Redesigning Jewish learning & leadership for the 21st Century
 
Monday 20:00
Monday 20:00 On Turning 40: It's never too late to become Moshe, or Rabbi Akiva, or YOU!
 
Tuesday 20:00
Tuesday 20:00 A taste of Limmud - highlights from the years
 

Alastair Falk

Alastair and Limmud go back over 40 years, when his trip to Coalition forAlternatives in Jewish Education in the USA inspired him to start something similar here. He never imagined back then how a succession of talented folk would grow the idea to the Limmud we know and love today! He is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Limmud by starting a new Jewish Fringe Festival, Tsitsit.

Monday 21:00
Monday 21:00 Reliving the origins of Limmud
 
Tuesday 14:30
Tuesday 14:30 Tsitsit - a new Jewish Fringe Festival (short session)
 

Seth Farber

Seth Farber is the founder and director of ITIM: The Jewish Life Information Center He serves as the founding rabbi of Kehilat Netivot in Raanana where he lives with his wife Michelle and their five children. Seth received his PhD from the Hebrew University.

Tuesday 18:00
Tuesday 18:00 How Jewish is the Modern Jewish State - a View From the Frontlines
 

David Feldman

David Feldman is director of the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism and a Professor of History at Birkbeck, University of London. He has written widely on the history of Jews in Britain and on the history of antisemitism. His expertise has been sought by the United Nations, the OSCE and UNESCO as well as by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Antisemitism, the Antisemitism Policy Trust, the Football Association and the Labour Party. His writing on the Labour Party and antisemitism has appeared in The Guardian, The Independent, Financial Times, Haaretz, History Workshop Online and The Political Quarterly.

Monday 18:00
Monday 18:00 The IHRA working definition of antisemitism - what is it good for?
 

Shimon Felix

Shimon Felix is an Orthodox rabbi who was born in New York and made aliyah in the early ‘70s. He has worked and taught at a wide range of communal and educational frameworks, in Orthodox as well as non-Orthodox, pluralistic, frameworks, in Israel, North America, and the UK. Felix taught for many years at Yeshivat Hamivtar and Michlelet Bruria, and served as a shaliach in London twice, once as rabbi and educator at Yakar, and again as assistant to Jonathan Sacks. He is the executive director emeritus of the Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel, and is one of the founding directors of Regarding Israel, an educational travel company.

Tuesday 20:00
Tuesday 20:00 A taste of Limmud - highlights from the years
 

Leon Fenster

Leon Fenster is an artist from London, based in Taiwan. His art joyfully re-imagines and reinvents the familiar, taking the viewer on whimsical journeys through real and imagined cities, family histories, alternative architectural worlds and midrashic Jewish stories. Widely exhibited, his art form emerges from a combination of his love of storytelling, architecture, community building and Jewish ritual and music. Leon also co-leads The Taiwan Jewish Community, an independent shul in Taipei. Current projects include a Haggadah and depictions of a growing number of cities. Let him know which city you think he should draw next!

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

Alex Fenton

Alex Fenton has had an active interest in the Russian-speaking world for almost a decade, but is still hopelessly average at actually speaking to the locals. What began as an optimistic attempt to learn the cursedly difficult Russian language has taken him to Russia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine. For six years he ran Jewish youth camps in Belarus, taking in several of the country's fascinating cities. Alex was Director of Public Affairs at Reform Judaism for six years until this summer. Nowadays, he is a humble civil servant, working as Senior Policy Advisor in the Department of Health and Social Care.

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

Rebecca Fetterman

Becca grew up in RSY-Netzer, inspiring her to study Youth Work at Durham. After 2 years of Movement Work, she worked with young people in a variety of settings, including managing a NEET program, an inclusion unit and a manager in Buck’s youth service. She is currently the Director of Youth for Liberal Judaism and the proud mother of 2 girls.

Tuesday 16:00
Tuesday 16:00 Are the kids alright?
 

Gila Fine

Gila Fine is editor in chief of Maggid Books (Koren Publishers Jerusalem). She is also a teacher of Aggada, exploring the tales of the Talmud through philosophy, literary criticism, psychoanalysis, and pop-culture. A faculty member of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, the Nachshon Project, and the Bronfman Fellowship, Gila has taught thousands of students at conferences, community centers, and synagogues across the Jewish world. Haaretz has called her “a young woman on her way to becoming one of the more outstanding Jewish thinkers of the next generation.”

Tuesday 20:00
Tuesday 20:00 A taste of Limmud - highlights from the years
 

Anthony Finkelstein

Anthony Finkelstein CBE FREng DSc is Chief Scientific Adviser for National Security, HM Government. He is a fellow of The Alan Turing Institute and holds a chair at UCL. He is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He served as dean of Engineering & Head of Computer Science at UCL. He is president elect of City, University of London.

Sunday 12:00
Sunday 12:00 Strategic Advantage in National Security
 

Ellen Flax

Ellen Flax is a philanthropy consultant who workers with both foundations and grant seekers. She is also a longtime member of Limmud's International Chavruta team. She received her rabbinic ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

Sunday 13:00
Sunday 13:00 Hair - The Jewish Edition
 

Ittay Flescher

Ittay Flescher is a journalist with Plus61J Media in Jerusalem. He frequently writes about the politics, court cases, culture and religious struggles of his homeland in a manner that engages, informs and educates English speakers with an interest in understanding the Israel of 2020.

Monday 14:00
Monday 14:00 The State of Israel V Benjamin Netanyahu
 

Yehudis Fletcher

Yehudis is a social and political activist. She is an ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Adviser) at Migdal Emunah and co-founder of Nahamu, a think tank examining extremism in the Jewish community. Yehudis is a student of Social Policy at Salford University.

Monday 14:00
Monday 14:00 Who is a (Charedi) Jew?
 

Jessica Foster

Jessica Foster, Deacon in the Church of England, is a chaplain to the Bishop of Birmingham and a tutor in interfaith engagement at the Queens Foundation - a centre for training Christian ministers. She has been involved in grassroots interfaith for the last ten years and has been part of several initiatives led by the Council of Christians and Jews.

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

Harry Freedman

An author who formerly worked in business and as Masorti Executive Director, his publisher Bloomsbury describes him as Britain's leading author of popular works of Jewish culture and history. As well as Reason to Believe, his recent books include 'The Talmud, a Biography', 'The Murderous History of Bilbie Translations' and 'Kabbalah'. New books due out 2021/2 are on Leonard Cohen and the UK Jewish Community.

Tuesday 13:00
Tuesday 13:00 Reason To Believe - The Controversial Life of Rabbi Louis Jacobs
 

House of French (in French)

Our House of French (in French) is being led by Jim Dratwa who lives in Brussels. Jim designs and hosts Limmud trainings and transformation processes at national, European, and global levels. He co-led Limmud in Belgium in 2011-2015 and co-organised the first Global-Limmud-Volunteers-Summit in 2016-2018. He combines service to the community with academic and international public administration activities.

Tuesday 10:00
Tuesday 10:00 House of... French
 

Miri Freud-Kandel

Miri Freud-Kandel is fellow and lecturer in Modern Judaism in the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford. She is also co-convener of the annual Oxford Summer Institute on Modern and Contemporary Judaism. Her research focuses on the theological development of modern and contemporary Judaism, in particular examining Orthodox Judaism, British Jewry, and gender issues. Her latest book is a co-edited volume on Yitz Greenberg and Modern Orthodoxy: The Road not Taken (Boston, 2019). She has a book length study on Louis Jacobs and the Quest for a Contemporary Jewish Theology, due to be published by Littman next year.

Tuesday 13:00
Tuesday 13:00 Reason To Believe - The Controversial Life of Rabbi Louis Jacobs
 

Irina Fridman

Irina Fridman is a librarian, local historian and author of Foreigners, Aliens, Citizens - Medway and its Jewish community, 1066-1939. She is the education leader of the Chatham Memorial Synagogue, and a committee member of the local SACRE and Medway Inter-Faith Action Group.

Sunday 18:00
Sunday 18:00 Foreigners, Aliens, Citizens - Medway and its Jewish community
 

Edie Friedman

Edie Friedman was born in Chicago and moved to the UK more than 40 years ago. Concerned to strengthen the link between social justice and Jewishness, in 1976 she founded the Jewish Council for Racial Equality (JCORE), of which she is now the executive director. She speaks widely on race and asylum issues.

Sunday 14:00
Sunday 14:00 Heroes of Jewish activism against racism
 

Ruth Friedman

Ruth Friedman is a well-being and stress management coach. She is a Certified Professional Coach and Whole Body Focusing Trainer. She supports her clients to practice better self-care and build resilience. Ruth is originally from London and she has lived in Belgium since 2004, where she is an active member of the International Jewish Community.

Monday 10:00
Monday 10:00 Focusing as a doorway into Jewish spirituality - an introduction to the life and work of Eugene Gendlin
 

Zsuzsanna Fritz

Zsuzsa Fritz is the coordinator of the Jewish Knowledge Center of the JCC Budapest – Balint Haz, Hungary. She is a Jewish educator active and involved in the Hungarian Jewish community. She is the Director for Jewish Leadership and Well-BeingJDC Szarvas International Jewish Youth summer camp.

Tuesday 13:00
Tuesday 13:00 I am a Hungarian Jew
 

Hadassah Fromson

Hadassah is a psychologist (DPsych) and Rebbetzin at GGS. She has a clinical practice in Golders Green, runs psychoeducation workshops and is training as a Yoetzet Halacha. Hadassah is from Gibraltar, studied in Michlala, UCL and City. She has a passion for teaching Psychology and Torah to enhance spirituality and self-development.

Sunday 20:00
Sunday 20:00 On the surface of the deep: exploring self-esteem through Genesis
 

Sivan Gaides

Sivan Gaides was born in Armenia to a Jewish father and an Armenian mother, and made aliyah with her family in 1990. She holds a BA and MA in political science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and has been involved in Jewish education for two decades, including working as a Jewish Agency emissary in Germany and India. She lives in Tel Aviv.

Monday 10:00
Monday 10:00 A comparative perspective of the memorialization of Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust
 

Boris Gerson

Boris is a social anthropologist. He has worked on his dissertation on Proust and Joyce for over a year.

Tuesday 21:00
Tuesday 21:00 The best of Limmud Mexico! The Jewish question in modern literature: Marcel Proust and James Joyce
 

Mark Gerson

Mark Gerson is the co-founder of GLG, United Hatzalah, African Mission Healthcare and hosts "The Rabbi's Husband" podcast. Mark's newest book, "The Telling", shows how the haggadah is the great Jewish guidebook for life, ready to help us to ask and answer the eternal questions. Mark, Rabbi Erica Gerson and their children live in NYC.

Tuesday 21:00
Tuesday 21:00 The Telling: Explore the Greatest Hits of Jewish thought, and how they can enlighten and enliven all of our lives
 

Ellie Gerszt

Ellie is a relationship & partnerships manager, with a passion for neurodiversity and mental health activism. Finding herself unemployed during lockdown, she volunteered to help coordinate JW3’s Coronavirus Food Poverty Programme, which has delivered 75,000 meals since March. She also bakes, edits her novel and teaches her dog Teddy new tricks.

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

Abigail Gewirtz

Abigail Greenwood Gewirtz is a mother of four, child psychologist and Professor at the University of MN, researcher on families under stress, and the author of When the World Feels Like a Scary Place (2020). Abi’s research spans the US, Israel, and Africa and she has authored over 100 publications.

Sunday 16:00
Sunday 16:00 When the World Feels Like a Scary Place: Essential Conversations for Anxious Parents and Worried Children
 

Sheila Gewolb

Sheila Gewolb is senior vice president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews and has represented Cardiff United Synagogue on the Board since 2009. She chairs the International Division but in her previous role chaired the Communities and Education Division. She is passionate about outreach education and supporting small communities.

Sunday 13:00
Sunday 13:00 The Threat to Jewish Religious Freedom in Europe
 
Tuesday 13:00
Tuesday 13:00 Do smaller Jewish communities have a future?
 

Andrew Gilbert

Andrew Gilbert is co-chair of the London Jewish Forum. He was chair of Limmud from 1990-1997 and chair of Limmud International from 2004-2010.

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

Catherine Gladwell

Catherine Gladwell is the CEO of Refugee Support Network, a refugee education charity based in North West London. She regularly appears at conferences on the subject of refugee education, and has worked in a variety of education and child-protection related programmme and research roles within community organisations, INGO's and UN agencies.

Tuesday 18:00
Tuesday 18:00 What's education got to do with it? Understanding the role of education in refugee journeys
 

Alex Goldberg

Alex is dean and coordinating chaplain at Surrey University’s Centre for Religious Life and Belief. He’s the only rabbi in this role in Europe. He regularly appears on BBC television and BBC Radio 2's Pause For Thought. He chairs the Football Association's Faith Network, is a fellow at the Centre for Britain and Europe, an ambassador for the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) and founded René Cassin.

Tuesday 15:00
Tuesday 15:00 How does the Jewish community remain intact?
 

Netanel Goldberg

Netanel leads prayers and soul singing ceremonies in Israel, Europe, and the US. In 2005 he began to develop spaces for alternative prayer and chanting of the heart. In addition to concerts, Netanel leads workshops and accompanies ceremonies. Netanel works with centers of Judaism in Israel and the United States, and lives in Israel.

Monday 20:00
Monday 20:00 Soul singing ceremony
 

Shulamit Goldsmit

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

Monday 21:00
Monday 21:00 The best of Limmud Mexico! Mariachis and Klezmer: Musical expression of two cultures
 

Mark Goldsmith

Mark Goldsmith is rabbi at Edgware and Hendon Reform Synagogue. Before gaining his semicha at Leo Baeck College in 1996 he was an entrepreneur running a business in the food industry. He has taught on Jewish business and investment ethics over many years in the UK, USA and South Africa.

Tuesday 17:00
Tuesday 17:00 Jewish Business Ethics at a time of Crisis
 

Aaron Goldstein

Aaron is Chair of Liberal Judaism's Conference of Rabbis and Cantors and is rabbi of npls.org.uk. His motto is to ‘count Jews in, not out’ and he passionately supports Liberal Judaism’s inclusion policies and championed their Equal Marriage campaign. He is an avid cyclist and chills out on the allotment with UnOrthodox podcast and blues/jazz music.

Tuesday 10:00
Tuesday 10:00 Marriage under a Chuppah for a Mixed Faith Couple
 

Andrés Gomberoff

Andrés Gomberoff is a theoretical physicist. He obtained his Ph.D. from Universidad de Chile in Santiago in 1996. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Syracuse University, and at CECs (Centro de Estudios Científicos) in Valdivia, Chile. His research interests are in gravitation and quantum field theory.

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
 

Sally Goodis

Sally Goodis has been involved in Jewish Education most of her professional life. Sally has always looked for innovative and creative ways to help children and their families bring Jewish practice to their lives.

Monday 21:00
Monday 21:00 Reliving the origins of Limmud
 

Joshua Goodkin

After attending Limmud Festival for the first time last year, Joshua decided he wanted to present this year. The results of the 23andMe DNA test he took provided inspiration for the subject matter of his lecture. Joshua is a civil servant, and he holds a BSc in Government and Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Sunday 14:00
Sunday 14:00 It’s schlepped in the genes: an introduction to Ashkenazi Jewish genetics
 

Kobi Goodwin

Kobi studied Jewish Mysticism and South Asia at Columbia University. Originally from Boston, he has performed with Pizmon, Columbia’s co-ed Jewish a cappella group. He is a singer-songwriter, High Holiday prayer leader and real estate agent based in NYC. A competitive marathoner, in his free time Kobi can often be found running laps around Central Park.

Sunday 19:00
Sunday 19:00 MoveMeant-Embodying Sacred Texts
 

Jeremy Gordon

Jeremy Gordon is the rabbi of New London Synagogue and a graduate of JTS, the Conservative Yeshiva and Cambridge University. Jeremy's serious journey of Jewish learning started at Limmud over 20 years ago and he is delighted to be back. Having been looking, for years for great materials for pre- Bnei Mitzvah students, Jeremy has recently co-written and published An Angel Called Truth.

Sunday 15:00
Sunday 15:00 An Angel Called Truth - Telling Our Stories for the Next Generation
 

Nimrod Goren

Nimrod Goren is the founder and head of Mitvim - The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies, and is a teaching fellow in Middle Eastern Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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

Gershom Gorenberg

Gershom Gorenberg is the author of War of Shadows: Codebreakers, Spies, and the Secret Struggle to Drive the Nazis from the Middle East. His previous books include The Unmaking of Israel and The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, 1967-1977. He is a columnist for the Washington Post. He lives in Jerusalem.

Sunday 17:00
Sunday 17:00 The hidden Holocaust: the Nazis in the Middle East
 

Joanne Greenaway

Jo is CEO of the London School of Jewish Studies, delivering inspiring, rigorous and accessible education programmes and training teachers for the community. Previously she led on Get refusal cases at the London Beth Din. She studied languages at Cambridge and worked for 12 years in international disputes. She is a graduate of the Ma'ayan, Gamechangers and Bradfield programmes

Tuesday 16:00
Tuesday 16:00 Are the kids alright?
 

Shuli Greenstein

Shuli Greenstein has worked for Jewish Care since 2018 having worked in statutory children’s services for 15 years previously. Shuli worked as a senior social worker triaging cases coming into Jewish Care around the care and support needs of the community. In January 2020 she moved into her current role managing Jewish Care’s helpline, which serves as the front door to accessing all Jewish Care services. Shuli started her role just before the pandemic started and had to adapt quickly on how to lead in the face of crisis. The biggest challenge being building resilience within the frontline workforce.

Tuesday 13:00
Tuesday 13:00 Resilience for Community Leadership
 

Jo Grose

Currently Director of Communities and Strategy at the United Synagogue, Jo led the reopening of shuls post-lockdown. She has a passion for community building and has been lucky enough to support the development of Jewish communities of all sizes in both a lay and professional capacity.

Tuesday 14:00
Tuesday 14:00 Decision making to secure a Jewish future
 

Rachel Grunwald

Rachel Grunwald is the Director of Programming at JW3, London's Jewish Community Centre. She is a trained theatre director and a Fellow of the Clore Cultural Leadership Programme. Rachel lives in London with her husband and her three small children.

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

Refoel Guggenheim

Refoel Guggenheim MD works as a paediatrician, in Zurich, Switzerland. He has organised four conferences on Jewish Medical Ethics in Switzerland and lectures on questions about the beginning and end of life. He is coeditor of the book 'The Value of Human Life' (Feldheim Publishers, 2010). He lives in Zurich and London, is married and is the father of four children.

Tuesday 10:00
Tuesday 10:00 Extreme preterm babies - to treat or not to treat
 

Oded Gvaram

Oded Gvaram, is the Europe Coordinator for the Israel Fellows Worldwide, based in London. Oded holds a B.A in Community Social Work from The Hebrew University and an M.A in Public Policy from Tel Aviv University. He was the Jewish Agency and the Redbridge Jewish Community Shaliach, and worked as a community organizer in Jerusalem and Jaffa. Oded was a board member and guide at "15 minutes": the public transport consumers, an organization that leads sustainable transportation in Israel.

Tuesday 09:00
Tuesday 09:00 Go green - ecological innovations in Israel
 

Hannah Haddad

Hannah is a recent graduate of the "Unlocked Graduates" programme, where she worked for two years as a Prison Officer at HMP Pentonville. On the premise that an equal and thriving society is one where prisons are redundant, she now works more upstream to improve early-career opportunities for young adults, at Apprentice Nation.

Tuesday 19:00
Tuesday 19:00 A peek over the prison walls of 21st century England
 

Mark Halawa

Mark Halawa was born & raised in Kuwait to a Palestinian Muslim family. All along, Mark knew his maternal grandmother was Jewish, but never thought this would make him a Jew. Currently, Mark and his wife live in Jerusalem with their two daughters, and he works a business conduit between Israel and Middle Eastern countries.

Tuesday 16:00
Tuesday 16:00 Mark Halawa-The Jew from Kuwait
 

Tzvi Hametz

Tzvi Hametz is the Director of Creativity and Innovation at Gindi Maimonides Academy and a professor of Innovation and Technology at American Jewish University's Graduate School of Education, where he received his Masters in Education and Teaching. Tzvi's passion is playful learning and he is a LEGO Master Educator working with the LEGO group to train and teach teachers to celebrate the power of play.

Tuesday 19:00
Tuesday 19:00 The future and present of Jewish education
 

Laurence Harris

Laurence Harris is a professional genealogist who enjoys helping individuals to trace their family history. He has researched several famous personalities with Jewish ancestry for the “Who Do You Think You Are?” TV series. Laurence volunteers at the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain and has been a past chairman of the society.

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

Michael Harris

Michael Harris has been the rabbi of Hampstead (United) Synagogue since 1995. He holds a PhD in philosophy and is currently senior research fellow at the London School of Jewish Studies. His most recent book, co-authored with Daniel Rynhold, is Nietzsche, Soloveitchik and Contemporary Jewish Philosophy (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

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

Vicki Harris

Vicki Harris is a Londoner. After a civil service career, she now chairs regulatory tribunals for Health Care professionals and Social Workers. She sits on the Lay Advisory Committee of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh. She represents HGS synagogue at the Board of Deputies and is on its Defence Division and the Constitution Committee.

Monday 11:00
Monday 11:00 "Invisible City" A landscape of sound at Willesden Jewish Cemetery
 

Josh Hartuv

Originally from Canada, Josh Hartuv moved to Israel in 2011. He is a licensed tour guide in Israel since 2017. The pandemic forced Josh to adapt to leading virtual Israel tours. He aims to utilise this technology to provide an immersive experience that allows you to experience Israel like you couldn't in person.

Tuesday 12:00
Tuesday 12:00 The Temple Mount virtual experience
 

Mia Hasenson-Gross

Mia Hasenson-Gross is a human rights activist with over 20 years of experience including as the current director of René Cassin, The Jewish voice for human rights. Mia has an MA in international law from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and is a recent graduate of the first Dangoor Senior Leadership Programme for lay and professional leaders.

Tuesday 13:00
Tuesday 13:00 Rahima Mahmut in conversation with Mia Hasenson-Gross
 

Judith Hauptman

Judith Hauptman, a veteran LimmudUK presenter (first time in 2001), is the E. Billi Ivry Professor (emerita) of Talmud and Rabbinic Culture at JTS in NYC. Her interests include teaching Talmud to all who are "in need," and teasing women's history out of Talmudic texts. She is the author of three books and many articles.

Tuesday 19:00
Tuesday 19:00 Is sedan chair transport permitted on a Yom Tov (i.e. Sukkot, Pesach...) for men? For women?
 

Holly Blue Hawkins

Holly Blue is a Natural Deathcare advocate, community organizer, author and poet. She provides training in Jewish and secular settings as Gamliel Institute faculty, head of Santa Cruz Community Burial Society, member of the Green Burial Council Speakers Bureau, and past trustee of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of California.

Tuesday 20:00
Tuesday 20:00 21st Century Chevra Kadisha In The Age of COVID19
 

Reuven Hazan

Reuven Hazan is a professor in and former chair of the Department of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the first to hold the newly established Chair in Israeli Democracy and Politics. He has written and edited several books and dozens of articles on Israeli politics.

Sunday 18:00
Sunday 18:00 The uncertain state of politics in Israel
 

Nathaniel Helfgot

Nathaniel Helfgot is rabbi of Congregation Netivot Shalom, a vibrant Modern Orthodox shul in Teaneck , New Jersey. He serves as chair of the Department of Torah She Baal Peh at SAR High School in New York City. He has authored many essays and edited a number of volumes in areas of Bible, Talmud, Jewish Thought , and Zionism.

Sunday 21:00
Sunday 21:00 When halachah and ethics collide, what should we do?: case studies
 

Margaret Hodge

Margaret became the Labour MP for Barking in June 1994 and has held portfolios across education, work and pensions, business and culture. Margaret was the first elected Chair of the Public Accounts Committee and was also its first female chair. Since the last election Margaret has served as the Parliamentary Chair of the Jewish Labour Movement.

Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 Women of valour: Dame Margaret Hodge and Dame Louise Ellman, on Antisemitism, Labour and Israel
 

Anat Hoffman

Anat Hoffman has been the executive director of The Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC) since 2002. As executive director of IRAC, Anat has fought for (and won) recognition of Reform and Conservative conversions by the state and led the struggle against gender segregation in the public domain.

Tuesday 16:00
Tuesday 16:00 From the back of the bus to the top of the agenda
 

Shaun Hoffman

Shaun Hoffman is the deputy director of JDC Entwine, the young adult initiative of the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). Shaun is also a Schusterman Senior Fellow. Through his work at JDC, Shaun advances the value of global Jewish responsibility among rising Jewish leaders. Shaun is an avid traveller, preferring those lesser-known destinations.

Sunday 14:00
Sunday 14:00 Inside Jewish Dubai
 

Yechiel Hoffman

Yechiel is the US Director of Jewish Interactive, providing digital Jewish learning anywhere to Jewish schools and families. Yechiel's service to the Jewish community has been deeply influenced by his participation and volunteering in Limmud, and time served as LimmudLA’s Executive Director, and as the Experiential Educator at Milken High School.

Tuesday 19:00
Tuesday 19:00 The future and present of Jewish education
 

Simon Holloway

Simon Holloway is an education officer at the Sydney Jewish Museum, where he runs seminars on the Holocaust. He has a PhD in Classical Hebrew, but spends most of his time studying the rabbinic literature. He also has two children, whom he subjects to the Talmud on a daily basis.

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

Ed Horwich

Ed is the director of the Jewish Small Communities Network (JSCN). Raised in the large Jewish community of Southport, when he returned it had diminished by 90%. After a career as a photographer, business mentor, internet services provider, EU projects director, and broadcaster, he was sucked in to community life and has championed Jewish small communities for most of the twenty-first century.

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

Tzipi Hotovely

Tzipi Hotovely became Israel’s Ambassador to the UK this year, making her the first woman to be appointed to the position. As a Member of Knesset from 2009-20, she served in various roles in the Israeli Government, including as deputy foreign minister, and previously as chair of the Women and Gender Equality Committee. A qualified lawyer, she completed her national service as a Jewish Agency emissary in Atlanta.

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

Ilana Hutchinson

Ilana is the education manager at Jewish Women’s Aid. She educates young people about healthy relationships and consent. Having been a primary school teacher, she knows how everyday sexism is prevalent from such a young age and is determined to work towards ending this normalised culture within our schools and youth organisations.

Sunday 11:00
Sunday 11:00 The Masks we live in: Tackling Toxic Masculinity and Sexism in Youth Culture
 

Judith Ish-Horowicz

A passionate advocate for uniting the generations, Judith is co-founder and director of Apples and Honey Nightingale, a not-for-profit, and the UK's first co-located nursery in a care home, Nightingale Hammerson. Her dream is that every care home and school will have an intergenerational programme where generations live, learn and laugh together.

Sunday 10:00
Sunday 10:00 Im tirtzu: bringing the generations together despite COVID-19
 

_ Israel Women's Network and Women Against Violence

Michal Gera Margaliot has been the executive director of the Israel Women’s Network since 2016. The Israel Women’s Network is an NIF grantee that works to promote a better society in Israel through social equality by focusing on women’s equality. IWN is a recipient of a 2020 Human Rights Award for the New Israel Fund. Kaltom Hussein is the development co-ordinator for Women Against Violence. WAV, a grantee of NIF, was founded to break the silence surrounding violence against women in Palestinian society while ensuring that the State of Israel take responsibility for ensuring that its Palestinian women citizens are protected from violence.

Tuesday 13:00
Tuesday 13:00 The Joint Fight For Gender Equality: Palestinians and Jewish Israelis working to battle discrimination
 

Madison Jackson

Madison Jackson lives in Cleveland, Ohio, USA and is the founder of the Global Jewish Pen Pal Program, a non-profit which matches together Jews from around the world with pen pals in other countries for either virtual or handwritten correspondence. She also freelance writes for various organizations.

Monday 18:00
Monday 18:00 The pen pal perspective: How the Global Jewish Pen Pal Program has brought world Jewry together
 

Ivor Jacobs

Ivor Jacobs is a 14-year Trustee of Friends of LouisJacobs.org, constantly adding content to the first site and to the new Booksof.LouisJacobs.org site. Almost all of the books, articles, videos and information by and on Rabbi Jacobs is online. To commemorate the 100th year since Louis Jacobs birth Dr Harry Freedman has written a new biography.

Tuesday 13:00
Tuesday 13:00 Reason To Believe - The Controversial Life of Rabbi Louis Jacobs
 

Zöe Jacobs

A long time fan of Limmud, Cantor Zöe Jacobs was the first ordained cantor in the Reform Movement. She was ordained in 2009 from HUC-JIR and is a product of summer camp. Zoe is passionate about singing with others, so spends a lot of time online with her community, FRS, and is thrilled for any opportunity to collaborate with friends!

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

_ JAMI

For over 30 years, Jami has provided practical and emotional support for the mental health of the Jewish community. Established in 1989, Jami works with individuals, communities and organisations to help prevent mental illness from developing, improve early intervention and promote wellbeing.

Sunday 12:00
Sunday 12:00 "It's All in Your Head" - a discussion on psychosis and social change
 
Sunday 15:00
Sunday 15:00 Peer support group (Sun)
 
Monday 11:30
Monday 11:30 Creative Writing Group (start)
 
Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 Creative Writing Group
 
Monday 15:00
Monday 15:00 Peer support group (Mon)
 
Tuesday 11:30
Tuesday 11:30 Being mindful of our wellbeing (short session)
 
Tuesday 12:00
Tuesday 12:00 OTs Holiday Baking Fun!
 
Tuesday 13:00
Tuesday 13:00 Resilience for Community Leadership
 
Tuesday 14:00
Tuesday 14:00 The mental health benefits of knitting (short session)
 
Tuesday 15:00
Tuesday 15:00 Peer support group (Tue)
 
Tuesday 21:00
Tuesday 21:00 What will change our world in the next 40 years?
 

Michelle Janes

Michelle is the Interim Co-CEO of the Jewish Leadership Council (JLC) and heads up its Leadership Development division, Lead. She is an experienced community leader with a background in training and education. She is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion and enjoys nothing more than being beaten at board games by her two children!

Monday 15:00
Monday 15:00 Sustainable fundraising during COVID-19 and beyond
 
Tuesday 14:00
Tuesday 14:00 Decision making to secure a Jewish future
 

Laura Janner-Klausner

Laura Janner-Klausner is the former senior rabbi to Reform Judaism. She has focused on leadership training and Palestinian-Israeli/Muslim-Jewish dialogue. She has just published "Bitesize Resilience, A Crisis Survival Diary". She is a founding partner of a consultancy for leaders, focusing on societal issues such as race, gender and sexuality.

Tuesday 18:00
Tuesday 18:00 Do vile views make you a vile person?
 
Tuesday 21:00
Tuesday 21:00 What will change our world in the next 40 years?
 

Valeria Jegisman

Valeria is a journalist in Washington D.C. at Voice of America's Russian language division, covering U.S-Russia and transatlantic relations, Eastern Europe and US foreign policy. She has worked for various INGOs; at the Estonian newspaper Postimees; as press secretary at the Estonian Ministry of Internal Affairs, and at World Jewish Relief in 2017.

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

_ Jewish Bereavement Counselling Service

Sheila Mattison - Social Worker & Adult Psychotherapist dealing with loss and grief, often of the complicated type. Margi Abeles - Medical Social Worker & systemic Family Therapist working with Holocaust survivors & refugees. For many years they have been JBCS supervisors & members of Clinical Advisory Group.

Monday 14:00
Monday 14:00 Managing bereavement during challenging times
 

_ Jewish Care

Paula Plaskow, is a palliative social worker and End of Life and Palliative Care Lead at Jewish Care. Her role is to educate her Social Work and Community Support team and other colleagues who support people in the community and our care homes with all aspects of end of life care education, including Advance Care Planning.

Sunday 10:00
Sunday 10:00 Chatty Cafe - Sunday
 
Sunday 13:00
Sunday 13:00 Pass it on
 
Monday 10:00
Monday 10:00 Chatty Cafe - Monday
 
Tuesday 10:00
Tuesday 10:00 Chatty Cafe - Tuesday
 
Tuesday 13:00
Tuesday 13:00 Resilience for Community Leadership
 

_ Jewish Volunteering Network

At JVN, volunteers come first. JVN aims to help find everyone an opportunity that suits their interests, skills and availability. They do this by connecting volunteers to volunteering roles, stimulating more people to volunteer and to become the central source of inspiration and leadership for volunteering in the Jewish community. www.jvn.org.uk.

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

_ Jewish Women Aid

Jewish Women's Aid is the only specialist organisation in the UK supporting Jewish women and children affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Sunday 11:00
Sunday 11:00 The Masks we live in: Tackling Toxic Masculinity and Sexism in Youth Culture
 
Sunday 13:00
Sunday 13:00 Sexual Violence in Higher Education
 
Tuesday 12:00
Tuesday 12:00 Domestic abuse & COVID19: a pandemic overview
 
Tuesday 13:00
Tuesday 13:00 Resilience for Community Leadership
 

Tzipporah Johnston

Tzipporah is a textile and mixed media artist based in Edinburgh, working primarily in hand embroidery. Her current projects include Neuk Collective, a new collective of neurodivergent artists from across Scotland, and The Fruit of Her Hands, a participatory textile art project to make a Torah mantle in honour of scrub- and mask-making volunteers.

Monday 14:30
Monday 14:30 The Fruit of Her Hands: making a COVID-19 Torah mantle (short session)
 

Oliver Joseph

Oliver Spike Joseph is rabbi for New North London and Havurah. He studied in Israel at the Conservative Yeshiva, Hartman Institute, Tel Aviv University and was ordained at the Ziegler in LA in 2015. Oliver previously worked in activist communities in Israel, the USA, Canada and the UK. He loves Jewish learning, cooking, hiking, martial arts and bicycles.

Sunday 18:00
Sunday 18:00 BRCA and Me
 

Anthony Julius

Anthony Julius is a lawyer, writer and academic.

Sunday 12:00
Sunday 12:00 The two Abrahams
 
Monday 17:00
Monday 17:00 Can antisemitism mean different things to different people?
 

Keith Kahn-Harris

Keith Kahn-Harris is a sociologist and writer. He is a senior lecturer at Leo Baeck College and runs the European Jewish Research Archive at the Institute for Jewish Policy Research. His sixth book, "Strange Hate: Antisemitism, Racism and the Limits of Diversity", was published in 2019.

Sunday 18:00
Sunday 18:00 Why I don't (usually) attend Limmud
 
Monday 13:00
Monday 13:00 One Step Further: The Impact of Limmud
 
Monday 17:00
Monday 17:00 How do we keep having 'arguments for the sake of heaven'?
 

Lior Kaminetsky

Lior Kaminetsky is a 7th generation Jerusalemite, born to a traditional and musical Jewish family. He occupies a unique niche, combining Judaism and music

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

Yael Kanarek

Since 2016, Yael Kanarek has been rewriting the Tanakh by reversing the genders of all characters to reveal the presence of Tehovah Elohin through a matriarchal lineage. In October, she launched BeitToratah.org with Rabbis Mira Rivera and Emily Cohen. Yael is a visual artist whose practice focuses on the relationship between language and form.

Sunday 20:00
Sunday 20:00 Toratah, The Regendered Bible
 

Gabriel Kanter-Webber

Gabriel is in his fourth year of rabbinic training at Leo Baeck College. He works with the York Liberal Jewish Community and makes increasingly niche jokes.

Sunday 12:00
Sunday 12:00 The 'Covid Rav' and a Rav-to-be talk lockdown laws
 

Eitan Kantor

Eitan Kantor uses Jewish music to build community, spark joy and inspire the pursuit of social justice. As a cantorial soloist, klezmer dance party stoker and spiritual song circle facilitator, Eitan raises up curiosity, playfulness and faith in the ability of each person to be an essential thread in the communal musical tapestry.

Monday 17:00
Monday 17:00 Intro to Ashkenazi musical modes
 

Noam Kantor

Noam Kantor is a TechCongress technology policy fellow in the US Senate. He is a sucker for folk music and recently graduated from Oxford with a maths doctorate -- so he spends most of his time dreaming about a time when he can come back to the UK and sit in a pub with the sounds of fiddle and rain in the background.

Tuesday 16:00
Tuesday 16:00 It's not you, it's meme
 

Agnes Kaposi

Agnes Kaposi FREng, Dipl.Ing, PhD, is a Holocaust survivor. She worked as research engineer and later as a technical and management consultant for major companies in the telecommunication and computer industries. She was head of Electrical/Electronic Engineering and a professional/academic advisor and auditor of engineering courses in the UK and abroad.

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

Gilad Kariv

Gilad Kariv is the president and chief executive officer of the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism (IMPJ). For the last 17 years, Gilad has been an active and committed member in the IMPJ and previously served as the associate director of the Israel Religious Action Centre.

Sunday 19:00
Sunday 19:00 Religious pluralism in Israel - today’s situation and looking to the future
 

Elliott Karstadt

Elliott joined the clergy team at Alyth North Western Reform Synagogue as rabbi in August, having been ordained in Leo Baeck College's first Covid-secure ordination ceremony in July.

Monday 20:00
Monday 20:00 Joseph and His Brothers: When is it right to lie?
 

Emily Kasriel

Emily is practitioner-in-residence at LSE working on Deep Listening and an executive coach. She is head of Special Projects for the BBC World Service Group and has been a visiting Fellow at Saïd Business School, and a Skoll Foundation senior advisor. She is a trustee of the Wingate Foundation, writes for many publications and hosts panels globally.

Monday 11:00
Monday 11:00 Deep listening - a chance to learn and practice
 

Sarah Kass

Sarah is in her final year of university, studying Social Policy and Criminology at the University of Birmingham. She participated in the Chief Rabbi's Ben Azzai Programme in 2019, travelling to Ghana. Sarah has also interned for Tzedek and The Step Up, is a Step Up ambassador, and has completed a work experience placement at René Cassin.

Monday 19:00
Monday 19:00 As young British Jews, what are our responsibilities towards vulnerable global communities during the post COVID-19 era?
 

Alex Katz

Originally from the former Soviet Union, Alex came to Canada as a 17-year-old teenager to start a new life. While he grew up in a culturally Jewish family, he was raised without any Jewish Education or any connection to Judaism. Naturally, after arriving in Canada, Alex made no connection to its local Jewish community and would have most likely be assimilated into a melting pot of Canadian culture, losing his Jewish identity and heritage in the process, had it not been for a series of "coincidences" resulting in an encounter with some amazing members of the Toronto Jewish Community, who introduced him to Judaism and the community at large.

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

Jessica Katz

Jessica Katz spent 2019 as the Ralph I. Goldman Fellow with JDC Entwine traveling to 14 countries and living in Dubai, UAE. She has a professional background in HR and programme management, and very involved in her local Detroit Jewish community. Jessica is the Director of Regions and HR with the non-profit Kids Kicking Cancer.

Sunday 14:00
Sunday 14:00 Inside Jewish Dubai
 

Isla Kaufmann

Isla Kaufmann is a secondary school student, who is very interested in creative subjects like art and drama, and Japanese culture. She loves very much to ski. She has volunteered at the house of life, and enjoys talking about family history and ancestry. She has both sefardi and ashkenazi ancestors, and is eager to learn more about her family.

Monday 11:00
Monday 11:00 "Invisible City" A landscape of sound at Willesden Jewish Cemetery
 

Martin Kaye

Martin has been a familiar face at Festival, having run Limmud's successful bookshop for over seventeen years. He has curated books for many major book-related events including Jewish Book Week, where he was responsible for not only selecting, but also selling, the largest amount of Jewish books gathered under one roof in the UK.

Monday 17:00
Monday 17:00 Twenty Jewish books that everyone should read (short session)
 

Andrew Keene

Andrew Keene is a Member of World Union for Progressive Judaism Management Committee, representative to the United Nations, and member of Jewish Agency For Israel Board of Governors. He is passionate about the intersection of innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership, and Jewish life. He is based in Washington DC, USA.

Sunday 20:00
Sunday 20:00 Behind the Scenes of the 38th World Zionist Congress
 

Lauren Keiles

Lauren Keiles is a founding resident of Moishe House London Hackney. Professionally, she is the community engagement officer at the Board of Deputies of British Jews and is also a trustee for Rene Cassin. Lauren has been recognised as one the top 10 'movers and shapers' in the Jewish News and as 1 of 21 Faith Leaders for the 21st Century.

Monday 11:00
Monday 11:00 Connecting the commonwealth - through faith, friendship and feminism (short session)
 

Michael Kemerov

Michael is a member of LIMMUD FSU Belarus’ organizing committee and Executive Director of the Religious Union for Progressive Judaism in Belarus.

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

Etienne Kerber

Etienne Kerber is a French fifth-year rabbinic student at Leo Baeck College. Etienne has a huge interest in mystical Judaism. Etienne's rabbinic dissertation will deal with Hasidism and psychology. Etienne is also currently writing a book about the Baal Shem Tov that will be published in 2021.

Tuesday 15:00
Tuesday 15:00 Is Progressive Judaism a form of Mystical Judaism ?
 

Merilin Kernitzman

Merilin is a Limmud Labs Project initiator in Toronto, Canada. She was born in Israel and immigrated to Canada in 2006 with her family. Over the last 15 years, she has been extensively involved with her local Russian- speaking Jewish community.

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

Arkadij Khaet

Arkadij Khaet was born in 1991 in the republic of Moldova. A few weeks after his birth his family immigrated to Germany. Since October 2016 Arkadij Khaet has been studying Film Directing at the prestigious Film Academy Baden-Württemberg. His films have been presented at more than 150 film festivals all over the world and won numerous awards.

Tuesday 12:00
Tuesday 12:00 Short Film: MASEL TOV COCKTAIL
 

Menashe Khaimov

Manashe was born in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, where his ancestors lived for over 2000 years. Moved to NYC in 2001. Manashe is an Adjunct Professor in Jewish Studies, with a specialty in History and Culture of the Bukharian Jews at Queens College.

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

Hamid Khan

Hamid Khan is an aspiring aeronautical engineer. He arrived in the UK as a refugee from Afghanistan at the age of 16 and studied at school and college before graduating from the University of Brighton. He is a regular public speaker and fundraiser for the Refugee Support Network's transformation of the old bank in Harlesden into an education centre for young refugees.

Tuesday 18:00
Tuesday 18:00 What's education got to do with it? Understanding the role of education in refugee journeys
 

Nataliya Kharina

Nataliya Kharina is the artistic director at Unique Community Charity who run Brent Youth Theatre. Nataliya has over 10 years of experience working in inclusive participatory arts in the; UK, Russia, Italy, Australia and Hong Kong. She is an immigrant from Russia and is particularly interested in work that brings communities together.

Monday 11:00
Monday 11:00 "Invisible City" A landscape of sound at Willesden Jewish Cemetery
 

Marion Kinshuck

Marion is originally from North West London where she grew up. She has lived in Birmingham for the last thirty years and has been a member of the teams that delivered Limmud Birmingham WM and Limmud Midlands. Earlier this year, she was part of the team that created the virtual Limmud Tour of Britain.

Tuesday 13:00
Tuesday 13:00 Do smaller Jewish communities have a future?
 

Shannon Kirshner

Originally from the US, Shannon Kirshner and family moved to York 6 years ago. The nascent York Liberal Jewish Community, founded in 2014, helped her to settle into York. Currently chair, Shannon has initiated the Rabbi for York fund and advocated locally for increasing knowledge around York's Jewish history.

Tuesday 13:00
Tuesday 13:00 Do smaller Jewish communities have a future?
 

Zvika Klein

Zvika Klein is an award-winning journalist for Israeli Makor Rishon newspaper covering Jewish Diaspora Affairs and co-host "Am Israel LIVE" podcast on GLZ radio. He served as an advisor to Israel's president. Klein's video showing a walk in Paris wearing a kippah received millions of views. He was born in Chicago, is married and father of three.

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

Judy Klitsner

Judy Klitsner is a senior educator at Jerusalem’s Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. An international lecturer and author of the award-winning book "Subversive Sequels in the Bible: How Biblical Stories Mine and Undermine Each Other", Judy is founding board chair of Sacred Spaces, an organization that seeks to address abuse in Jewish institutions.

Tuesday 13:00
Tuesday 13:00 Brothers crying out from the ground: The Biblical roots of our divided society
 

Shaan Knan

Shaan Knan is Liberal Judaism's Heritage project manager, currently runs the Lily's Legacy Project: The Radical History & Heritage of Liberal Judaism in Britain, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. He has created many community oral histories, including Rainbow Jews, Twilight People and Rainbow Pilgrims. Shaanknan.com

Monday 15:00
Monday 15:00 The Lily's Legacy Project: Exploring the voices and visions of Liberal Judaism
 

Albert Kohn

Albert Kohn is a member of Beyond the Elite, a research group at the Hebrew University. He holds degrees from Cambridge University, Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary. His research explores the ideas, rituals and realities that animated Jewish and Christian domestic life in Europe during the High Middle Ages (1200-1400).

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

Rachel Kolsky

Engaging and entertaining, Rachel is passionate about exploring London's Jewish heritage and her walks and talks always focus on the 'human stories behind the buildings'. She has published five books including Jewish London (2012), Whitechapel in 50 Buildings (2016) and Women's London (2018) and has been a guest lecturer on cruise ships since 2009.

Monday 17:00
Monday 17:00 Neve Tzedek to Nightingale, Beit Cholim to Bearsted: care and medicine in Jewish London
 

Beth G Kopin

Beth is an interior designer, living and working in Chicago and Jerusalem. She blogs in The Times of Israel contrasting and comparing ways of Jewish life in Israel and the US through the lens of a film producer and interior designer.

Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 "The Tattooed Torah" screening with Q&A
 

Brett Kopin

Brett Kopin is graduating from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles in May. His work on "The Tattooed Torah" earned him his first award and he is currently working on his second film. He loves road trips, uncovering the hidden structures of Torah and playing with his nieces. He lives in Los Angeles with his fiancée, Sofia.

Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 "The Tattooed Torah" screening with Q&A
 

Charlotte Korchak

Charlotte Korchak is the Senior Educator and Director of International Student Programs at StandWithUs Israel. In her current roles, Charlotte works with over 10,000 students a year educating them about Israel and training them to be effective activists in their high schools, universities, and communities worldwide.

Monday 09:00
Monday 09:00 Concepts & Misconceptions about Israel, Zionism, and Jews
 

Ross Kriel

Originally from Johannesburg, Ross has lived in Dubai since 2013. He works for French energy giant ENGIE as a transactional lawyer and has worked on large energy projects throughout the GCC, Africa and South Asia since 2008. Ross is also a committed and observant Jew and was appointed President of the Jewish Community of the Emirates (JCE) in February 2019.

Sunday 14:00
Sunday 14:00 Inside Jewish Dubai
 

Josh Kurtzig

President of Kehilat Shanghai, the city’s progressive Jewish community. By day, he is Managing Director of Tangram Health, an Asia-focused healthcare company. He holds an MBA from the Stern School of Business, as well as degrees from the London School of Economics and the University of Virginia.

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

Shani Lachmish

Sisters Shani and Yahala Lachmish, familiar faces and voices from the Ein Prat Fountainheads viral YouTube videos , together with Hillel Bloch (violin) and Ro’I Engel (guitar) form TANDU , a young vibrant Jerusalem-based ensemble with a repertoire of Jewish music from East and West, and original mashups of old and new, liturgical and secular, Hebrew and English. The band has performed for Natan Scharansky at Israel’s Knesset, the Tzfat Klezmer Festival, the Jerusalem Theatre and at official and private events around Israel. TANDU was the band chosen to sing a medley of Idan Raichel’s songs at an evening in his honour in Mishkenot Shaananim, Jerusalem’s artists’ colony. “These young, passionate musicians blend together different styles into a sum still greater than its component parts.” Jerusalem Post.

Monday 19:00
Monday 19:00 Tandu - A musical journey to the Jewish world - LIVE!
 

Harry Lampert

Harry Lampert has been at Limmud for so long that he’s forgotten what the outside world is like at that time of year. He has presented sessions for several years now and last time, attempted to run a cooking demo. An accident during prep prevented the demo taking place and this year, he is hoping to regain his honour and run a successful cookery session.

Monday 17:00
Monday 17:00 I Can't Believe It's Not Milchig
 

Juliet Landau-Pope

Juliet Landau-Pope is a certified coach and study skills expert with a background in teaching at the Open University. She now focuses on coaching to develop time management, organising and exam revision skills. Juliet has written 2 books: Being More Productive and Clearing Your Clutter. In 2020 she launched an Academy of Virtual Organising.

Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 How to be less busy and get more done: 10 top tips to manage time more effectively
 

Isaac Landes

Isaac Landes directs and teaches in the Classic Talmud Program at YASHRUT, building civil discourse through a theology of integrity, justice and tolerance. He researches Victorian sexuality and infanticide at the graduate school of Hebrew University. Isaac has taught Torah (in person!) on five continents.

Tuesday 15:00
Tuesday 15:00 The complete rabbinic library in 60 minutes or less
 

Inna Lapidus-Kinbere

Inna Lapidus Kinbere is JCC Riga Director. Inna was born in Tallinn, Estonia in a jewish family. She has a BA degree in English Philology and Pedagogy and a MA degree in Teaching Methodology. Inna moved to Riga, Latvia in 2006. Activism and volunteersim in the Jewish World at some point has become her amazing life long professional journey.

Sunday 16:00
Sunday 16:00 JCC Riga - A Chance for Change
 

Benny Lau

Rabbi Dr. Benny Lau has been a pioneer in encouraging progress in many areas of Jewish life. A noted author, he has published scores of books on Jewish heritage. He currently heads ‘929’, an Israeli social initiative aimed at creating discourse amongst all sectors of society based on the revival and relevance of the 929 chapters of the Tanach.

Sunday 09:00
Sunday 09:00 929 - Liberating Torah study
 

Clive Lawton

One of the founders of Limmud and then its director and senior consultant, Clive has been involved in education, health, policing, broadcasting and writing. He is currently CEO of the Commonwealth Jewish Council, an Independent Review Chair for the NHS, a magistrate and a worldwide educational consultant.

Sunday 15:00
Sunday 15:00 The Jews and the first days of Islam
 
Monday 11:00
Monday 11:00 LE@F - Putting the Limmud values into Limmud
 
Monday 13:00
Monday 13:00 One Step Further: The Impact of Limmud
 
Monday 21:00
Monday 21:00 Reliving the origins of Limmud
 

The Leo Baeck Education Center Haifa

Leo Baeck Education Center, Haifa is considered of Israel’s premier educational institutions, providing quality educational programs for mainstream, gifted and special needs students of all racial, religious, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 Points of view from Israeli teens - Leo Baeck Haifa
 

Joey Leskin

Joey is this year's Limmud Festival Programme Chair, having also taken on the role for Limmud Together Summer Edition. He is a Jew of Yemeni origin from London and works for KAHAL Abroad as Director of Abroad Experiences, along with providing lectures on remote work and community building for the Jolt Business School. He previously worked for the JDC in Turkey and most recently wrote the Modern Diaspora History curriculum for the Pluralistic Rabbinical Seminary in the USA.

Monday 17:00
Monday 17:00 Can antisemitism mean different things to different people?
 
Tuesday 15:00
Tuesday 15:00 Where in the world are all the Jews?
 

_ LEV

Values are at the heart of Limmud and Limmud Europe Values (LEV) is an exciting new collaborative project exploring those values. In times of rising populism, systemic racism and physical distances, LEV brings together Jewish communities across Europe. It is a series of 12 events dedicated to Limmud Values. Festival is LEV's 5th event.

Sunday 14:00
Sunday 14:00 LEV o'clock: Values throughout the Limmudiverse
 
Monday 14:00
Monday 14:00 LEV o'clock: Creating a Limmud Talmud page
 

Shulamit Levenberg

Shulamit Levenberg is the dean of the Biomedical Engineering Faculty at the Technion and also serves as the director of the Technion Center for 3D bioprinting. Levenberg conducts interdisciplinary research on stem cells, biomaterials and tissue engineering. She is co-founder of the start-up companies Aleph Farms, Nanosynex and NurExone.

Monday 10:00
Monday 10:00 Engineering vascularized tissue for medical and food applications
 

Yonatan Levi

Yonatan Levi is a PhD student at the London School of Economics, specialising in millennial politics and social movements in Israel and the US. Prior to his doctoral studies, Yonatan worked as a journalist for Israel’s leading daily newspaper and as a political campaigner. In 2016 he worked for a Labour MP in the British Parliament. In 2011 he was one of the leaders of Israel’s Social Protest movement.

Sunday 15:00
Sunday 15:00 How an independent journalist covering this year’s anti-Netanyahu protests has successfully challenged Israel’s mainstream media
 

Kevin Levin

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. 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
 

David Levin-Kruss

"Judaism is technology that makes the world better," says David Levin-Kruss, Jewish education director for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)-Europe, which supports European Jews in finding their Jewish voice. David loves text-life interplay. Prior to JDC, David taught at Pardes and was community director of Stanmore Synagogue.

Tuesday 11:00
Tuesday 11:00 LE@F - Tzedakah vs. Charity: How Fundraisers Help Donors
 

Eyal Levinson

Eyal Levinson is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the ERC project, Beyond the Elite: Jewish Daily Life in Medieval Europe, directed by Prof. Elisheva Baumgarten. Eyal researches youth, men, fatherhood and masculinities in medieval Ashkenaz.

Tuesday 15:00
Tuesday 15:00 The plague and the Jews: an introduction to the Black Death
 

Gila Levitan

Gila Levitan is a licensed guide from the Ministry of Tourism who made Aliyah from Australia in 2005. Her engaging conversational style, immense knowledge of history, and photographic memory have led her customers to rate her as one of the top female tour guides in Israel on Tripadvisor.

Tuesday 10:00
Tuesday 10:00 Israel: A patchwork of people
 

Mike Levy

Mike Levy is a Holocaust educator, writer, playwright, historian and has given many sessions to national and regional Limmud. Based in Cambridge, he is currently writing a book on Kindertransport Rescuers - Beyond Winton. He is planning to create a new memorial sculpture in the port of Harwich.

Monday 13:00
Monday 13:00 Forgotten Heroes of the Kindertransport
 

Ben Lewis

Ben is a PhD student at Imperial College London, studying the presence of alternative DNA structures inside living cells, as well as working in communications for Reform Judaism. He is a long-time Limmud volunteer, chaired Limmud Festival 2019 and this year is chairing the programming track commemorating Limmud's 40th anniversary.

Sunday 14:00
Sunday 14:00 The Jewish woman who unravelled the secret of life (short session)
 

Jacqueline Lewis

Jackie Rose is a GP and Nutritional Therapist, and co-author of To Life! Healthy Jewish Food. An experienced public speaker on all aspects of how food can influence health, she also highlights how diet may improve our immunity to the Coronavirus. Jackie is also co-chair of Salford Healthy Communities and writes a monthly nutrition blog.

Monday 18:00
Monday 18:00 To life! New year, new you - an interactive cook-along, demo and Q&A
 

Dan Libenson

Dan Libenson is founder and president of the Institute for the Next Jewish Future and co-host of “Judaism Unbound,” one of the most-downloaded Jewish podcasts, which promotes creativity and innovation in Jewish life. He is co-host of “The Oral Talmud,” a live-streaming video series, and translator of The Orchard by Israeli novelist Yochi Brandes.

Sunday 21:00
Sunday 21:00 What happens to Judaism after the synagogue?
 
Tuesday 18:00
Tuesday 18:00 Standing again under Sinai: understanding the Sages’ misreading of Torah, and planning our own
 

Daniel Lichman

Daniel is a rabbi and teaches at ‘Makor Hayim’, a community with a mission to develop ‘compassionate, loving and just human beings, who make an active contribution to the world.’ He is exploring the possibility of spiritual leadership inspired by the prophetic poetry of Leonard Cohen and guided by the anti-fascist political theory of Hannah Arendt.

Sunday 18:00
Sunday 18:00 Leonard Cohen: a prophet for our time
 

Simon Lichman

Simon Lichman, born in London (1951), lives in Jerusalem (since 1971). He ‎‎lectures in Folklore, Literature, Theatre, Education and Creative Writing and is the ‎‎Founding Director of the Centre for Creativity in Education and Cultural Heritage, ‎‎which brings together Jewish and Arab communities. His poetry appears in books and ‎journals.‎

Sunday 17:00
Sunday 17:00 Seeing Complexity in Conflict: Moving Beyond Stereotyping and Dehumanisation
 

Dov Lipman

Dov Lipman served in the 19th Knesset and chaired the Knesset taskforce for the integration of Haredim into Israeli society. The author of eight books about Judaism and Israel, Dov Lipman holds rabbinic ordination from Ner Israel Rabbinical College and a Masters in Education from Johns Hopkins University.

Tuesday 15:00
Tuesday 15:00 A revolution in Israel's Haredi population and what it means for the future of Israeli and Diaspora Jewry
 

Roberta Lipson

Roberta Lipson is CEO and founder of United Family Healthcare (UFH) and the CEO of New Frontier Health. She has over 40 years of experience as a pioneer in the healthcare industry in China. She also chairs the Board of the United Foundation for China’s Health, and is a co- founder of Beijing’s Jewish Community - Kehillat Beijing.

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

Deborah Lipstadt

Deborah Lipstadt is Professor of Jewish Studies at Emory University, Atlanta, and the author of "Denial: Holocaust History on Trial", "The Eichmann Trial" and "Holocaust: An American Understanding". The movie "Denial" recounts her libel defence when she was sued by Holocaust denier David Irving.

Monday 19:00
Monday 19:00 Understanding antisemitism in theoretical and practical terms
 

Alona Lisitsa

Rabbi Alona Lisitsa, Ph.D, teaches at HUC-JIR, Jerusalem and is a co-editor of "Parashat haMayim: Immersion in Water as an Opportunity for Renewal and Spiritual Growth", "Drishat Shalom: Tora Commentaries by Israeli Reform Rabbis", and a new Israeli Reform siddur. She is currently editing the book "Dabri Torah: Torah Commentaries by Israeli Women".

Monday 10:00
Monday 10:00 The new siddur of the Israeli Reform Movement
 

Eryn London

Eryn London, received smicha from Yeshivat Maharat. She is a freelance Jewish educator and rabbi, living in London. She is the JOFA UK scholar in residence, volunteer hospice chaplain, and is involved with a number of projects within the UK and the global Jewish community. She has lectured in Israel, Australia, Colombia, Canada, the UK and the US.

Friday 13:00
Friday 13:00 Serach bat Asher: The immortal woman
 
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!
 

Miriam Lorie

Miriam is training to be a rabbi at Yeshivat Maharat, the first orthodox institution to ordain women. Her teaching, described as "expansive, open and a lot of fun" builds on an early career in leadership development and inter-faith dialogue, a degree in Theology at the University of Cambridge and study at Midreshet Harova and Pardes in Jerusalem.

Sunday 09:00
Sunday 09:00 How a Norman called Johannes changed Judaism
 
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!
 
Sunday 21:00
Sunday 21:00 What happens to Judaism after the synagogue?
 

Benji Lovitt

Since making aliyah in 2006, comedian Benji Lovitt has performed for audiences around the world and featured in outlets such as USA Today, Time Magazine, BBC Radio and the Times of Israel. During 2014's Operation Protective Edge, his humorous observations on the war led to his being called in Israel "the only reason to go on Facebook”.

Tuesday 20:00
Tuesday 20:00 What war zone?!: Standup comedy from Israel
 

Chana Luntz

Originally an Australian, Chana Luntz studied at Drisha, Nishmat and the Susi Bradfield Leadership Programme. She is particularly interested in providing access to the complexity of halachic literature, including to those with language barriers and unfamiliarity. When not learning, Chana works as a lawyer and is married with three children.

Sunday 14:00
Sunday 14:00 Methodology in psak – or the Corona related rulings regarding porch (or garden) minyanim
 

Rahima Mahmut

Rahima Mahmut is the Director of the World Uyghur Congress London office. Rahima is an Uyghur singer, human rights activist, and award-winning translator of the poignant prison memoir The Land Drenched in Tears by Soyungul Chanisheff.

Tuesday 13:00
Tuesday 13:00 Rahima Mahmut in conversation with Mia Hasenson-Gross
 

Kim Maidment

Kim is Resource’s Professional Consultant, a role she undertakes within a portfolio of work as a freelance HR and Outplacement Consultant in the not-for-profit and commercial sectors.

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

Khairuldeen Makhzoomi

Khairuldeen Makhzoomi received his M.A in Arab Studies, Georgetown University, and B.A in Political Science, UC Berkeley. Makhzoomi conducted two comprehensive research, titled “ Iraqi Jews: Between Legal Policies of Exploitation and the Religious Authority 1948-1958” and " The History of Iraqi Jews under the New republic of Iraq 1958-1969".

Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 Iraqi Jews: between legal policies of exploitation and today's future
 

Abigail Mann

Abigail Mann breaks down cultural barriers, engages with leaders of all faiths and encourages volunteers to join new causes whilst supporting refugees living in the UK. She set up Minutes for Miles to help refugees gain a UK driving licence which became a lifeline to some during lockdown. She’s a solicitor and member of St Albans Masorti Synagogue.

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

John Mann

John Mann is a British Independent politician who serves as an advisor to the Government on antisemitism, sitting as a Member of the House of Lords. Prior to being granted a peerage, he was the Labour Party Member of Parliament for Bassetlaw from the 2001 general election until 28 October 2019.

Monday 18:00
Monday 18:00 The IHRA working definition of antisemitism - what is it good for?
 

Natasha Mann

Natasha serves as a rabbi at New London Synagogue and Mosaic Masorti. Aside from rabbinic life and Jewish education, Natasha has worked as a mashgichah (a kashrut supervisor) and an educator in issues of human trafficking. She is currently working on a commentary on the Minor Prophets.

Tuesday 20:00
Tuesday 20:00 Live or Die: Make Your Choice (The Theology of Saw)
 

Harry Markham

Harry Saul Markham, aged 20, is an undergraduate student at UCL. He is also the National Director of Herut UK, the country's educational movement for unapologetic Zionism. He was previously youth director of Herut UK, as well as the founder of two organisations when he was 16 - Essex Friends of Israel & Zionist Future. In 2017, he was named in the Jewish News' 18 Under 18 list of Jewish leaders in the UK under the age of 18. He also received a prize at the 2016 Shalom Festival for initiative and example.

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

Laura Marks

Laura is a serial community cohesion entrepreneur, focussing on the common good. She chairs the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, founded Mitzvah Day, co-founded Nisa-Nashim and co-chairs the Alliance of Jewish Women. A Jewish Leadership Council trustee and past senior vice-president of the Board of Deputies, she is engaged with the Jewish and interfaith communities. Laura has 3 adult children, 2 dogs and 1 husband.

Monday 17:00
Monday 17:00 How do we keep having 'arguments for the sake of heaven'?
 

Michael Marmur

Michael Marmur is associate professor of Jewish theology at Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem. He has previously served as dean of the Jerusalem School and provost of the Hebrew Union College system. His most recent book, co-edited with David Ellenson, is 'American Jewish Thought Since 1934'.. He is the chair of Rabbis for Human Rights.

Monday 10:00
Monday 10:00 Alphabets and Judaism
 

Dalia Marx

Dalia Marx is the Rabbi Aaron D. Panken Professor of Liturgy and Midrash at HUC-JIR's Taube Family Campus in Jerusalem, and teaches in various academic institutions in Israel and Europe. She is the co-editor of the new siddur of the Israeli Reform Movement.

Monday 10:00
Monday 10:00 The new siddur of the Israeli Reform Movement
 

David Mason

David Mason is the rabbi at Muswell Hill synagogue.

Tuesday 10:00
Tuesday 10:00 Inter Faith – Disagreements between Friends?
 

Cassie Matus

March of the Living is a 6-day experiential educational journey to Poland culminating with the unforgettable March of the Living international event that brings people from all over the world on Yom HaShoah, to march from Auschwitz to Birkenau. We work across the entire Jewish community, focusing on bringing young adults and students.

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

Michael May

Michael was born in Jerusalem, and completed university in Freiburg, Germany and at London School of Economics. He served as Director of the Institute of Jewish Affairs and Executive Director of the European Council of Jewish Communities. In 2007 he established a boutique hotel in Marrakech, Morocco, and has now retired to Hove.

Monday 21:00
Monday 21:00 Reliving the origins of Limmud
 

Avi Mayer

Avi Mayer is the Managing Director of Global Communications at the American Jewish Committee (AJC). He previously served as the international spokesman of The Jewish Agency for Israel, the largest Jewish nonprofit organization in the world, and of its then-Chairman, Natan Sharansky. He lives in Jerusalem.

Sunday 20:00
Sunday 20:00 Antisemitism in America: the new numbers and the reality behind them
 

Hen Mazzig

Hen Mazzig is an Israeli writer, a columnist for the Jewish Journal, and a speaker who has inspired thousands around the world with his story. He is working as a Senior Fellow at the Tel Aviv Institute today. He is the son of Iraqi and North African Jewish refugees and works to promote LGBTQ rights in Israel.

Monday 13:00
Monday 13:00 Liberal, Progressive, Zionist: Reclaiming Intersectionality
 

Ephraim Meir

Ephraim Meir is Prof. em. of Modern Jewish Philosophy at Bar-Ilan University. For several years he was the Levinas guest professor at the Academy of World Religions in Hamburg. He is research fellow at the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton and author of 20 books. He is President of the International Rosenzweig Society.

Monday 15:00
Monday 15:00 “Translating the Bible into Greek”: Ethics and Wisdom in the thought of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks zt’l and Emmanuel Levinas
 

Ofek Meir

Ofek Meir is headmaster and managing director of Leo Baeck Education Center, Haifa. A teacher and educator, Ofek has an MA in Jewish Education, rabbinic certification from HUC-JIR and a musician’s degree in classical guitar from London’s Royal College of Music.

Sunday 16:00
Sunday 16:00 Does the world we live in still stand on three things?
 

Jair Melchior

Chief Rabbi Jair Melchior was born in Norway in 1982, grew up in Jerusalem, studied and lived in the urban-kibbutz Bet Israel, and did his rabbinical studies in Yeshivat Har Etzyon and received a B.Ed. from Herzog college. He has served as the chief Rabbi of Denmark since 2014. Rabbi Melchior comes from a family that have been the Chief Rabbi in Copenhagen for several generations. Jair is married to Tali and they have three children.

Sunday 13:00
Sunday 13:00 The Threat to Jewish Religious Freedom in Europe
 

Claudia Mendoza

Claudia is the interim co-CEO of the Jewish Leadership Council and has worked for the organisation since 2011. She has a BSc from University College London and an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies. She is an alumna of the Adam Science Foundation Leadership Programme. She is a member of the S&P Sephardi Community in London.

Tuesday 15:00
Tuesday 15:00 How does the Jewish community remain intact?
 

Rivka Mennesson

Rivka Mennesson is an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist with an MA at the Tavistock and Portman and a PGdip at the WPF (Westminster Pastoral Foundation). Rivka specialises in depression, anxiety disorders and bereavement, Rivka practises in English, Italian and French. She works in a private practice and at the JMC (Jewish Marriage Council) and is currently training to become a supervisor.

Monday 17:30
Monday 17:30 Useful similarities in Jewish and psychological thinking in Covid times (short session)
 

Linda Menuhin

Linda Menuhin Abdul Aziz consultant. Born in Iraq, has managed to reshape her future, rising from an Iraqi refugee who lost her father to building a successful career. Linda is an advocate of Jews from Arab countries. She is recipient of a prestigious scholarship from the Wexner foundation and 3 awards, one from The Next Century Foundation .

Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 Iraqi Jews: between legal policies of exploitation and today's future
 

Gillian Merron

Experienced at the heart of Government, Gillian served as a Minister at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Department for International Development, Cabinet Office, Transport, as Minister of State for Public Health and as a senior Government whip. She also worked in support of the Holocaust Education Trust and Labour Friends of Israel. Before being elected to Parliament, Gillian had careers in local government and as a senior trade union official in the East Midlands.

Tuesday 19:00
Tuesday 19:00 North by Northwest: A discussion with Christian Wakeford MP
 

Bennett Miller

Bennett is National Chair of ARZA-USA and a lecturer in Theology at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Bennett received ordination from HUC-JIR and is now Rabbi Emeritus at Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, New Brunswick (after 44 years as Senior Rabbi). Bennett is a visiting lecturer in the Department of Religion, College of William and Mary.

Tuesday 17:00
Tuesday 17:00 Ten approaches to a post-Holocaust theology
 

Helena Miller

Helena Miller is director of Degrees and co-head of Teacher Training at the London School of Jewish Studies. She heads "Jewish Lives", a longitudinal study that has been exploring the Jewish lives of young people since 2011. She is the senior editor of the "Journal of Jewish Education", and co-chaired Limmud International 2010-12.

Saturday 19:00
Saturday 19:00 A Limmud tribute to Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks zt”l
 
Monday 13:00
Monday 13:00 One Step Further: The Impact of Limmud
 

Steve Miller

Steve is a social entrepreneur; founder of Tzedek, Restore Community Projects, Jubilee Debt Campaign and others. Currently leading community response to Covid 19 through London Boroughs Faiths Network. Done almost all jobs in Limmud; learner & teacher, event & team chair, catering, site search, chavruta co-chair, Board member, mentor & trainer.

Sunday 09:00
Sunday 09:00 40 years of stories - what has Limmud meant to you?
 

Adam Mintz

Adam Mintz is the rabbi of Kehilat Rayim Ahuvim in New York City and the Director of 929 English. He is also a member of the Talmud faculty of Maharat.

Monday 15:00
Monday 15:00 Ideology and ritual: An Exploration of the tefillot of Shabbat
 

Chava Mirel

Chava Mirel is an internationally acclaimed singer, musician, composer, recording artist, prayer leader and activist known for her rich, luxurious vocals and rhythmic phrasing. She has toured and recorded with a spectrum of artists from Reggie Watts to punk icon Ari Up. She is currently musician in residence at Temple de Hirsch Sinai in Seattle.

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

Ephraim Mirvis

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis is the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth. He is well known as a principled leader, who has broken new ground in the areas of education, tolerance, Interfaith and Social Responsibility.

Sunday 11:00
Sunday 11:00 A Torah recipe for resilience in challenging times
 

Charlie Morgan

Charlie set up The BRCA Project in July 2020 after she found few diverse stories in the media about BRCA. She was diagnosed with a BRCA2 gene mutation in 2018 and underwent a preventative mastectomy at age 22 due to her increased breast cancer risk. She hopes this new platform for carriers will increase public understanding and encourage testing.

Sunday 18:00
Sunday 18:00 BRCA and Me
 

Daniel Morgan-Thomas

Daniel Morgan-Thomas is vice-chair of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain (JGSGB) and has researched his family history for over a decade. He has served on the Society's Library and Programme Committees, led workshops at the Jewish Museum London and given papers at International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies conferences.

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

Leon Morris

Leon Morris is the President of Pardes. He formally served as the rabbi of Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor, NY, founded the Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning at the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center in Manhattan, served as VP for Israel Programs at the Shalom Hartman Institute and was a faculty member at Hebrew Union College.

Monday 17:00
Monday 17:00 How do we keep having 'arguments for the sake of heaven'?
 

Shulamit Morris-Evans

Shulamit Morris-Evans has been a Limmudnik ever since she can remember and has been a member of Extinction Rebellion (XR) since 2018. In spring 2019 she co-founded XR Jews to bring Jews to Extinction Rebellion and Extinction Rebellion to Jews, and she would love to see more and more communities engaged with both Judaism and the ecological crisis.

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

Robin Moss

Robin Moss is Director of Strategy at UJIA, the UK Jewish community's leading Israel charity. He grew up in LJY-Netzer and has worked in informal Jewish and Israel education professionally for over a decade. He first came to a Limmud event in 2009 and has been a volunticipant ever since. He is currently the editor of Limmud On One Leg

Sunday 16:00
Sunday 16:00 Me v We in Israel's Troubled 2020
 
Tuesday 16:00
Tuesday 16:00 Are the kids alright?
 

Nefesh Mountain

Nefesh Mountain is the place where Bluegrass, Old-Time, and American Roots music meet with Jewish heritage and tradition. Creators and husband and wife Doni Zasloff and Eric Lindberg are pioneering this new cross-cultural world of American music, seamlessly blending their love of Western musical forms with their own cultural backgrounds as Jewish Americans. The result of this unexpected and beautiful mix is staggering, combing musical virtuosity and gorgeous arrangements with songs of the heart, for the first time bringing Jewish heritage and culture into the limelight of secular Americana music.

Saturday 21:00
Saturday 21:00 Nefesh Mountain live in concert!
 

Lea Muhlstein

Lea Mühlstein is senior rabbi at Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue and the international chair of arzenu - the political voice of Reform, Progressive and Liberal Religious Zionists. She is passionate both about her congregational work as well as her activism to see liberal Jewish values reflected in our society and in Israel.

Monday 18:00
Monday 18:00 Is there still space for progressive Jews in the Zionist Movement?
 

Svetlana Muller

Chairman of NPO PANDA e.V. - a cultural platform in Berlin. She was born in St. Petersburg, worked in the first underground Russian club "tAmTaM" and continued her career as a music manager in Berlin, where she moved in 1993. Since 1996, she has organized tours for bands from Eastern Europe in Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Austria, France, Poland.

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

Jessica Munk Shepherd

Jessica Shepherd, a former national newspaper journalist, founded Castaway Stories several years ago. Think BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs, but for anyone, not just celebrities. Almost all of Jessica's Castaways have been from the Jewish community. She loves capturing the life stories - and music - of our community for future generations.

Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 Castaway Stories: A Desert Island Discs for the Jewish community
 

Maajid Nawaz

Maajid Nawaz is a broadcaster, author, columnist, and co-founding chairman of the counter-extremism organisation Quilliam.

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

Jacqueline Nicholls

Jacqueline Nicholls is a visual artist and Jewish educator. She is the Live Music programmer at JW3 London and teacher at the London School of Jewish Studies. Jacqueline’s art has been exhibited in solo shows and contemporary Jewish art group shows in the UK, USA, and Israel, and she was recently artist-in-resident in Venice with Beit Venezia.

Sunday 21:00
Sunday 21:00 The Rebbetzin's Disco
 

Diego Niemetz

I am Literature PhD and Professor at Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, career researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council and since 2016, I have been in charge of a non-curricular class on Jewish Culture. I am author of the book "Adventures and misadventures of a writer. Manuel Mujica Lainez in the Argentine cultural field", based on my doctoral thesis. I have published articles on various contemporary Argentine writers in volumes and magazines in Latin America, Europe and the United States. Currently I am developing an investigation on the presence of racial and religious stereotypes in the works of liberal Argentine writers of the 20th century.

Tuesday 19:00
Tuesday 19:00 The best of Limmud Buenos Aires: Inclusive language and diversity, a Jewish-Argentine perspective
 

Hagit Ofran

Hagit Ofran works at the “Settlement Watch” project at the Israeli peace movement “Peace Now”. Widely-recognised as one of Israel’s foremost experts on a full range of issues related to West Bank settlements and settlement-related developments in East Jerusalem, Hagit’s work includes travelling daily throughout the West Bank, examining aerial photos and browsing official Israeli documents. The “Settlement Watch” project serves as a resource for Israeli politicians, diplomats, international media organisations, and first and foremost for the Israeli public. She formerly worked for The Geneva Initiative and was Yossi Beilin’s personal assistant when he was the Minister of Justice. She lives in Jerusalem and received her B.A. in Jewish History from Hebrew University.

Monday 15:00
Monday 15:00 Briefing on the status of East Jerusalem with Silwan residents
 

Noam Osband

Noam is a musical comedian who has performed at events such as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the New York Comedy Music Festival and at venues including the Kennedy Center and the New York Friars Club. When not performing music, he's a radio/film producer whose work has been published by outlets such as the BBC, The Atlantic and Tablet Magazine.

Saturday 21:00
Saturday 21:00 Jewish Songs You Never Learned in Day School
 

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: www.pardes.org.il

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"
 

Charles Raab

Charles Raab is professorial fellow, University of Edinburgh; formerly professor of Government. Fellow, Alan Turing Institute. Research and publications on privacy, data protection, surveillance, regulation, ‘smart’ environments, policing, security, democracy, identity, data ethics. He has advised government departments and public agencies.

Tuesday 13:00
Tuesday 13:00 New Technology: Benefits? Harms? Ethical Values?
 

Richard Reddie

Richard is the Director of Justice and Inclusion for Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. He has published books on the slave trade and Martin Luther King, Jr, and last year attended CCJ's Yad Vashem Holocaust studies seminar. He lives in south west London and is proud to be originally from Bradford.

Monday 15:00
Monday 15:00 Black British history: remembering rightly as Jews and Christians
 

Danny Rich

Danny served as the Senior Rabbi and Chief Executive of Liberal Judaism in the UK. He now serves Three Counties Liberal Jewish Community and the Stevenage Liberal Synagogue, sits as a magistrate in South West London and has experience as a chaplain in a number of settings: prisons, a special hospital, general hospitals and hospices.

Tuesday 19:00
Tuesday 19:00 A peek over the prison walls of 21st century England
 

Simon Rickman

Simon is a development coach and mentor, who specialises in working with individuals and teams to help them make a significant change in their performance. He is actively involved in the Jewish community, and has delivered a range of webinars/workshops to ORT UK, Jewish Care, Masorti, CST and Lead.

Sunday 15:00
Sunday 15:00 The seven habits of highly effective Jews
 

Sarita Robinson

Sarita is Director of Community Partnerships (North) for Reform Judaism, supporting the growth of vibrant communities. Living in Hull, Sarita was Reform Judaism’s original homeworker and appreciates her colleagues joining her online. In her previous life, she was elected to Hull City Council and was cabinet member for Corporate Resources and Efficiency.

Tuesday 13:00
Tuesday 13:00 Do smaller Jewish communities have a future?
 

Ruti Roche

Ruti and husband Nahshon live in Ilford whilst their three children have made aliyah to Bnei Akiva communities. After retiring from Support Teaching in Jewish schools across the religious spectrum and working in a Norwood Family Centre, Ruti was invited to run weekly activities at a more leisurely pace, in two Jewish elderly care homes.

Sunday 09:00
Sunday 09:00 A long time ago: running activities in Jewish residential homes for the elderly
 

Simon Rocker

Simon Rocker is assistant editor (education) of the Jewish Chronicle, editing its Judaism and education pages. Born in Cardiff, he grew up in Newport, South Wales. He was co-writer of Rabbi Abraham Levy's memoirs, A Rocky Road

Tuesday 13:00
Tuesday 13:00 Do smaller Jewish communities have a future?
 
Tuesday 21:00
Tuesday 21:00 What will change our world in the next 40 years?
 

Nachshon Rodrigues Pereira

Nachshon heads one of the fastest growing Jewish communities of the Netherlands, Bendigamos. He has twenty years of experience in chazzanut and Torah reading and is an educational director at the Jewish Seminary in Amsterdam. He teaches, creates education material and develops easy-to-use prayer books. He has a master’s degree in Political Science.

Monday 14:00
Monday 14:00 Introduction: How to read from the Torah in S&P trop
 

Hannah Rose

Hannah is one of Limmud Festival 2020's marketing and communications co-chairs. She is an incoming research fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation, and PhD student in far right extremism at KCL. Previously, Hannah was the elected President of the Union of Jewish Students, and now sits on the UJS trustee board.

Monday 17:00
Monday 17:00 How do we keep having 'arguments for the sake of heaven'?
 
Tuesday 17:00
Tuesday 17:00 Tom Tugendhat in conversation with Hannah Rose
 

Judi Rose

Foodwriter and chef Judi Rose is the daughter of legendary Evelyn Rose. Judi's latest book, To Life! Healthy Jewish Food, written with Dr Jackie Rose, proves you really can have your kugel and eat it. She runs cookery classes, workshops and cooking parties, currently virtual, on everything from strudel to sushi at The Cookery Studio in Ealing.

Monday 18:00
Monday 18:00 To life! New year, new you - an interactive cook-along, demo and Q&A
 

Philip Rosenberg

Phil Rosenberg is the Director of Public Affairs at the Board of Deputies of British Jews. With this, Phil has a leading role in formulating the community’s policy and advocacy. He was previously a Labour councillor in the London Borough of Camden. A longstanding activist in interfaith relations, Phil is co-chair of the Camden Faith Leaders Forum.

Sunday 17:00
Sunday 17:00 Antisemitism, Brexit and Coronavirus; An ABC of Jewish Public Policy
 

Judith Rosenberry

Rabbi Dr. Judith Rosen-Berry was congregational rabbi to the Liberal community Beit Klal Yisrael. She taught Modern Jewish Thought at the Leo Baeck College, and was a theology tutor at Rewley House, Oxford University. Judith now lives on the Isle of Skye working in conservation and teaching modern Jewish thought and theology remotely.

Sunday 09:00
Sunday 09:00 Theology and leadership -being radically open to oppositional voices
 

George Rosenfeld

From a young age, George has combined his passions for charity and social entrepreneurship to raise over £250,000 as the founder of various initiatives, including within the Jewish community. Currently in his final year studying Politics, Russian and Arabic at Cambridge, George participated in the Chief Rabbi’s Ben Azzai Programme in 2017.

Monday 19:00
Monday 19:00 As young British Jews, what are our responsibilities towards vulnerable global communities during the post COVID-19 era?
 

Jennie Rosenn

Jennie Rosenn is the Founder & CEO of Dayenu, a new organization mobilizing the American Jewish community to confront the climate crisis with spiritual audacity and bold political action. She has spent more than two decades advocating for social change and creating dynamic new initiatives at the heart of the Jewish social justice movement.

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

Adam Rossano

Adam Rossano is international director of Advancement at Moishe House, a global network of peer-led communities for Jews in their 20s and 30s. Adam has been active in Jewish leadership and informal education for more than 15 years. Adam is a trustee of Makor Hayim and lives in Willesden Green with his partner Becky and their 1 year-old son, Rafi.

Sunday 18:00
Sunday 18:00 “And you shall teach your children”: How about your parents? And friends? Redesigning Jewish learning & leadership for the 21st Century
 

Adina Roth

Adina Roth is a Psychologist and Jewish educator in Johannesburg. She has been a Limmud SA volunteer for many years. When not volunteering, she teaches Torah to b’nei mitzvah, kids and adults at B’tocham Education. A founding member of Johannesburg’s Jozi Partnership Minyan. She is currently a student at Maharat.

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

Arnold Roth

Frimet and Arnold Roth made aliyah in 1988. Their daughter Malki was murdered in the 2001 Sbarro pizzeria bombing by Hamas. The Roths have campaigned since 2012 to see Ahlam Tamimi, the spearhead of the outrage, extradited by Jordan to face charges in Washington. Arnold Roth will speak about this intense undertaking and the issues it raises.

Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 Seeking my daughter's killer
 

Judy Roth

Judy Roth is Volunteers Coordinator at Jewish Women’s Aid. She recruits and trains volunteers for a range of roles at the domestic abuse charity, including administration, education, awareness, and for the free, confidential helpline. She is based in London but manages volunteers across the UK. Judy previously worked as a health visitor and a teacher, and has experience of working in the Jewish community and charity sector.

Tuesday 13:00
Tuesday 13:00 Resilience for Community Leadership
 

Dani Rotstein

Dani Rotstein is a film producer, history-teller, Rikud-aholic, and community organizer living in Mallorca, Spain. In 2018, he founded Limud Mallorca and has run over 50 successful events promoting diversity and inclusion in the small yet growing Jewish community.

Sunday 12:00
Sunday 12:00 Live walking tour: The secret Jews of Majorca
 

Naomi Rowe

Naomi Rowe is a practising music therapist, vocalist and social activist. She has worked in special education throughout her career and as a freelance therapist now works with both children and adults, many of whom are neurodiverse and/or LGBTQ+.She is co-chair of Midlands Limmud and was recently on the committee for Limmud: Tour of Britiain.

Tuesday 11:00
Tuesday 11:00 Intersectionality for the Limmud Community
 

Emma Rozenberg

Emma researches mamzerut as a contemporary issue in the British Jewish community. She is a PhD student at King's College London, a former matrimonial lawyer, and a longstanding Limmudnik. To participate in her research, or for more information, please contact emma.rozenberg@kcl.ac.uk.

Monday 09:00
Monday 09:00 Jewish ‘untouchables’: the plight of the mamzer in the 21st century
 

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!
 

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
 

Lesley Urbach

Lesley Urbach graduated with an Mres in Jewish history and culture with a distinction. She is a founding member and trustee of a Holocaust Education charity, Generation2generation. She has also participated in some projects supporting refugees, particularly one in which she befriends a young unaccompanied refugee.

Sunday 11:00
Sunday 11:00 “A Ray of sunshine in utter Darkness” Josiah Wedgwood’s response to the plight of the Jews, 1933-1943
 

Tony Uzan

Tony Uzan is a parisian of 27 year old and he was born in Enghiens-Les-Bains in France. At the age of 19, Tony embarked on a Business BA at IDC in Hertzliya. Then studied a Master at ECS in communication and work for GL events in sales and events. He is passionate about new challenge practicing sports, cooking & traveling.

Monday 14:00
Monday 14:00 When Judaism meets Digital (short session)
 

Marie van der Zyl

Marie van der Zyl is President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews. She has played a crucial part in the fight against antisemitism in Labour, on the far right and elsewhere. She represents the UK’s Jewish community on the world stage. In her professional life, she is a Partner at the law firm Ince specialising in employment law.

Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 Women of valour: Dame Margaret Hodge and Dame Louise Ellman, on Antisemitism, Labour and Israel
 
Tuesday 15:00
Tuesday 15:00 How does the Jewish community remain intact?
 

Aron Verständig

Aron Verständig was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1985 and grew up within its Jewish community. Over the years, he has been active in the community in many different capacities. In 2015, he was elected Chairman of the community that currently has about 4,500 members making it the largest Jewish community in the Nordics. As Chairman of the Stockholm community, he is also head of the Official Council of Swedish Jewish Communities representing Swedish Jews in relation to the Swedish government and official institutions. He is a lawyer by profession.

Sunday 13:00
Sunday 13:00 The Threat to Jewish Religious Freedom in Europe
 

Vivi Viskin

One of the founders of "Instrumentos de la Esperanza", a non-profit organization that looks for musical instruments related to the Shoah. The instruments are restored and played in front of audiences to honour the victims, give back their voice and teach the new generations about the Holocaust from a different, hope laden perspective.

Sunday 21:00
Sunday 21:00 The best of Limmud Mexico! Rescuing musical instruments from the Shoah, How music saved lives
 

Rachel Vogler

Rachel Vogler is the students and young people coordinator at Jewish Women's Aid. She travels the UK engaging JSocs, youth movements and young professionals in conversations about sexual assault and domestic violence. She also works as an anti-sexual violence activist in education and across the Arts.

Sunday 13:00
Sunday 13:00 Sexual Violence in Higher Education
 

Lea Volynsky

Leah Is the Limmud FSU LABS Regional Coordinator (USA). She was born in Moscow, Russia and immigrated to the United States in 1996. For over 17 years, Leah worked in corporate, non profit and higher education industries in marketing and event management.

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

Adam Wagner

Adam is well-known in the community and beyond for his human rights advocacy work. He founded both the multi-award winning human rights charity EachOther and the acclaimed UK Human Rights Blog. He is a sought after legal commentator on social media, television and radio. He set up and hosts the Better Human Podcast.

Sunday 12:00
Sunday 12:00 The 'Covid Rav' and a Rav-to-be talk lockdown laws
 

Julia Wagner

Julia Wagner is a lecturer and writer specialising in film and television. She holds a PhD in Film Studies from UCL and an MA in Italian Studies from University of Edinburgh. She lectures widely and regularly presents her research at cultural centres and international conferences. Julia is passionate about media education and public engagement.

Sunday 17:00
Sunday 17:00 The Making of RBG
 
Tuesday 20:00
Tuesday 20:00 Zooming In: Lockdown and the Screen
 

Christian Wakeford

Christian Wakeford is the Conservative MP for Bury South, which has one of the largest Jewish communities in the country. He is co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on British Jews as well as an officer of Conservative Friends of Israel.

Tuesday 19:00
Tuesday 19:00 North by Northwest: A discussion with Christian Wakeford MP
 

Yair Wallach

Yair Wallach is senior lecturer in Israeli Studies at SOAS, University of London, where he is also the head of the Centre for Jewish Studies. His book on Jerusalem street texts, "A City in Fragments", was published by Stanford University Press in 2020. His articles appeared in the Guardian, Haaretz, 972+ magazine, JewThink! and other publications.

Tuesday 18:00
Tuesday 18:00 The street texts of British-ruled Jerusalem
 

Jacqueline Waltz

Jacqueline Waltz, Dance Movement Therapist, ADMP, UK and ADTA (US). She has many years experience working as a creative arts therapist and dance educator, presenting at international conferences, universities and facilitating community arts projects. As dance therapist she has worked extensively with clients with special needs, dementia and the frail elderly, families and early years, in private practice and in the charity sector.

Monday 09:00
Monday 09:00 In my enemy's tent: Dance Midrash
 

Dawn Waterman

Dawn is the Archives and Heritage Manager at the Board of Deputies where she leads Hidden Treasures; celebrating Jewish archives in Britain.

Sunday 17:00
Sunday 17:00 Hidden Treasures: celebrating Jewish archives in Britain (short session)
 

Lee Wax

Lee Wax is an educator and freelance rabbi. She also works part-time for Jewish Women's Aid, as their training coordinator, giving talks and trainings about ending domestic abuse and sexual violence within the Jewish community.

Tuesday 12:00
Tuesday 12:00 Domestic abuse & COVID19: a pandemic overview
 

Howard Webber

After a career in central government, in areas including police complaints and supporting the arts, Howard decided to live down the disgrace of a poor History 'A' Level from the 1970s. He now has an MA and PhD in modern British history from King's College London. His book "Before the Arts Council" will be published by Bloomsbury in February 2021.

Monday 09:00
Monday 09:00 Upper-class antisemitism in Britain 1917-21
 

Michael Wegier

Michael is an educator, strategic planner, policy planner and fundraising consultant who has worked in executive management in Israel, the US and the UK. He has attended Limmud's for many years in many countries and even helped set up a few of them in Israel (Go Limmud Modi'in). Michael was chief executive of UJIA from 2012-19

Sunday 13:00
Sunday 13:00 Fundraising for Israel - pointers, pitfalls and paradoxes
 
Monday 17:00
Monday 17:00 How do we keep having 'arguments for the sake of heaven'?
 

Joshua Weinberg

Josh Weinberg is the vice-president of the URJ for Israel and Reform Zionism and is the director of ARZA. Ordained from the HUC-JIR Israeli Rabbinic Program, he lives in New York. Josh is a reserve officer in the IDF spokesperson’s unit and came on Aliyah to Israel in 2003.

Monday 18:00
Monday 18:00 Is there still space for progressive Jews in the Zionist Movement?
 

Josh Weiner

Josh is a rabbi, social worker, tour guide and Jewish educator. He grew up in London and Jerusalem, and eventually moved to Berlin. Josh works on educational initiatives in Berlin, including at the Fraenkelufer Synagogue, visiting schools and mosques, one-on-one chavrutot, the Kreuzberg Kollel and the home-based empowerment project "Berlin Tisch".

Monday 19:00
Monday 19:00 Directed being and Jewish time
 

Neta Weiner

Neta Weiner is an Israeli artist and social activist. A lead singer for the multilingual Jewish-Palestinian hip-hop ensemble System Ali, Neta is also artistic director of Beit System Ali Culture Centre in the Jessi Cohen neighbourhood in Holon. He performed to crowds at Limmud 2019, and now we have him back for a little more!

Tuesday 19:00
Tuesday 19:00 Part II: Performance and Protest
 

Hannah Weisfeld

Hannah is the director & founder of Yachad, the pro-Israel and pro-peace movement of British Jewry. For almost 10 years, Yachad has been at the forefront of shaping the debate on Israel within the community and this year took the lead in giving a voice to the significant opposition within the community to potential annexation of the West Bank.

Monday 20:00
Monday 20:00 What does a Biden Presidency mean for US foreign policy and Israel?
 
Tuesday 17:00
Tuesday 17:00 Friendly Fire: how Israel became its own worst enemy
 

Tanya White

Tanya White is an international lecturer, writer and educator with a focus on Tanach and contemporary Jewish thought. Lecturing in Israel and abroad, she is driven by a passion to exchange insights on pressing topics facing the modern Jewish world. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in Jewish thought at Bar Ilan University.

Monday 15:00
Monday 15:00 “Translating the Bible into Greek”: Ethics and Wisdom in the thought of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks zt’l and Emmanuel Levinas
 

Dovi Wieder

Dovi Wieder, is the Jewish Agency Shaliach of the UJS, covering the Greater London area. He was born and raised in Bnei Brak and studied in an ultra-Orthodox yeshiva. He holds a degree from the Hebrew University in International relations and Geography, and was a marketing manager and guide at the Tower of David Museum in Jerusalem.

Sunday 09:00
Sunday 09:00 General Allenby in Jerusalem
 

Mandie Winston

Mandie Winston is the Chief Executive of UJIA. She grew up in the UK community’s Jewish institutions and after making Aliya served as JDC’s regional director for Africa and Asia, leading global disaster responses. She currently serves on the board of the NALA Foundation.

Tuesday 12:00
Tuesday 12:00 Does Am Yisrael Chai?
 
Tuesday 14:00
Tuesday 14:00 Decision making to secure a Jewish future
 

Jonathan Wittenberg

Jonathan loves his family, his Judaism, animals, plants and people (not necessarily in that order), interfaith work, literature, walking, gardening and the privilege of being a rabbi. He was born in Glasgow to parents from German Jewish rabbinic backgrounds; it all caught up with him and shaped his life

Sunday 13:00
Sunday 13:00 Shema means ‘Listen!’ But how do we do it?
 
Tuesday 19:00
Tuesday 19:00 The Task is Urgent: Confronting the Moral Demands of the Climate Crisis
 

Alon Wolf

Alon Wolf is a professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Technion in Israel. He is the inventor and founder of Medrobotics Corporation. He won numerous research awards, was elected to the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society Distinguished Lecturer Program. He is also the director of the Israeli Olympic Sport Research Centre.

Monday 12:00
Monday 12:00 Medical Robotics, Smart Devices, IoT- Are We Ready For That Next Revolution
 

Ron Wolfson

Ron is the Fingerhut Professor of Education at American Jewish University in Los Angeles, California. He is the author of Relational Judaism and The Relational Judaism Handbook, and visiting scholar for synagogues and communities world-wide. In February, Ron donated a kidney on behalf of his wife Susie; both she and he are doing well, thank you.

Sunday 21:00
Sunday 21:00 What happens to Judaism after the synagogue?
 

Sara Wolkenfeld

Sara Tillinger Wolkenfeld is the Chief Learning Officer at Sefaria, an online database and interface for Jewish texts. She is passionate about expanding Jewish textual knowledge for all. Sara is also a fellow at the David Hartman Center at the Hartman Institute of North America.

Tuesday 14:00
Tuesday 14:00 Old Wine, New Jugs: Ancient Text and Modern Media
 

Paul Wolpe

Paul is the Raymond Schinazi Distinguished Research Professor of Jewish Bioethics and the director of the Center for Ethics at Emory University. He has recently met with the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, received an honorary degree from American Jewish University, and welcomed a second granddaughter. He is the son, brother, and father of rabbis.

Monday 16:00
Monday 16:00 Building Better Brains: A Jewish View of the Emergence of Neuroethics
 
Tuesday 21:00
Tuesday 21:00 What will change our world in the next 40 years?
 

Alexandra Wright

Alexandra Wright is the senior Rabbi at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John's Wood, London. From 1990-2003 she was rabbi at Radlett Reform Synagogue. She has worked as part of the multi-faith volunteer chaplaincy team at the North London Hospice for eight years and teaches classical Hebrew and practical rabbinics at Leo Baeck College.

Monday 13:00
Monday 13:00 Spiritual Care of the Dying
 

Tamra Wright

Tamra is a proud veteran of many Limmuds. A specialist in Jewish thought, she enjoys bringing philosophical ideas to wider audiences. She is Curriculum Development Adviser at Faith in Leadership and a Visiting Research Fellow at St Benet’s Hall, Oxford, as well as a Senior Research Fellow at LSJS.

Monday 15:00
Monday 15:00 “Translating the Bible into Greek”: Ethics and Wisdom in the thought of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks zt’l and Emmanuel Levinas
 
Tuesday 11:00
Tuesday 11:00 Television and teshuva - three great excuses for watching lots of Netflix (and DVDs)
 

Moshe Ya'alon

Moshe (Bogie) Ya’alon is a former IDF Chief of General Staff who served as Israel’s Defense Minister from 2013 to 2016, when he resigned from the government due to significant disagreements with Prime Minister Netanyahu. Leader of Telem party, he currently serves on the Yesh Atid-Telem list, the largest opposition faction in the Knesset.

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

Debbie Young-Somers

Debbie Young-Somers is a rabbi at Edgware and Hendon Reform, having previously been Community Educator at Reform Judaism. She is a regular Limmudnik, and embodies the challenge of cross-communal Jewish life by being married to Gary, who has Orthodox Semichah in Kashrut.

Tuesday 15:00
Tuesday 15:00 How does the Jewish community remain intact?
 

Lior Zalmanson

Lior Zalmanson is a senior lecturer at Coller School of Management, Tel Aviv University, focused on the information society. He served as a member of the executive board of the Israeli reform movement. He founded Print Screen festival, Israel's digital art festival. Furthermore, he is a grant and award-winning playwright and screenwriter.

Monday 18:00
Monday 18:00 When the computer becomes your boss - working under artificial intelligence
 

Andrea Zanardo

Andrea is Italian by birth, Israeli by choice and a UK citizen. Andrea is Rabbi of the biggest synagogue in Sussex and and unapologetic Zionist.

Tuesday 14:00
Tuesday 14:00 Can a Reform Jew be conservative?
 

Raphael Zarum

Raphael is Dean of the London School of Jewish Studies (LSJS), the educational heart of Anglo-Jewry. He lectures in Jewish education and new readings of ancient texts; as well as training teachers and rabbis. He has semicha (Montefiore Kollel), a PhD in Theoretical Physics (KCL), an MA in Education (UCL) and teaches across the globe.

Saturday 19:00
Saturday 19:00 A Limmud tribute to Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks zt”l
 
Sunday 14:00
Sunday 14:00 Return to the Pit: Did Joseph ever forgive his brothers?
 
Tuesday 20:00
Tuesday 20:00 A taste of Limmud - highlights from the years
 

Tony Zendle

Tony was born in the small shtetl of Manchester, and is a trivia maven collecting the arcane and obscure, publishing and explaining his findings in a blog, talks and books ("The Definitive Guide to Jewish Miscellany and Trivia", "Kosher Foxtrot"). His belief is that much of Jewish history is being lost, and we must rescue it from oblivion.

Tuesday 10:00
Tuesday 10:00 Kosher Foxtrot
 

Ruvi Ziegler

Ruvi Ziegler is associate professor in International Refugee Law at Reading & co-chair of the LGBT+ staff network; Research Associate at Oxford’s Refugee Studies Centre; Senior Research Associate at Refugee Law Initiative; Associate Academic Fellow at Inner Temple; Chair, New Europeans (UK) & Oxford European Association. He is happily married to David

Sunday 12:00
Sunday 12:00 My father was a wandering European: triple loyalties in Brexit Britain - British, Jewish, European?
 
Sunday 13:00
Sunday 13:00 Our Big Fat Jewish Egalitarian Gay (Vegan) Wedding
 

Yael Ziegler

Yael Ziegler is an Assistant Professor in Tanakh at Herzog College and Matan. She is the author of Promises to Keep: The Oath in Biblical Narrative and Ruth: From Alienation to Monarchy, which has been translated into Hebrew. Her forthcoming book: Lamentations: Faith in a Turbulent World is scheduled for publication in 2021.

Monday 14:00
Monday 14:00 Journeys, Wells and Marriages: Patterns in Biblical Stories
 

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