Limmud Festival 2020
Sunday 27 December 2020

Links to virtual rooms can be found at events.limmud.org when sessions are in progress

09:00
How a Norman called Johannes changed Judaism Miriam Lorie  Room 1
A long time ago: running activities in Jewish residential homes for the elderly Ruti Roche  Room 3
Theology and leadership -being radically open to oppositional voices Charley Baginsky  Judith Rosenberry  Room 5
Ashreichem Yisrael: A musical Shacharit with Nigunim Ensemble Boaz Dorot  Room 7
40 years of stories - what has Limmud meant to you? Limmud @40 Programming  Steve Miller  Room 9
General Allenby in Jerusalem Dovi Wieder  Room 11
How to "use" Limmud this year! Limmud Social Programming  Room 15
929 - Liberating Torah study Benny Lau  The Bar
Chavruta - Sunday Limmud Chavruta  Pete Tobias  Chavruta
10:00
Sister Squad: how to get pre-batmitzvah girls engaged in Jewish learning and doing Nic Abery  Room 4
Rethinking Jewish immigration at the fin-de-siecle Harrison Engler  Room 6
Im tirtzu: bringing the generations together despite COVID-19 Judith Ish-Horowicz  Room 8
Elisheva: mother, midwife, mourner Eleanor Davis  Room 10
Jews and Christians in Early Modern Europe Kenneth Austin  Room 12
Human immune monitoring coming of age Shai Shen-Orr  Room 14
How to keep your family story alive Debra Barnes  Room 16
Chatty Cafe - Sunday _ Jewish Care  Welfare Hub
Chavruta - Sunday (continued) Limmud Chavruta  Chavruta
11:00
A Torah recipe for resilience in challenging times Ephraim Mirvis  Room 1
Death of a Nightingale - is Equality a mischief word? Alan Share  Room 3
“A Ray of sunshine in utter Darkness” Josiah Wedgwood’s response to the plight of the Jews, 1933-1943 Lesley Urbach  Room 5
Can Judaism be eco-friendly? Hana Siková  Room 7
Live Walking Tour: Discovering the city of Maimonides - Jewish Cordoba. Haim Casas  Room 9
Revolutionizing Palestinian-Israeli Discourse on Campus (short session) Stav Salpeter  Room 11
How do we keep this amazing year for volunteering ongoing? Hannah Cohen  _ Jewish Volunteering Network  Yona Taub  Abigail Mann  Ellie Gerszt  Ben Brownson  Room 13
The Masks we live in: Tackling Toxic Masculinity and Sexism in Youth Culture Ilana Hutchinson  _ Jewish Women Aid  Room 15
12:00
The two Abrahams Anthony Julius  Room 2
Strategic Advantage in National Security Anthony Finkelstein  Room 4
Live walking tour: The secret Jews of Majorca Dani Rotstein  Room 6
Family Dance at Home - exercise your body and mind! Ilai Szpiezak  Room 8
The 'Covid Rav' and a Rav-to-be talk lockdown laws Gabriel Kanter-Webber  Adam Wagner  Room 10
The rich footprint of Jewish life across the UK Ed Horwich  Hilary Thomas  Room 12
"It's All in Your Head" - a discussion on psychosis and social change _ JAMI  Room 14
My father was a wandering European: triple loyalties in Brexit Britain - British, Jewish, European? Simon Albert  Ruvi Ziegler  Room 16
13:00
Our Big Fat Jewish Egalitarian Gay (Vegan) Wedding Ruvi Ziegler  David Bilchitz  Room 1
The Threat to Jewish Religious Freedom in Europe Jair Melchior  Aron Verständig  Jonathan Arkush  Sheila Gewolb  Amanda Bowman  Room 3
How to raise Jewish children in a non-Jewish environment Danielle Chaimovitz  Room 5
Fundraising for Israel - pointers, pitfalls and paradoxes Michael Wegier  Room 7
Hair - The Jewish Edition Ellen Flax  Room 9
Sexual Violence in Higher Education Rachel Vogler  _ Jewish Women Aid  Room 11
Theodosius of Rome and the eternal suspicions of the diaspora Jeremy Borovitz  Room 13
Shema means ‘Listen!’ But how do we do it? Jonathan Wittenberg  Room 15
Pass it on _ Jewish Care  Welfare Hub
14:00
Inside Jewish Dubai Shaun Hoffman  Jessica Katz  Ross Kriel  Room 2
Lessons from my Bubbe's doorstep Charles Savenor  Room 4
Heroes of Jewish activism against racism Edie Friedman  Room 6
Jewish identity in Philip Roth David Benkof  Room 8
Methodology in psak – or the Corona related rulings regarding porch (or garden) minyanim Chana Luntz  Room 10
It’s schlepped in the genes: an introduction to Ashkenazi Jewish genetics Joshua Goodkin  Room 12
The Jewish woman who unravelled the secret of life (short session) Ben Lewis  Room 14
Return to the Pit: Did Joseph ever forgive his brothers? Raphael Zarum  Room 16
LEV o'clock: Values throughout the Limmudiverse _ LEV  International Hub
14:30
Ashkenas 2.0? The new Jewish identities in Germany (short session) Daniel Aviv  Room 14
15:00
How NOT to teach history: a textbook example Noru Tsalic  Room 3
An Angel Called Truth - Telling Our Stories for the Next Generation Jeremy Gordon  Room 5
Writing your life Liz Cashdan  Room 7
The Sarajevo Rescues – a masterpiece and a girl Robert Stone  Room 9
The seven habits of highly effective Jews Simon Rickman  Room 11
The Jews and the first days of Islam Clive Lawton  Room 13
How an independent journalist covering this year’s anti-Netanyahu protests has successfully challenged Israel’s mainstream media Or-ly Barlev  Yonatan Levi  Room 15
Peer support group (Sun) _ JAMI  Welfare Hub
Afternoon Chavruta with Hadar's Project Zug Limmud Chavruta  Aliza Abolafia  Chavruta
16:00
Yellow fever, Covid and the Jews: Lessons from two great plagues in the United States Jonathan Sarna  Room 2
Jewish Surnames and Name Changing Around the World: Diversity and Unity Sarah Benor  Room 4
Isaac in a Bind - a theatrical midrash on The Akeda Avi Dolgin  Room 6
Does the world we live in still stand on three things? Ofek Meir  Room 8
Can interfaith marriage and relationships work within the Jewish community? Lauren Dubell-Beadle  Room 10
Me v We in Israel's Troubled 2020 Robin Moss  Room 12
JCC Riga - A Chance for Change Inna Lapidus-Kinbere  Room 14
When the World Feels Like a Scary Place: Essential Conversations for Anxious Parents and Worried Children Abigail Gewirtz  Room 16
17:00
The Making of RBG Julia Wagner  Julie Cohen  Room 1
The uses of desire: from illicit to Divine love Naftali Brawer  Room 3
Vicar of Dibley, Shmicar of Dibley: meet the ordained (and soon to be ordained) Orthodox women of the UK! Eryn London  Miriam Lorie  Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz  Ramie Smith  Room 5
The hidden Holocaust: the Nazis in the Middle East Gershom Gorenberg  Room 7
Seeing Complexity in Conflict: Moving Beyond Stereotyping and Dehumanisation Simon Lichman  Room 9
My Jesus Year: What a rabbi's son learned from spending 52 Sundays at 52 churches Benyamin Cohen  Room 11
Hidden Treasures: celebrating Jewish archives in Britain (short session) Dawn Waterman  Room 13
Antisemitism, Brexit and Coronavirus; An ABC of Jewish Public Policy Philip Rosenberg  Room 15
The best of Limmud South Africa: Aroused to laughter: Sarah’s conception scene re-visited A Spotlight on Limmud South Africa  Adina Roth  International Hub
17:30
Feeling with pictures (short session) Joaquín Cuervo Rojman  Room 13
18:00
The uncertain state of politics in Israel Reuven Hazan  Room 2
Jewish Marriage Ceremonies through the Ages Peter Sevitt  Emma Sevitt  Room 4
Why I don't (usually) attend Limmud Keith Kahn-Harris  Room 6
Leonard Cohen: a prophet for our time Daniel Lichman  Room 8
“And you shall teach your children”: How about your parents? And friends? Redesigning Jewish learning & leadership for the 21st Century Adam Rossano  Yaffa Epstein  Room 10
Foreigners, Aliens, Citizens - Medway and its Jewish community Irina Fridman  Room 12
Flickers of Hope Esther Sills  Room 14
BRCA and Me Charlie Morgan  Laura Samuels  Oliver Joseph  Room 16
Speed Friending Limmud Social Programming  Michele Benson  Social Programming
19:00
Maajid Nawaz in conversation with Mick Davis: a response to the Uyghur crisis Maajid Nawaz  Mick Davis  Room 1
The problem with slave memorials: a perspective from Jewish history Aviva Ben-Ur  Room 3
MoveMeant-Embodying Sacred Texts Yonatan Arnon  Kobi Goodwin  Room 5
Religious pluralism in Israel - today’s situation and looking to the future Gilad Kariv  Room 7
Tips for Researching Your Jewish Genealogy and Q&A Session Daniel Morgan-Thomas  Laurence Harris  Leigh Dworkin  Room 9
The Mizrachi revolution in Israeli music and literature Lawrence Englander  Room 11
Modern day Yente Aimee Belchak  Room 13
Under My Hat: What does Orthodox feminism offer Jewish life? Sally Berkovic  Adena Berkowitz  Room 15
Oy! What a day... (1/3) Limmud Social Programming  Social Programming
20:00
Jew Talkin' To Me? Podcast - live recording! Rachel Creeger  Philip Simon  Russell Balkind  Room 2
Intriguing texts, beautiful bindings - three fascinating books from the Leo Baeck College Library Cassy Sachar  Room 4
Toratah, The Regendered Bible Yael Kanarek  Room 6
The Top Israeli Archeological Breakthroughs of 2020: A Reporter’s Notebook Rossella Tercatin  Room 8
Behind the Scenes of the 38th World Zionist Congress Andrew Keene  Room 10
On the surface of the deep: exploring self-esteem through Genesis Hadassah Fromson  Room 12
Antisemitism in America: the new numbers and the reality behind them Avi Mayer  Room 14
Creating coherence in the collective consciousness can create peace in the Middle East: a brain based approach to peace. Barry Spivack  Room 16
The best of Limmud Chile: The music of the cosmos: variations on scientific themes from Pythagoras to Neutron Stars A Spotlight on Limmud Chile  Andrés Gomberoff  International Hub
21:00
The Rebbetzin's Disco Limmud Social Programming  Jacqueline Nicholls  Room 1
Keep kalm and kvetch Carole Shaw  Room 3
What happens to Judaism after the synagogue? Limmud @40 Programming  Dan Libenson  Ron Wolfson  Miriam Lorie  Matt Plen  Room 5
When halachah and ethics collide, what should we do?: case studies Nathaniel Helfgot  Room 7
Tolerance is for Latke Toppings - LGBTQ Jews We Celebrate: A Personal and Communal Journey Abby Stein  Room 9
The best of Limmud Mexico! Rescuing musical instruments from the Shoah, How music saved lives A Spotlight on Mexico  Vivi Viskin  Room 11

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