Limmud Festival 2020
Monday 28 December 2020

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

09:00
Daughters of Jerusalem: Talmudic Retellings Jessica Spencer  Room 1
Jewish meditation and breathwork Martin Schubert  Room 3
Listening to the Angels - Exploring 11th-12th Century Sephardi Piyutim Jeff Berger  Room 5
Jewish ‘untouchables’: the plight of the mamzer in the 21st century Emma Rozenberg  Room 7
Upper-class antisemitism in Britain 1917-21 Howard Webber  Room 9
Concepts & Misconceptions about Israel, Zionism, and Jews Charlotte Korchak  Room 11
Transforming trauma into tolerance Helen Stone  Room 13
In my enemy's tent: Dance Midrash Jacqueline Waltz  Room 15
Chavruta - Monday Limmud Chavruta  Pete Tobias  Chavruta
10:00
In conversation with Keir Starmer, Leader of the Labour Party Keir Starmer  Carolyn Bogush  Room 2
Focusing as a doorway into Jewish spirituality - an introduction to the life and work of Eugene Gendlin Ruth Friedman  Room 4
A comparative perspective of the memorialization of Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust Sivan Gaides  Room 6
The new siddur of the Israeli Reform Movement Dalia Marx  Alona Lisitsa  Room 8
Alphabets and Judaism Michael Marmur  Room 10
Red herring or elephant in the room? The role of antisemitism in the Arab-Israeli conflict David Stone  Room 12
Can Backgammon Bring Peace to the Middle East? Zaki Djemal  Room 14
Engineering vascularized tissue for medical and food applications Shulamit Levenberg  Room 16
Chatty Cafe - Monday _ Jewish Care  Welfare Hub
Chavruta - Monday (continued) Limmud Chavruta  Chavruta
11:00
"Invisible City" A landscape of sound at Willesden Jewish Cemetery Hester Abrams  Vicki Harris  Nataliya Kharina  Isla Kaufmann  Derek Bloom  Room 1
Commission on Racial Inclusivity in the Jewish Community Stephen Bush  Room 3
Unity and division: the tower of Babel Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz  Room 5
Deep listening - a chance to learn and practice Emily Kasriel  Room 7
LE@F - Putting the Limmud values into Limmud Limmud Elements @ Festival (LE@F)  Clive Lawton  Room 9
Making a billion dollars prepared me for lockdown Brian Teeman  Room 11
Connecting the commonwealth - through faith, friendship and feminism (short session) Lauren Keiles  Room 13
The socio-economic effect of COVID-19 in Israel: what can be done, and why it matters Maskit Bendel  Room 15
The best of Limmud South Africa: RBG tzedek tzedek tirdof A Spotlight on Limmud South Africa  Dennis Davis  International Hub
11:30
Don’t fence me in! (short session) Naomi Cohen  Room 13
Creative Writing Group (start) _ JAMI  Welfare Hub
12:00
Women of valour: Dame Margaret Hodge and Dame Louise Ellman, on Antisemitism, Labour and Israel Marie van der Zyl  Margaret Hodge  Louise Ellman  Room 2
Building temples in time: the science of synchrony and social bonding Joshua Bamford  Room 4
"Hello Kitchen": a guide to the culinary novice Nic Abery  Room 6
From surviving to thriving: empowering young Rwandans and South Africans, one conversation at a time. Brent Davidoff  Room 8
Points of view from Israeli teens - Leo Baeck Haifa The Leo Baeck Education Center Haifa  Room 10
How to be less busy and get more done: 10 top tips to manage time more effectively Juliet Landau-Pope  Room 12
Atheism’s Black Box: Godless morality - or just arbitrary ethics? Daniel Anderson  Room 14
Medical Robotics, Smart Devices, IoT- Are We Ready For That Next Revolution Alon Wolf  Room 16
Creative Writing Group _ JAMI  Welfare Hub
13:00
“Is Existentialism a Jewish Idea?" Joseph Dweck  Room 1
Forgotten Heroes of the Kindertransport Mike Levy  Room 3
Liberal, Progressive, Zionist: Reclaiming Intersectionality Hen Mazzig  Room 5
One Step Further: The Impact of Limmud Limmud @40 Programming  Raymond Simonson  Clive Lawton  Zahavit Shalev  Helena Miller  Keith Kahn-Harris  Room 7
Live Walking Tour: Visit Jewish Barcelona - past and present! Victor Sorenssen  Room 9
Educational Inclusivity Maxim Delchev  Room 11
Where is Jewish feminism today? Gail Chester  Room 13
Spiritual Care of the Dying Alexandra Wright  Room 15
Spotlight on: Limmud FSU Belarus! A Spotlight on Limmud FSU Belarus  Irina Belskaia  Michael Kemerov  Grisha ( Ryhor) Abramovich  International Hub
14:00
Who is a (Charedi) Jew? Yehudis Fletcher  Room 2
Journeys, Wells and Marriages: Patterns in Biblical Stories Yael Ziegler  Room 4
The use and abuse of reflective practice Naomi Soetendorp  Room 6
Vaccination against CoVid-19: an individual or societal responsibility? Alan Silman  Room 8
The State of Israel V Benjamin Netanyahu Ittay Flescher  Room 10
Getting beyond the foodbank: lots of practical ideas on how to step up Sam Cowan  Room 12
When Judaism meets Digital (short session) Tony Uzan  Room 14
Introduction: How to read from the Torah in S&P trop Nachshon Rodrigues Pereira  Room 16
LEV o'clock: Creating a Limmud Talmud page _ LEV  House Of...
Managing bereavement during challenging times _ Jewish Bereavement Counselling Service  Welfare Hub
Escape R(z)oom! Limmud Social Programming  Social Programming
14:30
The Fruit of Her Hands: making a COVID-19 Torah mantle (short session) Tzipporah Johnston  Room 14
15:00
Sustainable fundraising during COVID-19 and beyond Simi Bennett  Amy Braier  Daniel Carmel-Brown  Michelle Janes  Room 1
Left out: the inside story of Labour under Corbyn Gabriel Pogrund  Room 3
The Lily's Legacy Project: Exploring the voices and visions of Liberal Judaism Shaan Knan  Charley Baginsky  Mike Beral  Room 5
Briefing on the status of East Jerusalem with Silwan residents Hagit Ofran  Room 7
Plague in the promised land Levi Cooper  Room 9
Ideology and ritual: An Exploration of the tefillot of Shabbat Adam Mintz  Room 11
Black British history: remembering rightly as Jews and Christians Nathan Eddy  Richard Reddie  Robert Bieber  Room 13
“Translating the Bible into Greek”: Ethics and Wisdom in the thought of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks zt’l and Emmanuel Levinas Tamra Wright  Tanya White  Ephraim Meir  Hanoch Ben Pazi  Room 15
Peer support group (Mon) _ JAMI  Welfare Hub
Afternoon Chavruta with Hadar's Project Zug Limmud Chavruta  Aliza Abolafia  Chavruta
16:00
2020: the year that changed the Middle East? Ian Black  Nimrod Goren  Tal Schneider  Calev Ben-Dor  Room 2
Castaway Stories: A Desert Island Discs for the Jewish community Jessica Munk Shepherd  Room 4
Iraqi Jews: between legal policies of exploitation and today's future Khairuldeen Makhzoomi  Linda Menuhin  Room 6
Our House, in the Middle of the Street Dina Brawer  Room 8
Seeking my daughter's killer Arnold Roth  Room 10
"The Tattooed Torah" screening with Q&A Brett Kopin  Beth G Kopin  Marc Bennett  Room 12
Building Better Brains: A Jewish View of the Emergence of Neuroethics Paul Wolpe  Room 14
What do you have in mind when you say Messiah / Mashiach? Lior Kaminetsky  Muhammed Amin Evans  Jessica Foster  Paul Salahuddin Armstrong  Room 16
Deputies Limmud Social! House of Board of Deputies  House Of...
LE@F - Mingle Mingle Mingle! Networking with other international volunteers Limmud Elements @ Festival (LE@F)  International Hub
17:00
How do we keep having 'arguments for the sake of heaven'? Limmud @40 Programming  Laura Marks  Michael Wegier  Leon Morris  Keith Kahn-Harris  Hannah Rose  Room 1
Filling the half empty bookcase: Otti Berger; master teacher at the Bauhaus Michael Shire  Room 3
Neve Tzedek to Nightingale, Beit Cholim to Bearsted: care and medicine in Jewish London Rachel Kolsky  Room 5
Veils and twins Simi Peters  Room 7
Intro to Ashkenazi musical modes Eitan Kantor  Room 9
I Can't Believe It's Not Milchig Harry Lampert  Room 11
Twenty Jewish books that everyone should read (short session) Martin Kaye  Room 13
Can antisemitism mean different things to different people? Eve Barlow  Anthony Julius  Ian Austin  Joey Leskin  Room 15
EFI get together! House of EFI Educating for Impact  House Of...
Spotlight on: Limmud FSU Labs! A Spotlight on Limmud FSU  Natasha Chechik  Merilin Kernitzman  Menashe Khaimov  Svetlana Muller  Lea Volynsky  International Hub
Fast friends! Limmud Social Programming  Aimee Belchak  Social Programming
17:30
Useful similarities in Jewish and psychological thinking in Covid times (short session) Rivka Mennesson  Room 13
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 Michael Biton  Room 2
The pen pal perspective: How the Global Jewish Pen Pal Program has brought world Jewry together Madison Jackson  Room 4
Never heard of her! Rediscovering the American modernist artist, Theresa Bernstein Elizabeth Diament  Room 6
When the computer becomes your boss - working under artificial intelligence Lior Zalmanson  Room 8
Adam, Eve, & the Snake: Look What Happens When You Don’t Include Women! Bradley Shavit Artson  Room 10
Is there still space for progressive Jews in the Zionist Movement? Lea Muhlstein  Joshua Weinberg  Room 12
To life! New year, new you - an interactive cook-along, demo and Q&A Judi Rose  Jacqueline Lewis  Room 14
The IHRA working definition of antisemitism - what is it good for? David Feldman  John Mann  Room 16
19:00
Tandu - A musical journey to the Jewish world - LIVE! Shani Lachmish  Room 1
Disqualifying Hate: IRAC's Work Against Jewish Supremacists and Hate Groups - Noa Sattath  Room 3
"Boredom is so interesting: a Jewish perspective on monotony during COVID" Erica Brown  Room 5
As young British Jews, what are our responsibilities towards vulnerable global communities during the post COVID-19 era? George Rosenfeld  Sarah Kass  Moses Seitler  Sarit Baum  Room 7
Directed being and Jewish time Josh Weiner  Room 9
Climate Change Emergency! Green Party Co-Leader, Siân Berry, in conversation with Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Charley Baginsky Sian Berry  Charley Baginsky  Room 11
Understanding antisemitism in theoretical and practical terms Deborah Lipstadt  Room 13
Owning our cultural inheritance Beverley-Jane Stewart  Laura Birnbaum  Room 15
Pardes get together - all welcome! House of Pardes  House Of...
Spotlight on: Limmud FSU Canada! A unique Limmud for a unique Community A Spotlight on Limmud FSU Canada  Alex Katz  International Hub
Oy! What a day... (2/3) Limmud Social Programming  Ben Crowne  Social Programming
20:00
The evolution of Limmud - 40 years in 40 minutes Limmud @40 Programming  Room 2
Soul singing ceremony Netanel Goldberg  Room 4
Safe Haven: the UK and Nazi war crimes inquiries Jon Silverman  Room 6
What does a Biden Presidency mean for US foreign policy and Israel? Hannah Weisfeld  Jeremy Ben-Ami  Room 8
Joseph and His Brothers: When is it right to lie? Elliott Karstadt  Room 10
Embracing the Future of Israel with Muslims and Christians Warren Elf  Room 12
Open Mic Night Limmud Social Programming  Room 14
On Turning 40: It's never too late to become Moshe, or Rabbi Akiva, or YOU! Yaffa Epstein  Room 16
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 Chile  Daniel Chernilo  The Bar
Limmud UK's day events volunteers meetup! House of Tour of Britain  House Of...
21:00
Late night laughs at Limmud! Rachel Creeger  Room 1
Challah Back Girls Shana Boltin  Room 3
What's new in Jewish Philosophy 2020 Michael Pollak  Room 5
Reliving the origins of Limmud Limmud @40 Programming  Clive Lawton  Alastair Falk  Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz  Sally Goodis  Michael May  Room 7
The best of Limmud Mexico! Mariachis and Klezmer: Musical expression of two cultures A Spotlight on Mexico  Shulamit Goldsmit  Room 9
Tayelet: Israeli dance for Zoom at home Maurice Stone  Room 11
The best of Limmud Buenos Aires: UNHRC’s anti-Israel problem and why we should fight it A Spotlight on Limmud Buenos Aires  Ezequiel Podjarny  International Hub

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