Limmud Festival 2020
Tuesday 29 December 2020

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

09:00
Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust Henry Cohn  Room 1
Are you sitting comfortably? Feldenkrais @ Limmud Emma Alter  Room 3
'And then I came to live in Glasgow' Angela Shapiro  Room 5
Go green - ecological innovations in Israel Oded Gvaram  Room 7
"One size fits all" - new models for religious education in German public schools and their implications for the Jewish community Sandra Anusiewicz-Baer  Room 9
Spotlight on Limmud Sydney: The Transmission of Oral Torah A Spotlight on Limmud Sydney  Simon Holloway  International Hub
Chavruta - Tuesday Limmud Chavruta  Pete Tobias  Chavruta
10:00
Brexit and the Jews Ruth Deech  Room 2
Marriage under a Chuppah for a Mixed Faith Couple Aaron Goldstein  Room 4
Inter Faith – Disagreements between Friends? David Mason  Room 6
Kosher Foxtrot Tony Zendle  Room 8
Extreme preterm babies - to treat or not to treat Refoel Guggenheim  Room 10
Israel: A patchwork of people Gila Levitan  Room 12
Dealing with Covid: The Royal Free London and Royal Free Charity's response Judy Dewinter  Rachel Anticoni  Room 14
"Everything you wanted to know about working in human rights but were too afraid to ask" Vicki Prais  Room 16
House of... French House of French (in French)  House Of...
Chatty Cafe - Tuesday _ Jewish Care  Welfare Hub
Chavruta - Tuesday (continued) Limmud Chavruta  Chavruta
11:00
Tzipi Hotovely, Israel’s ambassador to the UK, in conversation with Colin Shindler Tzipi Hotovely  Colin Shindler  Room 1
You're hired: how to get a job in 2021 Victoria Sterman  Jonathan Bergwerk  Kim Maidment  Mike Beral  Room 3
Belarus in 2020: on the brink of change Beth Saffer  Alex Fenton  Valeria Jegisman  Alexandra St John Murphy  Room 5
Television and teshuva - three great excuses for watching lots of Netflix (and DVDs) Tamra Wright  Room 7
Vladimir Nabokov's wandering Jew: mapping the history of Agasfer Anoushka Alexander-Rose  Room 9
Intersectionality for the Limmud Community Naomi Rowe  Room 11
My grandpa would have said " Io so' jodìo romano" (short session) Valentina Calo'  Room 13
LE@F - Tzedakah vs. Charity: How Fundraisers Help Donors Limmud Elements @ Festival (LE@F)  David Levin-Kruss  Room 15
11:30
Being mindful of our wellbeing (short session) _ JAMI  Room 13
12:00
Short Film: MASEL TOV COCKTAIL Arkadij Khaet  Room 2
Domestic abuse & COVID19: a pandemic overview Lee Wax  _ Jewish Women Aid  Room 4
The Temple Mount virtual experience Josh Hartuv  Room 6
The Witness and the Historian – Parallel views on Hungary’s Holocaust and Stalinist tyranny Cassie Matus  László Csősz  Agnes Kaposi  Room 8
The mussar of Star Trek Marcia Plumb  Room 10
Does Am Yisrael Chai? Limmud @40 Programming  Zvika Klein  Anshel Pfeffer  Mandie Winston  Ben Crome  Room 12
Zoom and the philosophy of dialogue Matt Plen  Room 14
OTs Holiday Baking Fun! _ JAMI  Room 16
Spotlight on: Jews in Asia! A Spotlight on Limmud around Asia  Leon Fenster  Rabbi Nathan Alfred  Roberta Lipson  Anna Tooms-Yun  Josh Kurtzig  International Hub
13:00
Do smaller Jewish communities have a future? Limmud @40 Programming  Marion Kinshuck  Sarita Robinson  Sheila Gewolb  Shannon Kirshner  Simon Rocker  Room 1
Brothers crying out from the ground: The Biblical roots of our divided society Judy Klitsner  Room 3
Rahima Mahmut in conversation with Mia Hasenson-Gross Mia Hasenson-Gross  Rahima Mahmut  Room 5
New Technology: Benefits? Harms? Ethical Values? Charles Raab  Room 7
I am a Hungarian Jew Zsuzsanna Fritz  Room 9
Resilience for Community Leadership _ JAMI  _ Jewish Care  _ Jewish Women Aid  Judy Roth  Shuli Greenstein  Room 11
Reason To Believe - The Controversial Life of Rabbi Louis Jacobs Ivor Jacobs  Harry Freedman  Miri Freud-Kandel  Room 13
The Joint Fight For Gender Equality: Palestinians and Jewish Israelis working to battle discrimination _ Israel Women's Network and Women Against Violence  Room 15
Spotlight on Limmud FSU Volga-Urals: Russian Facebook, between fiction and non-fiction A Spotlight on Limmud FSU Volga-Urals  Leah Bushkanets  House Of...
14:00
Does your rabbi know you're here? Football and the Jewish people Anthony Clavane  Danny Caro  Room 2
Israel and the Palestinians: what's the end game? Noru Tsalic  Harrison Engler  Ruth Deech  Harry Markham  Room 4
Old Wine, New Jugs: Ancient Text and Modern Media Sara Wolkenfeld  Room 6
In conversation with Moshe (Bogie) Ya’alon: Can Israel’s opposition defeat Benjamin Netanyahu in March? Moshe Ya'alon  Anshel Pfeffer  Room 8
Can a Reform Jew be conservative? Andrea Zanardo  Room 10
The mental health benefits of knitting (short session) _ JAMI  Room 12
Bones and Souls: When our Adopted Heroes Save Them Both Susan Silverman  Room 14
Decision making to secure a Jewish future Mandie Winston  Raymond Simonson  Jo Grose  Michelle Janes  Room 16
Prophetic Power & Politics: How Jews Can Create a More Just World Jonah Pesner  International Hub
Afternoon Chavruta with Hadar's Project Zug Limmud Chavruta  Aliza Abolafia  Chavruta
14:30
Tsitsit - a new Jewish Fringe Festival (short session) Alastair Falk  Room 12
15:00
Does the UK welcome refugees? The asylum system explained Amos Schonfield  Room 1
The complete rabbinic library in 60 minutes or less Isaac Landes  Room 3
How does the Jewish community remain intact? Limmud @40 Programming  Marie van der Zyl  Debbie Young-Somers  Claudia Mendoza  Alex Goldberg  Room 5
A revolution in Israel's Haredi population and what it means for the future of Israeli and Diaspora Jewry Dov Lipman  Room 7
The plague and the Jews: an introduction to the Black Death Eyal Levinson  Elisheva Baumgarten  Room 9
Is Progressive Judaism a form of Mystical Judaism ? Etienne Kerber  Room 11
Food and Intimacy: Hilchot Kashrut as a Spiritual Practice Leah Sarna  Room 13
Where in the world are all the Jews? Joey Leskin  Room 15
Peer support group (Tue) _ JAMI  Welfare Hub
16:00
Celebrating ethnic diversity in the Jewish community helps us fight racism Nadine Batchelor-Hunt  Room 2
Mark Halawa-The Jew from Kuwait Mark Halawa  Room 4
From the back of the bus to the top of the agenda Anat Hoffman  Room 6
“Zot Torat Hollywood” - When Sages And Scripts Get Together Daniel Epstein  Room 8
Jews on the Move: Responses to the Plague in Medieval Europe Hannah Teddy Schachter  Albert Kohn  Room 10
It's not you, it's meme Noam Kantor  Room 12
Intermarriage in Early Rabbinic halachah and aggadah Laliv Clenman  Room 14
Are the kids alright? Limmud @40 Programming  Robin Moss  Rebecca Fetterman  Joanne Greenaway  Room 16
Silly Games for Grown Ups (Zoom Edition) Limmud Social Programming  Harrison Engler  Social Programming
17:00
Friendly Fire: how Israel became its own worst enemy Ami Ayalon  Hannah Weisfeld  Room 1
Jewish Business Ethics at a time of Crisis Mark Goldsmith  Room 3
Ten approaches to a post-Holocaust theology Bennett Miller  Room 5
Iranian Jews in the Twentieth-Century: Between Iranian Nationalism, Communism, and Zionism Lior Sternfeld  Room 7
Tom Tugendhat in conversation with Hannah Rose Tom Tugendhat  Hannah Rose  Room 9
Charity Starts at Home, or Does It? Poverty, a pandemic, and why you should care about people you've never met. Kira Blumer  Room 11
Regina Jonas - may a woman hold rabbinic office? Sybil Sheridan  Room 13
My Egg, My Husband, Her Womb, Whose Child? Artificial Insemination, Four Parent Babies, Posthumous Paternity and Surrogate Motherhood through the Prism of Jewish Law Kenneth Brander  Room 15
House of...Nahamu Ben Crowne  House Of...
18:00
Do vile views make you a vile person? Ari Deller  Laura Janner-Klausner  Room 2
How Jewish is the Modern Jewish State - a View From the Frontlines Seth Farber  Room 4
Standing again under Sinai: understanding the Sages’ misreading of Torah, and planning our own Dan Libenson  Room 6
The street texts of British-ruled Jerusalem Yair Wallach  Room 8
Is 2020 a turning point in how Jewish communities function? Limmud @40 Programming  Michael Harris  Rachel Grunwald  Georgina Bye  Deborah Blausten  Graham Carpenter  Room 12
What's education got to do with it? Understanding the role of education in refugee journeys Moses Seitler  Hamid Khan  Catherine Gladwell  Room 16
Lockdown Scavenger Hunt Limmud Social Programming  Social Programming
19:00
Part II: Performance and Protest Neta Weiner  Room 1
Tales (of the wagging shaggy doggy stories) from Chelm Eddie Bass  Room 3
A peek over the prison walls of 21st century England Hannah Haddad  Danny Rich  Room 5
The future and present of Jewish education Yechiel Hoffman  Nic Abery  Tzvi Hametz  Room 7
Four Women Who Made Israel Peta Pellach  Room 9
North by Northwest: A discussion with Christian Wakeford MP Gillian Merron  Christian Wakeford  Room 11
Is sedan chair transport permitted on a Yom Tov (i.e. Sukkot, Pesach...) for men? For women? Judith Hauptman  Room 13
The Task is Urgent: Confronting the Moral Demands of the Climate Crisis Shulamit Morris-Evans  Sergio Bergman  Jennie Rosenn  Jonathan Wittenberg  Tanya Sakhnovic  Room 15
The best of Limmud Buenos Aires: Inclusive language and diversity, a Jewish-Argentine perspective A Spotlight on Limmud Buenos Aires  Diego Niemetz  International Hub
Oy! What a day... (3/3) Limmud Social Programming  Social Programming
20:00
Daniel Cainer in virtual concert Daniel Cainer  Room 2
What war zone?!: Standup comedy from Israel Benji Lovitt  Room 4
Live or Die: Make Your Choice (The Theology of Saw) Natasha Mann  Room 6
A taste of Limmud - highlights from the years Limmud @40 Programming  Raphael Zarum  Yaffa Epstein  Gila Fine  Shimon Felix  Room 8
Zooming In: Lockdown and the Screen Julia Wagner  Room 10
21st Century Chevra Kadisha In The Age of COVID19 Holly Blue Hawkins  Room 12
Rashut Harabim as a Pluralistic Hub for Jewish Entrepreneurship in Jerusalem Inbar Bluzer Shalem  Yonatan Arnon  Room 14
Spotlight on Limmud Bogotá: HASKALA. The movement that forever changed the Jewish People Marcos Peckel  Room 16
21:00
What will change our world in the next 40 years? Limmud @40 Programming  Paul Wolpe  _ JAMI  Laura Janner-Klausner  Simon Rocker  Robert Simmons  Room 1
And still we sing! Judith Silver  Zöe Jacobs  Mich Sampson  Room 3
The Telling: Explore the Greatest Hits of Jewish thought, and how they can enlighten and enliven all of our lives Mark Gerson  Room 5
The best of Limmud Mexico! The Jewish question in modern literature: Marcel Proust and James Joyce A Spotlight on Mexico  Boris Gerson  Room 7
The best of Limmud Mar del Plata: Argentine Jewish film, a window into the soul of a community A Spotlight on Limmud Mar Del Plata  Kevin Levin  International Hub

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