Limmud Festival 2020

Limmud Festival 2020 – Sunday 10:00

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Elisheva: mother, midwife, mourner

Eleanor Davis 

Aaron's wife Elisheva is named just once in Torah but rabbinic literature tells us much more: we'll glimpse her life beyond husband or sons and discover how a single day brought her great highs and great lows.

 EDavis handouts for Elisheva - Limmud 2020.pdf

How to keep your family story alive

Debra Barnes 

Debra offers advice & practical tips on various ways to keep our family stories alive: Producing a life story book – taking testimony, editing, what to keep in and what to leave out, photographs, book design and printing. Writing a novel – the pros and cons of writing your family story as a novel. How to go about becoming a speaker in schools.

 Limmud Handout Debra Barnes 2020.docx

Human immune monitoring coming of age

Shai Shen-Orr 

"Hey Doc how's my immune system doing?" Presently doctors do not have reasonable knowledge in answering this question. Yet, our understanding of immune system variability and its relation to the clinic is limited. But here’s the good news. There is a revolution happening in immunology. We will discuss the era immune-based precision medicine

Im tirtzu: bringing the generations together despite COVID-19

Judith Ish-Horowicz 

The impact of COVID-19 on care home residents and their families has been devastating. How can we still provide vibrancy and relationships for those in residential settings? Apples and Honey Nightingale Nursery has maintained its intergenerational links throughout the pandemic, adapting the programme to ensure everyone is safe. Come and see how.

Jews and Christians in Early Modern Europe

Kenneth Austin 

Between their expulsion from Spain in 1492, and their readmission to England in the 1650s, the fortunes of Europe’s Jews fluctuated wildly. In this talk I will look at Christian attitudes towards Jews (both positive and negative), Jewish experiences of living among Christians and the changing relations between the two faiths in this period.

Rethinking Jewish immigration at the fin-de-siecle

Harrison Engler 

Many Ashkenazim have family stories about their journey to the UK, collectively forming an 'origin myth', which can be tied to specific politico-cultural trends in the 'fin-de-siecle' (late 19th century). How did Jews fit into wider immigration narratives? What story did they tell about their journey and purpose? How did the existing community react?

Sister Squad: how to get pre-batmitzvah girls engaged in Jewish learning and doing

Nic Abery 

This session for adults will provide a taster to an innovative and interactive programme designed for pre-batmitzvah kids to learn about the Torah, Jewish History and female role models. (Nic will also be running a session for the kids using the Sister Squad materials)

Chatty Cafe - Sunday

_ Jewish Care 

Welfare Hub

Pop along with a cuppa for a chat with a friendly face, at our virtual Chatty Café. Meet new and old friends of all ages and backgrounds. Share a story or two about Limmud or anything else! (Facilitated by staff of Jewish Care)

Chavruta - Sunday (continued)

Limmud Chavruta 

This is the second part of a double session which began at 9:00. It is not possible to join the session at 10:00.

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