Limmud Festival 2022 - Presenters

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Shimmy Feintuch

Shimmy is a New York City-based psychotherapist, professor, writer and public speaker. He speaks about issues relevant to community, addiction, emotional wellness and spirituality. His first Limmud was in Shanghai, and he is excited to finally make it to Limmud Festival!

Saturday 11:40
Saturday 11:40 Listen to your heart: a psychotherapist and a rabbi walk into a session
Saturday 20:40
Saturday 20:40 Mindfulness? That’s meshuga!
Sunday 09:10
Sunday 09:10 Addiction, the golden calf and us

Leon Fenster

Leon is an artist from London whose art re-imagines the familiar. Families and communities, from Taiwan to Mexico, commission Leon to tell their story and capture their memories in his dream-like style. He creates city-specific illustrated haggadot, and an upcoming elaborate visual haggadah drawing on the breadth of Jewish experience.

Saturday 21:50
Saturday 21:50 The Haggadah as you’ve never seen it before

UK Jewish Film Festival

UK Jewish Film (UKFF) aims for Jewish film to be enjoyed by the widest possible audience, and to be at the heart of British culture. UKFF believes film crosses cultures and has the ability to unite, engage and educate diverse audiences through visual storytelling, which provides stimulating and unique views of Jewish and Israeli life and culture.

Sunday 17:10
Sunday 17:10 Where is Anne Frank
Monday 09:10
Monday 09:10 Who's afraid of Jewish humour?
Monday 13:00
Monday 13:00 Reckonings
Monday 15:20
Monday 15:20 Back in Berlin
Tuesday 11:30
Tuesday 11:30 Jewish existentialist cinema
Tuesday 15:20
Tuesday 15:20 Short film winners

Nathan Finkel

Nathan Finkel is a musician from London who has played with the Limmud House Band for over 10 years. He also creates ambient groove-driven music from loops, using guitars, drum machines and keyboards. He is passionate about mushrooms, community events, and wiring all his music gear together in order to see what happens.

Sunday 23:00
Sunday 23:00 Psychedelic sounds

David Finlay

David is a writer of songs and performance pieces which bring to life different aspects of Jewish history. He has taken a particular interest in the work of the Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai and will be presenting 'How Rich They Are' which tells Amichai's life story through the words of his poems.

Monday 11:30
Monday 11:30 How rich they are: the life story of Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai
Monday 17:10
Monday 17:10 Dear Diary

Ellen Flax

Ellen Flax is a philanthropy consultant who aids both foundations and grant seekers, and is a partner at Amplify Partners, which provides strategic support to non-profits, foundations and social ventures. She received her rabbinic ordination from Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion.

Sunday 09:10
Sunday 09:10 Schleppers no more: the Torah of packing light

Dalia Fleming

Dalia is KeshetUK’s first executive director, working to ensure no one is forced to choose between their LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans) and Jewish identity. Responsible for the strategic direction of KeshetUK, Dalia has been involved in the UK Jewish and LGBT+ community for over ten years.

Monday 16:10
Monday 16:10 LGBT+ and Jewish? A discussion around what an inclusive Jewish community looks like for you
Monday 21:50
Monday 21:50 LGBT+ social space
Tuesday 09:10
Tuesday 09:10 An introduction to trans inclusion
Tuesday 13:00
Tuesday 13:00 Jewish LGBT+ people and spaces
Tuesday 16:10
Tuesday 16:10 Have your say! A discussion forum for parents and family of LGBT+ people

Jeff Fox

Jeff Fox is a rabbi and serves as the Rosh Ha-Yeshiva and Dean of Faculty of Yeshivat Maharat. He was the first graduate of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah and served in the pulpit for seven years before joining Maharat. He lives in Riverdale, New York, with his wife Beth and their four boys.

Saturday 16:00
Saturday 16:00 Ruth versus Ezra: competing paradigms for the crisis of conversion and Jewish identity
Monday 19:50
Monday 19:50 The status of the foetus and the mother in halakhah: understanding the rhetoric around abortion
Tuesday 15:20
Tuesday 15:20 The roundtable – under one tent?

Mark Fox

Mark is the president of West London Synagogue, former vice-chair of the Leo Baeck College and a former deputy on the Board of Deputies. He has a master's degree in Religion at Kings College, London, and is a Religious Studies PhD researcher at the University of Lucerne, Switzerland, and editor of a religion and philosophy blog: www.

Sunday 14:10
Sunday 14:10 Interfaith dialogue: is it worth it?

Marc Frank

Therapist, community facilitator, mental health worker and maverick mystic based in Totnes, Devon. Marc is motivated by an enthusiasm for interfaith and a passion for peace, driven by the wish to integrate authentic spirituality into the grounded reality of our everyday lives. Marc loves to explore opportunities for openness in coming home to the heart.

Monday 09:10
Monday 09:10 'Ein od milvado' – we are all connected

Deborah Freeman

Deborah is a playwright and short story writer. Plays include 'The Song of Deborah', 'Candlesticks', 'Xanthippe' and 'Remedies'. 'Candlesticks' recently had a successful run in London. 'Tell it Not,' is a short story collection - many with Jewish themes. Several have been published in The Jewish Quarterly,, Stand Magazine and other publications.

Tuesday 17:10
Tuesday 17:10 What exactly is a Jewish short story?

Mordechai (Motti) Friedman

Mordechai (Motti) Friedman is the director of the Institute of Research of Zionism at the JNF in Jerusalem, and the author of the books 'Theodor Herzl’s Zionist Journey – Exodus and Return' and 'Moshe Sachs: A yeke, a charedi and a Zionist'.

Friday 17:40
Friday 17:40 Niggunim of Jerusalem
Saturday 15:00
Saturday 15:00 The uniqueness of Odessa (1 of 4)
Sunday 18:20
Sunday 18:20 The First Zionist Congress (2 of 4)
Monday 18:20
Monday 18:20 The Fifth Zionist Congress (3 of 4)
Tuesday 19:30
Tuesday 19:30 Altneuland (4 of 4)

Georgie Friend

Georgie is currently the Social Action and Volunteer Programmer at JW3. She is also a resident at Moishe House Kilburn, and a trustee of Masorti Judaism. At last year's Festival she was a co-chair of Young and Teen Limmud and is very excited to be returning to an in-person Limmud as a participant!

Monday 16:10
Monday 16:10 Dobble kef!
Tuesday 16:10
Tuesday 16:10 Srugim and discussion

David Frisch

Now in yeshivah, David holds an MPhil in political theory from the University of Oxford where he was a Barry Scholar, and a bachelor's degree from Duke University where he studied politics, history and religion as an A.B. Duke Scholar. He has volunteered extensively in family law and served as an invited visiting researcher at the Monash University Law Faculty.

Sunday 15:20
Sunday 15:20 What halakhic and American constitutional debates have in common
Monday 19:30
Monday 19:30 Prayer for our country

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