Limmud Festival 2022 - Presenters

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Noa Gendler

Noa Gendler has been many things, including yeshiva bocher, radio producer, shul administrator and bookseller. At Limmud, however, she is your Social Programming chair, and can therefore be found in the bar, playing Assassins, or just generally being a public nuisance. She enjoys inappropriately-themed quizzes and telling other people what to do.

Sunday 23:00
Sunday 23:00 Artscroll or porn? And other classic Yeshivish games
Monday 21:50
Monday 21:50 Silent disco

Andrew Gilbert

Andrew Gilbert is currently the Co-Chair of the London Jewish Forum and the London Jewish Health Partnership. As well as being Reform, Labour and a Spurs supporter, he has chaired more Limmud Conferences (Festivals) than Jonathan Robinson!

Sunday 11:30
Sunday 11:30 Health and wellbeing have become more important for the London Jewish community post-pandemic - why?
Monday 21:50
Monday 21:50 Cohesion and antisemitism in London
Tuesday 13:00
Tuesday 13:00 The London Recovery Plan and the Jewish community post-pandemic: what is needed?
Tuesday 18:20
Tuesday 18:20 What is the future for Jewish Barnet?

Malcolm Ginsberg

Malcolm is an active 80 year old, involved in the Jewish community. He is a Queen's Scout and one of the first winners of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. In 1951 his parents emigrated (and returned) to Oz, introducing cruising. He was editor in chief of Business Travel News for 30 years and now Travel News Update. Malcolm has written for the Jewish Chronicle, Jewish News and Jewish Weekly.

Sunday 13:00
Sunday 13:00 So you fancy a cruise? It's a complex question
Sunday 15:20
Sunday 15:20 London City Airport

Elliot Glassenberg

Elliot is an American-Canadian-Israeli Queer Jewish educator-activist. Elliot teaches and advocates on topics relating to Jewish pluralism and inclusion, refugee rights, LGBTQ rights and human rights. Elliot is a senior educator at BINA: The Jewish Movement for Social Change and lives in Jaffa.

Sunday 15:20
Sunday 15:20 If a secular Jew prays, does it make a sound?
Sunday 21:50
Sunday 21:50 Queerness and otherness in the Book of Ruth
Monday 09:10
Monday 09:10 The Israel-Rwanda refugee fiasco: a cautionary tale
Monday 23:00
Monday 23:00 Synagogue and state in Israel, 2022 edition

Pearl Gluck

Gluck’s work has been part of the Sundance Lab, Cannes, Tribeca and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Her first documentary, 'Divan' (2004), was a Sundance Institute project, opened theatrically, and was broadcast on the Sundance Channel. 'Where is Joel Baum' (2012), 'Junior' (2017), 'Summer' (2018), 'The Turn Out' (2018) and 'Write Me' (2020) won prizes such as Best Actor and Best Film. She teaches film at Pennsylvania State University.

Saturday 19:30
Saturday 19:30 Inside out: through the (inside out) hasidic lens
Sunday 18:20
Sunday 18:20 Haredim – contending with the Jewish future
Monday 19:50
Monday 19:50 Filming the history of Bais Yaakov

Micah Gold

Micah Gold is a consultant and founder of Mobilise Public Ltd. Micah delivers change and supports the development of communities, their assets and organisations. He was a volunteer with Limmud, chairing Festival twice, and as a Board member. He's a trustee of the Lambourne End Centre, Barnsbury Housing Association and St Albans Brass Band.

Monday 11:30
Monday 11:30 Two-way street: the Greater Manchester community's strengths and assets

Daniel Goldfarb

In the pre-Covid world Daniel (Boston-born lawyer/rabbi; in Jerusalem since 1976) taught at the Conservative Yeshiva and at Limmuds around the world (Conference 2000-2018). He looks forward to resuming his Limmud experience and to teaching Jewish texts to friends old and new.

Saturday 20:40
Saturday 20:40 The mitzvot that earn you double miles
Tuesday 18:20
Tuesday 18:20 'Love your neighbour as yourself' (Leviticus 19:18) = 'Choose them an easy death' (Talmud)

Nicky Goldman

Nicky is the chief executive of the Jewish Volunteering Network. Nicky has worked professionally in the Jewish community for 38 years in leadership and community development, family education, HR and youth and student work.

Monday 19:30
Monday 19:30 How to find your perfect volunteer role
Tuesday 15:20
Tuesday 15:20 Limmud Live! @ Festival

Aaron Goldstein

Aaron is a senior rabbi of The Ark Synagogue (Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue). His motto is: 'Count Jews In, Not Out' and passionately supports Liberal Judaism’s inclusion policies and championed the Equal Marriage campaign for Liberal Judaism. Aaron adores cycling and relaxes on the allotment with UnOrthodox podcast and blues/jazz music.

Monday 17:10
Monday 17:10 Noah on the Earth: songs and discussion inspired by Noah's ark
Monday 21:50
Monday 21:50 Free synagogue membership for under 30s
Tuesday 14:10
Tuesday 14:10 What does 'equal Jewish marriage' mean today?

Lisa Goldstein

Lisa Goldstein is a rabbi and teacher of spiritual wisdom and meditation. She is a NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) practitioner, a modality of healing complex trauma. Educated at Brown University and Hebrew Union College, Lisa has 25 years of executive experience at Hillel of San Diego and Institute for Jewish Spirituality. She is a faculty member for M²'s Jewish Pedagogies of Wellbeing.

Friday 17:40
Friday 17:40 Shalom Aleichem: a model for working with developmental trauma
Sunday 15:20
Sunday 15:20 Hanukah: poetry of miracles and meditation
Monday 18:20
Monday 18:20 Meditation, distraction and connection

Marine Goldwaser

Marine is a musician based in Paris. She runs "Mish-Mash and company" who organise cultural events related to Yiddish music and other traditional music and cultures, but also regularly performs alongside various artists all over the world.

Sunday 19:30
Sunday 19:30 Reincarnation of a melody: nigunim workshop
Tuesday 15:20
Tuesday 15:20 Migrations of a melody: a musical journey about klezmer

Adam Goodman

I have been involved with 2econd Chance from the start and it's amazing to see how fast it has grown. As my first job I've experienced many new things including meeting new people, a regular routine and being part of a team. Since I started I can feel how much my life has changed and I am much more confident in my everyday life.

Monday 19:30
Monday 19:30 2econd chance

Mark Gordon

Mark has attended Limmud for 16 years and has finally got around to presenting a session. He is the Executive Producer of The Jerusalem Post Podcast Travel Edition. In his spare time, he works at the British Embassy in Tel Aviv, where he has watched England beat Germany with Liz Truss on a beach and viewed Prince William take penalties in Jaffa.

Saturday 21:50
Saturday 21:50 Michelin stars, Kars and naked spas – tales of Jewish travel podcasting

Mark Gottlieb

Mark Gottlieb is Senior Director of the Tikvah Fund. He received a bachelor's degree from Yeshiva College, rabbinical ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary and a master's degree in Philosophy from the University of Chicago where his doctoral studies focused on the thought of Alasdair MacIntyre. He lives in Teaneck, New Jersey, with his wife and family.

Monday 14:10
Monday 14:10 Jews in the USA at a crossroads
Monday 21:50
Monday 21:50 Reflections on human and divine sovereignty in a democratic age
Tuesday 13:00
Tuesday 13:00 A world shattered and rebuilt: the crisis of Jewish education after the Shoah

Michah Gottlieb

Michah Gottlieb is associate professor in the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University. An expert on modern Jewish thought, his research centres on ethics and politics. His most recent book is 'The Jewish Reformation: Bible Translation and Middle Class German Judaism as Spiritual Enterprise' (Oxford, 2021).

Sunday 09:10
Sunday 09:10 Losing Eden: the beginning of inequality (1 of 3)
Sunday 17:10
Sunday 17:10 What's new in... modern Jewish history?
Monday 14:10
Monday 14:10 The awakenings (2 of 3)
Tuesday 17:10
Tuesday 17:10 Regaining equality, restoring Eden (3 of 3)

Daniel Grabinar

Daniel Grabinar is a 22-year-old in his second year of Teach First. He has a history degree from the University of Leeds, and is a Maths teacher in the city centre of Leeds.

Sunday 10:20
Sunday 10:20 What do pupils actually know about the Jews?

Jaclyn Granick

Jaclyn is a senior lecturer in modern Jewish history, was educated at Harvard (BA) and the Geneva Graduate Institute (MA, PhD) and has held Fulbright and British Academy fellowships. Her book 'International Jewish Humanitarianism in the Age of the Great War' (Cambridge 2021) won the (US) National Jewish Book Award. Jaclyn co-leads research project on Jewish Country Houses.

Monday 13:00
Monday 13:00 Country houses, Jewish homes
Monday 15:20
Monday 15:20 Book talk: international Jewish humanitarianism in the age of the Great War

Natalie Grazin

Natalie is a Limmud Trustee, parent of Eden (14 years old) and Blu (13) and partner to Samantha, whom she met at Limmud in 1997. Aged nearly 50, she is coming to understand her own brain much better. Professionally, she is an executive coach and management consultant, working with leaders in the NHS leaders and charities.

Sunday 13:10
Sunday 13:10 Regulating in the face of meltdown!
Monday 11:30
Monday 11:30 Strengthening parent-child connection: SCERTS and attachment theory
Tuesday 11:30
Tuesday 11:30 Am I just being a pushy Jewish parent? How to advocate for your SEN child with schools, shuls, youth movements and your Jewish family
Tuesday 13:00
Tuesday 13:00 Jewish LGBT+ people and spaces

Abigail Green

Abigail Green is Professor of Modern European History at the University of Oxford. She is the author of the prize-winning "Moses Montefiore: Jewish Liberator, Imperial Hero" (2010) and is Principal Investigator of the Oxford-based Jewish Country Houses project. She writes regularly about Jewish books for the TLS, the LRB, and Jewish Review of Books.

Monday 13:00
Monday 13:00 Country houses, Jewish homes

Michael Green

Michael is an environmental consultant during office hours and a mushroom hunter at most other times. He leads wild food walks and is inspired by how mushrooms and plants connect us with nature and Jewish traditions, as well as the role fungi play in sustaining the health of people and the planet.

Sunday 13:00
Sunday 13:00 Limmud fungus foray (Forest School for grown-ups)
Tuesday 09:10
Tuesday 09:10 Foraging, wild food and Jews

Joanne Greenaway

Joanne is chief executive of London School of Jewish Studies delivering education programmes and developing excellent teachers and educators. A student on the four-year International Halakha Scholars Program for women educational leaders, Joanne has a languages degree from Cambridge and worked as an international arbitration lawyer before moving to the London Beth Din as Get Case director.

Sunday 15:20
Sunday 15:20 Get refusal – a waiting game?
Sunday 19:30
Sunday 19:30 Of iPhones, key cards and microphones - the great Shabbat electricity debate
Monday 13:00
Monday 13:00 The future of Jewish education in the UK
Monday 17:10
Monday 17:10 Agunot and coercive control – how helpful are developments in UK law?
Tuesday 17:10
Tuesday 17:10 The state of Jewish education around the world – and why it matters

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