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Youness Abeddour

Website: www.mrmorocco.com

Youness Abeddour is a young Moroccan from the imperial city of Fez, who researches the history of Moroccan Judaism, and makes documentary films. He is the founder of 'Memories of Fez', which runs cultural tours to the city's Jewish Quarter.

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Ariel Abel

Organisation: Montefiore Scholar
Website: www.rabbiabel.com

Ariel Abel is a Manchester-born educator, who consults on 'For Life' projects in Blackburn. He is also the Montefiore Scholar at Manchester University and former director of its Semicha Programme. A part-time Orthodox rabbi in Liverpool, he also sings in a band and swims in the English Lakes.

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Lydia Abel

Organisation: ORT SA CAPE
Website: www.ortsacape.org.za

Lydia Abel is a long-time activist for social change. As director of ORT SA CAPE, her experience and insight helped to develop innovative strategies for improving education quality. Robotics and reading, comics and mobile phones all enable children ‘learning to read’ in order that ‘reading to learn’ becomes a reality.

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Natan Abenaim

Nathan Abenaim is a strategy consultant and a rabbi. He teaches at the Institut européen Emmanuel Levinas, in Paris.

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Shayna Abramson

Shayna Abramson is a native New Yorker, who moved to Jerusalem a little over a year ago. She is a freelance writer with a passion for Bible and poetry,

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Eli Abt

Eli Abt is a architect and musician whose lifelong passion for the Jewish arts was sparked by the establishment by his parents of Johannesburg's first Jewish museum. A designer, writer, speaker, soloist and cantor, he has enthused audiences on three continents with his presentations of Medieval Europe's illuminated haggadot.

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Rachelle Adler

Organisation: Norwood
Website: www.norwood.org.uk

Rachelle Adler has a learning disability and she loves speaking and volunteering at Limmud, where she is presenting for the fifth time with Naomi Mushin. Her dream is to travel the world and is always thinking and talking about this. Rachelle loves kosher restaurants, Shabbat and the Jewish festivals.

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Luke Akehurst

Website: www.webelieveinisrael.org.uk

Luke Akehurst is director of the We Believe in Israel grassroots network. He also served as a director at global PR company Weber Shandwick for 11 years. Luke has been a councillor in Hackney since 2002, has stood for parliament twice and served on the Labour Party National Executive.

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Muhammad Al-Hussaini

Organisation: Westminster Institute
Website: www.scripturalreasoning.org.uk

Muhammad al-Hussaini is Fellow in Islamic Studies of the Westminster Institute, having previously taught at Leo Baeck College. His academic research is on comparative Islamic, Rabbinic and Karaite exegesis in the Middle Ages, and he also lectures on counter-extremism. He is a national gold medallist Irish singer and fiddle player.

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Shulamit Ambalu

Organisation: Kehillah North London / MK and District Reform Synagogue

Shulamit Ambalu grew up in a United Synagogue community, and discovered Progressive Judaism in her twenties. As rabbi of Kehillah North London and Milton Keynes Reform Synagogue, she is completely dedicated to learning. Shulamit is part of both the academic and vocational teaching teams at Leo Baeck College.

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Daniel Anderson

Website: www.souldynamics.org.uk

Daniel Anderson is a life entrepreneur. A creative thinker, educator and founder of Soul Dynamics, he presents and facilitates thought-provoking lectures, discussions on Jewish history, ethics and philosophy and aims to leave participants with more questions than answers. Daniel attended Yeshivat Darché Noam and was last year's progamming chair.

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Anthony Ashworth-Steen

Organisation: UJIA
Website: www.ujia.org

Anthony Ashworth-Steen is UJIA's director of informal education and Israel engagement. Previously, Anthony spent three years as UJIA JAMS education manager and is an experienced informal Jewish educator with a long history in the youth movement world. He is currently doing a Masters in Educational Leadership at IOE.

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Toby Axelrod

Toby is a journalist and translator and also director of the Leo Baeck Summer University in Jewish studies in Berlin. She co-founded Limmud in Germany in 2006, has chaired the festival and the board and is currently a vice chair and she is now in the Limmud International Steering Group.

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Mary Azaria

Organisation: Limmud Galil / Northern Galil-Great Britain Partners
Website: www.limmudgalil.com

The Limmud Galil Delegation from the UJIA/Jewish Agency Partnership region in the northern Israel reflects the spirit and flavour of the region. They are coming to share and experience, teach and learn, then return home with energy and enthusiasm to join the volunteer team of Limmud Galil.

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