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Ian Gamse

Many years ago, Ian was the first full-time Unon of Jewish Students education worker, having studied at Yeshivat Or Etzion before reading mathematics and Hebrew at Cambridge. He met R. Micky Rosen z”l and helped him, just a little, in changing the world. He learnt about banking at SG Warburg.

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Hannah Gaventa

Organisation: Tzedek
Website: www.tzedek.org.uk

Hannah is currently Tzedek's education officer, working to educate the UK Jewish community in social justice and Jewish responsibility. Hannah is also a 2013/14 René Cassin human rights fellow, co-chair of the Limmud 2013 YAD Team and a resident of Moishe House London.

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Temma Gentles

Website: torahstitchbystitch.temmagentles.com

In a moment of inspired lunacy (her words!), Temma recently launched Torah Stitch By Stitch: ordinary people of many faiths and nationalities cross-stitching a Torah scroll. Seems a significant detour from degrees in literary symbolism, design and education and a distinguished career as a Judaic textile artist. But not so…

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Manfred Gerstenfeld

Organisation: Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Manfred is a member of the Board of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and its chairman from 2000 to 2012. He has been an international business strategist for forty years, and is the 2012 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Journal for the Study of Anti-Semitism.

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Andrew Gilbert

Andrew is currently the chair of the UK programme committee of the UJIA. He is a trustee of London Jewish Forum and gets paid to be a silk mercer. Aeons ago he chaired Limmud for a long time and slightly more recently he built and chaired Limmud International.

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Nikki Glantz

Website: Clutterclearlondon.co.uk

Nikki loves clearing and ordering the spaces people live in! An experienced social worker, she has been Clutter Clear London for a year and a half. In her spare time this year she organised the first Limmud in the Woods.

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Paul Glantz

Website: theweddingrabbi.co.uk

Paul teaches philosophy in school and conducts weddings as a rabbi. He is married to Nikki. They have two children.

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Mark Godfrey

Mark is a curator and art historian, working at Tate Modern on exhibitions of Gerhard Richter, Francis Alys, and others. His book 'Abstraction and the Holocaust' looked at post WWII American art. He taught at UCL for six years.

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Jess Gold

Organisation: Big Green Machine
Website: projectearthrock.com

Jess is a singer who started writing Jewish songs after meeting Debbie Friedman z"l at Limmud. She wondered whether you could write green songs too. For five years she has been producing Project Earth Rock, a multimedia sustainability resource for key stage 2. It’s finished and the songs work. Hurray!

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Sasha Gold

Organisation: Tikkun Olam in Tel-Aviv Jaffa / BINA
Website: www.tikkunolamisrael.org

Sasha was born and raised in Finchley. A keen FZY-nik, she worked for them for two years after university, made aliyah in August and is director of admissions at Tikkun Olam (BINA - the secular yeshiva). She takes gender studies at Tel Aviv University and is trying to learn Hebrew.

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Dalia Golda

Organisation: Gan Eden Kindergarten
Website: www.ganeden.ro

Dalia was born into a traditional Jewish family. She decided to dedicate her life to her Jewish community in Romania, and progressed from madricha to leader of Jewish youth organisations to JCC director to Jewish kindergarten founder and director. Her life = Judaism, traditions and education!

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Alex Goldberg

Organisation: Limud México
Website: www.limudmexico.com

Alex is a marketing student at Anahuac University in Mexico City and is responsible for the marketing strategy of Limud México. He is a long time actor and dancer and works as a choreographer and stage director in several Jewish institutions.

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Daniel Goldfarb

Organisation: Conservative Yeshiva, Jerusalem
Website: www.conservativeyeshiva.org

Daniel recently retired as director of the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem but continues to teach liturgy and Pirkei Avot there and to share Torah around the world. Native to Boston and resident of Jerusalem for forty years, in late December he feels most at home in Warwick in the UK.

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Ken Goldman

Website: www.kengoldmanart.com

Ken’s art is filled with insider references, innuendos and humour. While at times seemingly irreverent – the works are inspired by and react to traditional texts, rituals, services and holidays. He has spent much of his life creating works and performances that challenge traditional Jewish arts.

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Lawrence Goldman

Organisation: University of Oxford
Website: www.oxford.ac.uk

Lawrence is a fellow and tutor in modern history at St. Peter's College, Oxford, where he teaches British and American history. Since 2004 he has been the editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography which contains biographical essays on more than one thousand Anglo-Jewish figures.

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Naomi Goldman

Naomi is a student rabbi in her second year at Leo Baeck College. She is a member of the Jewish renewal community, Ruach Chavurah, and the Liberal Jewish Synagogue.

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Mark Goldsmith

Organisation: Alyth - North Western Reform Synagogue
Website: www.alyth.org.uk

Mark is rabbi at Alyth – North Western Reform Synagogue. He teaches Jewish lifecycle at Leo Baeck College and has written and taught extensively on Judaism and business ethics. The reggae thing has been going on for thirty years for Mark and he is excited to be bringing it to Limmud.

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Yehudis Goldsobel

Organisation: Migdal Emunah
Website: www.migdalemunah.com

Yehudis is founder of Migdal Emunah, a charity campaigning for raising awareness, supporting victims, and educating on child abuse in the Jewish community. Following a successful judgement in her protracted personal court case, she subsequently gave up her anonymity to establish the charity and provide a platform for victims to come forward.

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Aaron Goldstein

Organisation: Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue
Website: www.npls.org.uk

Aaron is one of the Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue rabbis, having previously worked at Liberal Judaism as its outreach director. He is vice-chairperson of LJ's rabbinic conference. His motto is to, ‘Count Jews in, not out.’

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Stefan Goltzberg

Website: stefangoltzberg.wordpress.com

Stefan is a post-doc researcher at the University of Cambridge and visiting professor at the College of Europe in Bruges. Areas of research include legal argumentation, philosophy of language, linguistics and Hebrew grammar. Author of three books on legal argumentation and several papers on Jewish philosophy.

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Anat Goodman

Organisation: Jewish Agency for Israel

Anat is founder of an ESL and professional development portal serving teachers and students – optimising technology in education. National educator for technology implementation in Israel’s education ministry's 21st century upgrade programme. Currently academic coordinator for a Hebrew school. Runs technology in education training – second language acquisition specialisation (Hebrew/English).

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Rael Goodman

Organisation: Jewish Agency for Israel

Rael is head of the Jewish Agency’s UK office, serving Western Europe. Former chief executive of non-profit KSH, he has also held chief executive positions in the food industry and is a major in Israel’s air force reserve. He holds an MBA from the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel.

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Helen Gottstein

Website: helengottstein.com

Helen Gottstein works in theatre, education and intercultural contexts. She is the coordinator of the JCJCR Jerusalem Women's Dialogue Group, involved in playback, storahtelling, performing her one woman show, “Four Faces of Israel”, and teaching public speaking and theatre skills. She is a member of Kol Haneshama's committee against racism.

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Janie Grackin

Website: www.janiegrackin.com

Janie is a rabbi and community educator who uses the art of storytelling to inspire and educate. She creates programmes for intergenerational populations in synagogues and schools in the United States, Europe and Israel, and was awarded the Solomon Schechter Gold Award for Family Education.

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Lisa Grant

Organisation: Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Website: huc.edu

Lisa teaches at Hebrew Union College in New York. Her scholarship focuses on Israel in the diaspora. She wrote ‘Israel Education Matters: A 21st Century Paradigm for Jewish Education’ – with Ezra Kopelowitz. She is also co-editor with Helena Miller and Alex Pomson of the International Handbook of Jewish Education.

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Georgia Green

Website: www.georgias-cakes.co.uk

Georgia has taken the concept of cakes to a new level. Trained at the world famous culinary school, Le Cordon Bleu, she has the ability and creativity to produce high quality cakes, desserts and patisserie goods that are suitable for everyone to enjoy, tasting just as delicious as they look.

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Joanne Greenaway

Organisation: United Synagogue Women

Jo studied languages at the University of Cambridge and spent a year with the Jewish community in Chile. A city lawyer for 11 years, she specialises in dispute resolution, trains and publishes on the subject. Currently on the United Synagogue women’s executive and on the Susi Bradfield Educational Leadership programme.

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Gidi Grinstein

Organisation: Reut Institute
Website: www.reut-institute.org

Reut Institute founder and president, Gidi is the author of ‘Flexigidity: the Secret of Jewish Adaptability’. He is proud of 'Israel 15 Vision' and '21st Century Tikkun Olam', of fighting delegitimisation, and of Birthright and government reform. He is a graduate of Tel Aviv University and of the Kennedy School of Government.

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Joel Grishaver

Organisation: Torah Aura Productions
Website: www.torahaura.com

Joel has taught at many Limmud conferences, both in the UK and around the world. He is a text teacher, storyteller, and a Jewish writer. He is a family educator and has won a covenant award.

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Glenn Grossman

Website: www.studiog-2.com

Glenn Grossman is a professional drummer and music producer in New York City. His touring and recording credits include Bob Dylan and Chuck Berry. He is currently tracking drums for a Doors tribute featuring members of YES and Emerson, Lake and Palmer and has his own recording and production studio.

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Esther Grunwald

Organisation: Jewish Support Network (GesherEU)
Website: www.geshereu.org

Esther grew up, married and had children in the chasidic community of Stamford Hill, and struggled for many years, feeling trapped in the ultra-orthodox community. Having recently left the community, she is motivated to assist others who are going through the same experience.

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Henry Grunwald

Organisation: Shechita UK

Henry was President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, and was the first chair of the Jewish Leadership Council, 2003-2009. He remains involved in many communal activities, including Shechita UK, World Jewish Relief, and the Covenant and Conversation Trust. He has recently become chair of The Holocaust Centre.

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Avner Gvaryahu

Organisation: Breaking the Silence
Website: www.breakingthesilence.org.il

Avner was born and raised in a religious family in central Israel. He joined the Israel Defense Forces as a paratrooper in 2004 and served as a sniper team sergeant in a special operations unit. After discharge, he became involved with Breaking the Silence and is today diaspora activities coordinator.

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