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Mika Hadar-Borthwick

Organisation: Subtle Yoga
Website: www.subtleyoga.co.uk

Mika has been working as a healer and teacher for over 25 years, and her practice includes yoga, Alexander technique and craniosacral therapy. In 1993, she established Mika Studio, offering training in subtle yoga and subtle yoga therapy. At the heart of this work is an emphasis on mindfulness.

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Caroline Hagard

Caroline teaches Gan kindergarten children at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue and Edgware and District Reform Synagogue. She is a story teller, writes Jewish songs for young children and runs children's services for the high holy days and other festivals. In her spare time she is a medical secretary.

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Matan Hammou

Organisation: Jewish Agency for Israel

Matan is Jewish Agency shaliach for the Federation of Zionist Youth, was commander in the Israel Defense Forces and holds an MA in organisational sociology from Hebrew University. He has a rich background in Jewish education – working in Young Judea, Machon L'Madrichim and various USA and FSU Jewish communities.

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Hanan Harchol

Organisation: Jewish Food for Thought
Website: www.jewishfoodforthought.com

Hanan is the creator of Jewish Food For Thought, an online animated series incorporating Jewish wisdom into engaging animated dialogues between Hanan and his parents, broadcast on Jewish Life television, and Shalom TV. He will have a solo museum exhibition in June 2014, at Hebrew Union College Museum, New York.

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Michael Harris

Michael is rabbi of Hampstead (United) Synagogue. He holds a PhD in philosophy and is a research fellow at the London School of Jewish Studies and an affiliated lecturer in the divinity faculty at the University of Cambridge. Co-edited ‘Radical Responsibility: Celebrating the Thought of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks’.

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Rachel Harris

Organisation: Limmud L'am

Rachel is co-chair for Limmud L'Am this year. She has been attending Limmud as a YAD for the past couple of years, and has now graduated to be a member of the core team, and a presenter. In her day job, she works for Norwood in the HR team.

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Or Heller

Organisation: Channel 10 News, Israel

Or is the military and war correspondent of Israel channel 10 news and has been a journalist since 1995, covering every election and major event in Israel in the past 18 years.

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Matthew Herman

Website: www.bbyo.org.uk

Matt is Mazkir of BBYO, a movement he grew up in as a teenager and co-chairs the Zionist Youth Council. He studied history at Oxford University, where he was actively involved in the Jewish Society and Israel Society. In his spare time, Matt enjoys football and is a Sunderland fan.

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Colin Heyman

Organisation: Hineni Project
Website: www.hineni.org.uk

Colin was distracted from his work as a leadership and diversity trainer, and volunteered as project manager on the Hineni project, which shows the diversity of one Jewish community. He belongs to and is a past chair of Cardiff Reform Synagogue. He loves hillwalking, films and working with people.

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Benjamin Hilton

Benjamin is a student at JFS. He is a passionate public speaker and debater, and is fascinated by ethical dilemmas such as those posed in his session.

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Claire Hilton

Claire is an old age psychiatrist in Harrow. She is also fascinated by twentieth century history and has recently submitted a PhD in the history of psychiatry. She is married to a rabbi and has three sons. She was at the first Limmud ever and has attended most years.

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Jacob Hilton

Organisation: Giving What We Can

Jacob is a PhD student in mathematics at the University of Leeds who has been coming to Limmud since he was one year old. He recently joined Giving What We Can, pledging 10% of his income to the most cost-effective charities. He plays frisbee and the accordion (but not simultaneously).

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Sara Hirschhorn

Sara is the new university research lecturer and Sidney Brichto fellow in Israel studies at the University of Oxford. She comes to the UK by way of Western Massachusetts, New Haven, Chicago, Jerusalem, and Boston. First-timer at Limmud UK, she is interested in all things Israel, Jewish, and Middle East.

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David Hoffman

Website: www.themagicif.org

David is a long-standing Limmudnik. He’s currently chair of Limmud International, a regular Limmud performer with his mix of Jewish rock and musical whimsy, occasional Acoustic Café compère and founder and chief executive of Limmudniks Anonymous. Outside Limmud he is a commercial barrister and author on human rights law.

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Miryam Holtzman

Organisation: Kvutzot Am

Miryam is the director of Kvutzot Am – the network of educators' kibbutzim of Habonim Dror Olim. She is a member of Dror Israel, an Israeli movement promoting social change, and one of the founding members of the Eshbal educators' kibbutz. A holocaust educator, social activist and old-school Zionist.

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Renato Huarte Cuellar

Organisation: National University Mexico / Limud México
Website: www.limudmexico.com

Renato teaches philosophy of education at National University in Mexico and Jewish thought at Universidad Hebraica. He is about to finish his PhD thesis - Translation and Education in the Philosophy of Martin Buber. He loves languages, to dance, and is the founder of Limmud in Mexico.

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Geoffrey Hyman

Organisation: United Synagogue

Geoffrey is Belfast born and was educated in UK yeshivos, followed by a degree at Jews' College, where he received semikhah. He has been a United Synagogue rabbi for over 33 years and is currently rabbi of Ilford Synagogue. His main academic interest is Talmud and development of the halakha.

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