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Gabor Kadar

Organisation: Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe

Gabor is director of the Yerusha Project at the Rothschild Foundation. Between 2010 and 2013 he worked as senior historian of the Hungarian Jewish archives in Budapest. He is the author and co-author of five monographs and close to fifty studies.

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Deborah Kahn-Harris

Organisation: Leo Baeck College
Website: www.lbc.ac.uk

Deborah has been privileged to serve as principal of Leo Baeck College since September 2011. Before that she worked as both a congregational rabbi and an academic. Her research interests include bible and feminism, cultural studies, literary theory, and midrash. She and Keith are married and have two wonderful children.

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Keith Kahn-Harris

Website: kahn-harris.org

Keith is a sociologist, writer and communal activist. He is the author of 'Turbulent Times: The British Jewish Community Today' (with Ben Gidley), 'Judaism: All That Matters' and 'Uncivil War: The Israel Conflict in the Jewish Community'.

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Charlie Kane

Organisation: HaMakom: The Place for Wellbeing, Spirituality and Creativity

Charlie works with the healing power of stories and the magic of play. She performs, facilitates workshops and creates festivals in arts, community and educational settings. She is passionate about holistic learning in Jewish and wider contexts and is delighted to be returning to co-create HaMakom this year.

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Dov Kaplan

Organisation: Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue
Website: www.hgss.org.uk

Dov was born in America, educated in Israel and ordained through Hesder – combining military service and study. Saw combat in Lebanon in 1982 and continued studies at Bar Ilan University. Has been a rabbi in California, Colombia, and Kibbutz Bet Rimon. Currently a rabbi in Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue.

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Freda Kaplan

Freda made aliyah from UK in 1978. After serving in the Israel Defense Forces she completed a programme in social work and Jewish studies. She holds a diploma as a hospital clown. Served with her husband, Dov, in rabbinic teams in communities in Colombia, Israel and Caesarea.

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Agata Kaplon

Organisation: Paideia - the European Institute for Jewish Studies
Website: jewsgogreen.de

Agata was born in Poland and lives in Berlin, where she works for the Central Council of Jews in Germany. She studied philosophy and sociology and is an alumna of the Paideia programme She now coordinates Jews Go Green – an environmental action programme for German communities.

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Chana Karmann-Lente

Chana is a rabbi in Germany and founder of egalitarian conservative community Kehilat Beit Shira, and Machon Aviv. Promotes the religious empowerment of women, and an international vice chair of Rabbis for Women of the Wall. She holds an MA in Jewish studies and loves the idea of lifelong learning.

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Shelley Katz

Shelley is a Montreal born conductor and pianist, holding degrees from the Julliard School, a doctorate in music technology and patents in audio technology. He has worked in German opera houses and performs worldwide, dividing his time between the Symphonova Project (www.symphonova.com) and the Bader International Study Centre.

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Or Katzman

Organisation: Jewish Agency for Israel

Or is FZY shaliach, born in New York, raised in Tel Aviv, grew up in the Tzofim and volunteered with British and American youth on gap year. His Israel Defense Forces service was in Garin Nahal, fighting in the Karakal Battalion. He has also worked with JNF and Negev Bedouin.

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Andrew Kaufmann

Andy studied at Yeshivat Hakotel and the University of Cambridge. A member of Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue, he has been leyning and learning for nearly thirty years. He and his wife Aviva consider themselves a Limmud couple (Conference 1997). He is employed as an investment banker in the City.

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Paul Kay

Paul recently retired as a professor of environmental studies, has studied climate variability and water from the Arctic to southern Africa, and mostly in Israel. His sessions this year reflect his current work and passion, viewing management of scarce resources through the twin lenses of environmental thought and Jewish sources.

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Saul Kaye

Website: www.saulkaye.com

Saul is an international performer, service leader, songwriter and pioneer of Jewish blues. He weaves sounds of struggling African slaves in the US with the history of the Jewish slavery experience, and he has dipped the Torah in the Delta! He plays 130 concerts, festivals and shabbat services every year.

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Maureen Kendler

Organisation: London School of Jewish Studies
Website: www.lsjs.ac.uk

Maureen is the head of educational programming and mentoring at the London School of Jewish Studies. She is proud to be an ultra-veteran Limmudnik, and loves presenting at Limmud events around the world. Maureen likes to teach and explore texts, ancient and modern, preferably at the same time.

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Clive Kennard

Clive is studying ceramics at the University of the Arts London. His art history MA concentrates on 1960s minimalism and the loss of self, incorporating the politics of display, gender and theological concerns with perception. Clive has a interest in old crackly cantorial music and films with Moyshe Oysher.

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Yolande Kerbel

Organisation: PaJeS (Partnerships for Jewish Schools)
Website: www.pajes.org.uk

Yolande is the primary kodesh lead at Partnerships for Jewish Schools, where she works with Jewish primary schools to develop Jewish studies curricula. She is passionate about text and tefillah and frequently gives shiurim at Borehamwood United Synagogue. She is also part of the Borehamwood partnership minyan team.

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Ismail Khaldi

Organisation: Embassy of Israel
Website: www.embassyofisrael.co.uk

Ismail is counsellor for civil society affairs at the Embassy of Israel in London. Born and raised in the Bedouin village of Khawalid in the western Galilee, he served in the border police, defence ministry and police, before joining the foreign ministry in October 2004, becoming Israel's first Bedouin diplomat.

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Benjamin Kiss

Ben is a student in economics and one of the residents of Moishe House Budapest since May 2012. Together with his flatmates, he creates a variety of programmes for the young Jewish community in Budapest. He is also involved in Dor Hadas, a grassroots initiative and a small Masorti congregation.

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Jeff Klepper

Website: www.jeffklepper.com

Jeff Klepper is a cantor and one of the key figures in American Jewish music. He has performed throughout the USA and Israel, in England, France, Netherlands and Russia. His original songs, such as the universally beloved ‘Shalom Rav’, are known throughout the Jewish world.

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Vincent Knowles

Vince works in energy and sustainability technology venture capital. He was an Adamah fellow and grew up as a madrich in Habonim Dror.

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Gabi Kobrin

Organisation: Jewish Leadership Council
Website: www.thejlc.org

Gabi is the public affairs manager for the Jewish Leadership Council (JLC), where she has helped develop and deliver the JLC's public affairs strategy. and worked on countering the delegitimisation of Israel. She is also the part time director of public affairs at the London Jewish Forum.

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Rachel Kobrin

Rachel is the associate rabbi at Congregation Agudas Achim in Austin, Texas, and the founding rabbi of CAA's urban satellite community: Selah. She is a CLAL Rabbis without Borders fellow, a Truah board member, and a regular blogger on The Huffington Post and MyJewishLearning.com.

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Maja Kocanova

Website: www.cerocaddiction.com

Maja is Ceroc’s Latin Queen, owner of Ceroc Addiction, and teaches dance from Shrewsbury to Manchester. She mixes a unique cocktail of hot rhythms, inspiring technique and sweeping footwork with her own sassy Latin Ceroc style. Most recently she has been involved in Manchester Jewish community's Dancing Strictly charity fundraiser.

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Nick Kochan

Website: www.kochan.co.uk

Nick is fascinated by economic crime. He writes and speaks about it to many audiences, including law enforcement agencies, governments and companies. His books and articles in The Independent and elsewhere are well received and widely read. Educated at the University of Cambridge he has published a dozen books.

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Odeya Kohen Raz

Odeya is an assistant professor in the cinema and television undergraduate programme at Sapir College in Israel. She teaches at the department of film and television at Tel Aviv University and at the Open University of Israel. Her publications deal with questions of ethics in Israeli cinema and holocaust representations.

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Rachel Kolsky

Organisation: Bnai Brith / Go London Tours
Website: www.bbuk.org

Rachel is a London based prize winning Blue Badge guide who is passionate about exploring Jewish heritage. Her walks and talks cover a wide range of themes and areas but always focus on the human stories behind the buildings. Her first book, 'Jewish London', was published in March 2012.

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Anat Koren

Organisation: Alondon
Website: www.alondon.net

Anat is the publisher and editor in chief of Alondon magazine and alondon.net, as well as co-founder of the Israeli Business Club and co-founder and producer of SERET – the London Israeli film festival. Anat represents the Israeli community on the Board of Deputies and represents British Israelis worldwide.

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Arieh Kovler

Organisation: Fair Play Campaign / Jewish Leadership Council
Website: www.ariehkovler.com

Arieh, among other roles, is an adviser to the Fair Play Campaign against anti-Zionist activity, and is on the steering group of the Global Coalition for Israel. He is currently doing research on online antisemitism. Before moving to Jerusalem, he was the head of policy at the Jewish Leadership Council.

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Einat Kramer

Organisation: Teva Ivri
Website: www.tevaivri.org.il

Einat is founder and director of Teva Ivri, a non-governmental organisation promoting Jewish social-environmental action in Israel. She has created an online Jewish environmental learning centre and leads the Israeli movement for social-environmental observance of shmita. Mother of four, she lives in the Galil in mixed religious-secular community Eshchar.

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Jonathan Krasner

Organisation: Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

Jonathan is associate professor of the American Jewish Experience at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. His book, ‘The Benderly Boys and American Jewish Education’ won the 2012 National Jewish Book Award and was a finalist for the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature.

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Halima Krausen

Having studied Islamic theology and law, Halima usually teaches in Muslim circles but after years of interfaith dialogue she increasingly enjoys teaching and studying with people from other religious traditions, focussing on texts and their interpretation.

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Michael Krom

Organisation: Haifa University

Michael is a professor of marine and environmental science at Haifa University and at the University of Leeds. He has a special interest in Israel’s water problems and was on the World Bank project looking at the feasibility of a Red Sea/Dead Sea canal.

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James Kugel

Website: jameskugel.com

James is emeritus professor of bible at Harvard University. A specialist in the Hebrew bible and the Dead Sea scrolls, he has written 14 books, including ‘How to Read the Bible’ (awarded National Jewish Book Award for best book of the year) and ‘In the Valley of the Shadow'.

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Lena Kushnir

Organisation: Moishe House
Website: www.moishehouse.org

Lena has worked since 2008 for a number of Jewish organisations in Ukraine as a manager for educational and social programmes. In 2010, she founded the first Moishe House in Ukraine. Currently she is serving in Jerusalem as a fellow in the Entwine Global Jewish Service Corps.

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