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Michael Laitner

Organisation: United Synagogue Living & Learning
Website: youandus.theus.org.uk

Michael is director of education for the United Synagogue Living & Learning, an assistant rabbi at Finchley Synagogue and a qualified solicitor with a focus on planning law. Michael’s work for the United Synagogue focuses primarily on publications and education planning work with the organisation’s communities.

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Juliet Landau-Pope

Organisation: JLP Coach
Website: www.jlpcoach.com

Juliet Landau-Pope enjoys a portfolio career as educator, coach and professional declutterer. She teaches social sciences and study skills at the Open University and belongs to the Association of Professional Declutterers & Organisers. She motivates individuals and groups to manage time and space and to let go of self-limiting stories.

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Daniel Landes

Organisation: Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
Website: www.pardes.org.il

Director of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, where he teaches the senior Talmud class and theology. Ordained by his mentor, Rabbi Joseph B Soloveitchik, Daniel is a long-standing presenter at Conference who returns for the first time since 2007.

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Shawn Landres

Organisation: Jumpstart
Website: jewishjumpstart.org

Shawn is chief executive and director of research of Jumpstart, a philanthropic research and design lab that enables leading philanthropists, institutional leaders and creative changemakers to make informed, collaborative and effective choices.

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Zuzana Landres

Zuzana grew up in Košice, where she helped found the post-1989 Czechoslovak Union of Jewish Youth. Her wedding in 2001 was Košice's first since the shoah – and then she left. Today, her children in Santa Monica speak Slovak with their cousins in Kfar Saba during their Skype playdates.

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Clive Lawton

Organisation: Limmud

Co-founder of Limmud, Clive is its senior consultant. Scholar-in-residence at the London Jewish Cultural Centre, he works in educational and organisational development. A former high school head, NHS hospital chair, and a member of the Metropolitan Police Authority, he advises the UK government and EU on diversity issues. He broadcasts regularly.

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David Lazar

David has been a spiritual leader and activist in Israel and Sweden for the past 20 years. He most recently served as rabbi of the Jewish community of Stockholm. He is an active in supporter of GLBTQ causes and devotes much of his time to interfaith study and prayer.

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Yonatan Lebovich

Organisation: Jewish Agency for Israel

Yonatan was born in Tel Aviv and then moved to Tel Mond. He joined the Israeli scouts (Tzofim), where he went on to be a madrich. Whilst in year 12, he took part in the friendship caravan project. In 2013 he graduated, and is spending a year volunteering in London.

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Irene Leeman

Organisation: United Synagogue

Irene is Chairman of Kenton United Synagogue and is heavily involved in US Women, being an ex Co-Chair. She was one of the first Women's Representatives at the United Synagogue Trustees' table. She chairs an adult learning committee and is a graduate of the Susi Bradfield Women's Educational Leadership Programme.

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Naomi Less

Organisation: Naomi Less Band / Jewish Chicks Rock
Website: www.naomiless.com

Naomi engages, enlightens and empowers communities with live concerts, spiritually uplifting music worship experiences and experiential workshops. She is a multi-skilled talent who creates tailor made experiences for all ages. Check out her music on iTunes or on her website: www.naomiless.com. She is thrilled to be returning to Limmud Conference.

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Pamela Levene

Website: www.rsvp-tours-israel.com

Pamela made Aliyah in 1985, is a housewife and mother with an unused law degree. Settled on a moshav, raised chickens, taught English, ran a handicraft shop, and made cakes. Then – by mistake! – became secretary to the Israel Palestinian peace talks. Now a licensed tour guide in Israel.

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Michael Leventhal

Organisation: Gefiltefest

Michael Leventhal is the Director of Greenhill Books and Publisher of Frontline Books, both history book imprints. He is the founder and director of Gefiltefest, a Jewish food charity inspiring people to think differently about food.

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Roi Levi

Roi is a singer-songwriter, founder of Shotey Hanevua – one of Israel’s most influential bands. He is a graduate of Tel Aviv University in Jewish history and general studies and lives in the village of Katzir in northern Israel with his wife Osnat and five sons.

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Eddy Levin

Website: www.goldenmeangauge.co.uk

Eddy is a South African dentist who has lectured internationally on the Golden Proportion and Fibonacci series. He combines examples with Torah studies and the beauty of art and nature. He retired after 40 years of dentistry in Harley Street where he also designed instruments to measure the Golden Proportion.

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Renana Levine

Organisation: ROI Community
Website: www.roicommunity.org

Renana is external communications manager for ROI Community. Having spearheaded numerous public relations, marketing and media projects, she uses her expertise to create a more vibrant and inclusive Jewish world. Born in New York and made aliyah at age five. She is a wholesome blend of American and Israeli cultures.

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Mellissa Levitt

Recently graduated from university, Mellissa started ballroom and Latin dancing in her first year for her university team. She has gone on to win many competitions and awards competing in the university dance circuit as well as the UK national dancing circuit.

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Joel Levy

Organisation: Conservative Yeshiva / Kol Nefesh Masorti Synagogue
Website: www.conservativeyeshiva.org

Joel is the director of the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem and rabbi of Kol Nefesh Masorti Synagogue in Edgware. He received rabbinical ordination from Rabbi David Hartman in 2000. He is interested in how seemingly abstract Talmudic arguments can speak directly to the dilemmas of modern life.

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Mike Levy

Website: www.keystage-company.co.uk

Leeds-born Mike is a journalist, playwright, stand-up comic and holocaust educator. He is a director of Keystage Arts and Heritage based in Cambridge. Its aim is to bring history and heritage alive through the arts. His current work is on non-Jewish responses to the kindertransport refugee crisis.

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Natan Levy

Organisation: Board of Deputies of British Jews

Natan is the interfaith and social action consultant for the Board of Deputies of British Jews. He serves as the environmental liaison to the Chief Rabbi's office. Natan lives in Edgware with his wife Ariella and four children. Come visit for Shabbes!

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Bea Lewkowicz

Organisation: Sephardi Voices UK
Website: sephardivoices.org.uk

Bea is the director of Sephardi Voices UK, an oral history project that documents the experiences of Jews from north Africa and the Middle East who settled in the UK. She is a social anthropologist and oral historian and directs and produces testimony based films for projects and exhibitions.

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Daniel Lichman

Daniel is a second year rabbinical student at Leo Baeck College. His experiences in diverse learning communities including RSY-Netzer, Limmud, Moishe House London, Grassroots Jews, Adamah, the Cambridge Interfaith Centre and Pardes have shaped his evolving approach to the integration of Jewish learning and spiritual practice.

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Helise Lieberman

Organisation: Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland
Website: www.centrumtaubego.org.pl

Helise is director of the Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland and the founding principal of Warsaw’s Lauder-Morasha School. An educational consultant to European Jewish foundations and institutions, she currently works with the JDC-Baltics. American born and educated, Helise has lived in Warsaw since 1994.

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Limmud Acoustic Cafe Team

Acoustic Café is Limmud's perennial favourite open mic session, back for another year. Anyone welcome to take part! There's also Acoustic Lunch, daily lunchtime sessions where you can join in or just relax and enjoy the entertainment.

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Limmud Beit Midrash Team

Want to get stuck into Jewish texts in an open environment with amazing teachers? That's what’s happening this year with an expanded, revamped Beit Midrash programme. Pop by for a session or whenever you want to study. People will be there to help with texts and finding a study partner.

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Limmud Central Team

The Limmud Central Team wants to round the edges of your Limmud experience, so has created a space (SU Limmud Central) where you can browse, buy and eat. As well as the permanent café bookshop and tuck/convenience store, we have stalls with different daily themes. Mark it on your maps!

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Limmud Chavruta Project Team

Website: www.limmud.org/publications/chavruta/

The Limmud Chavruta Project is an international collaboration of Limmud volunteers. Every year the Project produces a new book of traditional and modern sources exploring some aspect of Jewish life. This year, teams from the Netherlands, the UK, Israel and the USA invite you to explore the theme of ‘Prayer’.

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Limmud Families and Young Chavruta Team

The Young Chavruta Team is a collaboration between Limmud Families volunteers, particularly Jessica Overlander-Kaye and Adele Stowe-Lindner, and Young & Teen Limmud madrichim. We have been inspired by the Limmud Chavruta project to develop this exciting and involving learning style into an experience whereby children and adults all learn together.

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Limmud Families Social Team

The Limmud Families Social Team welcomes all families to Conference 2013. Come and join in our activities to have fun, burn off some energy and meet other families.

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Limmud International

Website: www.limmudinternational.org

The Limmud International Team supports the development of Limmud volunteers in over 65 communities worldwide. Our development and networking activities include mentoring and advice on a one-to-one basis; bespoke workshops with volunteer teams in their home Limmud community; regional and international gatherings; and an online toolkit of resources.

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Limmud Shabbat Team

The Limmud Shabbat Team welcomes everyone who is coming to Limmud Conference Shabbat 2013. We do hope you will join us for all those traditional Shabbat experiences which we will mark and celebrate together as a community.

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Limmud Social Programming Team

The Social Programming team is here to enhance your Limmud experience! From arts and crafts to a pub quiz, campus satnav to ultimate frisbee, if you need a break from the busy Limmud programme, or want to socialise with old friends and meet new people, come along and join in!

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Limmud University

Limmud University is a new and innovative project launched to train and develop volunteers, presenters, professional staff and participants. Limmud University seeks to develop the future skills of Limmud at all points and places in anyone's Limmud journey. Limmud University aims to be a flagship training and development resource and programme, and to share its approach and content in transferable and open ways so that it can have a wider and longer term impact.

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Dov Lipman

Organisation: Knesset
Website: www.rabbilipman.com

Dov Lipman moved to Israel from the USA in 2004. He holds rabbinic ordination and a Master's in Education. He rose to prominence for his role in challenging and combating religious extremists in Bet Shemesh and was elected to the Knesset on the Yesh Atid party.

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Molly Livingstone

Organisation: Israeli Funny
Website: www.israelifunny.com

Larry David once said, 'I'm not an inventor. I'm an improver. I improve things that are broken.' Whether it’s improvisation, comedy sketch, or stand up, Molly Livingstone is improving life in Israel one chuckle at a time, with an honest and hilarious view of the Holy Land.

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Frederika Lorie

Organisation: Women in Prison

A Leeds girl, Frederika studied and volunteered in Jerusalem and read Theology at Jesus College, Cambridge. She completed her Masters degree in Religious Studies at Touro College, New York. She works for the charity Women in Prison, in which she helps in the rehabilitation and resettlement process of female offenders.

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Harris Lorie

Harris has hugely enjoyed the challenge of being Programming Co-Chair for Conference 2013. He is the Education Development Manager at World ORT - an international Jewish NGO. He is a regular student at LSJS, and teaches a weekly philosophy class over Skype.

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Monica Lowenberg

Organisation: Defending Historu
Website: defendinghistory.com

Since initiating in 2012 the petition 'Stop the 16 March marches and Latvians revising history', Monica has written prolifically on the banalisation of the Holocaust taking place in the EU today and has been widely published in the UK and abroad. Monica is London correspondent for defendinghistory.com.

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Anthony Luder

Organisation: Ziv Hospital / Bar Ilan University

Head of Paediatrics and Geneticist at Ziv Hospital, Vice-Dean of the Medical Faculty at Bar-Ilan University and a medical educationalist, Anthony made aliyah in 1983, after co-chairing FZY UK and visiting Soviet refuseniks. Founder of a pluralistic community in Rosh Pina and father of 3, grandfather of 2 (so far).

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Sandra Lustig

Sandra is a translator and interpreter. A Limmudnik since 2001, she co-organises Limmud-Tag Hamburg (Germany) and was Vice Chair of the 6th International Bet Debora Conference in Vienna. She edited (with Ian Leveson) 'Turning the Kaleidoscope – Perspectives on European Jewry' (Berghahn Books, 2006/2008). Her father was in Gross Breesen.

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