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Eliane Maarek

Eliane holds a Doctorate in Applied Mathematics and an MBA. She runs a Consulting Company. She also taught Marketing at HEC Executive MBA, and filed patents. Eliane has been studying Torah for many years and gives lectures and courses. She is writing a book about the 'Vav'.

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Judy Maltz

Organisation: Haaretz

Judy is a full-time writer for Haaretz in English, where she specialises in the Jewish world. In recent years, she has produced and co-directed two award winning documentary films: 'No. 4 Street of Our Lady' and 'From the Black You Make Color'.

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Kishan Manocha

Organisation: National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahais in the UK
Website: www.bahai.org.uk

Kishan is the Director of the Office of Public Affairs of the Bahá’í Community of the United Kingdom. He is also a member of the community’s governing body, the National Spiritual Assembly, and previously served as its Secretary. Kishan is a psychiatrist and barrister by training.

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Shera Mantver

Shera grew up in Jerusalem. Active in the Israeli Scouts youth movement, she is now doing a service gap year - 'shnat sherut' - through the Jewish Agency and Scouts. Shera will be living this year with seven other young adults in London working with the Jewish and Israeli community.

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Jason Marantz

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

Jason is the CEO of the LSJS. He is an experienced primary school teacher and leader. Jason worked in both Jewish and non-Jewish schools in Canada and the UK before being appointed headteacher of Wolfson Hillel Primary School in Southgate. Jason is an avid children's service leader.

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Oliver Marcus

Organisation: JHub
Website: www.jhub.org.uk

Oliver is the Programme Manager at JHub, which promotes social change in the British Jewish community. Oliver has a Masters degree from Birkbeck University in Psychosocial Studies. Oliver is (in his spare time) co-chair of Limmud Conference 2013

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Gabi Markham

Gabi has been practising yoga for over 3 years and is very excited to start sharing her experiences with others. Gabi is also a dedicated Limmudnik and is looking forward to advancing her Limmud 'career'!

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Rachel Mars

Website: rachelmars.org

Rachel is an established theatre maker and performer working across theatre, live art and comedy. She has performed across the UK including at Spill Festival, The Barbican, BFI, Pulse Festival and The Southbank Centre. She sometimes talks on BBC radio. 'Rachel Mars is Electrifying' The Guardian.

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Shelley Marsh

Organisation: Limmud
Website: limmud.org

Shelley is the Executive Director of Limmud. She has worked in Jewish education for all of her professional career and her work on self-esteem has been reported internationally. She has an MA in community leadership, is the mother of two exceptional daughters and is married to the lovely Marc Shoffren.

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James Martin

Organisation: Board of Deputies of British Jews
Website: www.bod.org.uk

James is PR and Communications Officer for the Board of Deputies of British Jews. His background is in journalism where he worked for the Jewish Chronicle and Jewish News. His job allows him to meet many interesting people in the Jewish community and beyond.

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David Mason

Organisation: Muswell Hill United Synagogue
Website: www.muswellhillsynagogue.org.uk

David has been rabbi of Muswell Hill Synagogue for five years, has two degrees in Econometrics, has studied Systemic Therapy and is on the Executive of the Rabbinical Council of the United Synagogue.

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Alexander Massey

Website: www.alexandermassey.com

Alexander is a teacher, composer, writer, professional musician, prayer leader, creative liturgist, workshop facilitator, and voice coach. His fascination with and understanding of voice, communication, music, text, learning methods and personal development come together in his love of Judaism, expressed through his teachings, writings and songs.

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Cassie Matus

Organisation: UJIA

Cassie grew up through Habonim Dror where she was head of camps, led Israel Tour and was the Mazkira. After running their gap year programme in Israel she ran the UJIA Birthright programme. Cassie is now the Head of Israel Programmes at UJIA, responsible for Israel Tour and Gap Year.

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Joe Mazor

Joe was born in Israel and grew up in New Jersey. He currently teaches political philosophy at the London School of Economics.

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Yisrael Medad

Organisation: Yesha Council External Affairs Unit
Website: myrightword.blogspot.com

American-born, Yisrael made aliyah in 1970, moving to Shiloh in 1981. He is Information Resources Director at Menachem Begin Heritage Center, vice-chairman of Israel's Media Watch, Yesha Council External Affairs Unit member and a Jerusalem Post media columnist. Formerly a Parliamentary Aide to MK Geula Cohen, he also edited Counterpoint.

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Eginsu Meyer

Organisation: Jewish Agency for Israel

Eginsu made aliyah from Ethiopia and is a Jewish Agency shlicha, wife to Joel and mother to Eliya. She was an Officer in the IDF, holds a degree in Behavioural Science and Management, founded a branch of the Israeli Scouts, has mentored at-risk youth and assisted with Ethiopian immigrant absorption.

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Joel Meyer

Organisation: Jewish Agency for Israel

Joel is Jewish Agency shaliach for students and Hanoar Hatzioni, husband to Eginsu and proud father to Eliya. An experienced informal educator and Licensed Israeli Tour Guide, Joel has travelled the world - training educators and community leaders, helping a diverse range of people to deepen their understanding of Israel.

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Elhanan Miller

Organisation: Times of Israel

Elhanan is the Arab Affairs reporter for The Times of Israel. A resident of Jerusalem, he holds a Master's degree in Islamic Studies from Hebrew University and takes a keen interest in Middle East politics and the intersection of Judaism and Islam.

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Helena Miller

Organisation: UJIA
Website: www.ujia.org

Helena is the Director of Research, Evaluation and Community Israel Engagement at UJIA. Her PhD is in Jewish Education and she teaches and writes in the UK and abroad. She is the immediate past co-chair of Limmud International and the 2012 recipient of the Max Fisher Prize for Jewish Education.

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Malcolm Miller

Malcolm is a musicologist and pianist, with interests in Wagner, Jewish and Israeli music. He recently convened a panel on Wagner and Israel at the recent Leeds University Wagner conference and is editing ‘Art Musics of Israel’, a volume of essays from the JMI Israeli Music Conference he directed.

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Steve Miller

Steve is a social entrepreneur, community activist and visionary. Founder of many organisations including Tzedek, Steve is a Board member of the Jubilee Debt Campaign and Think Global. Professionally Steve is Executive Director of the Faith Based Regeneration Network following over 35 years working in the voluntary and community sector.

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Ephraim Mirvis

Website: www.chiefrabbi.org

Ephraim Mirvis, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, studied at Kerem BeYavne, Har Etzion and Machon Ariel, gaining a BA in Education/Classical Hebrew from the University of South Africa. He served as Chief Rabbi of Ireland and as Rabbi of Finchley United Synagogue.

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Yishai Mishor

Yishai clerked for Chief Justice Aharon Barak at the Israeli Supreme Court. He worked as the Chief of Staff for the Speaker of the Knesset, as chief of the economic team advising the Head of Opposition, and as speechwriter for the President. He advises several politicians on legal and economic issues.

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Jumana Moon

Jumana a psychotherapist and storyteller with a particular love of traditional stories from her Islamic faith. Jumana has been involved with interfaith storytelling for the past 5 years and especially values her partnership with Jewish storyteller Adele Moss. They continue to develop their Jewish-Muslim storytelling programme.

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Abigail Morris

Organisation: Jewish Museum, London

Abigail recently became Chief Executive of the Jewish Museum in London. She is passionate about the museum representing the entire Jewish community as well as facing out to the wider world, engaging with urgent questions of identity and heritage. She has three girls and is a keen runner.

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Zohar Morris

Zohar is a nurse working and volunteering in Israel. She grew up on Kibbutz Ketura, a community with a pluralistic approach to religion and social tolerance. Zohar served as a medic in the army and volunteers as a nurse in Ethiopia where she has developed a project in health education.

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Patrick Morrow

Organisation: Council of Christians and Jews
Website: www.ccj.org.uk

Patrick is Programme Manager for the Council of Christians and Jews. He is also an Anglican priest attached to a parish in South Central London. He has written on Pope Benedict XVI for the Woolf Institute and on Christian views of mission for the Lambeth Jewish Forum.

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Adam Moscoe

Adam, 22, studies at the University of Ottawa's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. He is an organiser of Limmud Ottawa and Global Dignity Day, and he sings with the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Adam was named one of Canada's 'Top 20 Under 20' in 2011.

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Joseph Moses

Organisation: Board of Deputies of British Jews

Joseph is Public Affairs Officer (International) at the Board of Deputies of British Jews.

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Adele Moss

Adele has been telling stories for many years in many different settings. She is particularly interested in Jewish material and the capacity of stories to create connections between people of different faiths. She feels deeply enriched by her storytelling partnership with Muslim teller, Jumana Moon.

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Robin Moss

Organisation: UJIA
Website: www.ujia.org

Robin is UJIA Israel Engagement Educator, working to improve the quality and nuance of Israel-related educational conversations amongst Jewish youth. Formerly a movement worker for LJY-Netzer, now a trustee of Liberal Judaism. Limmud volunticipant. Informal education fanboy. Approach only after (or with!) a good cup of tea in the mornings.

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François Moyse

Organisation: AEPJ
Website: jewisheritage.org

François Moyse is the chairperson of the European Association for the Preservation of Jewish Culture and Heritage. Within B'nai B'rith Europe, he helped to create the European Day of Jewish Culture. François is also the President of the Consistoire israélite de Luxembourg (Jewish Community of Luxembourg).

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Naomi Mushin

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

Naomi has a learning disability and lives in Hendon with three other people including her friend Rachelle Adler. She loves Arsenal and goes to all their home matches. She likes going to work, cooking and being Jewish. She likes teaching people how to sign Jewish words using Makaton.

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Jonathan Myers

Website: psychonomics.com

Jonathan is an industrial psychologist, former visiting research fellow at Columbia University, financial historian, author, and has worked on Wall Street. His professional interests are in behaviourally-based computer applications for market trading. Jonathan has been a guest on TV and radio shows including Fox and Sky News.

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