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Elyssa Moss Rabinowitz

Organisation: Kol HaOt - Illuminating Jewish Life through Art
Website: www.kolhaot.com

Elyssa creates worlds of Jewish meaning and beauty using various media to create interactive programmes of Jewish content, such as A Day Away Productions, Zer Mitzvot Bat Mitzvah experience and Kol HaOt: Illuminating Jewish Life through Art. Elyssa lives in Jerusalem with her husband and four children.

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Timothy Radcliffe

Organisation: Council of Christians and Jews

Timothy was Master of the worldwide Dominican Order from 1992-2001, the Order of Preachers within the Catholic Church. He is a Fellow of the Las Casas Institute, researching social justice and humanitarian rights (Blackfriars, Oxford). His books include 'What Is The Point Of Being A Christian?' (2005).

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Anneli Rådestad

Organisation: Paideia - the European Institute for Jewish Studies
Website: www.paideia-eu.org

Anneli is from Sweden, and spends half her time working with Paideia - the European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden, where she has been part of developing the Paideia Paradigm Program, a new avenue of access into the Jewish thought tradition. Anneli currently directs the Paideia One-Year Program.

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Rachel Rose Reid

Website: www.rachelrosereid.com

A spoken word and performance artist raised on a hybrid of Jewish heritage and urban jungle, Rachel’s work often shines new light on dusty subjects. The Dickens 2012 Writer in Residence, she’s performed for the Southbank Centre, Nuyorican Poets Café, Latitude Festival, BBC Radio 3, the RSC and Billy Bragg.

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Adele Reinhartz

Adele teaches at the University of Ottawa, in Canada. She has written numerous articles and books, including 'Befriending the Beloved Disciple: A Jewish Reading of the Gospel of John' (2001), 'Jesus of Hollywood' (2007), 'Caiaphas the High Priest' (2012) and 'Bible and Cinema: An Introduction' (2013).

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Daniel Reisel

Website: danreisel.com

Daniel is an NHS doctor and a research fellow at University College London. He believes that science is integral to understanding and ultimately solving the societal challenges that face us.

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Hannah Rendell

Organisation: The Beer Sheva Art Experience
Website: www.hajar.org.il

Hannah is an artist who moved from London to Be'er Sheva in 2006. She is the founder of 'Be'er Sheva Art Experience', a tour company which brought over 3,000 visitors to Be'er Sheva on art excursions. Hannah also works as the Director of Development at Hagar: Jewish/Arab Education for Equality.

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David Renton

David was the Chair of Limmud Conference 2012. He is a Chartered Accountant and works for a public limited company.

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David Reuben

An expatriate Yorkshireman, David met his wife Sam at Ilford Limmud in 2002. You may see and will definitely hear their children at conference. David's hobbies include following Arsenal, Bradford City and playing football and bridge.

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Danny Rich

Organisation: Liberal Judaism
Website: www.liberaljudaism.org

Danny is chief executive of Liberal Judaism. He is passionate about social justice and has served for over two decades as a prison and hospital chaplain, as well as a magistrate. He is currently working on a book about Rabbi Israel Mattuck together with Pam Fox.

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Aviva Richman

Organisation: Mechon Hadar
Website: mechonhadar.org

Aviva is on the faculty at Yeshivat Hadar in Manhattan, the only full-time egalitarian yeshiva in North America, where she teaches Talmud, Jewish Law and midrash. She is now pursuing doctoral studies in rabbinic literature at NYU, as a Wexner fellow.

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Toni Rickenback

Toni is co-chair of Programming for Limmud Conference 2013. She has an MSc in Middle East Politics and was the Educational Manger at UJIA Israel Experience until her recent appointment as Director of the UK Task Force on issues relating to Arab citizens of Israel.

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Dina Rickman

Dina is a freelance journalist who has written for the New Statesman, Daily Telegraph, The Week and The Guardian. She formerly held executive roles at The Week and The Huffington Post

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Angela Ripoff

Angela Ripoff is a much-admired and well-known British TV journalist. She is famous for reporting, presenting the news and even hosting the Eurovision Song Contest. Awarded the STD in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to ball-gowns. She has a species of penguin named after her.

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Simon Rocker

Organisation: The JC
Website: www.thejc.com

Simon is a senior reporter on The Jewish Chronicle and editor of its Judaism and Diary sections. He has been covering Limmud since 1985.

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Sam Rodin

Website: www.samrodin.co.uk

Sam is a sociologist and autogenic therapist who has lectured in sociology at universities in New Zealand, the US and the UK. He has researched and published on the interface of the sociology of religion, Jewish Studies, social philosophy and psychotherapy. He lives and works in London.

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Jonathan Romain

Organisation: Maidenhead Synagogue

Rabbi, writer and broadcaster, Jonathan is minister of Maidenhead Synagogue and has written several books on the history of British Jewry and Reform Judaism. He appears on radio and television, and is a columnist for the Jewish Chronicle and The Times. He is chaplain of the Jewish Police Association.

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Daniel Roselaar

Organisation: Kehillat Alei Tzion (United Synagogue)

Daniel is the rabbi of Kehillat Alei Tzion, a staunchly Modern-Orthodox and Zionist kehillah in Hendon, and the Rosh of the Kinloss Community Kollel. He studied at Yeshivat Har Eztion (Gush). He is a keen halachist and has written and lectured widely on halachic topics.

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Alison Rosen

Organisation: Langdon Foundation
Website: www.langdon.info

Alison is CEO of Langdon , a charity that enables independent living for Jewish young people and adults with learning disabilities. Langdon operates supported living and learning opportunities. Alison has worked in the voluntary sector for over 20 years and held senior positions at Norwood, UJIA and WIZOuk.

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Gilla Rosen

Organisation: Yakar
Website: www.yakar.org

Gilla is the dean of the Yakar Center for Tradition and Creativity, founded by her late husband, Rabbi Michael Rosen. She enjoys teaching Talmud and Midrash, sharing outrageous ideas, and working as a Yoetzet Halacha at Nishmat and in Yakar Jerusalem and Yakar Tel Aviv.

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Melissa Rosenbaum

Organisation: Second Generation Network
Website: www.secondgeneration.org.uk

Melissa chairs Second Generation Network. She co-organised the recent Second and Third Generation reception as part of the 75th Kindertransport Anniversary and the Second Generation conference 'More Than a Change of Address'. She has worked as a researcher working in the UK for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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Phil Rosenberg

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

Philip is Director of Public Affairs at the Board of Deputies of British Jews. He previously served as Director of the Faiths Forum for London and the Fayre Share Foundation. He is standing as a candidate for the Labour Party in the 2014 Council Elections in West Hampstead.

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Tracey Rosenfeld

Website: oxfordchap.weebly.com

Tracey holds two degrees: Theatre Studies and Business Marketing. Having worked for ten years in arts marketing, most recently as the Marketing Campaigns Manager at the Barbican Centre, she has previously worked at the V&A, LIFT Festival and Melbourne International Festival. Tracey is currently joint chaplain for Oxford Universities.

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Michael Rosenfeld-Schueler

Website: oxfordchap.weebly.com

Michael is the Jewish chaplain for students at the University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes. Originally from the States, he lived in Israel and received rabbinic ordination from HaMivtar. Previously, Michael served as a community rabbi for Kingston Synagogue. Michael enjoys his interfaith work and making Judaism meaningful in people's lives.

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Jessica Rosenfield

Jessica is a Museum Educator. She currently teaches programmes for special and hospital schools, delivers family workshops and is a consultant for the Wellcome Collection, Geffrye Museum, Museum of London, where she spent seven years, and the Jewish Museum London where she taught and pioneered their family programming.

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Joanne Rosenthal

Organisation: Jewish Museum, London

Joanne works at the Jewish Museum London where she has recently curated a new exhibition on Jews and Football, which opened in October 2013. She is interested in critical perspectives on cultural heritage, and why Jews love football so much.

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Lea Roshkovsky

Organisation: Yad Vashem
Website: www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/education/seminars/jewish_educators.asp

Lea has been working at Yad Vashem for the past 25 years. Lea is an active part of the Teacher Training Division, runs the College and University Department and has recently joined the World Jewry Division where she works with educators in Jewish frameworks from all over the world.

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Ruthie Rotenberg

Ruthie works for the Jewish Funders Network in New York, is a graduate of the last cohort of Mandel Jerusalem Fellows, likes drinking coffee and running (though not simultaneously), and is a member of ROI. She has held several roles in Limmud communities, including being the first director of LimmudLA.

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Moriel Rothman

Organisation: Just Vision
Website: www.justvision.org

Moriel is the Israel-based Program Coordinator at Just Vision, an organization that creates documentary film and multimedia tools to generate support for Palestinian and Israeli grassroots leaders. Additionally, Moriel is an American-Israeli writer, activist, refusenik and spoken word poet.

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Tomer Rozenstine

Organisation: Jewish Agency for Israel

Tomer is 18 and finished high school in Israel last year. He is a young shaliach for the Jewish Agency for Israel this year. Tomer took part in the Israeli scouts youth movement (Tzofim), including counselling a group of year 9s, and coordinating a troop with 450 children.

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Mary Rudolf

Organisation: UJIA

Mary made aliyah in 2012 to Israel’s newest medical school. Leaving her life as paediatric professor in Leeds, she and her husband Michael Krom are experiencing the challenges of moving to the Galil and contributing to an initiative that promises to improve health in a disadvantaged part of Israel.

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Daniel Rynhold

Organisation: Bernard Revel Graduate School, Yeshiva University

Daniel is associate professor in modern Jewish philosophy at Yeshiva University (New York). He is the author of 'Two Models of Jewish Philosophy' (2005), 'An Introduction to Medieval Jewish Philosophy' (2009), and co-editor of 'Radical Responsibility: Celebrating the Thought of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks' (2012).

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