Thames Valley Day Limmud

Bank Holiday Monday 7th May 2018


Click here to book your place

Please note, the Limmud office is working remotely in Israel from Wednesday 2nd May - if you have any issues, we recommend you contact them by email, and they will reply as soon as they can.


The venue is Theale Green School, Church St, Theale, Reading RG7 5DA, just off the M4 (Junction 12)

For those coming by train, it's a bus or taxi ride from Reading Station.

If you are flying in, Reading Station is a fast coach ride from Heathrow, or a direct train from Gatwick.


Click here to see the full programme (PDF)

We have some great presenters lined up!

  • Text, Tradition and Creativity - How to Write Your Own Commentary by Francis Nataf
  • Thank God for not making me a slave by Hannah Swirsky
  • Esther and Feminism - Unravelling the Purim Megillah by Stephen Games
  • J S Bach and the Jews by John Dunston
  • Revelation of a hidden God: Connections between Shavuot and Purim by Shira Solomons
  • An Introduction to Jewish Genealogy by Leigh Dworkin
  • Can we Believe the Media? by Nomi Ben Ari and Sami Hussein
  • Our place in the ecosystem by Zvi Solomons
  • Call the Midwife: Midwifery in the Bible and Talmud by Sarah Montagu
  • Overseas support for the 21st century: the art of giving and volunteering by Hila Bram
  • Greatest War Poet? Celebrating Isaac Rosenberg by Janet Lawson and Louise Robinson
  • Jews and the Suffrage movement by Sybil Sheridan
  • An exciting new treatment for dementia - invented in Israel by Danny Allen
  • Noah's Ark: The Real Story by Norman Solomon
  • Are religions properly protected by human rights law? by John Bowers
  • How did the Labour Party get into such a mess over Israel, Jews and antisemitism? by Luke Akehurst
  • Martin Luther and the Jews by Henry Cohn
  • Mindfulness for better Living by Hagit Amsterdam
  • Confessions of a Rabbi by Jonathan Romain
  • Josephus on trial by Martin Goodman
  • Humanitarian Issues In the Drive for Peace by Jonathan Taylor
  • The Septuagint: The Hebrew Bible in Greek Dress by Jan Joosten
  • A promised land: those who dared to dream by David Finlay
  • Jewish Almanac - Creating your very own life-story by Marvin Shaw
  • The Disappearance of the INS DAKAR. A 50 Year Mystery by Andrew Levine
  • Letters, secrets, and survival (Letter to the Pianist - Novel) by Sherron Mayes
  • Israeli dancing with Annita Tischler And the Crowning Glory
  • Multiplying Our Learning by Clive Lawton

There's also room for more. If you would like to speak at Thames Valley Limmud, please email us on


  • Adults: £40
  • Children: £18
  • Full time students and low-waged: £20

If you are a family with 3 or more children, please contact the Limmud Office on 020 3115 1620, or email, to receive a special discount towards your place.

Please note, our concessionary rate is available for students with valid ID and low wage participants only. This rate is not available to Pensioners.


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