It is a core Limmud value that all presenters are participants and all participants can be presenters.
For this reason, any participant can choose to offer a session when booking their Festival place.
How do I sign up to present?
When you register your place, simply tick the box marked “I want to present a session.” This will generate an automatic email, with all the details you need for submitting your presenter bio and your session(s).
When we come to scheduling Festival, we will check through all the submissions. We do our best to guarantee that everyone who wants to can present a session, as long as it has appropriate Jewish content. We look forward to receiving your submissions!
The deadline for applying to present a session is 10 September 2019. For more information, please email email@example.com.
Which presenters are already confirmed?
Each year we also invite a number of distinguished scholars, intellectuals, educators, activists, artists and performers from around the world to come and present at Limmud Festival, giving participants the opportunity to see and hear speakers who they may not otherwise get the chance to.
Here are some of the amazing presenters already set to attend Limmud Festival 2019. Watch this space for more exciting announcements over the coming weeks and months:
- Ben Gundersheimer (Mister G), is a Latin GRAMMY Award winning artist, author, activist, and educator. With 10 albums of original songs composed in four languages, Ben tours internationally as a duo act with Katherine Jamieson (Missus G), an award-winning author, educator and performer whose work has been published in The New York Times, and anthologized in The Best Women’s Travel Writing anthologies. Katherine has been integral in developing and managing the Mister G project. Read more here: https://www.gazettenet.com/mister-G-13313209
- Daniel Cainer is an award-winning songwriter, storyteller, performer, broadcaster and several other words ending in ‘er’. Currently touring his ever-evolving, Jewish themed, one man show of unique stories in song. See what he’s up to here http://www.danielcainer.com
- MaNishtana (Shais Rishon) is a writer, speaker, and rabbi whose work takes prejudice, bias, and ignorance head on, asking the questions about race, religion, and social injustice that we all have, with gut-punching insight and gut-busting sarcasm: https://manishtana.net/about/
- Lynn Ruth Miller started doing comedy at 70 and was dubbed the new Joan Rivers of Comedy at The Edinburgh International Fringe. She has accumulated numerous awards and at 86, is the oldest performing female stand up comedian in the UK: http://lynnruthmiller.net
- Batya Ungar-Sargon is the opinion editor of the Forward. She has written for The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and Foreign Policy. Follow @bungarsargon to keep up with what Batya is up to.
- André Fremd was born in Paysandú, Uruguay, and settled in Montevideo at the age of 19. He currently works as the Director of Operations of Helpers, the ‘Uber of first aid’. In 2 years they have trained over 5000 people and responded to more than 140 emergencies. Find out more about André here.
- Guy Woolf is an actor, director, drag queen and composer based in London. His show, “The Chronicles of Electra” is a heart-warming and original one-woman drag show about a young Jewish girl struggling to reconcile conflicting elements of her identity: can she tell her queer friends she’s Jewish and her Jewish friends that she’s queer? Follow Guy on Twitter.
- Patricia Eszter Margit is a cultural manager, writer, journalist, PR expert and community organizer originally from Hungary. Eszter is an Advisory Board member of Jewish Art Salon. Under her leadership Art Kibbutz became a Slingshot grantee and an semi-finalist of the Lippman Kanfer Prize for Jewish Wisdom. Find out more about Patricia.
- Abby Stein is a Jewish educator, writer, speaker, and activist, born and raised in a Hasidic family of rabbinic descent, now working to raise support and awareness for trans rights and those leaving Ultra-Orthodoxy. Follow Abby on Twitter.
- Kamila Dąbrowska received her PhD in social science from the University of Warsaw. Her academic interests include focus on post-war Jewish history in Poland, Polish-Jewish relations, Jewish diasporas, collective and individual memories, and anti-discrimination issues. Read Kamila’s profile here.
- Yiddishpiel is the only Yiddish theatre in Israel, with the mission of restoring the language with its charm, popularity, and glory. The theatre has won a great number of international prizes for its achievements. Watch them in action.
- Miriam Camerini, the first Italian woman to enroll in an Orthodox rabbinical studies program in Israel. In addition to being a seasoned educator, Miriam Camerini is a theater director, writer, singer and actress. Read more about Miriam.
- Jeffrey Saks, a rabbi who was ordained at Yeshiva University, is the founding director of ATID: The Academy for Torah Initiatives and Directions in Jerusalem and its WebYeshiva.org program. He has recently completed a fifteen-volume English-language translation of Agnon’s complete works. Read more about Jeffrey here.