BEREISHIT WINTER PROGRAMME
TIMETABLE

Sessions start 9:50am UK time. All times shown on this page are in your local time zone.

Monday, 28 December 2020
09:50
Keynote
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My personal Russian Exodus

09:50
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10:25

The life story of a famous Refusenik, from attempting to hijack a plane to Siberia and finally to Israel

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Rabbi Yosef Mendelevich

Former refusenik, attempted 'plane-hijacker'

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10:30
Breakout
Track: Jewish Horizons
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The first Jewish-American spy

10:30
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11:05

Join brilliant historian & JLE Director of Education Rabbi Aubrey Hersh for a look at the colourful history of the unheralded first Jewish-American spy Haym Solomon

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Rabbi Aubrey Hersh

JLE Director of Education

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Breakout
Track: Relationships
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How to Give & Take Criticism

10:30
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11:05

Taking criticism is really hard. Giving it is even harder. Join community Rebetzin Tehila for wisdom and advice on this crucial area of relationships

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R' Tehilla Birnbaum

Seed Shul

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Breakout
Track: Text
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The Wedding that Never Was & the Unavoidable Gett

10:30
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11:40

DOUBLE SESSION. Explore and build your Jewish-text skills, with this fascinating 'classic' real-life case and how the authorities tackle it

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Dayan Vanzetta

Halachic Arbitration & Mediation Center

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Breakout
Track: Jewish Practice
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Davening at Home

10:30
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11:05

Prayer is not only for Shul! Many have had to daven at home over the last few months. But what to skip, what to focus on, and how to use this opportunity best? Rabbi Yoni Golker explores this practical area of our Jewish lives

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Rabbi Yoni Golker

Assistant Rabbi, St John's Wood Shul

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11:10
Breakout
Track: Jewish Horizons
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Challah bake with Joanne Dove

11:10
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11:40

Join bubbly educator Joanne Dove for some challah making, wisdom & tips

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R' Joanne Dove

Seed women's programmes & educator

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Breakout
Track: Relationships
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The Art of Listening

11:10
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11:40

Listening is a bit of a lost art. As a successful educator, parent and community Rebetzin, Freda Kaplan shares some pertinent wisdom to rediscover the art of listening

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R' Freda Kaplan

Part of Tribe Israel team

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Breakout
Track: Jewish Practice
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Shabbos Candles

11:10
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11:40

Lighting Shabbat candles is a hallmark of Jewish family life. Join Rabbi Chapper as he helps brush up all you need to know about getting it right

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Rabbi Alex Chapper

Senior Rabbi, Borehamwood & Elstree US

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11:45
Keynote Interview
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Shuls in 2021

11:45
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12:15

What will Shuls be like in 2021? Who knows? Jo Grose and Rabbi Nicky Liss have been working on the United Synagogue Covid Guidelines, balancing government advice, community expectations and mass communication of guidelines to Shuls. Hear their reflections and predictions for 2021

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Jo Grose

Director of United Synagogue Communities & Strategy

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Rabbi Nicky Liss

Highgate United, chair of RCUS