BEREISHIT WINTER PROGRAMME
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Keynote

My personal Russian Exodus

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

Rabbi Yosef Mendelevich

Former refusenik, attempted 'plane-hijacker'

Breakout
Track: Jewish Horizons

The first Jewish-American spy

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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

Rabbi Aubrey Hersh

JLE Director of Education

Breakout
Track: Relationships

How to Give & Take Criticism

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

R' Tehilla Birnbaum

Seed Shul

Breakout
Track: Text

The Wedding that Never Was & the Unavoidable Gett

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

Dayan Vanzetta

Halachic Arbitration & Mediation Center

Breakout
Track: Jewish Practice

Davening at Home

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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

Rabbi Yoni Golker

Assistant Rabbi, St John's Wood Shul

Breakout
Track: Jewish Horizons

Challah bake with Joanne Dove

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

R' Joanne Dove

Seed women's programmes & educator

Breakout
Track: Relationships

The Art of Listening

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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

R' Freda Kaplan

Part of Tribe Israel team

Breakout
Track: Jewish Practice

Shabbos Candles

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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

Rabbi Alex Chapper

Senior Rabbi, Borehamwood & Elstree US

Keynote Interview

Shuls in 2021

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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

Jo Grose

Director of United Synagogue Communities & Strategy

Rabbi Nicky Liss

Highgate United, chair of RCUS

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