A stellar line-up of speakers has been announced for the first ever online Manchester Day Limmud.

Manchester Day Limmud is an annual highlight and this year the Limmud team has planned a fantastic day of online Jewish learning.

The event will take place live on 7th February 2021 from 11am to 5pm, offering participants a unique opportunity to listen to and engage with an exciting blend of local presenters, as well as some from further afield.

Here’s just a taste of the speaker line-up to whet your appetite…

  • Adam Wagner – Manchester-born human rights barrister; special advisor to the Joint Committee on Human Rights COVID-19 Inquiry; founder and chairman of the charity EachOther.
  • Aviva Dautch – Salford-born poet and broadcaster, teaches at JW3 and London School of Jewish Studies; executive director, Jewish Renaissance.
  • David Dee – associate professor in Modern History at De Montfort University, with particular interest in British Jewry and sport. David will be talking about Henry Rose, the legendary sports commentary killed in the Munich air crash.
  • Hagai Segal – leading authority on geopolitical issues, strategic risk, the Middle East and counterterrorism.
  • Raphael Cohen-Almagor – Professor in Politics, director of the Middle East Study Group, University of Hull
  • Robyn Ashworth-Steen – Rabbi at Manchester Reform Synagogue (first female congregational rabbi in Manchester); human rights and social justice activist.
  • Suzy Glaskie – Manchester-based functional health coach with expertise in nutrition and wellbeing.

More presenters will be announced over the coming weeks so keep checking the Limmud website.  The event will take place on Zoom and there will be a varied choice of sessions at each time slot, just like a regular Limmud.

Booking is open now, with tickets priced at £10 for an adult and £1 for children and concessions.