Dec 17

London Jewish Forum at Limmud Conference 2012

Limmud Conference is an annual gathering of over 2000 Jews from across the UK and the globe. Participants gather to take part in over 1000 sessions of debate and discussion on some of the key issues facing the Jewish community, not unlike the fringe at Party Conferences.

Last year, LJF presented a number of sessions at Limmud, including an Audience with Maurice Helfgott, holocaust survivor and Olympic athlete as well as a debate in advance of the 2012 London Mayoral and Assembly elections which featured Val Shawcross AM, Andrew Boff AM and Liberal Democrat candidate for Mayor Brian Paddick.

This year, Adrian Cohen – chair of LJF will be participating in a number of panels:


British Jewry and our relationship with Israel

Speakers: Adrian CohenNir CohenElizabeth Harris-SawczenkoHannah WeisfeldVivian WinemanGusti Yehoshuah-Braverman 
Location: Arts – Conference
Time: Monday, 15:30pm

The relationship has changed dramatically since the heady days of the Six Day War. As well as unconditional love there is anger, pain and rejection. The panel will consider where the relationship is likely to be in the next few years and how it can be improved.


Democracy and accountability within the Jewish community: from grass roots to the highest levels

Speakers: Geoffrey AldermanAdrian CohenAntony LermanNicholas Saphir 
Location: Arts – Conference
Time: Wednesday, 17:00pm

A panel discussion on how the Jewish Community appoints its leaders and whether there may be other alternatives


Jewish leadership on the line: staying alive when representing the Jewish community

Speakers: Adrian CohenNicky GoldmanSamuel KleinMichael WegierVivian Wineman 
Location: Hum 1

Time: Wednesday, 18:50pm

‘To lead is to live dangerously.’ True of the Jewish Community? Whether professional, lay leader or teacher, these practical sessions will show how you can exercise ‘leadership on the line’. Join us for an open discussion with two key leaders to explore being community spokespersons and what happens when those representing Jewish community interests find themselves ‘leading on the line’.

To see the full conference line-up, or to attend please go to www.limmud.org