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Sunday, February 17 • 10:00am - 11:15am
JDOV Talks: Jane Eisner, Daniel Gordis, Ruth Messinger & Eli Valley

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Ever wondered what it would look like if you crossed Limmud NY with TED, (the popular conference which brings inspiring speakers together to give "the talk of their life" in 18 minutes or less)? Here is your chance to find out! Launched at Limmud Conference UK last year, JDOV has now come to this side of the pond. Join us as Shoshana Boyd Gelfand hosts four inspiring speakers to each give the Jewish talk of their life. Previous talks can be found at www.jhub.org.uk/jdov.


Presenters
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Jane Eisner

Jane Eisner is Editor-in-Chief of the Forward, the authoritative news source for the American Jewish community for over a century. Under her leadership, the Forward has won numerous journalism awards and her work has been honored by the Society of Professional Journalists. Previously, she worked at the Philadelphia Inquirer for 25 years.  She has taught at Wesleyan University and the University of Pennsylvania. She authored Taking... Read More →
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Shoshana Boyd Gelfand

Shoshana Boyd Gelfand is Director of JHub, a program of the Pears Foundation. Previously, she was the CEO of the UK Movement for Reform Judaism and Vice President of the Wexner Heritage Foundation. Shoshana received rabbinical ordination in 1993 from the Jewish Theological Seminary. She writes a monthly column for the London Jewish Chronicle and also appears regularly on BBC Radio 2's Pause for Thought. Her first children’s book, The... Read More →
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Daniel Gordis

Daniel Gordis is Senior Vice President and the Koret Distinguished Fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem. He is a regular columnist for the Jerusalem Post, and a frequent contributor to the New York Times, in print and on-line. Gordis’ latest book, The Promise of Israel, was released in August. A recent winner of the National Jewish Book Award, he has been called “one of Israel’s most thoughtful observers.” Gordis... Read More →
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Ruth Messinger

Ruth W. Messinger is the executive director of American Jewish World Service, a humanitarian organization providing support to grassroots social change projects throughout the world. Prior to assuming this role in 1998, Ms. Messinger was in public service in New York City for 20 years, including having served as Manhattan borough president.
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Eli Valley

Eli Valley, Artist in Residence at The Jewish Daily Forward, is a writer and artist whose work has been published in New York Magazine, The Daily Beast, Gawker, Saveur, Ha’aretz and elsewhere. His art has been labeled “ferociously repugnant” by Commentary and “hilarious” by The Comics Journal. A 2012-2013 LABA Fellow, Eli is the author of The Great Jewish Cities of Central and Eastern Europe and is currently... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 10:00am - 11:15am
Trenton & Monroe concourse level