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Saturday, February 16 • 9:30pm - 10:45pm
JDOV Talks: Danielle Abrams, Sarah Benor, Yehuda Kurtzer & Larry Smith

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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.

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Danielle Abrams

From Danielle Abrams’ legacy of Jewish bubbies and tummlers, and black Southern matriarchs, emerge a hybrid blend of personae and performances that reshuffle the quandaries about gender, race, and legacy. Abrams has performed for 20 years in many spaces including the Queens Museum, Jewish Museum, Detroit Institute of the Arts. She has received support from the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art and the New York... Read More →
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Sarah Benor

Associate Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies, Hebrew Union College
Sarah Bunin Benor is Associate Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (Los Angeles) and Adjunct Associate Professor in the University of Southern California Linguistics Department. She received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in Linguistics in 2004. She is the author of Becoming Frum: How Newcomers Learn the Language and Culture of Orthodox Judaism (Rutgers University Press, 2012... 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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Yehuda Kurtzer

Yehuda Kurtzer is President of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. The author of Shuva: The Future of the Jewish Past and a fellow in the Institute’s iEngage Project, Yehuda writes and teaches widely on the central challenges facing Jewish life in both America and Israel, and how new Jewish thinking can help us stand up to these challenges. He lives in Riverdale with his wife, Stephanie Ives, and their three children.
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Larry Smith

Larry Smith is the founder of SMITH Magazine and SMITHTeens, homes of the Six-Word Memoir® project, now a bestselling book series, board game, and catalyst for personal expression across the world. SMITH Mag’s most recent book is Oy! Only Six? Why Not More? Six-Word Memoirs on Jewish Life. Larry has spoken about mission building and storytelling at companies such as Twitter, Dell, Shutterfly, ESPN and Google, as well as... Read More →

Saturday February 16, 2013 9:30pm - 10:45pm
Woodbridge & Piscataway ballroom level