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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... Read More →
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Sarah Bunin Benor

Vice Provost, Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies and Linguistics, WGF/DS 11
Sarah Bunin Benor is Vice Provost and Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (Los Angeles campus) and Adjunct Professor in the University of Southern California Linguistics Department. She received her Ph.D. from Stanford... 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 Jew... Read More →
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Yehuda Kurtzer

President, Shalom Hartman Insitute of North America
Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer is the President of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. Yehuda is a leading thinker and author on the meaning of Israel to American Jews, on Jewish history and Jewish memory, and on questions of leadership and change in American Jewish life.Yehuda led... Read More →
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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 Memoir... Read More →

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