Presenters/Participating Organizations

Thank you to all of our presenters for volunteering their time, talent, and passion for Jewish education. Jewbilee is what it is because of you!

This list is growing by the day! Check back often. For a schedule of the day, click here.

Linda Adleson, APJCC's Kids Yoga, Family Funtime Yoga (for all ages)        

Rabbi Leslie Alexander, Congregation Beth David           

Rabbi Melanie Aron, Congregation Shir Hadash, Seeing Ourselves Sitting Around the Seder Table: Seder Scenes in American and Israeli Literature

Rabbi Ilana Baird, Addison-Penzak JCC 

Maya Brodkey, Keshet 

Rabbi Aaron Cunin, Chabad S. Jose, When the Magic Fades: The Search for the People We Once Were

Yael Dinur, Hillel Silicon Valley   

Aliya Fastman, World Zionist Organization, Defining and Re-defining Zionism and Judicial activism in Israel: The Supreme Court Involvement in defending and shaping the Jewish and Democratic Identity of the State of Israel    

Ron Feldman, JCC of the East Bay, Sabbath, Festival and the Garden of Eden – at Burning Man

Donna Frankel, local dance instructor, Israeli Dance: The Classics--as many as we can do in an hour!

Gordon Gladstone, Congregation Shir Hadash, Israel, American Jew,  and the rest of the Middle East

Rinat Goren, Local Artist, Beeswax: a history of the encaustic medium

Rabbi Maury Grebenau, South Peninsula Hebrew Day School, Jewish Psychology: Secrets of Raising our Children

Rabbi Ari Hart, Uri L'Tzedek: Orthodox Social Justice and Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, Shmittanomics: Can/Should the Torah's Economic Ideas Be Applied Today?It is not in Heaven: The Tragedy of Consensus and Rabbi Eliezer; The Spiritual Secrets of Jewish Music

Darren  Kleinberg, Kehillah Jewish High School, Hybrid Judaism: Encounter and the Transformation of American Jewish Identity

Lisa Alcalay Klug, Author and Humorist, Cool Jews and Hot Mamalahs: a humorous multi-media presentation of two Amazon bestsellers

Rabbi Lisa Levenberg, Congregation Shir Hadash, If Rabbi Hillel Was on Facebook: Jewish Values and Social Media

Sarah Levin, JIMENA     

Shalom Mayberg, Breath work, Meditation, and Yoga   

Open Embrace, klezmer ensemble

Shana Penn, Taube Philanthropies, Making History: The New Yad Vashem Exhibit Shoah at Auschwitz

Jill Pottel, BBYO              

Joshua  Safran, Author and Attorney, A Personal Evolution of Women Under the Law 

Tanya Schevitz, Reboot, Unplug and Reconnect with a Discussion of Reboots National Day of Unplugging; and Unscroll the Tabernacle

Rabbi Hugh Seid-Valencia, VITAS Innovative Hospice Care

Rabbi Alex Shandrovsky, L'Chaim Sushi, Elevating Business: Leveraging Torah Wisdom For Business Success

Cantor Meeka Simerly, Temple Emanu-El, “Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth…” Song of songs: Sensual Love Poems Between Humans, ecstatic devotion to God, or Both?       

Suska Varda and Mordecai, Hot Kugel duo

Zvi Weiss, Yavneh Day School

Rabbi Perez Wolf-Prusan, Lehrhaus Judaica, The Doctor Is In The House: The Rambam Heals Your Head and Prayer and Religious Intimacy in the Story of Hannah: "If not for her, we would not know how to pray."

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