Presenters/Participating Organizations

Here are the presenters for Jewbilee, January 31st, 2016.  For a schedule of the day, click here.

Gordon Gladstone, Executive Director of Congregation Shir Hadash
Israel Right Now

Rabbi Melanie Aron,  Congregation Shir Hadash
It All Started in Brownsville, Brooklyn: Jews in the American Birth Control Movement

Rabbi Dana Magat, Temple Emanu-El
Jewish Film

Lisa Klug, Author
The Warm Pen

Rabbis Mychal Copeland and D'vorah Rose
Struggling in Good Faith: LGBTI Inclusion from 13 American Religious Perspectives

Linda Adelson, Yoga Instructor
Family Yoga

Samuel Salkin, Sinai Memorial Chapel Chevra Kadisha
What Jew Do: In preparing for the End-of-Bodily Life

Tanya Schevitz
It's a Mitzvah

Rabbi Aaron Cunin, Chabad of San Jose

Rev. Bruce Bramlett, Jewish-Christian Studies
Holocaust and Middle Eastern Issues

Luba Perlov, Almaden Valley Torah Center
Why Take the Plunge? Benefits of the Mitzvah of Mikvah for Jewish Women Married to Jewish Men

Tamara Klingon and Rabbi Ilana BairdIsraeli Rising Star and APJCC
Israeli Comedy (in Hebrew)

Peretz Wolf-Prusan, Lerhaus Judaica 
Desire: It's Good for you! The Body, Sexuality, and Fat Rabbis in the Talmud

Rabbi Darren Kleinberg, Kehillah Jewish High School
God After the Shoah: Five Theological Responses 

Stella Filler, Kosher Mime

David Hurwitz, Hatikvah House
Workshop on Developmental Disability

Ross Glinkenhouse, BBYO
Inspired Engagement Through Active Play

Shifra Elman, Hillel of Silicon Valley
Mussar: A Tool for Balance and Self-Care

Lisa Levenberg, Congregation Shir Hadash
Morality for Muggles: Jewish Ethics Through the World of Harry Potter

Phil Speigel
Lessons Learned From a Successful Human Rights Struggle

Rabbi Mychal Copeland, Director of Interfaith Family
Are you Part of an Interfaith Family by Extension?

Joel Stanley, Oshman Family JCC
The Original Jewish Innovators

Rabbi Hugh Seid-Valencia, APJCC
Orienting Ourselves Toward Torah Study

Sarita Bronstein, Hillel of Silicon Valley
What's Happening on the Campuses

Rabbi Joshua Berkenwald
Famous Biblical Kisses

Pravin Soni and Eric Rosenblum, Congregation Sinai
What do Jews and Hindus Have in Common?

Sanrita Bronstein, Hillel of Silicon Valley
What is Happening on the Campuses

Rabbi Philip Ohriner, Congregation Beth David
Krav Maga

Hot Kugel, Klezmer Band
Children's Music Performance

Laura Bach and David Schane, Violin and Piano Performance
A Journey Through the Youthful Romance of Strauss to the Nostalgic Reflection of Brahms

Donna Frankel, Dance Instructor
Israeli Dance: The Classics

Michael CapozzolaYou're Funny But You Don't Look Jewish
Cartooning for Kids

You're Funny But You Don't Look Jewish, comedy
Keynote Presentation




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