2015 LIMMUD FSU NY Presenters

What is Limmud? What are the Principles? Also, learn some of our History and more.

Meet our 2015 Presenters... they are always up to something good!

Yigal Kotler
Educator, Historian

Rimma Shikh
Educator and Science popularizer for kids

Abraham H. Foxman
National Director of the Anti-Defamation League

James Kenigsberg
Chief Technology Officer and a founding team member, 2U inc.

Shaun Goldstone
Global Program Officer, JDC

Dmitry Astrahan
Theater and film director, actor

Jay Michaelson
Columnist for The Daily Beast & The Forward

Alex Tansky
Director of Education at the Village Temple, Congregation B’nai Israel in Manhattan

Ilan Evyatar
Editor-in-Chief of The Jerusalem Report and News Editor at The Jerusalem Post

Yelena Yafe
Motion Graphics Designer

Sunday Shkola
Sunday Shkola Park East Synagogue

Stanislav Smelianskiy
Writer, film director, creative director and poet

Yoel Matveyev
Yiddish poet, writer, researcher and cultural activist

Alice Kogan
Founder of the Cheburashka Project

Walter Ruby
Muslim-Jewish Relations Program Director

Fania Oz-Salzberger
Israeli writer and historian

Ilya Levin
Former U.S. Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State

Yehiel Fishzon
Historian, writer, guide

Reuven Ibragimov
Rabbi, spiritual leader and innovator

Manashe Khaimov
Director of JCCA’s Bukharian Teen Lounge, entrepreneur, Jewish educator, and community leader

Anna Zicer
Jewish Educator, Producer, and Actress

Alina Bitel
Informal Educator, a Community organizer, Chair, Limmud FSU US

Lori Palatnik
Writer and Jewish educator

Ari Y. Wasserman
Executive Director and chief talent behind AriSafari

Mordehai Haimovich
Senior Writer, Ma’ariv

Martin Yafe
Israel Advocacy - Middle East Conflict Analysis

Anna Fishbeyn
Actor, playwright and producer

Leonard Petlakh
Executive Director at Kings Bay YM-YWHA an agency of UJA Federation of NY

Ilya Bratman
Executive Director, Hillel at Baruch College

Boris Gulko
Psychologist, Chess Grandmaster

George Itzhak
Filmmaker, photographer and storyteller

Yelena Vayner
Physical Therapist and Zumba Instructor

Victoria Drob
Researcher, Clinical Counselor

Iryna Rosenfeld
Ukrainian Singer, Actress, and Composer

Sonia Beker
Educator and author of "Symphony on Fire"

Nataliya Ostrovskaya
Food Business Entrepreneur

Dima Zicer
Educator, Director, and Founder of INO (Institute of Informal Education)

Menachem Kaiser
Writer and Critic

Michael Dorfman
Writer, essayist, journalist, human rights activist and activist of Yiddish culture revivalist movement

Marina Eybelman
Artist and photographer

Yuliya Levit
Documentary and lifestyle photographer

Vladimir Druk
Poet, inventor and technology expert

Charlotte Hallé
Editor of Haaretz English

Aryeh (Lev) Katzin
Rabbi, educator, Jewish activist

Roman Kogan
Executive Director, Limmud FSU

Igor Schupak
Director of the Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies "Tkumah"

Alla Paskovaty
Doctor of Pharmacy, Board Certified Pharmacy Specialist with Added Qualifications in Infectious Diseases

Anna Kaplan
Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Specializes in individual, family and group therapy

Marina Goodman
VP, Portfolio Oversight Management at Bank of America

Igor Klibanov
CEO of Fitness Solutions Plus

Sandra F. Cahn
Co-founder, Limmud FSU and Philanthropist

Chaim Chesler
Founder and Chair Executive Committee, Limmud FSU

Yaron Prywes
Expert in the science that supports leadership development and organization change

Boris Fishman
Writer, Journalist

Igor Irten'ev
Russian poet, a leading representative of the genre of irony in contemporary Russian poetry

Alexander Okun
Artist, writer, journalist

Mordechai Becher
Rabbi, educator, public speaker

Alexander Genis
Writer and literary critic

Victor Shenderovich
Satirist, writer, script writer and radio host