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Limmud FSU Presenters

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

Meet our Presenters from Prior Years... they are always up to something good!

2018

Barbara Spectre
Founding Director, Paideia - the European Institute for Jewish Studies

Natalia Aleksiun
Professor of Modern Jewish History at the Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Touro

David Teten
Managing Partner with HOF Capital

Joy Levitt
Rabbi, Jewish educator

Marc Schneier
Rabbi, founder and president of The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding

Zhana Vrangalova
Doctor, sex researcher

Ronald Lauder
President, World Jewish Congress

Edward Shenderovich
American entrepreneur

Zvi Gitelman
Professor of Political Science and a Preston TisProfessor of Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan

Joseph Telushkin
American rabbi, lecturer, and bestselling author of more than 15 books

Boris Burda
Journalist and TV presenter, writer,

Leonid Gurevich
Designer. Stylist. Photographer.

Benjamin Goldschmidt
Rabbi, Jewish educator

Inna Rojzman
Psychologist, PhD

Abigail Pogrebin
American writer

Shamsi Ali
Imam, religious scholar and interfaith bridge builder in US and beyond

Howard Rosenman
Producer, Actor and Writer

Michael Shmerkin
Figure Skater. First Israeli Olympian Winter

Grisha Yakubovich
Expert in the Israeli Palestinian Relations

Sharon Weiss-Greenberg
Executive Director of JOFA

Zoya Simakhodskaya
Clinical Psychologist

Abby Stein
Jewish educator, writer, speaker, and activist

Andrej Rusakov
Co-founding partner and seed investor in Data Capital Management

Katya Katsman
MSW, family therapist and sexologist

Masha Faynberg
Interior designer

Elie Kaunfer
Co-founder and executive director of Mechon Hadar

Maya Balakirsky Katz
Professor of Art History

Alan Dershowitz
American lawyer and author

2017

Zhanna Beyl
Chair, Limmud FSU NY Program Committee

Ben (Boris) Kogan
Philanthropist, public figure, member of the Executive Board of the American Forum of Russian speaking Jewry

Alex Mershon
The emissary of the World Zionist Organization to the Russian speaking Jewish community of North America

Elena Ulanovsky
Writer and producer

Liz Alpern
Co-owner of The Gefilteria

Yaffa Epstein
Director of Education, North America for the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

Paul Robert Magocsi
Professor of history and political science at the University of Toronto

Eugene Lekakh
CEO of the American Forum of Russian Speaking Jewry

Alex Yentin
Psychotherapist at Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic

Inna Kuznetsova
President and Chief Operating Officer of INTTRA

Menachem Kaiser
Writer, novelist, researcher

Gregory Zuckerman
Author of three books and senior writer at The Wall Street Journal

Martin Yafe
Israel Educator from JCRC and Planning Executive at UJA-Federation of NY

Ilana Volodarsky
Founder and Director of the RAJMN program at Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul

Misha Gulko
Photographer, Filmmaker

Nadya Drukker
Executive Director of the Tanger Hillel at Brooklyn College

Batsheva Ganz
Artist, Jewish educator

Yigal Kotler
Jewish educator and historian is a doctoral candidate at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Davidson School of Jewish Education.

Leon Geyer
Russian/Ukrainian interpreter

Zvi Gitelman
Professor of political science and Preston Tisch Professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan

Ilya Bratman
Executive Director Hillel at Baruch College, CUNY

Yariv Levin
Israeli lawyer and politician. Currently serves as a Minister of Tourism

Boris Khodorkovsky
Chairman of Board of Trustees of Mazel Day School

Anna Ayzenberg
Yoga Instructor

Mirele B. Goldsmith
Environmental psychologist, educator, and activist

Nechama Milson
Doctor, author, life coach

Steve Eisenberg
A risk arbitrage specialist

Ari Y. Wasserman
Executive Director and chief talent behind AriSafari

Ilya Khinsky
Jewish Educator

Yona Verwer
Artist and Founder, Director Jewish Art Salon

Alex Selsky
CEO of World Israel Beytenu, former adviser to PM Netanyahu, lecturer at Hadassah College in Jerusalem.

Carolina Romanyuk
Child and Family Sleep Consultant

Nelli Chrustaleva
Psychology PhD, Dean of faculty of Emergency Psychology at Saint Petersburg State University

Joan Nathan
Award-winning American cookbook author and newspaper journalist

Yuliya Mazur
Informal Jewish Educator

Inna Zilbergertz
CEO of the Israel Beytenu Party, leaded by the Minister of Defense Avigdor Liberman

Sali Rakower
Partner at Rakower Law PLLC in Manhattan, Senior Fellow at the West Point Center for the Rule of Law

Zhenya Lopatnik
Singer, Composer, Educator

Alex Tabak
Tour guide, jewish educator

Shamira Malekar
Assistant Professor at the business department in CUNY

Alina Bitel
Informal educator, community organizer, and a life-long learner.

Lior Vaknin
Founder and President at Israeli Startups NYC

Elhanan Nir
Rabbi is the editor of the "Shabbat" supplement in Makor Rishon and laureate of Prime Minister's prize for creativity in 2011.

Zisl Slepovitch
Musicologist, multi instrumentalist, composer, music and Yiddish educator

Annie Vakhler
License American Heart Association First Aid and CPR instructor

Irina Dvoretskaya
Children's programs Director at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow.

Gil Eyal
CEO and Co-founder of HYPR

Anna Dayn
Private Equity Investment Advisor, founder of Dayn Advisors

Julie Reines Chervinsky
Director of the Blavatnik Archive Foundation

Bonnie Lautenberg
Esteemed photographer, Writer, Philanthropist, and Businesswoman

Nadiya Al-Noor
Muslim interfaith activist with a focus on Jewish and Muslim communities

Reuven Khaskin
Rabbi, Jewish educator

Bella Zelkin
Community Organizer

Abby Stein
Jewish educator, writer, speaker, and activist

Boris Gulko
Chess Grandmaster

Inna Rabinovitch
Early Childhood Educator

Gera Sandler
Stage and movies actor

Alexander Drouz
Magister of the game «Что? Где? Когда?»

Yuliya Levit
Documentary and lifestyle photographer

Asher Altshul
Rabbi, Jewish Educator

Yelena Kutikova
Director of Learning and Development at UJA-Federation, Co-founder of Jewish Parent Academy

Grigory Gurevich
Sculptor, painter, photographer, graphic artist, printmaker, art book creator, and inventor

Noam Shumakh
Project Manager, Limmud FSU USA and Jewish Educator

Julia Belotserkovsky
Clinical psychologist

Yuliya Patrakova
Teacher, Jewish educator

Yaniv Halily
Correspondent of Yedioth Ahronoth

Danny Schultz
Co-Founder and Managing Director of Gotham Ventures

Oleg Kuvaev
Artist, designer and animator. Author of the animated series "Masyanya" and "Magazinchik Bo"

Landon Braverman
Musical theater composer and producer

Joy Ladin
Teacher, widely published essayist and poet, literary scholar, and nationally known speaker on transgender issues.

Ninet Tayeb
Singer, songwriter and actress

Joseph Telushkin
American rabbi, lecturer, and bestselling author of more than 15 books

Rachel Grant Meyer
Rabbi, director of Education (Community Engagement) at HIAS

Marina Reydler
Actress, Jewish educator

Leonid Vayner
Co-founder of iMishpacha

Boris Grachevskii
Founder and director of "Eralash”

Pinchas Polonsky
Russian-Israeli Jewish-religious philosopher, researcher, and educator active among the Russian-speaking Jewish community

Igor Meerson
Comedian

Peter Reznik
LCSW, Ph.D. Mind-Body Integrative Therapist

Kheedim Oh
Founded Mama O’s Premium Kimchi

Yoel Rappel
Founder and former director of Elie Wiesel Archive at Boston University

Jars Balan
Author, Editor, and Literary Translator

Irina Reyn
Novelist

Diana Zeltser
Educator

Reuven Ibragimov
Rabbi, spiritual leader and innovator

Dani Dayan
Consul General of Israel in New York, Ambassador

Lenny Gusel
Co-founder of RJeneration (known as 79ers)

Nalini Ibragimov
Educational Director of Souled

Amir Orad
Entrepreneur

Dmitry Romanov
Comedian, actor

Eyal Bino
Partner at ICONYC labs

Manny Waks
Community activist, Founder of Tzedek and Kol v'Oz