David Memel

  • Chair of the Limmud Bristol SW Planning Group
  • Has lived in Bristol for over 35 years; recently retired as a GP and Senior Teaching Fellow at  the University of Bristol
  • Longstanding Committee member of  DAVAR, the Jewish Institute in Bristol and the South West

Debbie Staniland

  • From Cape Town – moved to Bristol in 2016 with her partner and daughter
  • Involved in Limmud for the last 7 years in various roles on the Cape Town planning group including co-chairing two Cape Town residential weekend Limmuds
  • Sits on the Limmud Board as Convenor of the International Connections Team

Eve Gordon

  • From Birmingham – came to Bristol 45 years ago – patissiere by profession
  • Doyenne of Bristol Hebrew Congregation at Park Row’s Women’s Guild; and BHC Council longstanding member
  • Co-organiser, with Helen Vegoda, of DAVAR’s first Bristol Jewish Festival of Food

Helen Vegoda

  • Organiser of an exhibition at Bristol University on the life and work of Israel Zangwill, writer, playwright, social activist, and childhood resident of Bristol
  • Co-organiser, with Eve Gordon, of DAVAR’s first Jewish Festival of Food
  • Co-organiser of an exhibition in one of Bristol’s Museums on Bristol Jewry, to commemorate 200 years of synagogues in Bristol

Martin Vegoda

  • Co-founder and former Chair of DAVAR, the Jewish Institute in Bristol and the South West
  • Former Chair of Council of Bristol Hebrew Congregation at Park Row
  • Former Chair of Bristol Racial Equality Council; current Chair of Salaam Shalom in Bristol

Sheila Brill

  • Former member of Synagogue Council at Bristol & West Progressive Jewish Congregation
  • Longstanding Editor of the quarterly Synagogue magazine, Alonim
  • Professionally: writer, editor and project manager
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Yoav Ben-Shlomo

  • Chair of DAVAR, the Jewish Institute in Bristol and the South West
  • Professor of Clinical and Public Health Epidemiology at Bristol University
  • Has lived in Bristol for over 20 years