Session Information

This one-day Limmud, the first in the South West, takes place in central Bristol. 

Our programme covers topics of national and international Jewish interest.

Our session programmers have enjoyed researching and inviting presenters of wide-ranging and diverse topics.  Over 30 have agreed to take part. 


We hope that you will join us.        


As a flavour of the sessions you can choose from in June, you will find:

  • Madge Dresser: Jews and the Atlantic Slavery – beyond the polemics
  • Nathan Abrams: Stanley Kubrick: New York Jewish intellectual
  • Dana Mills: The Jewess as Pariah
  • David Jewell & Gene Feder: Supporting the development of family medicine in Palestine: Why is this a Jewish task?
  • Claire Le Foll: Marc Chagall – between shtetl and modernity

Or why not choose to hear:

  • Izzy Posen: From Charedi boy to secular university student: A journey of learning
  • Tamar Hodos Lucas: Archaeology and the Bible: Where do they intersect?
  • Edie Friedman: The Jewish response to the refugee crisis

Our other topics include:

  • School education on Israel and Palestine
  • Israeli and Palestinian Voices
  • Jews of Ethiopia and Israel
  • The Story of the Jews of Bristol and Bath – with an optional visit to Park Row Synagogue
  • Hungarian Jews During the Shoah
  • History of the Jews in Twenty-Two Objects
  • A Musical History of the Balfour Declaration
  • Jews and Musicals
  • Cantorial Music
  • My Life as a Concert Pianist
  • Women in Islam and Judaism
  • The Life of Isaac Rosenberg
  • The Ben Uri Art Gallery and Its Exhibition on Bomberg
  • Jewish Calligraphy
  • Jews and Climate Change
  • Islamic and Jewish Midrashim
  • Jews and the National Trust


Please continue looking at this page !   Over time, we’ll flesh it out with more information about each topic and its session presenter.  

You’ll also find more information about sessions and their presenter on our Facebook page and Twitter feed.

And we’ll obviously amend the page if any one presenter offers a different topic, or, for personal reasons, has to pull out.