How JC will join in the fun


The JC will play a full role in this year’s conference, hosting four sessions including a live review of next week’s edition of the newspaper with editor Stephen Pollard.

Alongside our reporters he will critique the stories and news values of the paper with Limmud participants in a version of the regular JC editorial conferences.

Judaism editor Simon Rocker will chair a panel on Sunday discussing the cost of Jewish life in Britain.

Panellists will include American Orthodox rabbi and author Alan Brill, Yiddish-speaking Londoner Ben Richardson and Liberal Judaism chief executive Danny Rich.

Topics up for discussion include how the financial implications of being Jewish in the UK compare with other countries, and how Jewish life differs from that of other minority groups.

The creation of the JC’s Power 100 list will also be scrutinised in a session the same day. “Why my son (the eminent Jewish doctor) was not in the JC Power list and other mysteries”, will be hosted by Ben Rich.

He chaired the panel that drew up the hotly debated ranking of influential communal figures.

Limmudniks will take part in a live version of the, “Rabbi I have a problem” column on Tuesday.

Rabbi Naftali Brawer and Maidenhead Synagogue’s Jonathan Romain will answer audience questions on any aspect of Judaism and Jewish life — with no topic off-limits.

The return of Strictly Limmud Dancing will feature JC reporter Naomi Firsht and her dance partner Ilai Szpiezak competing against five other couples.

Judges and the audience will decide which of the performers’ routines is most deserving of the Nikki Millan Trophy, in memory of a former competitor who died two years ago.

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