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Viewers around the world tuned in to our live broadcasts on November 15, 2015. Sessions were broadcast from both in-person events and web-based gatherings. Each speaker brought a unique perspective to last year’s Global Day theme of Love: Devotion, Desire and Deception. Viewers from everywhere joined us for live online discussions by questions of the speakers and fellow far-flung viewers.

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Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz | Naomi Ackerman | Dasee Berkowitz | Emmanuel Bloch | Sandee Brawarsky | Rabbi Yeshaya DalsaceDr. Zeev Dashevsky | Abigail Dauber Sterne | Rabbi Meni Even-Israel | Dr. Daniel Fainstein | Rabbi Michael FarbmanRabbi Efrem Goldberg | Hanan Harchol | Dr. Joel Hecker | Rabbi Alex Israel | Rabbi Zac Kamenetz | Rabbi Elie Kaunfer | Rabbi Guershon Kwasniewski | Rabbi Uri Lam | Naomi Less | Gabriella Lev | Ruth Messinger | Rabbi Leon Morris | Ruby Namdar | Yulia Patrakova | Abigail Pogrebin | Rabbi Bradley Solmsen | Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan |


Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz

Teaching in English at 00:00 GMT/UTC on November 15 (7pm EST, 11/14) | Presented by The Aleph Society
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Love: Seeing Through All the Veils

Rabbi Adin Even-Israel SteinsaltzRabbi Adin Steinsaltz is a teacher, philosopher, social critic and prolific author who has been hailed by Time magazine as a “once-in-a-millennium scholar.” His lifelong work in Jewish education earned him the Israel Prize, his country’s highest honor.  Born in Jerusalem in 1937 to secular parents, Rabbi Steinsaltz studied physics and chemistry at the Hebrew University. He established several experimental schools and, at the age of 24, became Israel’s youngest school principal.  In 1965, he began his monumental Hebrew translation and commentary on the Talmud.  The Rabbi’s classic work of Kabbalah, The Thirteen Petalled Rose, was first published in 1980 and now appears in eight languages. In all, Rabbi Steinsaltz has authored some 60 books and hundreds of articles on subjects ranging from zoology to theology to social commentary.Continuing his work as a teacher and spiritual mentor, Rabbi Steinsaltz established a network of schools and educational institutions in Israel and the former Soviet Union. He has served as scholar in residence at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies in Washington, D.C. and the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton University. His honorary degrees include doctorates from Yeshiva University, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Bar Ilan University, Brandeis University, and Florida International University. The new Koren Talmud Bavli with Rabbi Steinsaltz’s English translation and commentary is a winner of a National Jewish Book Award.


Naomi Ackerman

Performing in English, Live from Shomrei Torah Synagogue in Los Angeles, CA, USA at Noon PST (3pm EST) on November 15 | Presented by The Advot Project
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When Love Hurts, “Flowers Aren’t Enough”

ackerman1Naomi Ackerman is the founder and director of The Advot Project, using theater for transformation. Her curriculum Relationships 101 is currently implemented in schools and Juvenile detention camps. Naomi’s acclaimed one woman show, “Flowers Aren’t Enough” has been presented over 1600 times globally. She is a Founding/Creating member of “View Points” an Arab Jewish theater, and organizer of the Jerusalem Municipality children’s clown school, as well as being one of the first clowns to integrate professional medical clowning into Israeli hospitals. Naomi travels globally as a consultant for organizations, using drama techniques to deal with gender and educational issues, as well as exploring identity, promoting tolerance and dialogue between diverse participants.

For the past two decades she has used art to promote peace, evolve change and encourage self-empowerment. Naomi was an American Jewish Global Justice fellow 2014-15. She is the recipient of the KCET and Union Bank 2014 Local Heroes award for Jewish American Heritage month and now a 2016 International woman achievers award (IWAA) for Community leadership .


Dasee Berkowitz

Teaching in English from Jerusalem, Israel at 21:00 IST on November 15 | Presented by Ayeka
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Love: Becoming a Soulful Parent

Dasee Berkowitz has worked in informal Jewish education for the past 20 years for Jewish communities in the US and overseas in Israel, India and the FSU. She has served many national agencies including AJJDC, Makom and JCCA developing and implementing meaningful educational curricula for different age cohorts. She has applied her educational experience to synagogue settings and enriched Jewish life at Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor, NY, and now at Kehillat Zion in Jerusalem through her creation of innovative family engagement experiences. Dasee is a frequent contributor to Kveller.com, JTA and has also had pieces appear in Forward.com, Haaretz and Times of Israel. Much of her writing focuses on developing parenting as a spiritual practice and how to make Jewish life relevant and accessible to families with young children. Dasee now lives and works in Jerusalem as an educational consultant for AJJDC’s Entwine program, Honeymoon Israel, and Ayeka. She has most recently initiated a popular new course for Ayeka called “Becoming a Soulful Parent” with Aryeh ben David. And the most meaningful part of her life? Being a wife to Leon Morris and a mother to three (really cute) children, Tamir, Yael and Shalva.


Emmanuel Bloch

blochTeaching in French from New York, NY, USA at 2:00pm EST on November 15 | Presented by Akadem
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L’Espion qui m’aimait: Yehouda et Yossef, une Histoire d’Amour Fraternel?

Originaire de Colmar en Alsace, Emmanuel Bloch est titulaire de deux Masters, en finance et en droit. Arrivé en tête au brevet d’avocat du canton de Genève, il a travaillé par la suite, dans cette même ville, en tant qu’avocat spécialisé dans la fiscalité internationale. Il a étudié à la yechiva Ohr Somayach, aux Etats-Unis, puis au kollel de Genève. Il intervient sur le site de questions/réponses Cheela, et contribue régulièrement au blog Modern Orthodox, site de référence sur les questions de confrontation entre Torah et modernité. Il est également l’initiateur du forum de la conversion. Il habite aujourd’hui, à New York, et poursuit un doctorat en philosophie juive (Machshevet Israel) à l’Université Hébraïque de Jérusalem.


Sandee Brawarsky

Teaching in English from New York, NY, USA at 9:00am EST on November 15 | Teaching with Hanan Harchol and Rabbi Leon Morris
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brawarskyFish Love: A Discussion on Self-Love and Loving Others

Sandee Brawarsky, an award-winning writer and editor, is the culture editor of The Jewish Week. For the newspaper, she also curates the “Well-Versed” blog and moderates an annual summer literary series. She’s the author of several books, most recently “212 Views of Central Park: Experiencing New York’s Jewel from Every Angle,” with photographer Mick Hales. Her essays and articles have appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Lancet, Hadassah, The Jerusalem Post and other publications. She is the co-editor of “Two Jews, Three Opinions: A Collection of Twentieth Century American Jewish Quotations,” with Deborah Mark. For the past few years, she has been teaching memoir writing to a group of seniors at YM & YWHA of Washington Heights.


Rabbi Yeshaya Dalsace

Teaching in French from Akadem in Paris, France at 13:00 CET on November 15 | Presented by Akadem
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Soupçon, jalousie et perversion: la femme Sota (Suspicion, Jealousy and Perversion: the Case of the Sota)

dalsaceYeshaya Dalsace, rabbin, journaliste, comédien et metteur en scène. Franco israélien. Etudes de droit à Paris, puis de théâtre au Théâtre National de Chaillot avec Antoine Vitez, Alya en 1990, service dans Tsahal, journaliste à Kol Israël, enseigne la dramaturgie à l’Université hébraïque durant quelques années, Master israélien d’études juives (Mahon Schechter), rabbi à Dor VaDor Communauté Massorti de l’Est Parisien, créateur et rédacteur du site francophone massorti.com, collaborateur régulier du site Akadem, conférencier (Alliance Israélite, OSE, Centre communautaire, AJC, colloques et formations universitaires), marié, cinq enfants.


Dr. Zeev Dashevsky

dashevskyTeaching in Russian from Machanaim in Jerusalem, Israel at 15:00 IST on November 15 | Presented by Machanaim
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И царский гнев, и царская любовь (King’s Anger, Royal Love)

Dr. Zeev Dashevsky is the senior lecturer and President of the Machanaim Center, operating in Jerusalem and Moscow. A graduate of Odessa University and the Moscow Academy of Sciences, he also has a doctorate in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. He achieved his Master Studies in Talmud at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, where he went on to be a lecturer in Jewish Heritage studies. Since 1990 Dr. Dashevsky has been a leader and teacher of religion and spirituality in the Russian Federation, Ukraine and Israel. In 1992 Dr. Dashevsky received an honorary doctorate from Yeshiva University. He lives in Israel with his wife and 8 children.


Abi Dauber Sterne

dauber-sterneTeaching in English from Washington, DC, USA at 9:00pm EST on November 14 | Presented by Hillel International
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Love Yourself More than Your Neighbor: Particularism vs. Universalism

Abi Dauber Sterne is Vice President for Jewish Education and the Director of the Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Experience at Hillel international. In this role she works to ensure that every Hillel has a strong Jewish educational vision, excellent Jewish educators, and rich Jewish content to engage students. Signature initiatives include the Ezra Fellowship and the Senior Jewish Educator model. Previous positions include director of the Mandel Jerusalem Fellows in Jerusalem, founding director of Limmud NY, and Planning Executive at UJA-Federation of NY. Abi holds an MA in Religious Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and was a fellow in the Muehlstein Institute for Jewish Professional Leadership program. Over the past ten years, Abi has been active in various independent minyanim, from NY to Jerusalem to Silver Spring. She lives with her husband and four children in Silver Spring, MD.


Rabbi Meni Even-Israel

Rabbi Meni Even IsraelTeaching in English from Jerusalem, Israel at 15:00 IST on November 15 | Presented by the Shefa Foundation
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Dysfunctional Jewish family: What is love?
Rabbi Meni Even-Israel was born in Jerusalem. He was ordained by Israel’s Chief Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu and served as a Campus Rabbi for several years in the United States. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Shefa Foundation, overseeing Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz’s institutions worldwide. He is responsible for the completion of the Hebrew Talmud and the publication of the French and English editions of the Talmud. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife, Liza, and their four children.


Dr. Daniel Fainstein

Daniel FainsteinTeaching in Spanish from Mexico City, Mexico at 11:00am CST on November 15 | Presented by the Universidad Hebraica, Mexico
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El Cantar de los Cantares: lecturas y comentarios sobre el más bello poema de amor, desde rabi Akiba a Franz Rosenzweig (The Song of Songs: Readings and Commentaries to the Most Beautiful Love Poem, from Rabbi Akiva to Franz Rosenzweig)

Dr. Daniel Fainstein is Dean and Professor of Jewish Studies and Education at the Hebraica University in Mexico City. He was educated in Buenos Aires, Jerusalem, and the National Autonomous University of Mexico where he received his PhD. He served as Dean of the Seminario Rabínico Latino Americano M.T. Meyer, was the Executive Director of the Board of Jewish Education of Argentina, and is currently a visiting professor and lecturer in many institutions in Latin America, Europe, the United States, and Israel.


Rabbi Michael Farbman

Teaching in Russian from Temple Emanuel of Greater New Haven, CT, USA at 3:00pm EST on November 15
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Такие дела, брат- любовь… (Love is in the Air…)

farbmanBorn in Vitebsk, Belarus, Rabbi Michael Farbman received his semicha in 2001 at the Leo Baeck College, Reform Rabbinical Seminary in London, UK; he holds a B.A. and M.A. in Hebrew and Jewish Studies. Rabbi Farbman has served West London Synagogue of British Jews in London, UK (2001-2004), Sha’arei Shalom Progressive Jewish Community in St. Petersburg, Russia (2004-2007) and Washington Hebrew Congregation in Washington, DC. (2007-2009). He currently serves Temple Emanuel of Greater New Haven in Orange, CT. Rabbi Farbman serves on the board of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven and is an active member of the Orange Interfaith Clergy group. He serves on the board of Columbus House, as well as Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC) of CT, and he is a faculty member at URJ Camp Eisner.


Rabbi Efrem Goldberg

Teaching in English from Boca Raton, FL, USA at 9:30am EST on November 15 | Presented by the Boca Raton Synagogue
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Learning to Love in a World of Likes

Rabbi Efrem GoldbergRabbi Efrem Goldberg is the Senior Rabbi of the Boca Raton Synagogue (BRS), a rapidly-growing congregation of over 750 families and over 1,000 children in Boca Raton, Florida. Rabbi Goldberg’s warm and welcoming personality has helped attract people of diverse backgrounds and ages to feel part of the BRS community, reinforcing the BRS credo of “Valuing Diversity and Celebrating Unity.”

In addition to his position at BRS, Rabbi Goldberg plays a leadership role in many vital components of the greater South Florida community, and in 2010 he was recognized as one of South Florida’s Most Influential Jewish Leaders. He serves as Co-Chair of the Orthodox Rabbinical Board’s Va’ad Ha’Kashrus, as Director of the Rabbinical Council of America’s South Florida Regional Beis Din for Conversion, and as Posek of the Boca Raton Mikvah. He is also on the Board of Directors of Hillel Day School and Friends of the Israel Defense Forces. Additionally, Rabbi Goldberg is involved in a number of national organizations and projects. For the last 8 years he served as Vice President of the Rabbinical Council of America, is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Beth Din of America and is a member of the AIPAC National Council.


Hanan Harchol

Teaching in English from New York, NY, USA at 9:00am EST on November 15 | With Sandee Brawarsky and Rabbi Leon Morris
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Fish Love: A Discussion on Self-Love and Loving Others.

harchol2Hanan Harchol is a multimedia visual artist, born in Israel, who moved to the U.S. as a child. Harchol creates paintings, drawings, animations, videos, and multimedia installations that use family narratives to explore the human condition, in particular, the application of Jewish teachings to contemporary life, including Jewish Food for Thought. Harchol earned a Master of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Highest Honors from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. Harchol has exhibited extensively in museums and galleries across the country, including The Chicago Cultural Center; the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum and Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York; and the Jersey City Museum. His animation work was recently exhibited at the Hebrew Union College. Watch an interview with Hanan, conducted by Sandee Brawarsky, in 2013, about this exhibition and his work.


Dr. Joel Hecker

Teaching in English from Temple Beth El in Newark, DE, USA at 1:00pm EST on November 15 | Presented by the Jewish Reconstructionist Communities in Association with the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
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A Kiss is Just A Kiss? Mystical Union, Personal Salvation, and World Redemption through Kabbalistic Kissing

heckerJoel Hecker, Ph.D., is completing the last two volumes of the first complete annotated translation of the Zohar, the central and canonical text of Jewish mysticism. He is currently Chair, Department of Modern Jewish Civilization and an Associate Professor of Jewish Mysticism at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. He has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania; served as a visiting instructor at the University of Pennsylvania, the Jewish Theological Seminary and Yeshiva University; and lectured at a range of universities, a host of adult-education institutions and synagogues of all four major denominations.

He holds an H.B.A. in English literature from the University of Toronto, rabbinic ordination and M.S. in Jewish philosophy from Yeshiva University, and a doctorate in Judaic Studies, specializing in Jewish mysticism, from New York University.


Rabbi Alex Israel

Teaching in English from Nashville, TN, USA at 10:30am CST on November 15 | Presented by Jewish Nashville, courtesy of the Pardes Institute
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Rachel and Leah: Sibling Rivalry and Jewish Unity

Rabbi Alex Israel teaches at Yeshivat Eretz Hatzvi and at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies where he serves as Director of Community Education and the Summer Program. He is a popular lecturer at campuses and communities on three continents. In 2013, he published his first book: “I Kings: Torn in Two” a commentary on Sefer Melakhim. Born and raised in London, Rabbi Israel was an active youth leader in Bnei Akiva and was the director of the Sixth Form study centre at LSJS. He moved to Israel in 1991 and gained rabbinic ordination from the Israeli Chief Rabbinate following several years of study at Yeshivat Har Etzion. Rabbi Alex Israel holds degrees from London School of Economics, the Institute of Education, London, and Bar Ilan University. Rabbi Israel lives in Alon Shevut, Gush Etzion, with his wife Aliza and their four wonderful children. He enjoys running, music and everything to do with contemporary Israel.


Rabbi Zac Kamenetz

kamenetzTeaching in English from the JCC of San Francisco, CA, USA at 1:00pm PST on November 15 | Presented by JCCSF
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A Thousand Kisses Deep: Four Voices That Fell In Love With God

Rabbi Zac Kamenetz is a senior educator at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. Hailing from both Southern California and the old North State, Zac is incredibly grateful to have had such kind and generous teachers and hevrutot l’shem shamayim throughout the years, all over North America and Israel. He lives with his wife in Berkeley, CA and is still trying to get Leonard Cohen to come for Shabbos lunch sometime.


Rabbi Elie Kaunfer

kaunfer2015Teaching in English from the Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan in New York,  NY, USA at 10:00am EST on November 15 | Presented by Mechon Hadar
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Lekha Dodi: The Most Famous Jewish Love Poem

Rabbi Elie Kaunfer is co-founder and executive director of Mechon Hadar. Elie has previously worked as a journalist, banker, and corporate fraud investigator. A graduate of Harvard College, he completed his doctorate in liturgy at the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he was also ordained. A Wexner Graduate Fellow and Dorot Fellow, Elie is a co-founder of the independent minyan Kehilat Hadar and has been named multiple times to Newsweek’s list of the top 50 rabbis in America. He was selected as an inaugural AVI CHAI Fellow, and is the author of Empowered Judaism: What Independent Minyanim Can Teach Us About Building Vibrant Jewish Communities (Jewish Lights, 2010). You can continue to learn about the prayerbook with Elie through Project Zug, Hadar’s online learning tool that pairs Israeli and Diaspora Jews to learn courses together in Bible, Talmud, Jewish philosophy, Art and more.


Rabbi Guershon Kwasniewski

kwasniewskiTeaching in Portuguese from SIBRA in Porto Alegre, Brazil at 19:00 BRST on November 15 | With Rabbi Uri Lam
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Loving God, Loving Ourselves

Since 1996, Rabbi Guershon Kwasniewski has been the religious Leader of SIBRA – Sociedade Israelita Brasileira de Cultura e Beneficência– in Porto Alegre, Brazil. He attended rabbinical studies at the Latin American Rabbinical Seminary in Buenos Aires, Argentina and at the Schechter Institute in Jerusalem, Israel and will soon receive his Smichá. Rabbi Kwasniewski is also Journalist and Speaker. He is the coordinator of the Inter-Faith Dialogue Group of Porto Alegre. He is married and has two children.


Rabbi Uri Lam

Teaching in Portuguese from CIM in Belo Horizonte, Brazil at 19:00 BRST on November 15 | With Rabbi Guershon Kwasniewski
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Loving God, Loving Ourselves

Rabbi Uri Lam is the spiritual and community leader of Congregação Israelita Mineira (CIM) in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais St, Brazil, affiliated to WUPJ (World Union for Progressive Judaism). Psychologist and M.A. in Philosophy, he is also a publisher and translator of several books into Portuguese, as Maimonides’s Guide of the Perplexed Parts 1 & 2 (Moreh Nevuchim) – the first comprehensive translation to Portuguese; Part 3 is underway. Rabbi Lam is the founder of the Forum for Jewish-Catholic Dialogue of Bahia and, as a member of the ICCJ (International Council of Christians and Jews), was in Rome for the 50th Anniversary of the Nostra Aetate and at the meeting with Pope Francis.


Naomi Less

Performing in English live from the Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan in New York, NY, USA at 1:30pm EST on November 15 | Presented by Mechon Hadar and Lab/Shul
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What’s love got to do with it? A musical exploration of self-love, divine love and everything in between

less-bwNaomi Less is a Brooklyn-based, internationally celebrated singer/songwriter, ritual worship musician and experiential educator. With two solo albums, Naomi is known for her diverse range of styles and musical content. The founder of several music programs, including Jewish Chicks Rock and Jewish Kids Rock, Naomi tours extensively with her international ensemble, performing rock shows, acoustic concerts, and soulful worship events around the globe. When not touring, Naomi serves as the associate director and a music worship leader of Storahtelling Lab/Shul, an experimental, everybody-friendly, artist-driven community for sacred Jewish gatherings in New York City, reaching the world. She is a proud Storahtelling founding company member and Storahtelling Maven trainer. Naomi has a Masters in Jewish Education from JTS Davidson school and professional certificates from the Institute for Informal Jewish Education at Brandeis University Fellowship and Institute for Jewish Spirituality. She is a Center for Leadership Initiatives trained facilitator.


Gabriella Lev

Teaching in English from Jerusalem, Israel at 17:00 IST on November 15 | Presented by the Theatre Company Jerusalem
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Wayward Woman: A Timeless Tale on the Modern Stage

levGabriella Lev is an award-winning theatre director, writer and performer. She co-established the Odot Company in 1973 and later helped establish The Jerusalem Drama Workshop. She was its director for three years, and under her care, it grew into the Theatre Company Jerusalem, where Gabriella is the co-founder and artistic director. Theatre Company Jerusalem (TCJ) aspires to create a contemporary theatre of excellence rooted in ancient Hebrew and Aramaic writing and song. TCJ’s educational programs, in schools and universities inspire a new generation of students and scholars to discover the resonance that ancient sources have in today’s world, evoking their human and universal qualities and demonstrating the influence that theatre in dialogue with Sacred texts, can have within a community.


Ruth Messinger

messingerTeaching in English from Chicago, IL, USA at 9:30am CST on November 15 | Presented by American Jewish World Service
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Listen With a Loving Heart: A Recipe to Repair the World

Ruth W. Messinger is president of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the world’s leading Jewish organization working to end poverty and realize human rights in the developing world. Ruth came to AJWS in 1998, after a 20-year career in public service in New York City. As a leading activist for human rights around the globe, Ruth lectures widely and holds leadership roles in the faith-based advocacy arena. She currently sits on the State Department’s Religion and Foreign Policy Working Group and co-chairs the Sub-Working Group on Social Justice. Ruth has been honored by many national Jewish organizations and has been named on lists of the world’s most influential Jews and religious leaders by The Jewish Daily Forward, The Jerusalem Post and The Huffington Post.


Rabbi Leon Morris

morrisTeaching in English from Jerusalem, Israel at 16:00 IST on November 15 | With Sandee Brawarsky and Hanan Harchol
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Fish Love: A Discussion on Self-Love and Loving Others.

Rabbi Leon A. Morris is a vice president for Israel programs at Shalom Hartman Institute-North America and a co-director of Hevruta. A leading educator in the field of adult Jewish study, Rabbi Morris made aliyah with his family in June 2014, after serving as the rabbi of Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor, NY. He was the founding director of the Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan. Prior to the creation of the Skirball Center, Leon served as Director of New York Kollel: A Center for Adult Study at HUC-JIR. He has taught at Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform synagogues, as well as the Drisha Institute. He has contributed essays to Haaretz, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Baltimore Sun, The Jewish Week, NPR and PBS. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife, Dasee Berkowitz, and their three children.


Ruby Namdar

namdarTeaching in English from Jerusalem, Israel at 23:00 IST on November 15 | Presented by LABA at the 14th Street Y
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Joseph and His Master’s Wife: A Tale of Love, Obsession, Temptation and Piety

Ruby Namdar was born and raised in Jerusalem. He completed his BA (Sociology, Philosophy and Iranian Studies) and his Master’s degree (Anthropology) at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. His first book, Haviv, a collection of short stories, was published in 2000 and won The Ministry of Culture’s award for the best first publication of the year. The manuscript also won The Jerusalem Fiction award for 1998. His critically acclaimed new novel Habayit Asher Neherav was published in 2013 and won Israel’s biggest literary prize, the Sapir Prize. He is currently living in New York and teaches Jewish and Israeli literature.


Yulia Patrakova

Teaching in Russian from the JCC in Moscow, Russian Federation at 13:30 MSK on November 15
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patrakovaХудожник Хаим Сутин: “прямой поклон, беззвучный крик и неподвижный танец” (The Artist Chaim Soutine: “Straight Bow, Silent Scream and Motionless Dancing”)

Здравствуйте. Я – Юлия. Родилась и живу в Санкт- Петербурге. Так что за поребриками, парадными и бадлонами – это ко мне. В прошлой жизни – учитель русского языка и литературы, в нынешней – преподаватель иврита тренинговым методом, автор и ведущая образовательных проектов по еврейской культуре. Перманентно на посевной разумного, доброго, вечного. Это диагноз. И слава Б-гу. Сфера интересов- литература вообще и детская в частности, архитектура, еврейские художники 19-20 вв., история Санкт-Петербурга. Люблю соединять разные тексты и получать что-то целое, но совсем другое. Цитата жизни: «Я люблю все, что течет»


Abigail Pogrebin

Teaching in English from New York, NY, USA at 5:00pm EST on November 15 | Moderated by Miri Dauber and presented by the Jewish Book Council
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Twins: A Love Story

pogrebinAbigail Pogrebin is the author of the bestselling Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk about Being Jewish, for which she interviewed 62 public figures, including Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Steven Spielberg, Natalie Portman and Larry King about their Jewish connection – or lack of it. She also wrote the memoir, One and the Same, which delves into the potent questions and hurdles surrounding twins and identity. A Yale graduate, Abigail was a producer for Charlie Rose and Bill Moyers at PBS, then for Ed Bradley and Mike Wallace at 60 Minutes. She has been published in Newsweek, Tablet, The Daily Beast and many other publications. She recently completed a column for The Forward about researching and living every single Jewish holiday in our calendar, called “18 Holidays; One Wondering Jew” for which she interviewed 40 rabbis of every denomination. And she has her own interview series at The JCC in Manhattan called “What Everyone’s Talking About” for which she has interviewed Malcolm Gladwell, Nicholas Kristof, Nora Ephron, and David Remnick, among others. Abby lives in Manhattan with her husband and two teenage children.


Rabbi Bradley Solmsen

solmsenTeaching in English from New York, NY at 9:00am EST on November 15 | Presented by the Union for Reform Judaism
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First Love: What we can discover about love from Gan Eden/The Garden of Eden

Rabbi Bradley Solmsen serves as the North American Director of Youth Engagement for the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ). For eleven years Bradley served as Director of Brandeis University’s Office of High School Programs which includes BIMA and Genesis. Rabbi Solmsen was ordained at The Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in New York and received a Masters degree in Jewish education from the The William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of The Jewish Theological Seminary. He has extensive experience as a Jewish educator in Israel and North America working with teenagers and college students and training Jewish educators. Bradley is married to Aliza Kline and is the proud abba of Ela, Gila and Nomi.


Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan

Teaching in English from Berkeley, CA, USA at 7:00pm PST on November 14  | Presented by Lehrhaus
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Desire: It’s Good For You! The Body, Sexuality and Fat Rabbis in the Talmud

PWolfPrusanPeretz Wolf-Prusan is the Senior Educator of Lehrhaus Judaica. From 1975 to 1985 he was actively involved in informal education (UAHC Camp Swig) and in the creation of Jewish scribal art (ketubbot and posters). From 1985 to 1990 he attended the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, receiving his MAHL and Rabbinic Ordination. From 1990 to 2010 he served Congregation Emanu-El of San Francisco as Rabbi and Educator, and in 2002, he was awarded the Covenant Award as “An Exceptional Jewish Educator who has had a significant impact on others, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the transmission of Jewish knowledge, values, and identity.” At Lehrhaus since 2010, he is engaged in community education for the Bay Area, focusing on conferences, retreats, tours, the Bay Area Community Talmud Circle, and Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle.


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Time GMT/UTC Speaker Location Language Topic
Time GMT/UTC Speaker name Location Language Topic

00:00

Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz

Worldwide English (with subtitles) Love: Seeing Through All the Veils

02:00

Abi Dauber Sterne

Washington, DC, USA English Love Yourself More than Your Neighbor: Particularism vs. Universalism

03:00

Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan

Berkeley, CA, USA English Desire: It’s Good For You! The Body, Sexuality and Fat Rabbis in the Talmud | Download the sourcesheet HERE

10:30

Yulia Patrakova

Moscow, Russia Russian Художник Хаим Сутин: “прямой поклон, беззвучный крик и неподвижный танец” (The Artist Chaim Soutine)

12:00

Rabbi Yeshaya Dalsace

Paris, France French Soupçon, jalousie et perversion: la femme Sota (Suspicion, Jealousy and Perversion: the Case of the Sota) | Sources talmudiques et midrashiques

13:00

Rabbi Meni Even-Israel

Jerusalem, Israel English Dysfunctional Jewish family: What is love?

13:00

Dr. Zeev Dashevsky

Jerusalem, Israel Russian И царский гнев, и царская любовь (King’s Anger, Royal Love) | скачать текст – Sourcesheet

14:00

Rabbi Bradley Solmsen

Houston, TX USA English First Love: What We Can Discover About Love from Gan Eden/The Garden of Eden | Download the Sourcesheet HERE

14:00

Sandee Brawarsky, Hanan Harchol and Rabbi Leon Morris 

New York, NY, USA and Jerusalem, Israel English Fish Love: A Discussion on Self-Love and Loving Others.

14:30

Rabbi Efrem Goldberg 

Boca Raton, FL, USA English Learning to Love in a World of Likes

15:00

Gabriella Lev

Jerusalem, Israel English Wayward Woman: A Timeless Tale on the Modern Stage | Download the Sourcesheet

15:00

Rabbi Elie Kaunfer

New York, NY, USA English Lekha Dodi: The Most Famous Jewish Love Poem | Download the Sourcesheet HERE

15:30

Ruth Messinger

Chicago, IL, USA English Listen With a Loving Heart: A Recipe to Repair the World | Download the sourcesheet: Sh’ma Text

16:30

Rabbi Alex Israel

Nashville, TN, USA English Rachel and Leah: Sibling Rivalry and Jewish Unity | Download the sourcesheet HERE

17:00

Dr. Daniel Fainstein

Mexico City, Mexico Spanish El Cantar de los Cantares: lecturas y comentarios sobre el más bello poema de amor, desde rabi Akiba a Franz Rosenzweig (The Song of Songs: Readings and Commentaries to the Most Beautiful Love Poem, from Rabbi Akiva to Franz Rosenzweig) | Descarga los materiales

18:00

Dr. Joel Hecker 

Newark, DE, USA English A Kiss is Just A Kiss? Mystical Union, Personal Salvation, and World Redemption through Kabbalistic Kissing | Download the sourcesheet

18:30

Naomi Less

New York, NY, USA English What’s Love Got To Do With It? A Musical Exploration of Self-love, Divine Love and Everything In-between | Download the sourcesheet

19:00

Dasee Berkowitz

Jerusalem, Israel English Love: Becoming a Soulful Parent | Download the Sourcesheet HERE

19:00

Emmanuel Bloch

New York, NY, USA French L’Espion qui m’aimait: Yehouda et Yossef, une Histoire d’Amour Fraternel? (The Spy Who Loved Me: Yehuda and Yossef, a Story of Brotherly Love?) | Sources talmudiques et midrashiques

20:00

Naomi Ackerman 

Los Angeles, CA, USA English When Love Hurts, “Flowers Aren’t Enough” – A Dramatic Presentation about Interpersonal Abuse

20:00

Rabbi Michael Farbman

New Haven, CT, USA Russian Такие дела, брат – любовь… (Love is In the Air…)

21:00

Rabbi Zac Kamenetz

San Francisco, CA, USA English A Thousand Kisses Deep: Four Voices That Fell In Love With God | Download the sourcesheet

21:00

Ruby Namdar

Jerusalem, Israel English Joseph and His Master’s Wife: A Tale of Love, Obsession, Temptation and Piety | Download the Sourcesheet HERE

21:00

Guershon Kwasniewski & Rabbi Uri Lam

Porto Alegre, Brazil and Belo Horizonte, Brazil Portuguese Amar a Deus e Amarmos a Nós Mesmos (Loving God, Loving Ourselves)

22:00

Abigail Pogrebin

New York, NY English Twins: A Love Story, Moderated by Miri Dauber of the Jewish Book Council

Rabbi Steinsaltz’s mission is to “Let My People Know”, and he has committed his life’s work to making Jewish texts more accessible. 24×24  propels this vision forward in a digital age. To make this possible we are using Google Hangouts On Air.  Google generously allows not-for-profit organizations free use of this platform, and we are so excited to be the first to use it for Jewish education on this scale. We hope that this platform will become a useful, powerful tool for bringing more Jewish learning to communities and for strengthening Jewish culture worldwide.This year, Rabbi Steinsaltz will return as a featured speaker.

24×24 will begin at 00:00 Greenwich Mean Time on Sunday, November 15 (7pm EST on Saturday, November 14).

24×24 takes the Global “Day” literally, with over 24 hours of Jewish Learning broadcast live from around the globe.

“We have a list of commandments in our prayer book singled out for being so special that each brings a reward in both this world and the world to come. If Torah study is equivalent to doing all of them, as our prayer book says, then 24 hours of global Torah study makes 24×24 one of the most important days in the history of mankind!” – Salvador Litvak, The Accidental Talmudist, and a 2014 24×24 speaker.

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