Recent Stories

Simon Plosker- Fighting Anti-Israel Media Bias

Simon is the Managing Editor of HonestReporting, the largest global grassroots organisation defending Israel from media bias. He worked in a variety of non-profit organizations, including the Jewish Agency and Board of Deputies of British Jews, prior to his Aliyah in 2001 from London. In Israel, he has also worked for BICOM and the NGO Monitor. Simon has degrees from Birmingham University and the London School of Economics

Sessions include Red Lines: the Eight Categories ...

Sarah Klegman-Storyteller, Podcaster and Challah Maven

Sarah Klegman is Co-Founder of Challah Hub, Head of Content for AtTheWellProject.Com, and host of the popular podcast “What’s Wrong With You?” on the Awkward Human Network. Her work has been featured in The Huffington Post, The LA Times, The Dodo, Grok Nation, XO Jane, and more. She’s made enthusiastic appearances of arguable significance on Comedy Central, The Great British Baking Show, and KTLA. She could use a nap. Find her @SarahKleg.

 

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Manashe Khaimov- The Bukharian Prince of Queens

Manashe is a fourth generation community organizer and informal Jewish educator. Manashe was born in a city along the Silk Road, in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, where his ancestors lived for over 2000 years, which makes Manashe’s Jewish identity simultaneously Bukharian, Sephardic, Mizrahi, and Russian. He is an Adjunct Professor of Jewish Studies, with a specialty in the History and Culture of the Bukharian Jews at CUNY Queens. He is founder of the Bukharian Jewish Union Inc...

Leora Kahn-Visual Storytelling for Social Change

Leora is the executive director of PROOF: Media for Social Justice. Leora has worked with Amnesty International and the United Nations. She teaches about human rights and photography at Yale and Clark University. She has documented rescuer behaviour in Rwanda, Cambodia, Bosnia, Sri Lanka and Iraq. Her current focus is gender based violence, refugees and forced migration.

Sessions Include: Can moral courage be taught and My body is a war zone: From victim to an ...