Thank you to all of our presenters for volunteering their time, talent, and passion for Jewish education. Jewbilee is what it is because of you!
This list is growing by the day! Check back often. For a schedule of the day, click here.
Rabbi Ilana Baird, Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center
Milan Balinton, African-American Community Services Agency, On a Mission: Building African-American and Jewish Connections in Santa Clara County
Dr. Murray Baumgarten, Center for Jewish Studies at UC Santa Cruz, Encountering The Jewish Street: editing an anthology of stories about Jews and the City
Rachel Brodie, JCC San Francisco, Rosh Hodesh: It's About Time
Doug Brook, APJCC's Theatre Chevrutah, Forbidden Yiddish Theatre meets the 21st Century
Rabbi Josh Berkenwald, Congregation Sinai, Aleinu – An Ancient Prayer with a Colorful Past
Will Deutsch, artist of the current JCC exhibit, Notes from the Tribe
Rabbi Fern Feldman, Chasidic teachings on Pirke Avot, Ethics of the Ancestors
Rabbi Joshua Fenton, Jewish LearningWorks, The What, How and Why of Jewish Education
Stella Filler, Kosher Mime: Torah Messages through Mime and Dance
Michal Gavish, Artist, Presented Past - Investigating Personal Jewish History through Art
Marci Gerston, Jewish Community Relations Council, On a Mission: Building African-American and Jewish Connections in Santa Clara County
Gordon Gladstone, JStreet: Making Peace is Hard, an examination of the four most difficult issues facing Israelis and Palestinians: Refugees, Borders, Security and Jerusalem
Rabbi James Greene, Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center, Teva To You: Jewish Wilderness Spirituality
Rabbi Debbie Israel, Congregation Emeth, Purim - More than just a carnival!
David Lee Jafee, UC Santa Cruz, Encountering The Jewish Street: editing an anthology of stories about Jews and the City
Rabbi Darren Kleinberg, Kehillah Jewish High School: Beyond Pluralism: Re-imagining American Jewish Identity for the 21st Century
Rabbi Lisa Levenberg, Congregation Shir Hadash: Is Harry Potter Jewish?: Using Secular Children's Literature to Talk about Jewish Values
Micha Levin, Kehillah Jewish High School
Rabbi Josh Lobel, Congregation Shir Hadash, Dreams and their Interpretation in Jewish Tradition
David Mesher, San Jose State University, From Adam's 'Rib' to Ashkenazic DNA: Jewish Traditions vs. Modern Scholarship (and Other Things Your Rabbi Never Mentioned)
Rabbi Alyjah Navy, Ayn Sof Kabbalah Community: Kabbalah 101
Rabbi Philip Ohriner, Congregation Beth David: Debate for the Sake of Heaven: Ensuring the highest level of civil discourse in our daily lives
Rabbi D'vorah Rose, VITAS Innovative Hospice Care
Joshua Safran, author and attorney: Film and Discussion: Crime after Crime
Rabbi Elisheva Salamo, Keddem Congregation
Tanya Schevitz, Reboot: Iron Bubbie Bake-Off with Reboot’s Beyond Bubbie and Unscrolling the Commandments
Dror Sinai, Musician, Desert Roots: a musical and spiritual journey, of Jewish songs from Israel, Yemen, Morocco and more.
Phil Spiegel, Author and Educator, Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry
Izzy Ullmann, Notre Dame High School, Humans Are Not for Sale…or are they?: Human Trafficking Through the Jewish Lens
Lois Wood, Dancer: Torah Messages through Mime and Dance