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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 

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