LimmudFest In UK This August

From the Guardian:

Welcome to the July edition of Sounds Jewish.

In this month’s podcast, we tackle the big questions: Is God a woman – and can Jews camp?

Joining me in the studio are Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner of Alyth Garden Reform synagogue in London, and comedy writer, Ivor Baddiel.

Rabbi Laura explains how the new Reform Siddur or prayer book is tackling sexism in Judaism. It’s about time we modernised our view of God, she argues. But is it all a bit too modern for the Jewish mainstream?
Plus we speak to comedian Iris Bahr about playing opposite Larry David in one of my favourite shows of all time, Curb Your Enthusiasm.

She also talks about her new show, Dai, (‘Enough’) which she’ll be performing for one night only, courtesy of The Jewish Community Centre for London. The show is set in a café in Tel Aviv moments before a suicide bomber enters.

And Jewish Glastonbury: we speak to the organisers behind Limmudfest, a four-day camping festival combining music, culture and spirituality with a Jewish twist. It’s all happening over the August Bank Holiday weekend in the Peak District.
We’re taking a summer break, though I’m not sure camping will be my ideal holiday choice, and we’ll be back refreshed in September. See you then.

Sounds Jewish is produced with the Jewish Community Centre for London

About Luke Ford

Raised a Seventh-Day Adventist at Avondale College in Australia, Luke Ford moved to California in 1977. He graduated from Placer High School in 1984, reported the news at KAHI/KHYL radio for three years, attended Sierra College and UCLA, was largely bedridden by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for six years, and converted to Judaism in 1993. From 1997-2007, Luke made his living from blogging. Living by Beverly Hills (, he now teaches the Alexander Technique (moving the way the body likes to move). Lessons cost $100 each and last about 45 minutes. In 2011, Luke completed a three-year teaching course at the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles. His personal Alexander Technique website is Luke is the author of five books, including: » The Producers: Profiles in Frustration » Yesterday’s News Tomorrow: Inside American Jewish Journalism
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