2 Iyyar 5777
28 April 2017
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London School of Jewish Studies

We’re going international this Summer!

Every year LSJS hosts some of the world’s best scholars and teachers to be part of our lifelong learning programme. 

Rabbi Anthony Manning

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Rabbi Anthony Manning is the Senior Rav Mechanech at MMY (Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim) and a senior lecturer at Shapell’s and Midreshet Rachel. Giving up a successful corporate legal career, he became a rabbi and teacher. He received his MA in Law from Oxford University and learned at Yeshivat Hamivtar and the Jerusalem Kollel. Rabbi Manning teaches in many educational institutions across Israel, England and the US.

Starting 14 June at LSJS, Rabbi Anthony Manning will be giving a four-part series exploring three very different front-line modern issues that are challenging for Judaism and will examine how our Jewish sources respond to them.  Sign up here & find out more 

Rabbi Manning will also be part of our People of the Book series.
Come to his session on Ketura: the mystery matriarch on Monday 19 June, 1pm.


Judy Klitsner

Judy Klitsner
is a senior lecturer in Bible at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem and has been teaching on the Susi Bradfield programme since its inception. Judy lecturers internationally and is the author of ‘Subversive Sequels in the Bible: How Biblical Stories Mine and Undermine Each Other’.

To commemorate the 10th Yartzheit of Susi Bradfield, Judy Klitsner will be giving a special public lecture Wednesday 7 June on Judah: Predator or King of the Jungle

Judy will also be part of our People of the Book series.
Come to her session on King David: when power corrupts on Monday 5 June, 1pm.



Professor David Newman


Professor David Newman holds the Chair of Geopolitics at Ben Gurion University in Israel, where he served as Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences from 2010-2016. He has published extensively on territorial and border issues in areas of ethnic conflict with particular focus on Israel/Palestine. In 2013 he received the OBE for promoting scientific links between Israel and the UK.

Starting 19 June at LSJS, Professor David Newman will be giving a four-part series on some of the key issues on the agenda of contemporary Israel through the eyes of this younger generation. It will focus on the challenges and messages which they see as important in the coming decades – from the Arab-Israel conflict to the role of religion, to Israels role in the world, and the development of Israel’s peripheral regions.  Sign up here & find out more



Yael Unterman

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Yael Unterman is a Torah teacher, Bibliodrama facilitator, and the author of two acclaimed books. Her dynamic talks bring alive ancient Jewish texts for modern minds and hearts. She has also facilitated hundreds of Bibliodrama workshops worldwide. She holds a BA in Psychology and two MAs, in Jewish History and in Creative Writing. Her books are Nehama Leibowitz: Teacher and Bible Scholar (National Jewish Book Awards finalist, 2009) and The Hidden of Things: Twelve Stories of Love & Longing (USA Best Book Awards finalist, 2015). She has also published numerous articles and reviews, and appeared in her own solo show “After Eden”.

Yael will be opening the Summer term of our People of the Book series.
Come to her session on Sisera’s mother: Deborah’s alter ego? on Monday 8 May, 1pm.

She will also be giving sessions in various communities including South Hampstead Synagogue and Central Square Synagogue.