JDOV: Jewish Dreams, Observations, Visions

Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Shoshana Boyd Gelfand, Judah Passow, Jonathan Freedland

03/03/2013 5:00 pm
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Ever wondered what it would be like if you crossed Jewish Book Week with TED, the popular conference which asks inspiring speakers to give “the talk of their life”? Here’s your chance to find out. Launched at the annual UK Limmud Conference, JDOV talks are now happening around the world and can be viewed at www.jhub.org.uk/jdov

Four speakers gave their all at Jewish Book Week, journalist and writer Jonathan Freedland, actor Tracy Ann Oberman, photographer Judah Passow and Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg.

Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg

Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg is the Senior Rabbi of Masorti Judaism UK and a leading writer and thinker on Judaism. He is Rabbi of the New North London Synagogue and is also the author of several books including Walking with the Light – From Frankfurt to Finchley.

Shoshana Boyd Gelfand


  Shoshana Boyd Gelfand is Director of Jhub, an operating programme of the Pears Foundation. She presents regularly on BBC Radio 2’s Pause for Thought and is the author of The Barefoot Book of Jewish Folk Tales.

Judah Passow

Judah Passow is the winner of four world press photo awards for his coverage of conflict in the Middle East. His photographs have been published in leading UK and international newspapers and magazines and exhibited worldwide.

Tracy-Ann Oberman


Tracy Ann Oberman is an English television, theatre and radio actress. Having trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, Oberman spent four years with the Royal Shakespeare Company, before joining the National Theatre. She was recently seen performing as the lead inFiddler On The Roof at the Chichester Festival Theatre. Tracy has just been seen as a lead in Ridley Road. She is well known for her performances in Friday Night Dinner and It’s A Sin. 

Tracy is also a column contributor for The Guardian and was a regular contributor to the Jewish Chronicle and Red Magazine. As a playwright she has written a number of well received Radio 4 plays, including Bette and Joan, Baby Jane and most recently That Dinner of 67. 

Jonathan Freedland


Jonathan Freedland is an award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster. He writes a weekly column for The Guardian and is the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s contemporary history series The Long View as well as the co-host (with the Israeli journalist Yonit Levi) of Unholy, a weekly podcast. He has written twelve books, the latest of which is The Escape Artist: the Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World.