In the first of what are sure to be a string of exciting updates, we are proud to officially announce our first two featured presenters for LimmudFest 2016: Katherine Romanow and Danny Siegel. Their areas of expertise range from food to philanthropy to activism, and illustrate the diversity of programming LimmudFest offers.
Katherine Romanow is a Jewish food historian from Montreal. She holds an MA from Concordia University, where she studied the food traditions of Montreal’s Moroccan Jewish Community. She is the curator of Beyond the Bagel, a Jewish food walking tour given through the Museum of Jewish Montreal, and is a co-founder of The Wandering Chew, a project that explores the diversity of Jewish food cultures through pop-up dinners and cooking workshops. Kat is curating an upcoming exhibit on Southern Jewish food at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum.
Danny Siegel has been called the “Mitzvah Maniac” and “The Pied Piper of Tzedakah” and, through his 30 books and more than 500 talks to Jewish groups, is no doubt more responsible than any single individual for the contemporary Jewish community’s focus on tikkun olam and mitzvah projects. His latest books are Who, Me? Yes, You! — Danny Siegel’s Workbook To Help You Decide Where, When, Why, and How You Can Do Your Best Tikkun Olam, and Giving Your Money Away — How Much, How to, Why, When, and to Whom: Danny Siegel’s Practical Guide to Personalized Tzedakah.
For a constantly updated roster of all featured presenters, keep an eye on the presenters page.