Limmud NY

LimmudFest NY 2020 Presenters

Check out this year’s presenters: 

Emily Herzfeld

The name “Modah” is Hebrew for “thankful” or “to acknowledge”. Emily Herzfeld of Modah Jewish Yoga is a certified yoga teacher who has been teaching yoga for over six years, including five years of Jewish yoga. Emily feels that a sense of gratitude is one of the most important values of yoga, as is the acknowledging the divine in all. One of her greatest passions is to blend the practice of yoga with Jewish thought, philosophy, and values and then to share important lessons about how the values of these two worlds reflect one another.

Michael Rand

Michael Rand earned an MA in Computers and Education from Columbia University, and an MBA from Baruch College. He has studied at Machon Pardes, Shapell’s, and Tel Aviv University. Michael has taught technology and media studies in Jewish Day Schools; Ramaz and Heschel, and to adults as a computer and technology consultant. In that role, he has taught computer classes, trained administrators and faculty, created curricular materials and developed technology strategic plans. As a researcher, he is interested in the intersection of Judaism and technology.

David Singer

David Singer has served as National Director of Limmud North America since 2019. A serial entrepreneur and innovator, he was previously the Executive Director of UC San Diego Hillel, where he oversaw a period of significant growth in programs and brought to positive conclusion a nearly 20-year legal battle to build a permanent facility near the university. He was the Founding Rabbi and Director of Makom, a young spiritual community recognized by Slingshot as one of the most innovative Jewish organizations in North America. David is a graduate of Clal’s Clergy Leadership Incubator and Rabbis Without Borders.

Dewey Wigod

Bringing content and media partners together to build, license and distribute television programs is Dewey Wigod’s business. He has worked extensively with A-List producers, broadcast and cable networks, the American Film Institute, Sea World and national advertisers. His credits include: “That Way Madness Lies . . .” (, about the plight of the mentally ill in America; “Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War” (, a film by Ken Burns about the rescue of Holocaust refugees (PBS); and the “AFI’s 100 Years . . . 100 Movies” series of specials ( counting down the one hundred greatest movies (CBS).