We’re excited to announce our keynote speakers for Limmud Toronto 2019!

Yair Rosenberg

Yair Rosenberg

Yair Rosenberg serves as the senior writer for Tablet Magazine. He writes about the intersection of religion, politics and culture. Rosenberg’s work has been published in The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe AtlanticThe Washington Post and The Guardian.


Tova Hartman

Tova Hartman

Tova Hartman is a scholar and social entrepreneur, is the Dean of Humanities at the Kiryat Ono Academic College. She was formerly Professor of Gender Studies and Education at Bar Ilan University, specializing in gender and religion, and gender and psychology. She most recently authored Are You Not a Man Of God? Devotion, Betrayal and Social Criticism in Jewish Tradition. She is a founder of Kehillat Shira Hadasha, a congregation organized to increase women’s participation and leadership within traditional Jewish prayer and halakha.


Haroon Moghul

Haroon Moghul

Haroon Moghul is a Pakistani-American academic and a commentator on Islam and public affairs. He has written for the Washington Post, TIME, CNN, Guardian, Foreign Policy and Haaretz and has appeared on CNN, the BBC, NPR and the History Channel. He is the author of How to be a Muslim: An American Story and is the Fellow in Jewish-Muslim Relations at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. His forthcoming book will be an introduction to Islamic theology and spirituality.


ChelseaI Garbell

ChelseaI Garbell

Chelsea Garbell is an MPA candidate and Lisa Ellen Goldberg fellow in International Policy and Management at NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service, and she currently serves as a graduate researcher for the New York Southeast Asia Network. She has previously held positions at the Asia Society Polic.y Institute, the Council on Foreign Relations’ Religion and Foreign Policy Program, the Of Many Institute for Multifaith Leadership, the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life, and spent a year teaching English in Samut Sakhon, Thailand. Chelsea is actively involved with the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, the New York Muslim Jewish Advisory Council, the Muslim Jewish Interfaith Coalition, and the Planned Parenthood of New York City Activist Council. She serves on the boards of American Jewish Committee ACCESS Global and KAHAL: Your Jewish Home Abroad. Chelsea graduated summa cum laude from New York University where she studied media, culture, and communication.


David Bezmozgis

David Bezmozgis

David Bezmozgis is an award-winning writer and filmmaker who has appeared at The New Yorker Festival, The UCLA Armand Hammer Museum, and the Luminato Festival. His work has been broadcast on NPR, BBC, and the CBC, and his stories have been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories 2005 & 2006.