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Stop Bitching and Start a Revolution

Hannah WeisfeldFilmed at South London Limmud

I believe the essence of what it means to be a Jew is to build a just society. It is both a religious imperative and the basis of our entire historical experience. Listen to me and found out why I am inspired by my namesakes in Jewish history. They had strength of character and were unafraid to stand up and be counted in order to change their realities and create better futures for the next generation. Hopefully, by the end, you too will be inspired to stop bitching and start a revolution!

Hannah is the director and a founder of Yachad. She grew up London and in her teens and early twenties was very involved in the Zionist youth movement  Habonim Dror,  and served as its education director for two years on completion of her undergraduate degree. She has campaigned professionally on a wide range of issues including climate change, the conflict in Darfur and fair-trade. She previously chaired the Jewish Social Action Forum for two years, bringing together leading Jewish communal organisations to develop the community’s social action agenda and also worked as a consultant for the Pears Foundation. She has spent time living and working in Israel and Malawi and holds a BA in English Literature from Sussex University and MSc in Global Politics from the London School of Economics. Hannah is a trustee of Guys Trust, a charity that creates educational opportunities for young people all over the world, and Masambiro, which supports Kunyanja Education Trust, a community based organisation in Northern Malawi.

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