Daniella Jaff Klein loves engaging and learning about Judaism. She regularly takes courses at London School of Jewish Studies, and has spent time studying in Israel at Pardes and the Yakar Centre for Tradition and Creativity.
Daniella’s passion for social justice has been built through her experiences as a human rights lawyer, being a trustee of the New Israel Fund UK in London and working on various projects with human rights organisations, including writing a blog about innovative social change in Israel – Flowers in the Desert. She recently completed a yoga course to teach yoga to teenagers, which she plans to mix up with Jewish concepts – many found in this book. She also loves football and sticker books.
Juliet Simmons has spent a fair amount of time thinking about being Jewish and how to make it something that is relevant and interesting – by holding up a twenty first century lens to the traditions that we all know and love.
Juliet’s Jewish journey began with a visit to Limmud Conference in the UK. That journey has seen her chair a Limmud conference, become the Creative Director of the JCC for London (now JW3), work with renowned artists from around the world to create work inspired by Jewish traditions and be part of the US-based organisation Reboot. Juliet has a background in advertising and now runs her own creative marketing consultancy, Piece of Cake. She is a member of the Book Council for London’s Jewish Book Week and volunteers for Nick Hornby’s Ministry of Stories (encouraging creative writing for young people in East London). She is happiest when by the seaside.