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  • Danish, Swedish Jews hold first joint Limmud conference

    March 14, 2013 | 8:06 am

    About 160 Swedes and Danes attended the first inter-Scandinavian Limmud Jewish learning event.

    The March 11 event was held at an adult education center in Lund, a Swedish city situated 23 miles north of Copenhagen.

    “Last year we held the first Lund Limmud and this is the first...

  • LINK to daylong learning

    January 9, 2013 | 12:58 pm

    On any given night, upward of 75 Jewish men and women cram into a building at 1453 S. Robertson Blvd. to study Torah, discuss religious texts and educate themselves on what it means to live a Jewish life.

    From sunup to sundown, they come and they learn and they pray — just a day...

  • Sepulveda Pass class

    January 9, 2013 | 12:16 pm

    When he greets students next month who have enrolled in his four-session class “The Sepulveda Pass: From Creation to Carmaggedon,” instructor and historian Erik Greenberg will be returning to familiar territory. 

    Geographically speaking, so will his students. From their classroom...

  • Studying Sephardic roots

    January 9, 2013 | 12:11 pm

    Adina Jalali, a 15-year-old student at Yeshiva High Tech in Los Angeles, has many Ashkenazi friends, but when her parents recently offered her the chance to visit Israel for the first time, she opted for a trip that would resonate with her Sephardic upbringing. 

    Over winter...

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  • LimmudLA honors founders

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    September 12, 2012 | 12:10 pm

    LimmudLA honored its founders, Linda Fife and Shep Rosenman, in an evening of dinner, music and study on Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens.

    LimmudLA is the local outlet of an international model of interdisciplinary, interdenominational, no-boundaries...

  • Who goes to Jewish adult ed?

    By Pini Herman

    January 4, 2012 | 11:59 am

    Formal adult education in America is more than 100 years old as a popular concept, having started at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1907. As a Jewish concept, it is embedded in the Torah. Before going to the Holy of Holies in the Temple on Yom Kippur, the high priest would...

  • More options available locally for people who want to learn Hebrew

    By Adam Wills

    January 1, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    As tourists flock this year to the Israel to celebrate the Jewish State's 60th anniversary, they may find themselves thumbing through Hebrew phrasebooks to order at a restaurant, to haggle in a shuck or to figure out how to get back to the hotel.

    And while interest in learning modern...

  • Unaffilated Find Connection in LINK

    By Julie G Fax

    September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When Simone Gold walked into Shalom Time at Borders Books in Westwood, the first thing she noticed was that she was not dressed quite as conservatively as many others in the audience, who wore long skirts and sleeves.

    But her 2-year-old son was enjoying the Jewish songs, dances and...

  • Charting a New Course

    By Rochelle Furstenberg

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    About 60 people, mainly women, listen intently to Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg as she teaches her class on the weekly Torah portion at the Jerusalem College for Adult Education.

    University students sit next to retirees, young mothers and professionals as Zornberg discusses Exodus and...

  • Sinai Temple Opens Center for Judaic Studies

    By Rob Eshman

    October 16, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    With a faculty of noted scholars, Sinai Temple has adapted an "adult education" program with an eclectic curriculum that is carefully designed to satisfy a wide range of interests, from serious courses in Jewish spirituality, and discussions of the Jew's role in Society to special...
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