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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...
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A group that encourages Jews to oppose the Israeli occupation sparked a lively debate at its debut session at the 2012 U.K. Limmud Conference on Jewish life and identity.
Yachad, which was founded in 2010, “aims to discuss the occupation not with the outside world, but within...
November 2, 2012 | 9:44 am
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Limmud, the international network of Jewish learning conferences, appointed a new director and a new chairman.
Shelley Marsh, currently the director of informal education for the United Kingdom’s United Jewish Israel Appeal, will become Limmud’s executive director following...
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...
August 6, 2012 | 10:52 am
The executive director of Limmud, Raymond Simonson, has resigned to head the Jewish Community Center in London.
Simonson announced last week that he would leave Limmud, which makes Jewish learning accessible to Jews around the world, after six years in his position. He was appointed...
June 6, 2012 | 11:18 am
Limmud Oz, an offshoot of the international festival of Jewish learning, cancelled a panel featuring several controversial Jewish speakers for its upcoming conference in Melbourne.
The Jewish panelists no longer speaking, though they initially appeared on the Limmud Oz website,...
April 18, 2012 | 3:18 pm
The first of six Limmud conferences for Russian-speaking Jews will open in Moscow.
Limmud FSU Moscow will begin Thursday and run through April 22. Some 1,000 participants are registered for the conference, which is designed to bring young Russian-speaking Jews closer to Jewish...
February 8, 2012 | 3:39 pm
I am a child of a mixed marriage. I was raised in a completely secular environment. My discovery of Judaism has been an ongoing revelation over many decades. I studied for more than 12 years in yeshivot and spent many years studying secular philosophy. The more I study, the more I...
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Organizers are hoping to attract more people to an annual festival of Jewish learning and culture by shortening the conference and lowering the price.
LimmudLA, which debuted on Presidents Day weekend 2008 with a 600-person conference at the Costa Mesa Hilton, will shift its...
May 19, 2011 | 12:24 pm
Limmud-Oz, the Australian arm of the global festival of Jewish learning, has barred presenters who advocate a boycott of Israel.
Less than a month before the popular two-day festival opens in Sydney, Limmud-Oz’s program director, Michael Misrachi, issued a statement this week...
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January 24, 2008 | 7:00 pmRuthie Rotenberg couldn't make up her mind. She had to choose between two amazing jobs. One was connected to the future of Jewish education in America; the other could potentially re-energize the Los Angeles Jewish community.
In the past, Ruthie would always seek the advice of her...
December 20, 2007 | 7:00 pmLast Saturday night, my husband and I were invited, along with many others -- most of whom didn't know each other -- to the home of Lorin and Linda Fife. The occasion was not a party, but rather a "Taste of Limmud," a precursor to something called LimmudLA. The Presidents' Day...
October 25, 2007 | 8:00 pm
You can feel the ruach in this Limmud UK video
At the Limmud conference in England three years ago, Angeleno Judy Aronson attended a session on the Jews and the Beatles, where she sat next to the former neighbor of Beatle's manager Brian Epstein. She tried to keep up with Romanians...
March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pmInna Lapidus and Boris Kinber have been etched in the lore of Baltic Jewry.
Activists are pointing to them not only as prime examples of Jewish revival, but of efforts to unify the small ex-Soviet communities of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
It was two years ago that Lapidus,...
September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm
When attorney Shep Rosenman attended the interdenominational, interdisciplinary, cultural/experiential/academic Limmud conference in New York, what surprised him most was how much he was able to step out of his comfort zone.
"I would normally not take a class called 'Do Jews...
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