BOSTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The first LimmudBoston takes place this weekend, October 30-31, 2010, at Temple Israel of Boston. Based on LimmudUK, (Limmud is Hebrew for "study"), LimmudBoston is a volunteer-run communiversity, a happening, a Jewish learningfest of culture and identity.
According to Steffi Aronson Karp, Conference Chair, "At LimmudBoston, there is an infectious spirit of volunteerism and togetherness. Everyone is a learner; and everyone can be a presenter. Lots of brain power—and lots of respect."
LimmudBoston offers inspiration and education for seasoned seekers and the casually curious. Discuss, experience, listen, watch, and wonder--in workshops that explore lifecycle, Israel, spirituality and identity. Dance and clap; sing and shop; bake and taste!
Saturday night starts with a concert by famed musician, Julie Silver, followed by four performance options, including film, a songwriter showcase, storytellers and a play, "The Black Jew Dialogues."
All day Sunday there are over 120 one-hour session choices between 9 am and 6 pm, including Cool Chavruta (paired Talmud study), text and thought, politics, lifecycle, movement, music and meditation. The hardest part of the day is making choices!
The LimmudBoston 2010 program may be found online at www.LimmudBoston.org. It includes:
- Ruth Messinger on repairing the world
- Harold Kushner, on the 23rd Psalm
- JStreet to The David Project
- Feed Me Bubbe
- Jewish Voices in American Baseball
- Tastes of the Boston Jewish Film Festival
- Stellar Storytelling
Over 60 area organizations have become organizational co-sponsors of LimmudBoston—welcoming the Limmud concept to the Greater Boston area—including Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Hebrew College, and Synagogue Council of Massachusetts. Congregations from all of the Jewish movements have joined the list of co-sponsors.
The LimmudBoston ticket costs only $36, admits attendees both days, with rates for students and 'under 30.' Children are free.
Everyone is invited to get involved in LimmudBoston. There is on-site registration, but why not make life a little easier for the volunteer conference organizers by registering in advance? To attend LimmudBoston, to volunteer, to join in the fun, visit www.LimmudBoston.org.
Steffi Aronson Karp, Conference Chair, info@LimmudBoston.org TEL: 617-299-1520