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Seeking Program Proposals for Limmud Vancouver 2018

April 14-15, 2018 CALL FOR PROPOSALS We are ready to receive proposals! Our website submission form is live. We seek a full range of topics: text study, Jewish history, social action, arts & culture, family programs, and more. We welcome a full range of formats – for example, lecture, interactive music & movement, hevruta-style small group, powerpoint with Q&A.  And we …

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Ready to start thinking about your teaching proposal?

Limmud Vancouver 2018 will take place on April 14-15. We’ll be ready for session proposals in October. Please consider sending one! The process is open to all – even if you presented in 2016. Great proposals become great sessions – and great sessions make a great conference. Sessions can engage any topic of Jewish interest: texts, literature, history, culture, music, …

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Welcome Limmud Administrator!

Limmud Vancouver delighted to announce that we have hired an Administrator to help with our 2018 gathering! We are even more delighted to announce her name: Linda Peritz. Linda’s experience includes management of small non-profit organizations, years of Jewish community volunteerism, studies in both science and communication. She is wonderfully organized, welcoming, and calm. Linda officially begins her work with …

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Five tips

So much to learn. So little time.   Here’s some tips to help you enjoy the day. Create your own day of learning. Do you want to spend the day in Torah and text study? Or maybe you prefer to take advantage of the diversity of topics and learning styles. There is no prior selection of individual sessions.  All sessions …

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Jewish Folk Choir to perform Yomervokhets

A Yiddish translation of Lewis Carroll’s “Jabberwocky” will be performed at the  Saturday night cabaret at LimmudVan ’16. The Vancouver Jewish Folk Choir will sing the delightful oratorio called Yomervokhets*. The choir’s conductor David Millard had set the nonsense poem to music especially for the choir. The cabaret is shaping up to be a lively evening of entertainment and interaction – …

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Countless opportunities available for learning

How much can you learn in a day? Check out the schedule for LimmudVan ’16 at http://limmudvan16.sched.org to count the offerings. Opera, politics, tapestry, book club, text study – and so much more. You will find at least 40 formal chance to learn, not including the opportunities for chance encounters and hallway schmoozing. And let’s also count the opportunities to …

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Jewish Independent shines spotlight on LimmudVan ’16

The Independent in its Jan. 15 edition features three presenters participating in LimmudVan ’16. Journalist Pat Johnson spoke to presenters Eve Jochnowitz (Jewish Vegetarianism @ 10:45 a.mm. and Yiddish Language and Gefilte Fish @ 2:15 pm), David Matas (Justice for Jews from Arab Countries @ 10:45 a.m.) and Norman Raavin (A Warsaw Travelogue: Jewish Places Today.). A peek at LimmudVan’16 …

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Strong endorsements for presenter’s new book

“Birth, Sex and Abuse: Women’s Voices Under Nazi Rule,” by LimmudVan ’16 presenter Beverley Chalmers, has been selected by the prestigious magazine Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries as an Outstanding Academic Title and has received a National Jewish Book Award in the category Women’s Studies. The Choice award brings with it the extraordinary recognition of the academic library community. …

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What the Jewish World Can Learn From Limmud

Ha’aretz journalist Allison Kaplan Sommer went to the Limmud conference outside in London to discover “why this grassroots Jewish mass gathering was so different – and better – than all other Jewish events.” Here’s what she wrote: “It wasn’t hard to predict that soon after walking through the doors of the international phenomenon known as Limmud I would soon be …

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Award winning woodcarver at LimmudVan ’16

Mike Cohene, winner of  “best in show” at three events in B.C. and Washington State, will be carving Hannukah dreidls and mezzuzots in the hallway of Congregation Beth Israel synagogue during LimmudVan ’16. Cohene uses olive wood that he brought back from Israel. “Each piece of wood was reclaimed from trees that had been in the devastating fire of Har Carmel, …

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