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Last-Minute Reminders

Doors open at 6.30 for Saturday evening, and the program begins at 7.00. Doors open at 8.30 on Sunday morning, and the program begins at 9.00. Lunch and snacks will be plentiful and delicious, and outside food is not permitted at Beth Israel, so please don’t bring any. There will be vegan and gluten-free choices for those who need them, …

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Children and Teen Programs at Limmud Vancouver

At Limmud Vancouver, we say: everyone is a learner. Not just people over 18, but people of all ages. This year, we have organized a series of engaging activities for families, children and teens. Read about them below! Between activities, children are welcome to relax and play in childcare, staffed by Camp Miriam counsellors. Childcare will be available all day …

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Limmud Vancouver Comes to Local Synagogues

What is Shabbat Limmud (April 13-14, 2018)? Shabbat Limmud is an opportunity for enthusiastic local synagogues to welcome special Limmud presenters from out of town. Shabbat Limmud is a win for synagogues, out-of-town presenters, and Limmud Vancouver itself. The synagogue is treated to a special dvar Torah or class in the presenter’s area of expertise. The presenter enjoys relaxed time with …

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Not your Grandmother’s Limmud

Limmud Vancouver 2018 won’t be anything like the Limmud your grandmother would have attended. Okay, so maybe there was no Limmud back in your grandmother’s lifetime. Or maybe your grandmother did attend Limmud Vancouver in 2016. It’s just an expression! A way of saying: At LimmudVan 2018, we’ll be responding to current events. And: At LimmudVan, we’ll engage some edgy topics. …

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Registration is Open for Limmud Vancouver 2018!!!

We have a fantastic line-up of speakers on a broad variety of topics. Our Saturday evening program, “Wine, Wisdom and Song,” includes a choice of three presentations followed by schmoozing, food and music! This year, one ticket gets you in for both Saturday evening and Sunday. We’ve added options for young children, older children, and teens. Check out the line-up of exciting …

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Lior Schillat: Limmud Featured Speaker

At Limmud Vancouver, April 14-15, 2018, we’ll be welcoming several out of town speakers — including Jerusalem sociologist and urban planner Lior Schillat. Lior will be representing The Jerusalem Foundation. WHO IS LIOR SCHILLAT? Lior Schillat began his role as the director of the Jerusalem Institute in November 2016. He brings to this role over 15 years of experience in the public, …

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Susan Barocas: Limmud Featured Speaker

At Limmud Vancouver, April 14-15, 2018, we’ll be welcoming several out of town speakers — including Jewish Food Guru Susan Barocas. WHO IS SUSAN BAROCAS? SAMPLE SUSAN’S TERRIFIC FOOD WRITING The pomegranate is a magical food. Some say it was not the apple, but this regal red fruit, each with its own crown, that was the original fruit on the Tree …

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Alden Solovy: Poetry and Liturgy at Limmud Vancouver

At Limmud Vancouver, April 14-15, 2018, we’ll be welcoming several out of town speakers — including poet and liturgist Alden Solovy. Alden spreads joy and excitement for prayer. His work has been used by people of all faiths throughout the world. He’s written more than 600 pieces of new liturgy, offering a fresh new Jewish voice, challenging the boundaries between poetry, meditation, …

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WHAT’S THE MISSING INGREDIENT IN OUR LIMMUD PROGRAM?

What’s cooking? Great out of town guests We have confirmed a great lineup of featured guests. They will teach us about three pillars of Jewish life: Israel, prayer, and food. (Of course, food.) Israel: Sociologist Lior Schillat from the Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research will speak about changing demographics in Israel. Prayer: Poet Alden Solovy will help us appreciate the magnificent poetry …

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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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