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Program guide soliciting ads, inserts

A program guide with essential information for LimmudVan ’16 will be published for the festival of Jewish learning on Jan. 30-31, 2016. Would you like to be part of the publication, with an insert for your business or a special “mazel tov” message that will be seen by hundreds of members of the Jewish community in Vancouver, active in numerous …

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Four sessions offered on spirituality

Limmud Vancouver will be operating on a higher level this year with a variety of opportunities for spiritual growth. Wherever you are in your Jewish spiritual journey, Limmud will take you one step further. The first session on spirituality begins at 9:25 with a presentation on living more consciously, creatively and compassionately. Annie Klein, a Reiki Master, Soul Memory Discovery …

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12 Rabbis to present at LimmudVan ’16

Seldom if ever before have so many rabbis of such diverse backgrounds come together to share so much wisdom and knowledge in one day at a community sponsored event. Twelve rabbis – from Chassidic to Jewish Renewal – will be among 36 presenters leading sessions at LimmudVan ’16 on Sunday, January 31. In what is shaping up to be a …

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Tickets now on sale

 Registration is open for LimmudVan ’16. The weekend of learning begins on Saturday evening, January 30, with a community cabaret, followed by a full day of presentations on Sunday, January 31. The event this year will be at Congregation Beth Israel, at Oak and 28th streets. Tickets are available for the entire weekend and separately for Saturday evening or Sunday. The …

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LimmudVan ’14 presenter wins Holocaust literature award

Mazel Tov to Beverley Chalmers, a presenter at LimmudVan’14 who has been awarded the Canadian Jewish Literary Award for Holocaust Literature. Her book “Birth, Sex and Abuse: Women’s Voices Under Nazi Rule” is described as incorporating women’s history, Holocaust studies, social sciences and medicine in a unique, cutting-edge examination of what women themselves said, thought and did. ““This book has …

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600 show up for Limmud in Bulgaria

Limmud Vancouver is gearing up for fantastic presenters this winter. But we are not the only Limmud around – we are part of a global phenomenon. Check out Limmud Keshet in Bulgaria – where every year, more and more sessions are held. And more importantly, every year, more and more volunteers want to be part of Limmud. The story on …

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71 proposals submitted for presentations at LimmudVan ’16

Thank-you to everyone who sent in ideas for LimmudVan ’16. Seventy-one proposals from 57 presenters have been submitted. We are delighted by the excellence and variety. Regrettably we have only one day for sessions and we will be unable to fit in all the good ones. The lineup will be announced in November. Tickets will be on sale shortly afterwards. And …

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Sunday, Oct. 18 deadline for presenters

As Hillel once said, if not now, when. The deadline for submissions of proposals to present at LimmudVan ’16 is moments away. Limmud Vancouver is a diverse community of learners and teachers that share ideas, regardless of affiliation, age or level of Jewish knowledge. Dynamic Jewish educators, performers and teachers, just like you, share their knowledge and passion on a …

Limmudnik Rahel Halabe goes to Beijing

Vancouver’s Rahel Halabe was thinking about presenting at LimmudVan ’16. But she had to withdraw her offer after deciding to teach Hebrew for nine months at Beijing University. But she did not abandon Limmud. Rachel is presenting at Limmud China, a weekend of learning, music, laughter and discussion. The website is at http://ow.ly/TiQRT.   Limmud China bills itself as the …

Four invited presenters confirmed for LimmudVan ’16

The deadline for the third annual festival of learning is quickly approaching. LimmudVan ’16, a celebration of learning, creativity and community will be held on Saturday, January 30 and Sunday, January 31. The cut-off for submission of proposals for presentation is Sunday, October 18. Avoid last-minute pressure. Send in your ideas today. Here’s the link: http://ow.ly/SUPKL. So far, four invited presenters …