The JC at Limmud 2014


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  • Free drinks and late-night Talmud - what could be better than that?


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    Limmud fans beat the jams

    Harrow Limmud's ambition in moving to a larger venue paid off as it attracted double the number who came to its last staging two years ago.

    A sell-out attendance of 1,000 enjoyed a choice of 134 sessions covering food, film, football and much more at JFS's Kenton premises on Sunday.

    "We were thrilled at how the event went," said organising team co-ordinator Helen Levy.

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  • Loving the Limmud line-up

    MP Ivan Lewis, Board of Deputies leaders Laura Marks and Alex Brummer and the UK's senior Sephardi rabbi, Joseph Dweck, were among the speakers who drew a crowd of 600 to Manchester Limmud on Sunday.

    The programme at William Hulme's Grammar School covered subjects as diverse as antisemitism, meditation and circus skills.

    Co-chair Rebecca Lewis said feedback had been overwhelmingly positive.

  • Limmud 2014: Dancers step up for Strictly contest

    Limmud catering co-ordinator Josh Marting hora-ed his way to victory in the event's version of Strictly Come Dancing.

    Josh Martin won the Nikki Millan Trophy after performing an energetic Israeli dance with partner Sophie Sumner, in the Strictly Limmud Dancing contest.

    He earned the second highest score from the judges and the highest number of audience votes.

  • Limmud 2014: Youth facing tough challenges to maintain Jewish life

    Understanding the economic pressures and cultural differences of today’s Jewish youth are key to keeping the new generation involved in Judaism

    That is the view of David Brown, executive director of the Union of Jewish Students.

    “The challenges to being involved are harder today, such as economic pressures like paying off university fees," he noted in a session on Sunday.

  • Limmud 2014: Experts agree that settlements are irrelevant in search for peace

    The West Bank settlements are irrelevant to the peace process, according to four respected experts.

    At a packed-out panel discussion, which attracted an audience of around 150 a lecturer, a rabbi, a writer and a lawyer all outlined the reasons for their view.


  • Limmud is a jewel

    In a few days’ time, two-and-a-half-thousand of us will gather for this year’s Limmud.

  • How to survive and thrive at Limmud

    How to survive and thrive at Limmud

    It is a five-day spree of activity, with thousands of sessions and participants flooding the University of Warwick campus. But how do you ensure you don’t miss a key speaker, burn out with Limmud-fatigue, or, really importantly, go without your breakfast?