Limmud

Scots love their Limmud

November 29, 2012

Journalist Hugo Rifkind was among a wide-ranging roster of speakers at the Scotland Day Limmud, explaining how someone with an “institutional commitment to impartiality” could cover the Middle East, a subject on which “inevitably, a Jew will feel partisan”.

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Leeds ignites Limmud fireworks

By John Fisher, November 8, 2012

With a suitably Guy Fawkes analogy, Leeds Day Limmud co-chairs Judge Robert Bartfield and Eleanor Taylor described Sunday’s event as offering “plenty of firecrackers”. Close-on 50 sessions on topics as diverse as domestic violence and the Jewish contribution to the English countryside were available to the 340 participants.

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Limmud picks Shelley Marsh for top job

October 4, 2012

UJIA’s Shelley Marsh is to replace Raymond Simonson as Limmud executive director.

Ms Marsh, director of informal education at UJIA, said she and her family had long been involved in Limmud activities. Holder of a Masters in community leadership, she has worked in the informal Jewish education sector for 15 years.

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Limmud Fest: Summer 2012

By Sandy Rashty, August 30, 2012
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Summer Limmud Fest rocks

By Daniel Duberstein, August 30, 2012

Close-on 600 people had the choice of more than 150 educational sessions over the Bank Holiday as Limmud Fest was staged in a new location in the heart of the Kent countryside.

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Limmud leader Simonson heads for the JCC

By Jennifer Lipman, August 2, 2012

A prominent British community educator has been appointed to take the reins at the new Jewish Community Centre for London.

Limmud’s Raymond Simonson will start as the Finchley Road centre’s chief executive when the JCC opens in autumn next year, and work side-by-side on its programme and development with its present chief executive, Nick Viner.

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Limmud goes to China

By Erica Lyons, June 7, 2012

It took the combined efforts and support of the American Jewish Joint Jewish Distribution Committee (JDC) along with Limmud International and Kehillat Beijing to provide the framework for China’s first Limmud.

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Limmud goes to Jerusalem

By Nathan Jeffay, May 24, 2012

When it comes to Jewish learning, the Diaspora normally looks to Jerusalem for inspiration. But, Jerusalem residents have taken their lead from Britain, and run their own Limmud conference.

Speakers spanned the religious spectrum from the Charedi politician Rabbi Haim Amsalem to Reform activist Rabbi Uri Regev, head of the Hiddush movement that critiques the Charedi community.

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Limmud shows its political influences

By Sue Greenberg, March 22, 2012

Local Labour MPs Louise Ellman and Luciana Berger were star attractions at Sunday's Liverpool Limmud at the new King David campus.

The 400-plus turnout had the choice of more than 40 adult sessions and a further 15 for young people.

Mrs Ellman discussed making Israel's case in Parliament, Ms Berger spoke about her experiences as a young, female, Jewish MP.

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Limmud shows its political influences

By Sue Greenberg, March 22, 2012

Local Labour MPs Louise Ellman and Luciana Berger were star attractions at Sunday's Liverpool Limmud at the new King David campus.

The 400-plus turnout had the choice of more than 40 adult sessions and a further 15 for young people.

Mrs Ellman discussed making Israel's case in Parliament, Ms Berger spoke about her experiences as a young, female, Jewish MP.

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