Limmud

Tel Aviv inspired to launch its own event

By Simon Rocker, December 23, 2014

One guest from abroad will be taking a particular interest in events at Warwick this year.

Israeli Tal Grunspan is chairman of the inaugural Limmud Tel Aviv, which is scheduled to take place over two days at a college in Jaffa next May.

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They keep Planet Limmud turning

By Josh Jackman, December 23, 2014

Limmud volunteers have spoken of the challenges they face in building a conference which meets the needs of 2,500 attendees.

Behind the scenes, Jews from all over the country give their time to take on the responsibility of creating what Ruth Finkel, a volunteer who helps those with learning disabilities, describes as “planet Limmud”.

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Feeding Limmudniks is like catering biggest simchah ever

By Marcus Dysch, December 23, 2014

One of the biggest logistical challenges at the Limmud conference is the task of feeding thousands of people three times a day.

Satisfying hungry Limmudniks requires the largest kosher catering contract in Europe.

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Delegates to Limmud denied entry to Britain

By Simon Rocker, December 23, 2014

Britain’s attempt to control immigration has yet again hit the Limmud conference after a number of prospective participants from abroad had their visa applications rejected.

For the second year running, Serge Etele, the head of a nascent Jewish community in Cameroon, has been denied entry.

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Ready for action: Limmud's army of volunteers lead the way to Warwick

By Josh Jackman, December 18, 2014

Limmud would not exist without its core team of volunteers, the unpaid heroes who build a conference for 2,500 people from nothing.

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Downton comes to Limmud

By Simon Rocker, December 11, 2014

There will be a little piece of Downton Abbey at Limmud.

The producer of the ITV period drama, David Evans, who was nominated for an Emmy this year, will be giving a talk on his life at the educational conference later this month.

Mr Evans's attendance was revealed this week as details of the conference programme were released.

Former Labour Culture Minister and Mayor of London hopeful Da

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Limmud prays for pants

December 4, 2014

If you're going to the Limmud conference at Warwick University this month, make sure you bring an extra set of new underwear. That is to donate to local charity, Grub 'n' Gab, which provides underwear and other essentials to young homeless people. A Limmud source said, "Our pants will be the answer to their prayers."

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Limmud date for hijack plot refusenik

By Simon Rocker, November 6, 2014

One of the most famous Prisoners of Zion who defied the Soviet regime to be allowed to go to Israel is to speak at the Limmud education conference next month.

Yosef Mendelevich, now a rabbi, will share a platform with another refusenik, Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky, who will be returning after his conference debut in 2013.

Rabbi Mendelevich was jailed for his part in a plot to hija

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Bringing the eco-friendly into Limmud tent

By Marcus Dysch, August 28, 2014

"It's a fallacy that Jews don't camp and this proves it." So said Limmud in the Woods co-chair Jon Pam after more than 300 supporters spent a wet and windy Bank Holiday weekend in tents pitched in the Oxfordshire countryside engaging in panel discussions, prayer sessions and community-building activities.

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Learning to love Limmud up north

By Jonathan Kalmus, February 13, 2014

Manchester's biggest ever Limmud event attracted around 600 people to a learning programme in Didsbury on Sunday.

Presenters included one Reform rabbi - Menorah Synagogue's Haim Shalom - while five Orthodox ministers participated.

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