17 December 2018
If you’re off to Limmud for shabbat or next week then you are in good company, with Liberal Judaism rabbis, officers, members and partners presenting sessions on an eclectic range of topics.
Limmud Festival 2018 runs from Friday 21 December to Thursday 27 December in Birmingham and is one of the biggest celebrations of Jewish learning and culture in the world.
Rabbi Danny Rich, Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, and Rabbi Aaron Goldstein, chair of the Conference of Liberal Rabbis and Cantors, will both be leading sessions. Aaron – one of the strongest voices within Judaism for welcoming all – will run seminars titled ‘Prague meets Middlesex’ and ‘Marrying in not out’. Danny, a former president of the Council of Christians & Jews, will lead a Boxing Day discussion on ’Who was Jesus the Jew?’
Liberal Judaism officer and UJIA director of strategy Robin Moss will deliver a number of sessions on Israel, while Rabbi Monique Mayer, who trained as a facilitator through The Mussar Institute, will run a three part course on Mussar (a Jewish spiritual practice that gives concrete instructions on how to live a meaningful and ethical life).
They will be joined by student rabbis from Leo Baeck College, representatives from Liberal Judaism’s sister organisation in Israel, the Leo Baeck Education Center Haifa, and scholars, historians, comedians and playwrights form across our movement.
We are also proud that many Liberal Jews are involved behind the scenes making Limmud happen. These include staff member Yszi Hawkings – who holds the tech, logistics and knowledge management portfolio on Limmud’s Board – and LJY-Netzer bogrim Robert Simmons and Tom Smith, who are co-chairing the site and Young & Teen Limmud respectively.
You can read the full list of Liberal Judaism presenters, and those with a connection to our movement, below (subject to change). For more on Limmud Festival 2018, please click here.
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