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LimmudFest 2020 Overview

2020 LimmudFest

LimmudBoston’s annual festival of Jewish learning
will be held on November 15, 2020 online as an eFestival.

11:00 am - 4:30 pm

LimmudBoston eFestival 2020

LimmudFest will take place Sunday, November 15, 2020, from 11:00 am - 4:30 pm.

 

Festival Location - Online!

LimmudBoston’s annual festival of Jewish learning will be held online as an eFestival.

Please join us from the comfort of your own home, safe and warm in sweats and slippers! Bring your favorite beverage and come learn at our Limmud Boston eFestival 11/15/20!

 

LimmudBoston eFestival 2020 Program

This year's online program begins with an All-Festival Welcome Gathering featuring Rachel Korazim who will speak on "One Jerusalem - Multiple Images." Singer-songwriter Menachem Creditor will also help open the festival with some glorious uplifting music.

We are excited to announce that, through a grant from Limmud North America, eFest 2020 will have several sessions that celebrate the racial diversity within Judaism and explore issues of identity, justice, and acceptance here, and in Israel. We are honored to have some of the pre-eminent Black Jewish thinkers, leaders and activists join us at this pivotal time in America.

In addition we will explore the complicated relations in this country, before and following the election, with Marc Gopin, originally from Brookline, who has written Healing the Heart of Conflict, and is a world renowned conflict resolution consultant. Pre-pandemic, Marc worked several times a year in Israel and Syria and has consulted in much of the Middle East and beyond. He has turned his expertise homeward as he helps us navigate the difficulties of our divided political landscape.

Do you love cooking? Susan Barocas will also join us for a hand’s on cooking session . She was the guest chef in the White House during the Obama administration and cooked for the three Seders the President hosted. Her Sephardic recipes will make us all hungry.

CLICK TO VIEW THE 2020 eFESTIVAL SCHEDULE

 

Ready to do your part? Sign up today!

• Choose the perks that fit your budget.

• LimmudBoston wants to be sure that everyone is able to attend the eFestival, regardless of your ability to pay. Please contact info@limmudboston.org by 3:00 pm on Friday, November 13th to sign up.

• Sign up to select your giving level and to register for eFest 2020. Please note: When you click "Register" you will be directed to the eFestival Eventbrite page. From there, click on the TICKETS button to complete your registration.

All gifts of $18 and above include complimentary links to the eFestival.

LimmudBoston, Inc. is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization.
Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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Young Adults: $18 - Use Promo code: LF2020YA when checking out.

Jewish Educators: $18: Use Promo code: LF2020JE when checking out.

Please write info@LimmudBoston.org in case of financial hardship. (No one is turned away.)

Donation & Sponsorship Opportunities

Click here for information, 2020-21 Donor Levels and Benefits

LIMMUDFEST 2020 MEDIA COVERAGE

LimmudBoston eFestival Featured Music, Poetry and Social Justice. By Judy Bolton-Fasman for JewishBoston

"LimmudBoston 2020 more than made up for any virtual challenges it may have encountered—the conference was brimming with ideas and fascinating subjects to explore. There was definitely something for everyone in this rich atmosphere."

LimmudBoston eFestival 2020

Sunday, November 15
from 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Menachem Creditor
Menachem Creditor
Rachel Korazim
Rachel Korazim

 

This year's online program begins with an All-Festival Welcome Gathering featuring Rachel Korazim who will speak on "One Jerusalem - Multiple Images." Singer-songwriter Menachem Creditor will also help open the festival with some glorious uplifting music.

Ma Nishtana
Ma Nishtana

We are excited to announce that, through a grant from Limmud North America, eFest 2020 will have several sessions that celebrate the racial diversity within Judaism and explore issues of identity, justice, and acceptance here, and in Israel. We are honored to have some of the pre-eminent Black Jewish thinkers, leaders and activists join us at this pivotal time in America.

Howard Trachtman
Howard Trachtman

Jewish culture can make it difficult for people to accept help due to stigma. Today there is a cornucopia of resources both by and for people living with mental health conditions and resources by and for family members. Hear from an expert who has been there and will share these vast resources with you. Learn about peer-run recovery learning communities, support groups, family support groups and opportunities to socialize with others.

Howard Trachtman will help us through these difficult times as we face pandemic burn-out, election stress, and more.

Molly Kazin
Molly Kazin

Outside of the Orthodox community, 70% of Jews marry someone who wasn’t raised Jewish. If your child brings home a partner who isn’t Jewish, how can you make them feel welcome? What are some of the best ways to introduce Jewish practice without alienating the partner? Join 18Doors to learn tips and tricks on how to get your relationship with your child's partner of a different faith background on the right track.

Molly Kazin will help you make that entry into your family.

Marc Gopin
Marc Gopin

In addition we will explore the complicated relations in this country, before and following the election, with Marc Gopin, originally from Brookline, who has written Healing the Heart of Conflict, and is a world renowned conflict resolution consultant. Pre-pandemic, Marc worked several times a year in Israel and Syria and has consulted in much of the Middle East and beyond. He has turned his expertise homeward as he helps us navigate the difficulties of our divided political landscape.

Susan Barocas
Susan Barocas

Do you love cooking? Susan Barocas will also join us for a hand’s on cooking session . She was the guest chef in the White House during the Obama administration and cooked for the three Seders the President hosted. Her Sephardic recipes will make us all hungry.

Poets as Prophets
October Sneak Preview Kicks Off 5781

An enthusiastic and appreciative audience attended “Windows to Israeli Society through Literature and Life,” a lively online conversation between Rachel Korazim and Laura Mandel, JArtsBoston Executive Director.

A maven of Israeli poetry and literature, and a delightfully engaging teacher, Rachel Korazim is LimmudBoston’s special guest at its November 15th eFestival. The October gathering was a special preview, a chance to learn more about Rachel’s own story, and hear about her experiences teaching during the time of coronavirus.

As part of the conversation, Rachel Korazim shared several slides to highlight her teachings on November 15th, including the image posted here entitled “Poets as Prophets.” Also pictured are Laura Mandel, who adeptly interviewed Korazim; Alan Teperow, former Director and LimmudBoston board chair, and Terri Swartz Russell, the event’s moderator and a LimmudBoston past board chair.

Whether or not you were in attendance, we are pleased to share some resources based on the October 18th conversation. Rachel Korazim has been very gracious in offering to respond to any and all questions, so please feel free to reach her at korazim@gmail.com.

For more information about classes she is offering, or has taught in the past, check out her Facebook page or website.

Finally, in response to requests for her sister's poetry, her mother's recipe for baked almas pite, and the poetry of Nathan Alterman, see links below.

Poems by Sister - http://tiny.cc/KORAZIM-PoemsBySister

Apple Pie Recipe - http://tiny.cc/KORAZIM-ApplePieRecipe

Poetry of Nathan Alterman - http://tiny.cc/KORAZIM-AltermanPoems

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