Shalom Life | May 28, 2015

The Biggest Taste of Limmud Yet

Limmud Toronto hosts an exciting group of Jewish speakers this Sunday.

By: Adena Lazowski

Published: July 19th, 2010 in News » World

The Biggest Taste of Limmud Yet

This Sunday, July 25th, Limmud Toronto is hosting an event at the Prosserman JCC called Taste of Limmud, which brings a variety of programming for both children and adults.

“It’s a semi-regular conference of Jewish learning. Pluralistic, cross-communal, cross-generational, just a really good opportunity for people to come together and learn about Jewish life from a wide variety of perspectives” explains Sharoni Sibony, Festival Chair of Limmud Toronto and a PhD in Jewish American Literature.

“At any given moment there are three or four things happening, so you always feel like you’re missing out on something, which is the best feeling. It’s exciting and frustrating at the same time,” says Sibony.

Lummud Toronto offers educational seminars on a variety of Jewish topics in an exciting learning environment where participants can thrive off each other’s knowledge.

Among the presenters will be Helen Winkler, Israeli Folk Dancer, Eric Stein, Artistic Director of Toronto’s Ashkenaz Festival since 2006, and Rabbi Irit Printz, giving a tantalizing lecture called “Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby!”

Founded in the United Kingdom in 1980, Limmud has grown internationally, educating Jewish communities around the world. In November 2004, thanks to a group of dedicated volunteers, Limmud Toronto held its first seminar at York University. The turnout was incredible, with over 400 participants attending close to 50 sessions. Today, they continue to attract hundreds of Toronto Jews eager to strengthen their Jewish identity.

To register for the event and view the full schedule, visit: http://limmud.ca/BigTaste

Why is This Blatantly anti-Semitic Course Still Being Offered at UC Riverside? Why is This Blatantly anti-Semitic Course Still Being Offered at UC Riverside? TrendingThis Toddler Threw a Fit in Front of President Obama During a Passover Seder This Toddler Threw a Fit in Front of President Obama During a Passover Seder TrendingRecord-High Number of French Jews Attend Birthright Israel Trip Record-High Number of French Jews Attend Birthright Israel Trip Trending
 

Despite Calls to Ban Action Bronson's NXNE Set, the Show Will Go On

May 27, 2015 | By Daniel Koren
Despite Calls to Ban Action Bronson's NXNE Set, the Show Will Go On

Change.org launches petition that accuses the rapper of glorifying "gang-raping" and "murdering women"

Read More

Warren Buffet Invests in Israeli Company, Again

May 27, 2015 | By Viva Sarah Press
Warren Buffet Invests in Israeli Company, Again

Ramat Gan-based energy savings solution company, eVolution Networks, completes $22.5 million funding round

Read More

”Remove the Flag or Leave the Apartment," Vienna Landlord tells Jewish Tenant

May 27, 2015 | By B. Shane Morganstein
”Remove the Flag or Leave the Apartment," Vienna Landlord tells Jewish Tenant

Tenant ordered to remove Israeli flag from window, or face eviction

Read More

Muslim Televangelist Warns Followers that Masturbation Will Lead to Hand-Pregnancies

May 27, 2015 | By B. Shane Morganstein
Muslim Televangelist Warns Followers that Masturbation Will Lead to Hand-Pregnancies

A warning from a Muslim televangelist urges viewers not to masturbate, lest their hands become pregnant in the afterlife

Read More

How Should Pro-Israel Voices Tackle the War of Ideas on College Campuses?

May 27, 2015 | By Jeffrey F. Barken, JNS.org
How Should Pro-Israel Voices Tackle the War of Ideas on College Campuses?

While organizations are fighting against the BDS movement on campus, some experts claim that not enough Jewish students are "fighting back"

Read More

WATCH: David Blatt Leaves LeBron James Hanging on a High-Five

May 27, 2015 | By Daniel Koren
WATCH: David Blatt Leaves LeBron James Hanging on a High-Five

The Israeli NBA coach and King James were caught having a pow-wow during the Cavs' romp over the Atlanta Hawks

Read More

New Bill Would Have Israeli Students Learn Both Hebrew and Arabic From the 1st Grade

May 27, 2015 | By B. Shane Morganstein
New Bill Would Have Israeli Students Learn Both Hebrew and Arabic From the 1st Grade

"Knowing the language of the other is the basis for understanding and mutual respect, which are necessary in the current situation in Israel"

Read More

Al Pacino Pulls Out of 'Nazi' Play Written by Hitler Supporter

May 27, 2015 | By Ashley Ramnarain
Al Pacino Pulls Out of 'Nazi' Play Written by Hitler Supporter

The actor had agreed to narrate in a stage adaptation of 'Hunger,' but pulled out upon discovery of author Knut Hamsun's enthusiasm for Nazism

Read More

More Headlines