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Saturday 9:30 AM–10:45 AM

Chavruta Learning

Karen Radkowsky

Saturday 9:30 AM–10:45 AM Catalina Ballroom 2

Additional schedule

  • Sunday 10:00 AM–11:15 AM Catalina Ballroom 2

Text and Thought

Come experience chavruta -- the traditional Jewish method of one-to-one learning. Chavruta means "friendship" or "partnership" and involves two people exploring texts together. We will examine ancient sources, modern scholarship, song lyrics and more centered on different topics within the theme of "One." Each day we'll cover a new topic; join for one or for all. Everyone is welcome, whether you have studied texts before or not. Knowledge of Hebrew is not required. Bring a study partner, or we’ll find one for you.

Justice for Farm Workers

Irv Hershenbaum

Saturday 9:30 AM–10:45 AM Emerald Bay 2

Global History and Culture, Identity and Responsibility

Jewish values require supporting exploited workers. Join us for a discussion of how to mobilize support for farm workers.

Spirituality, Breath and Body

Stephanie Avedon

Saturday 9:30 AM–10:45 AM Pacific Ballroom 3

Additional schedule

  • Sunday 8:30 AM–9:45 AM Catalina Ballroom 1

Health and Healing, Teen Approved

Breathe deeply. Slow down. Take a break from the buzz of your LimmudLA agenda. Roll out your mat and join us for a yoga session where we will listen to our bodies and spirits and make deeper connections to both.

Universality of the Hebrew Year

Richard Levik

Saturday 9:30 AM–10:45 AM Emerald Bay 1

Global History and Culture

It is currently 5770 on the Hebrew calendar! Did you know that this is supposed to represent the number of years since Adam and Eve? Whether considered myth, theory, or fact, this is vital information and should not be held in secret. How can we begin to make the Hebrew calendar more universal? We will discuss why Jews, both inside and outside of Jewish organizations, should be expected and encouraged to use their own calendar. We can also figure out ways to encourage others to do so as well.