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Saturday 10:30 PM–11:45 PM

The Unfire

"Campfire" Singalong with Arnie Davidson, Peter Kashin, Shoshana Jedwab and Friends

Arnie Davidson, Shoshana Jedwab, Peter Kashin

Saturday 10:30 PM–11:45 PM Ballroom C

Social and Communal

What a better way to start the new week than to sit around the “campfire” with new and old friends singing songs — English songs, Hebrew songs, or songs in any other language you want to teach us. Bring your musical instruments, voices, camp songbooks and ruach (spirit) with you!

Film Screening & Discussion: Jericho’s Echo

Liz Nord

Saturday 10:30 PM–11:45 PM Columbia

Arts & Performance, Identity & Global Culture

Join us for a screening of selected clips from the critically acclaimed documentary, “Jericho's Echo: Punk Rock in the Holy Land”, followed by a Q & A with director Liz Nord. In Jericho’s Echo, rebellious Israeli youth take up the arms of loud guitars and mohawks in the most politically charged area of the world and we see how these well-spoken and outspoken kids deal with the complexities of coming-of-age in Israel.

Jewish Film Festival Favorites

Precious Life

Elliot Fix

Saturday 10:30 PM–Sunday 12:00 AM Orange

Arts & Performance, Identity & Global Culture, Israel

This eighty six minute Israeli documentary, portrays an Israeli hospital's challenge to save the life of a child from Gaza.

The Mystery of the Birds’ Head Haggadah

Marc Michael Epstein

Saturday 10:30 PM–11:45 PM Dutchess

Arts & Performance, Sacred Text & Thought

One of the most mysterious legacies of the Jewish Middle Ages is a haggadah, created in Franco-Germany around 1300 and now in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, in which the heads of most of the human figures are replaced with the countenances of what appear to be sharp-beaked and sharp-eyed birds. What is the meaning of this bizarre manuscript? A fascinating journey into the relationship between religion, art and politics at a crucial juncture in Jewish history.

Sheikh it Baby: Arabic Music, Jewish Musicians

Chris Silver

Saturday 10:30 PM–11:45 PM Ulster

Israel, Jewish History

Discover the history of Jewish musicians in North Africa and the Middle East in the modern era. Learn about the Azoulay brothers in Jaffa and their role in preserving the legacy of some of the greatest musicians from Morocco to Iraq. Finally, join us as we spin rare Jewish North African records from Morocco, France and Israel.

We Steal Lyrics from God

Stereo Sinai Live!

Stereo Sinai

Saturday 10:30 PM–11:45 PM Empire Lounge

Arts & Performance, Sacred Text & Thought

It's all the awesomeness of a face-melting Stereo Sinai show, plus the mind-blowing learning experience you've come to expect from Limmud NY. Debrief after our concert as we dig deep into the concepts behind the "biblegum pop" brand of musical midrash (okay, it's not "midrash (codified commentary)," it's "drasha (evolving commentary)," you hipster). Come with Stereo Sinai as they take you on the journey from sacred source to blasphemous backbeats. And back.


So, You Think You Can Sing?

Saturday 11:45 PM–Sunday 1:00 AM Ballroom C

Social and Communal

Anyone can be a star at LimmudNY! Share your voice, enthusiasm, and flair at Karaoke, a Limmud NY Saturday Night tradition. Sing and dance with your fellow LimmudNYks during this friendly and exciting way to end Saturday Night. Belt out your favorite tunes, or just sing along with the crowd. Fun for all ages!


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