A Festival of Jewish Learning & Culture
LimmudVan is the latest in a worldwide movement of non-denominational Jewish learning/culture events. Originating over 30 years ago in London, England, Limmud has spread to Paris, New York, Buenos Aires, Jerusalem, Boston, Winnipeg and over 50 other locations. Each Limmud is independently organized and invites both outside speakers and local – sometimes unknown teachers and leaders from the host community. Our motto is Every learner is a teacher; every teacher is a learner.
LimmudVan will take place on Sunday, February 9, 2014. The Sunday of the BC Family Day long weekend – we hope to encourage out- of- towners to take the weekend and come to Vancouver and experience a Jewish learning experience unavailable to them in their home communities and we can arrange home hospitality if needed. The event will be held at King David High School in Vancouver.
The day consists of six blocks, each an hour long, plus an hour for lunch (a kosher lunch is included in the price of your registration). Within each hour you have a choice of seven different sessions – typically covering Torah text or philosophy, Jewish history, social issues, Jewish identity or living, music or art, and a kids/family program.
That makes 42 different sessions to choose from over the course of the day. View the full schedule, where you can click on each colour-coded block and get a full description of the session and the bio of the presenter. If you are a teacher at your synagogue or after school or Sunday program, check out the sessions highlighted as being of special interest to educators.