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Another Taste of Limmud: January 26, Anshe Sfard

As Limmud Fest 2016 quickly approaches, we’d like to invite you to another free event designed to give everyone a feel for what Limmud is all about.. On January 26, 2016, Limmud New Orleans presents “Another Taste Of Limmud”, an evening of learning at Anshe Sfard Synagogue, 2230 Carondelet Street.  From 7:00PM until 8:30PM, Rabbis David Polsky of Anshe Sfard and Alexis Pinsky of Gates of Prayer will facilitate a chavruta study session on a issue of particular interest today:

A Torah of Fire(arms)

While the Second Amendment was written in America 1791, Jews throughout time have been engaging in discussions about guns/weapons, rights to carry them, and when and how to oppose their usage. Come explore the all too relevant issue of gun control through a new Jewish lens, while together through interactive discussion and study, we engage with the teachings and writings of Jewish thinkers from biblical times through the present.

The “study with a buddy” style session will allow participants to review and discuss the source material in pairs and as a group. Snacks and refreshments will be provided and Limmud organizers will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about LimmudFest 2016, A Weekend Festival of Big Tent Jewish Learning, Arts, Culture & Spirituality. For all the specifics, check out the event on Facebook and be sure to tell a friend!

A Taste of Limmud: December 4, Touro Synagogue

Whether you are already counting down the days to LimmudFest 2016 or are completely unfamiliar with the most exciting movement in Jewish learning, we’d like to invite you to a special free event at Touro Synagogue. On December 4, 2015, Limmud New Orleans presents “A Taste Of Limmud”, an evening designed to give everyone a feel for what Limmud is all about. After casual dinner during the Oneg Shabbat, participants will have the opportunity to attend one of three mini-sessions that demonstrate the choice and variety that make Limmud Fest such a unique learning experience.

  • Rebecca Mark is a professor in the English Department at Tulane University and a founding member of the Deep South Regional Humanities Center. She will be discussing representations of the Jewish Mother in American Culture
  • Dr. Roger White is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Interim Dean of the College of Social Sciences at Loyola University.  He is an active participant in Torah studies at Touro Synagogue and will be discussing the “true story” of Chanukah.
  • Lynne Wasserman is a former synagogue president and is one of the 2016 co-chairs of Limmud New Orleans. She will be sharing “A Reform Girl Goes To The Mikveh”, a light-hearted but informative discussion about the Mikveh experience..

There will be a dessert reception immediately following the mini-sessions where you can learn more about LimmudFest 2016, A Weekend Festival of Big Tent Jewish Learning, Arts, Culture & Spirituality. For all the specifics, check out the event on Facebook and be sure to tell a friend!