Source: eJewish Philanthropy
Thousands of Jews from 27 countries are converging at Limmud Conference 2014. Encompassing “Jew Year’s Eve,” the global movement’s flagship learning festival will take place at University of Warwick in Coventry, from December 28, 2014 through Thursday, January 1, 2015. Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt, best-selling author and Israeli political analyst Ari Shavit, and Hollywood comedian Avi Liberman will join former Prisoner of Zion Yosef Mendelevich, Jewish Agency Chair Natan Sharansky, and Palestinian human rights activists Aziz Abu Sarah and Bassem Eid.
Also among the 514 presenters: Udi Lion, creator of award-winning Israeli TV series Me’orav Yerushalmi (“Jerusalem Brew”) and Avodah Aravit (“Arab Labor”), Jewish-Muslim slam poet team Hannah Halpern and Amina Iro, as well as Caroline Wyatt, BBC religious affairs correspondent, to name but a few.
Limmud Conference 2014 offers 1,201 sessions, including a beguiling mix of He-brew cocktail workshops, Ethiopian dancing, and an analysis of MAD Magazine as a secular Talmud.
“Limmud’s cross-communal, multi-generational, volunteer model continues to draw ever greater numbers of people embracing the opportunity to take the next step on their Jewish journey,” said Limmud Chair Kevin Sefton. “Limmud Conference is the flagship of a global movement. In 2014, 3,000 volunteers in 80 communities spanning six continents drew 28,500 participants in Limmuds from Haifa to Moscow to Uruguay.”
Some Conference sessions will be live-streamed; information can be found here.