Limmud FSU: from Seedlings to a Forrest

Published: 
February 12, 2017

Source: eJewisjh Philanthropy

 

They came from Britain and Germany; and from Albania, France and the Netherlands. Israel, Russia, Ukraine and the U.S. too. In all, almost 700 participants (representing 18 countries!) from across the generational landscape disembarked – just a short drive from Windsor Castle – for the first-ever Pan-European Limmud FSU Conference. And like the 1st events held in Los Angeles, New York and Ontario over the past decade, it was a smashing success.

Like most Limmud programs, there was something for everyone. But, in the style of Limmud FSU, not only were there multiple sessions pulled from the archives of Russian history and culture, but no shortage of presentations by high-profile Israeli politicos and journalists, along with rabbis from across the streams – including Russia’s Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar (who even sat in on this writer’s erev Shabbat session, “The Art of Giving”).

One of the most important panels took place on the last morning: “The Future of the Jewish Diaspora,” featuring Deborah Lipstadt, Jonathan Arkrush and Malcolm Hoenlein, masterly moderated by JTA‘s European correspondent, Cnaan Liphshiz.

Read the entire post at eJewish Philanthropy.

Updated: Feb. 15, 2017
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