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Limmud Conference celebrates its 30th anniversary this week at the University of Warwick in Coventry. About 2,500 people from all walks of Jewish life and from across the world gathered between Sunday and Thursday, 24-30,2012 for the Limmud Event. Participants can choose from 1,200 sessions, including lectures, discussions, workshops, debates, drama and music performances, and text study. 23 sessions running right through the week will be broadcast online to share Limmud with learners from around the world.
Updated: Jan. 02, 2011
The application period for the 2011/2012 one-year Jewish Studies Program at Paideia - the European Institute for Jewish Studies in Stockholm, Sweden is now open. Qualified candidates will receive tuition free studies as well as a stipend meant to free them from work while attending the program.
Updated: Dec. 14, 2010
Moishe House, a growing network of subsidized communal residences for young Jewish adults, recently announced it would team up on Shabbat programming with Birthright NEXT, an initiative that helps the free Israel trip alumni deepen their engagement in Jewish life. Located in 20 North American communities, from Palo Alto to Philadelphia to Great Neck, Moishe Houses already host Friday night dinners regularly but directors hope to benefit from NEXT’s programming and extensive network of Birthright alumni.
Updated: Oct. 17, 2010
Three action - packed days of activity have finally finished at Kiryat Moriah in Jerusalem, as Limmud FSU Jerusalem 2010 came to an end on July 23, 2010. About 1200 participants from twenty-three towns and cities around Israel and from five additional countries attended 150 sessions, including 15 round-table discussions led by 250 presenters.
Updated: Aug. 17, 2010
This is the sixth in a series on people and places fostering commitment to Judaism and the Jewish people in the United States and elsewhere by Professor Jack Wertheimer of the Jewish Theological Seminary. In it he tells about The DC Minyan, an independent traditional egalitarian Jewish community.
Updated: May. 30, 2010
This is the fourth in a series on people and places fostering commitment to Judaism and the Jewish people in the United States and elsewhere by Professor Jack Wertheimer of the Jewish Theological Seminary. In it he tells about the largest adult Jewish education program in the world, the Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) of Chabad.
Updated: Apr. 21, 2010
Perception of second language speech is easier when it is spoken in the accent of the listener and not in the ‘original’ accent of that language, shows a new study from the University of Haifa. The study was published in the prestigious Journal of Psycholinguistic Research
Updated: Feb. 18, 2010
Some 2500 people came to the halls of residence at Warwick University, West Midlands, to participate in the week-long Limmud 2009 learnfest during the last days of December. The Limmud conference, the world's biggest Jewish educational get-together, offers the chance to sleep in university dorms and spend the day in lecture theaters listening to academics, rabbis and lay people presenting on just about every Jewish topic conceivable.
Updated: Dec. 31, 2009
A Polish-language guide to Chanukah will be distributed to hidden Jews in Poland. Shavei Israel, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to strengthen ties between the State of Israel and descendants of Jews around the world, will distribute the free books this week through its emissaries in Poland. Hidden Jews in Poland lost all contact with Judaism due to the extreme anti-Semitism they encountered after the Holocaust; some even converted. Others concealed their Jewishness from the Communist authorities and now feel free to resume their true identity.
Updated: Dec. 09, 2009
In a joint initiative between Hebrew University, the Knesset, and the Ministry of Education, Jewish studies experts from Hebrew Univesity will give courses to Israeli parliamentarians on the Jewish Bible. Professors Yair Zakovich (Department of Bible) and Avigdor Shinan (Department of Hebrew Literature) of the Institute of Jewish Studies at the Hebrew University will arrive at the Knesset building, to begin a series of meetings on 'Personalities in the Bible and Midrash'. The courses will also address issues of leadership.
Updated: Dec. 03, 2009