Tidewater Yom Limmud

by | Nov 2, 2017 | What’s Happening

Sunday, Nov. 12, 1–5 pm
Simon Family JCC

The Simon Family JCC’s Jewish Life and Learning Department is offering an opportunity to join in a global movement with a taste of Limmud, bringing together local Jews of all persuasions to create and celebrate Jewish learning and living for the afternoon.

Providing a space for Jews to craft their own Jewish experiences, explore their connections to Jewish ideas and tradition, and meet people who share their curiosity and enthusiasm, the local community will get a peek into the global initiative committed to harnessing the energy of people from across the Jewish community— all ages, all religious affiliations, and none—to take a break from busy everyday life and explore religion and culture.

With ideas being presented by Rabbi Michael Panitz of Temple Israel, visiting experts Ezra Glinter (author of Have I Got A Story For You) and Rachel Fish (co-editor of Essential Israel: Essays For the 21st Century), and Rabbi Barry Schwartz, director of the Jewish Publication Society, the smaller breakout sessions will offer participants a variety of options to bring out their inner artist, find balance through mindfulness, discover political harmony through spirituality, and dive into the genetic genepool that makes up the Jewish community.

In coordination with the Hampton Roads Board of Rabbis and Cantors, Global Day of Jewish Learning, with support through a grant from the Tidewater Jewish Foundation, and as part of the Simon Family JCC’s Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival, the community is invited to be a part of Tidewater Yom Limmud. The cost to attend is $18. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.simonfamilyjcc.org/yom-limmud or by contacting Melissa Eichelbaum, Simon Family JCC’s program department associate, at 321-2304 or MEichelbaum@ujft.org. Deadline for registration is Friday, Nov. 10.