Jason Guberman, co-founder and coordinator of Diarna: the Geo-Museum of North African and Middle Eastern Jewish Life, will talk about how a diverse, international team of volunteers has worked for a decades to digitally document endangered Jewish historical sites, ranging from synagogues on the edge of the Sahara to Jewish fortresses in Arabia.
Yes, Limmud’s favourite open mic session is back! Your chance to present your talent to the rest of Limmud – all performers welcome, whatever your style of music, comedy, spoken word or other performance. Or just come and enjoy the show. Talent optional but appreciated, enthusiasm essential, sign up at the session.
As body and soul part company at death, the taharah ceremony provides a process for simultaneously honouring the body and elevating the soul of the Departed in one exquisite ritual. A Chevra Kadisha (literally Sacred Society) also serves the living as comforter, companion and guide; and when needed advocate for Jewish traditional after-death care.
A Reform (woman!) rabbi married to an Orthodox Jew. Can it really work? Well 12 years in and 2 kids later and it seems to be ok. We will tell our story, explore how we personally make it work, and wonder out loud if we are ready to just call ourselves 'Jews'.