Until 2020, Belarus was not really a hot topic. Now, we watch a struggle for democracy unfold during the global pandemic. World Jewish Relief has been working in Belarus since the 1990s and today supports hundreds of older Jewish people through the local community. Join us to unpack the current situation and discuss prospects for change.
Naomi Rowe has been working as an Intersectional Music Therapist for over 5 years, specialising in work with LGBTQ+ and neurodiverse clients. She will present on this work, research and relevant publications as well as detailing her experiences as a person with multiple minority identities living in a small Jewish community.
Ever feel a bit (or a lot) awkward when asking for money? Especially in the middle of a pandemic? Come find out how Jewish sources invert our assumptions and make the giver the receiver and the receiver the giver.
The session will focus on the development of the jewish roman dialect, a language began in the 16th century. This will cover the topics of what this dialect is and how it reflects the story , tradition and culture of the jewish community of Rome. A journey that will lead you from the evolution of a language of emergency to the modern literature. Please note this session is 20 minutes long.
Spiritual growth can take many forms. We will explore what we can learn about teshuva (repentance) from two award-winning American tv series -- 'The West Wing' and 'Northern Exposure'. Then we will ask about the meaning of life and the nature of morality, with 'The Good Place' as our guide. No prior knowledge of philosophy required.Television and Teshuva handout.pdf
This year, Tzipi Hotovely moved to London to become Israel’s first female ambassador to the UK. She joins Limmud for the first time for an engaging interview with Colin Shindler, author of A History of Modern Israel, about Israel, its relationship with the UK and the Diaspora, and the new reality of the Middle East.
Anoushka presents the first translation of Russian-American author Vladimir Nabokov's dramatic prologue 'Agasfer' (1923), which builds on the existing literary tradition of the wandering Jew, mapping how this legend evolves throughout Nabokov's works, appearing variously as a helper, a sinner, and a victim (post-Holocaust).
The job market has undoubtedly changed as a result of COVID-19. Resource's employment experts will share with you what employers look for, give you tools to help publicise yourself to prepare to get work, and help you prepare for interviews. With live examples we’ll divulge Resource’s top tips how to master a Zoom job interview and win that job.Resource Limmud Handout.pdf