In this year, maybe more than any within living memory, we have needed all the comfort we can get. For so many of us, your trusty presenters included, songs and singing and sharing the beauty of melody and lyric can provide that comfort. And we would love to share them with you.
Limmud Mar Del Plata brings you the session 'Argentine Jewish film: a window into the soul of a community'. In this session we will explore the work of three Argentinean Jewish directors (Daniel Burman, Gabriel Lichtmann and Ariel Winograd) who have made mainstream movies explicitly exploring Jewish themes and identity. By viewing excerpts of their work, we will also analyse some of the main issues within the Jewish community of Argentina and Latin America in general, including the dichotomy between insularity and integration, assimilation and religious conservatism, the relationship to Israel and the challenges of Jewish pluralism. All excerpts will have English subtitles, so no previous knowledge of Spanish or Latin American Jewry is required.
Join author, philanthropist and entrepreneur Mark Gerson in an intimate conversation about his forthcoming book, "The Telling: How Judaism's Essential Book Reveals the Meaning of Life". Through Limmud's partnership with United Hatzalah, Israel's largest volunteer lifesaving organization, attendees will receive a copy of the book.
Limmud's 40 years have coincided with big changes in society, so it seems certain the next 40 years will have something similar in store. What will they be? Four presenters will each give a different perspective on the trends and issues which could be important in the decades to come.