|Friday 1:20 PM2:35 PM
Balance With Ease|
Awareness Through Movement
Friday 1:20 PM2:35 PM Dining Room lounge, Childrens dining room, Sportsman room
Improve your balance with this gentle set of movements. Learn elegance, grace, and improved posture. This lesson was designed by the engineer, judo master, and Israeli physicist, Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, who developed the method to improve his movements after injuries. In this Feldenkrais lesson we will observe our habits and develop more choice in our movements.
Bringing Limmud Home I|
Friday 1:20 PM2:35 PM Executive room
Abigail Dauber Sterne Karen Radkowsky Jeffrey Schwarz
Social issues, Panels
This discussion is part one of a two-part series designed for those exploring the feasibility of adapting Limmud in another US community.
Can 'Jewish Culture' Sustain the Jewish People?|
Is "Hip" Enough?
Friday 1:20 PM2:35 PM Recreation Hall
Robbie Gringras Leon Morris Gary Rosenblatt Jennifer Traig
Can Jewish culture be sufficient to sustain Jewish identity and meaning? Or does Jewish life require involvement in “religious” practice, even broadly defined? Join our panelists as they discuss the impact of different forms of culture and religion on shaping our place within the Jewish community.
Creating Personal Prayer Text Study, Music, & Prayer Writing WorkshopPart 2|
Friday 1:20 PM2:35 PM Flying Saucer
Debbie Friedman Joe Septimus
Torah/Spirituality, Prayer services/Ritual, Arts/Culture
Reclaim the ancient tradition of personal prayer, and overcome constraints of the liturgy & of synagogue formalities that often make it difficult to experience prayer as a conversation with God.
Session 2 of 2- With inspiration from Talmudic texts and music participants will be guided to find their own voice and write a prayer of their own. Each session can be taken on a stand-alone basis
Friday 1:20 PM2:35 PM Fort Kutsher A, B
DIVAN is an autobiographical tale which travels to Hungary to retrieve a turn-of-the-century family heirloom: a couch upon which esteemed rabbis once slept. En route, encounter a colorful cast of characters who provide inspiration. Nimbly clever & intensely illuminating, DIVAN is a visual parable that offers the possibility of personal reinvention & cultural reupholstery.
12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Friday Dining Room
Friday Lunch is Noon - 2PM
How to be a Mensch in an Organization, Part I|
Towards a Hilkhot Bureaucracy
Friday 1:20 PM2:35 PM Launch Pad 1
Being a “cog on the wheel” describes the work lives of many of us. Have we paid sufficient attention to our experiences, and the thinking that inspires greater responsibility? In talking to subordinates or superordinates, in hiring or firing, in becoming whistle-blowers, or talking around the water fountain, how can we be guided by Jewish considerations and precedents?
Jihad: Make Peace not War? An Islamic Perspective|
Friday 1:20 PM2:35 PM Deep End Lounge
In this session, Abraham's Vision educator Gibran Bouayad will explore the Islamic concept of jihad. In addition to examining both contemporary and historical Islamic sources on this issue, Bouayad will touch on the realpolitik of jihad in the global "Islamic world."
Live Your Life Filled with Joy and Thunder|
"Automatic for the People" and Kabbalat Shabbat
Friday 1:20 PM2:35 PM Rip Fireplace lobby
We will sing the psalms of kabbalat Shabbat (the Friday night service to welcome Shabbat) set to the passionate music of R.E.M.'s 1992 album "Automatic for the People", and discuss the deeper meanings of both. Both "Automatic for the People" and kabbalat Shabbat address themes of memory and yearning, of rivers emptying to the tide, of joy and thunder.
The Big Book of Jewish Mysticism|
It's not the Zohar; it's the Siddur
Friday 1:20 PM2:35 PM Tower Card room
The Siddur, the Jewish prayer book, is the most complete compendium of Jewish spiritual practice. It contains profound meditations, Lurianic kavvanot (spiritual instructions), hidden acrostics.
We will follow the progression from the physical world to standing in the presence of the Divine.
Worse than Stealing!|
Friday 1:20 PM2:35 PM Launch Pad 6
"Do not steal" refers not only to taking another's property but also to stealing another's "heart and mind". Deception and fraud are endemic in our society and it often seems that one has no choice but to participate. Through Talmudic texts we will explore the standards of honesty and integrity that the Rabbis aspired to create for both the individual and society.
_ College Student Launch _|
Friday 2:45 PM3:30 PM Marquis lobby
A chance for college students to gather together just before Limmud NY's opening program, to meet, mingle, and get excited about the days and the experience to come.
_ Fri Mincha Traditional Egalitarian _|
Friday 2:40 PM3:00 PM Launch Pad 3, 4
Friday Mincha Traditional Egalitarian
_ Fri Mincha Traditional Mechitza _|
Friday 2:40 PM3:00 PM Launch Pad 5
Friday Mincha Traditional Mechitza
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