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Celebration Gathering [clear filter]
Sunday, November 17


Celebration Gathering
The Celebration Gathering is our first-ever gathering of the entire festival from 11:20am to 12:40pm. This year we celebrate our 10th anniversary and gather to honor LimmudBoston’s founder Steffi Aronson Karp with an illustrious panel and music.

"Educating for What?" The Celebration rabbinic panel includes Toba Spitzer as moderator of a discussion with Art Green and Margie Klein Ronkin, who will take a look at the landscape of adult Jewish learning. They will consider what it looks like now – "book learning" + experiential learning + learning that spurs action – what IS working and what is not, why adult learning has been valuable in our community, and why it remains important.

Joel Segel, Benyamin Lichtenstein and Mitch Gordon will share their musicianship with songs of joyous celebration.

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Toba Spitzer

Rabbi, Congregation Dorshei Tzedek
Toba Spitzer is the spiritual leader of Congregation Dorshei Tzedek in West Newton, and currently serves on the Executive Board of the Massachusetts Board of of Rabbis. A rabbi, educator, writer and activist for peace and social justice, Toba has a life goal of bowling in all 50 states... Read More →

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Arthur Green

Hebrew College
Rector of Hebrew College Rabbinical School, Art Green previously taught at Brandeis and Penn, and headed the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. He has published many books, including Radical Judaism.  He received his BA and PhD from Brandeis, and an MHL and rabbinic ordination... Read More →
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Mitch Gordon

Mitch Gordon is a mediator, meditation guide and teacher, and a conflict resolution specialist. He has trained and taught at the Harvard Program on Negotiation, Conflict Management Group, The World Food Programme in Rome, The World Bank, the Israeli-Palestinian Negotiating Partners... Read More →
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Joel Segel

Joel Segel plays and sings his own compositions at Beth El Sudbury, Temple Sinai Brookline, the ALEPH Kallah, and Shabbat by the Creek. He co-authored two books with Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi: Jewish with Feeling, listed among Publishers Weekly's Best Spiritual Books of the year... Read More →
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Margie Klein Ronkin

Margie Klein Ronkin, Rabbi Kohenet, is the founder of Kavod, a 600-strong Jewish community committed to building a liberated world for all people.  She serves as Director of Clergy and Leadership Development for the Essex County Community Organization... Read More →
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Benyamin Lichtenstein

Benyamin Lichtenstein has been playing clarinet for over 50 years; he davens musically every Shabbat at Beth El Sudbury, and with his two favorite musicians, Joel and Mitch. “I am blessed with the gift of hearing G!d’s song; honored and humbled as I aim to bring it into musical... Read More →

Sunday November 17, 2019 11:20am - 12:40pm
M-KI Sanctuary 384 Harvard Campus


Limmud for All - Join the Fun!
If you are enjoying today’s LimmudFest, join us at a 'Join the Fun' reception. Learn about the origins of Limmud International and ways you can help make our LimmudFest even better next year. LimmudFest volunteers have a great time and make a great team. Come and find out how you can be part of the fun, and enjoy a special dessert too!


Marcia Plumb

Marcia Plumb, Rabbi of Cong Mishkan Tefila has studied and taught Mussar for 25 years. In London, she was a congregational & day school rabbi. She founded and directed the Spiritual Formation program at Leo Baeck College. She led the first annual Boston Mussar conference last yea... Read More →

Sunday November 17, 2019 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Lounge Outside U-Mishkan Tefila Sanctuary 384 Harvard Campus