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Limmud NYte: Learning After Dark

June 16, 2016
B’nai Jeshurun
(257 West 88th Street, Manhattan)

Dinner honoring Matthew Grob
Learning honoring Yaffa Epstein,
in Conversation with Yiscah Smith
Zion 80 in Concert



Join us at 6:30 for dinner, 7:30 for learning, or 9:00 for the concert – see below!
Dinner registration also includes admission to the learning session and concert.
Learning registration also includes admission to the concert

Matt attended the first Limmud NY conference in 2005, and has missed only one Limmud NY since. His volunteer journey started with helping at conference and grew to pre-conference planning, joining the steering committee, and two terms on the Board of Directors. Professionally, Matt’s work includes management consulting and planning, and he has leveraged those talents – along with a healthy sense of humor – for Limmud NY. Matt is passionate about Limmud NY because it is the only place where one can step out of their comfort zone to explore and experience so many different aspects of Judaism. And because they always serve black & white cookies.

Dinner registration also includes admission to learning session and concert.


Am I faithful to my own sense of Jewish living? Am I following someone else’s path? And what does it mean to be authentic in 2016?

Yaffa Epstein serves as the Director of Education, N.A., for the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. She received Rabbinic Ordination from Yeshivat Maharat and holds a Law Degree from Bar-Ilan University. Epstein has been a teacher of Talmud, Jewish law, and Liturgy at Pardes and has served as the Director of the Beit Midrash at the Dorot Fellowship in Israel. She has taught at Yeshivat Maharat, Drisha Institute, The Wexner Heritage New Member Institute and has lectured at Limmuds around the world.

Yiscah Smith is a spiritual activist, Jewish educator and mentor. Her life has been an inspiring and courageous journey of the joy and struggles with her spirituality, gender identity and commitment to living a life of authenticity. She recently published her memoir, Forty Years in the Wilderness: My Journey to Authentic Living. Yiscah lives in Jerusalem and teaches classes that emphasize the Torah’s spiritual insights and is a teacher in Jewish Spirituality at the Conservative Yeshiva. In her private practice, Yiscah provides spiritual mentoring to individuals.

Learning session registration also includes admission to concert.

block3-zionZion80-logo“A TRULY SOULFUL EXPERIENCE” – NY Times

Zion80 (zion80.com) explores Jewish music—from Carlebach to Zorn and everything in between—through the lens of the Afrobeat funk master Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Led by Jon Madof (Rashanim, Matisyahu), the 11-piece band arranges Jewish melodies using the polyrhythmic intensity of Afrobeat, blended with the madness of the Downtown scene. Madof’s most ambitious project to date, Zion80 is blazing hot and tight as a drum. Spiritual, grooving and endlessly exciting, this is essential Jewish music for the 21st century.


Alongside Limmud NYte, we present our annual auction, featuring one-of-a-kind Limmud NY experiences, and great deals on a wide variety of items for you, your friends, your family, and your organization.


Have an interesting item or experience to donate?
Email us at auction@limmudny.org


Marla Alt
Sheridan Gayer


Linda Barat
Julie Peters and Nathaniel Berman
Rachel Bloom
Eric Hamerman
Steve Kay Kupietzky
Corrine and Michael Kohlmeyer-Hyman
Elisheva Urbas and David Morris

Dasee Berkowitz and Leon Morris
Rachel Podell
Marcella Kanfer Rolnick and Josh Rolnick
Lisa Sacks
Jeffrey Schwarz
Samuel Sondheim
Sivya and Nahum Twersky

Phyllis Bieri and Marco Veissid
Sharone Waldman
Ruthie Warshenbrot
Lisa and Mike Weis
Gertrude Wolff
Keeli Sorensen and David Wolkin
Sissy and David Zoller

*Committee in formation as of April 15, 2016