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Wednesday, November 1, 2017 6:00-10:00pm Hebrew Union College 1 West 4th Street, New York, NY


Main Program and Presenters (7pm- 10pm)
  Featured: Blu and Yitz Greenberg, in conversation with Abigail Pogrebin Abigail Pogrebin Irving (Yitz) Greenberg Blu Greenberg               Followed by your choice of 4 sessions (click the name to see session titles and descriptions):        

1.April Baskin with Deborah Fishman & Marques Hollie

New Perspectives on Jewish Identity and Engagement

Join us to hear from three dynamic Jewish leaders! April Baskin, the Vice President of Audacious Hospitality at the URJ, Deborah Fishman, founder of FED, and Marques Hollie, creator of the monologue performance Go Down, Moshe will speak about their experiences engaging diverse and marginalized communities in North America, as well as their own connection to Jewish community and experience.

2.Yigal Kotler

Russian Jews in Search of Their True Self

During this interactive session we will draw a collective portrait of the contemporary American Russian-Jewish community utilizing surveys, publications, interviews, and, even, real objects. We will explore its socio-demographic profile, relationships between generations, configurations of its different identities, cultural uniqueness, sense of humor, cuisine preferences… and, finally, analyze what makes them Jewish!


3.Amichai Lau Lavie

The Joy of Jew-ish: Who and what is Jewish in the 21st century?

A conversation about recent trends, historical models of inclusion, and old-new ways of celebrating a diverse and strong Jewish community. Rabbi Amichai will share insights from his recent Joy Proposal and on other models in response to intermarriage.


4.Ethan Tucker

Why Study Torah As An Adult?

As we celebrate Limmud NY, we will explore a basic question: Why do we keep doing all this learning?  Is Jewish learning primarily or ideally for kids?  If not, why not?  Even if we take lifelong learning for granted, can we explain why?  And what does the Jewish tradition have to say about this?

A Taste of Limmud NY: Learning + Benefit How does our Jewish identity affect our lives in 2017? What does it mean to be a part of the Jewish community? How do our Jewish values impact our lives in secular society? Join us as we explore these questions with some of the most innovative thinkers and doers in the Jewish world today.

Learning: $72 (Students & Young Adults: $54)

Or, to attend an exclusive pre-party, featuring a buffet dinner and special concert (6pm-7pm):

Dinner + Learning: $180 (Student & Young Adults: $100)

Pre-Program Dinner with learning and music by Basya Schechter and Max ZT        

More: Sponsorship Opportunities


  • Platinum Sponsor: $1,500
    • Includes four dinner + learning tickets, a slide in our virtual journal, and a signed copy of My Jewish Year by Abigail Pogrebin
  • Gold Sponsor: $500
    • Includes two dinner + learning tickets, a slide in our virtual journal, and a signed copy of My Jewish Year by Abigail Pogrebin
  • Silver Sponsor: $250
    • Includes one dinner + learning ticket, a slide in our virtual journal, and a signed copy of My Jewish Year by Abigail Pogrebin
  • Bronze Sponsor: Can’t attend but want to make a contribution to Limmud NY? You aren’t chopped liver to us! Please give what you can.
    • Includes a listing in our honor roll
Proceeds from this event support Limmud NY’s work bringing together Jews of all backgrounds and all ages and creating spaces where participants learn together across difference, encounter new ideas, and build relationships – thus strengthening the Jewish community.
A Taste of Limmud NY Committee
Marla Alt, Co-Chair Rebecca Buzen Coleman, Co-Chair Karen Radkowsky, Auction Chair Linda Barat Jenna Citron Ilana Gatoff Sivya and Neal (Nahum) Twersky