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Sunday, March 6
 

10:00am

Café Limmud

New to the program this year is Cafe Limmud, a unique space at Limmud that aims to generate more discussion between presenters and participants. During each hour of the program, specific presenters will "host" a table in the venue's CC Lounge area. For presenters, it's a great opportunity to begin or continue a conversation with participants who may not have been able to attend your full session, and for participants you might just want to know one last thing from an engaging presenter following their talk. Participants are encouraged to visit the cafe throughout the day, and join one or more conversations of interest to them. All presenter times in Cafe Limmud will be advertised, but it's a fluid space where any new topic can be born. We look forward to sharing this new experience with you.
Books and other merchandise will be available for sale at some presenters' tables in each Cafe hour - come to schmooze and to browse!

 

Speakers
avatar for Rivka Campbell

Rivka Campbell

Rivka was born and raised in Toronto and earned her BScN from Ryerson University. She is also involved in media production, photography and is a computer geek. Those skills have been utilized in various roles in the Jewish community. Presently Rivka is the Synagogue Administrator for City Shul. | | Rivka works within the Jewish community to raise awareness of the rich diversity of Jews. She has started groups such as "A Minority within... Read More →
avatar for Jordan Helfman

Jordan Helfman

I am a New Jersey/Michigan transplant in Toronto, who loves to play music, eat food, and in March is a huge supporter of the MSU Spartans. Also, Assistant Rabbi @ HBT, World Union of Progressive Judaism Exec. Board Member, Heart2Heart Advisory Board, and father of three cute kids.
avatar for David Zvi Kalman

David Zvi Kalman

David Zvi Kalman is a doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania, where he researches Jewish law, Islamic law, and the history of technology. He is the director and co-founder of the podcast network Jewish Public Media and is the manager of Print-O-Craft, a publishing house for Jewish art books. He has written for Quartz, Tablet, Haaretz, and The Forward.


Sunday March 6, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
CC Lounge

11:00am

Café Limmud
New to the program this year is Cafe Limmud, a unique space at Limmud that aims to generate more discussion between presenters and participants. During each hour of the program, specific presenters will "host" a table in the venue's CC Lounge area. For presenters, it's a great opportunity to begin or continue a conversation with participants who may not have been able to attend your full session, and for participants you might just want to know one last thing from an engaging presenter following their talk. Participants are encouraged to visit the cafe throughout the day, and join one or more conversations of interest to them. All presenter times in Cafe Limmud will be advertised, but it's a fluid space where any new topic can be born. We look forward to sharing this new experience with you.
Books and other merchandise will be available for sale at some presenters' tables in each Cafe hour - come to schmooze and to browse!
 

Speakers
avatar for Charles Heller

Charles Heller

Graduate of Cambridge University, and B.Ed U of T. | Recently retired music teacher, Peel Board of Education. Recently retired Choir Director , Beth Emeth Synagogue. | Member of editorial board, Journal of Synagogue Music (Cantors Assembly, NY). Author of award-winning book “What To Listen For in Jewish Music” (www.ecanthuspress.com). | I am a composer (details of my concerts, publications and CDs at: www.musiccentre.ca).
avatar for Devon Spier

Devon Spier

Devon Spier is a Program Coordinator, rabble-rouser and spiritual entrepreneur living in Kitchener, Ontario. By day, she organizes essential services for people on a limited income and by night, she programs out of her apartment - the "Shul Without Walls" - where she offers rituals for the unaffiliated to encounter Judaism. | Devon is also author of “Way of a Jewish Feminist” from the volume “Ways of the Spirit: Voices of... Read More →


Sunday March 6, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
CC Lounge

2:00pm

Café Limmud
New to the program this year is Cafe Limmud, a unique space at Limmud that aims to generate more discussion between presenters and participants. During each hour of the program, specific presenters will "host" a table in the venue's CC Lounge area. For presenters, it's a great opportunity to begin or continue a conversation with participants who may not have been able to attend your full session, and for participants you might just want to know one last thing from an engaging presenter following their talk. Participants are encouraged to visit the cafe throughout the day, and join one or more conversations of interest to them. All presenter times in Cafe Limmud will be advertised, but it's a fluid space where any new topic can be born. We look forward to sharing this new experience with you. 

Books and other merchandise will be available for sale at some presenters' tables in each Cafe hour - come to schmooze and to browse!


Speakers
avatar for Nora Gold

Nora Gold

Dr. Nora Gold is a writer, activist, and the creator and editor of the prestigious online literary journal, Jewish Fiction .net. Gold’s novel Fields of Exile won the 2015 Canadian Jewish Literary Award, and was also the recipient of high praise, including from Cynthia Ozick, Phyllis Chesler, Irwin Cotler, Steve Stern, Naim Kattan, and Alice Shalvi. Ozick called Fields of Exile “a brave and luminous book” that she read... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Devorah Kahn

Michelle Devorah Kahn

I am an award-winning writer and filmmaker in Toronto. For 10+ years I have been the creative director of Oy-Oy Productions and have completed 7 films that have been screened in festivals world-wide. I am currently a freelance writer for FYI Magazine, a Jewish women's lifestyle magazine in New York, and am working on my next film script. | My hobbies include fitness/nutrition, reading, going for coffee and visiting exhibits/museums


Sunday March 6, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
CC Lounge

3:00pm

Café Limmud
New to the program this year is Cafe Limmud, a unique space at Limmud that aims to generate more discussion between presenters and participants. During each hour of the program, specific presenters will "host" a table in the venue's CC Lounge area. For presenters, it's a great opportunity to begin or continue a conversation with participants who may not have been able to attend your full session, and for participants you might just want to know one last thing from an engaging presenter following their talk. Participants are encouraged to visit the cafe throughout the day, and join one or more conversations of interest to them. All presenter times in Cafe Limmud will be advertised, but it's a fluid space where any new topic can be born. We look forward to sharing this new experience with you. 

Books and other merchandise will be available for sale at some presenters' tables in each Cafe hour - come to schmooze and to browse!


Speakers
avatar for Dan Mendelsohn Aviv

Dan Mendelsohn Aviv

Dan Mendelsohn Aviv has been engaged in Jewish learning as an educator, lecturer, professor, published scholar and author for almost 25 years. He hosts TanakhCast, a biweekly podcast about the Tanakh, authored End Of The Jews: Radical Breaks, Remakes and What Comes Next and casually maintains a blog at thenextjew.com. Most of all, he is proud of his darling children Maayan, Heala and Tal.
avatar for Danita Dubinsky Aziza

Danita Dubinsky Aziza

In 2008 I left my comfy cozy life in Winnipeg and with my husband and three teenage children pursued a lifelong dream of living in Israel. I documented my trials of integration in the form of life lessons to provide an appreciation of daily life within Israeli culture and to demonstrate that meeting challenges can provide enormous opportunity for personal growth. My articles were published and were so well received that I went on to write... Read More →
avatar for Shalom Schachter

Shalom Schachter

I began my rabbinic training at Lubavitch Rabbinical College in Montreal and Kfar Chabad. I completed my training through ALEPH - the Alliance for Jewish Renewal and received smicha in 2005. I have served congregations in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec and Ontario and am currently the Chesed Rabbi at Beth Tzedec. I am a member of the Toronto Board of Rabbis and am the TBR representative to the Interfaith Social Action Reform Coalition. I was a... Read More →


Sunday March 6, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
CC Lounge

4:00pm

Café Limmud
New to the program this year is Cafe Limmud, a unique space at Limmud that aims to generate more discussion between presenters and participants. During each hour of the program, specific presenters will "host" a table in the venue's CC Lounge area. For presenters, it's a great opportunity to begin or continue a conversation with participants who may not have been able to attend your full session, and for participants you might just want to know one last thing from an engaging presenter following their talk. Participants are encouraged to visit the cafe throughout the day, and join one or more conversations of interest to them. All presenter times in Cafe Limmud will be advertised, but it's a fluid space where any new topic can be born. We look forward to sharing this new experience with you. 

Books and other merchandise will be available for sale at some presenters' tables in each Cafe hour - come to schmooze and to browse!


Speakers
avatar for Ella Burakowski

Ella Burakowski

Most people know me as Ask Ella, the advice columnist in The Canadian Jewish | News, however this year I am gaining notoriety for my book that was published by | Second Story Press – HIDDEN GOLD – A True Story of the Holocaust. | | I am the daughter of Holocaust survivors Shoshana Gold and Fishl Burakowski. | Hidden Gold is the story of my mother’s family who were hidden in a cramped, | secret compartment of a barn for... Read More →
avatar for Jay Michaelson

Jay Michaelson

Rabbi Dr. Jay Michaelson is the author of six books and three hundred articles on religion, sexuality, law, and contemplative practice. He is a weekly columnist for the Daily Beast and the Forward newspaper, and is a frequent commentator on public affairs on National Public Radio. In 2010 and 2014 he won the New York Society of Professional Journalists’ award for opinion writing. | | Dr. Michaelson enjoys a second career as a scholar and... Read More →


Sunday March 6, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm
CC Lounge