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Launching Limmud-Oz 2013

May 13, 2013 – 2:15 pm3 Comments
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Galus Australis is proud to continue its association with the Limmud movement in Australia. Limmud-Oz has now launched its full program for its upcoming major event in Sydney. Check it out!

Limmud-Oz is excited to launch its full program, featuring close to 200 sessions and 200 presenters. This unique, community-wide festival of Jewish culture is being held from 8-10 June over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend at the University of New South Wales.

Limmud-Oz 2013 has a record-breaking number of 17 international presenters, hailing from Israel, the US, the UK, South Africa, Argentina and New Zealand. They will join close to 200 other presenters from around Australia who are offering an incredible variety of lectures, discussions, workshops and performances.

International presenters include:

  • Gershon Baskin – Negotiated between Israel and Hamas to release Gilad Shalit; Co-Chairman and founder of the Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information.
  • Daniel Gordis – Award-winning author, columnist, speaker, thinker and Senior Vice President and the Koret Distinguished Fellow at the Shalem Center
  • Ruth Messinger – President of American Jewish World Service, member of US government’s Task Force on Global Poverty and Development, and Religion and Foreign Policy Working Group.
  • Nathan Lopes Cardozo – Lecturer, rabbi and author renowned for his original insights into Judaism, and founder and Dean of the David Cardozo Academy
  • Joshua Nelson – Prince of Kosher Gospel and teacher who performs around the world; named “the next big thing” by Oprah.
  • Diane Levy – The New Zealand “super nanny”, counsellor, family therapist, speaker and author of bestselling parenting books.
  • Alan Rosen – Holocaust scholar, lecturer at Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies and author.

Limmud-Oz is an event for the whole family, with a full program for children aged 4-14.

Limmud-Oz is volunteer-organised and, for the first time in Sydney, is being chaired by volunteers Michala Lander and Mel Drinkwater, with the assistance of a volunteer team. Despite working full-time, the two expectant first-time mothers are committed to making this year’s Limmud-Oz the best ever.

Lander, a long-time Limmud-Oz volunteer, explained, ““Limmud-Oz is one of the biggest events in the Sydney Jewish community and provides a fantastic opportunity for us to all come together to explore, engage and question as we move forward on our Jewish journey.  This year we are making it bigger and better and an experience for the whole family with our extended Young Limmud program.”

Drinkwater added, “The theme of this year’s Limmud-Oz is about piecing the Jewish puzzle together. Limmud-Oz provides everyone the opportunity to find their own piece and connect to it.”

Limmud-Oz is supported by The Shalom Institute.

For more information please go to www.limmud-oz.com.au.

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