Limmud Fest 2016 brings 200+ People to the Central Coast

December 1, 2016 by J-Wire Staff
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With 220 people in attendance, a stunning campsite and perfect weather, this Limmud Fest 2016 weekend of Jewish thought and ideas was high successful.

limmud2This sold-out weekend in Myuna bay attracted people of all ages, religious practices and political beliefs came together, forming a Limmud community by attending sessions with outstanding presenters, sharing amazing meals, and engaging in thoughtful discussions both in and out of session times.

Some of our presenters travelled far and wide to share their expertise with Limmud go-ers. New York spoken word artist, Caroline Rothstein, wowed the crowds with her honest and confronting pieces including an on-the-spot poetry mash-up, while Israel pundits relished hearing Arab affairs journalist Elhanan Miller’s inside perspective of events in the Middle East. Participants from across Australia had the option of choosing between a range of diverse sessions or just enjoying the swimming pool, tennis courts and magnificent Lake Macquarie.

This year’s Limmud Fest was unique due to the participation of over 70 children and teenagers. In addition to a wonderful kids program, a teen program was offered for the first time which was very well received. The overwhelmingly positive event has left everyone, including volunteers, organisers and those who drove 14 hours from VIC and QLD, engaged and inspired.

Curious about what’s to come in the Limmud world? We welcome you to join the Limmud experience at LimmudOz which will take place on the Queen’s birthday in June 2017.

Check out www.shalom.edu.au for more details and to find out how to get involved!

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