Perth joins the Limmud family

March 22, 2016 by Yoel Benn
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The inaugural Limmud – Oz Perth has marked an historic moment in the W.A. Jewish community.

Enjoying Limmud

Enjoying Limmud

Joining 80 other Limmud communities around the world, the event brought together more than 350 people to take one step further in our Jewish journey, both as a community and as individuals.

On his second trip to Perth, U.K. born co-founder of the global Limmud movement, Clive Lawton, opened the proceedings by noting the inspiring and community-defining nature that the profoundly simple day is.

The diverse array of educational sessions were facilitated by high-calibre presenters both from our local community, the eastern states and overseas. Participants experienced glass fusion art workshops to discussions on permaculture and politics in Israel, as well as exploring more local issues such as the role of our youth movements and whether Jewish schools should teach what Israel does wrong. Additionally, there was an interactive, fun and collaborative children’s program run by Habonim Dror, Netzer, AUJS, and Bnei Akiva. A unique opportunity to have young leaders work together to

Learning at Limmud

Learning at Limmud

provide a learning experience for the youth. There was an inspirational environment of cross-pollination, collaborative thought and questioning that underpinned the entire day.

Habonim Dror Madrichim

Habonim Dror Madrichim

The generous support of our community and the entire Jewish world made this event possible, with the Schusterman Foundation, Limmud International and Carmel School each playing an integral role.

From now Limmud-Oz Perth will be a feature in the community calendar each year. Limmud will work to contribute significantly to the strengthening and rejuvenation of Perth’s small, diverse and unique community.

A spokesperson said: “It is created by the people for the people and it will take the effort of the entire community to ensure the future of this important event. We are looking forward to many more Limmud experiences in the future!”

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