Limmud Part Two

June 12, 2020 by A J-Wire community service announcement
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Limmud is back this weekend for the second part of this year’s online Limmud Oz-NZ, a collaboration between Sydney, Melbourne and New Zealand.


Over 1400 people participated in the first wave last week. As always, Limmud is run by an incredible team of volunteers, this year spanning two countries, and learning new skills to transition the traditional face to face conference into a digital festival.

Each hour there are between 6 and 8 sessions of talks and ideas that move you one step forward on your Jewish journey. Participants are able to interact with one another and the presenters, and despite the fact that everyone is sitting in front of their computer, there is still this beautiful communal feel.

Rabbi Alon Meltzer, the Director of Programs at Shalom, and the Rabbi of Or Chadash Synagogue leads the Shalom side of this year’s collaboration. He said: “This year, despite the setbacks that we have faced as a society, has seen such an incredible outpouring of innovation and commitment by our incredible chairs and volunteers. To see such a vibrant and interesting program come alive shows the power of Limmud, and creating accessible Jewish activities. Shalom is proud to have been involved in establishing the Sydney side of Limmud to the point where it is at now, driven and almost singlehandedly managed by volunteers”.

Limmud chairs are Nomi Blum (Melbourne), Kylie Skalicky (Sydney) and Liora Baram (Sydney).

Rabbi Meltzer will be presenting on his doctoral field, of Rapid Transformation: The Digital Age, Social Media, and the Jews, on Sunday evening at 7:30. Other noteworthy sessions include a panel on new cultural organisations ruffling feathers and reconnecting communities (Saturday 8:00pm), Trivia Pub Quiz with Dane Stern (Saturday 10:10pm), Australian Sephardi memoirs and histories (Sunday 10:00am), and a panel on March of the Living: Unlocking my identity treasure chest (Sunday 12:00pm)

Tickets are still available at a reduced price of $18 and can be purchased at


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