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Yom Limmud

Sunday, February 17, 2019 • 12 Adar I 5779

9:00 AM - 4:00 PMCongregation Beth Yeshurun

Each year, since 1995, the Federation has brought together Jews from all denominations to one place at one time to learn, shop, schmooze, nosh, sing and play together. Yom Limmud, the Federation’s annual Day of Jewish Learning for All Ages is a unique learning experience that crosses social, political, and denominational lines, celebrating the depth and breadth of Jewish text, culture and tradition. Yom Limmud 2019 will be held on Sunday, February 17, 2019 and will be hosted at Congregation Beth Yeshurun. This year’s theme is “Making Our World A Better Place: If Not Now, When?”

More than 70 local rabbis, cantors, and Jewish professionals will present sessions on a wide variety of topics. Rabbi Gary Zola is one of this year’s Barish Shabbat Limmud scholars. His visit is co-sponsored by Congregation Emanu El and The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston in partnership with Chair King Backyard Store and the Barish Family. Rabbi Zola is the executive director of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (AJA) and the Edward M. Ackerman Family Distinguished Professor of the American Jewish Experience and Reform Jewish History at HUC-JIR in Cincinnati.

Children in pre-K through third grade can participate in Young Limmud, a day-camp type program run by J camps. Babysitting is also available for children ages 15 months to three years. Grammy award winner and PJ Library musical artist Mister G along with the Maccabeats will perform during the day.

Yom Limmud is generously endowed by Chair King Backyard Store and the Barish Family. Online registration is available on the Federation website at www.houstonjewish.org/yomlimmud. Don’t miss this day to celebrate being Jewish!

Classes offered by members of the Emanu El clergy team at Yom Limmud:

  • Rabbi Fixler ​​​​​​ –
    “Thanks, Mom and Dad: Raising Grateful Children” 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
  • Rabbi Silk –
    “Talking to Children About Death” 12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
  • Rabbi Fixler & Cantor Simmons –
    “Praying with Our Feet: Songs and Texts of Protest” 1:30 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
  • Rabbi Hayon with Rev. Duane Larson, Rev. Michael Dunn, and Rev. Neil Willard –
    “A Pilgrimage of Lament: Faith and Racial Justice” 1:30 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
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Sun, February 17 2019 12 Adar I 5779