Welcome to Limmud China

 

 

Next Limmud: 2-4 Dec 2016, Shanghai

 

 

Program Registration

 

 

 

 

What is Limmud?

 

 

 

 

The spirit of Limmud

 

The spirit of Limmud came to life 30 years ago in the UK, when a group of Jews got together for a retreat powered by learning through lectures, films, discussions, and workshops. This is a forum for Jews of all stripes to teach and learn from each other, that means sharing everything from klezmer music to how to jar pickles.

 

 

Limmud China

 

Limmud China brings together Jews of all ages and denominations from across East Asia and the world. Our goal is to create an environment where we can learn from each other through workshops covering all aspects of the Jewish experience. From religious to secular, we welcome everyone to participate.

 

 

This Year’s Theme

 

The theme of this year’s Limmud, drawing inspiration from our dynamic location, is our role as a global people in shaping the future of the global city. With participants and speakers from across Greater China, Singapore, Japan, India, and the Philippines, this event serves to bring together Jews living across the region to meet and contribute to this learning experience.

 

 

Limmud Shanghai 2016 - FAQ

 

 

 

 

Limmud Shanghai 2-4 Dec 2016

 

 

For Kids

We will have two children’s groups running all weekend, we designed a program for children under 5 which involves older children who will engage with the younger through art and crafts, music and storytelling activities.

For children ages 5-12, a special program led by volunteer Netzer youth leaders, Shira and Joel, who are coming from Australian especially for Limmud.

 

For Teens

We have awesome stream targeted at teens. Shira and Joel from Australia will lead activities for teenagers on both Friday and Saturday evenings to enhance social bonds and inspire community participation beyond Limmud.

 

For Everyone

Throughout the weekend, we will have lectures, panels and workshops on history, art and culture, current affairs, Jewish thought, health and lifestyle, business and technology, and impacting the world. Between sessions, schmooze with Jews from around Shanghai and Asia.

 

We have a host of fascinating speakers and presenters from Shanghai and around the world. As more speakers and their topics are confirmed, our program will evolve, so please stay tuned for regular updates.

 

 

SCHEDULE

(Subject to Change)

 

 

 

17:00

Shabbat Activities for Kids

Kids: Shabbat Sing Along and "What is Shabbat to me" games and discussion

Teen Hang Out Session

 

19:00

Limmud Opening Ceremony with Mr. Nadav Zisblat, Deputy Consul-General

Followed by Shabbat Dinner

 

21:00 onwards

Evening Program hosted by Sam Coopersmith

Shabbat Songs

Pub Quiz with Tamar Salant

Open Mic

 

 

 

 

08:15

Shabbat service led by Netzer Youth leaders Shira Appelboom and Joel McCarroll

Yoga Meditation led by Elyse Ribbons

Kids: Activity room

 

09:00

Continental Breakfast

Rabbi Robert Berman

Organ donation and Halacha

Danny Pins

Jewish Response to Disaster : JDC's work in the Philippines and Nepal

Kids: Story Time with Jeff Sprafkin

 

09:45

Paul Ross

Mao’s Jews

Shaun Hoffman

3 Approaches to Jewish Leadership

Kids 0-5: Arts and crafts

Kids 6-13: Me, Myself and You - Fun Activities

 

10:30

Amitai Carney

Emergency and Current Medicine vs Traditional Chinese Medicine- Personal Experience

Dan Krassenstein

Kaifeng Jews

Kids 0-5: Sing along with Shira Appelboom and Joel McCarroll

Kids 6-13: Outdoor Activities

 

11:15

Avi Ben Galil

Lessons from Masada: Myth or reality?

Dan Krassenstein

Ethiopian Jews – Past, Present and Future

Kids 6-13: Tikkun Olam "Disney Style"

 

12:00

Dvir Bar-Gal

The little-known yet extraordinary Baghdadi Jewish legacy of Shanghai

Mike Harwitz

Cartoon illustration workshop

 

12:45

Lunch Cafe O

 

13:30

Inbal Segal

In-balance through Health

Amir Lupovich

Wisdom of Connections – Ancient Jewish tool for positive transformation in the 21st century

Kids 6-13: Design your perfect world activity

 

14:15

Shula Shilon, James Greener and David Benaim

My Jewish Journey

Leon Fenster

Exilic Landscapes The Art of Jewish Architecture

Tslil Kleiman

Social Media

Kids 0-5: Activity Room

 

15:00

Professor Wei Xiaofei (Matthew)

Jewish American Literature

Omri Heffner

Astrology & Jewish Mysticism

Shifra Sheinfeld

The Skeleton in Judah's Closet (Genesis 38)

Kids 0-5: Story Time

 

15:45

Daliah Spiegel

Queerness in Judaism

Ilan Goldberg and Casey Li Brander

Stand-up Comedy Workshop

Brian Offenther

Jews in Pop

Kids 0-5: Arts and crafts

 

16:30

Rebecca Kanthor, Shira Appelboom and Joel McCarroll

DIY Havdalah Candles and Spice Bags and Learn to Lead Havdalah (Adult and Kids all welcome)

Professor Harold Brenner

Short history of breast cancer

Shula Shilon

Documentary on Ethiopian Jews

Sam Coopersmith with Jeff Sprafkin, Ariel Margalith, Jason Klug

Digital / Ecommerce Panel – Trends in China, most effective tools and ways to leverage them and where it is all going

 

17:15

Hagay Ravid

The Late Professor Yishayu Leibowitz - Greatest Israeli Thinker

Teens: TEdxTalk

Maxime Wilmet

Are the Millenials a selfie & selfish generation?

Henry Rosen

Lizards

Kids 6-13: Learn about leadership

 

18:00

Dvir Bar-Gal

The search for the lost Shanghai: Jewish Cemeteries and lost Jewish graves

Richard Jakov Papp

"My name is Kohn Winnetou". Humour and Identity in the Contemporary Hungarian Jewish Culture

Monte Rosen

Panel- Listening to Teens

Kids 0-5: Story Time

 

18:45

Dinner - Cafe O

Kids 0-5: Story time

Kids 6-13: Learn about leadership - teaching skills for young kids

 

20:30 onwards

Evening Variety Show hosted by DJ BO

Including:

Wine tasting

Klezmer Band led by Abi Shilon

Performances by Shanghai's Funniest Jews!

Standup comedians

Ilan Goldberg

Casey Li Brander

Ben Frank

JJ Wakrat

Kids: Story Time with Jeff Sprafkin

Teen: Bonding

 

 

 

 

 

08:15

Yoga Meditation led by Elyse Ribbons

 

09:00

Continental Breakfast

Yael Farjun

Connecting to Shanghai's Jewish Past- there and back again

David Benaim

Gibraltar’s Jews

Kids All Ages: Hanukkah theme activities

Teens: Jewish leadership and the Maccabees

 

09:45

Arie Schrier with Shai Schwartz, Yair Yahav, and Asaf Amitai

Innovation Start Up Panel

Anastasiya Zlatina

A Taste of Dance: Tapas of Jewish Choreographers

 

10:30

Nurit Segev

Awesome Dips and Spreads

Abi Symons

Privilege and identity

 

11:15

Stacy Palestrant

Jewish Parenting in China

Hilla Drechler

The Jewish Identity of the Y Generation in Israel: What does it mean to be a young secular Jew in Israel?

 

12:00

Stephane Wilmet with Drew M. Nuland, Nathaniel Farouz and Mark Israel

Panel Discussion- Chinese consumers and consumer trends

Elad Remer

Communication and Body Language

 

12:45

Anna Greenspan

Movable feasts: Street Food Culture

 

13:30

Lunch, Closing ceremony

 

 

 

 

Please be aware that accommodation is not included in the Limmud ticket prices. We've got extremely good rates with both Millennium and a 3 star hotel next door. To make a reservation please email biranitgeva@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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Registration

 

 

 

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