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Saturday, February 9
 

8:15pm

The Spanish Inquisition

The sole mention of the word Inquisition, almost immediately projects scenes of torture and brutal torments inflected by the scions of the Catholic Church upon the Spanish Conversos. This Power Point presentation will address the origins and consequences of “the Spanish Inquisition” and how it has been misinterpreted and used against Spain and the Spanish people.


Presenters
avatar for Manuel I. Martin

Manuel I. Martin

Manuel Martin was born in Caceres, Spain, in 1940 and moved to Barcelona in 1942 where he grew up. He attended the University of Barcelona and earned a PhD in Engineering and a masters in Physics. Manuel moved to the US in 1968 to complete his PhD in Physics. He has been interested... Read More →


Saturday February 9, 2013 8:15pm - 9:30pm
Conference F

8:15pm

'Go Backwards': Judaism and Israel
Based on a short text from the Babylonian Talmud, this session will attempt to explain what Judaism is and why it is no longer relevant for life in Israel.

Presenters
avatar for Chaim (Harvey) Hames

Chaim (Harvey) Hames

Prof., Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Chaim (Harvey) Hames is chair of the General History Department at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. His research interests include Medieval and Renaissance Jewish and Christian mysticism and philosophy, apocalypticism, inter-religious polemics and religious conversion. He recently... Read More →


Saturday February 9, 2013 8:15pm - 9:30pm
Conference D
 
Sunday, February 10
 

8:30am

Jewish Educator Network Fellows
This session will be a Limmud Kick-Off Meeting for the Covenant Foundation Educator Network Fellows. We will be meeting from 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Presenters
avatar for Ruth Gelfarb

Ruth Gelfarb

Rabbi, Limmud Colorado - Covenant Foundation Educators Network
Rabbi Ruthie Gelfarb, a past presenter at Limmud Chicago, Limmud Philadelphia and Limmud Colorado, is facilitating the Limmud Colorado Covenant Foundation Educators Network. Rabbi Ruthie served as the Senior Jewish Educator at the University of Chicago and the director of service... Read More →


Sunday February 10, 2013 8:30am - 9:00am
Conference 12

9:00am

Family and Revolution: An Intergenerational Exploration of Redemption

In this text study we will explore the figures of Ruth and Boaz in the light of the bizzarre stories of their ancestors. We will consider the power of history and whether it is possible to alter generational patterns. At the same time we will reflect on our own place in history. Does history merely influence us, or are we controlled by it?


Presenters
avatar for Dianne Cohler-Esses

Dianne Cohler-Esses

Director of Education, Kehilat Romemu
Dianne Cohler-Esses, ordained by JTS in 1995, is the first woman from the Syrian Jewish community to become a rabbi. Since then she has worked in the field of Jewish education. In 2007 she was named one of fifty top rabbis by the Washington Post online. Currently Rabbi Dianne is Director... Read More →


Sunday February 10, 2013 9:00am - 10:15am
Conference G

10:30am

Educator Network Session Debriefing

The Educators Network will be meeting with Ruth Gelfarb to debrief Dianne Cohler-Esses' session and engage in reflective practice as we debrief her session and pedagogical choices.


Presenters
avatar for Ruth Gelfarb

Ruth Gelfarb

Rabbi, Limmud Colorado - Covenant Foundation Educators Network
Rabbi Ruthie Gelfarb, a past presenter at Limmud Chicago, Limmud Philadelphia and Limmud Colorado, is facilitating the Limmud Colorado Covenant Foundation Educators Network. Rabbi Ruthie served as the Senior Jewish Educator at the University of Chicago and the director of service... Read More →


Sunday February 10, 2013 10:30am - 11:45am
Conference 13

10:30am

More to Live For (Film)
Come for the stories, stay for the music! This award-winning film powerfully presents the deeply personal accounts of three individuals: Michael Brecker, 15-time Grammy winner, one of the greatest tenor saxophonists of all time; James Chippendale, founder of Love Hope Strength, the largest music centric cancer charity in the world, and Seun Adebiyi, training to become the first Nigerian winter Olympic athlete. Each is dependent upon the one vital bone marrow match that could save him.

Presenters
avatar for Susan Marcus

Susan Marcus

This film is presented by Love, Hope, Strength, an organization dedicated to saving lives by building the bone marrow database.  Be sure to get swabbed, so you can help save a life. After all, the Talmud says that if you save one life, you save the world.


Sunday February 10, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm
Conference F

12:00pm

CANCELED: Spirit? In nature!

CANCELED - PRESENTER UNABLE TO MAKE IT TO CONFERENCE. The trail is the perfect place to bring together ecology and Judaism. Experience the beauty and wonder of nature--through Jewish eyes. Using the book "Spirit in Nature," by Deborah Newbrun as a guide, we will head to the great outdoors; through all ages activities we will experience the wisdom nature and Judaism provide when combined. Together we will explore the connection between Jewish values and the gifts of the great outdoors.


Presenters
avatar for Sarah Kornhauser

Sarah Kornhauser

Director Denver, Hazon
Sarah Kornhauser has lived in Colorado for the last 10 years. After completing her education at the University of Denver with an MA in International Economic Development, she found herself launched into the non-profit Jewish arena. In doing so, Sarah has had the opportunity to develop... Read More →


Sunday February 10, 2013 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Conference 15

12:00pm

Angels and Jewish Tradition: A Lecture and Discussion about Jews, Angels, and Jewish Angelology
Angels pervade Jewish sacred literature. They are found in the Bible, and in the Talmud, plus daily, Shabbat, Festival, and High Holiday prayers. There are things that angels do, and others that they are unable to do. There are Jewish angels and non-Jewish angels; angels by category and by function, and many angels have names. Come learn and explore the history of Jewish angels and how on a regular basis many people aspire to be angels.

Presenters
avatar for David J. Zucker

David J. Zucker

David J. Zucker recently retired as Rabbi/Chaplain at Shalom Cares in Aurora, CO. He publishes in a variety of areas: Bible, Midrash, Chaplaincy, American Jewish literature, and Rabbis in fiction. He is the author of several books and many articles and essays.


Sunday February 10, 2013 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Conference 13

1:30pm

The Torah and the Calendar
Come learn almost everything you never knew you wanted to know about how the Torah portions are assigned to different Shabbatot and the structure of the triennial Torah reading cycle.

Presenters
avatar for Diane Shneer

Diane Shneer

Jim Shneer has presented on the Jewish calendar at Limmud Colorado and Limmud LA. He received his B.S. in mathematics from George Washington University. He is a semi-retired engineering manager who has spent over 45 years in the aerospace industry specializing in the design and development... Read More →


Sunday February 10, 2013 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Conference 13

1:30pm

Engaging Israel: Foundations for a New Relationship

This session will preview the groundbreaking curriculum, "Engagin israel," from the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, which will be offered in the fall by the Rocky Mountain Rabbinical Council. Going deeper than politics or advocacy, Engaging Israel re-frames the discussion about the significance of Israel for contemporary Jews worldwide and equips communities with a Jewish values-based vocabulary to articulate why Israel can and should be fundamental to their Jewish identity.


Presenters
avatar for Salomon Gruenwald

Salomon Gruenwald

Associate Rabbi, Congregation HEA - Denver
Salomon Gruenwald has served as Associate Rabbi of Congregation HEA in Denver since his ordination from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in 2008. He is also a volunteer chaplain with the Denver Police Department. Salomon holds an M.A. in Anthropology and Women’s Studies from... Read More →
MP

Michal Peleg-Uziyahu

Israel shlichah, Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado, and the Jewish Agency for Israel
Michal Peleg-Uziyahu is Israel's shlichah (emissary) to the Jewish community of Colorado. She works with schools, synagogues and organizations throughout the area to provide educational programming, commentary on current and historical events, and counsel about travel to and volunteer... Read More →


Sunday February 10, 2013 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Conference F

1:30pm

What’s missing from your Jewish community?

What gaps exist in Denver and Boulder's Jewish communities and what can you do to help fill them? Each year, Rose Community Foundation and Limmud Colorado team up to invite Conference attendees to apply for Jewish Learning Grants to create new, collaborative Jewish learning opportunities. Join us for an interactive conversation about what's missing from our Jewish communities and learn how you can apply for a Jewish Learning Grant to help fund the change you want to create.


Presenters
avatar for Sarah Indyk

Sarah Indyk

Philanthropic Initiatives Manager, Rose Community Foundation
Sarah Indky works at Rose Community Foundation in Denver, Colorado overseeing three initiatives to help connect the next generations of Jewish people to Jewish life in accessible, meaningful, and innovative ways. Sarah grew up mostly in Washington, D.C. and graduated from Yale in... Read More →
avatar for Cynthia Weinger

Cynthia Weinger

Cynthia Weinger has dedicated over 15 years to working in the Jewish community, and now works as an organizational consultant.  She volunteered in leadership capacities with Limmud NY for four years before relocating to Colorado, where she was delighted to become part of the Limmud... Read More →


Sunday February 10, 2013 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Conference H

3:00pm

Faces: Weaving Indian Jewish Narratives
This workshop explores Benjamin's Fulbright-funded project, Faces: Weaving Indian Jewish Narratives. Faces raises Western awareness about the long standing history of the Indian Jewish communities in India by documenting, using photography and painting, the individual faces and stories of this ancient group and their heritage before their existence becomes a cultural relic of India.

Presenters
avatar for Siona Benjamin

Siona Benjamin

Artist
Siona Benjamin is a painter originally from Bombay. Her work - exhibited in the US, Europe and Asia - reflects being brought up Jewish in a predominantly Hindu and Muslim India. Her paintings combine the imagery of her past with the role she plays in America today, making a mosaic... Read More →


Sunday February 10, 2013 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Conference C

3:00pm

Yachad: Together
Join your peers with disabilities as we explore fun, hands-on activities for people of all ages in a Jewish inclusion experience. Yachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities, is dedicated to addressing the needs of all individuals with disabilities and including them in the Jewish community. No experience necessary.

Presenters
avatar for Emily Kieval

Emily Kieval

Director, Denver Region, Yachad, The National Jewish Council for Disabilities
Emily Kieval is the director of Denver Yachad and a Jewish educator working with children and adults with disabilities and special needs. She runs a weekly program for kids and young adults with learning differences and developmental disabilities, which includes Torah, holidays, and... Read More →


Sunday February 10, 2013 3:00pm - 5:45pm
Conference E

4:30pm

Tefilah: Music in Progressive Judaism from Louis Lewandowski to Debbie Friedman
Tefilah (“Prayer”) features a concert by the Colorado Hebrew Chorale focusing on liturgical music associated with Progressive and Reform Judaism, from Louis Lewandowski (1821-1894) to Debbie Friedman (1951-2011), with additional music by Kurt Weil, Max Janowski, Meir Finkelstein and others. This Limmud Performance will contextualize the liturgical selections and their ramifications for Jewish spiritual and cultural life.


Sunday February 10, 2013 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Auditorium 2

4:30pm

Yachad: Together

Join your peers with disabilities as we explore fun, hands-on activities for people of all ages in a Jewish inclusion experience. Yachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities, is dedicated to addressing the needs of all individuals with disabilities and including them in the Jewish community. No experience necessary.


Presenters
avatar for Emily Kieval

Emily Kieval

Director, Denver Region, Yachad, The National Jewish Council for Disabilities
Emily Kieval is the director of Denver Yachad and a Jewish educator working with children and adults with disabilities and special needs. She runs a weekly program for kids and young adults with learning differences and developmental disabilities, which includes Torah, holidays, and... Read More →


Sunday February 10, 2013 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Conference E

4:30pm

Ms. President: The Obligation for Jewish Women to Exercise Leadership

This session will explore rabbinic sources in order to open a discussion about the chiyuv (obligation) for women to exercise leadership in the Jewish community. We will also discuss the obligation of the community to empower women.


Presenters
avatar for Sharon Weiss-Greenberg

Sharon Weiss-Greenberg

Director of Recruitment, Yeshivat Maharat
Sharon Weiss-Greenberg currently serves as the Director of Recruitment for Yeshivat Maharat and teaches at Denver Academy of Torah (DAT) High School. Sharon is a PhD candidate at NYU. Sharon previously taught at Harvard Hillel. She also studied Talmud and Halakha at The Drisha Institute... Read More →


Sunday February 10, 2013 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Conference H