Limmud NOLA announces Sun., March 14 virtual event
By FRAN SIMON, Special to the CCJN
Limmud NOLA will host LimmudFest this year virtually on Sunday, March 14, with opening ceremonies at 11:30 a.m. CST and sessions running from 12 – 4:30 p.m. CST. The volunteers planning LimmudFest are turning the spotlight this year onto the uniqueness of Jewish life, tradition, and expression in New Orleans, greater Louisiana, and throughout the Gulf South.
The slate of presenters this year spans the gamut of Jewish knowledge from New Orleans favorites like George Dansker and Rabbi Deborah Silver to national names like Hadar Cohen and Venessa Harper (@lechlechallah) to international presenter Rabbi Raphael Zarum.
“Our sessions are being intentionally designed to break out of your computer screen and get you connected (safely) to our wonderful southern Jewish community through discussion, creation, and movement,” says Leslie Goldberg, co-chair for LimmudFest NOLA 2021. “Whether your passion is studying Jewish text, cooking Jewish food, experiencing and creating Jewish art, or considering Jewish ethics and responsibility, you will find something here in this compacted, virtual LimmudFest.”
Goldberg cites the LimmudFest vision, which guides the event: “Wherever you find yourself, Limmud will take you one step further on your Jewish journey.”
In addition to the four hours of learning that each participant will select from the wide menu of sessions held on March 14, participants who purchase a ticket will gain access to ALL 20+ hours of video recordings after the event.
Early Bird tickets are $18 until Feb. 14. General Admission tickets are $36. Access to special sessions are available with Limmud Boneh donations above the ticket price. Register for LimmudFest NOLA 2021 at: https://tinyurl.com/limmudfest2021.
For anyone unable to pay the ticket price at this time, donation-based pricing is also available by completing the anonymous Google form at https://tinyurl.com/limmudstep to indicate how you will use your attendance to further Limmud NOLA’s mission.
Limmud NOLA’s mission is to celebrate Jewish life and learning in all of its diversity and to strengthen the Jewish community of New Orleans by bringing together Jews of all backgrounds and ages for a rich learning experience guided by the values of learning, choice, diversity, and volunteerism.
Limmud NOLA’s community sponsors are the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana, Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, Limmud North America, and Southern Jewish Life magazine.
For more, go to: LimmudNOLA.org.