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Only 3 DAYS TO GO UNTIL LIMMUD NZ 2015

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In just 3 days an amazing line up of local and overseas presenters will be here to share LIMMUD NZ with us.

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We are thrilled to have Simone Gigliotti presenting at LIMMUD NZ.

simone_gigliottijpg2Dr. Simone Gigliotti teaches in the History Programme at Victoria University of Wellington. She researches in the field of European and German history, specialising on the Holocaust, Central European Jewish refugee migration, and displacement studies. She is a co-curator of the exhibition, “Auschwitz to Aotearoa: Survival in Nazi Concentration Camps” (Holocaust Centre of New Zealand, 2015).

Simone is presenting on “A New Agenda for Holocaust Studies” on Sunday at 11.30. Plus she is also joining the panel discussing “Antisemitism in Europe – is it time for the Jews to leave Europe and where should they go?” with Abe Cooper, Maureen Kendler and Shmuel Rosner.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience LIMMUD NZ, register now before it’s too late!  Remember, there are NO Shabbat registrations.

If you have volunteered (or are able to) but were not contacted please report to the registration desk as there will be a number of tasks to do on the day.

Want to know more?

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Just 2 weeks to go!

Be part of this culturally dynamic event!

22 & 23 August 2015 at Diocesan School, Auckland

LIMMUD NZ is a festival of Jewish culture through shared learning and teaching.

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This year 2 new books will be up for discussion. We encourage you to read these before you attend LIMMUD 2015


zoneThe Zone of Interest: Martin Amis. Published August 2014

The Zone of Interest, is Amis’s latest novel set in Auschwitz. This book tells the story of a Nazi officer who has becomes enamored with the camp commandant’s wife. Amis weaves a love story between a mid-level Nazi functionary and the camp commandant’s wife, with a member of the Sonderkommando – the prisoners charged with cleaning out the gas chambers and disposing of the bodies – as onlooker.

 

 

lostLost and Gone Away: Lynn Jenner. Published July 2015 Lost and Gone Away is a shared meditation on distances of time and place, which ultimately focuses on the nearly unspeakable topic of the Holocaust as seen from the perspective of a late-born New Zealander.
Between 2010-2014, Author Lynn Jenner made several related emotional and intellectual investigations. Lost and Gone Away is the literary record of these: a fascinating, four-part hybrid of memoir, essays, prose poems and poetry. Stuff reviewed the book saying: “It is quite possibly one of the best recent books on the subject by a contemporary New Zealand writer.”
 

Join us at LIMMUD NZ 2015 to discuss these books and hear a range of subjects, some differences of opinion and lots of chances to challenge your thinking.

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If you want to help with LIMMUD NZ 2015 it’s not too late to get involved. Email info@limmud.org.nz to tell us how you would like to help!

Live the LIMMUD Principles! (aka: Two Jews, Three Opinions!)

LIMMUD NZ – guided by LIMMUD International principles – promotes learning, community, debate “for the sake of heaven” (no winners or losers), and respect for all participants and sessions

A key principle is Diversity:

We value choice, diversity and accessibility in all our learning. We seek to have the greatest possible diversity of Jews participate in our activities.

This year we again present a range of speakers from young and old(er), religious & secular, New Zealanders, Israelis, Americans and even a few Australians! Among them are two presenters who have recently been getting headlines for very different perspectives on the Iran nuclear deal:

Rabbi-Abe-CooperAbraham Cooper from the Simon Wiesenthal Institute writes: “It is the height of folly and naiveté to believe that the Iranian regime will change its stripes in the next decade. Yet, no one denies that this agreement will enable the Iranians – even if they don’t cheat – to eventually acquire nuclear weapons and the ability to deliver them.” (Simon Wiesenthal Centre 14 July 2015).

 

Roger-CohenBy contrast Roger Cohen from the New York Times refers to the Iran deal as “a moment of guarded hope” arguing that “it is far better to have deep American-Iranian differences — over Hezbollah, over Syria, over regional Shiite irredentism, over Iran’s vile anti-Israel outbursts — addressed through dialogue rather than have Iran do its worst as pariah”. (NYT 16 July 2015)

 

 

Join us at LIMMUD NZ 2015 to hear a range of subjects, some differences of opinion and lots of chances to challenge your thinking.

Want to know more about LIMMUD 2015?
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If you want to help with LIMMUD NZ 2015 there are lots of ways to be involved. Email info@limmud.org.nz to tell us how you would like to help!

Dynamics in the Jewish Family

Dynamics in the Jewish Family

LIMMUD NZ enables you to go one step further on your own Jewish journey. We’re bringing lifelong Jewish learning to New Zealand.

Join us by registering now for the incredible LIMMUD NZ festival! Early bird registrations are still open – register now and save $$$.

This year offers some exciting discussions and themes, including The Jewish Family!

It is through the Jewish family that our survival rests, both as a unique people and as a tradition. Through the Jewish family lens we view the past, live the present and have hope for the future.

One stream in this year’s programme explores Jewish family dynamics including:

  • ‘Sibling Rivalry’ – a psychologist’s view with Diane Levy followed by Nathanel Friedler’s rabbinic view.
  • Doreen Samuels on ‘Fathers-in-law’ sharing on the good, the bad and the awful
  • Debbie Weiner on ‘cyber bullying’ and ‘internet porn’
  • Jewish family violence

LIMMUD NZ ‘Shuk’ Stalls

We have a variety of stalls offering creative Jewish-themed items for sale. There are a few spaces left in our marketplace, please contact us if you have items to exhibit

Want to know more about LIMMUD 2015? Further information & register here  

If you want to help with LIMMUD NZ 2015 there are lots of ways to be involved. Email info@limmud.org.nz to tell us how you would like to help!

Mark Gilbert

Have you registered yet?

Earlybird registration now open!
22 & 23 August 2015
at Diocesan School, Auckland

LIMMUD NZ brings lifelong Jewish learning to New Zealand.

Join us and register for the upcoming LIMMUD NZ festival and become a volunticipant!

Special Earlybird pricing is on offer until Sunday 2 August!

Register on or before 2 August and save $$$!

This year promises a dynamic programme with outstanding international and local presenters. It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet a diverse range of people face to face and in our group sessions.

LIMMUD NZ WELCOMES MARK GILBERT, United States Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, to the Opening Plenary session

President Barack Obama nominated Mark Gilbert as United States Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa on January 6, 2014.

Ambassador Gilbert formerly served as Managing Director of UBS, the culmination of a distinguished career in finance, which included positions at Barclays and Goldman Sachs. From 2009-2013 he served as the Deputy National Finance Chair for the Democratic National Committee.

Prior to his banking career, Ambassador Gilbert played professional baseball for 8 seasons, reaching the major leagues with the Chicago White Sox in 1985.

Ambassador Gilbert is a graduate of Florida State University. He and his wife Nancy have two daughters.

Need to know more? Find further info & register here  

If you want to be involved in LIMMUD NZ 2015 there are lots of ways to help.
Email info@limmud.org.nz to tell us how you can assist!

Registration Now Open

LIMMUD NZ 2015 – Registration Now Open!

LIMMUD NZ enables you to go one step further on your own Jewish journey. We’re bringing lifelong Jewish learning to New Zealand.

Join us! Register now for the incredible LIMMUD NZ festival and become a volunticipant!

Special Earlybird pricing applies until 2 August 

This year you can look forward to a unique and compelling programme, outstanding international and local presenters and a wonderful opportunity to meet and engage with a diverse and exciting range of people.

Dates: Saturday 22 August to Sunday 23 August 2015

What to look forward to in 2015?

  • Connecting with a diverse range of interesting and inspiring people!
  • A great venue with ‘Shuk’ stalls selling creative Judaica
  • Tasty Kosher Meals!
  • A jam-packed programme offering variety for adults & kids!
  • Top local and international presenters!
  • Up to 6 diverse session options every hour! 

Discounts Available for Out of Towners

 

Need to know more? More Info & Register here  

Maureen Kendler

LIMMUD NZ 2015 – Presenting Maureen Kendler

“Why, does it always have to be the women who are pushed out,
left out-sent out to the back?”
– Jewish educator Maureen Kendler, London.

 

This year, LIMMUD NZ welcomes international educator Maureen Kendler from the London School of Jewish Studies.

Kendler lives and works in the Orthodox British community. She acknowledges the frustrations, indignities and lack of sensitivity often displayed towards women and offers a modern Orthodox perspective about women’s roles within Orthodox Judaism.

One of her topics this Limmud is titled ‘Woman at the Window’. “Being a Jewish Woman Today; Looking Out, Looking In”…’an exploration of the reality, prospects, and challenges for contemporary woman…’
 

Join us for a dynamic and challenging session with Maureen Kendler!

Registration will open very shortly, watch out for details in the next email.

 

If you would like to be involved in LIMMUD NZ 2015 there are a lot of ways to help. Email info@limmud.org.nz to tell us what you would like to do!

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