Limmud NZ – 2010 – Programme

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LIMMUD 2010 PROGRAMME

Contents:

Saturday Night – Limmud After Dark

Sunday General Programme

Sunday Children’s Programme

Sunday Night – Limmud After Dark

Monday General Programme

 

 

LIMMUD AFTER DARK

Saturday Night Programme

(Sunday programme follows)

 

 

Registration – 7.00pm

Comedian Rick Sahar – out and about at Limmud After Dark

‘World in a Bowl’ Dinner bowls available from the Greys Ave Deli – $10 a bowl

 

TENT

7.15pm  Music/café Shesh Besh

Italian Inspired Food! – Plate from $10 Licensed Bar

7.15 – 8.15 – Live music

CARVIN

 

TENT

7.45 – 8.45

‘Yiddish at bedtime’ Stories and Songs Schmooze, nosh and zmiros

 

TENT

8.00 – 9.45

Feature FILM  Sweet Mud (Adama Meshugaat). 90mins.

While the Israeli kibbutz has been idealized as a paragon of utopian movements, Sweet Mud tells a darker, more nuanced tale of a community ill equipped to cope with individuality and deviations from a rigidly defined norm, and of an adolescent boy stretching to compensate for what the collective cannot provide. Israel Academy 2006 Award for Best Picture.  World Cinema Jury Prize for dramatic films at the Sundance Festival, 2007.  The Crystal Bear for the Best Feature Film at the 57th Berlin International Film Festival, 2007.

 

9.45pm – 10 15

Short Film: ‘Cheftzi on Air’, Director: Dalit Eliraz 22mins.

A radio broadcaster who offers romantic advice to her single, female callers decides to take her own advice, and proposes marriage on live radio to her boyfriend Yonatan. To Cheftzi’s surprise, her theories don’t work in practice and her world begins to collapse.

 

Cinema

8.30 – 9.30

 

The Feldenkrais Method®

with Caryn Truppman

An uncommon way of sensing yourself and improving stability,

flexibility and reducing pain. Based on the work of the Israeli scientist.

 

9:30

 

Film: Tackling Peace – documentary film

 

Director//Producer: Marc Radomsky. 55 minutes

 

On a poorly lit rundown soccer field at the edge of the Gaza strip, a group of Israelis and Palestinians are engaged in combat. They battle, not with gun, rocket or bomb, but with the Sherrin – a torpedo shaped red leather football. This film takes us on an amazing journey – from Israel to Australia, from hopelessness to hopefulness, from hostility to harmony! Must see!!

 

 

Small Shul

8.45

English Book Club

Gather round for a dynamic session where great books, lively discussion meets coffee, mulled wine and herbal tea! Bring a book to swap or share.

 

 

 

Greys Ave Deli

9.00 – 9.45

Live music CARVIN

TENT

8.00 – 8.30

Short Film: ‘Ido’ Director: Gilad Goldschmidt,. : 29 mins

Ido is a talented 19 year old musician, the Charismatic leader of a punk rock band, who becomes devoutly religious. The film follows him over a year, and those around him, as all reconcile with the emerging Ido who is a vastly different from the boy he was.

 

9.00 – 10.20

Feature FILM: “Genghis Cohn”.79mins

Black comedy in which a former Nazi concentration camp commandant, living incognito in a quiet village after the war, finds his sins coming back to haunt him as the ghost of a Jewish comedian he put to death lures him into an ingenious trap. Based on the novel “The Dance of Genghis Cohn” by Romain Gary

 

 

Communal room

(opposite cinema)

9.45

Jam session for musicians – bring your instruments!

TENT

 

 

 

 

Start

Stream A

Stream B

Stream C

Stream D

Stream E

Stream F

8.30 – 9.00

SUNDAY 22 AUGUST

REGISTRATION AND WELCOME

 

 

 

 

 

9.00 – 10.00

Jeffrey Cohen

Is Spirituality medicine’s 4th Dimension?

MR

Scott CopelandWhy is Jerusalem always two? through the poetry of Yehuda Amihai

R7

Chris Milton

An Approach to Child Development – Jewish & Other Cultural Influences

R4

Gary Samowitz Changing the World: where do we start?

 

R3

Dov Bing & Norm Simms Anti-semitism in Academic Institutions – Past, present and future

R6

Carvin Knowles

The Man who Saved Klezmer

R5

10.15 – 11.15 –

Tony Stroobant Did the Jews kill Jesus? Removing Anti-Semitism from Christian Text   R3

Beth Shalom Winter Book ClubThe People of the Book

 

AA Hall

Lesley Max

The Great Potential of Tikkun Olam

MR

JoEllen Duckor -workshop for Educators (closed session)

 

SR

Ittay Flescher

42 Shules 6 Streams 1 God

 

R6

Colin Bolka

More important than the Peace Process – the Jewishness of the Jewish State   R4

11.30 – 12.30

Moshe Naor

Studying together: Parents and Children

R4

Jeffrey Cohen

10 things your neighbour should know about JudaismR6

What’s Cooking? Rosh HaShanah Sephardi deserts withMeir Alfassi UK

Marti Friedlander

with Len Bell

a Life in PhotosAAHall

Linda Kaye – Psalms as  path to personal prayer

R3

Scott CopelandZionism: A fiery Collection of Arguments R7

12.30 – 1.15

LUNCH

 

 

 

 

 

1.15 – 2.15

JoEllen Duckor & Linda KayeDeveloping Spiritual Direction

 

 

R6

R3

Melanie Landau

An Irresistible Force meets a Movable Object: how feminism  transformed Judaism

R5

Daniel Pipes – The Threat to Israel’s existence –  Why It’s Back, How to Deal with It

AA Hall

Dean Shapiro

We were as Dreamers – reading the Jewish unconscious in Torah

R4

Tal Zmiri

A study of Israeli Film & Society: You & Me – We Change the World

(Hebrew session)

R7

 

 

 

 

2.30 – 3.30

Bronwen Klippel & Philip Gluckman

Through my Grandmother’s Eyes: Ann Gluckman’s Postcards from Tukums (Latvia)

R6

Justine Hitchcock & Meital Asher – Naor

Talking to kids about the Holocaust – how and when?

R7

Paul Turner

Why we should Worship Idols –

A Jewish Approach?

 

 

R3

Gavin Beinart-Smollan/Sam Bookman/Jo Goldstein & Daniel MeyrowitzConfronting Modernity:  Four Historical Perspectives

R4

Ittay Flescher Turning Baseless Hatred into Mutual Respect –  Lessons from the Rabin Assassination

MR

 

 

 

Donna Jacobs

Sife – Moses & the Burning Bush – a text/drama experience

R5

3.45 – 4.45

Melanie LandauBruria – What the Rabbis thought of the First Woman Talmudic Scholar

R5

JoEllen Duckor &Wally Hirsh withDeb Levy Looking Back, Looking Forward

R3

Gefilte Fish for Dummies: Cooking with Ronit Netzer

UK

Gary SamowitzEngaging Gen Y: Challenges & Opportunities

R4

Boruch Zaichyk, Sam Bookman, Leon Goldwater & Linda Kaye

The Shechita Debate

 

AA Hall

 

 

5.00 – 6.00

Dean Shapiro & Shmuel Kopel

Two Rabbis: Sharing & Comparing Inspirational Jewish texts

R4

CAFÉ DILEMMA

AA Hall

CAFÉ DILEMMA

 

AA Hall

CAFÉ DILEMMA

AA Hall

CAFÉ DILEMMA

AA Hall

CAFÉ DILEMMA

AA Hall

6.00-7.30

Farewell Function for Dudi and Maya Schmidt

 

AA Hall

Farewell Function for Dudi and Maya Schmidt

AA Hall

Farewell Function for Dudi and Maya Schmidt

AA Hall

Farewell Function for Dudi and Maya Schmidt

AA Hall

Farewell Function for Dudi and Maya Schmidt

AA Hall

Farewell Function for Dudi and Maya Schmidt

AA Hall

7:30 – late

LIMMUD AFTER DARK

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 22 August

Children’s Programme

 

Start & Registration

Children 9-12

Children 5-8

9.00 – 10

Dean Shapiro

Rashi – who was he and how do we read him?

 

ICT

Carmella Rose

Welcome to Jacob & Rachel’s wedding! Bibliodrama for Kids

Library

10 -10.15

Tefilah with Dean Shapiro

 

Gymnasium

 

Tefilah with Dean Shapiro

Gymnasium

10.15 – 10.30

Morning Tea

 

10.30 – 11.30

Donna Jacobs Sife

Text Stories

Library

Music with Meital Asher-Naor

Gymnasium

11.30 -12.30

Gary Samowitz

Tikkun Olam – where do we start?

Library

Carmella Rose

Jewish Jeopardy

Gymnasium

12.30-1.30

LUNCH

 

1.30 – 2.30

Israeli dancing – Jenny Gottschalk

Gymnasium

Movie

Cinema

2.30 – 3.30

 

Café Ivrit – Malindy Rosin

Gymnasium

 

Café Ivrit – Malindy Rosin

Gymnasium

3.30.

End

End

 

LIMMUD AFTER DARK

Sunday Night Programme

(Monday programme follows)

 

 

Registration – 7.30pm

‘World in a Bowl’ Dinner bowls available from the Greys Ave Deli – $10 a bowl

 

TENT

7.30pm

Music/café Shesh Besh Café

Shesh Besh

Morrocan Inspired Food!

Plate from $10 Licensed Bar

 

7.30 – 8.30

Live music Jonathan Besser and The Truppman Brothers

 

TENT

7.45 – 8.45

Coins: History of Civilization in the palm of your hand – explore some old coins connected to ancient Jerusalem and beyond’ – Donald MacCulloch

 

TENT

8.00 – 9.45 Feature FILM: What a Wonderful Place: Director – Eyal Halfon 1hr45mins.

In the dead of night somewhere along the Israeli border near the Dead Sea, ex-cop Franco rounds up a group of female illegal immigrants to be sold as hookers and domestics by his unscrupulous current employer, local gangster Boss; and so begins the web of many relationships. Inevitably, the paths of these human chess pieces cross, illustrating the pitfalls of a changing world and its deceptive surface of beauty.

 

Cinema

8.00 – 8.40

Short Films:

A Maisseh. 18 mins. Director:Yoad Biran.

The warm relationship between elderly holocaust survivor, Mendel, and Jose his Filipino caretaker is tested when the police begin searching the neighbourhood for illegal immigrants.

Evacuation Orders.. 16 mins. Director: Shoshi Greenfield.

A light film about the painful subject of evacuation and how much Israelis have in common in even the hardest of circumstances.

 

Communal room

(opposite cinema)

8.30 – 9.30

Experience a Feldenkrais® Class

with Caryn Truppman

A series of gentle exploratory movements that create real changes.

For all ages. Bring a mat.

 

 

Music Room

 

 

9:30

 

Film: Tackling Peace – documentary film

 

Director//Producer: Marc Radomsky. 55 minutes

 

On a poorly lit rundown soccer field at the edge of the Gaza strip, a group of Israelis and Palestinians are engaged in combat. They battle, not with gun, rocket or bomb, but with the Sherrin – a torpedo shaped red leather football. This film takes us on an amazing journey – from Israel to Australia, from hopelessness to hopefulness, from hostility to harmony! Must see!!

 

Small Shul

8.45 – 10.15

Feature FILM: The Cemetery Club – 90mins. Director: Tali Shemesh.

At times wickedly funny, at others poignantly human, “the film is a low-key chronicle of a group of Jerusalem oldsters who every week carry plastic lawn chairs to the Mount Herzl cemetery to discuss poetry, philosophy, the world situation and eat lunch. Against this humorous backdrop, the director candidly explores the close ties between two elderly ladies who survived the Polish ghetto and Auschwitz. This audience enchanter has enjoyed success at screenings worldwide.

 

Chumash room

(opposite cinema)

8.45 – 9.45

Israeli Book Club. Join us and find out what other community members are reading, share or swap books with friends and other Limmud conference goers, enrol to join a book club. Please bring a book (Jewish themed or not) and be prepared to either lend it out or swap it permanently. Come and join the open forum discussion or simply grab a nosh and stay to listen to a potpouri of different bookworms share their reviews.

 

Greys Ave Deli

9.15 – 10.00

Live music Jonathan Besser and The Truppman Brothers

10.00 on…

Jam Session for musicians – bring your instruments…

 

TENT

10.00 – 10.25

Short Film – Director: Ilan Eshkoli. The Orthodox Way: 25 mins.  A romantic comedy about dating the orthodox way. Eli, who is single, goes out on a blind date to please his aunt. But everything that could possibly go wrong, does

 

Cinema

 

 

 

 

Monday 23 August

 

 

Start

 

Stream A

 

Stream B

 

Film

9.00 – 10.00

Luca Quaglia

Secrets & Mysteries: The Jewish Calendar  EA

Ittay Flescher

Music as midrash: Jacob’s Ladder meets Bob Dylan

MR

Marti  – a passionate eye

(documentary by Shirley Horrocks)

cinema

10.15 – 11.15

Evelyn Jaffe with Sue Berman

No way to Say goodbye – the community of Bolivia

EA

 

Chris Milton

Spiritual Development of the Child

MR

Moshe Naor

4 Things I learned from Luke (Skywalker)

JS

11.30 – 12.30

Debbie Miller

What compels us to Tikkun Olam? Imperatives from the text

MR

Meital Asher-NaorWhat’s love got to do with it? Love & the Jewish world.

EA

Paul Turner

One God: A Limmud Chavruta Experience

JS

12.30 – 1.15

LUNCH

 

 

1.15 – 2.15

Melanie Landau

Returning to your True Self – Rav Kook on Teshuvah

EA

Scott Copeland

Prophets, priests & iPads: What makes a visionary leader?

MR

Donna Jacobs Sife

Jacob & the Angel – Bringing text alive through Performance JS

2.30 – 3.30

Carvin Knowles

How Jews invented Movie Music

EA

Taghi Derhamy/ Bruce Keeley/Melanie Landau

Exploring Identity:  One Muslim, One Christian, One Jew, One Room

MR

Boruch Zaichyk

The Here and the Hereafter – An  analysis of the Halachic and Kabbalistic view

 

 

JS

3.45 – 4.45

Shmuel Kopel

Love your Fellow as Yourself: is it Possible?

JS

Scott CopelandZionism: A fiery Collection of Arguments

MR

No way to say Goodbye(documentary about Bolivian Jewish community) with Evelyn Jaffe

cinema