LimmudFest 2021 LimmudFest 2021

Spirituality

Saturday, March 13, 2021

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LimmudFest Havdalah
Rabbi Judy Ginsburgh
Rabbi Judy Ginsburgh
B'nai Israel, Rabbi
Rabbi Sydni Rubinstein
Rabbi Sydni Rubinstein
Agudath Achim, Rabbi
Rabbi Barry Weinstein
Rabbi Barry Weinstein
Temple Sinai, Lake Charles, Rabbi
Rabbi Todd Silverman
Rabbi Todd Silverman
Touro Synagogue, Associate Rabbi and Director of Life-Long Learning
Happie Hoffman
Happie Hoffman
Temple Israel, Memphis, Cantorial Soloist

In a normal year, LimmudFest includes a full weekend of services for all denominations in addition to the days of learning. We decided not to offer LimmudFest-specific services this year, but this Havdalah session will be a perfect taste of spirituality in our shortened event. Featuring Rabbis, Cantors, and other Jewish leaders from across the Gulf South, we will come together (virtually) to sing, pray, learn, and kick-off LimmudFest 2021!

Sunday, March 14, 2021

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Making Waves: NOLA's New Mikveh & You
Rabbi Lexi Erdheim
Rabbi Lexi Erdheim
Gates of Prayer Synagogue, Assistant Rabbi
Rabbi Josh Pernick
Rabbi Josh Pernick
Beth Israel NOLA
Jessica Rosenberg
Jessica Rosenberg
Rising Tide Open Waters Mikveh Network, Director
Rabbi Bob Loewy
Rabbi Bob Loewy
Gates of Prayer Synagogue, Rabbi Emeritus

New Orleans is building a community mikveh! But what is a mikveh for anyway? Join Rabbis Josh Pernick and Lexi Erdheim along with Jessica Rosenberg of the Rising Tide Open Waters Mikveh Network to learn about the history and development of the mikveh from the Torah through today. We will explore contemporary re-imaginings of the mikveh and consider how you might use our community mikveh. Rabbi Bob Loewy will share updates about the progress of the mikveh and answer questions. 

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Spirit and Justice: Jewish Spiritual tools to deepen our commitments to Justice
Dani Levine
Dani Levine
Avodah, National Program Director

Join us for an exploration of the role of Jewish spirituality in our work for justice. Dani will share tools and learning from her participation in the Inside Out Wisdom and Action Project Ovdim Fellowship. (https://www.insideoutwisdomandaction.org/meet-the-leadership-cohort). Participants will have an opportunity to try out some spiritual practices and apply them to their own justice work. We'll look at text, we'll look at Musar, and we'll look at how we can use these tools in the service of committing ourselves to ongoing Justice work.

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The Jazz Amidah
Rabbi Deborah Silver
Rabbi Deborah Silver
Shir Chadash, Spiritual Leader
Meryl Zimmerman
Meryl Zimmerman
Shir Chadash, Education Director

We say the Amidah every day - but did you know that once upon a time it was jazz? Back in the day, it was up to the leader to improvise the prayer around a set of themes. Join Rabbi Deborah Silver and jazz musician and teacher Meryl Zimmerman to produce a Shabbat Jazz Amidah of our own!

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Art @ Home: Beautifying Pesach
Shoshana Madick
Shoshana Madick
Avodah, Jewish Professional

Come root into your artistic expression and Jewish practice. We will be using tea art, talking herbs, sharing prayers, and creating pieces to support our Jewish Prayer ritual practice. All ages, all levels are invited to create a meaningful space together.

Access Session Resource Sheet here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aRwNS8ieLmJyN_ou--C3yhTxDwhsbtNmuOZEh4MMfAQ/edit?usp=sharing