If it's Presidents' Day weekend, it's time for Limmud Chicago 2013! Jewish learners from all over town will gather for the 4th annual festival of Jewish learning that is unique in the Chicago metropolitan area. Nowhere else can you find the entire community in one place, sharing passion for Jewish learning. Limmud, which means "learning" Hebrew, is a global phenomenon, with almost 60 Limmud events around the world.
This year's Limmud will take place Feb. 16 to 17 and will feature something new, as the festival kicks off Saturday night for the first time, with laughter, beats, and dancing at the UIC Student Center East. Comedian Joel Chasnoff premieres his new piece "G.I. Joel: A 24-year-old Stand-up Comic from Chicago Gets Drafted into the Israeli Army." You can also view a film with the Chicago Israeli Film Festival, or dance the night away with Stereo Sinai.
Limmud Chicago will continue on Sunday morning at 9:00 am, also at the UIC Student Center East, and will feature over 80 amazing sessions of Jewish learning including presenters such as Wayne Hoffman, author and Managing Editor at Tablet Magazine, and Trina Robbins, award winning "herstorian" and writer. Topics range from text to history, arts and culture, to contemporary community. Two highlighted tracks this year are "Jewish Love" and "Jewish Chicago," with featured presenters in each of these areas.
Tickets for Limmud are available through the website, and can be bought for either Saturday night or Sunday alone. However, discounts available for registering for both Saturday and Sunday. Reduced parking for both days is available upon registration. Visit www.limmudchicago.org for more information on registration.
Limmud Chicago is an independent, pan-denominational, all-volunteer organization dedicated to the creation of engaging opportunities to experience and celebrate Jewish learning and culture. Be part of the global Limmud phenomenon at the 4th annual Limmud Chicago conference. Wherever you are, Limmud will take you one step further on your Jewish journey.