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Call for Presenters – Limmud Chicago 2012 Conference

September 26th, 2011 Comments off

What is Limmud?Limmud, the Hebrew word for “learning,” is a volunteer run celebration and festival of Jewish thought, arts, culture, life, learning and teaching. Participants come from a wide variety of Jewish backgrounds, affiliations, denominations, circumstances and orientations. The Limmud model is built on the premise that everyone has something to learn and everyone has something to share. What’s more, Limmud is a multi-generational, multi-denominational, diverse and inclusive event, welcoming all types of Jews and creating a community of learners.

What does it mean to be a Limmud presenter?

A Limmud presenter is both a teacher and participant. As a presenter, you will offer a 60 minute interactive session on a topic of Jewish interest—cultural, religious, geographic, or political. Any topic that has a Jewish connection is fair game: pop culture, literature, music, film, history. Limmud Chicago 2012 features two specialized tracks: Diversity and Sustainability. The Diversity track addresses all the ways that Jews are diverse including observance, appearance, economics, geography, race, and ethnicity. The Sustainability track asks the question: Where in Jewish life can you plug in to Sustainability? Sessions in the Sustainability track could include the following topics: “What the Torah says about food waste” “Jewish Urban Gardening” “What does it meant to be Eco-Kosher?” and more. Before and after your session, you participate in sessions throughout the day as a member of the Limmud learning community.

How do I submit a proposal?

Go to the FAQs page and follow the directions available.  All presenters must also be registered as conference participants. Conference registration will open in November. Watch the website, facebook, and twitter for details.

Questions? Email the Program Team at program@limmudchicago.org.

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