Part Conference, Part Festival, All Worthwhile
This Memorial Day weekend, the non-profit organization Limmud Colorado will celebrate all things Jewish with their third annual weekend-long conference. Hundreds of Jews from Colorado and throughout the country will gather on the scenic campus of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to engage culturally, spiritually, and socially at an event that is part conference, part festival, and part Jewish camp for all ages. Limmud Colorado celebrates the diversity of Jewish life by offering opportunities to explore art, worship, culture, film, text, the outdoors, music, dance, humor, history and food, all in a Jewish context and in a scenic Colorado setting.
Limmud, which means ‘learning’ in Hebrew, sparks creative conversation among all segments of the Jewish community and connects Jews of all ages, backgrounds and experiences,” said Beth Steinhorn, Limmud Colorado’s Executive Director.
“Limmud Colorado is pluralistic and thrives on the diversity of our Jewish world,” said Lisa Bornstein, the conference Chair and one of the many volunteers who put the conference together. “From traditional to progressive, Limmud Colorado will feed your mind and nourish your soul.”
All the details of the annual conference are designed, developed, and delivered by community volunteers. This year’s volunteer teams have put together an exciting and diverse array of program options, including:
- Internationally-known musician Neshama Carlebach.
- British performance artist Rachel Rose Reid, a 27-year-old storyteller for the modern era.
- University of Haifa Professor Zach Levey
- Historian Deborah Lipstadt, author of “Denying the Holocaust” and Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University
- Text scholar Raphael Zarum, head of faculty at the London School of Jewish Studies
- Author and teacher Alan Morinis, faculty at the Mussar Institute and author of “Everyday Holiness”
- Activist/Scholar Jay Michaelson, author of “Everything is God: The Radical Path of Nondual Judaism”
Limmud Colorado provides a dynamic festival of choices and events, allowing each participant to create a customized experience.
By design, Limmud Colorado will have activities for all ages. Registration includes three nights’ accommodations on campus (in dormitory suites with private baths per suite; single rooms are available for an additional fee), all meals (Kosher, supervised) from Friday dinner through Monday lunch, unlimited access to programming, and children’s programs and childcare. Families are encouraged to attend together, as “Camp Limmud” for ages 4-12 and “Limmud K’tan” for ages 0-3 are designed to provide even the youngest Limmud participants with meaningful and fun learning experiences.
Limmud Colorado is also pleased to participate in the MazelTot program, a Rose Community Foundation grant initiative to connect young families to Jewish life and to each other. If you live in the Denver/Boulder metro area, have a child below the age of 5, and have never attended our conference before, you may qualify for MazelTot discounts, which are valued at 50% of registration up to $400. Check out the MazelTot website for details.
Limmud Colorado will take place over Memorial Day weekend, May 28-31, 2010 at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Registration is available online at www.limmudcolorado.org. EARLY BIRD PRICING GOOD THRU MARCH 16! Scholarships are available. Information: Beth Steinhorn at (303) 908-2785 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Limmud Colorado
Limmud Colorado’s mission is to organize an annual multi-generational, volunteer-led festival of Jewish learning, culture, and art. Limmud Colorado is a new Jewish non-profit organization in Colorado, but the first Limmud event was held over 25 years ago in the United Kingdom. Since then, Limmud has spread to dozens of cities around the world, including Moscow, Toronto, Istanbul, Berlin, Cape Town and New York.