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Identity & Global Culture [clear filter]
Friday, February 13

1:00pm EST

The Art of Transformational Leadership: The Jewish Way
This session will explore the art of transformational leadership, which begins with identifying fundamental gaps and ends with orchestrating change. We will discuss the unique way in which Jews undergo transformations.


Gidi Grinstein

Gidi Grinstein is the founder and president of The Reut Institute and the author of Flexigidity: The Invisible Hand of Jewish Adaptability. He served as secretary and coordinator of the Israeli delegation to the negotiations with the PLO between 1999-2001 under Ehud Barak. Gidi is... Read More →

Friday February 13, 2015 1:00pm - 2:15pm EST

2:30pm EST

Passover Origins: How We Got to the Seder
The Seder Plate didn't always look the way it does today. Neither did Matzah. Discover some of the origins of the Passover Seder and the foods associated with it. From Greek and Talmudic roots to American history, these have influenced the development of one of the central rituals of the Jewish calendar as well as its cuisine. Learn about customs from around the world that you include in your Passover celebrations.


Shelley Cohney

Shelly Cohney is an Australian lecturer and tour guide with specialities in food, history, Israel, and Jewish customs. She is a tour guide in Australia and Israel and lectures at the Jewish Museum of Australia as well as at culinary colleges and various charities. Her time is split... Read More →

Friday February 13, 2015 2:30pm - 3:45pm EST
Monday, February 16

10:00am EST

Pondering Yovel and 50 Years Since the Six Day War
The Jubilee/Yovel is the year at the end of seven cycles of shmita (Sabbatical years). Yovel has some special laws: all slaves were set free and all sales of land were returned to the original owner or their heirs in the 50th year. June 2016 will mark the beginning of the 50th year since the Six Day War (June 1967). In this session we’ll explore the practice of yovel and in doing so create an authentic Jewish language to discuss the approaching 50th anniversary of the Six Day War.


Sally Gottesman

Sally Gottesman is at Limmud with her three children, her partner, and her parents... and feels very lucky! For 15 years she was a consultant to non-profit organizations following working for the Israel Women’s Network and New Israel Fund and receiving an MBA from Yale. Co-founder... Read More →

Monday February 16, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am EST