Jewish culture and learning will be highlighted during Limmud New Orleans, which will take place March 18-20 at Congregation Gates of Prayer, 4000 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, and at the Lavin-Bernick Center at Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans.
Among the LimmudFest speakers will be Katherine Romanow, a Jewish food historian; Danny Siegel, an author focusing on tikkun olam and mitzvah projects; and Larry Brook, editor of Southern Jewish Life.
The price of a three-day pass is $90, with discounts for young adults and children. Admission on Saturday night and all day Sunday is $60 for adults, with similar discounts. To register, visit limmudnola.org/ registration.
Limmud New Orleans will include more than 80 sessions, providing participants with the broadest variety of opportunities to learn and explore Jewish culture, arts, practice, text, beliefs and philosophy, from traditional to progressive and everything in between. There will be programming for children. All food at LimmudFest will be kosher under strict rabbinical supervision, and all meals and snacks are included in the registration fee.
LimmudFest includes a Kabbalat Shabbat and dinner at Congregation Gates of Prayer on March 18. On March 19, there will be a variety of Shabbat services, learning, Havdalah and fun. The learning continues March 20 at the Lavin-Bernick Center at Tulane.
LimmudFest 2016 is led by co-chairs Lynne Wasserman and Ann Zivitz Kientz and vice chair Jakob Rosenzweig. Steering Committee members are Aleeza Adelman, Brenda Brasher, Margery Brown, Gail Chalew, Jack Gross, Barbara Kaplinsky, Suzy Lazarus, Matthew Rosenthal, Judy Roth, Bob Simon and Roselle Ungar. Other volunteers are Sue Daube, Cathy Glaser, Rabbi David Polsky, Karen Remer and Lonnie Schaffer.