SOURCE: LimmudBoston


November 27, 2012 09:06 ET

LimmudBoston 2012 Conference Expands for Shabbat

Shabbat: The REST of LimmudBoston

WABAN, MA--(Marketwire - Nov 27, 2012) -  On Sunday, December 2, the annual LimmudBoston 2012 conference celebrates Jewish lifelong learning with over 100 sessions, concerts, panel discussions and community opportunities. To start off the weekend, LimmudBoston ("Limmud" is Hebrew for "Study") has expanded to include 10 different Shabbat (Hebrew for "Sabbath") experiences -- where Sunday's presenters will be speaking in Greater Boston congregations. Details on all of these Shabbat opportunities may be found at

Friday, November 30, opportunities:

  • In a historic first, Congregation Mishkan Tefila, Chestnut Hill will host a creative and musical service led by rabbis from three different movements. Rabbi Shawn Zevit (Reconstructionist) and Rabbi Hanna Tiferet Siegel (Renewal) will lead a Sabbath service along with hosting Rabbi Leonard Gordon, who is trained in the Conservative Movement.
  • Joe Rosenstein, author/creator of the Eit Ratzon prayer books, explores the meaning of prayer at Temple Emanuel, Newton, MA. Rosenstein will also speak at the weekly Saturday morning service.
  • Anne Lapidus Lerner explores, "The Religious Quest of a Secular Writer: The Case of Yehuda Amichai," at Temple Emunah, Lexington, MA after a Shabbat dinner. RSVP requested. 781-861-0300
  • Congregation Kehillath Israel, Brookline, MA, is offering a Shabbat dinner where Frederick Lawrence, the new president of Brandeis University will be speaking. Register at: 
  • Rabbi Goldie Milgram, from Philadelphia, will be discussing the transformative spiritual effect doing mizvot (good deeds) in an interactive, all generation Shabbat service at Temple Beth David, Canton, MA 

Saturday December 1, 2012:

"The inclusion of LimmudBoston scholars in area Shabbat services is a perfect start to a conference devoted to lifelong Jewish learning," says Steffi Aronson Karp, founder, LimmudBoston. 

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