Times of Israel Presents: Limmud Israel — Tel Aviv After Dark, on Oct. 22
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Times of Israel Presents: Limmud Israel — Tel Aviv After Dark, on Oct. 22

Israeli decision makers and thought leaders to come together on October 22 for launch of Limmud Israel in partnership with the Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly

Limmud Israel -- Tel Aviv After Dark, Monday, October 22, at 7 p.m. (Courtesy)
Limmud Israel -- Tel Aviv After Dark, Monday, October 22, at 7 p.m. (Courtesy)

At the first ever Limmud Israel event, in Tel Aviv on October 22, an array of Israeli thought leaders and decision makers in politics, media, finance, high tech, and culture will offer their visions on the shared destiny of the Jewish people.

The English-language program features Natan Sharansky, Ruth Calderon, Einat Wilf, Ron Huldai, Jon Medved, Michael Eisenberg, David Horovitz, Gil Troy, Sarah Tuttle-Singer, Alon Friedman and Benji Lovitt.

In addition to the top-tier speakers, Golan Heights Winery will give classes on fine Israeli wine tasting, and the Tel Aviv Cantorial School will highlight its young rising stars with performances.

Limmud Israel — Tel Aviv After Dark will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 22, at the Brodt Center for Jewish Culture in Tel Aviv, in partnership with the Jewish Federations of North America, Am Yisrael Foundation and more.

Natan Sharansky. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Limmud Israel is the next step on our journey in expanding the Limmud model in Israel and reaching more communities with what we have to offer,” said Danielle Nagler, interim chair of Limmud Israel.

“We will support existing Israeli Limmud groups, which have already been playing a unique role in their communities and nurturing new Limmud groups. We will be partnering with like-minded organizations who share our values to bring people together to celebrate Jewish culture and learning across the full spectrum of observance, affiliation, and opinion,” Nagler said.

MK Einat Wilf (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)
Former MK Einat Wilf (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Limmud Israel – Tel Aviv After Dark coincides with the Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly (The GA), the premier annual gathering of thousands of top Jewish communal change-makers from the United States and Canada, being held in Israel this year.

“This launch of Limmud Israel is a momentous event for the Jewish people, convening participants from across the country together with communal leaders from across North America,” said Limmud Israel event chair and president of the Am Yisrael Foundation, Jay Shultz.

Ex-Yesh Atid MK Ruth Calderon (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)

“There’s no better place to be hosting this than in Tel Aviv ir ha’kodesh [the holy city]. The White City is the center of the Jewish world today with an important positive spiritual mission to play for our nation. It is an honor to be able to reveal that vibrant reality across the globe,” said Shultz.

Limmud is a cross-communal, multi-generational, grassroots, volunteer-led international network of communities celebrating Jewish learning and culture.

Founded in the UK in 1980, today there are 90 Limmud communities in 42 countries. The Limmud communities in Israel include Limmud Arava, Limmud Galil, Limmud Golan, Limmud FSU Israel, Limmud Haifa, Limmud Jerusalem, Limmud Modi’in, and Limmud Yeroham.

Sarah Tuttle-Singer, new media editor at The Times of Israel. (Dennis Zinn)

“Heartfelt thanks to our partners,” said Limmud chief executive Eli Ovits. “We call on visionary organizations and individuals to join us in order to enable Limmud to reach a new level of impact across Israel.”

Limmud Israel — Tel Aviv After Dark is being produced in partnership with the Am Yisrael Foundation, Times of Israel, Jewish Federations of North America, Municipality of Tel Aviv-Yafo, Brodt Center for Jewish Culture, Tel Aviv International Salon, White City Shabbat, Hillel Israel, Aleph VC, OurCrowd, Golan Heights Winery, Limmud, Limmud Jerusalem and Limmud FSU.

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