Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Yom Limmud 2015 in Santa Fe

A Day for Northern New Mexico: The Jewish communities of Northern New Mexico gather at Santa Fe Community College for Yom Limmud: A Day of Jewish Learning, Arts, and Culture.

Yom Limmud
Santa Fe Community College
Sunday May 3 ~ 1:00 pm

Modeled after similar events around the country, this celebration will begin with a keynote by visiting scholar Dr Andrée Aelion Brooks, speaking on "Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean."

Dr Brooks is a journalist, author, lecturer and former columnist for the New York Times. An Associate Fellow at Yale University, Dr. Brooks specializes in Jewish history. Her books include a biography of Doña Gracia Nasi, The Woman Who Defied Kings (currently in pre-production for a TV mini-series), Maimonides: Man vs. Myth, The Ancient Roots of Cultural Judaism, and Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean.

Following the keynote, attendees may choose two workshops from the sessions listed below. The afternoon will include light refreshments and time to schmooze.

  • The Silver Lining: Contemporary Judaica, from Revolution to Today (Jim Cohen)
  • Was She or Wasn't She? Dona Teresa versus the Inquisition (Victoria Erhart)
  • The Pew Foundation's Portrait of Jewish Americans (Dr. Bette Novit Evans)
  • Ruth: Royalty and Loyalty (Naomi Israel)
  • Moon Landing and the Holocaust: The Lost Letters Connection (Melinda Hess)
  • Timeless Inspiration, Guidance and Strength from the Women of the Bible (Sara Novenson)
  • Legendary Klezmorim (Steven Ovitsky)
  • Poetry of the Daughter of New Mexico Conversos (Isabelle Sandoval)
Come one, come all for a special
Jewish afternoon in Northern New Mexico! 

Yom Limmud is sponsored by the Gaon Institute for Tolerance Studies, with partial support from the Jewish Federation of New Mexico.

Tickets for the program are $12 in advance or $18 at the door. Click here to purchase. Early registration closes April 26.

For more information, email yomlimmud2015@gmail.com.

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