(photo credit: JPost Staff)
The impact of the civil rights movement on Jewish America and the world will be
among the many issues debated at Limmud NY, a four-day Jewish educational
conference that starts on January 13.
About 700 people are expected to
attend the annual gathering at the Hudson Valley Resort in Kerhonkson, New York,
in Ulster County over the Martin Luther King weekend.
“Limmud is a global
phenomenon that brings together Jews of all ages, backgrounds, political views
and lifestyles through exciting, transformative events filled with Jewish
learning, performances and discussions – a celebration of all things Jewish,”
said Karen Radkowsky, founder of the Limmud branch in New
Participants at the educational event will have a smorgasbord of
panels to choose from. Jonathan Wolf, director of the Institute for Jewish
Activism, will explain how Jewish Americans today can take part in completing
MLK’s vision; Jewish Theological Seminary grad Michael Weiss will discuss God,
Google and how the perception of the former is influenced by the latter;
Consul-General of Israel in New York Ido Aharoni will analyze Israel’s
relationship with its neighbors, and Paul Berger of The Forward
will speak about
the mysterious disappearance of a letter written by US president George
Washington to the Hebrew Congregation of Newport, Rhode Island.