Limmud re-brands to become a festival
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Limmud re-brands to become a festival

Annual Jewish event of learning and culture switches from being a conference, as an expanded programme is announced

Limmud conference participants light Chanukah candles in December 2016
Limmud conference participants light Chanukah candles in December 2016

Limmud 2017 in Birmingham started to take shape this week, with the announcement of speakers and details of a new street food dining experience.

Organisers said presenters and performers for the 36th cultural event, taking place 24-28 December, would include “unorthodox” columnist and essayist Mark Oppenheimer, Israeli singer Shai Tsabari and New Yorker Erin Zaikis, who founded Sundara Fund, a sustainable soap recycling initiative active in India and Myanmar.

A re-branding exercise this year sees Limmud turn from a ‘conference’ into a ‘festival,’ as well as an expanded programme for families and young teens programme and a greater emphasis on celebrating volunteers.

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