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Sunday, May 24 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Opening Celebration!

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The opening celebration of Limmud North America's Festival of Jewish Ideas! Hosted by Mayim Bialik and featuring Obama speechwriter Sarah Hurwitz, as well as performances by Benji Lovitt, Deborah Sacks Mintz and Rabbi Josh Warshawsky. The conference continues after with over fifty individual sessions taught by leading change makers, educators and entertainers.

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Mayim Bialik

Actress, Scientist, Mother
Mayim Hoya Bialik is best known for portraying Bette Midler as a child in “Beaches” as well as her subsequent lead role as Blossom Russo in the early-1990s NBC television sitcom “Blossom.” Bialik most recently appeared regularly on the #1 comedy in America, CBS' “The Big... Read More →

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Sarah Hurwitz

Obama Speechwriter
From 2009 to 2017, Sarah Hurwitz served as a White House speechwriter, first as a senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama and then as head speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama. Prior to serving in the Obama Administration, Sarah was chief speechwriter for Hillary Clinton... Read More →

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Benji Lovitt

Since making aliyah in 2006, comedian Benji Lovitt has performed for audiences around the world including Birthright Israel, Jewish Federations, synagogues, Hillels, and more. His perspectives have been featured on Israeli television and radio and in outlets such as USA Today, Time... Read More →
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Deborah Sacks Mintz

A musician, educator, and ba’alat tefila, Deborah Sacks Mintz serves as a resource to communities across North America and beyond who seek to deepen their practice of empowered song and connective prayer. She has served innovative institutions across the country as a teacher of... Read More →
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Rabbi Josh Warshawsky

Rabbi Josh Warshawsky
Rabbi Josh Warshawsky is a nationally touring Jewish musician, songleader, and composer. Josh seeks to build intentional praying communities, and travels to synagogues, camp and schools across the country sharing his music and teachings on prayer. He is originally from Chicago, and... Read More →

Sunday May 24, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
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