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Sunday, May 24
 

1:00pm EDT

If You Could See Cabaret Through My Eyes….
Limited Capacity seats available

Bob Fosse’s Extraordinary Film Version of Cabaret is filled with symbolic and thematic moments that are easy to miss but not hard to analyze. Presenter David Benkof will examine the subtext of four numbers written by the Jewish songwriting team of Kander & Ebb: "Wilkommen," "Tomorrow Belongs to Me," "If You Could See Her," and "Cabaret." Lots to learn for longtime fans and newbies alike.

Presenters
avatar for David Benkof

David Benkof

David Benkof teaches "Jewish Culture 101" twice a week online. His classes (tinyurl.com/BenkofClasses) help students find meaning in cultural products like literature, musicals, art, music, and TV/film. His Jewish culture videos are available at youtube.com/user/DavidBenkof. He lives... Read More →


Sunday May 24, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Zoom

1:00pm EDT

Songwriting and Torah Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

The Torah is called a song.  We're exhorted to "write our own Torah".  We have 50 minutes to write our own Torah, a song! In addition to learning a bit of Torah text, we will explore techniques that inspire creative thinking and songwriting, learn a bit about each other, and make some great connections to the text and eahc other.  This is for you whether you've never written a song or you're a pro songwriter.  Join us for some fun!

Presenters
avatar for Shep Rosenman

Shep Rosenman

Partner, RLG LLP
Shep is an entertainment lawyer representing talent, a songwriter and musician, and an educator about Jewish texts, music, prayer, community building, and negotiations.


Sunday May 24, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Zoom

2:00pm EDT

Building a Better World Through Storytelling
Limited Capacity seats available

A conversation about pop culture, craft, and creativity today. Join Peabody award-winning co-creator of Miles Morales and Jessica Jones, and the current writer of Superman for a free-flowing discussion that will focus on creating better worlds for our future and what it’s like to create characters for others to share. A lively and fun Q and A and presentation.

Presenters
avatar for Brian Bendis

Brian Bendis

Writer of Superman
Peabody award-winning co-creator of Miles Morales and Jessica Jones, and the current writer of Superman.


Sunday May 24, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Zoom

2:00pm EDT

TVGoneJewy: TV's Jewish Renaissance
Limited Capacity filling up

While Jews in Hollywood used to downplay their Jewishness, today’s Jewish writers are reclaiming and reshaping Jewish identity on-screen. #TVGoneJewy can be overt or subtle, dramatic or comedic, shocking or sincere, and sometimes is more “Jewy” or “Jew-ish” than traditionally Jewish. And audience reaction to this increase in Jewish representation is sometimes ecstatic, sometimes critical. So what do we look for in Jewish representation on TV? We’ll look at clips from TV shows (and maybe a movie or two) and talk about how Jewish identity is being portrayed on TV and in the world.

Presenters
avatar for Esther Kustanowitz

Esther Kustanowitz

Esther D. Kustanowitz is a writer, editor and consultant. She is a regular contributor at the Los Angeles Jewish Journal and at J.: The Jewish Weekly of Northern California. She co-hosts The Bagel Report, a podcast about Jews and entertainment, and is a casual scholar of #TVGoneJewy... Read More →


Sunday May 24, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Zoom

3:00pm EDT

The Jewish World Of Leonard Cohen Through his Life and Songs
Limited Capacity full
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Leonard Cohen was a fellow traveller for so many of us and a true Canadian icon. In a tribute to Cohen’s six decade career we will explore his background, look at the religious aspect of the man and see some slides and listen to his songs and poems.

Presenters
avatar for Peter Sevitt

Peter Sevitt

Peter Sevitt lives in Toronto and is a lover of year round informal Jewish education,and brings his passion and enthusiasm to all that he does. Brought Limmud to Canada, the first NA Limmud, in 2004 and on the Limmud NA Board



Sunday May 24, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Zoom

3:00pm EDT

Who doesn’t love a crunchy kosher pickle?
Limited Capacity seats available

From Katz’s Deli in New York, to Cantor’s In Los Angeles, have you ever wondered why pickles are served at these traditional Jewish restaurants and what their connection is to Judaism? Did you know that pickle juice is referenced in the Talmud, and cucumbers are mentioned twice in the Torah (spoiler alert: in Numbers and Isaiah). Here’s where you will find those answers!!

The history of pickles goes back more than 3000 years, and in this class you will learn about the historical connection of pickles to our European ancestors, and their subsequent bringing them to North America. Our guide on this briney journey Avram, will not only share with us the history of pickles, he will also teach us the “how-to” of pickle-making. He will show us how to make a proper brine in the Jewish tradition, a proportioned mixture of salt and water essential for the pickling process. You’ll be instructed on how to recognize the use of various spices to create a specific flavor profile, the proper technique for cutting the cucumbers, and the pickling process itself.

It's time for you to make your own homemade pickles for your next holiday party.

Presenters
avatar for Avram Mandell

Avram Mandell

Founding Executive Director, Tzedek America
Avram Mandell is the founding director of Tzedek America. Tzedek America transforms lives, strengthens Jewish identity and changes the world through immersive social justice experiential education. Prior to his pioneering work with Tzedek America, he served as Director of Education... Read More →



Sunday May 24, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Zoom

4:00pm EDT

Producing Our Stories, On Screen and Off
Limited Capacity seats available

How do we tell the story of our life? Join Hollywood producer Howard Rosenman for a personal narrative that begins in Jerusalem’s Old City and ends with beloved films like Call Me By Your Name and Father of the Bride. How do Rosenman’s personal experiences influence the stories he tells on screen, and how can you pitch your own personal narratives?

Presenters
avatar for Howard Rosenman

Howard Rosenman

Producer
Howard Rosenman has created over 43 films, which have been recognized with an Academy Award, multiple Peabody Awards and honored at Sundance, Berlin and Cannes Film Festivals. He is best known for films such as CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (Oscar for best adapted screenplay and has won over... Read More →


Sunday May 24, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Zoom

4:00pm EDT

Spice It Up with Deb: A Live Cooking Class Experience
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Debbie Kornberg for a live cooking class where you are in your kitchen and Debbie is in hers and together you cook together in real time. Learn how to cook with spices, discover some new recipes, pick up a few new cooking tips and the best part is you will have a complete meal ready to serve by the end of the class. Menu includes: Za’atar Baked Salmon with Tzatziki Dip, Pistachio Rice and Roasted Vegetables. This course includes 30 minutes of prep time where we will chop, dice and prep all of our ingredients together followed by a one hour live cooking class. Total class time is 1.5 hrs.

Presenters
avatar for Debbie Kornberg

Debbie Kornberg

Owner, Spice it Up with Deb
Debbie’s enthusiasm for spices began at an early age in her grandmother’s kitchen. She used these experiences as a catalyst to experiment with new flavors and eventually launch her own spice company, SPICE + LEAF. Prior to SPICE + LEAF, Debbie owned and operated The Spice Way... Read More →



Sunday May 24, 2020 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom
 
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