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Saturday, February 13


Downtime With Drisha
Studied at Drisha? Never heard of it? All are welcome to join & connect with Drisha faculty and alumni! Drisha is a leading center for study of classical Jewish texts and has profoundly affected the lives of students from across the US and abroad. Drisha provides students of all ages and backgrounds with the opportunity to encounter texts in a serious, intellectually rigorous, and inclusive manner. Its dedication to teaching Torah to women and men has strengthened Jewish lives and communities.

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Neesa Berezin-Bahr works at Drisha. She previously worked for the OU’s JLIC and studied Linguistics/Anthropology at NYU. She learned in Drisha's Kollel and at Midreshet Lindenbaum.

Sam Lebens

Samuel Lebens holds a PhD in philosophy from the University of London, and Orthodox Rabbinic Ordination after spending a number of years in various Israeli Rabbinical Schools. These days he teaches philosophy at Rutgers University and teaches all sorts of Jewish texts and topics at... Read More →

Saturday February 13, 2016 5:15pm - 6:15pm


Game Zone
Shabbat is the day of rest--but Limmud NY takes play seriously! Hone your acting, strategy, or detective skills with an array of games on the mezzanine, and prepare to engage other LimmudNYiks in friendly 'competition.'

Saturday February 13, 2016 5:15pm - 6:15pm


Limmud Incubator
Get a sneak peek at what happens behind the scenes at Limmud NY. Brainstorm new ideas for future conferences. Come hear some of the funniest stories that never made it to the public, while pitching new ideas and resources to enhance next year’s conference. We want to hear from you!

Saturday February 13, 2016 5:15pm - 6:15pm


Seuda Shlishit
The Shabbat experience wouldn’t be complete without the mellow and meditative “Third Meal” made popular by the Kabbalists. Join us for a spirited, thoughtful, and melodious gathering and light meal.

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David Ingber

David Ingber is the founder and spiritual director of Romemu in New York City, a mystical, progressive, open-hearted, and integral Jewish community that promotes human flourishing in body, heart, mind, and spirit. Rabbi Ingber is a disciple of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, founder... Read More →
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Avi Weiss

Avi Weiss is founding rabbi of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale – the Bayit, and founder of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah and Yeshivat Maharat. He is also co-founder of the International Rabbinic Fellowship. Rabbi Weiss served as National Chairman of the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry... Read More →

Saturday February 13, 2016 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Ballroom III


Limmud NY 'Bat Mitzvah' Karaoke
Join your old and new Limmud NY friends for a special celebration of the 12th LNY! Sing karaoke all night long to your favorite cheesy Bar Mitzvah party tunes with some of your favorite LimmudNYks!

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Shira Dicker

Shira Dicker is a restless writer-at-large, captivated by contemporary culture. She has written for newspapers and magazines both local and national. As a publicist specializing in the intersection of religion and culture, Shira has created attention-grabbing campaigns for her clients... Read More →

Saturday February 13, 2016 11:15pm - Sunday February 14, 2016 1:00am
Sunday, February 14


'Reading Rainbow' Room
Searching for meaning or relaxation? Take a look: it's in a book. Enjoy a small selection of books or bring your own, and enjoy reading in a companionable and hushed environment with your fellow LimmudNYiks!

Sunday February 14, 2016 7:30am - 8:15am