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At LimmudLA you’ll make great connections, socialize to your heart’s content and learn a lot of pretty amazing things. You’ll also meet like-minded Jews with diverse interests and get a jump on different ways to get involved in Jewish LA. Did we mention the music and dancing? The late-night café? Don’t miss out on all the fun, learning and adventure that is LimmudLA.
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Confirmed presenters include:

Caryn Aviv

Sociologist at the University of Colorado at Boulder, author of New Jews: The End of the Jewish Diaspora, director of Storahtelling in Colorado, and co-founder of Jewish Mosaic

Shmuley Boteach
“America’s rabbi,” a television and radio host, and author of 23 books
on relationships, values, and spirituality

Joel Chasnoff

Stand-up comedian and writer, and author of the comic memoir The 188th Crybaby Brigade
about his year as a combat soldier in the Israeli Army

Arthur Kurzweil

Author of Kabbalah for Dummies, a Jewish genealogist, professional magician, and coordinator

of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz’s Talmud Circle Project

Clive Lawton

Co-founder of Limmud in the UK and a long-time Jewish educator and education consultant in Britain

Amy Jill Levine

Amy Jill Levine, author of The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus and a self-described “Yankee Jewish feminist who teaches in a predominantly
Protestant divinity school in the buckle of the Bible Belt”

Yavilah McCoy

Yavilah McCoy, an Orthodox, African-American Jewish educator and founder of Ayecha,
a nonprofit organization focusing on multi-dimensional Jewish identity

David Saperstein

Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and Newsweek magazine’s most

influential rabbi in the United States

…And more! New presenters are being added daily.

We’re looking for more outstanding presenters. Contact us today!

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Early bird discounts are available through December 31, 2010.
Scholarship applications are due December 31, 2010.

Payment plans are available.

About Luke Ford

Raised a Seventh-Day Adventist at Avondale College in Australia, Luke Ford moved to California in 1977. He graduated from Placer High School in 1984, reported the news at KAHI/KHYL radio for three years, attended Sierra College and UCLA, was largely bedridden by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for six years, and converted to Judaism in 1993. From 1997-2007, Luke made his living from blogging. Living by Beverly Hills (, he now teaches the Alexander Technique (moving the way the body likes to move). Lessons cost $100 each and last about 45 minutes. In 2011, Luke completed a three-year teaching course at the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles. His personal Alexander Technique website is Luke is the author of five books, including: » The Producers: Profiles in Frustration » Yesterday’s News Tomorrow: Inside American Jewish Journalism
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