For most students, summer is a break from their studies.  As it is for educators - though we often use the time to reflect on our teaching that was and plan for our teaching to come.


But that doesn't mean great learning can't happen in the summer.  Growing up, my most profound Jewish learning experiences occurred not during the school year, but at summer camp.


Next weekend, I'm going to a mini-Jewish summer camp for all ages - Limmud Bay Area.  Now in its 3rd year, Limmud is a giant Jewish learning festival in a camp-like atmosphere.  About 500 people of all ages gather and learn together (and teach one another).  I think of it as sort of a Woodstock for Jewish learning.


Jewish LearningWorks is a proud and enthusiastic partner with Limmud.  We help educators participate, some of us teach, and all of us learn.  If you haven't yet registered and you are available Sunday-Monday, July 13-14 - perhaps you'll consider learning with us and several hundred other of your soon-to-be closest friends.


From early morning till late each night, choose from 8-10 simultaneous sessions in any given hour-on topics ranging from Talmud to psychology, from film to Bible, from "Food, Wine and other Sensual Delights" to Peoplehood and Israeli politics. Eat delicious food that's locally sourced and strictly kosher. Learn from renowned presenters, engage in discussion groups, express yourself in art, and make new friends. 


Here's more info - including a list of  presenters and  sessions


Limmud is close to sold out and has a small number of single rooms available (at $285 registration fee).  


They are investigating obtaining more rooms from Sonoma State and will update their website as new last-minute rooms become available (last day of registration is July 9th).  To be added to the double-room wait list or to purchase one of the singles, click here.


 Hope to see you there!


David Waksberg

CEO, Jewish LearningWorks


Making plans for the school year already?  
Read on for two great opportunities for 
Families with Young Children

Kesher is our community concierge service designed to help families with young children explore Jewish life and community.  A huge success on the Peninsula, Kesher is coming soon to Marin.
to connect in the South Peninsula 
to get connected in Marin.
Shalom Explorer

For families looking for a new way to "do Jewish".

 Get your kids out and about while making new friends 

and learning values and traditions!  


Register Now for Fall


 For more info contact Aliya Fastman 

 or 510 292 9562 


Shalom Explorers is provided by Jewish LearningWorks, the Osher Marin JCC, Congregation Kol Shofar and Congregation Rodef Sholom and funded in part by the Covenant Foundation 

and the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties.

July 2014 /




Limmud Bay Area

From early morning till late at night, choose from 8-10 simultaneous sessions in any given hour - on topics ranging from Talmud to psychology, from film to Bible, from "Food, Wine and other Sensual Delights" to Peoplehood and Israeli politics.  Plus Camp Limmud for Children and Young Teens.

July 28 - August 03
Isabella Freedman 
Retreat Center
Engage in a weekend of physical practice and experiential learning with Julie Emden at the Isabella Freedman Retreat Center.  
Torah study, Iyengar yoga, movement and community. 
August 3
Jewish Community Library
Drop in for a humorous exploration of gay marriage, Jewish identity and continuity, family dynamics, sexuality and fidelity.  Contact the Library to borrow the book.
August 22
Camp Newman
This unique weekend is filled with specialized workshops and activities designed to help individuals and families identify tools to help them in their mourning.   

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