Limmud Bay Area 2015 at Sonoma State University
Limmud Bay Area 2015 at Sonoma State University

Limmud Bay Area brings immersive Jewish learning, registration closing soon

Limmud Bay Area, the annual weekend festival of Jewish learning, convenes June 28-30 at Sonoma State University, where more than 60 presenters will facilitate interactive learning on a wide range of subjects, from the spiritual to the physical to the metaphysical. Registration closes June 20.

Themed workshops will be presented by Jewish leaders from the U.S. and Israel. Sessions will cover Israeli tech innovation, ecstatic dance, Israeli cuisine, the physics of tennis, Jewish pop culture and one called “How to Spot a Typical Israeli.” Legal scholar and prominent Zionist Alan Dershowitz will be in conversation with former U.S. District Judge Abraham Sofaer, and J. television columnist Esther Kustanowitz will lead three sessions. Traditional and experimental prayer services will be intertwined throughout the festival’s schedule.

Limmud is a multinational network of organizations that promote Jewish knowledge and community through volunteer-run programming.

Limmud Bay Area will be held from Friday, June 28 to Sunday, June 30 at Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. Discounts are available. For registration and information, see limmudbayarea.org.

Tova Ricardo
Tova Ricardo

Tova Ricardo is a student at Columbia University and the former youth poet laureate of Oakland. She was J.'s 2019 summer intern.