Jews from across Southern California will converge on a Costa Mesa hotel Feb. 15-18 for a non-denominational, eclectic conference on Jewish life and learning, organizers say.
About 600 Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, Orthodox and secular Jews are expected to attend the gathering, known as LimmudLA, said Shep Rosenman, a Los Angeles entertainment attorney who is the conference’s co-chairman. Similar events have been held in New York, London and elsewhere but this is the first for Southern California.
"On a personal level, Limmud is about allowing every Jew to move forward one step on their Jewish journey," he said.
"On a communal level, it’s about building a community that speaks to different facets of the Jewish experience and Jewish life."
Participants will be able to choose among more than 250 lectures and workshops, including sessions on Jewish history and rituals. There are light topics such as Jewish comedy and heavier ones such as Talmud studies.
More information is available at www.limmudla.org
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