Australasian Union of Jewish Students

Yom Limmud 2016

Yom Limmud 2016


An outstanding Limmud will be held at UNSW on Sunday, 3rd July.

The day features academics, artists, educators, experts and enthusiasts, and an incredible variety of sessions.

For the full program and to peruse the bios of the outstanding presenters, see:

Tickets can be purchased here (Student discount available)

There is also a program for children aged 5-12: Young Limmud

Run down of the day


·         Why the American presidential race is the craziest in decades - thanks, in part, to American Jews Jane Eisner

·         Leaving the West Bank? Mira Sucharov

·         The Bible doesn't say that Joel Hoffman



·         Brain death and organ donation in Jewish law Robert Berman

·         Judaism's glass ceiling? Elenore Levi • Ysoscher Katz • Talya Wiseman

·         Jews and the immigration crisis in Europe Annika Hernroth-Rothstein 


·         What drives me crazy about Israel Haviv Rettig Gur • Benji Lovitt • Elisheva Mazya

·         Election problems? Glen Falkenstein

·         Kabbalah and Halakhah: strange bedfellows or a surprisingly happy marriage? Sharon Flatto 




·         What's wrong with the peace process? Haviv Rettig Gur

·         Rabbi, I have a question ... Benjamin Elton 


·         The portrayal of Holocaust survivors in Israeli cinema Alon Bar David 


·         Who runs the world? Lynda Ben-Menashe • Jane Eisner • Mira Sucharov • Vivian Wineman

·         Jerusalem – a microcosm of Israel Elisheva Mazya

·         Halakha and modernity: friend not foe Ysoscher Katz



·         "Because the Middle East is funny": Exploring Israeli history through its comedy Benji Lovitt

·         Right of return Annika Hernroth-Rothstein

·         Sydney's Jewish future? Caelan MacBeth • Tarryn Hersh • Avia Madar • Danny Yaffe