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What are YOU doing this winter?

I’ve never been to Jewish summer camp (but I hear it rocks!). And the most Jewish learning I’ve done at a Jewish school was one summer spent at Pardes and an ultra-Orthodox conversion school in Israel. If I could, I would have already run away for a year (or two, or three) to learn in Israel but in the meantime, I make due with the most awesome, exciting Jewish conference on the face of this Earth (you know, the New York region)…

Limmud NY!!!! (The 2010 conference will be held at The Hudson Valley Resort in Kerhonkson, NY over Martin Luther King Weekend 2010, Friday January 15 – Monday, January 18, 2010.)

I’m also a big fan of Limmud LA when I’m on the West Coast.

But if you’re not in New York or Los Angeles and you wish you could spend a weekend doing some serious (and seriously fun) Jewish learning, don’t worry, there’s probably a Limmud out there for you so check out the Limmud Website for further details.

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2 thoughts on “What are YOU doing this winter?

  1. Hmph, there is no Limmud in Calgary. Silly Toronto gets all the good stuff, thought I am from there originally, so if my reading week coincides with Limmud Toronto, I will totally attend.

    Also, BSG gets way more amazing later on. There are so many levels to the story. Oh, and many of the actors are Canadian, and it was filmed mainly in Vancouver…interesting tidbit of the day!

    I also find it weird that there are no black characters (as per your tweet). But I guess most of Calgary is well..uni-cultural, and so is law school, so I rarely actually question the diversity of what I see. Plus, I grew up in a not so diverse suburb of Toronto. But I am mixed, so perhaps I should be more aware?…something to think about.

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  2. M, I am in love with BSG (Battlestar Galactica). I can do this all winter! šŸ™‚

    Definitely, there is a minor character who is black and female (the gorgeous Dualla) but no major black or even minor black male characters to be found.

    There are many small roles played by black men throughout, however, and I do commend BSG on their diversity otherwise…having strong Latino and Asian characters is something so rarely seen on TV that it made my jaw drop.

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