SPECIAL FOR THE AJT //
Interested in spending some time outdoors and learning something new? Then you might consider traveling to Clayton, Ga. next week and attending LimmudFest at Camp Ramah Darom.
The fifth annual event, organized by Limmud Atlanta + Southeast, is part of an international movement, Limmud, with a history that stretches back three decades.
Drawing from some of the best and most eclectic talent both from the Southeast and around the world, LimmudFest is one of the most unique and engaging experiences available to Jews of all denominations in this region of the country.
LimmudFest is a volunteer-driven weekend with presenters from a diverse array of backgrounds. The goal is to foster a community of learning and sharing of experiences from lay community members to accomplished academic and religious scholars.
Presenters include musicians, playwrights, comedians, authors, Torah scholars, and professionals engaging in a teaching experience for the first time.
A full-time program for children, Camp Limmud, is another special feature that provides a great experience for the entire family.
With a special focus on getting ready for the Jewish New Year, this year’s LimmudFest sessions include music, text study, dance, Jewish ritual, Israel, social justice, parenting, arts, environmentalism, comedy, food and outdoor activities.
For the first time, LimmudFest will have a Young Adult Development (YAD) program catering to Jews ages 22 to 30, and a special program called Limmud L’Am for adults with developmental disabilities.
“Since moving to Atlanta seven years ago, Limmud has become such a vital connection to the Jewish community for my entire family,” said Mindy Binderman, the chair of Limmud Atlanta + SE. “It really is a reflection of the diversity of Atlanta’s Jewish community and the environment is so welcoming that it lets people craft their own experiences and do as much, or as little, as they want.
“LimmudFest is something we look forward to every year and I could not imagine my Jewish life in Atlanta without it. As my daughter Mollie said, ‘I want to take my kids to Limmud when I am a mommy. And, if it doesn’t exist then, I will recreate it!'”
LimmudFest, Aug. 30-Sept. 1; Camp Ramah Darom outside of Clayton, Ga. For additional information about classes, presenters and cost, check online at LimmudSE.org