Robin Kahn – My Day At Limmud
Posted on December 7, 2015
This morning the TI faculty and I had the chance to spend the day learning about all things related to Judaisim. On behalf of the faculty, thank you TI for supporting our professional development and Jewish journeys. A few highlights of my day:
-Learning with R. Aaron Pankin, president of HUC. R. Panken’s sessions was on the uses of the word Hanukkah (meaning “dedication”) in the Torah; reading the story of Hanukah from the Book of Maccabees (which is NOT in the Hebrew Bible) and then a later description written by Josephus. Finally we looked at references to Hanukah in the Mishnah and Talmud. One of the many colleagues I got to catch up with today was Leslie Grossman.
-Learning about how chocolate is made and fair trade chocolate. This session ended with a taste test – YUM! We’ve got some fait trade gelt at TI. Let me know if you would like to purchase some. It’s important to support fair trade busines
-A Leading Prayer and Teaching Songs session. This was something I have wanted to learn about for may years! I picked up a lot of practical tips which I know I will use when I lead tefila for the kids on Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
-Learning how my own Interfaith book group, Daughters of Abraham, came to fruition
just after 9/11.
-Learning about creating Jewish art with Mordechai Rosenstein.
What a day of Torah Lishma – learning for the sake of learning!