Limmud AZ education day returning to ASU

The third annual Limmud AZ, a daylong smorgasbord of Jewish learning, will be held Sunday, Feb. 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Arizona State University Memorial Union Student Conference Center in Tempe.

Limmud AZ will include dozens of workshops, discussions, art, music, performances and text-study sessions, with each participant choosing six options.

Highlights of the 2017 event will include presentations by:

• Rabbi Ben Kamin, author of 11 books on human values, civil rights and spirituality

• Iris Krasnow, author of six books on relationships and personal growth, including “The Secret Lives of Wives”

• Ezra Glinter, award-winning journalist, critic, translator and biographer

• Julia Tarney, author of the memoir “My Son Wears Heels,” and a speaker, educator and advocate for LGBTQ youth

• Robert Watson, historian and author of more than 40 books on history and politics.

Limmud, which means “to learn” in Hebrew, is a worldwide movement that started in Great Britain in 1980 and has grown to more than 84 Limmud communities in 44 countries around the world.

While communities create Limmud events that are unique to them, all communities are asked to subscribe to the core Limmud values that highlight the organization’s mission and promise: Wherever you find yourself, Limmud will take you one step further on your Jewish journey.

The cost for the day-long program, which includes lunch (dietary laws are observed), is $36 per adult with registration by Dec. 31; after that date, the cost is $50. For adults under age 40, the cost is $25; college students are $18; students ages 12-18 are $15; and Camp Limmud for kids ages 4-12 is $15. Registration and complete program information is available at limmudaz.org.