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Limmud is the Hebrew word for learning. Limmud SA is a community of learning where South African Jews can learn and share ideas, regardless of their affiliations or levels of Jewish knowledge. It is exciting, dynamic and diverse. Limmud makes accessible some of the world’s most dynamic Jewish educators, performers and teachers at annual conferences around the country. Limmud is organised almost entirely by teams of volunteers. We believe there is space for everyone to contribute in their own unique way.

Limmud is a extraordinary experience we‘d like invite you to:
Limmud Johannesburg Conference
Friday 4th – Sunday 6th August 2017
Indaba Hotel Fourways 
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Rabbi Schell will lead both Progressive Shabbat services during Limmud and will
give a talk on the topic of his rabbinic thesis: Adoption: A Jewish Perspective

This session explores the Jewish perspective of adoption focusing on how Jewish tradition deals with orphans and how traditional halachic approaches clash with modern practice. The latter half of the session will include a debate on whether adoption is a valid way to fulfil the first commandment of the Torah to multiply and fill the earth. (Sunday 6 August 14:15-15:15)

Mazal Tov

  • To Darryl Egnal on the marriage of her brother, Warren Egnal to Connie Lee.
  • To Martin and Lesley Rosenberg on the marriage of their son, Adrian Rosenberg to Nikki Friedman.
  • To Greg, Ruth and Janis Jordan on the birth of a granddaughter and niece, Shoshana, in Namibia, daughter to Kelly and Jacques Crowther and sister to Ariellah.


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