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LimmudVan ’15 is a coproduction of Limmud Vancouver and the Vancouver Jewish Community Center.
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Sunday, February 1 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Panel: I’m not a farmer, I don’t live in Israel, why should I care about Shmita?
This 90 minute session will explore how shmitta is relevant for 21st Century Canadian society. Text study and debate, a panel featuring a farmer, economist, realtor, rabbi and more, plus information on Shmitta initiatives across Israel and the United States. This fun, eduational and practical session will inspire you and give you the tools to turn this ancient practice into a modern reality.

Note that this is a 90 minute session. 

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Michael Barkusky

Michael graduated from Herzlia High School in Cape Town, South Africa in 1972 and obtained a BA (Honours) majoring in Economics,  at the University of Cape Town in 1977. He came to Vancouver in 1980, and obtained an MBA at the University of British Columbia in 1982. In 1985, he obtained... Read More →
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Noam Dolgin

Noam is an expert in sustainable living and Jewish sustainability ethics. He works as a Realtor in Vancouver helping people find homes that reflect their needs and values. Previously, Noam taught across North America about the Jewish environmental and social responsibility. More infomation... Read More →
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Ilana Labow

Ilana Labow co-directs Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society, growing community-engaged market gardens on schoolyards and public spaces. Ilana received urban farming and community development training with the internationally renowned urban agriculture organization Growing Power (Milwaukee... Read More →
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David Seidenberg

Creator of NeoHasid, NeoHasid
Rabbi David Seidenberg is the creator of neohasid.org and the author of Kabbalah and Ecology: God's Image in the More-Than-Human World. He first started researching Shmitah as a college freshman in 1982 and has been teaching seminars on Shmitah since 1993.
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Nili Simhai

Nili Simhai has served for fourteen years as Director of the Teva Learning Alliance, a program dedicated to teaching at the nexus of Judaism and Outdoor Environmental Education.   A 2009 winner of the Covenant Award for excellence in Jewish education, Nili is considered an authority... Read More →

Sunday February 1, 2015 2:15pm - 3:45pm PST
Gym Eric Hamber Secondary School