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Saturday, Sunday, and Monday: Congregation Rodeph Sholom, 7 W. 83rd Street, New York, NY 10024

Friday night: Romemu, 165 W. 105th Street, New York, NY 10025

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Friday, February 15


Friday Night Dinner and Tisch
Join us for Shabbat dinner followed by a tisch. Tisch (Yiddish for “table”) is the Hasidic custom of gathering around a table to share songs, meaningful words, and drinks -- all activities that warm up participants inside and out! Prepare to experience the best of Shabbat and Limmud NY all wrapped up in one exuberant and uplifting session. 

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David Ingber

David Ingber was named by Newsweek as one of the top 50 most influential rabbis in the U.S. and by the Forward as one of the 50 most notable U.S. Jews. He promotes a renewed Jewish mysticism that integrates meditative mindfulness and physical awareness into mainstream, post-modern... Read More →
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Dianne Cohler-Esses

Dianne was the first woman from the Syrian Jewish community to be ordained as a Rabbi. She graduated from JTS in 1995, where she was awarded several fellowships and a prize for academic excellence. Since that time she has served as an educator, scholar-in-residence, and administrator... Read More →
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Leon Morris

Leon Morris is the President of Pardes and is the first alumnus to head the institution (Year Program alumnus ’94-’95; Summer Program alumnus ’93 and ’94). Leon made aliyah with his wife Dasee Berkowitz and their three children in June 2014, after serving as the rabbi of Temple... Read More →

Friday February 15, 2019 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday, February 16


Musical Havdalah
Havdalah is always a highlight at Limmud NY, bringing our community together in a spirited and spiritual musical celebration. Join us to mark the transition between the end of Shabbat and the beginning of the week with a musical havdalah featuring Isaiah Rothstein and his band Zayah. 

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Isaiah Rothstein

Isaiah Rothstein serves as the Rabbi-in-Residence for Hazon. Growing up in a multi-racial Chabad family in Monsey, NY, Isaiah is pulled towards building platforms for Jews of all backgrounds to celebrate their identities and affinities -– together -– with the rest of community... Read More →
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Zayah (pronounced "zaye-uh") is a musical collaborative that believes individuals, communities and the world at large heal, gather and communicate best through rhythm and song, and that music has the power to bring vitality to our species -- providing healing and social transformation... Read More →

Saturday February 16, 2019 7:30pm - 8:15pm
Schafler Forum (Basement)


From Hallelujah to Hatikva to Rocky: Israeli and Jewish Themes Through Music and Pop Culture
Come experience a musical and cultural journey through this interactive multimedia master class.  We will explore how Israeli and Jewish themes are pervasive in our culture, what makes these themes so powerful, and consider how their meaning has evolved over the past 2000 years. The inspiration for this master class is based on Bodi’s  internationally performed original composition “Hope Beyond,” in celebration of Israel’s 70th.

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Sam “Bodi” Bodenheimer

Bodi is a composer, producer, and singer who has worked in music and Jewish music for 25 years. He is the founding director of Spicerack Music, which performs at weddings, corporate events, and bar/bat mitzvahs, and also composes and produces music for film, TV, advertising and pop... Read More →

Saturday February 16, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 1 & 2 (5th Floor)


Niggun as Meditative Journey: A Transformative Practice
Explore the opportunity to dig deep into the recesses of our beings through the framework of niggun, the mysterious world-shifting chant of the Hasidim of Eastern Europe. Taught by a student of this tradition since birth, join us to uncover the mystical aspects of niggun and apply them to our personal lives through an ongoing practice of self-discovery.

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Rishe Groner

Rishe Groner was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia in the Chabad-Hasidic tradition. Now a first-year rabbinical student at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, her career has involved Jewish, arts, and corporate circles as strategist, event producer, marketing director... Read More →

Saturday February 16, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 11 (5th Floor)


Concert and Jam Session
Join us for a musical jam session! Hang out with new and old friends while you grab a drink at the bar. 

Saturday February 16, 2019 11:59pm - Sunday February 17, 2019 1:00am
Schafler Forum (Basement)