• Limmud China- Part of Something Bigger

    by  • 13/05/2014 • AJL News, Communities, Education, Events, Limmud • 0 Comments

    Limmud China, a JDC initiative, recently concluded its third annual festival in Beijing. For the 160+ participants, hailing from relatively tiny pockets of Jewish life, it was the chance to connect and be part of something bigger - both joining a worldwide family of Limmudniks and helping to create a network of Asian Jewry.

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    The sessions were as varied as the backgrounds of the presenters themselves covering topics that included: Irish dancing, Krav Maga, Jewish Hungary, linguistics and the Jews of India. 

    The first day concluded with a panel discussion of leaders representing communities across the region.

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    Representing Hong Kong, I was lucky enough to be included in this session too. 

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    All the panel participants echoed a similar sentiment – the desire to build better connections with others in the region. Living in small communities spread over a large geographic area, this is of vital importance. Helping to build connections between the communities has always been at the core of Asian Jewish Life's mission and something we will continue to work towards. Limmud China proved that we are certainly not alone in this. 

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