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From Buenos Aires to Bristol – The history of Limmud, the global Jewish educational phenomenon
13th March 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm£3 - £6
With Bristol holding its first Limmud event in June 2018, it’s time to hear what makes Limmud so remarkable. Founded in 1980, Limmud has spread all over the world, empowering Jews of every stripe and type to take control of their own learning. It has pioneered modes of participatory leadership and how different Jews can learn and work together while fully respecting their deepest held differences. Still controversial amongst some for its unparalleled approach to inclusion, there are now Limmud events in over 85 places in 44 countries across the world, creating new educators, offering a model for grown up Jewish life everywhere and introducing Jews to each other, who often lived next door but never spoke.
Clive Lawton is one of the co-Founders of Limmud and served as its first Executive Director for 7 years till 2006 and subsequently as a Senior Consultant. Recognised with an OBE, Clive is acknowledged as one of the world’s leading Jewish educators as well as an international advisor on the development of educational leadership and issues of diversity. In the early 1990s Clive was responsible for the grant that first established Davar and spoke at its inaugural event. He has been a Headteacher, Chair of an NHS Hospital Trust, a governor of the Metropolitan Police, an advisor to the Home Office on Race Equality issues and a regular on Radio 4’s Thought for the Day. He is currently CEO of the Commonwealth Jewish Council, a magistrate, scholar in residence at London’s flagship JW3 Cultural Centre, and has authored about a dozen books.
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