Day of Jewish Learning

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Co-presented by SUNY Ulster and the Jewish Federation of Ulster County, the third annual Day of Jewish Learning will be held on November 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the College Lounge, Vanderlyn Hall on SUNY Ulster’s Stone Ridge campus.

This event features stimulating lectures, discussion, & participatory activities for all ages led by area spiritual and lay leaders. The Keynote presentation will be given by dynamic Jewish Educator, Lex Rofes. Kosher lunch and a Jewish-themed book exchange are included.

The Day of Jewish Learning is based on the international model created by LIMMUD, which means “learning”.  Area spiritual and lay leaders will teach on a wide range of subjects including: “Hasidic Tales” with always popular presenter, Rabbi Hanoch Hecht; “Like everyone else, only more so -Judaism, Jews, and Universalism” presented by Accord resident, Lawrence Bush, Editor of Jewish Currents Magazine; “Jewish Ways of Mourning and Caring for the Dead (chevra kadisha)” presented by Rabbi Zoe B. Zak and Bernard King-Smith; “Interpreting Biblical Images on Ancient Coins” by Bob Messing; as well as sessions with music, kosher snacks & lunch, a Jewish subjects book exchange (NO sacred texts please), and activities for children ages 6-12.

Registration is open to people from all backgrounds. Online advance registration at is encouraged. Cost is $20 for adults and $15 for teens and students. Door admission is $25 for adults and $18 for teens and students. Children under 12 are free. Admission includes a Kosher dairy lunch and snacks.  For additional information, contact the Jewish Federation of Ulster County, or (845) 338-8131.

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