Lishmah Sussex III

Introducing Lishmah Sussex Series 3 – a four-week programme of

Jewish learning for its own sake

Thursday, 10 October – Thursday, 31 October 2013, 7:00PM – 9:15PM

Following the two successful Lishmah Sussex series, we are proud to offer this third cross-communal study programme. Inspired by Sussex Day Limmud, Lishmah Sussex 3 presents a wonderful variety of local speakers and a wide range of topics from Jewish history to practical Jewish response

Weekly programme

SESSION 1: 7:00 – 8:00pm     Choose from ONE of the following:

The Separation of Shul and State                              Gabriel Webber

Judaism and democracy, Judaism and politics, Judaism and pluralism, Judaism and government. Not necessarily things that we associate with our religion, but this course will look at Jewish texts and perhaps find a link after all. The course will have a focus on discussion and deliberation – as do many of the texts! – exploring Jewish values and history, from debates in the Talmud to the modern-day State of Israel.


Hebrew: The Gateway to the Torah                          Rabbi Elli Tikvah Sarah         

This course is for everyone – from total beginners, to those who can read Hebrew, and would like to read and understand the Hebrew of the Torah. We will spend the first 45 minutes working individually and in pairs at your level, with my guidance. We will then spend 15 minutes analysing the Hebrew of a key verse in the Torah.

The Conflict between the Church the Synagogue      Rabbi Vivian Silverman         

This course will introduce students to the Church Fathers and explore how Christianity became openly hostile to the Synagogue between the 5th and 11th centuries.


8:00 – 8:15pm Refreshments


SESSION 2: 8:15 – 9:15pm     Choose from ONE of the following:

Writing our Worlds                                                     Claudia Gould

Four creative writing sessions to explore our memories, indulge our imaginations and express our inspiration: 10thZachor: memory and creation; 17thMakom: roots and settings;  24th Halom: our dreams, our knowledge;  31stRuach: breathing on the glass.

The Limmud Chavruta Project presents… One          Gordon and Michelle Kay


The theme of One is an essentially Jewish concept: One language, One God, One People, One World. Each week we will explore one of these themes, delving into some selected texts in English and Hebrew from the Limmud Chavruta Project. In each session we explore and discuss ideas about what it means to be Jewish and how we relate to the world. Chavruta, which means ‘partnership’, is a deeply traditional form of Jewish learning, focused on transformation rather than knowledge. “Who is wise – one who learns from all people” said the sages. We welcome all, whatever ability, to join us.


The Z word reloaded                                                  Rabbi Andrea Zanardo


What does Zionism  mean? How to be Zionist in a multicultural world? Let’s read together writings of well-known and lesser-known Zionist thinkers and together, searchfor answers. Or maybe, other questions.












Dyke Road, Hove BN3 6FG

(corner Dyke Road and Old Shoreham Road)


v Free parking available on site

(car park accessed from Old Shoreham Road side)

v wheelchair accessible

v lift

v Buses 14C. 27 stop outside College.

v No. 7 bus is 5 minutes walk from the Seven Dials


v Weekly programme offered at £4 per week, or £12 in advance for the whole programme

v Tea & coffee included


Contact lishmahsussex2@yahoo.co.uk for information and registration

(or register on arrival)


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