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Sunday, February 23
 

11:00am EST

Birkot Ha Ne’enim: Blessing Walk, Noticing the World
Participants will join together outside and embody the Jewish formula for a blessing by doing a blessing dance. We will then take a walk looking at the earth, sea and sky around us, while focused on some birkot ha ne’enim or blessing of the senses. Activities along the trail will help us look for colors, seeds, and other things. This a double session.  Deborah Newbrun’s participation in Limmud Miami is made possible with generous support from The Covenant Foundation. 

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Newbrun

Deborah Newbrun

Jewish Educator, Covenant Grant Winner, Get Set Go Community Adventures
Deborah Newbrun is the co-author of "Spirit In Nature/Teaching Judaism and Ecology on the Trail." She has worked as a naturalist and Jewish educator for the past 35 years and served 26 of those years as Director of Camp Tawonga, a Jewish overnight camp near Yosemite. Deborah received... Read More →


Sunday February 23, 2020 11:00am - 12:50pm EST
Room 126 Koven Center - FIU
  Life

1:00pm EST

Jewish Childbirth
Join this fun workshop where we will present elements of childbirth and focus on inspiring text referred to in Jewish sources. Reverence for giving birth always conjures substantial views. Be uplifted and entertained whether you are pregnant, had a baby or was once born!

Speakers
avatar for Deena Hadar

Deena Hadar

School Director/Rebbetzin/Doula, Temple Moses
Deena Hadar is the founder and director of the Moses Montessori School housed at Temple Moses. As rebbetzin and educator at the Sephardic outreach synagogue on Miami Beach, Hadar is a sought after teacher on subjects relating to applicable Judaism, motherhood and birth. Deena is also... Read More →


Sunday February 23, 2020 1:00pm - 1:50pm EST
Room 110 Koven Center - FIU
  Life

1:00pm EST

Let's talk about "it:" Sex Education for Parents In the Modern Age
If we don't talk about "it," who will? Beyond the birds and the bees, we're talking about sex. Technique and information is key in the "how" to discuss difficult topics with our children and family. Examples including consent, agency, or principles underlying "stranger danger" concerns leading us to prepare our children and family with concrete skills. How do empower our children and give them the vocabulary is key. How we prepare them to interpret warnings so that are not victimized is essential. Difficult subject matter will be discussed, but sometimes we need to talk about the tough topics.

Speakers
avatar for Victoria Lazareva

Victoria Lazareva

MD & Therapist
Victoria Lazareva earned a doctorate in medicine with specialization in pediatrics from Irkutsk State University, Russia in 2003. She is completing a doctorate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Nova Southeastern University. Victoria has been working with medical doctors providing... Read More →
avatar for Amy Miller

Amy Miller

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Argyle Therapeutic Services
For the last ten years Dr. Miller has focused her clinical work on all aspects of sex and sexuality. Working with individuals, couples, and families, she has provided a therapeutic environment where clients can find useful ways to discuss struggles related to their own sex and sexuality... Read More →


Sunday February 23, 2020 1:00pm - 1:50pm EST
Room 120 Koven Center - FIU

1:00pm EST

Living and Leaving Your Legacy --- The Gift of an Ethical Will
Presenter will discuss the value of legacy work. By introducing hands-on and practical ideas, we will begin to create an important tool that honors your life lessons, values and beliefs, and hopes and dreams. This tool will take the form of a legacy letter or an ethical will and will be a gift to yourself and to those whom you love.

Speakers
avatar for Merle R. Saferstein

Merle R. Saferstein

Legacy Educator, Author, Speaker
Merle R. Saferstein was the director of educational outreach at a Holocaust Center in South Florida for 26 years. Since retirement in 2011, she developed and currently teaches a class entitled "Living and Leaving Your Legacy®." She lectures on the subject of legacy nationally and... Read More →


Sunday February 23, 2020 1:00pm - 1:50pm EST
Room 124 Koven Center - FIU
  Life

2:00pm EST

Making Spiritual Sense of Life-Changing Loss
What are the spiritual issues we confront when we lose a loved one? How can we answer questions such as, Why did this happen? How could it have happened? And, Really now, where is God in all of this? The discussion will also examine the main themes of Rabbi Agler's book, The Tragedy Test.



Speakers
avatar for Richard Agler

Richard Agler

Rabbi, Congregation B'nai Israel
Richard Agler was ordained in 1978. He is the founding rabbi, now Rabbi Emeritus, of Congregation B’nai Israel in Boca Raton, FL. He has taught accredited graduate courses in mysticism. His gift for bringing complex ideas to life makes him a speaker in demand. He has published articles... Read More →


Sunday February 23, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm EST
Room 110 Koven Center - FIU
  Life

2:00pm EST

Making Your Home Holy
We find many instances of organization in our Torah: Hashem organized the Creation of everything in just 6 days. Noah organized the building of the Ark and the placement of all its inhabitants. The building of the Mishkan took enormous planning. Moshe created a very useful hierarchy and organizational chart of elected representatives to handle minor issues, while traversing the desert. In this session, you will learn how and why better time management and decision-making skills are important tools for more effective de-cluttering, downsizing and organizing. You will leave with tips to start your project tomorrow.

Speakers
avatar for Rona Trachtenberg

Rona Trachtenberg

Rona Trachtenberg is The Compassionate Organizer. She is a member of NAPO (National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals) in South Florida. Rona is passionate about helping her clients take control of their chaos in order to live healthier, happier lives. Rona is... Read More →


Sunday February 23, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm EST
Room 122 Koven Center - FIU

3:00pm EST

Where in the World Are All the Jews?
Literally, where are we? This well-researched, interactive and entertaining session has been well received at Jewish events worldwide. Participants will gain up-to-date information about the current realities of diverse Jewish communities around the globe. Attendance may leave you eager to jet off to various destinations the moment Limmud ends. Inspiration, information and entertainment are guaranteed; flight tickets are not!  

Speakers
avatar for Joey Leskin

Joey Leskin

Director of Abroad Experiences, KAHAL Abroad
Joey is a Yemeni Jew from London, England. He gained a Masters Degree in International Relations and since then has spent a lot of his time abroad. Joey has visited over 50 countries including two years in Turkey as the Senior Fieldworker for the American Jewish Joint Distribution... Read More →


Sunday February 23, 2020 3:00pm - 3:50pm EST
Room 126 Koven Center - FIU
  Life

4:00pm EST

From Oy Vey to Oh Yeah!
Did you know that Jewish tradition challenges us to say 100 blessings every day? During this presentation, Vismaya will share the steps to go from grumpy to GRATEFUL and how to train your brain to actively look and find things for which to be GRATEFUL. She will show you how to create moments of GRATITUDE in order to reduce stress, deal with challenges and increase joy.

Speakers
avatar for Vismaya Rubin

Vismaya Rubin

Chief Inspirational Officer, Living in Gratitude Today
According to Vismaya Rubin, "Gratitude is like a muscle. The more we train that muscle to look for the good, the more good we find."  Rubin is the founder of Living in GRATITUDE Today and is on a mission to encourage people to exercise their gratitude muscle in order to experience... Read More →


Sunday February 23, 2020 4:00pm - 4:50pm EST
Room 120 Koven Center - FIU
  Life

4:00pm EST

Mindfulness: Where Are You Now?
Today it is known that being in the present moment has a healing effect in people’s lives. This ‘living in the now’ is nothing new as Mindfulness is one of the oldest and basic skills known to humans. Especially Judaism by nature encourages us to be mindful of what we do. In the session, we will re-member this basic skill, meditate and learn some tools to apply mindfulness to our lives.

Speakers
avatar for Eda Birol

Eda Birol

Mindfulness Instructor
After years of training and various certifications in Life coaching, yoga, Kabbalah, Feng Shui (kosher style), Eda decided to anchor in Mindfulness. She has completed the practicum training of Mindfulness and blends all her knowledge and experience into her teachings and coaching... Read More →


Sunday February 23, 2020 4:00pm - 4:50pm EST
Room 110 Koven Center - FIU
  Life