Young Limmud

Children ages 3-12 are invited to join us all day for special programming just them! Our young participants, split into two age groups, will have the opportunity to connect to Judaism in a fun & engaging multi-sensory space through art, cooking, music, immersive Hebrew, and dramatic storytelling.
Click here to register. young-limmud-scheduleSelected Presenter Bios:

Susannah Beckett has been a performing member of ComedySportz since 2007. She received her theater degree from Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Following college, she toured the east coast in original productions with The KingFisher Theatre Company. She joined her first improv troupe in Boston Massachusetts, Kitsch-in- sink,  in 2005, and has been delighted to be part of the art form ever since. As an instructor she has worked teaching improv classes at Hedgerow Theater. She has taught teacher and student workshops for the Non-Profit  “ Yes! And…” and the group Story Up! -both organizations that work to improve student’s learning skills through the use of the arts. Through her work with ComedySportz , Susannah has had the opportunity to lead Team Building workshops for camps,  corporate groups and others, including the U.S. Department of Energy and the Girl Scouts. In her other work, environmental restoration, Susannah is delighted to use her improv skills to lead students on nature hikes and volunteers in forest restoration efforts. Susannah is active in Interfaith Work, has served on the Philadelphia Bahai Arts Task Force and is honored to participate in and learn from LimmudPhilly this year.

Liat Curca is the Hebrew specialist working for Perelman Jewish Day school.She teaches the Hebrew immersion program for preschool children ages 3-6, singing songs, playing games, read a story and make sure the kids are having Fun – all in Hebrew!

Rabbi Chaim Galfand is the School Rabbi for Perelman Jewish Day School where he works with the community of students, families, and faculty. He challenges people to move beyond perfunctory engagement with our tradition’s liturgy and teachings and to instead turn toward meaningful encounter with God, the text, and each other.

Shayna Marmar is the founder of Honeypie Cooking, a small cooking education business started in the Bay Area, now based out of Philadelphia. Through her work with Honeypie Cooking, Shayna develops and teaches interactive food- and skill-access programs, curriculum, and classes to all ages and intergenerational groups. The recipes are designed to feature the use of healthy ingredients in practical, creative, and joyful ways. In addition to her work and partnerships with Honeypie Cooking, Shayna is the Co-Chair of the 2016 Hazon Philly Food Festival. Hazon is an international organization with a focus on building Jewish community through food, sustainability, and wellness. The 2016 Hazon Philly Food Fest, held on December 11th at Congregation Rodeph Shalom on Broad Street, will be the fourth annual event in Philly of this kind. It is a vibrant, family-friendly day.