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Sunday, February 17 • 10:30pm - 11:45pm
Yaffa & Esther's Excellent Limmudventure: A Judeo-Cultural Odyssey

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Jewish comedy is a tradition as old as the Talmud. But don't take our word for it - join us for a conversational, potentially controversial collision of pop culture, tradition, text, feminism, technology and Jewish identity, reflected through re-enacted scenes (or YouTube clips) of movie dialogue and their Talmudic parallels. Most sources and YouTube clips will be in English (unless we find a really awesome one in Hebrew). Some Talmud sources and movie dialogue may not be rated PG.

Presenters
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Yaffa Epstein

Rabba Yaffa Epstein serves as the Director of Education, North America for the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. She received Rabbinic Ordination from Yeshivat Maharat and holds a Law Degree from Bar-Ilan University. She has studied at the Pardes Kollel, the Advanced Talmud Institute at Matan and the Talmud Department of Hebrew University. Yaffa has been a teacher of Talmud, Jewish law, and Liturgy at Pardes for over a decade, and has served as... Read More →
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Esther Kustanowitz

Editor / Contributing Writer, GrokNation / The Jewish Journal
​Esther D. Kustanowitz is a Los Angeles-based writer and consultant specializing in social media, pop culture​ and ​Jewish community​ conversation. She is the Editor of GrokNation.com, a blog and web community founded by actress, neuroscientist and mom Mayim Bialik. Esther is also a Contributing Writer at the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, where she writes on topics including comedy, grief, Jewish leadership and social media... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 10:30pm - 11:45pm
Passaic B 15th floor conference center